OLCEF is Committed to Catholic Education
For over 30 year the Education Foundation has been there to support families in their choice of
Catholic Education – that has not changed! For the 2021 – 2022 school year, the Education
Foundation is committed to providing tuition assistance for families in need. Families are
encouraged to apply for assistance. Awards will be based on financial need separately from the
Bishop’s Scholarship Fund
Bishop Walkowiak has greatly increased the amount of available scholarships for diocesan
Catholic schools. All families, whether enrolling for the first time or already enrolled, can apply
for Bishop’s Scholarships. Learn more about the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund and Smart Aid
Faith and Future Scholarship
Every kindergartner, 6th grader, and 9th grader in the diocese’s 31 Catholic schools is eligible for
the Faith & Future Scholarship, worth $100 toward tuition. There is also a bonus of $50 if the
student completed 5th or 8th grade at one of the diocese’s Catholic schools, for a total possible
scholarship value of up to $150.
To receive the Faith & Future Scholarship, parents of future kindergartners, 6th graders, and 9th
graders must complete the scholarship application (available in Spanish here), and subscribe to the
CatholicSchools4U.org blog and to the weekly newsletter from digital safety experts Protect Young
Eyes, a community partner of Catholic schools in the diocese.
Way to Contribute to OLCEF!
- One-time monetary gift or setting up a weekly, monthly or annual pledge, please visit our parish website.
- Participate in our annual fundraising event
- Matching Gifts – OLCEF qualifies for most companies’ matching gift programs
- Life insurance policy with OLCEF as a beneficiary
- Designate a portion of your estate to the OLCEF
- Contribute stocks, bonds or other assets
Participate in SCRIP
A scrip program gives members of your organization the power to fundraise all the time, without doing anything more than using scrip gift cards to pay for their everyday shopping. They don’t have to spend money on things they don’t need, make room to organize events in their busy schedules, or sell to friends and relatives.
When families place order for SCRIP, they pay the face value for gift cards & receive the face value for gift cards.
New preschool and kindergarten students in fall 2021 will have access to the Welcome
Scholarship, worth up to $750 toward tuition. Apply for the Welcome Scholarship using the
following link. https://catholicschools4u.org/#welcomescholarship
Smart Tuition Set Up
To set up an account with Smart Tuition account please go to www.enrollwithsmart.com
It will ask you to find your child’s school by name or school ID. The ID for Our Lady of
Consolation School is 12172. Follow the instructions provided to enroll.