Through CBN-MC sponsors, the Gala ticket, table, and raffle ticket sales; silent and live auctions; and program advertising, more than $800,000 has been donated to Catholic schools and students.
At least six 8th grade girls and six 8th grade boys, entering an area Catholic school as a freshman this coming fall, will each receive up to a $2,500.00 scholarship.
We encourage all 8th grade teachers to make this a class project as the school with the most essays (based on the percentage and number of students) will be eligible for a cash prize! Students must submit their own typed essay of no more than 500 words. Essay Topics are provided by CBN-MC each year.
The Need-Based Scholarship program was initiated by CBN-MC in 2007 through seed money provided by John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. in Rockville. The Scholarships are awarded to Montgomery County Catholic Elementary School students / families with financial, physical or learning challenges. To protect the dignity of the student and family, principals apply for the scholarship on behalf of the student anonymously.
Rob Smith of Fitzgerald Auto Mall, our annual Gala auctioneer, has made a passionate plea at each year’s auction, and the attendees have responded by contributing over $15,000 each year for this scholarship. As result of the generosity of these donors, CBN-MC has been able to award a scholarship to every applicant for the first five years of this program. Thanks to all the donors who made this possible.
CBN-MC is proud to announce that through seed money provided by John C. Grimberg Co., Inc., two full Elementary School Need Based Scholarships of $5,000 each will once again be added for the 2014–2015 school year and will be selected from the Need Based Applications submitted by the Principals. CBN-MC is hopeful in sustaining this program through the generosity of donors during the live auction appeal at the Gala. Applications will soon be available. More about the Need-Based Scholarship Program »
The Scholarship Wards Luncheon is held each year mid-winter, awarding 13 essay scholarship winners. This program was created several years ago, led by the efforts of past CBN-MC President, John J. Matteo, Jackson & Campbell, P.C., and the CBN-MC Board of Directors. The event brings together the winners and their families, Catholic school principals, pastors, teachers, and Archdiocesan staff with CBN-MC members and sponsors to celebrate the winning students and Catholic education. More about the essay competition »
Catholic School Business and Volunteer Awards
CBN-MC also supports the Catholic schools serving Montgomery County students by recognizing the Catholic schools business and volunteer leaders in our community. Each year, CBN-MC awards a business and volunteer from the many submissions of our area schools.