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Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships

Bishop Ireton High School is pleased to award scholarships based on academic merit. There is no separate application. All applicants are eligible and are considered based on their HSPT score and review of their full admissions application packet. The scholarship is not guaranteed if a student scores at the percentile listed below, as full review of the application is required. Only a certain number are offered each year, and students will be notified in their acceptance letters if they have been awarded a scholarship. These scholarships are renewed each year as long as the student maintains their GPA and student conduct.
Scholarship
Award
Criteria***
Salesian
$7,500/year
99th percentile on HSPT
Live Jesus
$2,500/year
98th percentile on HSPT
Cardinal
$1,000-$1,500/year
96-97th percentile on HSPT
Various Scholarships funded by Endowments
$500-$5,000
Dependent on Endowment criteria


***Includes full review of admission packet

Additional Scholarships

List of 6 items.

  • Mark Fracasso Scholarship

    Mark Fracasso was a sophomore at Bishop Ireton when he died in a tragic accident in 2008. After his death, his parents, Mark and Michele Fracasso, setup a scholarship fund in his name. Every year, a deserving student from the Wind Ensemble is awarded a scholarship. This scholarship is merit based and the award recipient is chosen by the Wind Ensemble Conductor.

    Mark was dedicated to music as a trumpet player when he was accepted into the prestigious Wind Ensemble as a sophomore. Each year, on Mark's birthday (September 24th) the school has a dress-out day and all funds raised go to support the Mark Fracasso Scholarship Fund. The Wind Ensemble plays during drop off in his honor.
  • Fracasso Family Scholarship

    Mark and Michele are the parents of three Bishop Ireton graduates, Alexandra '08, Matt '13, and Anna '16. After their youngest child graduated, the Fracasso's set up an additional scholarship fund called the Fracasso Family Scholarship. This scholarship fund is a need-based scholarship and it's awarded annually to a deserving Bishop Ireton student or students. It helps defray the cost of tuition and makes a Catholic education possible.
  • Sean O'Malley Scholarship

    The purpose of the Sean Michael O’Malley Memorial Scholarship is to honor former Bishop Ireton student Sean Michael O’Malley (’85-’86). Sean was a fierce competitor who participated in both the football and wrestling programs at Bishop Ireton. Sean's family and friends created this scholarship to honor Sean by providing a scholarship to a male student who exhibits Sean’s inspirational motivation, compassion, desire to help others succeed, athletic ability, and generosity. Additionally, the scholarship recognizes the importance of community service and encourages those active in supporting their community. The scholarship will be need based and will provide partial support for a male Bishop Ireton student who demonstrates financial need.

    The scholarship is provided through the generosity of Sean’s family, former classmates and teammates, his clients, and his many friends and fans to recognize the qualities which enabled him to move from a “walk-on” to an ALL-SEC defensive lineman and member of the ALL-SEC Academic Team and put his passion into successful practice as he created a world-renowned fitness company - Cardio Coach.

    The scholarship(s) will be awarded annually in the amount of a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of 50 percent of tuition for one or more eligible students, for each school year at Bishop Ireton. It is open to male students who will have completed at least one year at Bishop Ireton and have participated in the football and/or the wrestling programs.
    To be eligible for this scholarship, students must demonstrate the following:
    1. Complete their freshman year at Bishop Ireton.
    2. Participated in community service activities either in the local community, through school or through their parish – above and beyond school requirements.
    3. Financial need and completed financial aid application through FACTS
    4. A passion for health and wellness.
    5. Maintains a 2.5 or above grade point average.
    To apply, please submit a letter detailing your qualifications to:  Scholarships c/o Sean O'Malley Scholarship Application, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 or via e-mail at scholarships@bishopireton.org. Phone 703-212-5178. Sean’s family and other designated representatives will work with Bishop Ireton High School to review and select candidates for the scholarship(s) in accordance with the criteria above.  The administration of Bishop Ireton High School will oversee this scholarship each year.
  • Father Al Smith Scholarship

    The purpose of the Father Al Smith Scholarship is to honor former Bishop Ireton teacher and moderator Father Al Smith, OSFS. He taught biology at Bishop Ireton from 1965 to 1979 and also  moderated and coached the swim and dive team. Most famously, he led and performed with the student music group the BIsons.

