2019-2020 Tuition Assistance/Scholarships


Catholic Diocese of Erie- STAR Foundation and Bishop's Tuition Assistance Program

The Diocese of Erie offers two different scholarship opportunities with one application. Both scholarships are based on financial need. The completed application and the additional required paperwork is due to the Diocese of Erie either March 1, 2019, or April 15, 2019, based on the grade levels of your children. The application can be found here or at the SLS school office.


Erie Catholic Education Fund

Students, grades K-8, new to Erie Catholic may receive up to a $1,500 scholarship toward tuition, with up to $1,000 being awarded in year one and up to $500 in year two. Families enrolling a second student may receive up to an additional $500 scholarship, along with our 50% second child tuition discount.



The Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) offers tuition assistance scholarships for students attending private schools that require the payment of tuition. Private elementary, middle and high school students in Erie County are eligible. The application deadline is April 26th.  For more information, contact Linda DeFelice at 459-4581 x433 or ldefelice@gecac.org.


Ellen Curry Foundation Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are awarded to students, grades K-3, who grow up in public housing and attend a parochial elementary school. As long as the student continues to remain in public housing and in good standing with the school, the Foundation will provide annual scholarships through the eighth grade. Applications are available at any Housing authority office or by calling 452-2425. The application process occurs in April of each year and scholarships are awarded in July.


Junior Achievement Scholarship

Students in grades K-11 living within the boundaries of or attending a low-achieving school district that will attend a participating private school providing JA programming and fulfill the application requirements are eligible for this scholarship worth up to $8,500. Applications are available on their website at Junior Achievement of Western PA. The deadline for this is April 5.


Preschool Financial Aid

The Catholic Diocese of Erie- STAR Foundation and Bishop's Tuition Assistance Program.


Individual Parishes-St. Peter Cathedral, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph/Bread of Life, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Holy Trinity

Registered members of the above churches can contact your parish for additional information.


St. Benedict Academy Alumni Scholarship

Family members of St. Benedict Academy Alumni are eligible. Please contact your family member for more information.