Fitzgerald Program

The Fitzgerald Program offers tuition assistance to 9th-12th grade students currently enrolled in or applying to a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools.


To demonstrate financial need:
In order to be eligible for the 2023 – 2024 Fitzgerald Program, applicants must complete a TADS Financial Aid & Assessment Form online at by December 2, 2022.  Applications submitted after this date will not be processed. Please note: Applicants are required to complete only ONE TADS Financial Aid & Assessment form to be eligible for both the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program and the Fitzgerald Program.

Applicants must submit the following documents through the links provided.

  1. Completed Fitzgerald Program application. Fitzgerald Application Link
  2. Two leadership appraisals from school officials, such as the principal, assistant principal, teachers, counselors or librarian. Leadership Appraisal Link
  3. Submit a 500-word essay about how your Catholic education has influenced your leadership and identity.  If you are applying to a Catholic school for the first time, please explain how you envision that a Catholic education will influence your leadership and identity. Fitzgerald Program Essay Submission

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Madelin Fox, Funding and Enrollment Coordinator, by email at [email protected]


The Fitzgerald award honors students who have proven leadership characteristics that the Catholic Church and Catholic schools wish to foster. Students must demonstrate financial need and show promise as future leaders for our Church and society. The open application period occurs each fall with applications being due in early December.