St. Mary Cathedral School - Tuition Angel Scholarship Fund

The Tuition Angel Scholarship Program provides the opportunity of a Catholic school education to all families, regardless of income.  We are grateful to our loyal parishioners, alumni, school families and friends who have contributed to this worthy cause throughout the years.

Tuition Scholarships are currently funded two ways: through tax-deductible donations made directly to the general scholarship fund, and by revenue generated from the Tuition Angel Raffle.

In 2010, it was apparent that there was a need to raise additional funds to help support the growing number of families requesting tuition assistance.  The Tuition Angel Raffle was introduced and has proven to be a wonderful addition. 

Approximately 30% of students attending St. Mary Cathedral School each year receive  financial assistance.  Scholarships are awarded to families based on financial need, and are used solely for tuition at St. Mary Cathedral School. 

What is the Tuition Angel Raffle and how are tickets purchased?

The Tuition Angel Raffle is a fun way to support families in need of tuition assistance at St. Mary Cathedral School and generates over $60,000 annually for the scholarship program.  The raffle runs from May through April, each year with tickets sold beginning in March. 


2019/20 RAFFLE LICENSE #C28968

Only 100 Tickets Sold!   $60,000 CASH Giveaway!  

Your same ticket number is good for one entire year! 
Winning tickets are re-entered for subsequent month drawings!


Tickets: $1,200 each ($100/month)

Choose to pay in full OR with (12) $100 monthly auto-payments

Not able to purchase an entire ticket?  Consider the following:

Half Ticket - $600 ($50/month)

Third Ticket - $400 ($33.33/month)

Quarter Ticket - $300 ($25/month)

Eighth of a Ticket - $150 ($12.50/month)

Put your own family or group ticket together OR call us and we can add you to a ticket. 


2018/19 Raffle Participants & Monthly Winners

Interested in participating in the 2019/20 Tuition Angel Raffle?  
The 2019/20 Raffle will begin with the first drawing on May 1st 2019.  

If you'd like to purchase a full or partial ticket for 2019/20 please contact Shannon O'Connor at the parish office 989.732.5448, or simply complete this fillable form and e-mail




Who receives assistance?

St. Mary Cathedral School strives to help all K-12 students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance through partial scholarships of up to 75% of tuition costs.  Students in Preschool and the Young 5 program are not eligible for tuition scholarships.

Tuition Angel scholarship assignments are based on financial need and are awarded without regard to religion, race or ethnicity.  Awards are made for one academic year, and are available until scholarship funds are depleted.  The entire financial aid process, including any amounts awarded, is strictly confidential.
Additional Information & Apply Online

If you would like to make a donation to the Tuition Scholarship Fund, please make your check payable to St. Mary Cathedral School and mail your donation to: St. Mary Cathedral, Attn: Tuition Scholarships, 606 N Ohio Avenue, Gaylord, MI  49735.

For additional information about the Tuition Angel Scholarship Fund or participating in the
Tuition Angel Raffle,
contact Shannon O'Connor in the parish office 989.732.5448 or at


St. Mary Cathedral School
321 N. Otsego Avenue
Gaylord, MI  49735

Building the future through faith and knowledge.

St. Mary Cathedral School is
dedicated to:

  • nurturing lifelong discipleship in
    the Lord;

  • promoting academic excellence, and;

  • cultivating God-given talents.