Assistance is available to support families seeking Catholic education for their children. Funding is available through the generosity of SMMA parishioners. Families who desire to be considered for a grant must be registered parishioners. Applications are available in the Parish Office by contacting Kevin Sucher, 314-487-2522, ext. 210. Annually, SMMA parish provides between $50,000-$60,000 in assistance to families in need.
The people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis established this endowed fund through their contributions to the Returning God’s Gifts campaign. This ten million dollar endowment was established in May, 1999. The application is available after Feb. 1, 2017.
The TTEF application can be found online at www.ttef-stl.org.
The “Alive in Christ!” Scholarship Program is part of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson’s strategic
plan for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In an effort to promote active
recruitment and increased enrollment of children in Catholic elementary schools, the “Alive in
Christ!” Scholarship Program seeks to provide financial assistance to those families (both
Catholic and Non-Catholic) who wish to offer their children an education at a Catholic
elementary school in the archdiocese. Scholarship awards are based upon financial need of the
applicant and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications of all income-eligible families with students attending eligible schools will be
considered, regardless of faith. Students that are new to the school will be considered in grades
K-4 and students already attending the school will be accepted at any grade.
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. Awards are available to students attending St. Margaret
Mary Alacoque School. Beyond Sunday is open to students of all faiths, with preference given to
Catholic students. Elementary school awards renew through the eighth grade. Annual income
requalification is required for all awards.