Why Scholarships

Scholarships change the equation for success, improve the lives of children and strengthen the community. When children succeed in school, the workforce is better educated, the entire region is stronger, and the challenges of poverty are met head on. And, when parents make a commitment to share the cost of a private school, education becomes a priority.

Changes at home – a discipline to study, the drive and determination to build a better future – are often as dramatic as changes seen in the child at school. Families play a key role in guiding their children and reinforcing the life-changing importance of the scholarship opportunities provided through Today and Tomorrow.

Families have the opportunity to apply for all the scholarships listed below using the unified online application. To make the process easier for families and schools, one application is now being used for all scholarships funded by the Catholic Education Office, the Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation, and the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri. The Scholarship Office at TTEF will review your application and determine your family’s award(s) based on eligibility for the different programs.

Individual students may not receive more than one scholarship if awarded, not including Catholic Families Tuition Assistance and Parish Employees Endowment Fund. These funds may be awarded in addition to the other scholarships listed below.

Alive! in Christ

In an effort to increase and retain enrollment of children in Catholic elementary schools, the “Alive! in Christ” Scholarship Program seeks to provide financial assistance to those families (both Catholic and Non-Catholic) who wish to offer their children an education at a Catholic elementary school in the archdiocese. Scholarship awards are based upon financial need of the applicant and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Hope for Tomorrow

Introduced in the 2008-2009 school year, the Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow Scholarship Program seeks to provide financial assistance to St. Louis City families who wish to offer their children a private or parochial elementary school education. Scholarship awards are based upon the financial need and the residency of the applicant. Scholarships awarded will follow students through the 8th grade assuming continued eligibility and are transferable to any private or parochial school in the city of St. Louis.

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Launched in 2016 and funded by the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, the Futures program offers full-tuition scholarships to families wishing to enroll their children at select schools in St. Louis City, regardless of residency or faith.  Families are responsible for all fees. Futures Scholarships may be awarded to students new to the school and are transferrable if the student transfers to another eligible elementary school. Families with multiple children can receive more than one Futures Scholarship.  Students are recommended for Futures Scholarships by each eligible school during the enrollment process.

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When Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Daykin passed away, she left her entire estate in a trust to award educational grants in memory of Richard F. Daykin, her husband; Richard J. Daykin, her son; and herself. It was her intention to create this educational fund for full-time employees of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation and Public Works. Thus the “Dick, Betty and Richard Daykin Scholarship Fund” was established.

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Beyond Sunday

Funded through contributions to the Beyond Sunday campaign, the Beyond Sunday Education Fund Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance to middle-income families seeking a Catholic education for their children. Awards are available to students attending most Catholic elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Beyond Sunday is open to students of all faiths, with preference given to Catholic students. Elementary school awards renew through the eighth grade, and high school awards renew through the twelfth grade.  Annual income requalification is required for all awards.

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Catholic Family

Tuition Assistance

The people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis established this endowed fund through their contributions to the Returning God’s Gifts campaign. This ten million dollar endowment was established in May, 1999. Grants are made on the basis of financial need as determined by the application process. Grants may be used for Catholic children to attend an archdiocesan or parochial elementary school or an archdiocesan or parochial high school.

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Parish Employees

Endowment Fund

A one million dollar endowment fund was established by an anonymous donor. It provides financial assistance for parish employees’ children to attend an archdiocesan or parochial elementary school or an archdiocesan or parochial high school. Employees must work 1,000 hours or more over the course of the year. Grants are made on the basis of financial need as determined by the application process.

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