Freshmen Scholarships (awarded by Archbishop Spalding High School)

Archbishop Spalding High School awards 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 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 and essay by the  Application for Admission deadline. Interviews can be scheduled after the scholarship application has been submitted. 
Pioneer Leadership Scholarship Application

Freshman students may apply and audition for instrumental (brass, wind, percussion, strings), vocal, and piano (choral accompanist) scholarships.  Students who wish to be considered for a music scholarship must submit a music scholarship application and letter of recommendation from a music teacher by the Application for Admission deadline(December 17, 2021).  Students will be notified of audition times in early January, with auditions taking place later that month.  Scholarships may be renewed annually upon evaluation of the program director. 
Audition Requirements
Music Scholarship Application

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

Freshman Scholarships (awarded by organizations outside of Archbishop Spalding High School)

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 October 1st to February 1st.  All applications must be received by the scholarship committee no later than February 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.
  • The Knott Scholarship Funds

    The Knott Scholarship Funds offers four year, full tuition elementary and secondary scholarships to academically accomplished students entering the 5th or 8th grades. This unique scholarship is only available to Catholic students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who wish to attend a Catholic school. Applications are due every year in March for scholarships starting the following fall. Please visit or call: 443-325-7884
  • 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

Upperclass Scholarships

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  • Alumni Scholarship

    Current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors may apply who have an immediate family member who is a graduate of Spalding.  Candidates must possess a minimum 3.0 non-weighted GPA.  Students must also show evidence of community service to the school, which includes participation in clubs, activities, or other volunteer work to the school.    
  • Coach Mike Whittles Scholarship

    Current Juniors may apply who demonstrate integrity, character, compassion for others, a love for and commitment to Archbishop Spalding and a minimum of a 3.0 non-weighted GPA.   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.  
  • Denise Alvarez Scholarship

    Current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors may apply who consistently demonstrate character, school spirit and compassion. Candidates must possess a minimum 3.0 non-weighted GPA.
  • Kevin Durm Memorial Scholarship

    Current Juniors may apply who possess a non-weighted GPA of 3.50 or higher, exemplary behavior, loyalty and love for music, with a zest for life and who is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. 
  • Lt. James H. Love Memorial Scholarship

    Current Juniors who are a student-athlete with a minimum non-weighted 3.0 GPA and who participate in at least two sports may apply.  Candidates must also have a love for their school and embody the mission of “One in Christ".
  • 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.  Students are nominated by faculty and staff. 
  • Project Lead the Way Scholarship

    Current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors in PLTW who have demonstrated problem-solving and leadership skills may apply.  Candidates must possess a minimum 3.0 non-weighted GPA. 

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Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144