Frequently Asked Questions About the Diocese of Reno Scholarship Fund

How much of my donation will go toward paying student's tuition?

100% of donations go toward providing children access to a Catholic education. Every year, the total amount raised for the scholarship has been matched by a generous donor, effectively doubling contributions and making your donation’s impact even greater.

 


 

Without your generosity and altruism, I would not be able to attend Bishop Manogue. It is with pleasure and honor that I write this thank you letter. —D.O.R.S. recipient in high school*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

How can I support students in need through D.O.R.S.?

The best way to support D.O.R.S. is with a financial contribution. Every dollar donated goes to a family who wants to give their child a catholic education, but is barred by finances. The demand is currently much higher than the size of our fund, and a donation of any amount will help provide for a student in need.

We also ask that you keep our efforts in your prayers as the Lord can provide more than any other.

Finally, by identifying D.O.R.S. in your will, you could make your last act on earth one of generous giving and provide a child with a bright future.

 


 

When my mom told me that I got a scholarship, I was just so excited. I also get excited whenever there’s a D.O.R.S. concert. I really like singing at the concert every year. Once again, thank you and God bless. —D.O.R.S. recipient*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

How are the students selected and who is eligible?

D.O.R.S. is a needs-based scholarship and as such, goes to families who need it most. Applications are made through FACTS Grants and Aid to verify a calculated need. We would love to provide a scholarship to all families that apply, but currently, the need far outweighs the size of our fund. In 2015, 355 families applied for the scholarship—We were able to provide for 33 of those families. Your donation could give more children access to a Catholic education.

 


 

Every morning we see our little angel go to school and we pray to God that we can continue seeing this scene every morning. When you came across, we knew it was possible to make this dream a reality. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we pray that you will forever be kept in God’s hands. —Parent of a D.O.R.S. recipient*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

What is required for a student to continue to receive the program?

In order for a child to continue receiving funds from the program their parents must continue to have a verified financial need, provide required school service hours and be current in their tuition responsibilities. Students also take a part in their eligibility by demonstrating academic success and maintaining good behavior.

 


 

I work very hard for good grades and love going to my school—D.O.R.S. recipient in middle school*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

How much financial support does the scholarship provide each year the student is in school?

Generally, D.O.R.S. provides $2,000 per year to children grades K-12, however the needs of each family are different.We do what we can to ensure the recipients have adequate financial support, and depending on the calculated need of a child the amount could fluctuate.

 


 

I would like to thank you for your generosity. Because of you, I can now continue my education and at the same time grow closer to God. —D.O.R.S. recipient in elementary school*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

What long term benefits result from sending a child to Catholic school?

The National Catholic Education Association reports that Catholic schools have a 99% high school graduation rate and that 85% of graduates go to college. In the Diocese of Reno, the number of students going to higher education or military service from Catholic high school is 100%. Paired with top-notch schooling and an education that shapes the mind, body and soul of its students, children are more prepared to succeed in the world because of their Catholic education.

 


 

Thank you for making it possible for me to go to Catholic school. I know I will succeed in life with the guidelines and teachings I am learning. —D.O.R.S. recipient*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

Why is the privacy of the scholarship recipients protected?

We respect the privacy of the parent’s financial matters and value their choice to send their child to a Catholic school. As such, we want to give their children the privacy to engage at school as any other child would, without feeling set apart our different from their peers.

 


 

I like how we learn about God. I’ve learned tons from this school. It’s the best! I like to go to Church every week. —D.O.R.S. recipient*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

How much does a year of education cost for each student?

The cost of education varies from school to school, so it’s hard to put an exact number on the cost of tuition. D.O.R.S. provides students with roughly $2,000 per year to cover the cost of tuition or make the cost affordable for parents with financial difficulties.

 


 

You have made a big difference in our son’s life and future and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to D.O.R.S. —Parent of a D.O.R.S. recipient*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

How do families apply?

Commonly, parents apply for D.O.R.S. directly from the school they would like their child to attend and must also apply through FACTS Grants and Aid.

 


 

I want to truly thank you for the blessing of your gracious gift. —Parent of a D.O.R.S. recipient*

*We respect the privacy of all our recipients and to protect their identity they will be kept anonymous. 

 

“Catholic education has both broadened my mind and enriched my spirit. The friends made and lessons learned in Catholic school will surely last a lifetime.”

— Ashley L.

Our Lady of the Snows Class of 2009, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School Class of 2013

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