Scholarship Program

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School (DBCR) is a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Cristo Rey Network of Schools. It is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for students of all faiths whose families cannot afford the tuition charged by other schools and is a “rey” of hope for our students and their families.

In January of 2006, Father Steve Shafran, SDB, arrived in Washington, DC and was tasked with making the dream of DBCR a reality. He poured his heart and soul into the school. Thanks to his hard work, and with the help of countless friends and supporters, DBCR was firmly established with a bright future.

Students come to DBCR because they dream of going to college and deserve a great educational opportunity, despite having limited financial resources. Students participate in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) where they gain professional work experience and earn money to pay for a portion of their education.

With the Cristo Rey model students earn 60% of the cost of their education through the CWSP. Families make a modest tuition contribution averaging 7-8% of the total cost per year, based on their ability to pay. The balance comes from generous benefactors like you. Scholarship support ensures that we can keep DBCR affordable for our families and helps every student reach the finish line.

In honor of Father Steve Shafran, SDB, and his commitment to the Don Bosco Cristo Rey students and families, The Father Steve Shafran WolfPack Scholarship was created.

To learn more about how you can provide scholarship assistance and become a Leader of the Pack, please:

Download The Father Steve Shafran WolfPack Scholarship Program Brochure

Download The Father Steve Shafran WolfPack Scholarship Pledge Card

Click Here to Support The Father Steve Shafran Wolfpack Scholarship Program online

Or contact: Ana Chapa, Executive Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, at 301-891-4750, x.101 or