Good Shepherd Scholarship

Good Shepherd Scholarship Announcement – 2020-2021 School Year

We are pleased to announce that the Lincoln Diocese will continue to offer Good Shepherd Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year for students that attend Diocesan Catholic Schools.   In 2019 the Lincoln Diocese awarded:

  • $1.2 million in Good Shepherd and Family Tuition Cap Scholarships
  • 1,180 Catholic School Students Received Scholarships
  • 15% of Catholic School Students Received Scholarships

The Good Shepherd Scholarship and the Family Tuition Cap Scholarship will increase to $1,300 for grades K-8 and $1,600 for grades 9-12 and will cover families within 225% of the Federal Poverty Level.  The Family Tuition Cap Scholarship will be offered again, to families with more than three students enrolled in Lincoln Diocese Catholic Schools.  Families who apply will only pay tuition for the first three students.  To be eligible for the Good Shepherd Scholarship or the Family Tuition Cap Scholarship, families must apply through the FACTS Scholarship Management program.   Any family may apply, regardless of religious affiliation.  Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2020 to March 30, 2020.  To apply for Lincoln Diocese Scholarships, please go to www.goodshepherdsholarship.com.

2020-2021 Good Shepherd Scholarship Overview

  1. Good Shepherd Scholarship – The Lincoln Diocese will expand the qualifying guidelines and increase the scholarship amount for the Good Shepherd Scholarship for the 2020-2021 School Year:
    1. For Families within 225% of Federal Poverty Level
    2. $1,300 for grades K-8; $1,600 for grades 9-12
    3. Funding no more than 75% of tuition
    4. All enrolled students in a family are awarded a scholarship, if the family is eligible.
    5. Diocesan Technology Fee is added to scholarship.
  2. The Good Shepherd Scholarship Income Eligibility Guidelines for 2020-2021:
2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Continental United States
Family 100% 130% 185% 200% 225% 250% 285% 300% 330% 350%
Size
1 $12,490 16,237 23,107 24,980 28,103 31,225 35,597 37,470 41,217 56,830
2 $16,910 21,983 31,284 33,820 38,048 42,275 48,194 50,730 55,803 76,941
3 $21,330 27,729 39,461 42,660 47,993 53,325 60,791 63,990 70,389 97,052
4 $25,750 33,475 47,638 51,500 57,938 64,375 73,388 77,250 84,975 117,163
5 $30,170 39,221 55,815 60,340 67,883 75,425 85,985 90,510 99,561 137,274
6 $34,590 44,967 63,992 69,180 77,828 86,475 98,582 103,770 114,147 157,385
7 $39,010 50,713 72,169 78,020 87,773 97,525 111,179 117,030 128,733 177,496
8 $43,430 56,459 80,346 86,860 97,740 108,575 123,776 130,290 143,319 197,607
9 $47,850 62,205 88,523 95,700 107,685 119,625 136,373 143,550 157,905 217,718
10 $52,270 67,951 96,700 104,540 117,630 130,675 148,970 156,810 172,491 237,829

 

  1. Family Tuition Cap – The Lincoln Diocese will continue to offer the Family Tuition Cap Scholarship ($1,300 for GS and $1,600 for HS), for families who are over 225% of the Federal Poverty Level. Families who have more than three students are eligible to apply for the Family Tuition Cap scholarships, after they pay for the first three students in their family.  Your Catholic School will not charge tuition for students, after the first three, by offering a local Tuition Cap Scholarship to cover the rest of tuition (Diocesan Technology Fee is not covered).
  2. FACTS Scholarship Management – The Diocese has reduced the number of questions in FACTS, to streamline the application for most parents. Some schools may still require additional questions for their local scholarships.