Today, many young men want to be a part of our Lasallian tradition.
To this end, all Christian Brother’s schools on the West Coast are mandated to have 5% of their student body at or below the federal poverty level. In Contra Costa County, 7.8% of all families live below the federal poverty level.
The Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program is a comprehensive program to ensure students from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds have the opportunity to experience the educational excellence at De La Salle. Through this program, at least 50 qualified students with a family income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level—currently $44,000 annual income—are eligible to receive financial aid to cover the full cost of tuition. De La Salle sees this as an obligation to serve those in need, and it is our goal to ensure that we have the funds available to support these students.
About Bishop John S. Cummins
The former Bishop of the Oakland diocese, John S. Cummins has always actively promoted and enthusiastically supported Catholic education, especially for the poor and marginalized. Through his 26 years of service, he worked tirelessly to establish programs for the 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.