Bishop Norman F. McFarland of the Diocese of Orange announced Tuesday that tuition grants totaling $500,000 have been awarded to 410 students attending the county's Catholic schools.
Letters have been sent to the recipients' parents and guardians explaining that the money, from the Bishop's Scholarship Fund, will be applied to their accounts for the 1989-90 school year. Checks for half the amount have been sent to the schools. The balance is scheduled to be paid in the second semester of the academic year.
"I am very pleased to assist these parents who sacrifice so much to enable their children to receive a Catholic education," McFarland said in a prepared statement.