Scholarship Programs

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.

Tuition Loan Programs

Tuition loan programs assist many families in making tuition payments more affordable by providing the funds upfront and spreading the payments over a longer period of time than tuition payment plans allow. Talk to your school to see if they recommend certain plans or providers and contact them directly for current rates and fees.

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

Rebecca Jones

For students in
State: Maryland
Counties: Baltimore

Arizona School Choice Trust

2875 W. Ray Rd. Suite 6-314
Chandler, Arizona 85224

Liz Dreckman

For students in
State: Arizona

Childrens Scholarship Fund


BASIC Fund (California)

1301 Clay Street, #70450
Oakland, CA 94612

Rachel Elginsmith

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

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
(716) 854-0869

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

Jessica Suriano

For students in
State: Maryland
Counties: Baltimore

Black Student Fund (DC)

3636 16th Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 387-1414

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

Antonio Aponte

For students in
State: New York
Counties: NYC

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

For students in
State: Colorado
Counties: Denver metropolitan area

CEO Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.

P.O. Box 1356
Madison, CT 06443

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

Children First America

Catholic Schools Foundation (Massachusetts)

67 Batterymarch St., 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(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
215-790-1666, ext. 442

For students in
State: Pennsylvania
Counties: Philadelphia

Children’s Scholarship Fund

8 West 38th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 515-7137

Available to students entering grades K – 8.

Bainum Family Foundation

7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 1000
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 450-0000

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

Student must attend a partnering boarding school.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation

309 W. Washington, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 455-7800

For students in
State: Illinois
Counties: Chicago

The Denver Foundation

55 Madison St, 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80206 
(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
(202) 244-3438

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

Maximum Scholarship: Grades PreK-5: $500

LINK Unlimited

2221 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-5465

For students in
State: Illinois
Counties: Chicago metropolitan area

Maine Community Foundation

245 Main St.
Ellsworth ME 04605
(877) 700-6800

Liz Fickett

For students in
State: Maine

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance

PO Box 1599
Window Rock, AZ 86515

Office of DINE Youth

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

Jessica Kierstead
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
(414) 988-5359

For students in
State: Wisconsin
Counties: Milwaukee

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

1515 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA

For students in
State: Pennsylvania
Counties: Philadelphia area

Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education

1155 Westminster Street, Suite 106
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 421-2010

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

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

Children’s Scholarship Fund

School CHOICE Scholarships, Inc. (Kentucky)

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

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

Shepherd Foundation (DC)

PO Box 50
Kensington, MD 20895
(240) 482-4963

Michael C. Ridgway

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

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

For students in
State: Michigan

Not available to families.

Student/Partner Alliance (New Jersey)

PO Box 566
Millburn, NJ 07041
(908) 522-0405

For students in
State: New Jersey

>Tri-County Scholarship Fund (New Jersey)

4 Century Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054

For students in
State: New Jersey

Wight Foundation, Inc. (New Jersey)

550 Broad Street, Suite 717
Newark, NJ 07102-3704
(973) 824-1195

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