Foundations in Education is pleased to announce that applications to the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund open February 1, 2020!
The mission of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund is to help families afford a Catholic education at Diocesan elementary schools in Fairfield County.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund received more than 2,500 applications for tuition assistance and awarded 1,456 students Kindergarten through Grade 8 nearly $2,800,000. Awards ranged from $300-$3,500 per student.
A composite of this past year’s average Bishop’s Scholarship Fund recipients includes:
• 48% raised by single parents
• 57% qualify for free or reduced lunch
• average household adjusted gross income = $52,470
“We encourage all families who need financial assistance to apply. Consideration may be given to families with multiple elementary school-aged children,” remarked Foundations in Education Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine.
Applicants apply online via the FACTS Grant and Aid application and complete all questions relative to Bishop’s Scholarship Fund. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020 for families with a child currently enrolled in K-8 at any of our Diocesan schools and April 15, 2020 for new families to our schools.