Scholarship DescriptionThe Norton-Cummings Memorial Scholarship was established in September 2020 to support student-athletes in the BMHS football program who have a financial need. The cost to educate a student at Bishop Montgomery is approximately $15,000 per year, which includes tuition, books, uniforms, and fees. Over 35% of Bishop Montgomery students receive tuition assistance due to a financial need. Scholarships such as the Norton-Cummings Memorial Scholarship are an integral part of the tuition assistance program at BMHS.
The Norton-Cummings Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of former teacher and football coach Bill Norton, and in memory of former BMHS teacher and football chaplain Rev. Jerome Cummings. Coach Norton served as the head football coach from 1977-1983 and led the Knights to 2 league titles and the 1983 CIF Finals. Fr. Cummings taught at BMHS from 1977-1979. He passed away in 1997.
The scholarship is awarded to current student-athletes who are on the football team, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have financial need. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Angela & Nick Tonsich '79.
If you would like to establish a similar scholarship "in honor of" or "in memory of" a beloved coach or teammate, contact the Advancement Office at 310.540.2021 x246 or email [email protected]
Make a Gift to the ScholarshipAll gifts to BMHS and this scholarship are tax-deductible. BMHS is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID # 95-2005811.If you would like to make a gift to this scholarship, there are several ways to donate.
Checks should be made payable to "Bishop Montgomery High School" and mailed to:
Bishop Montgomery High School
5430 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
**Please put "Norton-Cummings Scholarship" on the memo line.
Bishop Montgomery accepts gifts via credit card. These gifts can be made by calling the Advancement Office at 310-540-2021 ext. 246. BMHS accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Secure Online Gift
Bishop Montgomery accepts gifts through our website. You can make a secure gift online by completing the form below and selecting the Norton-Cummings Memorial Scholarship when prompted where to designate your gift.