Learn more about Tuition Assistance, Sr. Sheila Scholarship Fund and the BISON Fund


The BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income elementary school children to attend private elementary school of choice. BISON’s mission is to provide low-income parents a full range of choices for their children’s education. Families awarded a BISON grant are able to enroll their child in a private school of their choice in any of the eight counties of Western New York.

All families that apply must demonstrate their financial need, and be willing to pay at least $500 towards their  child’s education.  Learn more about applying for the BISON Fund.

FAQ BISON Fund 2016

Tuition Grant Program (CTGP)

The Catholic Elementary School Tuition Grant Program (CTGP) is offered to families who are deemed “active parishioners” of a Diocese of Buffalo parish without a school who enroll their child(ren) in a parish affiliated Catholic school in the Diocese of Buffalo.

CTGP Policies and Procedures 2016-2017

Tuition Assistance

The Sr. Sheila Anne Burke Memorial Scholarship Fund is supported by the generosity of our parishioners and friends of St. Mary’s School. Please complete the attached form and return to parish business manager.