Education for a Brighter Future Endowed Fund

Education for a Brighter Future Endowed Fund

Established in 2001 as a partner of the Children’s Scholarship Fund in New York (CSF), the Education for a Brighter Future Endowed Fund provides scholarships to families in Wayne County and Pontiac who desire a Catholic or private school education for their children in grades K-5. The Education for a Brighter Future Endowed Fund is expected to award approximately $500,000 in scholarships to students annually.

The Education for a Brighter Future Endowed Fund will allow for more opportunities for youth to attend Catholic and private schools. Beginning in 2021, this fund will provide scholarships to about 200 students annually. This number will continue to increase as the endowment grows and additional contributions are made to the program.

We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of donors and others who have and will contribute to this fund. In the words of Blessed Solanus Casey, we thank God ahead of time for how this gift will bless youth and families within our communities.

How to Apply

Families who wish to send their children to Catholic or other private schools in Wayne County and Pontiac have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship through the Education for a Brighter Future Endowed Fund; scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on financial need, chosen by a random drawing.

Applications are due in June for the following school year, and a student may receive up to $3,000 per academic year. Families may apply year after year, and for any of their children in grades K-5. There is no application fee required for this scholarship fund.


  • Your child should be entering kindergarten through fifth grade at a Catholic or other private school in Wayne County or Pontiac in the fall 2021 who did not attend private school in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Your income and household size must fall in the eligibility guidelines (see below).
  • Submission of the family’s current tax form or other documentation of family income is required as part of the scholarship application process
  • A family considered eligible for assistance may submit a scholarship application for multiple children within that family.
  • An eligible family may re-apply for a scholarship for their child in subsequent years, should they still fall within eligibility guidelines.
Income Eligibility for the 2021-2022 School Year

Your income and household size must fall in the eligibility guidelines (see below).

Find your income on this chart, and note the percentage of tuition for which you qualify, according to your household size (includes children and adults in house).



75% of Net Tuition

50% of Net Tuition

25% of Net Tuition













































For each additional family member add:




Eligible Schools
Al-Ihsan Academy Detroit
Al-Ikhlas Training Academy Detroit
All Saints Catholic School Canton
Brookfield Academy Livonia
Cabrini Catholic Grade School Allen Park
Charlotte Mason Community School Detroit
Christ the King Catholic School Detroit
Christ the King Lutheran School Southgate
Crescent Academy International Canton
Dearborn Heights Montessori Center Dearborn Heights
Detroit Christian Schools of Excellence Detroit
Detroit Waldorf School Detroit
Detroit Waldorf School Detroit
Divine Child Catholic Elementary School Dearborn
Emmanuel Lutheran School Dearborn
Gesu Catholic School Detroit
Grosse Pointe Academy Grosse Pointe Farms
Guardian Lutheran School Dearborn
Holy Redeemer Grade School Detroit
Inter City Baptist School Allen Park
Metropolitan SDA Junior Academy Plymouth
Montessori Children's Center of Allen Park Allen Park
Most Holy Trinity Catholic School Detroit
Muhammad University of Islam Detroit
Muslim American Youth Academy Dearborn
New Morning School Plymouth
Northville Christian School Northville
Northville Montessori Center Plymouth
Notre Dame Marist Academy Lower School Pontiac
Notre Dame Marist Academy Middle School Pontiac
Oakwood Junior Academy Taylor
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School Plymouth
Our Lady of Victory Catholic School Northville
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School Grosse Pointe Woods
Peace Lutheran School Livonia
Plymouth Christian Academy Canton
Roots Montessori School Plymouth
Sacred Heart Catholic School Dearborn
Schoolhouse Montessori Academy Canton
Shajara Tayyiba School Canton
St. Anselm Catholic School Dearborn Heights
St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic School Grosse Pointe Park
St. Edith Catholic School Livonia
St. John Lutheran School New Boston
St. John Paul II Catholic School Lincoln Park
St. Joseph Catholic School Trenton
St. Linus Catholic School Dearborn Heights
St. Matthew Lutheran School Westland
St. Michael Catholic School Livonia
St. Michael Lutheran School Wayne
St. Paul Lutheran School Northville
St. Paul Lutheran School Livonia
St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School Grosse Pointe Farms
St. Pius X Catholic School Southgate
St. Stephen Catholic School New Boston
St. Valentine Catholic School Redford
Tawheed Center of Detroit School Dearborn Heights
Temple of Faith Baptist School Detroit
The Spiritus Sanctus Academy Plymouth
University-Liggett School Grosse Pointe Woods
Westland Christian Academy Westland
Westside Christian Academy Detroit

If you have any questions about this fund, eligibility, or the application process, contact Jessica Orzechowski from the Office of Stewardship and Grants Management at or 313-237-5757.

Give to Scholarships

To learn more about how you can make a meaningful impact on a child’s life through contributing to the Education for a Brighter Future Program, or another Archdiocese of Detroit scholarship fund, contact Kathryn Woodstock, Associate Director of Mission Advancement at 313-596-7423 or