May 12, 2022 | Foundations in Education | General Media Mentions News

Foundations in Education is pleased to announce the application deadline for Bishop’s Scholarship Fund tuition assistance has been extended for new K-8 families.

The mission of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund is to help families afford Catholic elementary school tuition in the Diocese of Bridgeport. Now in its 8th year, the fund has awarded over $17.5 million in assistance to thousands of students attending Diocesan schools in Fairfield County who demonstrate financial need.

The deadline is being prolonged for a limited time, as funding permits, as a result of a continued surge of interest from public school families. The extension is intended to help boost enrollment and encourage consideration of Catholic education by families.

Foundations in Education’s Executive Director, Holly Doherty-Lemoine, observes, “During the pandemic, many new families saw firsthand the difference Catholic schools make in the lives of students. Now is a great time to assure your child’s academic future by enrolling in one of our Catholic schools.”

According to the Office of the Superintendent, student enrollment has increased by 11% this year, which is the highest in over a decade.

The application process is streamlined for convenience. Applicants apply for assistance online via the FACTS Grant and Aid application at Schools can assist new families with the application process.

Bishop’s Scholarship Fund tuition assistance is made possible through donors to Foundations in Education.

 “We have a lot of great donors who really believe in the value of Catholic education because they received so much from their own Catholic education or have seen the great work Catholic schools are doing,” said Doherty-Lemoine.

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