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Diocese of Rockville Centre

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, March 6, 2007  – The Diocese of Rockville Centre is sponsoring five seminars to assist parents in filling out the Tomorrow’s Hope Scholarship Application.  The Diocese is offering the one-hour seminars in English and Spanish.  

“We want to give parents every opportunity for them to receive Tomorrow’s Hope Scholarship funding and we don’t want the proper completion of the application form to be a barrier to an otherwise eligible family from receiving a scholarship,” said Sister Joanne Callahan, superintendent of schools, Diocese of Rockville Centre.

The seminars will be conducted at the following dates, times and locations:



Wednesday, March 7: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (English/Spanish)


Corpus Christi School

120 Searing Avenue


Thursday, March 8: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (English and Spanish)

Our Lady of Providence School

82 Carlton Avenue

Central Islip

Sunday, March 11: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

(English and Spanish)

St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School

101 Maple Avenue


Tuesday, March 13: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Our Lady Queen of Apostles School

2 St. John’s Place

Center Moriches

Wednesday, March 14: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Holy Family School

25 Fordham Avenue


In 2006, the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation awarded almost $1 million to over 600 of the neediest students within the Diocese of Rockville Centre for the 2006/2007 school year.  Any family who wishes to apply for a scholarship must complete an application.  Applications are available at local Catholic elementary schools as well as the diocesan website (  The application deadline for the 2007/2008 school year is April 1, 2007.  Each student chosen to receive aid may receive anywhere from $500 to $2,000 for the school year.


About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre ( was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million).  There are 134 parishes in 115 towns.  Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions.  There are 76 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. 



Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625
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