There are several options available to families seeking assistance with the cost of Catholic education.  The first option is assistance directly from the Diocese of Cleveland Click Here for more details about the Diocesan Tuition Assistance program. An updated flyer will be coming soon.  Other options are open specifically to families who are part of the Gesu School and/or Parish community.  All Gesu School families with students in grades K-8 are eligible for Gesu Parish Financial Aid.  Gesu Parishioners with students in Kindergarten – Grade 6 can apply for a Fr. Robert McAuley, SJ Scholarship. Gesu Parishioners with students in grade 7-8 and those attending a Catholic high school can apply for a Fr. Francis Dietz, SJ scholarship.

Applications are available online beginning January 1:

All families must reapply each year for a grant and/or aid.

*The deadline for Round 1 for Diocesan Tuition Assistance is March 15, 2024.
*The deadline for Round 2 for Diocesan Tuition Assistance is May 15, 2024.
*The deadline for financial assistance from Gesu Parish is May 31, 2024.


For more information about the application process, click here

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at (866) 441-4637.

Candidates will not be considered for aid unless the application form is complete and supporting documentation has been provided.

Ohio EdChoice Scholarship

 Gesu Catholic School has elected to become an EdChoice Provider for the 2024-2025 School Year. The application is available in Digital Academy starting on 2/23/24. This digital application covers EdChoice Traditional, Expansion and the Cleveland Scholarship. Please email with any questions. 

An application form, birth certificate, proof of residence and income verification are required for these scholarships. This is all in the Digital Academy Application.

Details about our discernment process can be found online at

Fund a Dream

Fund A Dream presents a unique opportunity for families facing financial constraints. This scholarship is purposefully designed to alleviate the financial burdens faced by K-12 students with demonstrated financial need, providing direct assistance towards their tuition.

Please use the link provided to apply for this scholarship: Fund a Dream Application

*More Details on the Fund a Dream scholarship is available online here

Angel Scholarship

Gesu Catholic School, in partnership with the Diocese of Cleveland, is offering the Angel Scholarship to students who qualify.  Families who apply for the Gesu Angel Scholarship fund must apply for Diocesan Grant and Aid assistance in addition to filling out this form. The application can be found at The deadline, which includes uploading of all required tax documents, is March 15, 2024.

Please use the link provided to apply for this scholarship: Angel Scholarship Application

*More Details on the Angel Scholarship Program available online here

Knights of Columbus

Each year the Knights of Columbus award three partial scholarships to Catholic high schools to Gesu eighth grade students as they approach graduation. Each scholarship is renewable for each high school year pending student grade point average and conduct as tracked at the high school. The scholarship is named in honor of deceased Knights of Columbus member Robert P. Blazunas who was a Gesu parishioner, parent, and tireless volunteer with the Knights.

Students must write an essay based on a theme which focuses on being a Catholic citizen in our society today.  Parents also give a brief financial statement and the school administration works with the Knights to decide upon the winners.  The winners are announced at the 8th grade Awards Assembly which is held prior to graduation.

Fr. Robert J. McAuley S.J. Scholarship

The Father Robert J. McAuley, S.J. Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to children in grades kindergarten through six, attending Gesu School, whose needs warrant full or partial grants.  Candidates need to be registered members of Gesu Parish and must be attending or planning to attend Gesu School.  The family must prove financial need. They must demonstrate the desire for a Gesu School education and intent to apply themselves to the best of their abilities to the school’s scholastic and moral principles.

Fr. Francis T. Dietz S.J. Scholarship

The Fr. Francis T. Dietz, SJ Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance for Catholic High School education and a Gesu School education to children in 7th and 8th grade. Candidates need to be registered members of Gesu Parish. The family must prove financial need. They must demonstrate a desire for a Catholic High School or Gesu School education, and intent to apply themselves to the best of their ability to the school’s scholastic and moral principles. Please note that because the scholarship is administered through Gesu Parish, high school applicants MUST select Gesu School as one of the student’s schools.

Mary Carol Jones Scholarship Fund

The Mary Carol Jones Scholarship was established in May 2021 to pay tribute to a wonderful, selfless woman who has given her time, energy, guidance and leadership to so many students and families in the Gesu Community for over fifty years! Mary Carol attended Gesu as a child and returned to Gesu as an adult to serve as a teacher, administrator, mentor, leader and friend. This scholarship was established by members of Mary Carol’s family and continues to be supported by people who have come to know and love Mary Carol over the years. Contributions to the Mary Carol Jones Scholarship Fund provides aid to Gesu School students with financial need and who exemplify the characteristics and commitment to the Gesu Catholic School mission: Catholic Faith Formation, Academic Rigor, Personal Growth, Service to Others and Global Citizenship.

Contributions to ensure the continued success of these scholarship programs are welcome payable to the Fr. Robert J. McAuley SJ Scholarship Fund or the Fr. Francis T. Dietz SJ Scholarship Fund.

Please mail to:
Gesu Parish Office
2470 Miramar Blvd.
University Hts, OH 44118

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