Fulcrum Scholarships!!

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Fulcrum Foundation Scholarships: $1300 to Students Who Qualify!

The Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant program is designed for families and students currently enrolled in any Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Seattle. A family must apply each year through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to qualify for a grant—all awards are made based on financial need. The award for elementary students who will be in grades K - 8 for next year will be $1300 per student who qualifies. Students who will be in Pre-K 3 or 4 next year do NOT need to apply, as they will not qualify. If you think there is any possibility you will need assistance of any kind, please make sure that you apply through Fulcrum. The school will only provide financial assistance to families who have applied through Fulcrum FIRST. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to check in with Berenice at office@holyrosarybilingual.org or 253-272-7012.
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Scholarship Application: The Process


The window for 2019-20 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications officially opened on October 1st, 2018. All applications must be complete and submitted by Friday, December 14th (with ALL documents submitted/uploaded by that date). Please do not delay this process, though, as issues can arise with your application so it is good to give yourself enough time to locate documents or address problems with the application so that we can assist. We go on Christmas vacation and will be unable to help with problems beginning on Dec. 20th.

After completing the application, Fulcrum will need approximately 2 weeks to complete verification of the application. Their ABSOLUTE deadline is Jan. 4th with no exceptions. Here is the link to apply: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid

VERY IMPORTANT: Any family seeking ANY financial assistance for tuition from Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy MUST first apply through the Fulcrum Grant Application before they will be granted ANY financial assistance through the school.

If you would like to use a school computer to complete the online application, you are welcome to come in the office anytime between 8:30 am- 2 pm. To speed up the process, please have the following documents/information with you:

  • A copy of last year's Tax Returns
  • Amount of your monthly rent, utilities, insurance, car payments, debt
  • Amount available in savings, other income, etc
  • Miscellaneous expenses such as vacations
  • Make sure to list all expenses, as this helps to qualify you.

As a reminder, submitting the application online is just the FIRST STEP. All applicants must also provide supporting documentation, like tax forms and W-2’s, which have to be uploaded. Applications can only be verified and processed once all necessary documentation is submitted. It takes FACTS about 14 business day to process applications once paperwork is received, so the sooner it’s submitted, the better. The school deadline for applications is Dec. 14th...No Exceptions! All parts of the application must be completed and all documents uploaded at this time.

Time Frame:

Oct 1 - Dec. 14: Families apply for aid online

Dec. 15 - Jan. 4: Fulcrum will verify applications

Feb. 19, 2019: Preliminary determination is made and schools are notified

Feb. 28, 2019: Notification is made to families as to who received a scholarship for 2018-19 and letters are mailed home

Reminder: Any family who applies for the Fulcrum TAP grant (regardless of whether an award is given) will be able to request a negotiated contract for next year. Contract meetings for families to re-register for the 2019-20 school year will be held Feb. 20 - 22, 2019.

Application Fee:

Each family will pay a $29 fee to FACTS to apply for Fulcrum tuition assistance. The fee is no longer reimbursed by Fulcrum.

Important Reminder:

No tuition contract meetings or financial aid will be given out through the school WITHOUT applying FIRST through Fulcrum.

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