St. Joseph Parish Youth Scholarship Program

What is Scrip and How Can it Reduce Your Tuition?

The Scrip Youth Scholarship (SCRIP) provides financial assistance to families that have students in St. Joseph Elementary School, St. Joseph Religious Education Program, and York Catholic High School. SCRIP is not need based but based on level of participation. Families purchase gift certificates from participating merchants at face value. Each merchant provides a "Rebate Percentage" (which varies from merchant-to-merchant, from 2% to 25% of the value). The rebate is spilt 45% to the family's account and 45% to the scholarship fund, and 10% goes toward administrative costs.


Everyone needs food and gas, so why not buy them with Scrip Cards and help out your church and school and reduce your child's tuition?


Net proceeds from SCRIP Gift Card sales are the source of funding for this scholarship program.  As the proceeds from the sales increase, more dollars will be available to distribute to scholarship recipients.  All parishioners are encouraged to participate. Scholarship applications are due on or before April 15 of each year for the upcoming school year.  A scholarship committee (appointed by the Pastor) will review all applications to determine eligibility and recommend a scholarship amount.   


Distribution of Scholarship Funds

Scholarship amounts will appear as a credit on the tuition statement for those families who receive assistance. Funds are distributed directly to St. Joseph Elementary School, St. Joseph Religious Education Program, York Catholic High School, or a post-secondary school tuition account. If families have children at both York Catholic and St. Joseph’s School, scholarships will be applied to St. Joseph School tuition account. Each family’s maximum scholarship amount is capped at the amount of their total tuition and fees for the year.  There will be no cash distributions. Financial need is NOT an eligibility requirement.  The Pastor reserves the right to make all final determinations of eligibility and scholarship amounts.


Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Those applying for scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have at least one child enrolled in St. Joseph Elementary School, St. Joseph Religious Education Program, York Catholic, or a post-secondary school.

  2. Spend a minimum of $1000 in sales (May1-April 30).


Ways to Purchase Scrip

  1. Using

Make your selections using St. Joseph School then either:

~Print off your order and write your child's homeroom on the form. Make your check payable to St. Joseph Scrip in the amount of your order. Send in the order form and money to the school or church office on Monday in an envelope marked "SCRIP". Receive your order Friday! (Sent home with your child if SJY School student or picked up at the Church.)

~ send your order to before Sunday evening and pick up your order any time after Thursday in the church office from 8:00am until 8:00pm. You can pay at time of pickup by check or have a credit card on file. 


  1. Scrip is sold on Fridays in Church conference room from 8 to 10 am. Sales of Giant or Weis gift cards may be made in the Church Office during business hours of 8 am to 4 pm.

Contact  Mrs. Binky Theodore 717-755-7503 x250

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