CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (July 20, 2023) —A new scholarship opportunity is available to students from select schools within the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky who choose to attend Thomas More University. The Guilfoyle Family Scholarship Fund provides students enrolled at the University with financial assistance in the form of tuition, books, or other direct education expenses. This fund is made possible through a generous gift from Catherine (Casey), who graduated from Thomas More in 1981, and husband Mark Guilfoyle. The Guilfoyles have both led successful careers in the legal sector and are active in philanthropy in the region.

The scholarship fund is needs based and gives preference to students who graduate from Covington Latin School, Holy Cross District High School, and St. Henry District High School. Second preference is given to students who graduated from diocesan elementary schools including St. Anthony, St. Augustine, Holy Cross, Holy Family, Holy Trinity, and Prince of Peace. “We established this scholarship to help deserving students receive the Catholic liberal arts education that we benefited from,” explains Casey. “Thomas More University is a treasure for our local community, and we are very proud to support its mission.”

Many of the schools given preference to are part of the Diocese of Covington Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) program. ACUE works to ensure that children attending school in the inner-city areas of the diocese and who have socio-economic challenges, have access to a quality, Catholic education. The Guilfoyle Family Scholarship provides an additional resource as they matriculate into higher education. “For many years we have strongly supported ACUE,” adds Casey. “Many ACUE students come from impoverished or underprivileged backgrounds, so it was important for our family to help some graduates from these six elementary schools attend Thomas More.”

Thomas More is the University of the Diocese of Covington; one of only 11 diocesan colleges or universities in the United States. “Founded in 1921 as northern Kentucky’s first college, we continue to be the regional leader of a quality Catholic liberal arts education, providing students with an experience that develops character, a sense of purpose, and an understanding of responsibility to others,” says Thomas More University President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. “Through opportunities like the Guilfoyle Family Scholarship Fund, we ensure all students have access to an affordable, values-based, and personalized, education that will serve them for a lifetime.”

For more information about Thomas More University, visit www.thomasmore.edu.


About Thomas More University

For 100 years, Thomas More has created a university for the student who wants to Be More, Do More, Seek More, Win More, Achieve More, and Create More. Since its founding in 1921, Thomas More has provided a mission-driven, liberal arts education that is based in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Students learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth, which allows them to begin the journey to become the person they were created to be. Entering into the second century, it’s time for More. Serving more than 2,000 students, Thomas More aspires to be the premier Catholic university in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, build upon its excellent return on investment (ranked #1 among private universities/colleges in Kentucky by MSN Money in 2021 and ranked #2 for long term gain in Kentucky by a 2022 Georgetown University study) and share with this generation the transformative power of the Thomas More experience. To find out more, visit thomasmore.edu.

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