Incoming Freshmen (Graduating Class of 2023)

Academic scholarships are available for a select number of incoming freshmen students who attain the highest scores on the HSPT entrance exam and have achieved high academic standing in their current school.  To be considered for a scholarship, your child MUST take the High School Placement Test entrance exam.

Private Scholarships

Listed below are the current private scholarships that are available at Trinity Catholic High School. The awarding of these scholarships rests solely on the individual committees for each scholarship and, as such, all forms and required paperwork must be submitted to the Admissions Office by March 4, 2020, to be considered as a candidate.

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The Brian Bill Memorial Scholarship

Special Warfare Operator Chief Brian Robert Bill was a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan in 2011.  He was a 1997 alumnus of TCHS. In 2013, Brian's parents, Dr. & Mrs. Michael Parry, established a scholarship in Brian's name at TCHS. Brian was loyal, friendly, kind, adventurous and ready for a challenge. Most of all, he loved life and was always smiling.  He was a devout Catholic and in his quiet, unassuming way, he always looked out for others.  This scholarship is meant to support students going into their senior year at TCHS who are inspired by Brian's life: to love a challenge, set lofty goals and never give up on their dreams.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must be entering their senior year at TCHS and complete the Brian Bill Memorial Scholarship application. They must be registered for the 2019-2020 school year and have paid their $200 non-refundable deposit. Applicants are required to apply no later than March 4, 2020, for the following school year.

Click here to download this scholarship application. Once completed, return the application, along with your essay, grades and recommendations to the Admissions Office at TCHS.

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The William Nayden Memorial Scholarship

William Nayden was a member of the SCHS class of 1978. As a member of the Crusader hockey team and being very involved in school activities, Bill was a leader amongst his peers during his four years at Catholic High.

Upon Bill's passing in 2003, his colleagues at Merrill Lynch decided to establish a golf tournament in his memory. The Nayden family decided to commit to establishing a memorial scholarship at Catholic High that the annual golf event would support. Bill's brother, Denis Nayden '72, along with his wife, Britta, and the entire Nayden family set the vision for the scholarship high. Their objective was to build a $1 million endowment for the William Nayden Scholarship Fund. In eight years, they have not only reached that objective but they have changed the lives of many students through their scholarship gifts. The family stands by its commitment to continue to do something meaningful in Bill's name. The Nayden family reads through each scholarship application and sees firsthand how many students are truly in need and deserving of the gift of a Catholic Education.

The William Nayden Foundation offers a one-time scholarship to incoming freshmen and current sophomore and junior students based on financial need and academic standing. To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the William Nayden Memorial Scholarship application and fill out a FACTS Financial Aid form. They must be registered for the 2019-2020 school year and have paid their $200 non-refundable deposit.

Please note that current upper classmen must re-apply for this scholarship each year. Applicants are required to apply no later than March 4, 2020, for the following school year.

Click here to download this scholarship application. Once completed, return the application, along with your essay, grades, and recommendations to the Admissions Office at TCHS.

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The Tristan Lippmann Memorial Scholarship

The Tristan Fund Scholarship was established by the family of Tristan Lippmann, class of 2014, who died unexpectedly in a car accident in November of 2015. Tristan was a social butterfly that always saw the best in people. She was thoughtful, compassionate and always put the needs of others above herself. Tristan touched many lives in her short 19 years. Our goal is for her compassion for people to live on through this fund. Tristan struggled as a student, and her family firmly believes that she was able to graduate from Trinity only because of the help of her teachers and the administration there. The scholarship is awarded to a senior student that has financial need and agrees to volunteer 20 hours of community service at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Please go to for more information on the Tristan Fund. Click here to download the application.

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The Mickey Lione Jr Award for Youth Scholarship

This Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Michael “Mickey" Lione Jr., a coach and mentor to many Stamford athletes. He not only believed what he told his players, but he also lived it. His commitment to find time for anyone who needed it underscored his genuine nature. He was also a tough disciplinarian who relished competition.

The mission of the Fund is to perpetuate a meaningful memorial to a man, who by his instruction and example, taught and encouraged young people to strive for personal excellence and to use their strengths to make a positive impact on their peers, in their community and on the world around them.

It is the mission of this Fund to provide scholarships to youth who reflect Mickey's values and to be a source of financial support for Stamford organizations that encourage such values.

For more information about the scholarship and to receive an application to apply, please go to

A completed application, along with all required materials, should be submitted to Ms. Betsy Mercede no later than April 1, 2020.

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The Mary Alice and Thomas O'Malley Scholarship

Mary Alice and Thomas O'Malley are longtime Greenwich residents and have committed $500,000 over five years, beginning in 2018, to Foundations in Education, the non-profit initiative created to assist the Diocese of Bridgeport's ongoing mission to support Catholic education in Fairfield County.

