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Scholarships

The Scholarship Application Process Opens January 15, 2018 For Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Elementary Schools (K - 8)!


Step 1

Register your child(ren) in a Catholic elementary academy or school (K – 8) in Brooklyn or Queens.

Step 2

Fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation. Please note that there is a non-refundable $30 application processing fee payable by credit card or check. Only one application per family is required.


2018-2019 Application for Tuition Assistance Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools and Academies

Grades K – 8

Futures in Education is proud to administer several* scholarship programs, providing partial tuition assistance for families demonstrating financial need, and who meet eligibility requirements, to attend a Catholic school or academy in Brooklyn or Queens. They include Diocese of Brooklyn, Be an Angel to a Student and Evangelization Scholarship.

We are also a proud partner with Children’s Scholarship Fund, which administers the Teddy Forstmann and Bishop’s Scholarship Programs.

Please note: Each family should complete ONLY ONE APPLICATION. A determination of scholarship program eligibility will then be made. Families do not apply for a specific program.

If your child received an award last year through the Teddy Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you must re-apply directly through their website at: https://csfaffiliatefamily.civicore.com/Brooklyn/index.php?action=userLogin/. Returning Teddy Forstmann scholarship families will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.

All other applicants, please continue reading. If you are unsure of the award you received, please call Futures in Education at 718.965.7340.

Who can apply for tuition assistance?
All families who have a child or children registered in a Catholic Elementary school or academy in Brooklyn or Queens (Grades K-8), are in need of tuition assistance and can demonstrate financial need may apply.

A new application must be completed every year to be considered for assistance, regardless of whether or not the family has been awarded in the past.

Who is eligible?
Scholarship awards are assessed on a needs-basis, considering household size and annual income using the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program.

Maximum Income Based on Total Annual 2017 Income
House Size Maximum Eligible Income
2 $43,848
3 $55,134
4 $66,420
5 $77,706
6 $88,992
7 $100,278
8 $111,564
 For each additional child Add $11,286

*Families are required to pay a minimum of 25% of the tuition rate. Income will be verified, both to determine eligibility but also the family’s ability to contribute toward the tuition.

How are scholarships awarded?
Scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,200 are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on:
  • Program eligibility
  • Income level
  • Household size
  • Timing of when application is received and completed and availability of funding
  • Notifications will be sent to families on rolling basis approximately four to six weeks after submission of the application via email.

Although every effort is made to grant tuition assistance to all those eligible for our programs, we can only grant awards as funding permits.  If you are denied an award, please reach out to your registered school or academy administration about additional options that may be available to you.

  • What is the deadline?
  • March 30, 2018– Families who received an award in the previous academic year.
  • April 30, 2018– For new families (did not receive an award in previous academic year).
  • Applications will only be considered when all required supporting documents have been submitted.
  • After the April 30, 2018 deadline, the application will be closed. After that date, please contact the school or academy you are interested in attending to see what options may be available to you.

 

  • How to apply? (must complete ALL steps to be considered)
  • Step 1: Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens.
  • Step 2: After reading and agreeing to the Parent/Guardian acknowledgement, click the link below to fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation. There is a non-refundable $30.00 application processing fee payable by credit card or automatic bank draft. Only one application per family is required.
  • Step 3: Send in the appropriate documents listed in the Document Requirements sheet.

*If your child received an award last year through the Teddy Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you must re-apply directly through their website at: https://csfaffiliatefamily.civicore.com/Brooklyn/index.php?action=userLogin/

All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application. 

  • Please note:
  • To learn more about our partner organization, Children’s Scholarship Fund, please visit  http://nyc.scholarshipfund.org/.
  • All information and documentation provided on this form is kept strictly confidential.

