At BLOCS, we believe that a high-quality Catholic School education should be available to every student.
BLOCS works within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania EITC & OSTC guidelines and uses an outside scholarship administrator to determine eligibility for scholarship grants (Smart Aid). Over the past several years, funds for scholarship support have increased. Unfortunately so has the demand, which continues to significantly exceed supply. As a result, filing of an application and payment of an application fee to Smart Aid does not in any way guarantee the awarding of a BLOCS scholarship.
The application period for the 2017 / 2018 school year is now open. BEFORE APPLYING, you must visit our School Code page to obtain your school code. You will need your school code to complete your application.
ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR SCHOOL CODE
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
- WHEN UPLOADING DOCUMENTS TO SMART AID, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AND ANY OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT COULD COMPROMISE YOUR IDENTITY IS BLACKED OUT.
- YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETED OR CONSIDERED UNTIL AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR 2016 TAXES. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE CONTACTED BY SMART AID ABOUT THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION AND / OR ABOUT MISSING DOCUMENTS THAT NEED TO ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. MAKE SURE YOU LOG ON TO YOUR ACCOUNT ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR 2016 TAXES TO FINISH YOUR APPLICATION.
For questions on the application process, contact Smart Aid at (800) 360-8027.
For questions on scholarship approvals and amounts, contact your school
For questions on donating to BLOCS, contact BLOCS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-704-2300