Grant & Aid

Grant & Aid

FACTS 

FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are asked to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources. Read more information about FACTS.

GRANTS

Our school board is pleased to offer three new ways to help families attend Sacred Heart School. These include a Referral Discount Grant available to current families and a Welcome Grant available to current Catholic families registered in any AoB parish and who are new to our school, and new this year.

Welcome Grant

Our Welcome Grant is a financial initiative for Sacred Heart and St. Charles Parishioners and is available to new students entering grades 2-8 in the 2022-2023 academic school year. Children who are currently not enrolled can apply for the Welcome Grant and receive $2,000 off of tuition per child in the 2022-2023 school year, and then $1,000 off per child in 2022-2023. Note that the Grant is only for Parishioners in good standing. To be specific, the Welcome Grant is for Parishioners who are of Category I status, meaning:

  • Are registered with a Parish within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
  • Use their envelopes regularly or are enrolled in electronic fund transfer (EFT) at our Parish. 
  • Attend Mass regularly. 
  • Can provide a Letter of Good Standing from your Pastor. 

If you are contributing at Mass each week and are not using Parish envelopes or using electronic fund transfer for weekly offerings, please contact Susan Spedden at sspedden@shgparish.org to establish your status. Those interested in the Welcome Grant can apply online for the Grant when they apply online through School Admin. 

Please note: If you have a family of your own but are registered under your parents’ name in our Parish, you must register your family independently and be a member in good standing for your child(ren) to be eligible for the Welcome Grant. You must be registered under your own family name for your children to be eligible for the Welcome Grant.

Referral Discount Grant

Referral Discount Program for our current school families! Any existing family can refer a new applicant family and receive a $500 discount (no referral max, no grade restrictions). Beginning February 1, 2020: Any current family who refers a new student for the 2021-2022 school year will be eligible for a $500 tuition discount per student. The current school family would indicate the newly-referred family on their electronic re-enrollment form, while the new family would list you as the referring family on their online application. The referred family must fully enroll and attend for the current family to receive the discount. 


FINANCIAL AID

Sacred Heart School strives to remain affordable for as many families as possible. We are blessed to access three main channels of financial assistance: The Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sacred Heart Parish, and Scrip. Some families may also qualify for a variety of scholarships that are listed below.

Beginning November 1, 2021, applications for financial aid will be accepted for the 2022-2023 school year, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore asks families to have all necessary forms submitted no later than the end of February 2022. 

Awards are generally communicated in late April/early May for the Archdiocese aid. All families are eligible to apply to the Archdiocese of Baltimore for tuition grants and aid each year if they are a current family or have already applied for enrollment to The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon. To apply for financial aid, please click here. The financial aid application process is hosted by FACTS, our tuition management provider (see grant & aid assessment information here). If you have any questions about how to apply, feel free to contact Mrs. Gina Darby, Business Manager at gdarby@shgschool.org or call 410-833-0857, ext. 121.

In addition, all families who have Catholic status (those registered at any parish within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, making a regular and conscientious effort to support their parish) are eligible to receive aid from their parish, at the discretion of their pastor. Parishioners apply through the same FACTS system shown above and awards are given at the discretion of the Pastor.

SCRIP

SCRIP is a program in which school families purchase gift cards at their face value (meaning paying $100 for a $100 gift card). While doing so, these families earn a percentage credit to be applied to the next year’s tuition. Our SCRIP program averages the credits offered from all of our participating retailers, and our current average is approximately 4%. In this example, buying a $100 gift card for $100 would also earn a family $4 as a credit to the following year’s tuition (lowering that year’s tuition by $4). SCRIP offers gift cards to many local and national chain stores at which our families frequently shop. Over the course of a year, many of our families earn a substantial credit in this program. Cards can be obtained online or through SCRIP smart device applications.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Knott Foundation

These scholarships are available to students entering fourth and ninth grade, award four-year, full tuition to attend a Catholic, parish elementary school and high school located in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties. These scholarships honor Catholic students that excel in academics. To apply for these scholarships the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria on the Knott website. The link for these criteria is here.


Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc.

Ms. Truschel, who died early in 2007, specified in her will that a foundation be formed- Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc. This scholarship opportunity is available to provide scholarships and assistance to worthy students attending Catholic schools at all levels based on financial need, past academic performance and potential success. Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website (http://theresaftruschel.googlepages.com/)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program.

The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th-grade students with financial need.  It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school. Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.  Detailed information is available on the website  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/


Lands' End School Starboard Scholarship

The Lands’ End School Starboard Scholarship acknowledges and rewards students who display exceptional leadership skills, and recognizes the next generation of young leaders as they steer us into the future. Students attending Lands’ End Preferred Schools in grades 6 through 12 during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply for one of seven scholarships worth $10,000 for school or college tuition.  Detailed information is available on the website  https://www.landsend.com/starboard-scholarship


Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund

The Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund is administered by the Office and Board of African American Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The scholarship, named after the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress, is open to low-income Catholic students, currently residing in the metropolitan area of Baltimore and enrolled in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-625-8472 or email AACM@archbalt.org.


Carolyn D. Bradley Scholarship

Awarded through the Institute for Educational Advancement, the Bradley Scholarship is awarded to exceptionally gifted middle school students. The application process takes place when the student is in the seventh grade. Visit www.educationaladvancement.org for information.


Knights of Columbus Scholarships

The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of several high school scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general. The application period begins October 1st, and all applications must be received by the scholarship committee no later than February 1st. For more information or for applications, visit their web site  www.kofc-md.org, or write to:  Maryland State Council, Knights of Columbus, PO Box 165, Westminster, MD 21158


GB Charities Scholarship

GBC chooses motivated students to receive tuition support of their elementary and secondary education. All GBC scholarship recipients and their parents enter into a binding contract: One requirement is a strong family support system. Each child is assigned a GBC member, who closely monitors the child’s grades, attendance, effort, and conduct. GBC also encourages the child’s participation in extracurricular activities, such as Scouts, sports, and the arts. https://www.gbcharities.org/current-scholarships/


Financial Assistance for Catholic Education (FACE)

FACE provides financial assistance to single and widowed parents with a financial need who have children attending Catholic elementary school. Please visit their website for further information.  www.CatholicFA.org


BOOST PROGRAM

Information for 2020-2021

The State of Maryland offers the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today -BOOST Program. Now in its fourth year, the BOOST Program awards scholarships to income-eligible K-12 students who are eligible for the free or reduced-price meals program to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first. Additionally, a portion of BOOST funding will be directed for higher scholarships to assist students with special needs. Last year, BOOST awarded $7.6 million in scholarship money.


Who’s eligible for BOOST Scholarships?

• Public school students, as well as current nonpublic school students. • Students whose family incomes are at or below the following (include all members of the household in the count):

Please visit www.marylandpublicschools.org/boost for more information.