Christie Green was an ardent supporter of Catholic education and Bishop Diego High School. In addition to teaching at San Roque and Marymount, she also taught religious education to many generations of Santa Barbara’s Catholic youth.
Christie had a lifelong passion for sports and games. Starting at an early age, she was an avid participant, coach, and spectator in many different sports. In every endeavor, Christie always prioritized - and sought to instill in others - the importance of good sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for one's opponent over the eventual outcome of the game. Christie was issued a rare Lifetime Sports Pass by Bishop Diego High School, allowing her to cheer on her beloved Cardinals through the highs and lows of many seasons in many different sports.
In addition to her formal education, capped by the Bachelor's degree she proudly earned at UCSB after raising her three children, Christie believed that travel provided the truest form of education. With family and friends, she traveled to all 50 states and over 50 foreign countries. Each journey was meticulously researched, planned and then archived, and a number of those trips tied into Christie's love of genealogy studies.
As a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and mentor, Christie was greatly admired by all who knew her for her tireless commitment to finding - and then gently fostering - the best qualities in others.
The Christie Green Memorial Scholarship for Lady Cardinals, made possible by the Green family and generous donations from friends made in her name, seeks to award five $1,000 scholarships each year to female students entering grades 10, 11, or 12. To qualify, candidates must exhibit the following characteristics:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Participation in a Bishop Diego sport, leadership role, or other campus activity
- A deep passion for their sport or activity
- The ability to seek out and foster the best in others
- Extraordinary effort in all they do
- An emphasis on fairness
- Love for Bishop Diego High School
Write an essay detailing how they believe they embody the characteristics detailed above, which activities they are involved in, and how they would honor Christie Green’s legacy of, learning, sportsmanship, and a love for Bishop Diego if they were to receive the scholarship.
The applicant’s family must also demonstrate financial need through the FACTS application
for a Personalized Tuition plan. This award is not automatically renewable and must be applied for annually. Essays must be submitted by January 17, 2024 to email@example.com
. Awards will be announced in early March.