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Diocese of Richmond Tuition Assistance Program

All Are Welcome

Each school year, the Diocese of Richmond and the McMahon Parater Foundation provide tuition assistance grants and scholarships to Catholic school students in the Diocese of Richmond. 

This represents contributions and commitments from individuals and businesses throughout the Diocese, inspired by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and his conviction that our Catholic schools welcome all children whose parents want them to receive a Catholic education.

As Pope Francis has proclaimed, Catholic schools join their work of education with the explicit proclamation of the Gospel.  He says, “How much good has been done by Catholic schools!”

“It is the responsibility of the entire Catholic Community— bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and laity — to continue to strive toward the goal of making our Catholic schools available, accessible, and affordable to all Catholic parents and their children ...” ~ U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops   

The parishes of the Diocese of Richmond support Catholic schools through an annual assessment. This tuition assistance is available to children who have been baptized Roman Catholic and are registered in a Parish. The amount of support is determined by the student’s calculated need. These awards are available to students attending Diocesan schools.

McMahon Parater Foundation Scholarships The McMahon Parater Foundation (MPF) was established in 2008 to make Catholic schools more affordable by providing tuition assistance to families seeking a Catholic education for their children.  Gifts to MPF’s Investing in Our Children campaign provide this tuition assistance. 

Both Catholic and non-Catholic students are eligible for these scholarships. 

The amount of support is determined by the student’s calculated need. 

These awards are available to students attending Diocesan and private Catholic schools.

St. Mary Star of the Sea School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its educational program, activities, or employment practices. As a Roman Catholic School, we joyfully exercise our responsibility to pass on the teachings of the Catholic faith. 

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