Our Scholarships

Holy Cross Students

Each year, hundreds of children in the Archdiocese of New York seek to attend a high-quality Catholic school. For many families, tuition expenses are an insurmountable burden. Donors to Inner-City Scholarship Fund help offset the cost of tuition at Catholic schools, enabling hardworking students to pursue a high-quality education in an academically competitive, values-oriented setting.

Inner-City Scholarship Fund offers a variety of tuition assistance programs to low-income students who attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York.

Sponsorship Program

Be A Student’s Friend

Our flagship program, Be A Student’s Friend matches donors with students currently enrolled in Catholic elementary or high schools who are recommended by their principals.  Donors can choose to sponsor a high school student for $3,900 per year or an elementary school student for $2,700 per year. Sponsors receive periodic updates on their students.

General Assistance Programs

Elementary School (K-8)

Through partnerships with the Cardinal’s Scholarship Program and the Archdiocese of New York, Inner-City Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to families transferring from a public school or currently attending an elementary school in the Archdiocese of New York.  This scholarship award is based on individual family needs and the cost of tuition.

High Schools (9-12)

As Catholic elementary school students move on to Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York they are eligible to apply for our High School Award and related programs.  These scholarship awards are based on individual family need and the cost of tuition. For information on our High Schools please click here.

Emergency Tuition Assistance

Our Emergency Tuition Assistance program provides one-time grants to families experiencing unforeseen financial hardships. This program enables students to remain in their Catholic school – often the most stable environment they know – during turbulent times.

For More Information


If you would like to learn more about supporting any of these programs or becoming a sponsor, please contact Jill Turner Lloyd at lloyd@innercitynyc.org

Scholarship Seekers

To inquire about these programs, please fill out this form or call 646-794-3318