Join us for an interview with Bishop Donald Kettler and a video showcasing our Catholic grade school students.


Make a gift to CATHOLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND, an endowed fund to assist Catholic students K thru 8.

Interested in reserving a virtual spot?  Please contact Alice at 320-258-7656 or acoudron@gw.stcdio.org.

About the Catholic Schools Student Scholarship Endowment

The Catholic Foundation established the Catholic Schools Student Scholarship Fund in 2011. It came about as the result of numerous listening sessions with lay and ordained members of our diocese, who were asked to identify issues they viewed as most important to our parishes, families and Catholic life. It became clear that the dwindling population within our Catholic schools was critical, and the core cause of the crisis was the cost of tuition for our young families.

Creating a fund, in the beginning, is easy. You give it a name. The work begins when you strive to equip the fund to address its core need. Since 2011, the foundation has been raising dollars to do just that. The Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund hit $1.3 million in December of 2020. Please know that your Catholic Foundation is made for giving! Along this fundraising journey we distributed:

  • $13,500 to 17 schools for 45 scholarships (2013)

  • $20,100 to 18 schools for 67 scholarships (2014)

  • $24,000 to 23 schools for 80 scholarships (2015)

  • $33,900 to 25 schools for 113 scholarships (2016)

  • $30,000 to 25 schools for 100 scholarships (2017)

  • $34,500 for 115 scholarships (2018)

  • $34,500 for 115 scholarships (2019)

  • $38,100 for 124 scholarships (2020)

  • $50,400 for 126 scholarships (2021)


Since 2013, 884 scholarships have been given totaling $277,400.


2021 Breakfast with the Bishop

Catholic Foundation

for the Diocese of Saint Cloud

207 7th Avenue North

St. Cloud, MN  56303

Phone: (320) 258-7653  Fax: (320) 258-0392


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.