PrivateSchools.com   The SmartStudentTM Guide to
Private Elementary, Middle
and Secondary Schools

  Home | Financial Aid | Scholarships/Vouchers | Loans | Payment Plans | Savings Plans | School Search | About | Site Map
Regional Scholarship and Voucher Programs

Program Name Restrictions Description
Abell Foundation Inc.
Abell Scholars
Young men from Baltimore City (MD) to attend The Piney Woods School (MS), a historically black college prep boarding school. Full need-based scholarships.
Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE)
ACE Scholarships
Low-income Colorado families who qualify for the federal free and reduced price school lunch program (i.e., 185% of the federal poverty guidelines for the family size). K-12 scholarships for up to 50% of private school tuition with a four-year funding commitment. Scholarships are up to $2,000 per year for K-8 and $3,000 per year for 9-12. About three-quarters of recipients are in grades K-8 and one quarter in grades 9-12. Approximately 10% to 15% of applicants receive scholarships.
Arizona Scholarship Fund, Inc. K-12 scholarships for Arizona students to attend private schools.  
Arizona School Choice Trust K-12 scholarships for Arizona students to attend one of more than 115 Arizona private schools. More than 1,000 scholarships are awarded per year. Recipients must satisfy income requirements.
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
ACSI Children's Tuition Fund
Provides need-based aid to Pennsylvania students to attend Christian schools in Pennsylvania.  
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Academically-talented but economically-challenged African-American students from the Baltimore, Maryland area for attendance at one of 22 local private schools. BEST does not accept applications for financial aid directly. Instead, the money BEST raises is provided to the member schools who then award funds to students with financial need.
Bay Area Scholarshps for Innercity Children Fund (BASIC Fund) Provides funding for inner-city children from low-income families in the Bay Area to attend private K-8 schools in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties in California. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need. More than 4,600 students at 266 participating schools. The maximum award is $1,600.
Big Shoulders Fund Provides scholarships to enable children to attend Catholic schools in inner-city Chicago. Scholarships are awarded by the schools. Applicants should contact the Catholic schools where their children are enrolled.
BISON Scholarship Fund Low-income students from Buffalo, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Kenmore and Tonawanda, New York. Scholarships for enrolling children in private K-8 schools in the Buffalo area. Scholarships are awarded by random selection from among families with financial need. 1,350 recipients per year attending 60 private schools in the Buffalo area.
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Philadelphia BAEO Scholarship Program
Academically-talented students residing in the city of Philadelphia. Up to $4,000 for K-5 tuition. Up to $7,000 for 8th grade tuition for female students (Deirdre L. Bailey, Esq. Scholarship Program). Both programs are awarded based on financial need.
Black Student Fund Low-income Washington DC area African-American students for enrollment in one of 45 private K-12 schools in Maryland, Virgina and the District of Columbia.  
Boys' Club of New York
Department of Educational Services
Academically-talented male students in grades 5-9 from New York City are placed into private boarding and day schools nationwide. BCNY membership is required. Full scholarship for students who maintain good academic standing. Includes preparatory, enrichment and intervention programing in addition to the financial support.
Byrne Foundation
Byrne Urban Scholars
Provides scholarships to academically-talented but at-risk students from the Denver, Colorado area to attend private high schools. Full or partial tuition, along with mentoring and tutoring. Approximately 30 new students are accepted each year.
Capital Partners For Education Enables low-income students from the Washington DC metropolitan area to attend private high schools (9-12). Many of the recipients are from single-parent families. Most of the recipients are students of color. Awards annual scholarships of up to $4,500. The scholarships are renewed automatically subject to student compliance with program requirements. In addition to the private high school scholarships, provides mentoring, tutoring and enrichment programming. Approximately 40 new students are accepted each year.
Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship
(See also Parents for Choice in Education.)
State-funded award to Utah special needs children age 21 or younger. (Utah Code Ann. 53A-1a-701, 2005; HB 351, 2006) Children who would receive 3 or more hours of special education service per day in a public school receive a scholarship worth up to $6,442.50 (2008). Children who would receive less than 3 hours of special education service per day in a public school receive a scholarship worth up to 3/5 of this amount. More than 480 students and 40 schools participate, with an average award of about $4,600.
Catholic Education Foundation
Tuition Awards Program (TAP)
Provides scholarships to low income children in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to enable them to pursue a Catholic eduation. Eligible students must have family incomes at or below approximately 150% of the federal poverty line. The scholarship amounts are $1,000 per child for elementary school students and $2,000 per child for high school students.
Catholic Education Foundation
Save Our Students (SOS)
Provides scholarships to at-risk children who are in danger of dropping out, to enable them to pursue a Catholic eduation. The scholarship amounts are $1,500 per child for elementary school students and $2,500 per child for high school students.
Catholic Schools Foundation
Inner-City Scholarship Fund
Awards scholarships to enable students with financial need to attend primary or secondary Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Currently providing support to more than 5,500 students. Average scholarship of approximately $1,200.
