Erie Catholic School System Announces the Erie Catholic Education Fund to Provide Tuition Grants
ERIE, Pa. – July 12, 2018 – The Erie Catholic School System today announced the Erie Catholic Education Fund, which it is establishing with an initial commitment of $100,000. The fund will make tuition grants to students in Erie Catholic’s six schools and is made possible through the generosity of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
“Erie Catholic’s mission is to maximize every child’s academic and spiritual potential through engaging learning experiences and the Gospel values of Jesus Christ, in a welcoming and safe environment. We are very grateful to our donor who believes strongly in our mission and is helping to bring it to as many children as possible,” said Damon Finazzo, president of Erie Catholic.
Through the Erie Catholic Education Fund, students who are new to Erie Catholic may receive a grant of up to $1,500 toward tuition, with up to $1,000 being awarded for the 2018-19 school year and $500 for 2019-20. New families enrolling a second student are eligible to receive an additional $500 grant for a maximum award of $2,000 per family, in addition to Erie Catholic’s existing 50 percent discount for a second child.
The fund also aims to help families who currently have students enrolled in Erie Catholic. This includes families who may or may not qualify for other forms of tuition assistance but who sacrifice to send their children to Catholic schools, as well as those who need additional assistance.
Families who wish to apply for a grant can do so at ErieCatholic.org/Grants. The application deadline is August 17, 2018.
About Erie Catholic
Erie Catholic School System maximizes every child’s academic and spiritual potential through engaging learning experiences and the Gospel values of Jesus Christ, in a welcoming and safe environment. Established by the Diocese of Erie in July 2017, the Erie Catholic School System includes six Preschool-Grade 8 Catholic schools in the City of Erie and Millcreek Township: Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Peace, Saint George, Saint James, Saint Jude and Saint Luke. With approximately 2,200 students, it is the third largest school system in Erie County. More information is available at ErieCatholic.org.