Catholic Schools’ Superintendent’s Transfer Grant Available at Select Schools
July 14, 2015 | posted by Hope for the Future
The 2015-16 school year marks the second year the Department of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio will be offering the ‘Superintendent’s Transfer Grant’ to families who are interested in attending Catholic school in San Antonio and the surrounding area. The transfer grant is geared toward helping fill classrooms that have open seats, by offering grants up to $3,000 to help families with the cost of tuition.
Here’s how it works. To be eligible, a child must have attended a public, charter, private, or homeschool for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit the Superintendent’s Transfer Grant website for a listing of participating schools. The two-year transfer grant is available to grades 1st – 7th and 9th and 11th. Check with a participating school to ensure space is available for the desired grade level. If space is available, download and print out the transfer grant certificate from the website and take to a participating Catholic school to register your child. The grant will be applied directly to a child’s school tuition. Families will receive a $1,000 grant the first year, and $500 the second for elementary and middle school. High school students will receive a $2,000 grant the first year and $1,000 the second year.
Participating schools include:
• Blessed Sacrament Catholic School • Holy Name Catholic School • Holy Spirit Catholic School • St. John Paul II Catholic High School – New Braunfels • Little Flower Catholic School • Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School • Notre Dame Catholic School – Kerrville • Our Lady of Grace Academy – Pleasanton • Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School • Rolling Hills Catholic School • Sacred Heart Catholic School - Del Rio • Sacred Heart Catholic School – Floresville • Sacred Heart Catholic School – Uvalde • St. Gerard Catholic High School • St. Gregory the Great Catholic School • St. James Catholic School – Seguin • St. James the Apostle Catholic School • St. John Berchmans Catholic School • St. Leo the Great Catholic School • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School • St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School • St. Mary’s Catholic School - Fredericksburg • St. Monica Catholic School • St. Paul Catholic School • St. Peter, Prince of Apostles Catholic School • St. Pius X Catholic School • St. Thomas More Catholic School • St. Louis Catholic School – Castroville • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School – Selma
The Superintendent’s Transfer Grant is inspired after a similar program in the Diocese of Allentown, PA. Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic Schools Superintendent, Marti West, says it’s a great opportunity for a family who has been considering Catholic school education for their children, “This program brings Catholic school education within reach for many families who are seeking an educational experience that incorporates faith and Gospel Values into the daily curriculum.”
With Catholic high school graduation rates at 99%, and 99% of graduates going on to college, Catholic school education has proven success.
In total, there are 28 Catholic schools participating including campuses in San Antonio, Pleasanton, New Braunfels, Seguin, Selma, Del Rio, Uvalde, Floresville, Kerrville, and Castroville. The Superintendent’s Transfer Grant is limited to 10 transfers per school, space is limited. For more information visit, Superintendent's Transfer Grant website.