Funded through contributions to the Beyond Sunday campaign, the Beyond Sunday Education Fund Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance to middle-income families seeking a Catholic education for their children. Beyond Sunday is open to students of all faiths, with preference given to Catholic students whose families are Catholic and registered in a parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Elementary school awards renew through the eighth grade, and high school awards renew through the twelfth grade. Annual income requalification is required for all awards.
For the 2023-2024 school year, Beyond Sunday Fellows Scholarships will be tiered based on family income, with a maximum award amount of $4,000. A minimum annual tuition payment of $1,000 per student is required. Approximately 47 new awards will be available, primarily for incoming freshmen applying for Archdiocesan High Schools. Because demand is high and preference for Beyond Sunday scholarships is given to Catholic families registered in a parish, it is expected that all new awardees will be registered Catholics. Beyond Sunday Scholarships are transferrable if the student transfers to another participating Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Beyond Sunday Scholarships are limited to one per family per school, though families may be eligible for additional tuition assistance through other programs.
Applicants for Beyond Sunday Fellows Scholarships will be required to complete two short answer questions. Students awarded a Beyond Sunday Fellows Scholarship will participate in annual events planned by the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, including a service activity and a faith experience.
The open application period for Beyond Sunday Scholarships is January 17 – February 28, 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: Families whose students received a Beyond Sunday scholarship in 2016/2017 are NOT subject to the new income guidelines or award amounts, unless an award would increase.
For more information, please see the Beyond Sunday Fellows FAQ document.
Additional Essay/Short Answer and Reference Information
To be considered for the Beyond Sunday Fellows program, a student must respond to two of the three short answer questions below in 100 words or more (per question). Due to high volume, we are not able to accept emailed, faxed, or mailed responses. The questions are now located at the final stage of the online application (Step 5) and families/students will be able to edit the responses until the February 28th deadline. Responses will be evaluated by RCF beginning March 1st and late responses will not be accepted. If three questions are answered, only questions #1 & #2 will be reviewed for consideration.
- Tell us about the ways in which you have helped others and/or served your community. Which experience was the most meaningful to you, and why? (100 words or more)
- Tell us about a time when you recognized God working in your life. How did this experience shape your relationship with God going forward? (100 words or more)
- Tell us about the ways in which you serve as a leader in your family, school and/or parish. How would a Beyond Sunday Fellowship enable you to have greater impact on others? (100 words or more)