    The scholarship recognizes and encourages participation in the BI Swim and Dive Team. The scholarship is need based and provides partial support for a Bishop Ireton student who demonstrates financial need.

    Provided through the generosity of the BI Swim and Dive Alumni, the scholarship continues the tradition of excellence in swim and dive at BI and honors the faithful service Father Al provided during his time as coach and moderator. 
    To be eligible for this scholarship, students must demonstrate the following:
     
    • That they are incoming or current students at Bishop Ireton
    • That they have participated or will participate in the BI Swim and Dive program
    • That they have demonstrated financial need as confirmed by the FACTS program
    • That they h ave demonstrated merit and effort as confirmed by the BI Swim and Dive coach
  • Robert Pollard Scholarship

    “Big Bob” Pollard was a gentle giant. During his junior and senior years, he led the basketball team to winning seasons, which included the State Catholic Championship in 1984 and 1985. He was a dominating presence on the floor and led the team in scoring and rebounding.

    After graduation, Bob received a scholarship to play basketball at the University of the District of Columbia. It was there that Bob’s life ended tragically while playing the sport that he loved. The Robert Pollard Scholarship was established to support needy and underprivileged students.
    To be eligible for this scholarship, students must demonstrate the following:

    1. Participate in more than one sport at Bishop Ireton
    2. A rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
    3. Active in community service through school or church
    4. Financial need and completed financial aid application through FACTS
    5. Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or above

    Application Process:

    Applicant must submit an application letter to the Director of Athletics by May 30th and detail the reasons why they should be considered for the scholarship.
  • The Armando S. Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship

    The purpose of the Armando S. Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship is to honor Bishop Ireton alumnus Armando S. Rodriguez (BI ’88). Armando was an accomplished student and wrestler who tackled those pursuits with passion, energy and an infectious smile. More importantly, he was a man of great faith and a loving and devoted son, brother, grandson and friend during his years at Bishop Ireton.

    Armando was a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he moved to Colorado for college and remained there. Following a successful 20-year telecommunications career, he became a middle school teacher and a youth wrestling and football coach. He followed his passion and influenced the lives of thousands of young people in the community he was so proud to call home. Despite the time and energy he gave to his school students and athletes, he saved his best for his loving wife and amazing son. They were his greatest joy, and he was everything to them.

    This scholarship is provided through the generosity of Armando’s family, former classmates and teammates, and his many friends to recognize the qualities that enabled Armando to be a success in life – hard work, self-sacrifice, and dedication; a deep love for, and loyalty to, family and friends; an awareness of, and appreciation for, who he was and where he came from; an unwavering faith – all done with a spirit of joy and a smile on his face.  

    The scholarship(s) will be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 for one eligible student. It is open to incoming freshmen and current Ireton students.
    To be eligible for this scholarship, students must demonstrate the following:

    1. That he/she will be entering Bishop Ireton or be a current student.
    2. That he/she has applied for and demonstrated financial need as confirmed by FACTS, the diocesan financial aid program.
    3. That he/she has participated in community service activities either in the local community, through school or through their parish – above and beyond school requirements.
    4. That he/she has a passion for athletics, health and wellness.
    5. That he/she maintains a 2.5 or above grade point average.
    Preference will be given to students of Latino/a origin or another underrepresented group at Bishop Ireton, students being raised by a single parent and/or a member of the Bishop Ireton wrestling team.
    To apply, please submit an electronic letter detailing your qualifications, your student name, and the scholarship name to scholarships@bishopireton.org

    Applications must be received by February 1 of each year.