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

Financial Aid & Scholarship Giving


Ayanna McCarley '20

Bishop McNamara High School makes a special appeal 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 approximately $4000? 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 support a principal reason why you give this year!

The Bridge of Hope Fund

The Bridge of Hope Fund was created by former President/CEO Dr. Marco J. Clark '85. 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 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

The Middleton Scholars Program at Bishop McNamara High School empowers students to break down barriers to achievement with the help they need to succeed in high school and beyond. The Middleton Scholars Program does this by providing a strong support community through guidance, mentorship, and generous financial aid.  The Middleton Scholars Program today currently serves 26 students.  Led by its Director Ms. Laura Keller, the school needs generous benefactors like you to continue to make this transformative program a success! 

Ready to give? Go to Make a Gift and select the The Middleton Scholars Program.  


A major priority for Bishop McNamara High School remains increasing 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. 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.

To learn more about available scholarships for current or prospective students,  contact the Admissions Office at or the Business Office at

Make an impact at Bishop McNamara High School!