This scholarship is awarded to students and prospective students who have a least one parent who has worked for a minimum of one year as a Greenwich or Stamford firefighter or a police officer or as a nurse at either Greenwich Hospital or Stamford Hospital. Applicant families need not reside in Greenwich or Stamford, only parents work in either of these towns. 

For more details please click here and to apply for this scholarship, please click here.

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State of Connecticut CHET Advance Scholarship

This is an annual program offered by the State Treasurer’s office to help Connecticut students pay for college.  To encourage college savings, the CHET Advance Scholarship will be awarded to 100 seniors with a $2,500 contribution towards their college expenses.  To be eligible, seniors must have a grade point average of at least 2.0. Scholarship recipients will be chosen through a random drawing. A similar program will be offered to up to 100 freshmen with a $2,000 contribution. There is an additional incentive for 9th graders. Please contact Emily Bjornberg, Director of Financial Education at the State Treasury at 860.702.3292 or for more information.

Memorial Scholarships

The scholarships listed below were set up in memory of a deceased faculty member or student and are presented to the winning students at our annual awards ceremony held each year in May.

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The Class of 1979 Memorial Scholarship

The Class of 1979 Memorial Scholarship was established in honor and in memory of all the deceased members of the class by some of their classmates and friends.

The members Class of 1979 has always been a very special class. This class was a very unified group, taking advantage of every opportunity in the classroom, in all extracurricular activities and in service to the community.  They cared for each other and, after they graduated, wanted to help give deserving students the same experiences they had as students.

The recipient of the scholarship is determined by the Class of 1979 Scholarship Committee. 

For further information about this scholarship, contact Ernie Bourcier.

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The Anthony Conte "Unsung Hero" Scholarship

This scholarship award is named after a former faculty member who taught Latin and English at Stamford (Trinity) Catholic High School for 33 years. 

Mr. Conte moderated just about every club ever offered at Stamford (Trinity) Catholic High School and was the school’s first driver’s education teacher. He was admired by the administration and the faculty because he often shared his experiences with new teachers, was very loyal to his school and was always an advocate for the underdog within the student body.  What made Mr. Conte special was that his actions spoke louder than words. He cared about his students and in an unassuming way he pushed his students to be the best that they could be.

This scholarship is funded by donations from his family, his former colleagues and students. The recipient of the scholarship is determined by the Trinity Catholic Scholarship Committee.

Anyone wishing more information should contact Ernie Bourcier 

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The Robert F. D'Aquila Memorial Scholarship

The Robert F. D'Aquila Memorial Scholarship was established by the faculty, staff and administration of Trinity Catholic High School in loving memory of their respected colleague, peer, friend, and mentor. Mr. D'Aquila worked devotedly and wholeheartedly for our school until his untimely death on July 3, 2010. He spent his entire thirty-five year teaching career here at Catholic High, giving of himself tirelessly.

This Scholarship is awarded to a student who best exemplifies those qualities that made him not only a positive role model to students but also to colleagues, fellow teachers and administrators.

The Scholarship is funded by donations made directly to this specific fund, monies raised at the TCHS Fashion Show held each year in April and other activities throughout the school year.

The recipient of the scholarship is chosen by current faculty and staff members. Anyone wishing more information, or wanting to donate to this fund, should contact Ernie Bourcier.

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The Cassidy Geary Memorial Scholarship

The Cassidy Geary Memorial Scholarship was established by the class of 2008 in memory of their beloved classmate, Cassie, who died tragically in a car accident in January of 2008. The award is given to a junior female student who exhibits similar qualities to Cassie. It is given in the form of tuition assistance to be applied to her senior year tuition. The Trinity Catholic Scholarship Committee will select a student meeting the criteria set by Cassie's family.

Please visit to learn about Cassie and her family’s mission to make it clear to all drivers the importance of wearing their seatbelts.

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The Robert Lynch Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Lynch was Stamford Catholic High School’s first football coach from 1959 to1963. He was also chairman of the FCIAC during this same period of time. His overall coaching record was 107 wins, 18 losses and 4 ties.  He had 33 consecutive victories, two Connecticut State Championships and three FCIAC victories. 

Mr. Lynch had a passion for the game of football. His greatest qualities included the attitude of never giving up even when things got hard, being respectful to others even when you might not agree and faith in God that comes above all of it.  The recipient of this award should possess these same qualities as well as the qualities to lead, listen, communicate and teach.

For more information about the Scholarship and how to contribute, kindly contact Mr. Lynch’s son, Bob at 203.253.4937.

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John & Jack McMahon Memorial Scholarship Fund

The class of 1974 lost one of its members, John McMahon, in their freshman year. Upon graduation, the members of that class and other benefactors established a memorial fund that would make an annual financial award to the student or students who best exemplify the traits and virtues of John.  

