The opportunity to obtain a private high school education can be very rewarding for a student.
A study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics found that private school students had a more demanding curriculum, scored higher on standardized tests and were more likely to attend college.
These benefits do not come without a price, but scholarships are available to help offset the cost and make a private school education more affordable.
Bishop McNamara High School offers scholarship opportunities through the school as well as providing information for some excellent sources of high school funding.
These scholarships are for students entering Bishop McNamara for the first time. Please read application information, requirements and deadlines for all scholarships.
- Aaron Gene (AG) Marshall '14 Memorial Scholarship
- Anthony " Tony" Mammano Memorial Scholarship
- Brother David Andrews C.S.C Scholarship
- Byrne and Osborne Family Scholarship
- Connie Oliver Scholarship
- Erin Ashley Mercer Scholarship
- Eugenia "Toni" Milner Memorial Scholarship
- Gilmore/Chichester Fine Arts Scholarship
- Herndon Family Art Scholarship
- Justina Suchar Garber Memorial Scholarship
- Kevin E. O'Neil Scholarship
- Michael J. Mammano Memorial Scholarship
- Roscoe C. Perkins, Jr. Aeronautical Scholarship
- Sister Sharon Kozuch Memorial Scholarship
- Stewartship Legacy Scholarship
- Unforgettable Spirit Randell Duncan Memorial Scholarship
- Project PRIDE Scholarships
- The P's & Q's Scholarship
Anthony "Tony" Mammano ‘82 was a beloved alumnus, and long-time football coach for the Bishop McNamara Mustangs. Tony was an inspiration, a mentor and a good friend to his BMHS family. His dedication to the School and to his community led to him becoming a BMHS Hall of Fame member and a Caritas winner; the latter being the highest honor that the School can bestow.
This scholarship was established to honor Tony’s legacy and advance his dream of empowering athletes with a “clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose” mentality. An application is required in the spring.
The Byrne and Osborne Family Scholarship was established to honor the lives and memory of John and Doris Byrne and James and Lucille Osborne by their 15 children in thanksgiving for the faith and education their parents provided them.
This grant is provided annually to a student who maintains a minimum 2.6 GPA or higher, is in need of financial assistance and is in good academic and disciplinary standing with the School.
This scholarship is endowed by Mr. Ira Oliver in memory of his wife Connie. This scholarship is presented annually to a Bishop McNamara High School football player who has exhibited excellence in the classroom and on the field of competition. Additionally, the student has proven himself to be a young man of faith and service, a developing leader, and a person of strong character.
This scholarship is endowed by the family and friends of the much beloved distinguished faculty member Mrs. Toni Milner and is offered annually to a young man and woman who demonstrates those qualities of academic effort, co-curricular involvement and service to others that Mrs. Milner so valued and witnessed to her students. Priority consideration is given to students who meet this criteria and exhibit financial need.
The Gilmore/Chichester Endowed Scholarship is possible through the generosity of Mr. John Gilmore and Family. This scholarship is for $500 to support rising seniors who demonstrate an appreciation, aptitiude, and ability in one or multiple Fine Arts Disciplines (Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theatre, Speech and/or Visual Arts).
- Minimum 3.5 GPA
- Is in need of financial assistance. Need is determined by the Financial Aid form required by the School
- Strives for academic exellence
- Demonstrates an appreciation, aptitude, and ability in one or multiple Fine Arts disciplines
- Student who demostrates faith, scholarship, leadership and service
- If possible, rotate between disciplines within the Fine Arts
Recipients of the Scholarship shall be selected by the President, Director of Fine Arts and/or Chair and Vice Principal with input from teachers of the various Fine Art disciplines.
The Herndon Family Art Scholarship shall be presented annually, preferably to a rising senior at Bishop McNamara High School at the discretion of the Art Instructor. The young woman or man who receives this $500 scholarship must exhibit a love for and commitment to the visual arts and remain in good academic standing. Enrollment in a visual arts class is required to receive the scholarship.
The purpose of the Justina Suchar Garber Memorial Scholarship shall be to provide a $1000 scholarship annually for a rising female senior student of the Bishop McNamara High School community.
- A female rising Senior
- Student who demonstrates faith, service and humility
- In good academic and disciplinary standing with the School
- Student will need a Ietter from priest stating they are active and practicing catholic
- Letter needs to be submitted to Campus Ministry by March 1 of each year
- Theology teachers will be asked to make recommendations
- Recipients of this Award shall be selected by the Director of Campus Minister
Terms of the Award
The Award is valid for one year.
The Scholarship is established in memory of Kevin Eugene O’Neil an honor student, a National Merit Scholar, and the recipient of a Morehouse College Presidential Scholarship in 2003. The KEO Scholarship is sponsored by Passports to College, Inc., and by the KEO Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- Male student currently enrolled at BMHS
- Complete Cover Letter (see attached document)
- Submit 2 Page 500 Word Essay addressing this theme (see details in attached document):
My SONshine: Destined for Greatness, the love you give: “Be the change you want to see in the world” - Gandhi
Be sure to download pdfs of both Cover Letter and Essay above for all details. Cover Letter and Essay must be submitted online to email@example.com no later than 11:59 pm on March 25, 2019.
The winner will be announced at the Mother-Son Brunch. The winner must attend the Brunch. The KEO Scholarship Award is payable directly to BMHS or the College/University of the winner to offset tuition and/or expenses related to the student’s education.
