St. Vincent de Paul receives $9,000 tuition assistance grant

St. Vincent de Paul received a $9,000 grant to help subsidize tuition costs.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.

This information was taken from a press release from the St. Mary’s Heritage Fund. Please contact Sean McBride, director of Secretariat for Communications for the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, at 260-744-0012 for information.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend has awarded 26 grants totaling $161,000 from the St. Mary’s Heritage Fund to various organizations from throughout the diocese, including parishes, schools and agencies. Bishop Rhoades approved the following disbursements:

Parishes receive $7000

· St. Joseph Ft. Wayne — $5,000 to subsidize students in grades 6,7, and 8 attending St. Elizabeth School

· St. Mary Ft. Wayne — $2,000 to install improved security system in Ave Maria House

Schools receive $114,000

· Bishop Luers High School — $14,000 for tuition assistance

· Queen of Angels — $5,000 tuition assistance to low-income students who do not receive state vouchers

· St. Joseph — $10,000 for tuition assistance (new school 2014-2015)

· St. Joseph — $16,000 to purchase new textbooks and materials for grades K-5

· Corpus Christi — $4,000 tuition assistance

· Our Lady of Hungary — $5,000 to provide low-income families with the SGO grant assisting with tuition assistance

· St. Adalbert — $5,000 to provide academic instruction to low-income Spanish speaking students

· St. Adalbert — $6,000 to offer teacher development to better serve the Latino community

· St. Anthony de Padua — $5,000 for tuition assistance for minority students

· St. John the Baptist — $7,000 for financial assistance

· Marian High School — $14,000 financial aid for minority students

· Mishawaka Catholic — $10,000 for tuition assistance

· St. Mary of the Assumption, Avilla — $4,000 to help fund SGO awards

· St. Vincent de Paul, Elkhart — $9,000 for financial aid for Hispanic and other minority families

Agencies receive $40,000

· Catholic Charities — $10,000 for food pantry in South Bend

· Catholic Charities — $1,000 to assist individuals or families avoid utility disconnection or eviction

· Christ Child Society — $1,000 for “My Stuff” backpack program


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