The following scholarships are open to prospective and current Bishop Diego students, as indicated in each description. Students may apply for more than one scholarship and each essay must include:

  • Student's Name
  • Current school
  • Date
  • Name of the scholarship to which you are applying.

Each essay must be typed and double-spaced. Please use Times New Roman font size 12 with one-inch margins. The same essay may not be submitted for multiple scholarships.

The deadline for submission of essays, forms, or interest is January 17, 2019.

The Bishop Legacy Scholarship

Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5000 available to students (incoming and/or currently enrolled) who are the children or grandchildren of BDHS alumni. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, good citizenship, financial need and participate in athletics and/or the arts.

A portion of the proceeds from the Annual Alumni Golf Tournament is used to support the Bishop Legacy Scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship, complete the FACTS application for Tuition Assistance and submit a 250-word essay about how you will continue the legacy of school spirit and Christian values that your parents and/or grandparents demonstrated from Bishop High. Further, in what positive manner will you leave your own legacy?

If you are applying for this scholarship, you must also complete the required essay and return it to Dr. Cristy McNay, Director of Admissions, by January 17, 2019. 

The Charles and Margaret Kuehl Memorial Scholarship

A $500.00 award available to an incoming freshman; the award is renewable to cover all four years of a Bishop High education. The student must maintain good citizenship, college preparatory academic standards with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A., participation in athletics and/or the arts, and demonstrate financial need.

Screen Shot 2018 11 02 at 4.07.39 PMIn 1981 Mr. Charles Kuehl retired as a teacher, coach and administrator, his career spanning 30 years of service to Santa Barbara Catholic High School and then Bishop Garcia Diego High School. The 1981 Cardinal Yearbook is dedicated to Mr. Kuehl. For Santa Barbara families of the era, the name Charles Kuehl has become synonymous with a quality education at Bishop Garcia Diego High School.

Mr. Kuehl’s career in teaching began in 1951 after years of distinguished service in the United States Air Force piloting a B-24 bomber during World War II. His first position was as teacher and coach at Santa Barbara Catholic High School. In 1959 Mr. Kuehl moved with the faculty and student body to the new Bishop Garcia Diego High School campus where he began a twenty-year stint as a history teacher, basketball coach and Vice Principal/Dean of Studies at Bishop Diego High School.

Screen Shot 2018 11 02 at 4.07.49 PMHe also had several outstanding sessions as head coach for basketball and joked that throughout his coaching career he “never lost a game on Monday Morning…” He was also noted for his famous questions: “Who am I? Where am I going? How am I going to get there?” Throughout his thirty years as an educator, it can be correctly stated that no one ever misunderstood Mr. Kuehl’s feelings about any issue, large or small. Fiercely dedicated to the ideals and principals he adopted as a young man, students noted that Mr. Kuehl never wavered from the path of integrity he so sought to follow, nor from his honesty and candor.

After his death and that of his beloved wife, Margaret, the Kuehl estate established this scholarship to assist students in financial need at Bishop Diego High School.

To apply for this scholarship:

  • Submit a 250-word essay describing how you will strive to embody the ideals and spirit of Mr. Charles Kuehl.
  • Include why you feel you are deserving of this scholarship in the essay.
  • The student's family must also demonstrate financial need by completing the FACTS application for tuition assistance

To apply, complete the required essay and return it to Dr. Cristy McNay, Director of Admissions, by January 17, 2019. This scholarship is not automatically renewable and must be applied for annually.

The Knights of Columbus, Council #1684 Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any BDHS student (incoming and/or currently enrolled). One-time scholarship awards may range from $1,000 to $4,000. Students must have a strong GPA, good citizenship, participation in athletics and/or the arts, positive contribution to the Bishop Diego community and financial need. Additionally, students must be on track to meet or exceed the mandatory 25 hours of community service required. Priority consideration may be given to students whose family members are active Knights.

Please click here to download the scholarship application and return it to Dr. Cristy McNay Director of Admissions, by January 17, 2019. This scholarship is not automatically renewable and must be applied for annually.

Honors at Entrance Scholarship - Open to Prospective Freshmen

This scholarship is comprised of four (4) $2,000  awards based on top academic scholarship as assessed by the Entrance Placement Test given January 12, 2019, or January 26, 2019. These are one-time awards to enrolling freshmen students for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

One scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the highest placement test score from each of the following schools:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Notre Dame School
Marymount Santa Barbara
Saint Raphael School

One scholarship awarded to the applicant with the highest Entrance Placement Test score from one additional local school.

