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Children's Scholarship Fund

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Primary & Elementary Schools, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Student Services

Mission: The Children's Scholarship Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity for all children: for those in need by offering tuition assistance in grades K-8 for alternatives to faltering conventional schools, and for all children by supporting and cultivating education reform and parental choice efforts.

Results: Since our inception in 1998, CSF has provided scholarships worth $837 million, changing the lives of more than 180,000 low-income children.

Target demographics: Low-income families with children in grades K-8.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2018-19, CSF and CSF partner programs served more than 26,500 children who used scholarships to attend the private schools their families chose for them.

Geographic areas served: 26 cities and states

Programs: We provide partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools in grades K-8. We focus on the earlier grades to ensure a solid educational foundation. Since our inception, 180,000 children have benefited from our scholarships across the United States as part of our mission to expand choice in education. Currently almost 26,000 children are using CSF scholarships (2019-20 school year). These children are attending the school of their families' choice through the generosity of our donors, the efforts of our partner programs across the country and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay - on average - 50% of their children's tuition.

Community Stories

293 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! They make it possible for our child to attend jewish school!

Altagracia A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I want to say thanks to the schorship program for the support they giving to my daughter thanks so much you give my child the opportunity to have excelente education . She is doing very good in the school thank so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has been blessed and honored to have found the Children’s Scholaship Fund. Thanks to all their work and their sponsors, our son was able to study in his dream school with the best catholic education at St. Joseph Hill Academy. Thank you CSF.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We want to thank you from the bottom of our harts for the help that you are giving us with the tuition of the school for our sun.
Because of the Children’s Scholarship Found we where able to send our child to the best Catholic school in our area.
God Bless all the people with good harts who are helping us to give a good education to our Children.

Adelle

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter has been able to attend a wonderful private school where she is thriving every day and learning so much because of this non-profit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit has enabled my daughter to attend a wonderful private school and is helping her reach her potential with teachers who challenge her and guide her in her learning journey.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so glad to be a part of csf family. This organization helping me to make my dream true by assisting financially. My two children are going to same school. At the end, I want to pray for this organization. Thank you so much

Abu M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the best thing happened to my family with regard to education. It is really a big help and support that we deeply appreciate and we value their great efforts. Thanks a lot and keep the good work up.
Fadel’s family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a great help for me as I managed to put my kids in a private school. I appreciate them so much and I recommend them and call everyone to support them. Thanks a lot.

Carlotta S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've had to interact with the children's Scholarship fund on behalf of my grandchild. They've been courteous and helpfull.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In a few words, this has been one of the most challenging but rewarding experience. Just the fact that making sure your kid can attend a catholic/private education is great. I don’t think I could have had this opportunity if it wasn’t for The Children’s Scholarship Fund. Their help has been a key factor in my son’s education. I have no words to describe how grateful I am to The Children’s Scholarship Fund. My son will graduate next year and I really hope that this financial help will help another deserving kid. I will always be grateful to The Children’s Scholarship Fund.

Brian H.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children’s scholarship fund was an answer to my prayers. The staff is friendly, helpful, and empathetic. My concerns about public school not addressing my child’s needs nor being responsive to calls were the reason I sought a scholarship to help afford a private school. The staff and board’s professionalism when answering the phones and listening to my entire situation is what made me comfortable with my decision!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful with children scholarship fund, it gave my kids the opportunity to attend a excellent private school .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have always wondered how I would ever be able to pay for a private school for my girls since public school zoning restrict their access to good/top school out of our zone. With few chatter schools nearby, also made it a huge challenge until I heard about Children Scholarship Fund. With their help I was able to put my children in a private school close to home which was a big relief since I didn't have to worry about travelling far or pay huge tuition. Their generous scholarship helped make it possible to pay for private school.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CSF is the best non profit organization.
It made my child happy and she feel more comfortable .

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children's Scholarship Fund has been with us since my children started Kindergarten in 2010 and 2011. My daughter graduated in June 2019 and is now going to a Catholic High School, my son is following suit and graduating in 2020 and will go, with the help of this scholarship, to the same place. I cannot emphasize enough what receiving this scholarship has done for our family. I am a single mother, I work very hard to provide for my children and I know that without the help and support of this scholarship, I would not had been able to cover all of the tuition costs. It gave us the opportunity to grow together in an environment close to our faith and values. We are forever grateful to them! They are very diligent and follow through with their guidelines and compromises.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So far the only Fund out there that supports parents and children.
We are tax-paying parents and we get little or no tax breaks from the state/federal government and we are struggling, without state support, to give our children quality education without being forced into public schools.

