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High School Scholarships

Tavon WhitenerWhat are Scholarships?
Scholarships are merit-based awards that fall under a variety of factors such as academic achievement, leadership, family legacy, or fine arts. Scholarships do not need to be repaid; however, some scholarships have requirements that must be maintained throughout the high school career.

Scholarship opportunities for students applying to a Catholic high school (Independent or Archdiocesan):

The Knott Scholarship Fund
The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic parish elementary school, Catholic high school, or Catholic college in Baltimore City,or in  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard counties. These scholarships are awarded to Catholic students who excel in academics. To apply, the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria listed on the Knott web site.

The Knott Scholarship Funds

Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship
Awarded through the Institute for Educational Advancement, the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship is awarded to exceptionally gifted middle school students who have demonstrated academic and personal excellence. The application process takes place when the student is in 7th grade.

Institute for Educational Advancement
(626) 403-8900

Knights of Columbus Scholarships
The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of several high school scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general. The application period is from November 1st to February 1st. All applications must be received by the scholarship committee no later than February 1st.

  • The Frederick M. Gossman Memorial High School Scholarship
    Designed to assist sons and daughters of members of the Knights of Columbus in paying tuition at accredited Catholic high schools, three grants of $1,500 per year, for up to four years, are awarded. Awards are given based on academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need.
  • The William J. O’Brien, Jr. Memorial Catholic High School Scholarship
    Three grants of $1,500 per year for up to four years are awarded. This is open to Catholic students officially accepted at (or students at) accredited Catholic high schools in the jurisdiction of the Maryland State Knights of Columbus. Eligibility is open to Catholic students who are residents of the state of Maryland, and to children and grandchildren of a Knights of Columbus council member within Maryland. Applications are judged on academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need.

Maryland State Council
Knights of Columbus

Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship
This scholarship, awarded through the The Colleen & Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund, is intended to recognize the significant sacrifices made by teachers and administrators who have accepted God’s call to the ministry of Catholic education. To be eligible to apply, a student must be a dependent of a full-time teacher or administrator with three or more years in a Catholic elementary or high school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The student must be entering as a freshman at a Catholic high school.

Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Maggie Schorr
F: (410) 796-6329

Gary Lee Ryon Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by the Gary Lee Ryon Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc., scholarships are awarded to 8th grade students accepted into a Washington, D.C. or Baltimore Catholic high school. More information is available at Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1st of the applicant’s 8th grade year. Click here to print an application.
Gary Lee Ryon Memorial Scholarship
Betty Ryon
(301) 952-9710

Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Established to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, as well as to provide grants to Catholic institutions and organizations which are helping those who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications must be postmarked by April 30th.

P: (410) 494-4463