Eligibility & FAQ

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  • Do you have the motivation and desire to achieve?
  • Do you have strong middle school grades?
  • Do you aspire to go to college?
  • Will you be an ACTIVE participant in Crossroads' programs?

Other Requirements

  • Must meet family income requirements, and preference is given to those who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
  • Must apply to one of our partner high schools.
  • Must complete a FACTS application.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Crossroads scholars come from many different faiths and backgrounds.

No, there is no application fee associated with applying to be a scholar at Crossroads Foundation.

No, there is not a separate entrance exam for Crossroads; we merely ask that applicants submit an application. However, each Crossroads scholar MUST take any entrance tests required by their potential host high school.

FACTS Management is a financial aid assessment tool used by Catholic high schools to calculate the level of financial assistance needed by each family and offer appropriate tuition support. The FACTS Grant & Aid Application MUST be completed EACH year.

Click here for FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Sheet.


2023-2024 FACTS Application Information

The application for any family requesting financial assistance for the 23-24 school year is now live and available at online.factsmgt.com/aid.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2023.  This application is required for ALL Crossroads Foundation families every year.

The Bishop's Education Fund is available to Catholic Families grades K-12.  The attached Pastoral Signature Sheet is required for BEF consideration.

Because Crossroads scholarships are “Last Dollar” awards, if an applicant receives additional monies from another source, the initial Crossroads award amount may be readjusted based on other sources of financial aid.

Applicants and current scholars can also receive additional financal aid through these outside sources:

Best of the Batch Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch with the goal of providing financially challenged communities with the purpose, desire, and resources to give their best efforts in all they do throughout their lives.  Applications are open now.  Completed applications, including all documentation, must be received or postmarked to our office by Friday, April 14, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Poise Foundation has various scholarship programs that assist families with tuition, fees and other related costs, in order to provide opportunities to seek the education best suited for their children. Applications for Poise Foundation scholarships will open in March 2023.

Yes, however, you MUST indicate which partner school or schools that you are interested in attending during the application process. However, families should inform Crossroads of their final decision by the end of February as spots are limited at each school.

No, it is so much more! Our program supports the development of your child on a holistic level. Through additional REQUIRED school-year and summer-time programs, scholars learn to use their skills and their voice to achieve their academic and personal goals while preparing for college and career success. Crossroads wants your child to have every opportunity to flourish.

No. If you are selected to become a Crossroads scholar and accept this opportunity, you will begin a four-year journey. However, families will still need to participate in the financial aid process ANNUALLY.

Yes. Crossroads' summer programming is essential to the overall development and success of your child and is considered MANDATORY. At each grade level, scholars are involved in programs designed to enhance their personal-social wellness, college and career readiness, and academic skills. If accepted into the program, Crossroads staff will provide advance notice of all program requirements during scholar commitment meetings.

Our expectations for our scholars are high. We believe that each scholar is a young person of character, integrity, and perseverance who will represent Crossroads well and go on to positively impact the larger community. We expect students to take on the characteristics of a SCHOLAR and develop the attitudes and habits of lifelong learners. In short, we believe in each scholar's ability to succeed and expect you to work hard to reach your potential.

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