The Entrance Placement Test must be taken at Bishop Diego High School. A completed online application and submission of the application fee are required to sit for the exam. This award is not based on financial need. No additional application is required to be eligible for this award.

The Red Bird Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any BDHS student (incoming and/or currently enrolled). Scholarship awards may range from $1,000 to $10,000. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, exhibit good citizenship, participate in athletics and/or the arts, describe how they will make a positive contribution to the Bishop Diego community. Additionally, students must be on track to meet or exceed the mandatory 25 hours of community service required. Families must also demonstrate financial need by completing a FACTS application for tuition assistance.

To apply for the scholarship, complete the FACTS application for tuition assistance and submit a 250-word essay on “Why it is important for you (the student) to attend Bishop Diego High School.” Essays should be a minimum of 250 words.

Essays are due by January 17, 2019, to Dr. Cristy McNay, Director of Admissions. This scholarship is not automatically renewable and must be applied for annually.

Vaya Con Dios Scholarship

Recognizes up to ten (10) current Bishop Diego students with scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each. Students must currently be enrolled at Bishop Diego preparing to enter grades 10, 11, or 12 in the fall of 2019, have a minimum GPA of 3.3, exhibit good citizenship, and participate in athletics and/or the arts. Families must also demonstrate financial need through submission of the FACTS application for Tuition Assistance. Additionally, students must be on track to meet or exceed the mandatory 25 hours of community service required annually.

To apply for the scholarship, submit an essay of 300 words or less addressing each of the following questions:

  1. ŸŸWhat does it mean to you to be a part of the Bishop Diego community?
  2. What will you do to contribute to the Bishop community?
  3. What are the goals you want to achieve as a Bishop High School alumnus?

Applicants must complete the required essay and return it to Dr. Cristy McNay, Director of Admissions, by January 17, 2019. This scholarship is not automatically renewable and must be applied for annually.

The Rodney Shull Memorial Scholarship

The Rodney Shull Memorial Scholarship provides three $3,000.00 awards available to current BDHS student (entering 10th, 11th, 12th grade in the fall of 2019) who demonstrates good citizenship, college preparatory academic standards with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A., and participation in athletics and/or the arts. Families must also demonstrate financial need through submission of a FACTS application for Tuition Assistance.

Screen Shot 2018 11 02 at 3.50.33 PMRodney Shull was a graduate of Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Class of 1982. Following a successful football career at SBCC, he was awarded a full athletic scholarship to Stanford University for his junior and senior years. He graduated in 1987. Rodney Shull was a natural leader. He was a great listener but could filibuster with the best of them. At Bishop, he was elected ASB President over a more technically qualified candidate, by the sheer force of his personality. He was the type of person who lit up the room when he entered it. He was a gifted athlete, innately intelligent and a loyal friend. He set high standards for himself on the athletic field and in the classroom, but nobody had a better time than Rodney. He loved school and school traditions.

He loved children, everybody’s children, especially his own. He wouldn’t take no for an answer and heaven help you if you didn’t agree with him on something. Rodney Shull’s life ended far too soon, as he succumbed to medical complications from a sudden illness in 1998. His wife, Ashley, his children and his parents helped establish the Rodney Shull Memorial Scholarship.

To apply for this scholarship complete the FACTS application and submit a 250-word essay on why you are deserving of this scholarship and how you will strive to live the ideal and spirit of Mr. Rodney Shull.

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must complete the required essay and return it to Dr. Cristy McNay, Director of Admissions, by January 17, 2019. This scholarship is not automatically renewable and must be applied for annually.

 Snack Shack Work-Study

This opportunity is for 4 - 8 students who are interested in volunteering in the snack shack at the break and/or lunch each school day.  Benefits include experiencing a role in customer service, earning 45 - 135 community service hours, free break and/or lunch food, and a $1,000 - $2,000 scholarship.

Please email interest to Dr. Cristy McNay, Director of Admissions, by January 17, 2019, for consideration. Positions fill quickly. Work study positions are reassessed annually.

All awards are applied to the award recipient's Bishop Diego tuition account and are non-transferable.