Bishop McNamara offers tuition assistance as well as scholarship opportunities for all students. Bishop McNamara is committed to providing a quality Catholic education. Below is a highlight of some of the scholarships that are offered to incoming Bishop McNamara students.
The Principal’s Scholarship
Any student that completes the High School Placement Test and scores into the top 10% of the incoming class qualifies to receive $1,000 scholarship to use toward their first year’s tuition at the high school of Bishop McNamara Catholic School.
Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship
Available to incoming Catholic freshman with financial need. To apply for this scholarship, please click here. Applicants must also have applied for FACTS here. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 15, 2019. Those selected as Kazma recipients will have $3,000 – $5,000 applied to their BMCS high school tuition annually. Grades must be maintained to renew this scholarship each year.
The Dennis J. Smith Legacy Foundation Scholarship
Available to incoming freshman, the dollar amount of each recipient’s scholarship varies based on demand and need. Once awarded, the scholarship amount is set for all four years of high school. Applicants should demonstrate positive leadership and character through their involvement in school, community and church activities; willingness to be an active member of the Bishop McNamara Catholic School community; commitment to do one’s best in the classroom and financial need. Deadline to apply is March 24, 2019. Applications are available online here.
The Mary Ellen O’Connor Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to three students receiving the top High School Placement Test score who attend Bishop McNamara in the fall of 2019. A $500 scholarship is awarded to the recipient and applies to freshman year tuition.
This scholarship is awarded to students receiving the top High School Placement Test score at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Bourbonnais who attends Bishop McNamara in the fall of 2019. A $500 scholarship is awarded to the recipient and applies to freshman year tuition.
Catholic Education Foundation Scholarship
Available to students whose families are registered parishioners at a Catholic parish within the Diocese of Joliet. $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to recipients. Scholarships are awarded by applying to FACTS online here. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. For additional information, please visit the Diocese of Joliet website here.
Bishop Blanchette CCW Scholarship
Awarded to Catholic students that complete the application and qualify. Applications are available from your parish Council of Catholic Women (CCW). The application process began in January 2019.
Ryan Beaupre Memorial Scholarship
Available to incoming freshman students. This is a needs based scholarship opportunity for students that also demonstrate a true passion for Bishop McNamara. Recipient is awarded $250 annually. Please call 815-932-7413 for an application. Students are also required to apply for FACTS here to qualify for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. For more information click here.
Ken Klipp Classic 5K Run/2M Walk Scholarship
Available to two incoming freshman students (one male and one female) with a passion for Bishop McNamara Catholic School. Two scholarships in the amount of $250 will be awarded to one incoming freshman male student and one incoming freshman female student. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. For more information click here.