EMPOWERING HOPE, FAITH AND POTENTIAL

Supporting disadvantaged children by providing high quality education to deserving students.

 

ABOUT US

The Monumental Scholars Fund is a foundation created in 2015 by the Consortium of Catholic Academies to provide tuition assistance and educational aid to disadvantaged children attending six Catholic schools in low-income neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C. metro area.  The Fund’s 501(c)3 status is separate from the diocese, which allows for companies and individuals unable to donate to religious organizations to now be able to support the students in the Consortium of Catholic Academies, as well as Archbishop Carroll High School and Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.

The Fund helps the Consortium of Catholic Academies, as well as Archbishop Carroll High School and Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, sustain the long tradition of providing affordable, excellent Catholic schools that cater to children living in underserved communities in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Children are able to learn in safe and supportive environments while embracing their faith and developing a love of learning.

"Monumental Scholars Fund provides much needed tuition assistance to the families of Sacred Heart School, ensuring that all students, regardless of income or background, have access to a high quality, Catholic education. Because of MSF, our families can focus on what's most important - working hard and reaching for success." 

- Elise Heil, Principal of Sacred Heart 

 

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Monumental Scholars Fund is to provide support to certain elementary and secondary schools operated by or under the umbrella of the Archdiocese of Washington. Specifically, the Monumental Scholars Fund is designed to support disadvantaged children by providing tuition assistance, professional development, and capital improvements for schools in the Consortium of Catholic Academies, as well as Archbishop Carroll High School and Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.

The student demographic in the six Monumental Scholars Fund schools mirror those in the neighborhood public schools:

 

  • 63% non-Catholic

  • 51% children living in single-parent/guardian homes

  • 42% live at or below the federal poverty line

OUR SCHOOLS

  Our schools provide safe and supportive environments to children living in low-income neighborhoods in the Washington, DC metro area. Students are able to come to school each day and join a loving, supportive community bound together with faith and respect. 

 

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We need your help. Please consider donating, attending or liking.

"The Consortium's partnership with Monumental Scholars Fund has an incredible impact on our daily work. Thanks to the Monumental Scholars our four Consortium schools are able to offer generous tuition assistance as well as enhance our academic program. I am most grateful to MSF and its many faithful donors for helping us fulfill our mission."

- Michael R. Thomasian, Principal of St. Anthony Catholic School

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OUR EVENTS

Annual Dinner
May 2020
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MSF Golf Tournament
Mon, Oct 05
Kenwood Country Club
Oct 05, 12:00 PM
Kenwood Country Club
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Fall Happy Hour
Thu, Nov 14
Cafe Deluxe, Bethesda
Nov 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cafe Deluxe, Bethesda, 4910 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Come support the Monumental Scholars Fund and enjoy drinks, food, and good company. Your first drink is included with your ticket and happy hour pricing will be in effect for the remainder of the event.
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CONTACT US

MONUMENTAL SCHOLARS FUND

P.O Box 42680

Washington, D.C. 20015

Hilary Abell Bednarz

Executive Director

hbednarz@msfdc.org

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Monumental Scholars Fund is a 501(c)3 charitable organization EIN 47-3018272

MONUMENTAL SCHOLARS FUND • P.O. BOX 42680 • WASHINGTON, DC  20015