The value of Catholic education is undeniable. Academic excellence, along with instilling discipline and moral values, provides 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 the Archdiocese of Detroit and other community members, these funds change children’s lives and help them benefit from a Catholic school education to which they otherwise would not have access.

In the past three years, the Catholic Foundation awarded nearly $750K to 300 deserving students from nearly 41 schools across Metro Detroit. With your help, we can grant more! 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. To learn more, please click here.


How to Apply

The 2023-2024 scholarship application process has closed for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Before beginning your application process, we ask that you read through our FAQ documents and review the eligibility requirements below. Once applications are open, nominated families will be sent an email to access our scholarship platform and submit an application. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please reach out to Christina Shabo at  (248) 204-0332, ext 4.

TIMELINE
April 1Pastors, principals and administrators are invited to submit student nominations for the scholarship process.
May 6Applications are open and nominated families are invited to apply.
June 5 Applications are due; 11:59 pm.
Early AugustAward notifications will be emailed to students.
Sept. 1Scholarships publicly announced.

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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.  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
  • Are active members of their Church community
  • Exhibit and describe an excitement for learning

Each application for a scholarship grant must include:

  1.  Completed online application form
  2.  Two online letters of recommendation:
    1.  Current pastor or pastor of the desired school
    2.  Principal of the desired school
Give now to the St. Anne Scholars Scholarship Fund

 


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 those involved with and interested in Central American communities
  • Are active members of their Church community
  • Share clearly and passionately why they want to attend Catholic school

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 or pastor of the desired school
    2.  Principal of the desired school

Give Now to the St. Martin de Porres Scholarship Fund


Kathleen Cobbledick Scholarship Fund

The Kathleen Cobbledick Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for Catholic education in honor of the legacy of Kathleen Kalpin Cobbledick and her life of service. As Kathy pursued the mission of Christ, she demonstrated not only a passion for helping others but dedicated the time to build a relationship with each person she helped along the way. Kathy worked to always make another feel welcomed with her amazing smile and energy.  As with Jesus, this dedication continued during her suffering in the final 3 years on earth.

Guidelines for Eligibility (click to expand)

Guidelines for Eligibility:
Scholarship applicants must meet all the following criteria to qualify:

  • Students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.
  • Applicants must demonstrate active community service. (volunteering, clubs, extracurricular activities)
  • Applicant must qualify for admission to an accredited Catholic school.
  • Family must demonstrate financial need.

Priority will be given to requests from students who:

  • Attend Shrine Catholic High School
  • Applicants of color or any group that is underrepresented at the school

Each application for a scholarship grant must include:

  1.  Completed online application form with all accompanying documents

Give Now to the Kathleen Cobbledick Scholarship Fund


St. Andrew Scholars Scholarship Fund

The St. Andrew Scholars Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to children with disabilities who have the desire to attend Catholic school. Scholarship grants may cover up to 50% of tuition cost based on individual need.

Guidelines for Eligibility (click to expand)

Guidelines for Eligibility:
Scholarship applicants must meet all the following criteria to qualify:

  • Applicant must have a qualified diagnosed significant disability 
  • Applicant must qualify for admission to an eligible school within the Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Applicant (and ideally the family) should be Christ followers
  • Family must demonstrate financial need to attend Catholic school
  • Receive an online recommendation from the eligible Archdiocese of Detroit school or programs

Priority will be given to requests from students and families who:

  • Applicant is a new student at eligible Archdiocese of Detroit school or program
  • Share clearly and passionately why they want to attend a Catholic school 
  • Exhibit and describe an excitement for learning 
  • Applicant and family who are actively involved in service in the community
  • Applicant is a member of a disadvantaged population

Each application for a scholarship grant must include:

  1. Completed online application form with all accompanying documents
  2. Two letters of recommendation:
    1. One from a teacher or counselor who knows student well
    2. One from student’s pastor/supervisor of community service

Give Now to the St. Andrew Scholars 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 annual report.

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