Diocese announces scholarships for low-income students

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools and Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) are pleased to announce the Hope and Opportunity Initiative. This Initiative will provide 100 new low-income students with scholarships up to $2,000 to attend a Catholic elementary school either in the Fall River or Greater New Bedford area. Additional aid from schools and parishes is also available. This Initiative has been made possible by a donation to FACE from the Carney Family Foundation.

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has echoed Pope Francis’ call to make Catholic education accessible to all those who desire it. FACE and the Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools are grateful to donors, like the Carney Family, for responding to this call enthusiastically. Through their generosity, FACE will provide $1.2 million in financial aid to students in the Diocese of Fall River’s 22 schools for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

Many of the diocesan schools still have open seats for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Families interested in learning more about the Hope and Opportunity Initiative should contact Sarah Heaton at 508-678-2828 or email sheaton@dfrcs.org.

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