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Mother McAuley offers a number of opportunities for you to show your financial support. Click on a named scholarship or fund listed below for a description of how your contribution benefits McAuley students. Thank you for you for your consideration!

Scholarship and Financial Aid for Students

A donation to financial aid at Mother McAuley bridges the gap between the actual cost to educate a student and the cost to families; tuition alone covers only 89% of the cost to educate a student. No matter the size, every gift is greatly appreciated and every gift will make a difference. Please help us to close the gap! 

Bigane Family Scholarship

As a tribute to Mrs. Jane Bigane, the Bigane Family - Anne Bigane Wilson '76, Katie Bigane Larson '78, Sheila Bigane Bauschalt '79, Meg Bigane '82, Julie Bigane Pollard '84 - created this fund to help senior students and their families who are experiencing financial difficulties.

Bridget Anne Cullen Memorial Scholarship

Donations may be made online in loving memory of Bridget Anne Cullen, student of Mother McAuley High School Class of 2013. 

Don Haynes Memorial Theatre Scholarship

The Don Haynes Memorial Scholarship was established as a tribute to Mr. Haynes, husband of Theatre Director, Mrs. Patricia Haynes. Don Haynes personified and believed in a strong Liberal Arts Education for everyone.   

Jan Malloy Scholarship for Spirit and Community Service

A gift to the Jan Malloy Scholarship will make a difference! Established in 2010 by Jennifer Costello Fortner ’94 and Mary Anne Smrz, established the Jan Malloy Scholarship Fund in memory of Jan Malloy, former McAuley Alumnae Coordinator. Jan passed away in 2009 after a long illness.

Len Wehrmeister Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a tribute to Len Wehrmeister, a beloved Math teacher at Mother McAuley who passed away in April 2012. His decade-long tenure demonstrated a commitment to his students and a true love for the teaching of mathematics.      

Lombard Family Scholarship

Established by Mr. George Lombard and family to support students at Mother McAuley, this scholarship provides four incoming freshmen with awards based upon their excellent academic records and strong potential to be successful students at Mother McAuley.  The scholarship award is $1,000 and is renewable provided students remains in good standing.

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Mary Kean Coffey "Pay It Forward" Scholarship

This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in honor of an alumna of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School who has dedicated her life to education, to giving back to society, and to “Paying it Forward.” The award amount will be set at 50% of the annual tuition. The scholarship will be renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient remains in good standing both academically and behaviorally.

Maureen Breen Putnam '65 Memorial Scholarship

A garden addition at Mother McAuley is being established as a memorial to celebrate the life of Maureen Breen Putnam, Class of 1965 and honor her loving magnanimous, and unique spirit. Garden dedication is November 2, 2013. Memorial gifts for student tuition assistance may be given in remembrance of Maureen. 

Sister Ellen Marie Ryan, RSM Scholarship Fund

This fund was initiated in 2012 by music alumnae to establish the Sister Ellen Marie Ryan, RSM Scholarship Fund in honor of her many dedicated years of service to Mother McAuley. 

Catherine's Garden

Leave your Mark at Mother McAuley. Purchase a commemorative brick in our beautiful Catherine's Garden and support McAuley. Proceeds benefit student financial aid and scholarship!


"Not only was I able to receive an excellent education here at McAuley, but I was able to experience the life of a Mighty Mac and develop various interests.  It allowed me to create unbreakable bonds with the coolest group of girls I have ever encountered.  It gave me the opportunity to find my true self and strengthen my spirituality. It has encouraged me to push past limitations and dive into the unknown.   I do not believe any other high school would have given me the knowledge and life lessons McAuley has given me. Ultimately, I would like to thank Mrs. Klyczek and the scholarship donors who have helped my family with the tuition cost.  My success would not have been possible without the help of the generous scholarship awards I received. "

Kaila Czarnecki '15

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