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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.  At this time, the DASF has helped more than 450 needy 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

Please read over our brochure and feel free to contact us with any questions.  

This program has helped many needy families realize the dream of having their children attend Catholic school in our diocese. May the seeds planted today in their hearts and minds help to bring faith, hope and wisdom to our future world.

Sincerely in Christ,

Jennifer Bigelow, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Scholarship Student Testimony

"This scholarship helped transform my son's life.  His attitude has improved and he is hungry to learn.  He has become a more positive and vibrant young man."  - Parent of a DASF scholarship student 


Testimony from a current DASF donor

"I was happy to help a needy student attend a Catholic school in our diocese and receive a substantial benefit from the tax credit, federal and state deductions for my donation."  - A current DASF donor