July 18, 2017
Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, D.D., Bishop of El Paso, announced the establishment of the Soñador Scholarship Fund, managed by the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso, at a press conference and unveiling of his Pastoral Letter on Migration to the People of God in the Diocese of El Paso at Sacred Heart Church on July 18, 2017.
Bishop Seitz established the Soñador Scholarship Fund for Dreamers because he believes strongly in educating our children on the border and is committed to their success. By his example and leadership, he fosters a deep appreciation for the diversity that immigrants bring to our cultural experience.
Catholic schools are founded on Gospel values. They are places where everyone is welcome, including the most disadvantaged members of our communities. A Catholic education is inclusive, tolerant, challenging academically, faith-filled, and holistic. Students are taught a sense of their own worth as individuals as well as a commitment to serving society.
Gifts supporting the Soñador Scholarship Fund will provide life changing opportunities for deserving students and migrant children to attend El Paso’s Catholic schools.