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Gifts to the endowments provide a permanent source of income to the school while allowing the principal to grow for years to come. The funds are invested in perpetuity with a designated percentage of the earned income available for use on an annual basis. Strong endowments allow Bishop McGuinness to meet the needs of increasing costs and keep tuition affordable for all families seeking an exceptional Catholic education rooted in our mission.  


More information on the designation of funds for each of our endowments can be found below. 

Created by an Alumni, in an effort to increase the minority population, this fund provides for tuition assistance for African American, Indigenous, or Student(s) of Color who qualify for need based aid.

This fund provides for the general needs of the Bishop McGuinness operating budget as determined by the school.

Created in memory of Bobby Grant, friend, coach and Alumni Parent, this fund provides for tuition assistance for students at Bishop McGuinness who qualify for need based aid.

Created in 2021 by Mary Gay and Don Brady in an effort to assist Catholic school employees, this fund provides for a tuition benefit to faculty and staff from the area's Catholic partner schools.

Created by the Gail and George Derhofer Family, this fund provides for annual tuition assistance to benefit Bishop students as determined by the committee.  Preferential decisions will be given to students coming from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School.

Created from community donations, in memory of beloved principal of 25 years, Mr. George L. Repass, this fund provides for tuition assistance for a rising senior at Bishop McGuinness who applies and qualifies for aid.

Kurtis D Williams Flight Scholarship

We are honoring our beloved father & husband’s love of flying with this flight scholarship. His 33 year aviation career includes service to the Navy/Air Force, Cessna Aircraft Company, Honda Jet, NASA, and service as a smokejumper pilot in Alaska. Flying to all the continents embracing every moment, Mr. Williams lived life to the fullest.

Our family has been truly blessed with many adventures in our Piper Cherokee. Ted’s father shared his love of flying with Ted by teaching him the skills of flying through countless hours of love and devotion. Mr. Williams’ legacy & passion for flight truly lives on through this scholarship, and we want to share his love of flying with you.    Fair winds and blue skies, Ted & Maria Williams

Flight Opportunity

One hour introductory flight with a Certified Flight Instructor in our Piper Cherokee 140 at Shiloh Airport, Rockingham County.  Log the flight hour in pilot logbook.

*The flight hour is fully paid for through generous donations. There is no cost to the student.*

*The flight hour will be scheduled based on the availability of the CFI & student. Flights will occur during the academic year and also summer months.*

Application Requirements  Submit all application materials directly to Mr. Dan Gravo, Director of Advancement, located in the main office.

1.   Submit resume indicating current GPA, leadership activities, & extracurricular activities.At the beginning of the resume, list your contact information, including phone & email.

2.   Submit brief one page essay sharing your goals for the introductory flight, relevant Aviation 2 knowledge, relevant Aviation 2 simulator skills, and interest in flying.

3.   Upon review of application, you will be contacted to arrange a short 10 minute interview with Ted.

We look forward to your applications!                                      

Ted Williams, engineering systems major
United States Merchant Marine Academy   
Kings Point, New York   336-930-2432

Mrs. Maria Williams 
Kernersville, North Carolina   336-430-0383

Created from community donations, in honor of The Sisters of Saint Joseph, who started and served our school for more than 60 years, this fund provides for tuition assistance for students at Bishop McGuinness as determined by the Sisters of St. Joseph Endowment Fund Committee.

Created by family of Alumni, Theresa Lasecki Talbert, '71, this fund provides for scholarships to Bishop McGuinness students who demonstrate a financial need.

Created by Mayra and Felipe Villalon, this fund provides for a scholarship to a graduating senior who shows an interest in the Spanish language and the general operating budget of the school, as determined by the Board of Directors.

Summer Camps