It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.
All families seeking financial aid from Bishop Walsh and the Archdiocese of Baltimore can apply here: www.online.factsmgt.com/aid. The deadline for application is February 28th each year. Notice of awards is posted onto a family’s individual FACTS home page.
Families anticipating aid must apply each year. Due to the increasing numbers of families applying for aid, only those qualifying through the FACTS Tuition Assistance Program will be eligible to receive financial aid from the Archdiocese or the school. Catholic parishioners should contact your local pastor for more information on applying for tuition assistance through the parish.
Knott Scholarships Funds
The Knott Scholarship Funds have been providing merit based, full-tuition scholarships for academically talented Catholic elementary and secondary school students for 41 years. Awarded in the 8th grade for grades 9 through 12, scholarships are awarded to Catholic students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who wish to attend a Catholic school. Applications are available beginning in January and are due in March for awards for the following year. For more information, please visit www.knottscholar.org
Knott College Scholarships are also available for the three Catholic universities in Maryland. Please visit our website for more information www.knottscholar.org
Bradey J. Loffert Memorial Scholarship
The Bradey J. Loffert Memorial Scholarship was created by his family and friends to award a high school student with a generous contribution towards their current year’s tuition. The board of the BJLMSF intends to honor the life of Bradey who was a third generation Bishop Walsh graduate from the class of 2002. Bradey graduated from West Virginia University with his degree in Business Administration and went on to have a successful career as a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Licensed Underwriter. Please read through the requirements and submit your application to Bishop Walsh School or email the board of directors of the Bradey J. Loffert Memorial Scholarship Foundation at BJLMSF@gmail.com.
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship
The 2023 Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary scholarship application for grades K-12 is now available in the main office. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Flinn no later than Friday, October 13.
Maryland BOOST Scholarship Coalition
Since 2016, the State of Maryland has offered Maryland families with limited incomes access to scholarships through the BOOST (Broadening Options & Opportunities for Students Today) Scholarship Program. BOOST gives families of K-12 students the opportunity to select a non-public school for their children if that is the best educational fit for their children’s needs. BOOST puts more options within reach for Maryland families and children, particularly those who are most in need. These scholarships have helped about 20,000 students since 2016. Apply here: https://www.marylandboost.org/
WV Hope Scholarship
West Virginia's Hope Scholarship empowers families to make school choices that are right for their educational needs. The Hope Scholarship program offers qualifying West Virginia’s K-12 students an opportunity to build an individual learning experience that works best for their child. The scholarship allows K-12 students to receive financial assistance that can be used for tuition, homeschool curriculum, and other qualifying expenses.
When can I apply?
The application window for new applicants for 2024-25 will be open from March 1, 2024 to May 15, 2024. Renewal applications will be available for existing Hope Scholarship recipients on January 15, 2024. Apply here: WV Hope Scholarship
Friends Assisting Catholic Education (F.A.C.E.) is a vendor rebate program available to all parents and friends of Bishop Walsh School. Participation in the F.A.C.E. program is mandatory to receive aid from the school or the local Catholic parishes. The F.A.C.E. program was implemented to supplement major school fundraisers. By using the program, families can defer this cost from their tuition bill. All families may purchase F.A.C.E. cards and apply them to current tuition accounts and may participate in the sweepstakes program to obtain tuition credits. Contact the school office with any questions at 301-724-5360.
The school purchases gift cards from merchants at a discount price. The parents then purchase these cards from the school at full face value with the discount (earned by the school at the time of purchase) being applied to the parents tuition account. The cards are sold in the F.A.C.E. Office located in the main office area of the school five days a week from 8:15am until 2:30pm. If you wish you can send in an order with your student on any given day and it will be filled and sent home with your child at the end of that day.
This program can also be used through the www.shopwithscrip.com website. If you shop out of town or have family and friends who will help you with this program, you may go to the website and check for additional participating vendors. If you wish to order, please send check made payable to Bishop Walsh School with your order and it will be placed for you. These orders are placed approximately twice a month.