Financial Aid & Scholarship 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.
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:
Click on the scholarship name below for more information.
- Brother David Andrews C.S.C Scholarship
- Byrne and Osborne Family Scholarship
- Unforgettable Spirit Randell Duncan Memorial Scholarship
- Herndon Family Art Scholarship
- Sister Sharon Kozuch Memorial Scholarship
- Michael J. Mammano Memorial Scholarship
- Carol Welteroth Marvin Memorial Scholarship
- Project PRIDE Scholarships
- Aaron Gene (AG) Marshall '14 Memorial Scholarship
- Erin Ashley Mercer Scholarship
- The Keith L. Miller Scholarship
- Eugenia "Toni" Milner Memorial Scholarship
- Connie Oliver Scholarship
- Kevin E. O'Neil Scholarship
- The Anthony F. "Tony" Mammano '82 Scholarship
- Roscoe C. Perkins, Jr. Aeronautical Scholarship
- Stewart Family Legacy Scholarship
- Thomas D. Wyatt Memorial Scholarship
- The P’s & Q’s Scholarship
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
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
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
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
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
To learn more about available scholarships for current or prospective students, go to Scholarship Opportunities or contact Mrs. Patricia Garber at 301-735-8401 Ext. 117.