While the majority of financial aid available to families attending private schools comes directly from the schools, there are many organizations that provide tuition assistance as well. See a list below of some of these organizations.

Other ideas for investigating scholarships:

  • Ask the school you are interested in for advice. If financial aid is not a possibility, the school may be aware of local scholarship providers.
  • Investigate whether national organizations (like the Rotary Club, for example) may have local chapters near you.
  • Ask employers, churches and other civic organizations in your community about local scholarship providers.
  • Do research at your library or Chamber of Commerce about local scholarship providers.
  • Visit the website of an organization called FinAid, which keeps a list of Scholarship for Private K-12 Schools. Click here to go to its website.

Thank you! Thank you to the schools that assisted this effort to identify these organizations and to the organizations themselves, who help keep educational opportunity within reach of those who cannot afford tuition costs without help.

 


Scholarship Providers

Note: This listing is for informational purposes only and has been verified to the best of SSS's ability. SSS cannot be held responsible if certain programs cease operations, alter their program details, or change contact information. Because these organizations are largely funded through voluntary, private donations, detail for scholarship programs may change at any time. Contact the agencies for specific program terms, descriptions, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.

Abell Foundation, Inc. (Maryland)

111 S. Calvert Street, Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD   21202
abell@abell.org
410-547-1300
http://www.abell.org

Contact
Rebecca Jones

For students in
State: Maryland
Counties: Baltimore

Arizona School Choice Trust

PO Box 1616
Phoenix, AZ 85311
info@asct.org
623-414-3429
www.asct.org

Contact
Michael E. Kelly or Marion Holmes

For students in
State: Arizona

Affiliations
Childrens Scholarship Fund

Restrictions
Income-based.

BASIC Fund (California)

268 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-986-5650
www.basicfund.org

Contact
Rachel Elginsmith
rachel@basicfund.org

For students in
State: California
Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo

Restrictions
Application period from January-April on a first come, first served basis. Maximum scholarship of $1,600/year.

BISON Scholarship Fund (New York)

PO Box 1134
Buffalo, NY 14205
info@bisonfund.com
(716) 854-0869
http://www.bisonfund.com

For students in
State: New York
Counties: City of Buffalo, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Snyder/Eggertsville, Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust

808 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 752-2225
www.besttrust.org

Contact
Stephanie Holley
sholley@besttrust.org

For students in
State: Maryland
Counties: Baltimore

Black Student Fund (DC)

3636 16th Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20010
mail@blackstudentfund.org
(202) 387-1414
http://www.blackstudentfund.org

For students in
States: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Boys' Club of New York

287 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
http://www.bcny.org

Contact
Antonio Aponte
aaponte@admin.bcny.org

For students in
State: New York
Counties: NYC

Restrictions
Must become a member of the Boys' Club of New York.

Byrne Urban Scholars (Colorado)

720 South Colorado Blvd., Ste. 450-S
Denver, CO 80246
http://www.byrneurbanscholars.org

For students in
State: Colorado
Counties: Denver metropolitan area

CEO Connecticut

97 Crescent Street
Hartford, CT 6106

For students in
State: Connecticut
Counties: Hartford and Bridgeport

Affiliations
Children First America

Capital Partners For Education (DC)

1413 K Street, N.W., 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20005
cpedc@aol.com
http://www.cpfe.org
(202) 682-6020

Contact
Khari Brown

For students in
State: District of Columbia
Counties: metropolitan area

Restrictions
A GPA of 2.0-3.0 is required. Single-parent, low-income households.

Catholic Schools Foundation (Massachusetts)

260 Franklin Street, Suite 630
Boston, MA 2110
info@csfboston.org
www.csfboston.org/programs_services/inner_city_scholarship.asp
(617) 778-5981

Contact
Barbara Shockley

For students in
State: Massachusetts
Counties: Boston area inner-city

Central City School Fund (Missouri)

PO Box 419037
Kansas City, MO
http://www.centralcityschoolfund.org

For students in
State: Missouri
Counties: Kansas City

Charles E. Ellis Trust and White-Williams Scholars (Pennsylvania)

215 S. Broad Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
http://www.wwscholars.org/ellis
(215) 735-4480

For students in
State: Pennsylvania
Counties: Philadelphia

Children's Education Fund (Texas)

PO Box 225748
Dallas, TX 75222-5748
info@todayfoundation.org
http://www.todayfoundation.org
(214) 572-4487

For students in
State: Texas
Counties: Dallas County

Affiliations
Children's Scholarship Fund

Children's Scholarship Fund

8 West 38th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
info@scholarshipfund.org
http://www.scholarshipfund.org
(212) 515-7100

Restrictions
Available to students entering grades K - 8.