PARENT/GUARDIAN: By continuing below, it indicates that you have read and understand that the information provided on this application is true, accurate and complete, and legal proof of income has been provided. You understand that all information on this application will be verified. Any incomplete, missing, false and/or fraudulent information or documentation on this application, missing signatures, refusal to provide adequate/legal proof of income and/or any pertinent information required to process or determine a decision on this application will be cause for automatic denial of a tuition award. You promise to cooperate with requests from Futures and CSF to obtain additional student information, including, but not limited to: a current photo, essays about the child(ren) and correspondence to funders of the scholarship programs.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What are the programs?
    • Evangelization Scholarship
      Offers partial scholarships to families in need to stimulate enrollment of students from Public Schools who are currently registered in a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic religious education program.
    • Teddy Forstmann
      Administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF), the program stimulates enrollment of students from Public Schools for those families with financial need in line with CSF’s aim to maximize educational opportunity for all children. Select Brooklyn and Queens Catholic schools are participating. nyc.scholarshipfund.org
    • Diocese of Brooklyn Scholarship Program
      Offers partial scholarships to families in financial need of tuition assistance for students enrolled in Catholic grammar schools in Brooklyn and Queens. Only returning award families are being considered in the current academic year.
    • Bishop’s Scholarship Program
      Administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF), the BSP stimulates enrollment of students from Public Schools for those families with financial need in line with CSF’s aim to maximize educational opportunity for all children. Only returning award families are being considered in the current academic year.
    • Be an Angel to a Student Program
      A sponsorship program where a donor, an Angel, pays a portion of the student’s tuition for a family with extraordinary need to help send their children to a Catholic school. The student sends correspondence to the Angel throughout the school year, including letters, greetings and report cards.
  • Who is eligible?
    • Evangelization Scholarship
      Families with students new to Catholic school in grades K to 8, who meet the program’s income guidelines, coming from a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic religious education program.
    • Teddy Forstmann
      Families with students new to Catholic school in grades K to 8, who meet the program’s income guidelines.
    • Diocese of Brooklyn Scholarship Program
      Any family in need of tuition assistance with a child or children in grades K-8 enrolled in a Catholic grammar school in Brooklyn or Queens. Only returning award families are being considered in the current academic year.
    • Bishop’s Scholarship Program
      Families with students new to Catholic school in grades K to 6, who meet the program’s income guidelines. Only returning award families are being considered in the current academic year.
    • Be an Angel to a Student Program
      Any family in need of tuition assistance with a child or children in grades K to 8 enrolled in a Catholic grammar school in Brooklyn or Queens.
  • What are the award amounts?
    • Evangelization Scholarship
      Up to 75% of tuition – maximum of $3,200 a year.
    • Teddy Forstmann
      Up to 75% of tuition – maximum of $3,200 a year.
    • Diocese of Brooklyn Scholarship Program
      $500 to $1,400 a year.
    • Bishop’s Scholarship Program
      Up to 75% of tuition – maximum of $3,200 a year.
    • Be an Angel to a Student Program
      Based on Angel donation, typically $1,500+ a year.
  • When can I apply?
    For families who received an award last year, the deadline is March 30, 2018. For new families, the deadline is April 30, 2018.
  • How can I apply?
    Please apply directly online via our website: futuresineducation.org then click on the Scholarships section and APPLY NOW.
  • Does my scholarship automatically renew?
    NO. Families must reapply each year, even if you completed an application in the past.
  • When am I notified?
    Notifications are done on a rolling basis, typically three weeks from when an application and supporting documents are received.
  • When do I receive the award money?
    Award monies are sent directly to the school twice during the academic year after student enrollment verification. Please contact your school directly to determine when tuition payments are due. Payments will only be made if all program requirements are met.
  • Who can I contact with questions?
    Questions regarding scholarships can be directed to FACTS at 866.441.4637. Contact your school for all other questions.
  • How are scholarships awarded?
    Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on program eligibility requirements, income level, household size, and timing of when application is received.
  • Is the scholarship awarded transferable?
    Yes, as long as your child is registered in another Catholic grammar school in Brooklyn or Queens.
  • Who processes the application?
    FACTS is a 3rd party vendor who specializes in assessment of financial need. They process all applications and administer the selection process.
  • ¿De qué se trata el programa?
