Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Scholarships
Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri Awards $1.5 Million in Scholarships
The Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri recently awarded more than $1.5 million in Beyond Sunday scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to students of middle-income families and local Catholic schools.
Beyond Sunday Scholarships
Beyond Sunday scholarships provide tuition assistance to students of middle-income families who wish to attend Catholic elementary or high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
High school Beyond Sunday scholarship recipients, Beyond Sunday Fellows, not only receive tuition assistance, but also become part of a community of Fellows, which meets several times each year for Foundation-sponsored community service projects and shared faith experience.
The numbers associated with the Beyond Sunday Scholarships are as follows:
- $1.5 million awarded to 1,021 students attending 117 Catholic elementary and high schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
- $10.3 million awarded in total to 2,101 students attending 137 Catholic schools since 2016.
About Beyond Sunday
Beyond Sunday, a capital campaign led by the Roman Catholic Foundation, was completed in 2017 as the most successful fundraising campaign in the history of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Forty percent of the total $110 million raised is returned directly to parishes to address local needs, while the remaining 60% (less campaign expenses) is allocated to Catholic education, providing scholarships and grants and building the Beyond Sunday Education Endowment Fund, which will provide scholarship assistance to middle-income families in perpetuity.
About the Roman Catholic Foundation
The Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri is a 501(c)(3) public charity, independent from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, with the mission of inspiring giving and connecting donors to Catholic ministries, sustaining the local Church for future generations. The Foundation currently manages 177 funds and other planned gifts valued at $58.0 million. Distributions from these funds sustain local Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries now and into the future.
The Roman Catholic Foundation builds endowed funds that will support Catholic parishes, schools and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis for generations to come.
Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri
Tax Identification Number: 46-3309222
Roman Catholic Foundation
425 North New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141