(The Thomas R. Moran, Sr., `75, Memorial Scholarship Mass and Ceremony)
Tuition Assistance is given to families who apply and qualify based upon an analysis of data that each family submits annually, and funds are available. Through the generosity of alumni, and friends, Cathedral is able to make funds available to families who cannot afford to pay the full tuition.
Even if you have applied for and/or received an award in the past from this program, you must fill out and submit a new application each academic year. The program for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open.
Cathedral utilizes an independent online organization – FACTS MANAGEMENT (Tuition Management, Financial Aid Assessment, and School Administration software) to process, analyze, and make initial recommendations for all applications. This program requires that you have your W-2 and your completed Income Tax return before you complete your application for financial aid (you will need the information from your tax return to answer many of the questions). Once FACTS provides their recommendations. Cathedral’s Financial Aid Committee will review and decide on grant.
We work with Futures in Education for Brooklyn and Queens and the application can be found by clicking: http://futuresineducation.org/scholarships/ . While the information on this site refers to K-8, Futures in Education allows Cathedral Prep to utilize this application process for our families. Please be advised the eligibility and guidelines for Cathedral are slightly different than the ones listed on this page for K-8. To start an application, scroll down the page and hit the Apply Now button, this will take you to the FACTS website page.
Once you have completed the application, please e-mail your reference number and student name to Tim McCleary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Prior to the application process opening, please feel free to e-mail Tim McCleary to inform us that you will be completing an application. ***
Deadline: Only completed applications submitted with all required supporting documents will be considered. The deadline for an application is Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Completed applications received on or before this date will be considered for the maximum award amount. Completed applications received after this date will still be considered but will depend on remaining funds available.
Awards will be based on the family’s financial need, student character, and funds available.
If you have any questions or problems with the application, please call Tim McCleary, Director of Development at 718-592-6800, ext. 120.
Scholarships who have been awarded an academic scholarship must maintain certain standards to continue to enjoy the scholarship. On the final report card each year he must achieve an average of 85% in his major subjects and have no mark below 80%. These requirements are strictly enforced.
Scholarship students are expected to participate in the Honors Program, including AP Program and take all exams in these courses.
The generous donors of Cathedral Prep – alumni and friends of Cathedral, including Futures in Education, The McKeen Fund, and the Knights of Columbus – fund the scholarship and tuition assistance program.
The Joseph Lombardo Memorial Scholarship Foundation was created to honor the life of Joseph Lombardo, a man who was loved and respected within his community. This scholarship will serve as a way to recognize what Joe stood for and the mission by which Cathedral abides. Joe’s son, Gary, ’00, and Vinny Lapuma. ’01, both Cathedral alums, along with the Lombardo family and friends established this scholarship two years ago and has raised over $125,000 so far to endow this fund.
Please contact the main office with any scholarship or tuition assistance questions.