The Reserve Fund Scholarship is a $1,000 Aim Higher Scholarship awarded to K-8 students from families who experience sudden and unexpected financial hardship outside of the Foundation’s normal application and awarding timelines. The goal of the scholarship is to ensure an awardee can remain enrolled in his or her Catholic school through 8th-grade.


The student’s school leader, and only his or her school leader, must complete the application below in order for a student to be considered for a Reserve Fund Scholarship. The application should offer detailed information as to why the student should be considered with special attention given to the circumstances the family is facing and the impact it has had on their ability to pay tuition.

SPECIAL NOTE: For 2020-21 only, the Aim Higher Foundation will accept applications from families that are NEW to Catholic schools as of 11/30/2020. The family being considered MUST complete a TADS application and the school leader must complete the form below. The form will trigger the review of that TADS application. Aim Higher will not review TADS applications that do not have a Reserve Fund application submitted from the form below.

    NOTE: Only school leaders may submit the information below.
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    School Name

    School Leader

    Applying on behalf of

    (List additional students in the text box below)

    Are the students currently enrolled?

    Family's Total Remaining Tuition Obligation for 2021-22

    Student(s)'s Parent or Guardian

    TADS Financial Aid Reference Number

    Do one or more of the students currently receive funds from Aim Higher?

    Please outline the extenuating circumstances that are creating a barrier for the student(s)’s family to meet their tuition obligation. Be as detailed as possible.

    (Minimum 100 words)

    If you have questions or trouble with this form, please contact Ricky Austin at or by calling 612-819-6711.