5 Great Catholic Scholarships

Scholarships for Catholics have been charitably created to financially support church congregants who are attending secular or faith-based colleges.

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Headed by Pope Francis, Catholicism is the largest and oldest Christian denomination with 2,851 dioceses worldwide. The Pew Research Center reports that 20.8 percent of Americans identify as Roman Catholic, which is second only to evangelical Protestant. Generous giving is just as much a Catholic Church tradition as the prayers, sacraments, feast days, and Eucharist. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that many Catholic churches and foundations are helping Jesus’ followers with affording rising college tuition. Here are five great Roman Catholic scholarships where students earn aid for education.