To qualify for the Orphans' Benefit, the following criteria must be met:
Children must be natural or legally adopted; foster children and stepchildren are not covered under this benefit
Either the child or the deceased parent(s) must be a financial member of Catholic Financial Life at the time of death
Monthly living allowance
The following living allowances are offered on a monthly basis:
0 - 5 years old: $200
6 - 13 years old : $250
14 - 18 years old: $350
Orphan's Monthly Income Benefit Application
Catholic Financial Life will give up to $4,000 per year to each qualifying student.
Students enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited college or university can receive up to $16,000 for a four-year program. Students enrolled at an accredited technical or vocational school can receive up to $8,000 for a two-year program.
Payments cannot be made retroactively prior to date of application or made beyond the semester in which the orphan reaches age 24.
Orphan's College Scholarship Benefit Application
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