The Diocese of Grand Rapids and each of its 30 schools share the belief that a Catholic education should be available, accessible and affordable to any family that wants to provide their child with a quality education in a strong Catholic environment.
Our schools deliver an exceptional education at remarkably low and affordable rates; however, the decision to enroll your child in a Catholic school inherently will involve sacrifices on the part of every family. Ultimately, families who commit to Catholic education for their child do so because it is their priority to provide a learning community that supports the faith and values taught at home.
Many families need and receive scholarships for Catholic school tuition. For 2015-16, we distributed more than $4 million in scholarship funds. A variety of scholarship opportunities exist for families choosing Catholic school education for their child. All registered parishioner families, whether currently enrolled or enrolling for the first time, are eligible for the Bishop's Scholarship Fund, school/parish scholarships, and parish support. Additionally, Welcome Scholarships are available for new families.
All new students in Preschool through 11th grade can receive a Welcome Scholarship regardless of need.
Preschool | $250 per student
K-8 | $750 per student
9-11 | $1000 per student
If you are a registered parishioner and do not have a child currently enrolled in a Diocese of Grand Rapids Catholic school, the Welcome Scholarship is available to you. Print and complete your application today!
2016-17 Welcome Scholarship Application in English
2016-17 Welcome Scholarship Application in Español
2017-18 Welcome Scholarship Application in English
2017-18 Welcome Scholarship Application in Español
Questions about the Welcome Scholarship? See if yours is answered here.
Bishop's Scholarship Fund
Bishop Walkowiak has greatly increased the amount of available scholarships for diocesan Catholic schools. All families, whether enrolling for the first time or already enrolled, can apply for Bishop's Scholarships. Learn more about the Bishop's Scholarship Fund and Smart Aid application.
Contact your Catholic elementary school and/or Catholic high school for details about the scholarships they may have available to you. In addition, a parish may support a student with a parishioner rate of tuition or parish support.