Scholarships/Financial Assistance

There are several opportunities available for financial assistance:

John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship

The Spalding Scholarship is funded through the Diocese of Peoria’s Rooted in Faith Campaign. This scholarship fund provides needs-based financial aid to moderate and low-income Catholic families to ensure that a Catholic education is accessible to all Catholics. The application process begins in January and all applications are due in February. Recipients are notified in April. Information is published in parish bulletins, the school newsletter and on the diocesan website and school website.

Spalding Checklist
Protocols & Procedures: English & Spanish
FACTS Grant & Aid Financial Needs Application - link.

St. Mary’s Parish Scholarship

St. Mary’s Parish strives to provide financial assistance to those members of the St. Mary’s congregation who cannot meet the full financial obligation to the school. Financial aid is only granted to families who have been registered AND active parishioners of St. Mary’s for at least ONE year. A family will only be considered for financial assistance after they have applied for the John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship. St. Mary’s Scholarship recipients are notified in April. Financial assistance is not available for Pre-Kindergarten students.

St. Mary's Request for Parish Support Form.

Scholarships from other Parishes

Families who are members of other parishes and require financial assistance should speak to their pastor about tuition assistance. Many area parishes provide this type of assistance to their members.

CCHS Scholarship Opportunities

Several scholarship opportunities are available for 8th graders who will attend Central Catholic High School. Scholarship opportunities are announced in early spring.

CCHS Music Scholarship - MPA $500 Scholarship Application