Catholic schools are second to none in providing a high-quality, values-based education where students learn to respect themselves and others. But many families in our community who want a brighter, faith-filled future for their child can’t afford the benefit of a Catholic school education.
Recipients of Adopt-A-Student scholarships have significant financial need. Often, these are hard-working single-parent families and grandparents who are legal guardians, trying to provide an education in the tradition and environment of Catholic schools. As a result, we have seen students who were recipients of scholarship awards excel and develop into promising future leaders.
Many students now in our schools through Adopt-A-Student have languished or been lost in traditional schools. Instead, the advantage of a Catholic school education, supported through Adopt-A-Student, has meant the difference between a life lost and a future filled with promise.
Since its founding in 1989 by Bishop Timothy J. Harrington, Adopt-A-Student has been coordinated almost entirely by committed volunteer leaders. With minimal overhead, Adopt-A-Student gifts, dollar-for-dollar, have a greater direct impact on a young life than most any scholarship program today
Instilling the values of hard work, respect, and reaching their full potential is part of our Catholic mission. Adopt-A-Student scholarships are awarded not only on financial need but also on academic merit. Each Adopt-A-Student scholar must adhere to their school’s code of conduct and become involved in an extracurricular activity such as a club, student government, music or athletics. In addition, each family must pay a portion of the tuition fee — creating a true partnership and investment by all.
Live the Gospel and give a deserving student an opportunity through an education in the tradition and environment of Catholic schools. Become an Adopt-A-Student benefactor today! Donate online today! Remember your gift is 100% tax deductible.