Spalding Endowment

At Spalding, endowed funds represent an unparalleled source of financial stability and consistent growth. Our primary objective is to establish a strong financial foundation through an endowment, further reinforcing our commitment to challenging our students to grow spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Endowments play a pivotal role in supporting scholarships, faculty development, and innovative programs that enhance the overall educational experience. These financial assets act as a safeguard, empowering our school to weather economic uncertainties and invest in long-term initiatives that shape the future of our students. As stewards of these resources, we are committed to not only maintaining our legacy of educational excellence but also to continuously advancing and adapting to meet the evolving needs of our diverse student body. 

To ensure our ability to endure and consistently offer a transformative experience for our students, it is imperative that we expand Spalding's endowment.
SCHOLARSHIPS

Endowed scholarships
 provide a steady and reliable stream of support. These funds generally grow over time, generating income for many of our scholarship awards. When you give to an endowed scholarship, you are making a personal and immediate impact on the lives of our students.

Endow a Scholarship:
The opportunity to fund a scholarship in the memory or honor of a loved one ensures that their memory lives on in a community that meant something to them. Endowing a scholarship is often the start of a ripple effect of philanthropy, as recipients are very likely to ‘pay it forward’ in their futures. For many donors, the most rewarding part of creating an endowed scholarship is the ability to meet each recipient, often developing lifelong relationships. 

One scholarship can make all the difference. Endowed scholarships require a minimum endowment level of $50,000, which will provide support to help with tuition, fees, and/or other education costs. Endowments may be made for any amount above the $50,000, especially if the goal is to provide more support or to provide support for more than one student. For more information on endowing a scholarship, please contact Savannah Renehan at renehans@spaldinghs.org or 410.969.9105 x1242.

Support Spalding's Endowed Scholarships: 
Contributing to one of Spalding's Endowed Scholarship Funds (listed along the left hand side of this page) holds immeasurable power in shaping the future of our students. By supporting these established funds, you're not just providing financial assistance; you're nurturing dreams, enabling aspirations, and creating opportunities that will impact lives for years to come. Your generosity directly fuels the educational journey of deserving students, ensuring that their potential isn't hindered by financial constraints.

Join us in continuing this legacy of support, empowering these young minds to reach their full potential and make their mark on the world. Your investment in our endowed scholarships at Spalding High School is an investment in the leaders, innovators, and change-makers of tomorrow. 

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  • Harbans S. Chhabra Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Established in loving memory of Harbans S. Chhabra by his family. 

    Criteria:
    • Rising Senior
    • Minimum non-weighted GPA of 3.3
    • Financial need as determined by FACTS
    • Demonstrates love and commitment to Spalding through participation in community service or other extracurricular activities.
    Harbans S. Chhabra

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    Harbans Singh Chhabra was born on February 10th, 1934 in Lahore, Pakistan.  As a result of the Indian Partition, he and his family, which included his seven brothers and sisters, were transplanted to New Delhi, India where he spent his youth years.  Despite being born with a curved spine that was considered a handicap in those days, he never let that influence his budding curiosity and zest for life.

    After spending several years in Africa and Europe, he married the love of his life, best friend, and life partner, Kirpal, and permanently settled in Maryland. 

    His dedication to his family was eternally unwavering.  He sponsored several of his family members to immigrate to the United States and, because of him, they are all living nothing short of the “American Dream” today.

    However, his greatest source of pride and accomplishment were his three wonderful children, Mandeep, Parmdeep, and Amandeep (Sophie) who embody his guiding principles of life: ambition, self-reliance, independence, and the importance of laughter. 

    He will forever be remembered for his loyalty, his refusal to let any of life’s challenges get the better of him, and his unique combination of wit and humor that brought hearty laughter to those around him. 

    Donate to the Harbans S. Chhabra Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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  • David P. Clifford Family Endowed Scholarship

    Established by his wife, Heather, and daughters, Sarah '19 and Julia '22, the David P. Clifford Family Endowed Scholarship offers financial support to current Spalding students. 

