Meet Jayden, a 4th grade student at St. Peter the Apostle. Jayden is passionate about reading and dreams of becoming a veterinarian. His mother, Melinda knows Jayden is receiving a quality education at St. Peter and she loves how the curriculum includes Spanish, music, and religion. 


Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I like to read books, sing in the school choir and watch videos on YouTube. 

Q: What is your favorite subject at school? Why?
A: Social studies because it’s interesting to learn about our past and where we came from. 

Q: Who is your role model?
A: My mom. She works hard and tries to do her best to take care of me. 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be a veterinarian. I love animals and would love to take care of them. 

Q: What are you looking forward to this school year?
A: Getting good grades and staying at my school. I am also looking forward to meeting new friends. 

Melinda, Jayden’s Mother

Q: What are your hopes for your child?
A: I want him to continue to grow and get the best education possible. I also want him to know he can do whatever he sets his mind to.

Q: What makes your child’s school the best for him?
A: Jayden is raised Catholic and his school teaches him about Catholicism. I love how St. Peter is teaching him Spanish and music. 

Q: Why do you think it is important for your child to attend tuition-based school? Are there changes you have noticed?
A: I noticed the sense of saftey and security at the school and I know I don’t have to worry about him falling through the cracks. 

Q: What were your thoughts when you won the CSFP lottery?
A: I can now give my son the education I always dreamed of! Words cannot express my gratitude! 

Q:In what way does this scholarship affect your family?
A: In every possible way- I am a single mom so it allows me to maintain my household while giving my son a great education. 

Q: What would you tell others who are looking to apply for a scholarship?
A: I would tell them that it will be the best decision they could possibly make!