Holy Spirit Catholic School offers tuition assistance through the Fr. Lobert & Fr. Orsi Scholarship Fund and the Diocesan Scholarship.
All families applying for financial assistance must first fill out the FACTS form at the FACTS website. By completing the FACTS form online by March 1, 2020, you will be considered for all financial assistance grants available from the Diocese of Lansing and the Fr. Lobert & Fr. Orsi Scholarship Fund.
Families applying after March 1, 2020 will still be eligible for the Fr. Lobert & Fr. Orsi financial assistance program but will not qualify for the DOL assistance grants.
The Fr. Lobert & Fr. Orsi Scholarship Fund, open to families of students in Kindergarten through Grade 8, was initiated to help bring in needed funds to assist parents with the increasing costs of Catholic education. Both priests have been committed to helping our school be affordable for all parents who desire a good, solid Catholic education. The Scholarship Fund was jump started during Catholic Schools Week in January 2007 when, after a moving homily from Fr. Lobert about the importance of Catholic education, a donor stepped forward and offered two tuition scholarships. Fr. Orsi, Chaplain of Ave Maria Law School then located in Ann Arbor and frequent visiting priest to Holy Spirit Parish, was pleased to have the Scholarship Fund named in his honor.
Fr. Michael Orsi states, “You must focus on what is important. Catholic education focuses on the final goal and that is for the child to become a citizen of heaven. Eternal life is the focus.” Fr. Richard Lobert agrees, saying that “the purpose of a Catholic school is the spiritual formation of the students and this is accomplished in an academic setting. Clearly that is the priority … That is why the school exists.”
The Diocesan Scholarship is open to any family with a Catholic student(s) entering K-11th grades in a Diocese of Lansing Catholic school, whose home Parish is in the Diocese of Lansing and whose family shows a financial need. Students in grades K through 8th may qualify for the $750.00 grant. Students in grades 9th through 11th may qualify for the $1000.00 grant. The March 1, 2020, FACTS deadline must be met for DOL scholarships.