Bishop’s Scholarship Fund Applications Open February 1st

January 18, 2024 | Foundations in Education | General Media Mentions News

Foundations in Education Inc. is pleased to announce that applications to the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund open February 1, 2024.

The mission of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund is to help families afford a Catholic education at Diocesan elementary schools in Fairfield County. Families with students entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 in the Fall of 2024 are eligible to apply.

In the 2023-2024 academic year, the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund received 2,448 applications for tuition assistance and awarded 1,351 students over $3,000,000 – an increase of 13% over last year! Awards range from $300-$3,650 per student.

A composite of 2023-2024 Bishop’s Scholarship Fund recipients includes:

  • 54% raised by single parents
  • 54% qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • $61,688 was the average household gross income

“At a time our country is replete with so many social challenges, there is no better time to experience the difference a values based 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 in the life of your child.”

“I am so very grateful for the tuition assistance!” shared Lorena Tesbir, parent of a Bishop’s Scholarship Fund recipient. “Without this help, I could never afford to have my daughter attend a Catholic School. Thank you. She is developing a close relationship with God as well as receiving a top-notch education.”

Applicants apply online via the FACTS Grant and Aid application and complete all questions relating to Bishop’s Scholarship Fund. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024 for families with a child currently enrolled at any of the Diocesan elementary schools and April 15, 2024 for families new to our schools.