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Nationwide

A Better Chance
Refers academically talented students entering grades 6 through 11 to some of the nation’s finest independent and public schools to be considered for placement and financial aid.

Commonweal Foundation
Provides scholarships to low-income high school students to attend boarding and day schools that are partner schools.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Identifies and supports young people of exceptional promise, application, deportment, and character who have financial need and demonstrated excellence in academic endeavors and extracurricular activities.

Individual State Programs

Arizona

Arizona Scholarship Fund
Assists Arizona’s families in providing their children with a private education.

Arizona School Choice Trust
Awards low-income families tuition scholarships to enable their children to attend private elementary and secondary schools (K-12).

Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)
Creates education savings accounts for students with special needs to use on tuition, fees, online education, educational therapies, tutoring, testing, and higher education courses.

Lexie’s Law
Provides scholarships through scholarship tuition organizations for special needs students to attend private schools.

California

Catholic Education Foundation
Provides scholarship assistance for children in Catholic schools in Los Angeles.

The Guardsmen Scholarship Program
Offers partial scholarships to local private schools for San Francisco Bay Area children to attend a school of parent/guardian choice.

The Independent Institute
Provides tuition assistance to low- to moderate-income families in Contra Costa and Alameda counties for K-12 private or parochial schools.

The Smart Program
Provides middle school scholarships for children in San Francisco, as well as providing other social supports including summer programs, and high school placement assistance.

Colorado

Douglas County School Choice Program
The Douglas County School Board enacted a voucher program for students living in Douglas County.

Parents Challenge
Provides scholarships to students in Colorado Springs to attend private school. Parents Challenge also offers tutoring and cognitive skills training.

Connecticut

CEO of Connecticut
Provides scholarships for K-5 children in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven.

Delaware

Delaware KIDS Fund
Provides scholarships for students in grades K-12, including students with special needs.

First State Scholarships
Provides partial scholarships for low-income Delaware families to send their children to private schools.

District of Columbia

Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance Program
Provides tuition assistance to students applying to or currently enrolled in Catholic schools in Washington, D.C. and Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland. Assistance is based on financial need and students must apply each year.

Black Student Fund
Assists African-American students in the admissions process, making available scholarship grants, and providing essential services that allow students to focus on their education, complete high school, and enter college.

Capital Partners in Education
Provides private high school scholarships for D.C. children.

D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships to low-income students to attend participating private schools for grades K-12.

Latino Student Fund
Provides competitive scholarships available to Latino students enrolled in private or parochial schools who receive financial aid from their schools.

The Sheperd Foundation
Provides tuition assistance for families who need financial aid in order to send their children to Catholic elementary and high schools.

Florida

McKay Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships for Florida students with disabilities.

Step Up For Students
Provides private scholarships for low-income children in Florida.

Georgia

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship
Provides scholarships for children with disabilities who previously attended Georgia public schools.

Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program
Provides scholarships to students in Georgia through approved Student Scholarship Organizations to attend private school.

Illinois

Big Shoulders Fund
Provides scholarships for children attending Chicago Catholic schools.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to high school students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Chicago.

Illinois Tax Credit for Educational Expenses
Provides information on state tax credit for educational expenses for Illinois residents.

LINK Unlimited
Provides educational services (opportunities to receive quality private school education) and mentoring to economically disadvantaged African American youth from the Chicago area.

Indiana

School Choice Indiana
Provides information on applying for Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program and School Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

Tuition Tax Deduction Program
Provides information on $1,000 tax deduction for Indiana residents who pay to send their children to private schools or who homeschool their children.

Iowa

Iowa School Tuition Organization Tax Credit
Provides scholarships through scholarship tuition organizations for low-income students to attend private schools.

Kentucky

School CHOICE Scholarships, Inc.
Provides K-6 scholarships for low-income families in Louisville and Jefferson County.

Louisiana

Louisiana Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships to low-income students who are entering Kindergarten or attend a public school with a C, D, or F grade.

Louisiana Tuition Donation Rebate Program
Provides scholarships to students with a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty line. To be eligible, children must be entering Kindergarten or must already be enrolled in a Louisiana public school.

School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities
Provides scholarships to students who have an Individualized Education Program and are in need of special needs services. Students must reside in Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans, or St. Tammany Parishes.

Maine

Maine Children’s Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to Maine children in K-12 to help pay for part of public, private, or home school.

Maine Community Foundation
Provides information on three scholarship opportunities to attend private high schools for Maine residents.

Maryland

Abell Foundation
Provides full scholarships to male students in Baltimore City to attend the Piney Woods School, a historically black college preparatory boarding school outside of Jackson, Mississippi.

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust
Provides scholarships to low-income African American students in grades Pre-K-12 in the Baltimore metropolitan area to attend a participating school.

Knott Scholarship Funds (Diocese of Baltimore)
Awards scholarships to academically talented Catholic students who wish to continue their education in a Catholic school within certain areas of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. On the elementary level, these scholarships are awarded for full tuition in grades five through eight at a Catholic elementary school. Secondary scholarships pay full tuition at a Catholic high school, and college scholarships are available to the three Catholic colleges in Maryland.

