2017 Catholic Schools Scholarship Appeal

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Help students in Arkansas receive a Catholic education by supporting the Catholic Schools Scholarship Appeal.

The fifth annual Catholic Schools Scholarship Appeal will kick off on Nov. 11 to assist schools statewide in raising funds for need-based tuition assistance. A letter from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and donation envelope will be mailed to previous donors. A bulletin insert will be provided to all parishes in English and Spanish for the weekend of Nov. 11-12. Donors also have the option of donating online.

FACTS Management Company, a third-party provider, reviewed the applications and determined if a family qualifies financially for tuition assistance. This year, applicant families qualified for $3.5 million in assistance to assist 907 students. Schools have committed $3.2 million in assistance, leaving a gap of $267,141.

The scholarship appeal was created in 2013 to raise money throughout the Diocese of Little Rock to help fill the gap. Your gift will help a family who could not otherwise afford a Catholic education for their child/children. Your contribution gives a gift that will serve these children throughout their lifetime and beyond ... a Catholic education.

Donors may mail a check to: Catholic Schools of Arkansas Scholarship Appeal, Diocese of Little Rock, P.O. Box 7565, Little Rock, AR 72217-7565, or donate online via credit card.

"Catholic schools are an integral part of the teaching mission of the Church because they assist parents in the important obligation of educating and forming their children through faith development. It is more important than ever that we continue to provide an academically rigorous education, rooted in the Gospel, and rich in the cherished traditions and liturgical practices of our faith. In doing so, we ensure that students will have the foundation to live a moral and upright life to face the challenges brought on by cultural and moral changes in the world today." — Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Scholarship Appeal Letter, November 2017