Description: Full or partial tuition assistance to private middle and college-prep high schools in the Saint Louis Metropolitan area. These private schools are for boys and girls of any faith who have the potential for college but may fail to achieve that potential because of social or economic circumstances. Tuition at these schools can range from $3,500 to $10,000 or more per year. Students receive assistance from receipt of scholarship till graduation from high school.
Most students are referred to us through the Daughters of Charity who operate family centers in the East Saint Louis public housing. Prospective students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) apply to schools and must meet the entrance qualifications and agree to the terms of the school and the scholarship contract. Religious affiliation is not a consideration.
Application: Danny Boy Scholarship Application
Welfare to Work
Description: This program provides part-time, after school jobs to high school students. The participants enter a contract to be on time, perform their work, and maintain satisfactory grades. In return they are paid an hourly wage and tutoring is available to help them with their class work. The cost to sponsor a student in the “Welfare to Work” program exceeds $3,000 per student per year.
Description: Tutoring is available to participating students who need extra assistance. A number of volunteers are qualified to teach a variety of subjects and are available to tutor Danny Boy scholars and Welfare to Work students thus ensuring successful completion of their academic program.