Financial Assistance

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Diocese of Peoria Financial Assistance

Tuition assistance scholarship grants from the John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Endowment Fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding the first Bishop of Peoria, will be available for the 2018-19 school year for students enrolled in or intending to enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12 in any Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are active members of a Catholic parish in the diocese.  All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed. Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained from any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria or on the Diocesan website under Catholic Education and then under Financial Assistance. Consult the detailed protocols and procedures and checklist for all requirements necessary to be eligible for an award.  Grant applications are due by April 30, 2018.

 St. Patrick Parish Tuition Assistance Program

Financial assistance is also available for the 2018-2019 school year at St. Patrick School.  You must first apply for the John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Fund Grant (see information above).  The same deadlines (April 15, 2018) apply to the St. Patrick Parish Tuition Assistance Program funded from the Sister Mary Ann Scholarship Fund. The scholarship process is strictly confidential.  There is a strong commitment that Catholic education should be within the reach of every family in our parish.  For more information about tuition assistance go to: and click on About Us then Tuition Assistance.  If you have any questions, please contact the St. Patrick Parish Office


Parents are encouraged to apply for both assistance programs online at:  Families of students currently receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to renew a grant for the 2018 - 2019 year must reapply.  Deadline for the completed applications is April 15, 2018.  Notification of grant awards will be made by the end of May.