If you have questions, please contact Ms. Sharon Alexander via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michael J. Mammano Memorial Scholarship shall be presented annually to a rising senior at Bishop McNamara High School who is a member of the school's varsity football team. The award, in the amount of $1,500 will be given at the discretion of the Administrative Council. The student must be in good academic standing and should possess the qualities of good sportsmanship, a team player, and someone who works hard to achieve his goals. The student should also show a commitment to the studies of mathematics and science. These are traits which truly mirrored the life of Mike Mammano.
The Roscoe C. Perkins, Jr. Aeronautical Scholarship Award will be presented annually to a rising sophomore enrolled at Bishop McNamara High School and is renewable each year to the student for three (3) years as long as the scholarship criteria is met. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has a 2.6 GPA or higher, is in need of financial assistance (Financial Aid Form must be completed by deadline) and exhibits academic excellence in the field of aeronautics, AP Science, AP Math or Engineering. Preference will be given to a student who expresses an interest or desire to pursue learning in the area of aeronautics, space sciences/engineering, AP Science, AP Math, or Engineering. The recipient will be a student who has proven to be of good moral character, active in the community, participating in faith based service.
This scholarship is endowed by the Stewart Family, who have operated the Stewart Funeral Home for more than 100 years. The scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman or man at Bishop McNamara High School who daily lives out the ideals of faith, leadership and service. Financial need is a consideration.
This scholarship is endowed by the BMHS Class of 2000 in memory of their classmate, a man of great spirit, creativity, and character. The scholarship is presented to a sophomore or junior student who develops a solution for youth and/or young adult violence so that we can all make the necessary steps towards peace. Students are invited to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay or artistic program addressing the issue of youth violence. Please watch this student created video of theUnforgettable Spirit Randell Duncan Memorial Scholarship Promo.
The Project PRIDE Programs was established in 1999 as an admissions inclusion program to assist our most profoundly at risk students. The purpose of the program is to begin work with 20-25 incoming 9th grade students who present one or more significant risk factors for school failure. These scholarships are available to these students and have been created to support this program. For more information about the Project PRIDE Program, go to Project PRIDE.
Heather Gossart Project PRIDE Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to one or more 9th grade students who have been accepted into the Project PRIDE academic inclusion program and demonstrates verifiable financial need. Scholarship is renewable annually.
General Steve Stevens' Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is endowed in memory of Bishop McNamara friend and patron General Steve Stevens and is offered to one of more students who exemplify qualities of scholarship, leadership and community involvement. The scholarship is open to all students; however selection preference is given to children of active military families.
The Frederick and Matilde Durling Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship shall be presented annually to two (2) students at Bishop McNamara High School who are enrolled in the St. Joseph Program. This Scholarship is established in memory of Frederick and Matilde Durling who were strong advocates for learning opportunities for everyone. Fred and Matilde, who both helped raise grandchildren with learning disabilities, believed that anything was possible through hard work and prayer, and that your only limitations are those you place upon yourself.
This scholarship is presented to a freshman student who has demonstrated and sustained positive motivation toward learning throughout his/her first academic year of high school.
This scholarship is presented in honor of Mrs. Ressie K. Lamberth and Mrs. Mary B. Muldrow to a freshman student who has demonstrated a zest for learning, a passion for persistence, and a desire to succeed in all things while maintaining the highest standards of personal integrity.
The scholarship for scholar-athlete is presented a to a student who has demonstrated the discipline and focus to pursue both high school athletics and excellence in the classroom.
Leona Beatrice McClain Scholarship
This scholarship is presented to a student who aims to serve others in his/her community, embraces a life of faith and has a drive to further himself/herself through educational achievement.
Reginald J. Brady Scholarship
This scholarship is presented in honor of Mr. Reginald J. Brady whose dedication and commitment to excellence in working with Bishop McNamara High School students on becoming young "Men of Standards" and "Young Ladies of Distinction" is evident in our school community. The student receiving this scholarship represents himself/herself as a reflection of these characteristics.
Harmon Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is presented to a student entering his senior year who demonstrates a love of school, and has served and represented the school with character, honor and zeal.
Domenick N. and Jacquelin H. Ruggiero Service Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a students who demonstrates an exemplary effort to serve the BMHS community and larger local community as a student volunteer.
Holy Cross Brothers Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore who through personal example of conduct, self discipline and service demonstrates those ideals of what a Holy Cross school seeks to be.
This scholarship is presented to a junior who represents a complete student-leader, an example of integrity, character, and strives towards completeness.
Bettie J. Sugars Perseverance Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student who is committed to succeed despite any challenges they may encounter. The student embodies the same spirit as the scholarship namesake, Bettie J. Sugars.
Craig Glover-Hines ‘09 created The P's & Q's Scholarship to give back to an institution that cemented the values instilled in him by his late grandfather, Mr. Thomas Glover, and to acknowledge the inner qualities - the Potential - in all students, which will lead them to their Prime. Thomas was Craig’s hero, and gave him the foundation which established qualities that Craig is passing down to the next generation. Most importantly, Thomas taught Craig how to be the Christian adult that he is today.
Excerpt from Page 67 of P's & Q's The Journey to Becoming Prime Quality--
The most pivotal moment in your life will be when you truly believe that you have potential. That moment is so powerful because your belief is what provokes your purpose and that is what starts igniting your passions. Once your passions are ignited, you become driven and the desire to discover the promises over your life turn into a priority, making your prime the place of peace you never stop pursuing.
This scholarship of $500 will be presented to a student each year meeting the following criteria.
- Strong Character and Faith – reflected in grades & conduct
- Minimum 2.6 GPA
- Rising Sophomore
- Strives for academic excellence
- Demonstrates these qualities:
- Shows Respect
- Family & Community Oriented
- Brings Hope
- Educates Minds & Hearts