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Bishop's Scholarship Fund

Bishop's Scholarship Fund

Bishop's Scholarship Fund

Your gift supporting the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity for deserving students to attend El Paso’s Catholic schools from Pre-K through 12th grade.

26 Donors
Current Value
$843,234 Current Value
$1,250,000 Goal
About This Fund

Bishop’s Scholarships are available for a select number of students who meet the academic and extracurricular requirements of the scholarship application, are recommended by their pastor/principal, are at-risk and would benefit from a Catholic education, and would not otherwise be able to attend Catholic school.

Scholarships are available for students enrolling in Pre-K to 12th grade and are renewable for as long as the student attends an El Paso Catholic school and remains in good standing. The amount of an individual Bishop’s Scholarship award ranges from $500 to $4,000 annually, determined by the Catholic Foundation based on the ability of the student’s family to contribute toward the educational expenses.

Currently, there are more requests for scholarship assistance than the Catholic Foundation and our local schools can provide. Yet many students attending El Paso’s Catholic schools are especially in need of financial aid. Nearly one out of four of the over 2,500 students enrolled in El Paso’s Catholic schools qualify for the federal lunch program. Many more families would like to attend but find the tuition out of reach. While our schools work hard to keep tuition affordable–with tuition ranging from $3,700 to $8,000/year - the need for financial aid outpaces the availability.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.

Phone or Mail:

Call (915) 872-8412 Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM MT to donate the phone. Or you can download this form and mail it to the PO Box listed at the bottom.

Monthly Giving:

As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people helped by the parishes, schools, ministries, and charities in the Diocese of El Paso. Set up a monthly donation.

Planning Giving:

Creating a bequest in your will for the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is a powerful statement in your legacy and costs you nothing today. Learn about planned giving.

Establish a Named Fund:

Donors may create a Named Fund benefiting the endowed fund of their choice with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over five years. If you’re interested in creating a legacy in honor or memory of a loved one, find out more or call (915) 872-8412.

Named Fund Donors Supporting the Bishop's Scholarship Fund

Anonymous Fund
Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis Fund
Michael and Clara Miles Fund
Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz Fund
Office of Education Fund