Commonweal Foundation

10770 Columbia Pike, Suite 250
Silver Spring, MD 20901
grants@cweal.org
www.cweal.org

Contact
Paula Webber

For students in
State: Maryland
Counties: Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area

Restrictions
Student must attend a partnering boarding school.

Community Caring Program

P.O. Box 3640
Center Line, MI 48015
www.communitycaring.org

Contact
Karla Swift

For students in
State: Michigan
Counties: tri-county Detroit area

Restrictions
Students must reapply each year. Applications must be postmarked by March 10.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation

100 West Monroe, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603
dmsf@dmsf.com
http://www.dmsf.org
(312) 455-7800

For students in
State: Illinois
Counties: Chicago

The Denver Foundation

55 Madison St, 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80206
information@denverfoundation.org
http://www.denverfoundation.org
(303) 300-1790

Contact
Sheryl Glaser

For students in
State: Colorado
Counties: Denver public schools

KidsFirst Scholarship of Minnesota

7200 France Avenue South, Suite 232
Edina, MN 55435
kidsfirst@kidsfirstmn.org
http://www.kidsfirstmn.org
(952) 236-7684

For students in
State: Minnesota
Counties: 7-county Minneapolis metro area

Affiliations
Children's Scholarship Fund (maximum scholarship of $2,100)

Latino Student Fund

PO Box 5403
Washington, DC 20016
director@latinostudentfund.org
http://www.latinostudentfund.org
(202) 244-3438

For students in
State: District of Columbia
Counties: Washington metropolitan area

Restrictions
Maximum Scholarship: Grades PreK-5: $500

LINK Unlimited

2221 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
http://www.linkunlimited.org
(312) 225-5465

Contact
Katherine Looney

For students in
State: Illinois
Counties: Chicago metropolitan area

Maine Community Foundation

245 Main St.
Ellsworth ME 04605
(877) 700-6800
info@mainefc.org
www.mainecf.org/PrivateHSScholars.aspx

Contact
Liz Fickett

For students in
State: Maine

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance

PO Box 1599
Window Rock, AZ 86515
www.onnsfa.org

Affiliations
Office of DINE Youth

Restrictions
Contingent upon available funds. For students entering grades 9-12, meeting the required GPA of 3.3.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH
info@nhcf.org
http://www.nhcf.org

Contact
Judith Burrows

For students in
State: New Hampshire
Counties: Belknap County

Partners Advancing Values in Education (Wisconsin)

135 W. Wells Street, Ste. 850
Milwaukee, WI 53203
paveorg@yahoo.com
http://www.pave.org
(414) 263-2970

For students in
State: Wisconsin
Counties: Milwaukee

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting/ Society of Friends

1515 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.pym.org

Contact
Tom Hoopes
 tomh@pym.org

For students in
State: Pennsylvania
Counties: Philadelphia area

Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education

143 Prairie Avenue, 1st Floor
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 421-2010
http://www.riseonline.org

For students in
State: Rhode Island
Counties: Providence metropolitan area

Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (New Jersey)

PO Box 9500
171 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104-0500
(973) 497-4279
schofund@rcan.org
http://www.sficnj.org

For students in
State: New Jersey
Counties: Essex, Union, Hudson and Bergen counties

Affiliations
Children's Scholarship Fund

School CHOICE Scholarships, Inc. (Kentucky)

PO Box 221546
Louisville, KY 40252-1546
info@schoolchoiceky.org
http://www.schoolchoiceky.org

For students in
State: Kentucky
Counties: Jefferson and Oldham Counties

Shepherd Foundation (DC)

PO Box 50
Kensington, MD 20895
(240) 482-4963
info@theshepherdfoundation.org
www.theshepherdfoundation.org

For students in
State: District of Columbia
Counties: Washington metropolitan area

Restrictions
Funds paid directly to the school on behalf of the students.

Skillman Foundation (Michigan)

100 Talon Centre Dr. Suite 100
Detroit, Michigan 48207
(313) 393-1185
mailbox@skillman.org
http://www.skillman.org

For students in
State: Michigan

 Restrictions
Not available to families.

Student/Partner Alliance (New Jersey)

PO Box 566
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 379-5878
www.studentpartneralliance.org

For students in
State: New Jersey

Tri-County Scholarship Fund (New Jersey)

4 Century Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
www.tcsfund.org

For students in
State: New Jersey

Vermont Student Opportunity Scholarships (Vermont)

PO Box 232
Williston, VT 05495

For students in
State: Vermont

Wight Foundation, Inc. (New Jersey)

60 Park Place, 17th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
wightfoundation@wightfoundation.org
http://www.wightfoundation.org
(973) 824-1195

For students in
State: New Jersey
Counties: Greater Newark area