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 bases 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.

 

GECAC

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 eight 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.

 

John P. Tramontano, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

The John P. Tramontano, Jr. Foundation offers scholarships to qualified applicants by a random lottery drawing. The application can be found here or at our school office or by calling (814)881-1441 or on their website at www.JPTFoundation.com. The deadline to return your application to the SLS Office is May 20th.

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 eligable for these two scholarships.  Applications are available here (JA Inspire OR JA Achievement)or 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.

Barber National Institute

Children's Scholarship Fund of PA (application will be available March 1)

 

St. Luke Church Tuition Assistance

St. Luke Church offers tuition assistance scholarships for children attending St. Luke School. The application deadline  is  June 1st. Please return your completed application and required documents to the SLS office.

 

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.

 

Additional Financial Aide/Scholarship Opportunities

Please contact our Business Office if you are experiencing hardships and require assistance in paying your child’s tuition. Our Business Manager, Crystal Lander, can be reached at clander@eriecatholic.org