Grades Kindergarten through Eighth

  • Monsignor Connelly Educational Endowment Fund
  • STAR Foundation*
  • Bishop's Tuition Assistance Program
  • Harry and Joan Shea Memorial Scholarship
  • Tramontano Scholarship*
  • GECAC Scholarship*
  • Blessed Sacrament Advancement Scholarship
  • Ellen Curry Foundation
  • Andrew & Rose Agostini Memorial Scholarship
  • Sciamanda Memorial Scholarship

Blessed Sacrament Preschool

  • Children's Scholarship Fund*
  • STAR Foundation*
  • Barber Center*

*EITC Funds (PA business tax credit)
OSTC Funds


The Bishop’s Tuition Assistance Program and the STAR Foundation

Two separate scholarship programs – The Bishop’s Tuition Assistance Program and the STAR Foundation – help families in the Diocese of Erie afford Catholic school tuition. You need only apply once to be eligible for both scholarship programs.

Tuition Assistance Application Form


The Bishop's Tuition Assistance Program for Elementary and Secondary Schools

The Diocese of Erie annually provides tuition assistance for students to attend Catholic elementary or secondary schools. Awards are made based solely according to financial need.


STAR Foundation Tuition Assistance

The STAR Foundation provides tuition assistance based on need to students enrolled in a Catholic School in grades K-12. To be eligible for STAR, you must meet the following income guidelines established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

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STAR Foundation grants are funded by business contributions through the Pennsylvania Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program and distributed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie. If your business is interested in learning more about EITC, please contact Erie Catholic for more information.

Tuition Assistance overview and FAQs.


Application Deadlines

  March 1, 2018

Families with children applying or attending an Erie Catholic high school

ONLY Families with Children applying or attending high school AND children applying or attending an Erie elementary school, including Pre-K

  April 16, 2018

Families with children applying or attending ALL regional high schools and elementary schools

Families with Children ONLY applying or attending Erie elementary schools, including Pre-K children


School-Based Tuition Assistance

Several Erie Catholic schools have tuition assistance programs specifically for their school’s families.  Please check with individual schools for more information.

Scholarship Applications

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PDF file icon AdvancementScholarship2018-19.pdf AdvancementScholarship2018-19.pdf 9/24/18 434.56 KB
PDF file icon MCEEF 2018-19 Form.pdf MCEEF_2018-19_Form.pdf 8/31/18 89.32 KB