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Fine Arts Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarships for Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts

Scholarships are awarded to applying 9th grade BMHS applicants. Scholarships are not available for transfer students.
BMHS offers several Fine Arts Scholarships sponsored by The Fine Arts Department. Scholarships are available in Music, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts and range in amounts averaging $500 to $1000+ per year in either 2 or 4-year increments.
Scholarship information is made available the first week of December, after which the information is available on the BMHS website. Auditions and portfolio dates range from early January to early February.
All Auditions occur here at Bishop McNamara High School.
To recognize and reward the wonderful achievements of our talented applicants.
The scholarships are awarded to students based on ability. The audition/application process is different for each art form.

  • Classical Dance Scholarships - All Genres - Video Submission & potential 2nd Round Live Audition
  • Traditional African Music & Dance Scholarships - Group Auditions
  • Choir Scholarships - Video Submission & potential 2nd Round Live Audition
  • Band & Orchestra Scholarships - Individual Auditions
  • Guitar/Piano/Drum Set - Video Submission & potential 2nd Round Live Audition
  • Theatre Scholarships - All Theatre Experiences - Group Auditions
  • Visual Arts Scholarships - Drawing and Additional Art Forms - Art Portfolio Submission

Scholarships and the Admissions Process

Students interested in Fine Arts Scholarships must submit a Bishop McNamara Admissions Application by December 15. 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.


Fine Arts Scholarship Information and Registration Forms

Step One – Click on the links below under each program selecting "Information & Requirements" to open a printable scholarship information sheet for each program.

Step Two – Click on the links below under each program for the Online Registration Form to register for the audition/portfolio submission.

The Online Registration Period for All Fine Arts Scholarships is between December and January of each school year.

Scholarship Audition/Portfolio Registration can occur any time between December to January (space available on a first come first serve basis! So don't wait too long).

Forms will be updated each year by the first week of December.

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Phone: 301.735.8401
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