The Moreau Scholarship
Bishop McNamara High School proudly sponsors the Moreau Scholarship Program to recognize the academic achievement of outstanding Catholic students. The scholarships are based on the results of the Moreau Scholarship Examination administered by Bishop McNamara High School in January. The program offers the top twelve scholars the following: two full Moreau Scholarships; two Moreau Holy Cross Scholarships of three-quarters of full tuition; two Moreau Founders Scholarships of one-half of full tuition; and six Moreau Merit Scholarships of one-quarter of full tuition. The top two scores are awarded a full tuition scholarship; the third and fourth highest scores are awarded 75% tuition scholarships; the next two high scorers are offered 50% tuition scholarships. The next six are offered Moreau Merit Scholarships valued at 25% of tuition each year. Each award in the Moreau Scholarship Program is renewable for four consecutive years provided that the student maintains continuous enrollment along with his or her high academic standing.
Nominations for the Moreau Scholarship Examination:
Students are nominated by their Catholic middle schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, Archdiocese of Baltimore or Diocese of Arlington to sit for the Moreau Scholarship Examination. Catholic students attending public, independent or home schools may seek nominations from the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic parish in which the student’s family is registered and active. In early November, Bishop McNamara’s Admissions Office sends nomination forms to all archdiocesan middle school principals and all archdiocesan parishes. Principals and Pastors are asked to nominate students who:
- Indicate an interest in attending Bishop McNamara High School by selecting Bishop McNamara as one of their co-choices on the Archdiocese of Washington High School Choice Form
- Represent the top 10 % of the eighth grade class and
- Demonstrate their Christian values in daily life by personal integrity, exemplary conduct and service to others..
Completed nomination forms and completed Moreau Scholarship Applications should be mailed by the Elementary School Principals and Parishes to insure receipt by the Admissions Office prior to December 6th. All nominees must have a completed application for admission on file with Bishop McNamara prior to December 6th.
Students will be required to take a scholarship examination in January. Scholarships will be awarded based upon the results of the scholarship examination. A student may continue to be eligible for this scholarship provided he/she takes honors courses and maintains a 3.5 GPA at the end of each academic year. For more information, contact the Admissions office.
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to a select number of students with documented accomplishments, which may include strong academic records, outstanding community service, and a strong record of leadership. Awards range in amounts from $1500 to $2500. Contact the Director of Admissions, Mrs. Patricia Garber at 301-735-8401 Ext. 113 or Patricia.Garber@bmhs.org.
Fine Arts Scholarships
Several Fine Arts Scholarships, sponsored by Fine Arts Department, are available each year in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts and range in amounts from $1000 to $10,000 over the course of 4 years. The scholarships are awarded to 9th grade BMHS applicants only; they are not available to transfers students.
For more information, go to Fine Arts Scholarships.
The Legacy Scholarship
Students whose parents graduated from La Reine High School or Bishop McNamara High School are eligible to receive a one-time $250 Legacy Scholarship. Students must list the parental name and year of graduation on the application. The Legacy Scholarship will be applied to the tuition of accepted and registered students.
The Frederick M. Gossman Memorial High School Scholarship
Designed to assist members of the Knights of Columbus holding membership in councils within the jurisdiction of Maryland in paying tuition for their sons and daughters at accredited Catholic High Schools; two grants of $1,500.00 per year for up to four years, and one additional grant of $1,500.00 per year for up to four years, funded by the Maryland Knights of Columbus Insurance Advisors, will be awarded. Awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need. The children of deceased member are also eligible, provided the member was in good standing at the time of death. Application period is from October 1 to February 1. All applications must be received by the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee no later than February 1. For scholarship information or applications go to theKnights of Columbus Website or write to Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus , 23004 Timber Creek Lane, Clarksburg, Md. 20871.
The William J. O'Brien, Jr. Memorial Catholic High School Scholarship
Three grants of $1,500.00 per year for up to four years will be awarded. Eligibility for a grant under this program is open to Catholic Students who are residents of the State of Maryland, and to children and grandchildren of a member of a Knights of Columbus council within the jurisdiction of Maryland. Applications must have been officially accepted at or must be students at accredited Catholic High Schools. Application will be judged on academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need. Application period is from October 1 to February 1. All applications must be received by the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee no later than February 1. For scholarship information or applications go to the Knights of Columbus Website or write to Maryland State Council, Knights of Columbus, 23004 Timber Creek Lane, Clarksburg, Md. 20871
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Special Note: Be advised that there is also a scholarship program administered by the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus. For information and application, go to their website at Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus. Children of K of C members of Maryland Councils are eligible to apply to both the Gossman and O'Brien Scholarships above. Grandchildren of members and children of non-members are eligible for the O'Brien scholarship only.