Since 1998, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Athletic Booster Organization honors a 7th Grade boy and girl with the Cogan Scholarship Award. Pat Cogan was an active supporter of IHM Boosters from its beginnings until he passed away in 1991. This award is given to an IHM day school 7th grade boy and girl, who best exemplify the qualities of Christian student athlete at our school. Qualities such as scholarship, leadership, attitude, ability, stewardship and sportsmanship are considered by each of their teachers, as well as by each coach they have played for in the past year. If a student athlete has a parent as a teacher or coach, another adult is asked to rate him or her. The scores are submitted to a Booster Board member who does not have a child in the grade.
The Cogan Scholarship Award pays for a total of 50% of the tuition at IHM in 8th grade for each gender’s winner(s). If two or more students of the same gender receive the same overall rating, those individuals will split the 50% tuition prize allocated for that gender. The name(s) of the winner(s) will also be placed on the plaque located by the gym, and each winner also receives an individual plaque with a symbol of the sport of their choosing.