Special Grant and Scholarship Programs

Work of Heart

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The Work of Heart Award Program was created in partnership with The Catholic Foundation by a donor who sought to achieve a unique charitable purpose.

Anonymously established by a family dedicated to Catholic education, the Work of Heart Award Program draws upon the resources, expertise and creativity of The Catholic Foundation to use a designated fund to recognize full-time teachers, administrators and staff of Pre-K, elementary, middle and high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.

We began accepting nominations on September 1 for the 2021-2022 school year.

All are welcome to complete an application using the Work of Heart Nomination Form.

The Hal Tehan Scholar Award

The Hal Tehan Scholar Award (formerly known as the Catholic Foundation Scholars Award) recognizes a local Catholic high school junior each year.

All local Catholic high schools may nominate a junior student who exemplifies Catholic values, actively particpates and contributes to the community and is generally in the top 5% of his or her class. The receipient receives a $5,000 scholarship for his or her senior year, while a $500 scholarship is awarded to each of the other nominees.

Hal Tehan was a man fully dedicated to his faith and community. Following his death, The Catholic Foundation Scholar Award was renamed The Hal Tehan Scholar Award in honor of the late Foundation leader, donor and friend.

View a list of The Hal Tehan Scholar Award recipients here.

Catholic School Scholarship and Tuition Assistance

Contact your child's Catholic school directly about additional resources for Catholic School Education Financial Assistance. Through the help of our Catholic Foundation donors who feel passionate about Catholic Education, we work directly with the school administrators to help students in need to finance their Catholic Education.

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