The value of Catholic education is undeniable. Academic excellence, along with instilling discipline and moral values, provide a strong foundation for the development of both mind and soul. But for many families, Catholic education is difficult to afford.

The Catholic Foundation manages competitive scholarship funds to support promising, qualified students by assisting them with the costs of their education. Through the generous support of donors, these funds change children’s lives and help them benefit from a Catholic school education to which they otherwise would not have had access.

In 2020, the Catholic Foundation gave back over $150, 000 to 63 deserving students from 23 schools across Metro Detroit. With your help, we can grant more in 2021!  You may support one of our existing scholarship funds below or you can establish a scholarship to honor or memorialize family members, teachers, or other loved ones.


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Scholarship Funds

St. Anne Scholars Fund

The Holy Spirit prompted the hearts of the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit as expressed in Synod 16 and His Excellency, Archbishop Vigneron prioritized in his Apostolic Letter, Unleash The Gospel that Catholic Schools be available to all families in the Archdiocese of Detroit who desire a Catholic education for their children. As a result, the Archdiocese established The St. Anne Fund with the Catholic Foundation of Michigan. The Archdiocese seeks to continue growing their seed gift through growing relationships with dedicated donors and friends whose hearts are on fire with the mission of Catholic Schools for families needing financial assistance.

Guidelines for Eligibility (click to expand)

Student and family must:

  • Describe their desire to attend an Archdiocese of Detroit K-8 school
  • Describe a need for financial assistance to attend Catholic school
  • Receive online recommendation from the accredited Archdiocese of Detroit K-8 school

Priority will be given to requests from students who:

  • Share clearly and passionately why they want to attend a Catholic School
  • Exhibit and describe an excitement for learning
  • Are active parishioners of a Catholic parish

Each application for a scholarship grant must include:

  1.  Completed online application form with all accompanying documents
  2.  Two online letters of recommendation:
    1.  Current pastor
    2.  Principal of the desired school

St. Martin de Porres Scholarship Fund 

Inspired by the life of St. Martin de Porres, and made possible by the generous support of a local Catholic family, the St. Martin de Porres scholarship fund was created to provide scholarship grants to students involved and interested in Latin American communities.

Guidelines for Eligibility (click to expand)

Student and family must:

  • Be involved with and interested in Latin American communities
  • Describe a need for financial support to attend Catholic school
  • Receive online recommendation from the accredited Archdiocese of Detroit K-8 school

Priority will be given to requests from students who:

  • Are not currently enrolled at a Catholic elementary school
  • Exhibit an excitement for learning
  • Have shown persistence given adversity
  • Are active members of the community

Each application for a scholarship grant must include:

  1.  Completed online application form with all accompanying documents
  2.  Two online letters of recommendation:
    1.  Current pastor
    2.  Principal of the desired school

 

Create Your Own Family Legacy Scholarship Fund

Give now to the St. Anne Scholars Scholarship Fund

Give Now to the St. Martin de Porres Scholarship Fund


 

About Us

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan inspires charitable giving and assists donors in providing for the long-term needs of the Catholic parishes, schools, ministries, and nonprofit organizations of southeast Michigan.
The Foundation is led by visionary lay Catholics who saw the need to align our charitable giving with our Catholic values. We serve the Catholic community in southeast Michigan by helping ensure that the Church’s outreach will thrive long into the future.

The Catholic Foundation is growing daily. See our Impact. Learn more in our 2019 annual report.

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