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Parish schools and high schools within the Archdiocese of Chicago that are planning to enroll a child with special needs who would NOT be able to attend without paraprofessional assistance, technology application, or other forms for support, may apply for a Rosewood Foundation grant if/when specific criteria are met. Parish communities receiving Rosewood grants are committed to adopting a philosophy of inclusive education within their school and assuming ownership of the inclusion program. Potential grantees are encouraged to apply parish and school enrollment policies and guidelines (tithing requirements, available space, etc.) when considering enrollment of a student with significant special needs. When possible, it’s desirable to offer special consideration for children who already have siblings attending the school. The Archdiocesan Director of Inclusive Education provides guidance and professional development to schools looking to build or expand inclusive education programs.

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Rosewood has established a formal grant application process. Before qualifying for grant assistance, the following must be completed.

Contact the Rosewood Foundation to discuss your school’s desire to enroll a student with special needs who would NOT be able to attend without paraprofessional support and to learn more about the partnership with the Foundation.

Contact your School Principal to ask for assistance in determining whether a new student requires partial or full-time support in order to attend your parish school. Upon determination by the principal, that a student would NOT be able to attend your parish school without Rosewood Foundation support, please contact the Rosewood Foundation to request a meeting to learn about specific grant requirements and the process for application.

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Grant Timelines

Rosewood Foundation accepts applications for funding requests on an annual basis. Please see below the 2023-2024 school year application and all specific application timelines and instructions.

  • January 17, 2023: Grant Application Opens
  • February 24, 2023: Grant Application Due
  • March 13-24, 2023: Application Interviews (scheduled directly with applicants)
  • April 17, 2023: Grant Awards Announced


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