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Financial Aid & Scholarship Giving


FINANCIAL AID GIVING

Bishop McNamara High School makes a special appeal this year for giving to student financial aid giving.  Did you know that last year 65% of Bishop McNamara students received financial aid and that the average amount awarded was $3,877.00? Currently, however, the School’s financial aid program meets only 40% of a student’s demonstrated need.  Financial aid giving often makes the difference about whether a student stays in school to fulfill his or her dream to earn a Bishop McNamara High School diploma.  Therefore, make financial aid giving the principal reason why you give this year!

The Bridge of Hope Fund

The Bridge of Hope Fund was created by President/CEO Marco J. Clark '85 with the initial appeal being made at the 2010 Fall Gala. This fund serves as an emergency source of financial aid for seniors whose families have experienced an economic crisis or financial hardship during their student's senior year. The Bridge of Hope Fund helps to "bridge the gap" so that the dream of graduating from Bishop McNamara High School may come true without interruption.  Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and select the Bridge of Hope Fund.

Saint Andre Bessette Tuition Assistance Fund

The Saint Andre Bessette Tuition Assistance Fund, primarily supported by the faculty and staff of Bishop McNamara High School is utilized to assist our freshman, sophomore, and junior families who encounter unexpected financial hardship. The monies secured through this fund can be utilized when one of our families suffers the loss of a parent, loss of a job, or other life crisis that makes it impossible for them to meet their financial obligations to the school.  Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and select the Saint Andre Bessette Tuition Assistance Fund.

The Middleton Scholars Program

Richard “Rick” Middleton served the Bishop McNamara community from 1986 until 2013 with care, compassion, and class.  He was a beloved colleague and devoted mentor to thousands of Bishop McNamara young men and women until his passing in September, 2017 changing the lives of countless Mustangs with his thoughtful words, warm smile, sharp intellect, and good-natured humor.  If Fr. Moreau himself had known Rick, there would have been no doubt that he would have told him, “You are for Holy Cross!"   The Middleton Scholars Program provides a strong support community through guidance, mentorship, and financial aid. Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and select the The Middleton Scholars Program.  

SCHOLARSHIP GIVING 

A major priority for Bishop McNamara this year is to increase scholarship support for exceptional and highly qualified students, particularly those who come from challenging socioeconomic backgrounds who embody the spirit and character of the Bishop McNamara community. Our goal is to insure that 10% of our student population will receive full need-based scholarships to attend Bishop McNamara by 2021. Bishop McNamara stands uniquely positioned to meet this urgent community need and to serve as a model for both Catholic and private schools across the country.  We invite all those who wish to join our efforts to give through one of the following scholarship programs:

BMHS Scholarships

Click on the scholarship name below for more information.

Brother David Andrews C.S.C Scholarship

This scholarship pays homage to the first President of Bishop McNamara High School, Brother David Andrews, C.S.C. Through his commitment to service, dedication to Holy Cross and strict adherence to rigorous academic curriculum, Brother David put Bishop McNamara on its path to excellence.
 

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Brother David Andrews C.S.C Scholarship

Byrne and Osborne Family Scholarship

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.

Ready to give?Go to Make a Gift and and select the Byrne and Osborne Family Scholarship

Unforgettable Spirit Randell Duncan Memorial Scholarship

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 the Unforgettable Spirit Randell Duncan Memorial Scholarship Promo.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Unforgettable Spirit Randell Duncan Memorial Scholarship

Herndon Family Art Scholarship

The Herndon Family Art Scholarship shall be presented annually to preferably 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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Herndon Family Art Scholarship

Sister Sharon Kozuch Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was founded in honor of beloved La Reine High School teacher and mentor, Sister Sharon Kozuch and is offered to an 11th grade woman who exemplifies the qualities of faith, enthusiasm for learning, co-curricular participation, and demonstrates financial need.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Sister Sharon Kozuch Memorial Scholarship

Michael J. Mammano Memorial Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Michael J. Mammano Memorial Scholarship

Carol Welteroth Marvin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is endowed by the Marvin family, in memory and honor of Mrs. Carol Marvin, distinguished educator and exemplary school administrator and is presented annually to an 8th grade student who has been accepted into Bishop McNamara High School, and who has by their personal witness, academic integrity and faith in action enriched their church, school and community. Scholarship selection is based upon a competitive essay. 

