John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Information
The John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship is an endowment fund established with contributions from the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria. If you would like to make a donation that would provide families the opportunity of a Catholic education for their children, click on the button to go to our online giving page. Scholarships in excess of $650,000 were recently awarded for the 2020-2021 school year.
Applications for scholarship grants will be available for the 2021-22 academic year beginning in January 2021. Assistance is open to students enrolling, or intending to enroll, in any Catholic school, grade Kindergarten through 12, located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are parishioners in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed. Information about the grants and application procedure will be available here on the websitebe or by contacting any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria in January 2021. Families of students currently receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to renew a grant for next year must reapply.
Tuition assistance other than the Spalding Scholarship is also available. The Invest in Kids Act in Illinois authorized a Tax Credit Scholarship Program to provide scholarships for Illinois students to attend non-public schools (grades K-12) in Illinois. You are encouraged to apply for that assistance as soon as the application process opens in January 2021. Learn more!