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Scholarship Overview
The Cathedral of the Risen Christ parish does not want to turn away any Catholic students from school because of lack of funds. Cathedral offers a variety of scholarships, and families are encouraged to apply for the Good Shepherd Scholarship. A Good Shepherd Scholarship provides significant financial aid to families below 225% of the Federal Poverty Line ($1,600 per child). Cathedral also has many other scholarship opportunities through our Scholarship Moment program, a program set up to provide resources to those in our Cathedral Family most in need. Below is a list of Cathedral’s scholarship opportunities. If you are interested in creating a new scholarship, via the Scholarship Moment program, please contact Jennie Sayker at jsayker@crchrist-parish.org.

Preference for scholarship dollars is given to in-parish, active and involved Catholic families who have been in good-standing with the school and parish (strong communication, active tithing, no over-due balances and active volunteer life).

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Points to Consider

Available Scholarships

American Heritage Girls Scholarship
A needs-based scholarship that may be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families.
Who is Eligilble?
Eaglet PK-8th grade girl whose family is in financial need. Priority will be given to a girl who is a member of the American Heritage Girls.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours at Cathedral of the Risen Christ Church, school, or an AHG event.
Criteria and/or Information
The troop would like the student(s) to follow in the AHG Creed and be compassionate, helpful, honest, loyal, persevere, pure, resourceful, respectful, responsible, and reverent in their life.
Cathedral Capstone Scholarship
This scholarship can be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families.
Who is Eligilble?
Eaglet PK-8th grade students whose family has met with the rector to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
These funds are raised by the 8th Grade Junior Achievement businesses and earmarked for this scholarship, uniforms and/or supplies.The programs' sponsor requests that the applicant be an active member in the community.
Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship
This needs-based scholarship may be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families. Scholarship money can be used to cover tuition with any remainder to be used for uniforms.
Who is Eligilble?
K-8th grade students whose family has met with the rector to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
Family must commit to 10 hours of work at the annual spring Used Book Sale.
Criteria and/or Information
Given by a group that hosts an annual used book sale. Initiated by Mary Beth Ekeler, this scholarship is created in an effort to help a family in need that may otherwise not be able to attend Cathedral School. Child must be maintaining strong grades based on effort and ability.
Friends of Cathedral Scholarship
A needs-based scholarship that may be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families.
Who is Eligilble?
Eaglet PK-8th grade students whose family has met with the rector to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
Child must maintain strong grades based on effort and ability, must live “The Dignity Pledge”, and should be participating in activities.
Good Shepherd Scholarship
$1,600
Who is Eligilble?
Families who are under 225% of Federal Poverty Level are eligible for the Good Shepherd Scholarships. Any family is eligible for the Tuition Cap Scholarship if they have more than 3 students in Lincoln Diocese Catholic Schools. Families pay tuition for the first three students, then rest of the students receive free tuition, even if the students are in multiple Catholic Schools.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
Criteria and/or Information
Kathi Krause Scholarship
A needs-based scholarship that may be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families.
Who is Eligilble?
Eaglet PK-8th grade students whose family has met with the rector to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
Kathi Krause was the mother of five children who all attended Cathedral School and Pius X High School. She was very generous with her time, talent and treasure before she passed away from pancreatic cancer, leaving behind her husband Scott and her young family. Kathi was also active in Mother Seton Circle and church activities. As a PCCW Circle we have continued to recognize Kathi's love of Cathedral School through an annual scholarship in her name.
Knights of Columbus Scholarship
A needs-based scholarship that may be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families. Scholarship money can be used to cover tuition with any remainder to be used for uniforms.
Who is Eligilble?
K-8th grade students whose family has met with the pastor to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
Donated annually by the Cathedral Knights of Columbus. The donor requests that the applicant be an active member in the community.
Noel Family Scholarship
A needs-based scholarship that may be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families.
Who is Eligilble?
K-8th grade students whose family has met with the rector to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
Donated annually by long-time Cathedral parishioners and supporters the Noel Family. The donor only requests that the student be in need.
The Ekeler Family Scholarship
This scholarship is to be designated for a single family. Scholarship money can be used to cover tuition with any remainder to be used for uniforms or supplies.
Who is Eligilble?
Eaglet PK-8th grade students whose family has met with the rector to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
Family is asked to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Children in grades 3-8 must maintain at least a C average or better in core content areas.
The Mary Elizabeth Scholarship
This scholarship is designated to individual families.
Who is Eligilble?
K-8th grade students whose family has met with the pastor to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying
Lunch Status
Free and Reduced
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
Children in grades 3-8 must maintain at least a C average or better in core content areas. Families must be willing to provide tax information from the previous year if requested by the donor.
The Ryan Hays Scholarship
This scholarship is designated to an individual boy.
Who is Eligilble?
Boys who are Soldiers of St. Sebastian
Lunch Status
Service Required*
Serving 10 additional Masses beyond those scheduled.
Criteria and/or Information
A boy who is in financial need. Must be in good standing with Cathedral's Dignity Code and the expectations of the Soldiers of St. Sebastian.
Tucker Family Scholarship (sponsored by the Cathedral School Family Association)
A needs-based scholarship that may be given to a single family or distributed to multiple families.
Who is Eligilble?
K-8th grade students whose family has met with the rector to discuss tuition assistance needs prior to applying.
Lunch Status
Service Required*
10 volunteer hours per family – hours must be completed prior to June 30.
Criteria and/or Information
Given to Monsignor Tucker by the Cathedral School and Family Association as a final gift before his leaving Cathedral in the summer of 2017, this is an annual commitment by the CSFA to remember Monsignor's love for Cathedral School. Applicants must be maintaining strong grades based on effort and ability.