Tuition Assistance Program
The Foundation is dedicated to providing needs-based tuition assistance for Catholic and non-Catholic students wishing to attend a Catholic Elementary school within the Diocese of Buffalo. Our goal is to make a Catholic School education affordable for all.
To meet that objective, the Foundation approved a new funding partnership with the BISON Scholarship Fund, a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children attending private schools. The BISON Fund will now cover Catholic elementary school students in kindergarten through eighth grade in all eight counties of Western New York.
The expansion is the result of a three-year partnership/grant agreement between the BISON Fund and the Foundation. For the 2011-12 academic year, the Foundation will provide a $600,000 grant to the fund. This grant will replace the Catholic Elementary Tuition Assistance Program (CTAP) funding for the term of the agreement. CTAP provides needs-based tuition assistance for Catholic and non-Catholic students registered at any Catholic elementary school in the diocese.