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Bishop John S Cummins Program

All About the Bishop John S. Cummins Program

This program enrolls students with significant financial need, giving them access to a Catholic, Lasallian education, the resources to achieve it, and the tools to participate fully in high school life and to prepare for college.

The Bishop John S. Cummins Program is for students who demonstrate academic potential and have a strong desire to attend De La Salle High School, but whose family income is at or below a predetermined percentage of the federal poverty level. From its very beginnings, the Lasallian educational ministry has defined itself as being rooted in service to the poor. Today, our commitment to make education accessible to those with financial need continues to be a critical part of our mission.

No separate application is required for the Bishop Cummins Program. All families who seek financial assistance must complete a FACTS application and all students who complete the FACTS Financial Aid Application are automatically considered for the Bishop Cummins Program. For complete information on how the Program works, please see the Important Information at right.

About Bishop John Cummins

Bishop John CumminsThe Bishop Emeritus of the Oakland Diocese, John S. Cummins has always promoted and supported Catholic education, especially for the poor and marginalized. Through his 26 years of service as bishop, he worked tirelessly to establish programs for poor and at-risk students. As an affiliated member of the Christian Brothers, Bishop Cummins shares fully in the mission and traditions of a Lasallian education.

Interested in Applying? Here's Important Information

Financial Assistance Page

Questions? Contact

Greg MacArthur '03
Program Director and
Student Support Coordinator

(925) 288-8150

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Will you support the Bishop Cummins Program?

Make a gift online. Or contact Karla Wiese, Director of Development, at (925) 288-8195 or

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