The Good Shepherd Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to ensure that every family in the Lincoln Diocese can choose an authentically Catholic education for their children, regardless of their economic status or family size. More than 6,500 students are educated in the Catholic Schools of the Lincoln Diocese, and over 20% of are currently receiving Good Shepherd Scholarships.
Since its inception in 2019, The Good Shepherd Scholarship has awarded more than $6.1 million to families.
“The Good Shepherd Scholarship helps to maintain the long-standing commitment of the Bishops of Lincoln to affordable Catholic education for all families.” said Katie Ostgren, development director for the diocese. “This commitment has created a unique, faithful culture in our schools, which fosters vocations and inspires the future Catholics of southern Nebraska.”
Applications for the Good Shepherd Scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year will be available beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Scholarships will again be awarded to families within 225% of the Federal Poverty Level, as well as families with more than three students attending Catholic schools, regardless of income. High school recipients will receive $1,900 and recipients in grades K-8 will receive $1,600. The Diocesan Technology Fee will also be covered by the scholarships.
The Good Shepherd Scholarship Fund is supported by generous donors from across Southern Nebraska and beyond who care about the future of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lincoln.
Seventy-five percent of seminarians currently studying for the priesthood in the Lincoln Diocese have attended Catholic schools.
To learn more about the Good Shepherd Scholarship and how to join in the mission of affordable Catholic education for all, contact Katie Ostgren at [email protected].