John was a person close to his church, his parish and to his God in an unassuming and delightful way with a pleasant and upright disposition. In 2004, the Scholarship Fund has renamed the John & Jack McMahon Scholarship Fund in order to not only honor John, but also his father, Jack, who was so committed to the Fund in memory of his son.

The recipient of the scholarship is determined by Trinity Catholic Scholarship Committee. 

For further information about this scholarship, ​​​​​Ernie Bourcier.

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The Elaine & Ray Pepi Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Pepi was a teacher of foreign languages for more than thirty years at Stamford Catholic High School. She was also the moderator of many extra-curricular activities such as National Honor Society and the Festival of Nations. She had a great love of knowledge and respect of people of varied cultures. She was devoted to her family and her students. She touched the lives of many of her students by treating them like her family.

Her husband, Ray, was a teacher at Darien High School for many years. As she and Ray shared similar interests, he was at her side at almost every event that his wife held or attended.

The recipient of the scholarship is determined by Pepi Family. 

For further information on how to donate to this scholarship Fund, please contact Ernie Bourcier.

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Joseph Romano Scholarship

The Joseph A. Romano Memorial Scholarship Fund was started in 2007 by Joe's classmates from St. Basil's Prep. These 30 classmates wanted to honor his legacy of giving back by establishing a Trinity Catholic Scholarship in his name. Joe was extremely active in the Stamford community. In 1983 he started the Stamford-Swedish Youth Hockey Exchange Program. He founded Partners for Recreational opportunities, a nonprofit group that raised money to improve recreational facilities in Stamford. Joe helped incorporate Friends of Children, a nonprofit organization that helped orphaned and needy children in the U.S. and abroad, and was chairman and president of the organization.  Joe served on the boards of groups such as the Stamford Teen Center, Stamford (Trinity) Catholic High School, the Italian Center of Stamford, the Western Connecticut Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Country Club of Darien.

The scholarship is awarded to sophomores and/or juniors at TCHS who possess the qualities that Joe taught others.  Monies raised at the annual golf outing are used to fund the account.

Members of the TCHS administration and the Guidance department are involved in the selection process of candidates for this scholarship. The individual selected shows high work ethic, works to the best of his/her ability and supports the community around them.

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The Kevin P. Sutton Memorial Scholarship

The Kevin P. Sutton Memorial Scholarship was established by the class of 2000 in memory of their respected teacher, coach, mentor and friend. This scholarship award is given to a student who best exemplifies those qualities of Mr. Sutton that made him such a positive role model in the lives of students he worked with since his arrival at Trinity Catholic in 1996. The fund is sustained by donations made directly to it and monies raised at the TCHS Fashion Show held each year in April.  The Trinity Catholic Scholarship Committee will determine the recipient of the scholarship.

Anyone wishing more information about this award should contact Ernie Bourcier.

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The Mary Kay Smith Women's Athletic Award

This award was initially established in August of 1998 at the request of her family upon her death. Since that time, this Award has been funded by contributions from members of her teams of over thirty years, former students, colleagues and friends. The monetary Award is presented to a female junior athlete who possesses the qualities of a team leader, a work ethic that younger students can emulate and shows compassion and a sincere care and concern for others. Anyone wishing to contribute to this Award may contact Ernie Bourcier.

2018-2019 Scholarships Awarded

To see a list of Private Scholarships awarded for the2018-2019 school year, click here.

Attention Seniors:

A variety of scholarships are available to Trinity Catholic High School seniors to be used towards their college tuition.  The following are some of the paper applications available and may be picked up in the Guidance office:

1.    The Stamford Women's Club
2.    State Street Debating Society
3.    CT State USBC Association
4.    UNICO National
5.    Murray-Freeman Memorial Scholarship (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority)
6.    Kiwanis Club of Stamford
7.    The Cultured Pearl Foundation, Inc. (AKA Sorority Chapter) - A Merit-Based High School Scholarship
8.    The Cultured Pearl Foundation, Inc. (AKA Sorority Chapter) - Dr. Joyce Yerwood Memorial Scholarship
9.    Saint Ann Society of Norwalk, Inc. (Michael & Margaret Gabriele Family Foundation Scholarship)
10.  Saint Ann Society of Norwalk, Inc. (The Saint Ann Society Scholarship)
11.  Springdale Elementary School (PTO Scholarship)

The following applications are available on-line:

1.  Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. (2018 Isidore Wise Scholarship Program
2.  Greenwich Academy *Residents of Greenwich or attend Greenwich High School
3.  Scholarship America (Webster Bank) - Stamford Dollars for Scholars
4.  Justin Wisniewski Firefighters Scholarship Fund, Inc. (Ride-4-Justin)
5.  Southern Fairfield County Retired Teachers' Association (2018 ARTC (Glenn Moon Scholarship)