(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 will begin soon in 2018.

An independent organization processes all applications and 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).

Applications can be found by clicking: TBA.  The application process is NOW CLOSED – PLEASE CONTACT: Tim McCleary at 718-592-6800, Ext. 120 or via e-mail at: tmccleary@cathedralprep.org.

Please note that while the information sometimes refers to K-8; we are currently using the system for Cathedral Prep students with the assistance of Futures in Education.

Please note for the question:  Do you know which school you are applying for?    Please click: Yes, NY, Queens, then Cathedral Preparatory Seminary. Please note if Cathedral Prep does not show – please enter undecided.

Once you have completed the application, please e-mail your reference number and student name to Tim McCleary at tmccleary@cathedralprep.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.