St Francis Xavier-Queen of All Saints (Vanderbilt Ave)

Application for Tuition Assistance Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools and Academies

Grades K - 8 

Futures in Education is proud to administer several* scholarship programs, providing partial tuition assistance for families demonstrating financial need, and who meet eligibility requirements, to attend a Catholic school or academy in Brooklyn or Queens. They include Diocese of Brooklyn, Be an Angel to a Student and Evangelization Scholarship.

We are also a proud partner with Children’s Scholarship Fund, which administers the Teddy Forstmann and Bishop’s Scholarship Programs.

Please note: Each family should complete ONLY ONE APPLICATION. A determination of scholarship program eligibility will then be made. Families do not apply for a specific program. 

If your child received an award last year through the Teddy Forstmann program administered by Children's Scholarship Fund, you must re-apply directly through their website at: Returning Teddy Forstmann scholarship families will receive communications directly from Children's Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions. 

All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application. If you are unsure of the award you received, please call Futures in Education at 718.965.7340.

Who can apply for tuition assistance?
All families who have a child or children registered in a Catholic Elementary school or academy in Brooklyn or Queens (Grades K-8), are in need of tuition assistance and can demonstrate financial need may apply.

A new application must be completed every year to be considered for assistance, regardless of whether or not the family has been awarded in the past. 

Who is eligible?
Scholarship awards are assessed on a needs-basis, considering household size and annual income using the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program.

Maximum Income Based on Total Annual 2017 Income

House Size

Maximum Eligible Income















 For each additional child

Add $11,286

 *Families are required to pay a minimum of 25% of the tuition rate. Income will be verified, both to determine eligibility but also the family’s ability to contribute toward the tuition. 

How are scholarships awarded? 
Scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,200 are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on:
  • Program eligibility
  • Income level
  • Household size
  • Timing of when application is received and completed and availability of funding
  • Notifications will be sent to families on rolling basis approximately four to six weeksafter submission of the application via email.

Although every effort is made to grant tuition assistance to all those eligible for our programs, we can only grant awards as funding permits.  If you are denied an award, please reach out to your registered school or academy administration about additional options that may be available to you. 

What is the deadline?

  • March 30, 2018 – Families who received an award in the previous academic year.
  • April 30, 2018 – For new families (did not receive an award in previous academic year).
  • Applications will only be considered when all required supporting documents have been submitted.
  • After the April 30, 2018 deadline, the application will be closed. After that date, please contact the school or academy you are interested in attending to see what options may be available to you. 

How to apply? (must complete ALL steps to be considered)

  • Step 1: Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens.
  • Step 2: After reading and agreeing to the Parent/Guardian acknowledgement, click the link below to fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation. There is a non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee payable by credit card or automatic bank draft. Only one application per family is required.
  • Step 3: Send in the appropriate documents listed in the Document Requirements sheet. 

*If your child received an award last year through the Teddy Forstmann program administered by Children's Scholarship Fund, you must re-apply directly through their website at:

All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application. 

Please note:

  • For information on our scholarship programs, please visit
  • To learn more about our partner organization, Children's Scholarship Fund, please visit
  • All information and documentation provided on this form is kept strictly confidential.

PARENT/GUARDIAN: By continuing below, it indicates that you have read and understand that the information provided on this application is true, accurate and complete, and legal proof of income has been provided. You understand that all information on this application will be verified. Any incomplete, missing, false and/or fraudulent information or documentation on this application, missing signatures, refusal to provide adequate/legal proof of income and/or any pertinent information required to process or determine a decision on this application will be cause for automatic denial of a tuition award. You promise to cooperate with requests from Futures and CSF to obtain additional student information, including, but not limited to: a current photo, essays about the child(ren) and correspondence to funders of the scholarship programs.

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