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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

Fine Arts Scholarships

Eligibility, Requirements, & Application Process for
Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts

1 - Fine Arts Scholarships are available for any interested and applying student in the 8th grade.

2 - In order to be considered, a student must have a 100% completed Admissions Application on file  (Applications, Deposits, Recommendation Letters, HSPT Scores, essays, etc.). Please consult the BMHS Admissions Office for the deadline and go to Admissions Process for all information. 

3 - Student and Parent/Guardians will create a SlideRoom Account (This program is used by BMHS for the Scholarship Audition and Portfolio Process).  SlideRoom will open October 31.  Please click below on the program(s) you are interested in and to learn how to start the audition process! 

4 - Student and Parent/Guardians will follow portfolio submission guidelines and dates. Please consult the Scholarship Information below and the SlideRoom portal for details and deadlines.  

Fine Arts Scholarship Information and Registration Portal Links

Click on the scholarship programs below:

IMPORTANT - Deadline for all Scholarship Auditions & Portfolio Submissions is JANUARY 24

Additional Information 

We are so lucky to have many wonderful and talented students audition for our programs. Each year we get approximately 300 applicants. Please understand a few things:

1 - These scholarships are merit, potential, and performance-based. They do not take financial need into consideration. Applicants are also welcome to separately apply for Financial Aid.

2 - If a student is awarded one of our very competitive scholarships, Congratulations! Please know that receiving and accepting the scholarship is contingent upon a student registering and participating with the program for up to 4 years. 

3 - If a student does not receive a Fine Arts scholarship, we still want to welcome them into our program, provided they are accepted to BMHS and decide to attend. Our Fine Arts programs boast an enrollment of over 500 students every year.

4 - Not all students with an interest in the Arts need to audition or apply for a Scholarship. There is another round of auditions and course selections in the spring for students with little or no experience in an art form. We do encourage any and all students with experience to consider auditioning, but we ask that those with little or no experience wait until students are admitted and registered for 9th grade courses.


BMHS Admissions Process

Students interested in Fine Arts Scholarships must submit a Bishop McNamara Admissions Application. An audition for any scholarship does not positively or negatively effect the student's consideration for admittance to Bishop McNamara High School.

Scholarship results will be announced in Admissions Office decision packets sent the end of February.

Don't forget to express your interest in our arts programs by filling out the Class of 2027 Fine Arts Survey!