Scholarships for Pius X High School
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.
Thanks to the generosity of many donors, Pius X awarded more than $515,000 in scholarships to students for the 2020-21 school year. The annual priority deadline to apply is May 31. If a family’s financial situation has changed after that date, an application can be submitted at any time.
Establishing a Scholarship
Establishment of a Named Scholarship gives you the opportunity to honor and remember loved ones while actively supported Pius X’s quality, Catholic education. Once a Named Scholarship is created, the funds are invested in the Foundation’s endowment with the income from the investment being used to help pay a portion of students’ tuition. Named scholarships last forever and serve as a permanent memorial. This means you can financially assist current as well as future students for many years to come. As the scholarship balance increases, so does the amount of aid students receive.
You may donate to any established named scholarship or the Pius X Foundation’s general scholarship fund by using our online form or by mailing a check to Pius X. For more information or to establish a named scholarship, please email us or call 402-488-1046.
Frequently Asked Questions
All families are strongly encouraged to complete the scholarship application process via FACTS.
Applicants fill out ONE application to be eligible for both the Good Shepherd and Pius X scholarships. Simply select “Diocese of Lincoln” and “Pius X” at the beginning of the FACTS application to be considered for the Good Shepherd Scholarship and all Pius X scholarships.
Questions about applying for tuition assistance? Click here or call 402-488-1046.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is/are the deadlines?
The deadline for the Good Shepherd Scholarship is March 31 and the deadline for the Pius X scholarships is May 31.
Is there a difference in the application process?
The only difference is that the Good Shepherd Scholarship application asks for either the 2020 or 2021 tax return information, while Pius X requires the 2021 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).
Does the Good Shepherd Scholarship cover the Diocesan technology fee for students?
Yes and no. Yes, the Diocesan technology fee of $410 can be covered on top of the $1,900 (for a total of $2,310 in scholarship funds), but the technology fee is not included in the family cap if you meet the financial need requirements for the Good Shepherd Scholarship.
Can my family earn scholarship money from both the Good Shepherd Scholarship and Pius X?
Yes, it is possible to receive a scholarship from both.
About the Good Shepherd Scholarship
Good Shepherd Scholarship Program Results
- 2020: over $2.1 million in scholarships awarded (2019: $1.2 million)
- 2020: 1,337 students (and their families) benefited from a scholarship (2019:1,170 students)
- 2020: families within 225% of the Federal Poverty Level were eligible for scholarships (2019: 200%)
- 2020: scholarships cover up to 75% of tuition, or $1,300 for grade school and $1,600 for high school (2019: $900 for grade school/$1,300 for high school)
- 2020 scholarships also included $225 to cover the technology fee for over 1,200 students (Learn about technology fee)
2020 Good Shepherd Graduating Senior Class Results
- 100% of the Good Shepherd Scholarship seniors graduated from high school (85.3% National Rate; 88.4% Nebraska Graduation Rate)
- 34% of the Good Shepherd Scholarship seniors identified as minority students (48% National Rate; 33.5% Nebraska Rate)