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Scholarships

2019-2020 Tuition Assistance Application for Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Elementary Schools and Academies, Grades K – 8, is now open! (ESPAÑOL)


Step 1:

Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens; students who are not yet registered cannot be considered for tuition assistance.

Step 2

Fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation (applicants will be notified of what is required in order to complete the application).
Please Note: There is a non-refundable $35 application processing fee payable by credit card. Only one application per family is required.


General Information

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 academy or school in Brooklyn or Queens.
We are also a proud partner with Children’s Scholarship Fund, which administers the Teddy J. Forstmann and Bishop’s Scholarship programs.

Please note:
• New and returning families should complete ONLY ONE APPLICATION*.
• A determination of scholarship program eligibility will then be made.
• Families do not apply for a specific program.
• Only one award per student will be granted.

*Teddy J. Forstmann Award Recipients Only:  If your child received an award last academic year through the Teddy J. Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.  You must reapply with the Teddy J. Forstmann program.

All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application (continue reading for instructions).
If you are unsure of the type of award you received in the last academic year, please call Futures in Education at 718.965.7340.

Who can apply for tuition assistance?

Families who have child(ren) registered in a Catholic elementary academy or school in Brooklyn or Queens (Grades K-8), and can demonstrate financial need, may apply.
Only completed applications, with all required supporting documentation submitted, will be considered.
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.
• If you are not sure whether or not your application is complete, please contact FACTS directly at 866.315.9262.

Who is eligible?

• Scholarship awards are assessed on a needs-basis, considering household size and total annual income using the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program
• Families are required to pay a minimum of 25% of the tuition rate and must be up-to-date with their tuition.
• Income will be verified to determine eligibility and the family’s ability to contribute toward the tuition.


Based on Total Annual 2018 Income for the Household
Household Size Maximum Total 2018 Income for the Household
2 $65,840
3 $83,120
4 $100,400
5 $117,680
6 $134,960
7 $152,240
8 $169,520
For each additional child add $17,280

How are scholarships awarded?

Partial tuition scholarships are awarded, up to $3,200 per student, not to exceed 75% of tuition.
Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on:
• Program eligibility
• Income level
• Household size
• Timing of when application is completed (with all required documents submitted)
• Notifications will be sent to families, via email, on a rolling basis approximately six weeks after completion of the application.
• Eligible applicants will be awarded until funding is exhausted.

Please Note:  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 we are unable to award you, please reach out to the academy or school where your child is registered regarding other options that may be available. 

When is the deadline?

Applications will only be considered completed when all required supporting documents have been submitted.
March 29, 2019– Returning Families who received an award in the previous academic year.
April 29, 2019– New families (did not receive an award in previous academic year).

Please Note:  After the April 29, 2019 deadline, families will still be permitted to apply for financial aid but priority will first be given to families who applied before the April 29th deadline.  If funding is exhausted, applicants are encouraged to reach out to the academy or school where their child is registered regarding other options that may be available.

How do I apply?

Step 1:  Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens; students who are not yet registered cannot be considered for tuition assistance.

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 $35 application processing fee payable by credit card. Only one application per family is required.

Step 3:  Send in the appropriate required supporting documents, as requested by FACTS, to complete the application.

Teddy J. Forstmann Award Recipients Only:  If your child received an award last academic year through the Teddy J. Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.   You must reapply with the  Teddy J. Forstmann program.

All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application.

Additional Information:

