BISHOP’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATIONS OPEN FEBRUARY 1ST

January 24, 2023 | Foundations in Education | General Media Mentions News

Foundations in Education, Inc is pleased to announce that the application to the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund opens February 1, 2023. Students entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 are eligible.

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 2022-2023 academic year, the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund received 2,259 applications for tuition assistance and awarded 1,199 students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 over $2,700,000. Awards ranged from $300-$3,650 per student.

A composite of this past year’s average Bishop’s Scholarship Fund recipients includes:

  • 49% raised by single parents
  • 50% qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • $63,797 is the average household gross income

This year, the eighteen Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Elementary Schools experienced a 10% increase in enrollment and they continue to attract families looking for an exceptional faith-based education centered on Personalized Learning.

“There is no better time to experience the difference a Catholic School can make in your child’s education,” commented Foundations in Education Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine. “We encourage all families who need financial assistance to apply to the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund and see the difference a Catholic school can make.”

“May God continue to bless and prosper those who make this scholarship possible,” shared Sandra Rivera, parent of a Bishop’s Scholarship Fund recipient. “It is truly a blessing for the entire family – we as parents have the peace of mind knowing that we will be able to afford Catholic education and my daughter will know that people care about her and that she has a community that supports her.”

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, 2023 for families with a child currently enrolled in K-8 at any of the Diocesan schools and April 15, 2023 for families new to our schools.