Supporting Students

Supporting Students

Catholic education changes lives. However, the expense of tuition excludes some families from attending Catholic schools. Fulcrum’s Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) offers need-based assistance to families seeking a Catholic education for their children.


Fulcrum HS Tuition Grant Recipient

Your generous gift has helped to lighten my family’s financial burden a lot. Education is one of the most powerful things in the world and your gift has helped me on my journey. For this I am ever thankful.

Supporting Students Through Our Grants

Fulcrum increases access to Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle by providing tuition assistance grants to children and families based on family income and other special circumstances. Tuition assistance grants help open the door to an excellent Catholic education in partnership with the family and with their Catholic school.

For more information on TAP grants contact:

Susan Ocoma
Programs Director

Tuition Assistance Grants (TAP Grants)

The Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program is designed for families and students currently enrolled or applying for the next school year in any Catholic school, grades K-12, 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.

Application Posts Online for the 2024/25 School Year: 10/1/2023

Application Due Date for the 2024/25 School Year: 12/31/2023


Becraft Scholars Program

In partnership with the Ferry Family Charitable Foundation, the Fulcrum Foundation created the Becraft Scholars Program, an equity-driven scholarship program. Becraft Scholars provides a pathway of access to Catholic education while partnering with archdiocesan schools to foster a culture of belonging with a focus on Black and African American families.

The program is named after Anne Marie Becraft, a young Black nun who founded the country’s first Catholic schools for Black children in 1827. Inspired by her work, the Becraft Scholars Program will recruit cohorts of 12 kindergarteners each year and make a nine-year commitment to their families to provide a $5,000 annual scholarship.

For more information contact:

Alana Bell
Becraft Scholars Program Director