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Brighter Future Scholarship Mark

The Building A Brighter Future Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship available for over 80 new and current families across our 18 Diocesan schools for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship advances our mission to educate, inspire, and develop children into future leaders of the Church and community by expanding financial supports for new and current school families.

How It Works

In utilizing the National Standards for Free and Reduced-Priced Lunch, over 80 full-tuition scholarships will be awarded. An online application process will assist in determining eligibility — supporting families throughout the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier regions.

The Department of Catholic Schools will assist new families with selecting and enrolling in a Diocese of Rochester school location throughout the application process.

The Building A Brighter Future Scholarship provides tuition assistance on a year-by-year basis. Each academic year will present the opportunity for new and current families to apply, or re-apply, for the scholarship.

Scholarship eligibility & application

Scholarship eligibility is set by the National Standards for Free and Reduced-Priced Lunch, outlined in the Eligibility Guide below. To apply for the Building a Brighter Future Scholarship, confirm that your family meets the eligibility standards and then download the Application Instructions to get started with the online application process.

The online application process will take place on The Diocese of Rochester Department of Catholic Schools’ trusted enrollment and financial aid system, FACTS Tuition Management. A Department of Catholic Schools’ staff member will communicate with you throughout the application, review, and enrollment process.

School eligibility

The Building A Brighter Future Scholarship is available to new and current families across our 18 Diocesan schools, including:

  • St. Joseph, Penfield

  • St. Kateri, Irondequoit

  • St. Lawrence, Greece

  • St. Louis, Pittsford

  • St. Mary, Canandaigua

  • St. Mary Our Mother, Horseheads

  • St. Michael, Penn Yan

  • St. Pius Tenth, Rochester

  • St. Rita, Webster

  • All Saints Academy, Corning

  • Holy Cross, Rochester

  • Holy Family, Elmira

  • Seton Catholic School, Rochester

  • Siena Catholic Academy, Rochester

  • St. Agnes, Avon

  • St. Ambrose Academy, Rochester

  • St. Francis DeSales-St. Stephen, Geneva

  • St. Joseph, Auburn

For more information or support with the scholarship application, please contact the Department of Catholic Schools at scholarship@dor.org.