Foundation Awards $2.4 Million in Scholarships and School Grants

Apr 29, 2020Impact

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Beyond Sunday Scholarships & School Grants

The Roman Catholic Foundation recently awarded more than $2.4 million in Beyond Sunday scholarships and school grants for the 2020-2021 school year to students of middle-income families and local Catholic schools.
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Beyond Sunday Scholarships

  • $1.6 million awarded to 1,053 students attending 119 Catholic elementary and high schools for the 2020-2021 school year
  • $8.8 million awarded in total to 1,965 students attending 137 Catholic schools since 2016

Beyond Sunday scholarships provide tuition assistance to students of middle-income families who wish 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 experiences.

Beyond Sunday School Grants

  • $757 thousand granted to 40 schools and PSR programs for the 2020-2021school year
  • $3.1 million granted in total since 2017

The Catholic education system in the Archdiocese of St. Louis is one of tradition and excellence. The system serves nearly 50,000 students, providing faith formation and exceptional academics; the average ACT score of students attending archdiocesan high schools is 3.8 points higher than the state average.

Beyond Sunday school grants build on this outstanding Catholic education, helping schools grow in the areas of Catholic identity, teaching and management and develop even stronger educational programs in the STREAM disciplines (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics).

Below is a sampling of this year’s Beyond Sunday school grant awardees and projects.
View full listing here.

Beyond Sunday Grants

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 159 funds and other planned gifts valued at $41.3 million. Distributions from these funds sustain local Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries now and into the future.

About Us

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.

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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.

Legal Name
Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri
Tax Identification Number: 46-3309222

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CONTACT

Roman Catholic Foundation
425 North New Ballas Road
Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63141

314.918.2890
info@rcfstl.org

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