Betty Hoyer Christian Leader Scholarship

In recognition of Betty Hoyer and her extraordinary leadership during the first 20 years of Holy Cross Lutheran Academy,  we have established a scholarship in her name.  The Betty Hoyer Christian Leader Scholarship Fund was created to fund partial-tuition for a qualified rising 9th grade student at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy. Applicants will apply based on demonstrated middle school Christian leadership and academic merit. Up to $4,000 will be credited to that student’s tuition each year they remain in High School at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy.

Betty Hoyer Christian Leader Scholarship

HCLA’s Mission:
“Strengthening students and families to live a transformed life through Christ”

Betty has been a driving force behind Holy Cross Lutheran Academy from its beginning! In 1984, she began a preschool story time in the original storefront location that Holy Cross Lake Mary started in.  The story time program grew until 1987 when we entered our first permanent building and she started Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool.   She was director and teacher for three years before taking a job with the Orlando Science Center’s education department.  After her departure, the program continued to grow under the direction of several other directors until we added Kindergarten in 1999 and prepared to add another grade each year with plans to go to 5th grade. 

In the spring of 2003, Betty came back to Holy Cross as a 4th grade teacher and principal. At that time we had 24 students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.  Under her leadership, HCLA  continued to grow in enrollment and property.  In 2009 we built a two-story classroom building and added middle school through 8th grade on our current Lower School Campus.  Our middle school program flourished.

In Spring of 2014, we were blessed with the opportunity to purchase a 15-acre school facility.  This allowed us to move middle school to its own location and the next year start a high school program on our Upper School Campus. In May of 2019, we graduated our first high school class!   Through Betty’s leadership, faith and tenacity, HCLA flourished and is poised for continued growth for years to come. 

Train up a child in the way he should go;  even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 

Betty’s dedication to Christian Education and the success of HCLA would be wonderfully honored with your support to establish this scholarship fund.  HCLA’s mission has been greatly impacted by the support of our congregation, community friends and school families.  We look forward to making a difference in the community as lives and futures are changed for the students in our school.

This new scholarship will be made available through application by any qualified 8th grade student and applied to their tuition for their four years at HCLA High School.  Your contributions to this scholarship would be placed in the school endowment fund and the proceeds would be used each year to make the scholarship. As the endowment grows we will have a greater amount available to bless more students in more ways.