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Damion Mendoza Scholarship

July 2, 1976 - June 27, 1992

Scholarship Description

The Damion Mendoza Scholarship is sponsored by the BMHS Booster Club and is named in memory of former BMHS student Damion Mendoza, who passed away after his sophomore year after he was struck by a car. Damion was active in football, baseball and weightlifting at BMHS. He would have graduated in the Class of 1994. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to both a male and female BMHS student-athlete.

How to Apply

Essays are due at 8:00am on May 3, 2019 and must be turned into (or mailed to) the front office:

Damion Mendoza Scholarship
Attn: Athletic Department
5430 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503

Rubric for Damion Mendoza Athletic Scholarship

Student i.d # only:______________________________ Circle one:    Male     Female

Damion Mendoza Athletic Scholarship

Sponsored by BMHS Athletic Boosters Club

Due to the front office by 8am on Friday, May 3rd


Prompt: Write a commentary that explores what it means to be a student-athlete at Bishop Montgomery.

Format - please follow the following guidelines to avoid being disqualified:

  • 1 page double-spaced
  • 1 inch margins
  • Times New Roman font
  • School i.d written on the rubric only
  • Print rubric and staple to the front
  • Turn into the front office by due date -no exceptions


Meets Criteria

  • Opening statement is clear
  • Essay answers the prompt and mentions the role faith plays in the life of the student
  • Evidence is used to illustrate claim
  • Voice is sometimes heard throughout

Exceeds Criteria

  • Opening statement is creative, insightful and inspirational
  • Essay is authentic and insightful, answers the prompt, and incorporates the role of faith in the life of the student
  • Evidence directly supports the claim and displays the student’s character
  • Student’s voice is clearly heard throughout