BRIDGEPORT—Foundations in Education, Inc is pleased to announce that applications to the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund open February 1, 2022.
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 2021-2022 academic year, the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund received 2,257 applications for tuition assistance and awarded 1,197 students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 nearly $2,500,000. Awards ranged from $300-$3,500 per student.
A composite of this past year’s average Bishop’s Scholarship Fund recipients includes:
• 49% raised by single parents
• 52% qualify for free or reduced lunch
• household average gross income = $58,724
The nineteen elementary schools welcomed 1,510 new students this year and continue to attract families looking for an exceptional in-person education.
“There’s no better time to experience the difference a Catholic School can make for your child,” remarked Foundations in Education Executive Director Holly Doherty-Lemoine. “We encourage all families who need financial assistance to apply to the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund. Consideration may be given to families with multiple elementary school-aged children.”
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, 2022 for families with a child currently enrolled in K-8 at any of the diocesan schools and April 15, 2022 for families new 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.
(To learn how you can support Catholic education or for more information, visit www.foundationsineducation.org.)