Grant & Aid


It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifices families undertake in deciding to send their children to St. John Regional Catholic School. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families.

John Regional Catholic School believes that the cost of a high-quality education should not be a deterrent to prospective applicants. In recognition of the concern families share about finding adequate resources to meet these costs, our scholarships, grants, and financial assistance programs are designed to help make SJRCS more affordable for those families that seek a Catholic faith-based education for their child.

 FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.In order to be considered for any financial assistance, you must apply for aid through FACTS Grant & Aid and be a registered student at SJRCS. FACTS Management Company will be providing Grant & Aid analysis for all families applying for financial assistance through the AOB, Regional Parishes, Friends of Catholic Education, and St. John Regional Catholic School.

NEW applicants can apply online by clicking here to set up an account.  If you have a current FACTS Tuition Account, go to the "Parent" tab on this website and simply log onto to your account using your existing username and password.

Please make sure to indicate our school name AND your parish name when applying.

Additionally, if you are a parishioner at Holy Family, Middletown, you must also submit a letter requesting assistance to the parish office. St.Peter the Apostle requires that a Parish Application be submitted, as well. Please contact St. Peter's for additional information. All are welcome and encouraged to apply. Information provided is confidential. For more information, contact Mrs. Jill Buls, Business Manager, at 301-662-6722 or by email jbuls@sjrcs.org.



 

IMPORTANT DATES

The Archdiocese of Baltimore's deadline is February 28th.

St. John Regional Catholic School's deadline is April 13th.

Friends of Catholic Education March 30th.

Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund March 30th.

WHAT TYPES OF GRANT & AID ARE AVAILABLE?

 

Welcome Grant

Students entering grades 2 – 6 who transfer to St. John Regional Catholic School from public, non-Catholic private, or home school are eligible to receive a grant for:

$2,000 off tuition in the first year of enrollment

$1,000 off tuition in the second year of enrollment

Grants are offered for each eligible applicant enrolling in the following school year. A limited number of grants are available from November 1st to March 30th.

 

BOOST Scholarship Program 

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch price lunch program and attend eligible nonpublic schools.  

The program is open to both public school students seeking a scholarship for St. John Regional Catholic School, and current students who qualify! Please remember that you must reapply even if your student received BOOST in prior years. 

 Students K – 8 who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Program will continue as long as the program is funded by the state.

 For more information or to apply visit HERE.

Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund:

In order to be eligible for the Parish Tuition Assistance Fund, a family must be registered at one of the following Frederick County parishes:

St. John the Evangelist, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Timothy, St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, Holy Family, St. Ignatius, St. Francis of Assisi/St. Mary.

Multiple scholarships are awarded based on need. Your family must be active parishioners, which includes sharing time and talent, and must contribute to the parish financially on a regular basis either through envelopes or electronic funds transfer. You must also apply for assistance through FACTS Grant & Aid by the published deadline. 

 

The Following grants are available to those students whose FACTS application indicates a financial need for tuition assistance.

 

Friends of Catholic Education

Through the generosity of our donors, particularly those who have remembered Friends of Catholic Education in their estate planning, the organization has made a significant impact in reducing tuition costs for families by providing a variety of scholarship opportunities for students throughout Frederick, Maryland.

For general guidelines regarding scholarship application procedures for elementary and secondary schools Click Here

 

Archdiocesan Grant and Aid

Archdiocesan tuition grant and aid is available to registered parishioners of any Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. A financial grant may apply to each student, so a family with several children in the school or in various Catholic schools in the Archdiocese could receive a grant for each child. Archdiocesan tuition assistance generally comes from two funding sources: the Partners in Excellence Program and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School Fund. The Archdiocese is also contracted with FACTS so each family need only apply for grant and aid once.

All applications will be reviewed by the Archdiocese to determine which families may also qualify for Archdiocesan aid. Grants awarded by the Archdiocese are renewed annually for the child's entire K-12 Catholic education as long as the family is still eligible. Completed applications must be received no later than February 28th annually. All tuition assistance awards are contingent upon a completed FACTS application with all required documentation submitted prior to the first day of school.

 

Referral Program

The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the referral of family or friends for an education at our school. To show our appreciation of your trust and confidence, we offer a Student Referral Program.

All families with students currently enrolled at St. John Regional Catholic School are eligible to receive a $325 tuition credit for new student referrals.

To receive credit:

Refer a student to our school.

Make sure the prospective family mentions your name on the online inquiry form.

A $325 credit will be applied to your FACTS account once the referred student completes the enrollment process.

Start sharing and earning tuition credits today!  

 

Parents in Partnership Volunteer Program for the 2019/2020 School Year

Parents and guardians of the students in St. John Regional Catholic School are encouraged to become actively involved by volunteering here at school. Parents may receive a discount off their tuition in the amount of $10 an hour up to 30 hours per student. This can reduce each student’s tuition by $300. The Pre-K half day students can earn a $150 reduction in tuition by volunteering 15 hours a year.

Example

Student 1      30 hours of volunteering equals $300 reduction

Student 2      60 hours of volunteering equals $600 reduction

Student 3      90 hours of volunteering equals $900 reduction

 

½ day Students   15 hours of volunteering equals $150 reduction off tuition

 
All volunteers must be VIRTUS certified when volunteering for any activity at the school.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Rising Scholars’ Scholarship- This scholarship is awarded to a student entering seventh grade who has earned Principal’s List Honor Roll recognition throughout sixth grade.

