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Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation sees 29% increase in scholarship recipients for 2019-20

by Dean Minderman

The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF) has announced that their “Help For Today – Hope For Tomorrow” scholarship program has seen a 29% increase in the number of recipients for the 2019-20 school year.

TTEF provides need-based tuition assistance scholarships of up to $2,000 per year to families in the city of St. Louis who wish to offer their Kindergarten through 8th grade children a private or parochial elementary school education. The program serves families of all faiths and offers scholarships to children attending both Catholic and non-Catholic schools.

Scholarship awards are based upon financial need and the residency of the applicant. Once awarded, the scholarships follow students through the 8th grade (assuming continued eligibility), and are transferable to any private or parochial elementary school in the city of St. Louis.

Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinqufield have supported TTEF with major leadership gifts every year since the scholarship program began in 2008, most recently contributing $400,000 in 2019. In all, the Sinquefields have invested $4,154,627 over the past ten years in “Help For Today – Hope For Tomorrow.”

A total of 433 students were added to the program this year, bringing the current number of TTEF scholarship recipients to 1,183 students enrolled at 24 different non-public elementary schools in the city of St. Louis.

In all, TTEF in 2019-20 will provide $2,037,729 in scholarship funding to these students, for an average of $1,730 per student. Scholarship recipients live in households with an average size of 4.2 people and an average family annual income of $32,350.

Since the “Help For Today – Hope For Tomorrow” program began, TTEF has awarded $17,938,764 to 3,892 scholarship students. 100% of TTEF alumni have gone on to complete eighth grade, with 91% gaining acceptance to college prep programs in high school, and 87% attending one of those schools. 100% of TTEF alumni have gone on to graduate from high school, with 90% enrolled in some form of post-secondary education.

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October 2019
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