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Scholarship Foundation - Impact on Children and Schools

Dear Friends,

In 2012, the Commonwealth of Virginia approved a 65% tax credit for donations made to approved scholarship foundations that provide educational grants to needy students wishing to attend eligible private schools. In response to this significant opportunity, the Diocese of Arlington Scholarship Foundation (DASF) was created to provide scholarships to new students from low-income families who meet the financial need requirements established by the Commonwealth of Virginia and wish to attend a diocesan Catholic school.

Our Catholic schools are committed to providing a quality education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ where Catholic doctrine and values, and academic excellence prepare each student for a life of faith, service and integrity. To date, the DASF has helped more than 720 underprivileged children realize the dream of attending a Catholic school in our diocese, something their families never thought was possible!

What further sets the Scholarship Foundation apart is that qualified donations are eligible for a 65% Virginia State tax credit, as well as qualifying for a charitable tax deduction. I hope you will consider this unique opportunity to give a child the gift of a Catholic education while gaining a very beneficial tax credit for your donation. This insert provides an annual financial to exhibit our stewardship of gifts received for donations to this Foundation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Sincerely in Christ,

Dr. Joseph Vorbach

Superintendent of Schools

Scholarship Student Testimony

"As a single parent, I am grateful to have received scholarships for my two boys.  They are able to be a part of a wonderful faith community that nurtures and enriches them through attending Mass and being in smaller classes with exemplary teachers.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart."  - Parent of two DASF scholarship students 


Testimony from a current DASF donor

"I was happy to support Catholic education and to see the net tax benefit I received for my donation to the scholarship foundation."  - A current DASF donor