For the 2012-2013 academic year, Catholic school students in grades K-12 received over $10 million in tuition assistance. Our goal is to make a Catholic School education affordable for all who wish to attend.
To meet that objective, the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo approved a new funding partnership in 2011 with the BISON Scholarship Fund, a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children attending private schools. The BISON Fund now covers Catholic elementary school students in kindergarten through eighth grade in all eight counties of Western New York.
The expansion is the result of a three-year partnership/grant agreement between the BISON Fund and the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. For the 2012-13 academic year, the Foundation provided a $700,000 grant to the fund.
In addition to the BISON Fund, the Oishei Scholarship Program is available to students choosing Catholic education. Many individual schools and parishes also offer scholarships and tuition assistance.
Please contact individual schools for specific information on tuition rates, assistance available and how to apply.