To apply for a GRACE Scholars’ award, parents and guardians must submit a financial aid application to the Catholic school of choice. Below is an overview of the application process.
GRACE provides scholarships to children from families with financial need in grades PreK-12 for use at approved Catholic schools located in the State of Georgia.
To be eligible for a GRACE award, a student must meet all eligibility requirements contained in the law under which we operate, and must meet all admission requirements set by the Catholic school of choice.
- To qualify, all students must be a resident of Georgia and those entering second grade and above must have attended a Georgia public school immediately prior to receiving a scholarship. Those students enrolling in an accredited Pre-K program, Kindergarten or first grade do not have to transfer from a Georgia public school.
The Georgia public school attendance requirement may be waived in the following cases:
- A student who is assigned to a public school that the Office of Student Achievement determines to be low-performing based on the school attendance zone of his or her primary residence, or
- A student is the subject of officially documented cases of school based physical violence or student related verbal abuse threatening harm, or
- A student was enrolled in an official home study program for at least one year immediately prior to receiving a scholarship under this law.