All students in grades K-12 are eligible as long as they are enrolled in an Albany Diocesan elementary or secondary school. The scholarship is awarded in various amounts for one school year.
To be considered for a Beacon of Hope Scholarship, families must apply annually.
To apply to the Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund families must:
Once this process is completed, the Catholic School Office and the Diocesan Scholarship Committee review the applications. PLEASE NOTE: If just one of these steps is incomplete your application cannot move forward.
Applications must be completed online by April 1st each year.
Scholarships offered by the Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund include:
The Kenneth and Thelma Lally Partnership in Catholic Education
Beacon of Hope Tuition Assistance
The Diocesan Scholarship Committee for the Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund, in conjunction with the Catholic School Office, reviews applications and determines a family’s award based on eligibility for the different programs. If required school administrators are
The selection process is completed in May.
Diocesan school administrators are notified of awards in May in order to draft tuition agreements for families. Families will be notified by the school if awarded a scholarship.
In late September, the schools are sent the list again for the purpose of verifying that the students who are award recipients have enrolled in the school. If they have not, an alternate recipient is selected by the Diocesan Scholarship Committee and the family and school are notified.