TRANSFORMING LIVES, BUILDING CHARACTER
Our commitment to Catholic education in the Diocese of San Diego is demonstrated by the $1MM of financial support to fund tuition assistance for our families in need.
WHY THE BISHOP FLORES SCHOLARS?
In the first year of our program, over 900 students in both our Catholic elementary and secondary schools throughout the Diocese of San Diego received financial assistance.
Six principles define the Bishop Flores Scholars and its desire to serve low and middle-income families.
- The Bishop Flores Scholars is a program focused on serving families in need. There are thousands of empty seats in Catholic schools in San Diego and Imperial Counties. We can help fill them, today!
- Parents place a high priority on their children’s education. We are focused on providing financial opportunity for families desirous of Catholic education and who could not otherwise afford it.
- We are committed to becoming long-term investors of our neediest families. In addition to providing the continuity of a kindergarten-through-12th-grade education, The Bishop Flores Scholars empowers families by offering tuition assistance for multiple siblings, keeping families together.
- Effectiveness and Efficiency. 5% of total funds raised translates into direct tuition assistance for families, with 1.5% of the overall program budget going toward scholarship management and administration via TADS in order to provide a more effective and efficient service for applicant families. All other administrative and operating costs are covered by the Diocese of San Diego.
- The most important difference is the breadth of our program. We provide tuition assistance to families who demonstrate the greatest financial need, and the hundreds of families in our program will lift entire communities in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
- Our scholarships are awarded based on a family’s demonstrated financial need – not grades, test scores, or a lottery outcome.
“It is essential that every possible effort be made to ensure that Catholic schools, despite financial difficulties, continue to provide “a Catholic education to the poor and the marginalized in society”. It will never be possible to free the needy from their poverty unless they are first freed from the impoverishment arising from the lack of adequate education.”
– Pope Saint John Paul II