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Scholarship & Tuition Assistance

Annual student tuition grants are awarded, enabling families, with demonstrated need, to enroll or retain their children in one of the Catholic elementary and middle schools in the Archdiocese.

Annually in June, the principal and pastor jointly select one or more recipients from Grades Kindergarten – 7, based on need, to receive up to $2,000 in tuition assistance for the following school year.

The pastor will award tuition grants from this fund based on financial need. This fund provides flexible awards and is not limited to $500 per child.

Any family whose children have completed a year's enrollment in kindergarten or above and will be enrolled in grades 1 through 8 at St. Mary's School the following year is eligible to apply. There are no requirements regarding parish or religious affiliation.

St. Mary's School Trust - St. Mary's School would like to acknowledge the St. Mary's School Trust for once again providing our students with $25,000 in tuition assistance grants. Since its founding in 1994, the Trust has provided over $300,000 of tuition support to the families of St. Mary's School. This year's funding comes through the generosity of the following grants:

* The Margaret & Jacob Mesar Memorial Grant

* The Steve & Laura Oleksak Memorial Grant

* The Reverend William E. Dudack Memorial Grant

* The Francine M. Sider Memorial Grant

These gifts help to keep our student body thriving. We appreciate the support the Trust has given us over the years. If you would like to contribute to any of the named scholarships or the Trust's general fund, you can contact Richard Sider at r.sider@cox.net.

Kindergarten Incentive: Current PreKindergarten students who enroll in Kindergarten for the following school year will receive a $500 credit upon completion of the Kindergarten year.

Instructions regarding application for financial assistance.

A Blackbaud Financial Aid form must be completed to be considered for aid from all sources. This form must be submitted via Blackbaud Aid which is a confidential service provided by Blackbaud that helps schools to assess a family's need for financial assistance based on the information provided to Blackbaud Aid by the family. Depending on the assessment of the information provided, the School and the Trust will notify families of any aid granted.

For the upcoming 23-24 school year, the application deadline for tuition assistance requests is April 5, 2023.  There is a
$30 fee to apply via Blackbaud.  If this fee presents a hardship for your family, please
contact Mrs. Williamson. If you need to request financial assistance outside of the Blackbaud Financial Aid application period, please contact Mrs. Williamson. https://studentfinancialaid.blackbaud.school

*Please Note: All tuition grants are applied to the end-of-year tuition payments. Tuition grants are the last monies applied to your tuition accounts. If you receive tuition assistance and do not complete the school year with us, the grant will be rescinded and the money will be awarded to another family in need.
For more information on any of these grants/scholarships please contact Mrs. Williamson –

*Application forms & instructions for completion through Blackbaud Financial Aid are made available in early spring of each year.

St. Mary's School ~ 946 Hopmeadow Street ~ Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone ~ 860.658.9412
Fax ~ 860.658.1737

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