Carson Etter Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a rising 4th grade student who is proficient in Math and exhibits outstanding character. The recipient of this award is recommended by the third grade teachers and the principal.

Anonymous Endowment Scholarship: This scholarship is made available through a generous anonymous donation. The scholarship is to be awarded to a high-performing student who might not be able to attend SJRCS without financial assistance.

Principal’s Scholarship- This scholarship is awarded to any student in grades K through 8.

Elliot Kelly Endowment Scholarship- This scholarship is awarded to students entering Kindergarten or 1st grade.

P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship – The PRIDE program serves children in grades 4-8 who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities. PRIDE serves the mission of Catholic schools to educate the whole child, affirm their unique gifts, and nurture them to reach their full potential. There is an extra fee for this program. This scholarship covers the cost of the additional fee for a student in the program who has a financial need.

Saint Junipera Serra Scholarship: This scholarship is named for America’s first Hispanic saint. It will be awarded to a Kindergarten – Grade 6 student of Hispanic descent.

Mustard Seed Endowment Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to any Pre-K through 6 grade student whose FACTS application indicates significant financial need.

Father Funk Scholarship- This scholarship can be awarded to a student in any grade who is a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist parish in Frederick.

Margie Amedeo Scholarship- This scholarship can be awarded to a student in any grade who is a parishioner at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Community.

McSherry Scholarship- This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James McSherry and can be awarded to a student in any grade.

Walser Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students in grades K-4th.

The Grove Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to multiple students whose FACTS application indicates financial need.

Catholic Family Grant:  Grant offered by SJRCS to families require assistance. The amount varies per year depending on funds available.

Theresa F. Truschel Scholarship: Established to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, as well as to provide grants to Catholic institutions and organizations which are helping those in need who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Application can be found at: www.theresaftruschel.googlepages.com

Folds of Honor Children’s Fund Scholarship

The Folds of Honor Children’s Fund Scholarship program seeks to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Applications can be found HERE

The Scholarship application is only available February 1st through March 31st. 

 

Merit Based Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to those students who excel academically. 

 

The Knott Scholarship:

The Knott Scholarship Funds offers four years, full tuition elementary and secondary scholarships to academically accomplished students entering the 5th or 8th grades. This unique scholarship is only available to Catholic students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who wish to attend a Catholic school. Applications are due every year in March for scholarships starting the following fall. Please visit  www.knottscholar.org or call our office at: 443-325-7884 

 Requirements include:

 1. Baptized Catholic or convert

 2. Holds and maintains an A average in all major subjects

 3. Score 94th percentile or higher in Total Reading, Language, and Total Math on a nationally standardized test

 More information can be found HERE


Friends of Catholic Education Scholarships

The Friends of Catholic Education (FOCE) offers several named scholarships to students from SJRCS. In order to be eligible to apply for an FOCE scholarship, a student must:

 1. Have a minimum of a “B” average

 2. Have scored 85% or higher on their standardized tests in Reading, Language, and Math

 3. Be recommended by Principal and Teacher input

  More information can be found HERE

 
FOCE Program

Friends of Catholic Education (FOCE) supports a Food Certificate program to assist parents in reducing the cost of tuition at Frederick County Catholic Schools. To learn more about the program please contact FOCE at foce@att.net or www.friendsofcatholiced.org

 

SCRIP PROGRAM

Scrip provides gift certificates or gift cards from over 300 national and local retailers which may be purchased via an on-line program at www.shopwithscrip.com. Examples of how much can be earned in tuition credits include: Starbucks (7%), Regal Entertainment (16%), Macy's (10%), Payless Shoes (13%), Land's End (17%), Macaroni Grille (11%), Barnes & Noble (9%), Sports Authority (8%), Panera Bread (9%).To enroll in the program, please follow these steps:


Log onto www.shopwithscrip.com for a complete list of retailers. Then register to be a member of ShopWithScrip. The SJRCS enrollment code is 81C9B1A58989. The Scrip method of payment on-line for SJRCS orders is provided by PrestoPay.

Tuition credit will be applied to your account on a monthly basis. Scrip credits may also be applied to a general tuition assistance fund for families at our school.

TESTIMONIAL

"As a single working parent, I wasn't sure how I would be able to afford Catholic school, but it was important to me that she gets a moral education along with a rigorous academic education. I was prepared to make scarifies, but with uniforms and other costs, it was too much for me to handle on my own. The financial assistance that we received, through scholarships and tuition assistance funds, allowed us to continue for all 9 years at SJRCS. It was hard to ask for help -- your pride gets in the way -- but I am so glad I did. No one ever made me feel badly about asking for assistance and it made my daughter feel like she was helping pay her way by earning scholarships.

 

It was a partnership between our family and the school and AOB --each one of us contributed towards the cost of her education. The return on that investment in us has multiplied many times over. She has been thriving in high school and has over 350 hours of community service. She is in National Honor Society and is also organizing a school-wide campaign for hunger relief. She is making the most of her education and is empowered because she knows that others have invested in her success."

 

-The Bracey Family