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Carol Welteroth Marvin Memorial Scholarship

Project PRIDE Scholarships

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select any of the Project PRIDE Scholarships below.

Willa Benning Scholarship

Created by Dr. Nigel Traylor to honor the Willa Benning families and their commitment to education, this scholarship is awarded to a student who strives for academic excellence and perseveres despite adversity.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Willa Benning Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Frederick and Matilde Durling Memorial Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Heather Gossart Project PRIDE Scholarship

"Focus" Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Focus Scholarship

Lamberth/Muldrow Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Lamberth/Muldrow Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Domenick N. and Jacquelin H. Ruggiero Service Scholarship

Integritas Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a junior who represents a complete student-leader, an example of integrity, character, and strives towards completeness.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Integritas Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Leona Beatrice McClain Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Bettie J. Sugars Perseverance Scholarship

Thorton Family Scholarship

The Thornton Family Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a member of the Men’s basketball team with character and athletic ability. This award is for $2,000 per year.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Thornton Family Scholarship

Traylor/Dubois Scholarship

Created by Dr. Nigel Traylor to honor the Traylor and Debois families and their commitment to education, this scholarship is awarded to a student who strives for academic excellence and perseveres despite adversity.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Traylor/Dubois Scholarship

Walter C. Van der Waag Scholarship

Established by former Principal, Dr. Robert Van der Waag, this scholarship honors his father, Walter and is awarded to a student that displays a hard work-ethic and strong belief in the value of education similar to that of Mr. Van der Waag.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Walter C. Van der Waag Scholarship

Z'ane Davis-Smith Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship

Z’ane Davis-Smith Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the rising Senior in the Fine Arts Program that most exemplifies Z’ane’s spirit and dedication to her craft.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Z'ane Davis-Smith Scholarship

Aaron Gene (AG) Marshall '14 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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Aaron Gene (AG) Marshall '14 Memorial Scholarship.

Erin Ashley Mercer Scholarship

This scholarship is endowed by the Mercer Foundation in honor and memory of their daughter Erin Mercer 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. 

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Erin Ashley Mercer Scholarship

The Keith L. Miller Scholarship

The Keith L. Miller scholarship is awarded to an incoming Freshmen football player who exemplifies the same mental toughness, passion, skill and dedication to football as did Keith L. Miller '89 from whom this scholarship is named.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select The Keith L. Miller Scholarship

Eugenia "Toni" Milner Memorial Scholarship

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.

Ready to give?Go to Make a Gift and and select the Eugenia "Toni" Milner Memorial Scholarship

Connie Oliver Scholarship

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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Connie Oliver Scholarship

Kevin E. O'Neil Scholarship

The Kevin E. O'Neil (KEO) Scholarship will be awarded annually to a male student at Bishop McNamara High School in memory of Kevin O'Neil through a scholarship established by his family and Passports to College, Inc. The honoree will be named annually at the Mother/Son Brunch.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Kevin E. O'Neil Scholarship

(For information about applying to this scholarship, go to Scholarship Opportunities)

The Anthony F. "Tony" Mammano '82 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.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select The Anthony F. "Tony" Mammano '82 Scholarship

Roscoe C. Perkins, Jr. Aeronautical Scholarship

Stewart Family Legacy Scholarship

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.

Ready to give?Go to Make a Gift and and select the Stewart Family Legacy Scholarship

Thomas D. Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Allene Wyatt and Mr. Tyler Wyatt ' 15, this scholarship honors the life and legacy Mr. Thomas D. Wyatt. It is awarded to a senior male who displays a compassion for helping others in the school and or local cornrnunity.

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the Thomas D. Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

The P’s & Q’s Scholarship

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

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and and select the The P's & Q's Scholarship

To learn more about available scholarships for current or prospective students,  contact the Admissions Office at Admissions@bmhs.org or the Business Office at BusOfc@bmhs.org.


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