Bishop Scholarship Fund Applications Open February 1st

BRIDGEPORT—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.

Foundations in Education is a non-profit initiative created to assist the Diocese of Bridgeport’s ongoing mission to support Catholic education in Fairfield County. Foundations in Education raises money to provide tuition assistance to families in need, innovation and leadership grants for the professional development of teachers and other education-based initiatives.

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