FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS (awarded by Archbishop Spalding High School)


Archbishop Spalding High School awards Presidential and Father Roman  academic scholarships to students entering grade nine. Initial qualification for these scholarships is based on performance on the admissions/placement test, academic records, and recommendations. Students who qualify are then contacted and invited to compete for recognition. Criteria for final selection will include performance in an essay competition; an interview; academic achievement; personal, academic, and extra-curricular recommendations; as well as level of involvement in community, school, and service-related activities. 

The scholarship committee may elect to award a Founders' Scholarship to a student excelling in Academics, Leaderships, and Service to the community.


The first principal of the school now known as Archbishop Spalding High School was Sister Lucidie, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. When the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Marie Rose Julie Billiart, was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1969 he said "We do not create, we do not confer saintliness; we recognize it, we proclaim it!"  Pioneer Leadership Scholarships recognize and proclaim the outstanding good works, leadership, and pioneering spirit of students entering grade 9. Any applicant to freshman year, who wishes to be considered for a Leadership Scholarship, must submit the scholarship application, essay, and complete an interview prior to the Application for Admission deadline.

Leadership Scholarship Application


Music students apply and audition for instrumental, vocal, piano (choral accompanist), and string music scholarships. Scholarships may be renewed annually upon evaluation of the program director.

Music Scholarship Application

All Freshman scholarship applications (awarded by Archbishop Spalding High School) are due at the time of Application for Admission


FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS (awarded by organizations outside of Archbishop Spalding High School)

The Knott Scholarship Funds

The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic parish elementary school or a Catholic high school in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard counties. These scholarships look to honor Catholic students who excel in academics. To apply for these scholarships the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria indicated on the Information Flyer/Application Request Form. To obtain this form contact the Admissions Office or:
5850 Waterloo Road, Ste. 140
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (443) 325-7884
or visit Knott Scholarship Fund

Colleen & 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 3 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. For more information and to receive an application, please contact:
Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund
P.O. BOX 321
CLARKSVILLE, MD 21029-0321
Fax: (410) 796-6329

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.
(626) 403-8900
Institute for Educational Advancement - Caroline D. Bradly Scholarship

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 or Baltimore Archdiocesan high school. Applications are available online at or by clicking on the link below. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1st of the applicant's 8th grade year. For more information, contact

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 in need who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications must be postmarked by April 30th.
P.O. Box 19142 Baltimore, MD 21284
Phone: (410) 494-4463
Fax: (410)-494-4492
The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation

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.  Application period is from November 1st to March 1st.  All applications must be received by the scholarship committee no later than March 1st.  For more information or applications visit Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus "Scholarship Opportunities" or write to Maryland State Council, Knights of Columbus  10815 Stang Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 

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 will be awarded.  Awards are made on the basis of 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 wil be awarded.  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 member of a Knights of Columbus council within the jurisdiction of Maryland.  Applications are judged on academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need.



Upper Class Scholarship Forms are available online, on this website page, every year on the 1st of October.  Applications are due to the President's Office on or before Friday, January 22, 2016.  Some of the Scholarships listed below are not offered every year.  Please click here to view the Upperclass Scholarship Forms for the 2016-2017 school year.   

Alumni Association Scholarship year

An award is given to a student who is a family member (child, niece/nephew, or sibling) of an alumnus, is in good academic and disciplinary standing, excels in service to the school and has a minimum GPA of 2.5. 

Coach Mike Whittles Scholarship

The Coach Whittles Scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior who demonstrates integrity, character, compassion for others, a love for and commitment to Archbishop Spalding and a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.    The recipient must be a varsity athlete but not reserved to a football player since Coach Whittles supported all of the school’s athletic programs.  If you are a rising senior and interested in applying for the Coach Whittles Scholarship, here are items to check prior to submitting a one –page essay on the question below. 

    • Have I demonstrated a commitment to Archbishop Spalding High School through service to the school as a student?
    • Do I have a discipline record that reflects Coach Whittles’ character and integrity?
    • Do I have a minimum grade point average (gpa) of a 2.5?
    • If you have answered yes to the above questions, explain in a one-page essay why you are the best candidate for this scholarship.  Include how Coach Whittles’ spirit has made Spalding a better community. 

Denise Alvarez Scholarship

Awarded based on school spirit, concern for others, involvement in the school community, and demonstrated love for the school.

Kevin Durm Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a rising Senior member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society who possesses a loyalty and love for music, with a zest for life.

Lt. James H. Love Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a rising Senior student athlete who participates in at least two sports and has a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Donna DiGennaro / Faculty & Staff Scholarship

Awarded to a rising Senior who possesses a grade point average of 3.75 or above, displays exemplary behavior, and has contributed to the school community through extra-curricular activities.

Andrew Eser Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a rising Senior member of the National Honor Society who participates in at least one varsity sport and exhibits outstanding character.

Good Samaritan Scholarship

Awarded to a rising Senior who demonstrates with their actions a heartfelt understanding of the fundamental Christian principle calling us to love of neighbor as reflected in John 15: 11 – 17.  

Project Lead the Way Scholarship

Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in PLTW who have demonstrated problem-solving and leadership skills. 

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Student Leaders Program for Current high school Juniors and Seniors.











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