Frequently Asked Questions
Families who apply for scholarship assistant must submit their tax returns and relevant personal financial information, which are then assessed by a third-party vendor to determine the level of need. That information is used by the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation staff to make decisions on scholarship awards. Tomorrow’s Hope checks the attendance records for all students in our programs twice during the academic school year before releasing funding.
What is Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation?
Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization within the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and by providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools.
Who can apply?
Awards are based on current economic circumstance and financial need
When can I apply? Is there a deadline?
The application process is open from late January throughout the summer. As funding is limited, awards are granted to those applicants in need at a first come, first serve basis.
Can I still apply if my children are not registered at a school?
Yes, it is not a requirement that a child be registered or enrolled, to apply for aid from Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation.
How often must I apply?
Families should complete one application per household each year they need aid.
How can I get the application?
Please note there are no longer paper applications available. Each application will have a unique ID # specific to the applicant.
What if I don’t have access to a computer or the internet?
Is there an application fee? If so, how do I pay?
Yes, there is a small processing fee. Online applications are $35.
Online applications can be paid by credit card or checking account only; you may NOT MAIL in a check or money order if you submit your application electronically.
Do I need additional documents or information to complete the application?
When will I be notified of a decision?
If I receive an award, do I get the money?
What if I receive an award, but I am still in financial need?
Families that are experiences extenuating circumstances, i.e. job loss, major illness, etc., can appeal their original award.
How do I appeal?
There is no fee to appeal
Should you choose to appeal the Foundation asks that you provide a brief letter explaining your current circumstance and need for additional funding.
THF also requests that appeal applicants provide any additional relevant documentation to further verify your current financial need—for example: a termination letter or proof of job loss; medical bills; etc.
A letter will be mailed to the address provided on your application. Once the letter is signed and returned your school will be notified of the additional award monies.