Founded by parents Maurice and Mary Hassett for the School’s graduates to study physical sciences.
Dr. Christopher M. Hassett was a graduate of St. John’s at Prospect Hall (now St. John’s Catholic Prep) who earned an undergraduate degree from Bridgewater College and master’s degrees from San Diego State University and the University of California, Los Angeles, which also conferred his doctorate in public health. An accomplished genetic researcher, Dr. Hassett died of heart failure at the age of 50. Dr. Hassett had a passion for science, which will now be passed on to community students through his memorial scholarship fund, The Dr. Christopher Hassett Science Scholarship Fund for St. John’s Catholic Prep. The Fund awards scholarships to graduates of St. John’s Catholic Prep who are majoring in one of the physical sciences at the post-secondary institution of their choice.