All tuition assistance is given on the basis of demonstrated need. Funds are made available from the many generous donors of St. Patrick Parish. Only families who complete the Tuition Assistance application and provide the necessary documents are eligible for tuition assistance. All applications are strictly confidential and are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Board. This Board is a small group of individuals organized for the purpose of reviewing funding requests for tuition assistance. All information this Board reviews, financial or otherwise, is held in strict confidence. Awards are not renewable and families must re-apply every year.

Applications for assistance are accepted from April 1 thru May 15. It is expected that the application process be completed entirely to be considered. Award determinations will be included with tuition paperwork mailed in July each year.

Since there are usually more families requesting assistance than there are available resources, submitting a late or incomplete application will negatively affect the likelihood and/or amount of an award.

The Board will only consider families whose financial standings have been verified. Submitting an application does not mean that the application has been verified. It is very important that all required financial documents be submitted.

Applications are available in the School Office. Please contact Mrs. Atkinson to request an application.


From the website:

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from under-performing public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program also provides low income students who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade the same opportunity. The program provides up to 60,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students. See the Ohio EdChoice website for income guidelines and under-performing schools list.


Application Process and Requirements
  • All families seeking tuition assistance from the Youngstown Diocesan Catholic School Scholarship Fund must submit an official application form (available in English and Spanish) along with a processing fee payable to the private scholarship/financial aid processing service designated by the school.
  • To become eligible for receiving funds from this program, students must attend or be accepted by a Catholic school of the Diocese of Youngstown.
  • The deadline for submitting applications to the scholarship/assistance service is May 15. Applications received after the stated due date will be considered for tuition assistance if funds are available.
  • The funds from the Program will be paid directly to the school that the qualifying student attends. Schools will credit the tuition accounts for those families who have been approved to receive aid for that school year.