All families are strongly encouraged to complete the scholarship application process. The same application is used for the Pius X Scholarships and the Good Shepherd Scholarship. Both the Pius X Scholarships and the Good Shepherd Scholarship use FACTS for the application process. Simply select both applications during the application process.
When is/are the deadlines?
The deadline for the Good Shepherd Scholarship is March 30, and May 31 for the Pius X scholarships.
Is there a difference in the application process?
The only difference is that the GSS application asks for either the 2018 or 2019 tax return information, while Pius X requires the 2019 tax return information. Pius X will also have some optional additional questions should you be interested in applying for some of our named scholarships with specific requirements (typically our non-need based scholarships).
Are there any changes in the GSS from this year to last year?
Yes. The scholarship amount has increased from $1,300 to $1,600 per student. Also, the qualifying standard has increased from 200% of the federal poverty level to 225%. Read more here
Does the scholarship cover the Diocesan technology fee for students?
Yes and no. Yes the Diocesan technology fee can be covered on top of the $1,600 (for a total of $1,825 in scholarship funds), but the technology fee is not included in the family cap.
Can my family earn scholarship money from both the GSS and Pius X?
Yes, it is possible to receive a scholarship from both.
What impact does the GSS have on the Pius X scholarships?
The addition of the Good Shepherd Scholarship means Pius X is able to offer even more scholarship funds to more families. In 2019-2020 the Pius X Foundation was able to assist almost double the amount of families as previous years with our Pius X specific scholarships.
Is Pius X still interested in providing more scholarships?
Yes! In fact, generous donations have made it possible to offer three new scholarships for the 2021-22 school year. Contact Courtney Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or view our Scholarship page for more information.