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Grants available for transfer students

Striving to give even more students an opportunity to experience the benefits of Catholic education, the Archdiocese of Omaha is expanding its tuition grant program from nine Omaha-area pilot schools this year to 20 throughout the archdiocese.

The Welcome Tuition Grants are available to students entering first- through seventh-grade from public, private or home schools for the 2016-2017 academic year.

"We are offering tuition grants to invite families to experience the excellent education opportunities and the Catholic school environment that is welcoming, demanding and Christ-centered," said Patrick Slattery, superintendent of Catholic Schools.

The grants offer $1,000 for the 2016-2017 school year – equivalent to a 30 to 40 percent discount – and $500 for 2017-2018.

Each school will offer a predetermined number of grants for specific grade levels, awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. There are some limitations, which vary by school.

For more information or to apply by the Aug. 21 deadline, visit lovemyschool.com/welcomegrants.

Participating schools

Omaha – All Saints, Holy Cross, Mary Our Queen, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Bernard, St. James/Seton, St. Joan of Arc, St. Pius X/St. Leo, St. Stephen the Martyr, St. Thomas More.

Bellevue – St. Bernadette, St. Mary, St. Matthew the Evangelist.

Columbus – St. Anthony, St. Bonaventure, St. Isidore.

Fremont – Archbishop Bergan Catholic.

Lindsay – Holy Family.

Norfolk – Norfolk Catholic Elementary/Norfolk Catholic Junior High

Ralston – St. Gerald.

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