Making Catholic Education Affordable

Each year, many OLPR families qualify and receive scholarships and grants from various organizations to assist with tuition.

A listing of several of these are included here.  Each has their own requirements and deadlines.  Many can be filed online, others need to be printed and mailed.  Click for specific information and check back often to see if you qualify and when applications are due. 

The Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia lottery application for the 2024-2025 school year for grades K to 8 is closed. Visit for more information.

The BLOCS Scholarship application for the 2024-2025 school year is now available. Visit for information and the application. These applications are available for students entering Grades Pre-K 3 to 8.

To apply via FACTS, visit

Additional Scholarship Programs:
Bridge Educational Foundation Scholarships
George and Mary Kremer Foundation

OLPR Grade 8 Catholic High School Matching Starter Scholarships

Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional School’s "Catholic High School Matching Starter Scholarship Program" is designed to "pay it forward" to the families of up to four (4) very high-performing eighth graders. OLPR’s Program will award $2,000 Catholic High School scholarships to our partnering schools in their freshman year  to up to four  students who:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Academic Excellence;
  • Demonstrate the following qualities of exemplary Catholic identity: Leadership, Courtesy, Cooperation, Effort and Service.
  • Attend one of our partner high schools

OLPR’s Program goes one step farther to enable Catholic families to continue their Catholic Education Journey. Many Catholic Secondary schools, both Archdiocesan and Private, have agreed to provide an additional $2,000 MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP in the freshman year to the selected Matching Scholarship students who enroll in their high schools. Additionally, several high schools have also agreed to provide at least $2,000 in scholarships to these students in the Sophomore, Junior and Senior years of their four year education. Supplementing these awards, our partner schools will permit these students to apply for need-based financial assistance during the full four year period of their Catholic secondary education. The tuition assistance value of the Matching Scholarship to parents of each of the selected students in these cases is at least $10,000 in tuition assistance during the students' secondary education. .   
 OLPR’s ability to afford this one-of-a-kind program in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is made possible by and funded by our Home and School Association's and Alumni's support in the form of fundraising activities that occur throughout the school year. 

 OLPR's Program is intended to give something back - "Pay It Forward" - to students and families who have demonstrated through their Academic Achievements  and Catholic Identity, as well as their financial sacrifices, a firm belief in the VALUE of a CATHOLIC EDUCATION.

Scholarships and Grants