Joan C. Peter Memorial Scholarship Program

Collaborator: SHIELDS for Families


Total Investment to Date


Children Received Tuition Assistance

In honor of our founder, the late Joan C. Peter, Specialty Family Foundation established the Joan C. Peter Memorial (JCP) Scholarship Program, a pilot program with the intention of laying the foundation of longstanding tuition assistance, spanning kindergarten through 12th grade, in the spirit of our commitment to at-risk children and families. It is in Joan’s vision – an obligation to break the cycle of addiction and poverty through investments in substance use intervention, prevention, and treatment for the whole family – that SFF is dedicated to making a Catholic education possible for the program’s 14 children from 4 impoverished families who’ve struggled with substance use issues. To date, the JCP Program has invested a total of $368K and remains committed to the current families participating in the program.

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