St. Mary's has been blessed by the generosity of so many people who have continued to support our school and its faith-based education. Your financial support enables us to continue to provide a quality, Christian education at an affordable level, by assisting with tuition expenses for many of our students and families. As we strive to advance with the current times, we still work to maintain a tuition that will be affordable.
One way to make a very REAL difference in a student's life is to give money towards Scholarships & Grants to offset the costs of St. Mary's tuition. Through St. Mary’s Scholarship & Catholic Education Grant Program, as well as two larger estates that were established several years ago, we have been able to offer tuition assistance to many of our families, both for academic excellence (scholarships) and for those who are in need of financial assistance (grants). Last year, over $20,000 was given to students as scholarships, and nearly $53,000 was given in the form of grants. In fact, 47% of our families receive some form of financial support every year.
You can find more specific details on the grants & scholarships that are offered here. We have not yet determined how we will present the scholarships as it is normally done in May before school is out, but we will publicly recognize each student for their award as well as list the donors as we have in the past. It really is a wonderful way to honor a loved one through a gift to this program.
Will you help another student continue their education at St. Mary’s? If you would like to direct your gift specifically to a certain academic area, please indicate that.
We do ask that this form and the money be in to the parish office June 15.
Once again, on behalf of our school, administration, staff, and school families, thank you very much for your support of St. Mary’s Scholarship and Catholic Education Grant Program. Your financial gifts are deeply appreciated by our students and parents.