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

2875 W. Ray Rd. Suite 6-314
Chandler, Arizona 85224
admin1@asct.org
623-414-3429
www.asct.org

Contact
Liz Dreckman
ldreckman@asct.org

For students in
State: Arizona

Affiliations
Childrens Scholarship Fund

Restrictions
Income-based.

 

BASIC Fund (California)

1301 Clay Street, #70450
Oakland, CA 94612
415-986-5650
www.basicfund.org

Contact
Rachel Elginsmith
rachel@basicfund.org

For students in
State: California
Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, and San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma

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
Jessica Suriano
jsuriano@besttrust.org

For students in
State: Maryland
Counties: Baltimore

Black Student Fund (DC)

3636 16th Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20010
(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
(212) 677-1102
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.

Denver Urban Scholars (Colorado)

3532 Franklin Street, Suite T
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-355-1700
admin@denverurbanscholars.org
http://denverurbanscholars.org/

For students in
State: Colorado
Counties: Denver metropolitan area

CEO Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.

P.O. Box 1356
Madison, CT 06443
http://ceoct.org/index.html

For students in
State: Connecticut
Counties: Hartford, Bridgeport, East Hartford, New Haven

Affiliations
Children First America

Capital Partners For Education (DC)

1413 K Street, N.W., 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20005
http://www.cpfe.org
(202) 682-6020

Contact
Brandon White
Brandon@cpfe.org
 

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)

67 Batterymarch St., 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
info@csfboston.org
https://www.csfboston.org/ 
(617) 778-5981

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

Ellis Trust For Girls (Pennsylvania)

230 South Broad Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
http://www.ellistrust.org/
215-790-1666, ext. 442
ellistrust@philadelphiafutures.org

For students in
State: Pennsylvania
Counties: Philadelphia

Children's Scholarship Fund

8 West 38th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
info@scholarshipfund.org
http://www.scholarshipfund.org
(212) 515-7137

Restrictions
Available to students entering grades K - 8.

Bainum Family Foundation

7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 1000
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 450-0000
https://bainumfdn.org/

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

Restrictions
Student must attend a partnering boarding school.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation

309 W. Washington, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
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

For students in
State: Colorado
Counties: Denver public schools

Latino Student Fund

National Cathedral School
Carriage House- First Floor
3480 Woodley Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20016
programs@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

For students in
State: Illinois
Counties: Chicago metropolitan area

Maine Community Foundation

245 Main St.
Ellsworth ME 04605
(877) 700-6800
www.mainecf.org/

Contact
Liz Fickett
efickett@mainecf.org

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 03301-4005
603-225-6641
http://www.nhcf.org

Contact
Jessica Kierstead
jessica.kierstead@nhcf.org
603-225-6641 ext. 226
 

For students in
State: New Hampshire
Counties: Belknap County

Partners Advancing Values in Education (Wisconsin)

111 W. Pleasant St., Suite 101
Milwaukee, WI 53212
http://www.pave.org
(414) 988-5359

For students in
State: Wisconsin
Counties: Milwaukee

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

1515 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA
info@pym.org
800-2200-PYM
http://www.pym.org

For students in
State: Pennsylvania
Counties: Philadelphia area

Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education

1155 Westminster Street, Suite 106
Providence, RI 02909
(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
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)

2200 Dundee Road, Suite B
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 254-7274
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

Contact
Michael C. Ridgway

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
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
(908) 522-0405
info@studentpartneralliance.org
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

Wight Foundation, Inc. (New Jersey)

550 Broad Street, Suite 717
Newark, NJ 07102-3704
wightfoundation@wightfoundation.org
http://www.wightfoundation.org
(973) 824-1195

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