Central City School Fund Provides needs-based financial aid to low-income students to help them attend a Catholic school in the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph, Missouri. More than 600 students receive scholarships averaging about $750 each year.
CEO America - Lehigh Valley
Children's Educational Opportunity Fund
Based in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, provides 1-year scholarships to help low-income children attend private schools. Household income from all sources must be less than or equal to $50,000.  
CEO Foundation Austin
Austin's Children's Educational Opportunity Foundation
Awards scholarships to enable at-risk low-income students from Travis County, Texas to attend private schools in the Austin area. Families must qualify for the federal free and reduced-price school lunch program (income less than 185% of the poverty line). Students must be aged 5-14 as of September 1 of the school year. Scholarships are $1,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Children's Educational Opportunity Foundation of Connecticut (CEO Connecticut) Provides scholarships to enable low income students in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut to attend one of 40 participating private schools. Accepts applications from K-5 students and provides funding through grade 8. Family income must be below 200% of the federal poverty line. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis. Scholarship amounts are 50% of annual tuition or $1,900, whichever is less. The are approximately 400 recipients each year.
Charles E. Ellis Trust and White-Williams Scholars Provides scholarships to low-income female high school students in Philadelphia from single-parent families (or families where both parents are absent). Scholarships are up to about $1,500 at Diocesan schools and up to about $4,500 at independent schools.
Children First Florida Children's First Florida is one of three Scholarship Funding Organizations in Florida. Children First Florida serves students in 43 counties including all of north, central and east Florida. Florida Pride serves students in 23 counties including west and south Florida. The Carrie Meek Foundation serves zip codes 33054, 33055, 33056, 33142, 33147, 33167 and 33169. These organizations award Corporate Income Tax Credit (CTC) scholarships to enable low income Florida students to attend K-12 private or out-of-district public schools. Recipients must be eligible for the federal free and reduced price school lunch program. The private school scholarships cover tuition and books (books are limited to 25% of tuition) up to $3,950 per child per year. The public school scholarships cover public transportation costs of up to $500 per child per year. The scholarships are renewable provided that the family continues to satisfy eligibility restrictions. Approximately 10,000 scholarships are awarded each year for attendance at more than 900 private schools throughout Florida.
Children First Utah Awards scholarships to enable low-income Utah residents to attend one of 75 participating private schools. Recipients receive one-half of the total tuition amount up to $1,800/year. This figure includes a $100 stipend per student for books an uniforms. The award is need-based, with selection from among qualified applicants based on a random drawing. Approximately 1/5 of applicants receive scholarships, with an average award of about $1,500.
CHOICES Scholarship Fund Students must be Virginia residents of compulsory K-12 school age (5 to 18 years old). Interviews are conducted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. The program was established by Mr. and Mr.s Thomas Phillips. $1,000 scholarships available for attendance at private schools or out-of-distriction public schools that charge tuition.
Commonweal Foundation
Pathways to Success Boarding & Day School Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships to students in grades 9-12 in the Baltimore Maryland and Washington DC Metro area to enable them to attend a private boarding or day school. Recipients must have family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Recipients are required to participate in community service.  
Educate New Mexico, Inc. Provides scholarships for low-income students in New Mexico to attend private schools. Families must satisfy income criteria (e.g., family income less than $21,000 plus $5,000 per family member). $1,000 per year for grades K-6, $1,500 per year for grades 7-12. Scholarships recipients are randomly selected from among qualified applicants.
Education Freedom Fund (EFF) Provides scholarships to enable low-income Michigan families to send their children to private K-8 schools. Families must contribute a minimum of $500 per year per child towards tuition. Applicants must qualify for the federal free and reduced-price school lunch program. Average awards of $1,000 per year per child for up to four years. Families are selected by random drawing from among all qualified applicants. All children in grades K-8 in a selected family receive scholarships. Approximately 1 in 16 applicants receives a scholarship.
Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust Provides need-based scholarships to low-income families in the Indianapolis area to attend private K-8 schools. Applicants must qualify for the federal free and reduced-price school lunch. Applicants must live in Marion County, Indiana. Recipients are selected by random drawing from among qualified applicants. The scholarship covers half of tuition up to $1,600 annually. The average award is about $900.
Florida Pride Florida Pride is one of three Scholarship Funding Organizations in Florida. Florida Pride serves students in 23 counties including west and south Florida. Children First Florida serves students in 43 counties including all of north, central and east Florida. The Carrie Meek Foundation serves zip codes 33054, 33055, 33056, 33142, 33147, 33167 and 33169. These organizations award Corporate Income Tax Credit (CTC) scholarships to enable low income Florida students to attend K-12 private or out-of-district public schools. Recipients must be eligible for the federal free and reduced price school lunch program. The private school scholarships cover tuition and books (books are limited to 25% of tuition) up to $3,950 per child per year. The public school scholarships cover public transportation costs of up to $500 per child per year. The scholarships are renewable provided that the family continues to satisfy eligibility restrictions. Approximately 10,000 scholarships are awarded each year for attendance at more than 900 private schools throughout Florida.
