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.
Click on any scholarship below for more information. Feel free to contact the Business Office at BusOfc@bmhs
- The Aaron Gene (AG) Marshall '14 Memorial Scholarship
- Anthony " Tony" Mammano Memorial Scholarship
- The Eugenia "Toni" Milner Memorial Scholarship
- Brother David Andrews C.S.C Scholarship
- Byrne and Osborne Family Scholarship
- The Connie and Ira Oliver Scholarship
- Couplin III ‘09/Carmichael ‘09 Scholarship
- The Erin Ashley Mercer '06 Scholarship
- Gilmore/Chichester Fine Arts Scholarship
- The Herndon Family Art Scholarship
- The Kevin E. O'Neil Scholarship
- Knights of Columbus Scholarships
- The Dr. Marco J. Clark & Family Scholarship for Catholic School Educators
- Michael J. Mammano '83 Memorial Scholarship
- The Military Family Scholarship for the Children of Active Duty Members of the United States Armed Forces
- Roscoe C. Perkins, Jr. Aeronautical Scholarship
- Sister Sharon Kozuch Memorial Scholarship
- The P's & Q's Scholarship
- Project PRIDE Scholarships
- Stewartship Legacy Scholarship
- The Teresa Fahle Book Award
- Unforgettable Spirit Randell Duncan Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of beloved alumni, Aaron Gene (AG) Marshall '14, this scholarship is awarded to a student who has an interest and participates in the performing acts programs at Bishop McNamara and/ or in the community. Scholarship is based on financial need, minimum 2.5 GPA, is in good disciplinary standing and is a Fine Arts participant.
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. Student must be a Sophomore or Junior in academic year of award, be in good academic and disciplinary standing, demonstrate financial need and a member of a school sport. An application is required in the spring.
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 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 awarded to a current freshman athlete who strives for academic excellence, has a strong character that holds true to the Holy Cross ideas. Student must be an athlete in Football, Boys' or Girls' basketball, Boys' or Girls' Track and Field, minimum 2.6 GPA in need of financial as determined by the school require financial aid form; strives for academic excellence; has strong character that holds true to the Holy Cross ideals embodied by BMHS; scholarship will remain with students all three years as long as criteria is met.
The Erin Mercer '06 Scholarship is endowed by the Mercer Foundation in honor and memory of their daughter Erin Mercer '06 and is awarded annually to a Bishop McNamara High School student who demonstrates those qualities of faith, scholarship, leadership and service that exemplified the life of Erin Mercer.
Candidates for this award must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need through FACTS financial aid application, and participate in band, orchestra or dance.
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 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.
DC Knights of Columbus Charities
Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia and be attending, or will attend, a private Catholic secondary school.
Applications and related materials must be received not later than January 17, 2020 to be considered. Decisions will be made by February 14,2020.
Please mail applications and related materials to:
P.O. Box 90884
Washington, DC 20090-0884
Or Submit via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact: email@example.com, your local Knights of Columbus
Council, or visit charities.dcknights.org.
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 the Knights of Columbus Website or write to:
Maryland State Council
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee
c/o Phil Asplen
2525 Pot Spring Rd, L-503
Timonium, MD 21093
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 Scholarship Committee
c/o Phil Asplen
2525 Pot Spring Rd, L-503
Timonium, MD 21093
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.
For additional information send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Named in honor of our longtime Principal and President Dr. Marco J. Clark (1997-2020), this scholarship program offers an automatic $2,000 annual tuition discount renewable for all four years for the children of full-time Catholic school educators in the Archdiocese of Washington, Archdiocese of Baltimore or the Archdiocese of Arlington. Dr. Clark and his wife both felt called to minister and serve in Catholic education. In an effort to support those families who have also committed their lives to serving in this meaningful ministry, Bishop McNamara High School formed this grant program. Eligible students must be admitted to Bishop McNamara, are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout their high school years, uphold the highest standards of Christian leadership, and remain in good standing in the school. At least one parent must be a full-time member of the faculty or staff of a Catholic school in the aforementioned regions or work in their central offices to maintain eligibility for this program.
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 Washington Metropolitan area is home to two of the world's most important air bases, Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Bolling, located in Prince George’s County and Southeast Washington DC respectively. As well, located less than ten miles from our Bishop McNamara High School is the Pentagon and several other military agencies of our federal government. Our service and gratitude for these heroes begins right here in our community.
In an effort to support the families of active duty military men and women in the Washington Metropolitan area, Bishop McNamara High School offers tuition discounts for the children of all active duty military families. Students must be accepted and register at Bishop McNamara High School and remain in good standing in order to receive this tuition discount.To be eligible for this tuition discount, at least one parent/guardian must be a full-time, active member of one of the five branches of the armed forces--Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. For additional information send all inquiries to email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
Jochedbed Project PRIDE Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a male student in the Project PRIDE Program who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrates financial need, and is currently being raised by a single mother/grandmother/aunt.
Student must submit an essay of at least 500 words (double spaced; Times New Roman 12) about the sacrifices/obstacles he has faced being raised by his single caregiver; how those challenges (both positive and negative) have impacted him; the overall appreciation he has for the sacrifices which were made on his behalf; how he plans to pay it forward in life.
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.
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.