Scholarship Granting Organization

Commonly called an “SGO Scholarship,” the Scholarship Granting Organization provides tuition assistance to families to help cover the cost of private school tuition.

Affording a Catholic education may be easier than you think.

Funded by private, charitable donations, the Scholarship Granting Organization of Northeast Indiana (SGONEI) was founded in 2011 to provide families with scholarships to attend schools in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. 

Beginning fall of 2023, SGO funds may be used for preschool students who are at least four by October 1 of the enrolled school year.

Qualifying students must meet three criteria:

  1. The student must have a legal settlement in Indiana
  2. The student must be at least four and under 22 years old as of October 1 of the enrolled school year
  3. The student must be a household member of a household with an annual income of up to 400% of the amount to qualify for the Federal Reduced Lunch Program. Eligibility for the Choice Scholarship Program is based on family income (Ajusted Gross Income) as reported on the 1040 of the most recent year’s taxes. Below are the income thresholds for school year 2024-25.
Household Size Income Limit (400% FRL)
1 $111,444
2 $151,256
3 $191,068
4 $230,880
5 $270,692
6 $310,504
7 $350,316
8 $390,128
9 $429,940
10 $469,752

 

Funded by private, charitable donations, the Scholarship Granting Organization of Northeast Indiana (SGONEI) was founded in 2011 to provide families with scholarships to attend schools in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. 

Beginning fall of 2023, SGO funds may be used for preschool students who are at least four by October 1 of the enrolled school year.

Qualifying students must meet three criteria:

  1. The student must have a legal settlement in Indiana
  2. The student must be at least four and under 22 years old as of October 1 of the enrolled school year.
  3. The student must be a household member of a household with an annual income of up to 400% of the amount to qualify for the Federal Reduced Lunch Program. Eligibility for the Choice Scholarship Program is based on family income (Ajusted Gross Income) as reported on the 1040 of the most recent year’s taxes. Below are the income thresholds for school year 2024-25.

Household Size     400% FRL
1………………………$111,444
2……………………..$151,256
3……………………..$191,068
4……………………..$230,880
5……………………..$270,692
6……………………..$310,504
7……………………..$350,316
8……………………..$390,128
9……………………..$429,940
10……………………..$469,752

How do I apply for a scholarship for my child?

Contact one of our Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Schools, who will be able to assist families in determining eligibility, required documents for verification, and completion of the application.