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 Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Our 43 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend partner with the Institute for Quality Education as the Scholarship Granting Organization of Northeast Indiana. Since its founding in 2011, there has nearly $10 million in SGO Scholarships awarded at an average of $1,257 per scholarship.

Families qualify for scholarships based upon the household income that is below 300% of the Federal Reduced Lunch guidelines.

Household Size Income Limit (300% FRL)
1 $75,424.50
2 $101,620.50
3 $127,816.50
4 $154,012.50
5 $180,208.50
6 $206,404.50
7 $232,600.50
8 $258,796.50
9 $284,992.50
10 $311,188.50

Funded by private, charitable donations, the Scholarship Granting Organization of Northeast Indiana (SGONEI) was founded in 2011 to provide low and middle-income families with scholarships to attend schools in Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Our 43 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend partner with the Institute for Quality Education as the Scholarship Granting Organization of Northeast Indiana. Since its founding in 2011, there has nearly $10 million in SGO Scholarships awarded at an average of $1,257 per scholarship.

Families qualify for scholarships based upon the household income that is below 300% of the Federal Reduced Lunch guidelines.

Household Size     300% FRL
1……………………….$75,424.50
2……………………..$101,620.50
3……………………..$127,816.50
4……………………..$154,012.50
5……………………..$180,208.50
6……………………..$206,404.50
7……………………..$232,600.50
8……………………..$258,796.50
9……………………..$284,992.50
10……………………..$311,188.50

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is AN SGONEI Scholarship the same as a Choice Scholarship?

No. While both are part of Indiana’s School Choice initiative, the two scholarships are funded separately. Choice Scholarships (voucher) are state-funded scholarships. SGONEI Scholarships are fully funded by private, charitable donations.

Can I receive multiple forms of aid?

Some students may be eligible to receive both a Choice Scholarship and an SGONEI Scholarship in the same year. School specific assistance may overlap.

Can scholarships be renewed?

Both Choice and SGONEI Scholarships are eligible for annual renewal with proof of income. Household income must be verified by the SGO every year. Contact your school’s principal for more information.