Catholic Education Arizona, also referred to as CEA, is a School Tuition Organization (STO), that provides needs-based scholarships to Catholic school students utilizing funds from the Arizona Private School Tuition Credit program.

Arizona taxpayers are permitted to redirect their Arizona tax liability to a qualified STO, i.e. CEA, which in turn disburse the funds as scholarships.  After making a contribution the taxpayer receives a dollar-for-dollar credit on their tax return, either decreasing the amount owed the state, or increasing their refund.

STO’s are registered 501(c)3 organizations, so when you redirect your tax liability, you are making a charitable contribution.  In order to receive the tax credit, you must file the appropriate paperwork when filing your taxes.

You can read very thorough details regarding this program by following this link.

You can also attend one of our programs on these programs scheduled throughout the year. Click here to download the calendar.

CEA provides scholarships for nearly 25% of the families at St. John Bosco. Without this assistance, Catholic education would not be possible for many of these students.  Annually, our requests for scholarships far exceed the funds directed to our school. With Catholic Education Arizona you cannot designate a particular student, but you can direct your gift to St. John Bosco.  Every gift helps!
You can make your gift to Catholic Education Arizona directly through their website.  Please be sure to designate St. John Bosco as the recipient of your funds, our school code is 211.
You bet!  All families are encouraged to apply for scholarships from CEA.
Catholic Education Arizona uses a 3rd party to review scholarship requests.  Applications, and a $24.00 processing fee, are handled by FairApp.  Visit their website to apply today!

Catholic Education Arizona Scholarship Applications are due August 28th!

Round two of Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) Scholarship applications are due by Friday, August 28th. All 2014 tax documentation also needs to be submitted by this date. Please follow the directions outlined in the FAIR brochure to complete your online application. The school code is 700 and the school password is cea700.