Montgomery Catholic Scholarships
Montgomery Catholic is proud to award twelve individual scholarships to MCPS students annually.
To be eligible for these scholarships, you must fill out the application for each by the March 15 deadline and complete the (two) on-line financial disclosure forms below if applicable to scholarship. If the form has been filed already this school year, doing so again is unnecessary. Applications for each scholarship may be downloaded below.
Scholarship Recommendation Form: Applicants should use this form to obtain recommendation letters for the above scholarships.
Financial Assessment Forms:
Complete MCPS Financial Assistance Form on-line by March 15.
Coach Ralph Furlong Scholarship: Established in 1998. Initiated by a member of his 1946 football team, the intent of this scholarship is to honor one of Catholic's greatest coaches, whose record of 24 straight wins from 1947-1949 remains a school record. The Furlong scholarship is a partial tuition scholarship of $1,000, given to a high school student who demonstrates a commitment to both extra-curriculars and his or her studies.
The Legacy Scholarship: Established in 2006. Named in honor of teachers of MCPS, this tuition scholarship gives scholarships of $2,500 each to two qualified new students. It was originally established through the generous benefaction of Mrs. Catherine Martin, class of 1937, and her family to give students the chance to attend Catholic who could otherwise not afford to do so.
Frye, Arban, Ortega Scholarship: Established in 2007. The Frye, Arban, Ortega (FAO) Scholarship seeks to honor Mr. Bernard Frye, Coach Joseph Arban, and Mrs. Alice Ortega, teachers who have given over 100 years of combined service to Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School. In their name, it rewards a half-tuition scholarship to one rising senior.
Anna and Harold Paige Scholarship: Established in 2013. The Anna and Harold Paige Scholarship is a non-denominational, need-based, full tuition scholarship to be awarded to one Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School High School student and one St. Bede Elementary Campus student. Qualified students will demonstrate good moral character and leadership qualities.
The Caitlyn Marianne Wiggins ’08 Memorial Scholarship: Established in December of 2013. A half-tuition scholarship awarded annually in Caitlyn’s honor, a 2008 MCPS graduate and varsity athlete who was killed in an automobile accident in 2013. The scholarship is given for one school year to a female student athlete at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s (MCPS) High School Campus. Caitlyn’s family and friends endowed this scholarship to give another child the opportunity to achieve the type of success that Caitlyn enjoyed in life.
The Norma R. Mungenast Endowed Scholarship: Established in October 2014 by The Colonel Andy Mungenast Investment and Charitable Trust, in honor of Mrs. Mungenast. The Norma R. Mungenast Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to work with Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School in order to share God’s blessings to further His kingdom. The Norma R. Mungenast Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students enrolled at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s High School Campus. The Norma R. Endowed Scholarship amount will vary annually. Endowment earnings and donations shall be used to award one or more scholarships to students who are currently enrolled at MCPS or will be enrolled in the following academic year.
Padre Pio Endowed Scholarship: Established in December 2014 by a grateful benefactor in appreciation for answered prayers. The Scholarship Fund was established to work with Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School in order to share God’s blessings to further His kingdom. The Padre Pio Scholarship will annually fund one (1) full-tuition scholarship and one (1) half-tuition scholarship annually depending on the applicant pool. Applicants should indicate a serious commitment to learning, exhibit positive Christian characteristics and have good character, positive community involvement, and/or strong involvement in extra-curricular activities. Preference will be given to students who are from Catholic families.
Helen Faircloth Gross & Charles J. "C.J." Gross Endowed Scholarship: The Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 as a lasting memorial by their son Charles J. “Joe” Gross, Jr to honor his loving parents. This Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to work with Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School in order to share God’s blessings and to further His kingdom. The Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students enrolled at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s High School Campus. The Scholarship amount may vary annually. Endowment earnings and donations shall be used to award one or more scholarships to students who are currently enrolled at MCPS or will be enrolled in the following academic year. By April 1 each year, MCPS shall review the amount that has been donated and earned by the Scholarship Fund in the prior 12 months, and up to this amount (as determined by the scholarship committee) shall be available to award scholarships to deserving students. The current scholarship amount is $1,000.
Carole Skoneki Clark Endowed Scholarship: Established in December 2015 by PICE (Partners in Catholic Education), to honor Carole for her many years of Service to Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (MCPS) as the original secretary & longtime member of PICE (Partners in Catholic Education), as the President of the St Bede The Venerable Church Child Care Center Board, as a parent of MCPS graduates, and to continue her support of both Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and her love for the Catholic faith. “A life not lived for others is not a life.” - Mother Teresa This quote exemplifies Carole. The Carole Skoneki Clark Scholarship is awarded annually to one rising 10-12th grade Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School student for $2,000. The Carole Skoneki Clark Scholarship is endowed for a minimum of 10 years. Click here to read Carole's biography.
Dottie Dean Memorial Alumni Association Scholarship: Established in 2015, the Dottie Dean Memorial Scholarship is given by the Montgomery Catholic Alumni Association with the goal of promoting activities which further the mission of MCPS. The association believes strongly that by rewarding individual students who go above and beyond their normal responsibilities, all students’ service to the school will be stimulated and will continue as alumni. The Montgomery Catholic Alumni Association will award a $500.00 scholarship to a deserving member of the senior class of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School annually (for use after graduation in furtherance of their education) based upon leadership and service shown by the student to the school.
Anna “Anya” Cecile Bennett ’18 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2018, Jim, Murray, and Jack Bennett, along with family friends Jimmy and Laura McLemore, established this scholarship fund in March 2018 in memory of their loving daughter, sister, and friend. This scholarship is given for the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School yearly charity and to a student’s post-high school education. Anna’s family and friends endowed this scholarship to give to a student that exemplifies an unselfish desire to benefit the human spirit through community involvement.
JJ Bednarz, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2018, the JJ Bednarz, Sr. Memorial Scholarship was created by a trust funded by the Estate of JJ Bednarz, Sr., a US Air Force veteran, businessman and longtime St. Bede parishioner whose children attended Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School. The JJ Bednarz, Sr. Memorial Scholarship will fund one (1) full-tuition scholarship annually to an enrolled high school student with the selection criteria being academic performance and good standing, and financial need.
The following scholarships are independent of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and award criteria and submission dates may differ from other MCPS scholarships:
Ben and Alice Tokarz Memorial Scholarship: Presented by The Knights of Columbus, Council 893. Two $1,000 partial tuition scholarships to be given to rising seventh grade students from the St. Bede Campus and two scholarships to be awarded to rising ninth grade students from the Middle School Campus in memory of the parents of the Reverend David Tokarz, previous MCPS faculty member and former Pastor of Saint Bede the Venerable Catholic Church. Applicants should exhibit superior academic achievement, have active involvement in student in-class or extra-curriculum activities, demonstrate student leadership ability and have been selected for advancement to the seventh and ninth grades. Rising 7th Grade Student Application. Rising 9th Grade Student Application.
Knights of Columbus Council 12150 Scholarship: Presented by The Knights of Columbus Council 12150. A $1,000 partial tuition scholarship is given to a rising seventh grade student from the Holy Spirit Campus. Applicants should exhibit superior academic achievement, have active involvement in student in-class or extra-curricular activities, demonstrate student leadership ability and have been selected for advancement to the seventh grade.