2021-2022 Catholic Schools Scholarship Appeal

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 - Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Location: All Parishes
City: Statewide
Contact: Marguerite Olberts
Phone: (501) 664-0340, ext. 394

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The eighth annual Catholic Schools Scholarship Appeal kicks off Nov. 13-14 to assist schools statewide in raising funds for need-based tuition assistance. Parishes have been asked to provide envelopes or hold a second collection to support the fund. Last year, $72,596.20 was awarded to 79 students in 11 Catholic schools. Donations came from 241 individuals, and seven parishes took up second collections. The Knights of Columbus donated more than $1,400. There are Catholic schools throughout the country closing because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Support of this appeal can help prevent that from happening in Arkansas. The cost of tuition is a challenge to hundreds of our families who desire a Catholic education for their children. Parish subsidies, school fundraising and foundations provide funds for financial assistance, but not enough, especially this year. All funds raised through this appeal go directly to an Arkansas Catholic school to provide tuition assistance to a family with a demonstrated financial need. This program is sponsored by the Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Little Rock. For more information, contact Marguerite Olberts at (501) 664-0340, ext. 394.