Partners in Excellence (Baltimore)
Provides scholarships to low-income children to attend Baltimore Catholic schools.

Massachusetts

Catholic Schools Foundation (Boston)
Provides scholarships to low-income children to attend Boston Catholic schools.

Minnesota

Minnesota Independent Scholar’s Forum
Provides scholarships to low-income students in Minnesota to attend a private high school.

Minnesota Revenue
A tax credit may be available to Minnesota residents who pay for private school or homeschool their children.

Mississippi

Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia Program
Provides private school scholarships for Mississippi children with dyslexia.

Missouri

Strong City School Fund
Provides scholarships to low-income students to attend an elementary school or early childhood center in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

New Hampshire

Liberty Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to New Hampshire students to attend private school in New Hampshire.

Network for Educational Opportunity
Funds scholarships for low-income children in New Hampshire to attend private school or a public school outside of the student’s district or to cover homeschooling expenses.

New Jersey

Student Partner Alliance
Provides tuition assistance and mentoring to high school students in Newark, Jersey City, Bayonne, South Orange, Montclair, and Elizabeth.

The Wight Foundation
Provides scholarship grants, based on family income, to attend boarding schools in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Applicants must be in 7th grade and attend school in Essex, Union, Hudson, Passaic, or Middlesex Counties.

New York

Futures in Education
Provides scholarships for families with limited resources get the help to send their children to Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens.

Inner-City Scholarship Fund
Provides funding to 86 elementary and 21 secondary schools in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

The Albert G. Oliver Program
Cultivates a new generation of leaders by providing exceptional youth of African and Latino American descent from New York City access to selective boarding and day independent schools and continued support for achieving their future academic and professional goals.

Prep for Prep
Identifies talented students from minority group backgrounds, prepares them for placement in independent schools, and provides a sense of community, peer support, critical post-placement services, and a range of leadership development opportunities.

Student Sponsor Partners
Provides as many of New York City’s at-risk high school youth as possible with an opportunity to receive a quality non-public high school education, through the financial support and one-to-one guidance of a four-year Sponsor.

Teak Fellowship
Helps talented New York City students from low-income families gain admission to and succeed at top high schools and colleges. Along with academic support, TEAK provides leadership training, exposure to the arts and outdoors, mentoring, career experience, and assistance with the high school and college application processes.

Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation
Provides scholarships for low-income children to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

North Carolina

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships
Provides application information for low-income families for private school scholarships. Children must be attending a public school.

North Carolina Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities
Provides application information for private school scholarships for North Carolina children with disabilities. Other eligibility criteria apply.

Ohio

Autism Scholarship Program
Provides students with autism scholarships to attend a private school. Students must be identified as autistic through the school district and must be assigned an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Cleveland Scholarship Program
Gives scholarships to high school seniors, adult learners, and teachers.

Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program
Provides scholarships to students in grades K-8 and live in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to attend private school. Preference is given to low-income students and scholarships may continue through high school.

Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program
Provides a limited number of scholarships to Ohio students who attend persistently under-performing public schools.

Oklahoma

Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship
Provides special needs vouchers to children who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and attended a public school in Oklahoma in the previous school year.

Pennsylvania

Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)
Provides scholarships for low-income children to attend Philadelphia Catholic schools.

CEO America, Lehigh Valley
Provides a 1-year scholarship for financially disadvantaged children in Pennsylvania to attend any public, parochial, or non-public school of their choice.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program
Designates qualified scholarship organizations that can grant scholarships to students under the program.

Extra Mile Education Foundation (Pittsburgh)
Provides scholarships for low-income children to attend Pittsburgh Catholic schools.

Rhode Island

Anchor of Hope
Provides scholarships for low-income children to attend Rhode Island Catholic schools.

Rhode Island Foundation
Manages more than 150 scholarship funds for middle school, high school, and college scholarships.

Rhode Island Scholarship Alliance
Promotes educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students through the Rhode Island Scholarship tax credit program.

Texas

Austin Children’s Educational Opportunity (CEO) Foundation
Provides scholarships of $1,000 per year for three years for at-risk students.

Utah

Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship
Provides a special needs voucher to Utah students who are identified as disabled and learning under an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or are attending an eligible private school and in need of specialized services.

Vermont

Vermont Student Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship to help low-income parents choose schools for their children.

Virginia

Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program
Information on Virginia’s tax credit program for corporations and individuals making donations to scholarship organizations. Includes a link to eligible scholarship organizations.

Washington

Fulcrum Foundation
Provides scholarships to low-income children to attend Seattle area Catholic schools.

Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Provides an opportunity for students, under specific circumstances, to attend at no charge, private sectarian and nonsectarian schools located in the city of Milwaukee.

Racine Parental Choice Program
Provides scholarships for children who live in the Racine Unified School District.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
Provides scholarships for Wisconsin children who do not live in the City of Milwaukee or the Racine Unified School District.