Scholarship Breakfast Brings Newport Central Catholic Supporters, Students and Families Together
Over 125 total people attended the first annual Scholarship Breakfast at Newport Central Catholic on Wednesday, February 6th. Those in attendance included donors of independently supported scholarships, student scholarship recipients and their families.
In the 2018-19 school year, Newport Central Catholic offered more scholarships for students than ever before, primarily, because of the generous donations from families and supporters attending the breakfast. This school year, nearly $110,000 was offered to offset the tuition costs of 58 students through individually funded scholarships. This does not include the $280,000 awarded in our tuition assistance program supported by the Diocese of Covington, donations, fundraisers, and other sources. Additionally, another $17,000 in merit-based scholarships was granted as a result of the annual incoming freshman placement test scores. This total of $407,000 helps offset the sacrifice that families make for Catholic education.
Mr. Ken Collopy, Director of Institutional Advancement for Newport Central Catholic High School stated, “The Scholarship Breakfast is a great opportunity for our students and supporters to informally meet. It gives our NCC school community an opportunity to show gratitude in a more personal way. We are truly blessed to have the generosity of our amazing benefactors. Their support has a tremendous impact on the individual recipients and their families. The personal interaction gives the student a truer sense of accountability and deeper appreciation. Supporting Catholic education is one of the greatest investments in the future of our world.”
For more information on NCC and our scholarships, visit https://www.ncchs.com/about/ or contact the Newport Central Catholic Advancement Department at (859) 292-0001.