    The scholarship honors Dave’s life which was an adventure with a quest to learn and achieve. He was an avid consumer of knowledge whether it was the daily newspaper (real paper), technical/boating journals, or YouTube. He always had a To-Do list a mile long because there wasn’t a problem he couldn’t fix (the right way), or a vision he couldn’t realize.

    However, Dave’s favorite “project” was being a Family Man. His greatest joy came when he sold his company to retire early and become a full-time Daddy to Sarah and Julia. Dave was a fixture in the parking lot pick-up, the Swifty concerts, and the sport fields. He didn’t want to be anywhere else and could be counted on to volunteer wherever he was needed. His charming personality always drew everyone into his circle. He was a loyal friend, many for 50+ years, and also a generous benefactor, quietly helping those in need.

     
    Donate to the David P. Clifford Family Endowed Scholarship

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  • Captain John Graziano '08 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Established in loving memory of Captain John Graziano '08.

    Criteria:
    • Rising Senior
    • Minimum non-weighted GPA of 3.0
    • Student-Athlete who participates in at least two sports
    • Candidates must also have a love for their school and embody the mission of “One in Christ" 
    Captain John Graziano '08
     
    Captain John Graziano '08, was an accomplished athlete and had a love for flying his whole life. He was a member of the basketball, cross-country and track & field teams. John was a dear friend to many, and a person admired by others. John was a decorated T-38C instructor pilot at Laughlin AFB, TX, and was awarded Air Education and Training Command's "High Flyer" award, given to instructors who have flown the most student training sorties over the span of a year throughout the entire command. As an instructor pilot, he flew 1,010 sorties, amassing 1,130 hours, contributing to the graduation of 306 pilots for the US and seven allied nations. As a Check Pilot, John flew over 40 student pilot evaluations, critical to training validation of 122 pilots, the most produced in over a decade. At the time of his passing, John had just been selected for follow-on training to the F-16.

    Donate to the Capt. John Graziano '08 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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  • Kathleen K. Mahar Endowed Scholarship

    The Kathleen K. Mahar Endowed Scholarship has been established to honor the work of President Mahar in celebration of her tenure at Archbishop Spalding High School.

    Criteria:
    • Rising Senior
    • Minimum non-weighted GPA of 3.3
    • Financial need as determined by FACTS
    • Demonstrates love and commitment to Spalding through participation in athletics, community service, or other extracurricular activities.

    Mrs. Mahar has been an integral member of the Spalding community since she joined in 1997 as a social studies teacher. She then served as Principal from 2003-2011 at which time she began her tenure as President. With Mrs. Mahar at the helm, Spalding has remained a leader in Catholic education in the state of Maryland with strong enrollment every year.

     
    Donate to the Kathleen K. Mahar Endowed Scholarship

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  • Lt. James H. Love '77 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Established in loving memory of Lt. James H. Love '77.

    Criteria:
    • Rising Senior
    • Minimum non-weighted GPA of 3.0
    • Student-Athlete who participates in at least two sports
    • Candidates must also have a love for their school and embody the mission of “One in Christ" 

    Lt. James H. Love '77

     

    Lieutenant Jamie Love '77, was an outstanding athlete who knew he wanted to become a Navy officer by the time he was in high school. Jamie played lacrosse, basketball, baseball and ran cross country. He was a gifted student with a winning personality. After receiving his wings as a helicopter pilot, he was stationed at NAS Norfolk; he made two deployments to the Mediterranean and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. Jamie then reported to NAS North Island, CA, as an H-46 FRS instructor pilot. He held jobs as flight scheduler, NATOPS office and finally as the H-46 NATOPS model manager. Jamie was in Air Operations aboard the USS Tripoli when he was lost during Operation Desert Shield.

    Donate to the Lt. James H. Love '77 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144
410-969-9105