About the HALO Initiative
We BELIEVE that a family’s ability to pay shouldn’t prevent their children from accessing better lives through one of our Catholic schools.
We BELIEVE that every school should have the resources to provide an excellent educational experience, no matter where they are located.
We BELIEVE our students can learn with innovative ways that can prepare them for our fast-changing world and our roles within it, with lessons that will matter the rest of their lives.
The HALO Initiative is a separate 501(c)(3) that partners with scholarship organizations to coordinate more than $1.9 million in direct, need-based tuition assistance each year to student across Dallas area Catholic schools. It also gathers and coordinates ideas, expertise, volunteers and other contributions with and for other organizations that support our Catholic schools.
Why is this important?
We’re dedicated to providing a path for students to get to college and Heaven.
In 2017, Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Dallas had a 10% higher graduation rate than public high schools in the state of Texas.*
In the Diocese of Dallas, the percentage of 2018 ACT-tested high school graduates showing readiness for college-level coursework was 33% higher than 2018 ACT-tested public high school graduates throughout the state of Texas.*
Educating the whole person results in adults who are driven by their values to become more involved and make their communities better.
* Source: ACT result in State of Texas, 2017 and 2018.
Support Our Students
To be a partner in Catholic Education, you can give in one of three ways:
THE ENDOWMENT FUND
Managed through DEET, these funds are sustaining to families with the most financial need within areas of high need in Dallas
SPECIALIZED DONOR FUNDS
Given for specific groups of students, these funds are meant to impact a donor passion within specific contexts
How To Apply
2020-2021 School Year
Priority Application Round:
November 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020
(Open only to students currently enrolled
in a diocesan Catholic school)
Regular Application Round:
January 6, 2020 – April 8, 2020
To be eligible for tuition assistance, an applicant must:
Demonstrate financial need.
Meet the school’s entrance requirements.
Be current with all financial obligations
due to any Catholic school within the diocese.