  • For more information about Futures in Education or our scholarship programs, please visit www.futuresineducation.org
  • 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 in Education and Children’s Scholarship Fund to obtain additional student information, including, but not limited to: a current photo, essays from the child(ren) and correspondence to funders of the scholarship programs.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What are the programs?
    • Evangelization Scholarship Program
      The Evangelization Scholarship offers partial tuition assistance to families who meet eligibility requirements, are currently in public school and are registered in a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic religious education program at their parish.
    • Teddy J. Forstmann Scholarships
      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 who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a Catholic elementary academy or school in Brooklyn and Queens.
    • 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 showing extraordinary need to help send their children to a Catholic academy or school in Brooklyn and Queens. The student sends correspondence to the Angel throughout the school year, including letters, greetings and report cards.
  • Who is eligible?
    • Evangelization Scholarship Program
      Families who meet eligibility requirements, grades 1 – 8, are currently in public school and are registered in a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic religious education program at their parish.
    • Teddy J. Forstmann Scholarship
      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 Program
      Up to $1,500 per student for the year.
    • Teddy J. Forstmann Scholarship
      Up to 75% of tuition – maximum of $3,200 a year.
    • Diocese of Brooklyn Scholarship Program
      $500 to $1,500 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?
    Revised: For families who received an award last year, the deadline is March 29, 2019. For new families, the deadline is April 29, 2019.
  • 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 six weeks from when all supporting documents have been submitted and the application is completed.
  • When do I receive the award money?
    Award monies are sent directly to the school twice during the academic year, December and June, after student enrollment has been verified. 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, until funding is exhausted, to eligible students based on program eligibility requirements, income level, household size, and timing of when application is completed.
  • Is the scholarship awarded transferable?
    Yes, as long as your child is registered in another Catholic elementary academy or school in Brooklyn or Queens only. Please call Futures in Education at 718.965.7340 to find out how to transfer the award.
  • 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?
    • Programa de Becas de Evangelización
      La Beca de Evangelización ofrece asistencia parcial en la matrícula a las familias que cumplen con los requisitos de elegibilidad, se encuentran actualmente en una escuela pública y están inscritas en un programa de educación religiosa Católica de Brooklyn o Queens en su parroquia.
    • Beca Teddy J. Forstmann
      El programa, administrado por el Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF), estimula la inscripción de estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas para aquellas familias con necesidades financieras con el objetivo de CSF de maximizar las oportunidades educativas para todos los niños. Algunas escuelas católicas de Brooklyn y Queens están participando. nyc.scholarshipfund.org
    • Programa de Beca DOB
      Ofrece becas parciales a familias que demuestren necesidad económica y están inscritas en una academia o escuela católica de primaria en Brooklyn y Queens.
    • Programa de Beca del Obispo
      El BSP, administrado por Children 'Scholarship Fund (CSF), estimula la inscripción de estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas para aquellas familias con necesidades financieras en línea con el objetivo de CSF de maximizar las oportunidades educativas para todos los niños. Solo las familias que reciben premios son consideradas en el año académico actual.
    • Programa sé un ángel para un estudiante
      Un programa de patrocinio en el que un donante, un Ángel, paga una parte de la matrícula del estudiante por una familia que demuestra una necesidad extraordinaria de ayudar a enviar a sus hijos a una escuela o academia católica en Brooklyn y Queens. El estudiante envía correspondencia al Ángel durante todo el año escolar, incluyendo cartas, saludos y calificaciones.
  • ¿Quién es elegible?
    • Programa de Becas de Evangelización
      Las familias que cumplen con los requisitos de elegibilidad, grados 1 a 8, se encuentran actualmente en una escuela pública y están inscritas en un programa de educación religiosa católica de Brooklyn o Queens en su parroquia.
    • Beca Teddy J. Forstmann
      Familias con estudiantes nuevos en una academia o escuela católica de primaria en Brooklyn o Queens, en los grados K ​​a 8, que cumplen con las pautas de ingresos del programa.
    • Programa de Becas de la Diócesis de Brooklyn
      Familias que necesitan asistencia con la matrícula de los niños en los grados K-8 inscritos en una escuela primaria católica en Brooklyn o Queens. Solo las familias premiadas que regresan están siendo consideradas en el año académico actual.
    • 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.
    • Programa se un Angel para un estudiante
      Las familias que necesitan asistencia con la matrícula de los niños en los grados K ​​a 8 se inscribieron en una academia o escuela católica de primaria en Brooklyn o Queens.
  • ¿Cuáles son las cantidades de las becas?
    • las familias que necesitan asistencia con la matrícula de los niños en los grados K ​​a 8 se inscribieron en una academia o escuela católica de primaria en Brooklyn o Queens.
      Hasta $ 1,500 por estudiante para el año.
    • Beca Teddy J. Forstmann
      Hasta el 75% del costo anual – un máximo de $3,200 al año.
    • Programa de Becas de la Diócesis de Brooklyn
      $ 500 a $ 1,500 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 las familias que recibieron un premio el año pasado, la fecha límite es el 29 de marzo de 2019. Para las nuevas familias, la fecha límite es el 29 de abril de 2019.
  • ¿Cómo puedo aplicar?
    Haga su solicitud directamente en línea a través de nuestro sitio web: futuresineducation.org, haga clic en la sección de Becas y SOLICITE AHORA.
  • ¿Mi beca se renueva automáticamente?
    NO. Las familias deben aplicar anualmente, aun si completaron la aplicación el año anterior.
  • ¿Cuándo seré notificado?
    las notificaciones se realizan de forma continua, por lo general, seis semanas después de que se hayan enviado todos los documentos de respaldo y se haya completado la solicitud.
  • ¿Cuándo recibiré el dinero de la beca?
    los fondos de las becas se envían directamente a la escuela dos veces durante el año académico, diciembre y junio, después de que se haya verificado la inscripción de los estudiantes. Comuníquese directamente con su escuela para determinar cuándo vencen los pagos de matrícula. Los pagos solo se realizarán si se cumplen todos los requisitos del programa.
  • ¿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 se otorgarán, hasta que se agoten los fondos, a los estudiantes elegibles según los requisitos de elegibilidad del programa, el nivel de ingresos, el tamaño del hogar y el momento en que se completa la solicitud.
  • ¿Son las becas otorgadas transferibles?
    Sí, siempre y cuando su hijo esté registrado en otra escuela elemental católica o escuela en Brooklyn o Queens únicamente. Llame a Futures in Education al 718.965.7340 para averiguar cómo transferir la beca.
  • ¿Quién procesa la aplicación?
    FACTS es un proveedor externo que se especializa en la evaluación de necesidades financieras. Procesan todas las solicitudes y administran el proceso de selección.