    • Beca de Evangelización
      Ofrece ayuda financiera parcial a las familias que tienen niños en escuelas públicas y tienen carencias económicas. Esto es para alentarlas en registrar a sus niños, que estén actualmente registrados el Programa de Formación Católica en Brooklyn o Queens.
    • Teddy Forstmann
      Administrada por Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF), el programa estimula a los estudiantes de escuelas públicas de familias con necesidad económica de acuerdo al propósito de CSF, que es maximizar la oportunidad educacional para todos los niños. Participan escuelas católicas selectas de Brooklyn y Queens.
    • Programa de Beca DOB
      Ofrece ayuda financiera parcial a las familias en necesidad de asistencia económica para los estudiantes registrados en escuelas católicas de primaria en Brooklyn y Queens. Sólo las familias que han recibido esta beca anteriormente están siendo consideradas para este año escolar.
    • Programa de Beca del Obispo
      Administrada por Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF), la Beca del Obispo (BSP) incentiva a la inscripción de estudiantes de escuelas públicas para aquellas familias con necesidad económica de acuerdo al propósito de CSF, que es maximizar la oportunidad educacional para todos los niños. Sólo las familias que han recibido esta beca anteriormente están siendo consideradas para este año escolar.
    • Sé un Ángel para un estudiante
      Un programa de patrocinio en donde un donante, un Ángel, paga una porción del costo de la escuela anual, para una familia con una necesidad excepcional, y así ayudar a su niño a ser enviado a una escuela católica. El estudiante envía correspondencia al Ángel durante el año escolar, incluyendo cartas, saludos y libretas de notas.
  • ¿Quién es elegible?
    • Beca de Evangelización
      Familias con estudiantes nuevos en una escuela católica en los grados K al 8vo., quienes reúnan los requisitos de la línea de ingresos del programa, viniendo del Programa de Formación Católica en Brooklyn o Queens
    • Teddy Forstmann
      Familias con estudiantes nuevos en una escuela católica en los grados K al 8vo., quienes reúnan los requisitos de la línea de ingresos del programa. Para mayor información, visite: http://nyc.scholarshipfund.org/
    • Programa de Beca DOB
      Cualquier familia en necesidad de asistencia financiera con un niño en los grados Pre-K(4) al 8 registrados en una escuela católica en Brooklyn o Queens. Sólo las familias que han recibido esta beca anteriormente están siendo consideradas para este año escolar.
    • Programa de Beca del Obispo
      Familias con estudiantes nuevos en una escuela católica en los grados K al 8vo., quienes reúnan los requisitos de la línea de ingresos del programa. Para mayor información, visite: http://nyc.scholarshipfund.org/ Sólo las familias que han recibido esta beca anteriormente están siendo consideradas para este año escolar.
    • Sé un Ángel para un estudiante
      Cualquier familia en necesidad de asistencia financiera con un niño en los grados Pre-K(4) al 8 registrados en una escuela católica en Brooklyn o Queens.
  • ¿Cuáles son las cantidades de las becas?
    • Beca de Evangelización
      Hasta el 75% del costo anual – un máximo de $3,200 al año.
    • Teddy Forstmann
      Hasta el 75% del costo anual – un máximo de $3,200 al año.
    • Programa de Beca DOB
      $500 a $1,400 al año.
    • Programa de Beca del Obispo
      Hasta el 75% del costo anual – un máximo de $3,200 al año.
    • Sé un Ángel para un estudiante
      Basado en las donaciones del Ángel, normalmente $1,500+ al ano.
  • ¿Cuándo puedo aplicar?
    Para familias que recibieron una beca el año escolar anterior, la fecha límite es el viernes 31 de marzo, 2017. Debe entrar a su cuenta de TADS para volver a aplicar. Para las familias nuevas, la fecha límite es el viernes 21 de abril, 2017.
  • ¿Cómo puedo aplicar?
    Por favor aplique directamente en nuestra página web: futuresineducation.org haga clic en la sección Scholarships (becas) y luego en APPLY NOW.
  • ¿Mi beca se renueva automáticamente?
    NO. Las familias deben aplicar anualmente, aun si completaron la aplicación el año anterior.
  • ¿Cuándo seré notificado?
    Las notificaciones son enviadas en orden de llegada, normalmente tres semanas luego de que la aplicación haya sido recibida y todos los documentos hayan sido enviados.
  • ¿Cuándo recibiré el dinero de la beca?
    El dinero de las becas son enviados directamente a la escuela durante el año académico luego de que la inscripción del estudiante haya sido verificada. Por favor contacte a su escuela directamente para determinar cuando los pagos restantes deben ser enviados. Los pagos van a ser hechos si todos los requisitos del programa han sido reunidos.
  • ¿A quién puedo contactar con preguntas?
    Las preguntas acerca de las becas pueden ser dirigidas a TADS al 800.477.8237 (marque el 5 para ayuda en español). Contacte a su escuela para todas las demás preguntas.
  • ¿Cómo son dadas las becas?
    Las becas son otorgadas a los estudiantes elegibles en base a nuestro programa de requisitos de elegibilidad, nivel de ingresos, número de integrantes en la familia, y el tiempo en que la aplicación haya sido recibida.
  • ¿Son las becas otorgadas transferibles?
    Sí, siempre y cuando el niño sea inscrito en las escuelas católicas de educación primaria de Brooklyn o Queens. Llame a TADS para actualizar la escuela en su aplicación.
  • ¿Quién procesa la aplicación?
    TADS es nuestro vendedor que se especializa en la evaluación de ayuda financiera. Ellos procesan todas las aplicaciones y administra el proceso de selección.