The Jay McNamara Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by the McNamara family to provide scholarships to students attending St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School in Lee’s Summit, MO. Jay McNamara had a passion for life, and his generous heart touched so many. At the early age of 43, Jay passed away from coronary artery disease that had gone undiagnosed. Jay was a 1993 graduate of Archbishop O’Hara High School. His family and friends want to continue to honor Jay’s legacy of love through this scholarship.


• Must be enrolled in St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee’s Summit for the following school year;

• Must be involved in at least one extra-curricular activity at St. Michael’s (or current school if you are an incoming student) ;

• Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.


Up to $1,000 per academic year.


Not a renewable scholarship. Previous recipients may apply again.


Applications must be submitted by April 1. Completed applications can be emailed to


Jay McNamara Memorial Scholarship Application