Futures in Education Provides tuition assistance to low income students to help them pay for Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens. Apply through the schools. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1,400 per student.
The Guardsmen Scholarship Fund Provides partial scholarships to enable low income students from the San Francisco Bay Area to attend private schools. Applicants must be eligible for the federal free and reduced-price school lunch program. The scholarships provide half tuition up to $2,000 annually. The average scholarship is $1,800. Recipients are selected by random drawing from among qualified applicants.
Helping Educate Responsible, Outstanding & Enlightened Students, Inc. (HEROES) Provides scholarships to enable low-income, at-risk students from Northeast Florida to attend private K-12 schools. Applicants must qualify for the Children First Scholarship and enroll in one of several participating schools. The scholarship is up to $3,500, with up to $3,000 for tuition and up to $1,000 for fees. Scholarships are supplemental in nature and are awarded through the schools.
Independent Scholarship Fund (ISF) Provides renewable scholarships to enable low and moderate income families from San Francisco East Bay (Alameda or Contra Costa County, California) to send their children to private K-12 schools. Applicants must be eligible for the federal free or reduced-price school lunch program. Recipients of other third-party tuition aid programs are ineligible. The scholarships provide up to 75% of tuition or $1,500 per year, whichever is less.
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF) ICSF funds several scholarship programs to help low-income families send their children to private schools. These include the Be A Student's Friend program for K-12, the Cardinal's Scholarship Program for K-6, and the First Steps Program for pre-K. The focus is on private Catholic schools under the auspices of the Archdiocese of New York. The Inner-City Scholarship Fund provides funding to more than 100 elementary and secondary schools in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. The Be A Student's Friend program provides up to $2,200 per year for elementary school students and up to $2,700 per year for high school students. The Cardinal's Scholarship Program provides 75% of tuition up to $2,100 per student, whichever is less. The First Steps Program provides up to $1,100 per year.
Latino Student Fund (LSF) Provides renewable scholarships to help academically talented Latino students to enroll in private or parochial K-12 schools in the Washington DC metropolitan area (residing in Washington, DC, suburban Maryland, or Northern Virginia area). Applicants must be receiving some financial aid from their school or the Archdiocese. The scholarships provide $500 per year for grades K-5, $1,000 per year for grades 6-8 and $1,500 per year for grades 9-12.
LINK Unlimited Provides renewable scholarships to enable low-income African American students from the Chicago area to enroll in private high schools. The program also provides mentoring and academic support in addition to financial support. Scholarships are typically $3,500 to $4,500 per year.
Maine Children's Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships to enable low-income Maine students to enroll in private K-12 schools. Applicants must be eligible for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program, which is 185% of the poverty level. The scholarships cover 75% of tuition up to $1,700, whichever is less. The family will have to contribute at least 25% or $500 per child toward tuition. For home-schooled children the program can provide reimbursements of up to $500 per child.
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Provides scholarships to students from low-income families who reside in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend participating private K-12 schools located in the city at no charge. Family income must be less than 175% of federal poverty line for new students and less than 220% of the federal poverty line for continuing students. The program supports more than 18,000 students at more than 120 private schools. The schools must use random selection from among the Choice program applicants for admissions if more applications are received than slots available.  
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Provides four-year high school scholarships to help students who live in Chicago to enroll in participating Chicago area private high schools and boarding schools. 100-120 scholarships are awarded per year.
Parents Challenge Provides scholarships to low income students from the Colorado Springs area to attend private K-6 schools. Applicants must qualify for the federal free and reduced-price school lunch.  
Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE) Provides scholarships to enable low-income Milwaukee (Wisconsin) students to attend private college-preparatory high schools in Milwaukee County. The scholarships average about $1,500 and are administered by the participating schools.
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM)
Friends Education Fund
Provides scholarships to enable Quaker students to attend a PYM Friends school in grades K-12 in the Philadelphia area. At least one parent of a prospective student must have been a member of a PYM Monthly Meeting for at least a year before receiving support. The scholarships are at least $600.
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Renaissance Values Scholarship Fund
Each of three Southeast Michigan schools -- Faith Christian Academy, Cornerstone Schools and Everest Academy -- nominates one student for the award. One nonrenewable $6,000 scholarship.
Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education Provides scholarships to enable Rhode Island children to enroll in private, parochial and charter schools. At least one parent of the child must have a history of incarceration or be currently incarcerated. RISE Scholars are selected competitively based on an essay, academic performance and attendance records. Provides scholarships of $3,500 per year ($2,500 additional scholarship support for high school students) along with academic support and mentoring.
School CHOICE Scholarships, Inc. Provides scholarships to enable children from Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky, to attend private K-6 schools. Applicants should qualify for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program. The scholarships provide up to $2,000 per child. (Siblings are also awarded scholarships provided that they satisfy the other requirements, such as enrollment in a private K-6 school.) Recipients are selected by random lottery from among qualified applicants. The scholarships are renewable (awarded for up to 3 years) provided that the family continues to satisfy income requirements.
Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) Provides scholarships to enable low-income families from the urban and inner cities of Union, Essex, Bergen and Hudson counties (New Jersey) to send their children to private Catholic schools. Applicants should be eligible for the federal free or reduced-price school lunch program. SFIC also operates the Jersey City Scholarship Fund with the Children's Scholarship Fund to allow low-income students to enroll in private Catholic elementary schools (K-8) in Jersey City. Scholarships are $1,000 per year per child.
Skillman Foundation
Skillman Scholars
Provides scholarships to academically gifted low income minority students in the Metropolitant Detroit area (Michigan) to attend private secondary schools. Students do not apply to the program directly, but instead apply to one of the four participating private schools: Cranbrook Kinsgwood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, The Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills and University of Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods. The program awards full scholarships, including tuition and incidental costs (books, tests, athletic fees, uniform and transportation).
Student Sponsor Partners Provides scholarships to at-risk students from New York City to enable them to attend private high schools. In addition to financial support, the sponsors also serve as role models and academic coaches to help mentor the students. Recipients are at-risk students with extreme financial need. The average annual household income is about $9,000 and about three-quarters of the students come from single-parent homes. The scholarships are renewable for all four years of high school. The program supports approximately 1,200 students at 20 schools. Families must pay a minimum of $800 toward tuition.
Teak Fellowship The Teak Fellowship provides low-income students from the five boroughs of New York City with scholarships to attend top high schools, alongside academic support, leadership training and mentoring. Applicants must be enrolled in the 7th grade at the time of application and demonstrate academic merit and financial need. There are no specific income cutoffs.  
TODAY Foundation or Children's Education Fund of Dallas Provides scholarships to enable economically disadvantaged children who live in Dallas County to attend private schools in the Dallas area. Children must be at least 5 years old and in K-8, and qualify for the federal free lunch program. The scholarship provides partial tuition assistance of up to $1,850. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years or the 8th grade, provided that the family continues to satisfy eligibility criteria.
Washington Scholarshp Fund
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP)
Provides scholarships for low-income children to attend one of 60 participating private K-12 schools. Household income must be less than or equal to 185% of the federal poverty line. Students must be at least 5 years old or entering K-6 to apply. (This is a five year pilot program established by Congress through passage of the D.C. School Choice Incentive Act of 2003.) Scholarships provide up to $7,500 per child per year.
Washington Scholarshp Fund
Signature Scholarship Program (SSP)
Provides scholarships for low-income children to attend a private K-12 school in the DC, MD or VA area. Household income must be less than or equal to 270% of the federal poverty line. Students must be at least 5 years old or entering K-8 to apply. Scholarships provide up to $3,000 per child per year.
Archdiocese of Washington
Tuition Assistance Program
Provides scholarships to enable low-income students to enroll in Catholic K-12 schools within the archdiocese of Washington (Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties in Maryland).  
Archdiocese of Washington
FitzGerald Program
Provides scholarships to enable low-income students to enroll in Catholic high schools (9-12) in the Archdiocese of Washington (Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties in Maryland). Recipients are selected in part based on financial need and in part based on leadership.  
Wight Foundation, Inc. Provides scholarships to low-income students from the Greater Newark, New Jersey, area and vicinity (Essex, Union, Hudson, Passaic and Middlesex Counties) to attend boarding schools in New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Applicants must be in the 7th grade, excel in academics and demonstrate financial need.  

 
College Scholarships
Free Information about Planning and Paying for College

College Student Financial Aid
Free Information about College Student Financial Aid

"Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development."
- Kofi A. Annan, 1999


Monster Network: Monster | Financial Aid | Scholarships | Online Degrees
College Jobs | College Diversity

Copyright © 2014 by FinAid Page, LLC. All rights reserved.
Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher
www.PrivateSchools.com
A Monster company.