Thank you and G-d bless you in your endeavors.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The best thing to give a child is Education and love . And with this kind of non profit programs to help kids get scholarships , and not get deny or any type of discrimination because of their family circumstances. It’s a great opportunity to give that to our kids to succeed and go beyond. So so THANK FUL!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My child Nylah is a recipient of a scholarship from Children Scholarship Fund, this fund plays an essential role in her education by providing financial assistance for her to obtain a well-rounded education. I am forever grateful to the donors, for the opportunity they have given to my daughter. Children Scholarship Fund is a great help to families who need help to educate their children. Thanks you and much blessings to all its donors!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I think of scholarships, I think long process, lengthy paperwork, and never-ending wait time on the phone to speak with a representative, and complicated essays. When I was first introduced to this scholarship by my sister, I brushed it off thinking it was impossible. When she told me a few days later that she got it, I was shocked. I decided to apply , and lo and behold, I got a scholarship for my children as well. The application process was short, simple, and straight-forward. I got an acceptance letter shortly after. A well-informed representative was always there to answer any and all of my questions and I never had to wait. It was a dream come true for me as I never thought I would be able to afford the school of my dreams. My kids love the school, and they don't want to leave. This is now their third year at the school, and we are all so grateful to Children's Scholarship Fund for granting us this opportunity for a private education. This would definitely have not been possible without it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A private school of our choice, that teaches the ideals and lessons we believe in, in our neighborhood was always a dream for our daughter and son. We knew a full tuition would be impossible for us and therefore found CSF to be such a great partner in making this dream a reality. Forms were clear and help was provided when needed.

1 Chastity G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children's Scholarship Fund has helped give my children an opportunity I couldn't do alone. They have changed my childrens lives. I am forever grateful to CSF

Anny C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing organization that help the most needed for the most important kids in our life. Our kids education is important and this is the best investment we could give them, and thanks to the support of children’s scholarship fund. Thank you very much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a hispanic single mom trying to raise a boy into a man with love, faith & respect for himself & others. I always say "It takes a village to raise a child" & with the help from Children's Scholarship Fund we have a better opportunity to do just that. I have been privileged to be a recipient of a scholarship for my son through this awesome foundation. He has the opportunity to go to a Catholic school because of the help from CSF. The photos attached are just one of the out of school events my child & I got to attend again with the help from CSF. We attended the premiere of Miss Virginia in NY and the smiles speak for themselves. I am the woman next to Marhew Modine and Miss Virginia herself & my son is next to me in the 2nd pic. From the bottom of my heart I am grateful & want to shout how much joy CSF brings both to me & my child. SO THANK YOU

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very professional, moreover, communicated sympathetically and looked at circumstances from our perspective. Follow-up was always backed up, or supported by another staff member. I cannot recall when any funding was held up and this over several years. Today are children are excelling in a safe and principle-led school environment. How we wish their approach to problem-solving and solid follow-up were applied to the public school system or the local and governments.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children scolarship fund makes it possible for my daughter to attend an excellent private school. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Quick and easy to apply. Keeps me informed for all steps of the scholarships.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CSF helped out with the burden of paying tuition. I’m greatful for the help I recieved for my daughter.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a parent you want to be able to afford your children the best life has to offer but sometimes its just not in your power to do so. My son had a brain tomorrow in 8th grade at the time my daughter was in 1st grade. To say that times were hard at that point is an understatement. I was contemplating putting my daughter in public school because i wasn't sure i was gonna be able to make the expense of a private education after having to leave my job to take care of my son after surgery. My daughters school contacted me and told me about csf and told me i more than qualified given our situation. Right away i brought in all my documents and filled out the application, i received a letter letting me know that they were covering 75% of my daughters tuition. I was so happy and so relieved. She is now in 6th grade at the same school and they are still helping us. This program is awesome.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with CSF has been great and I would recommend this to many other families who want their children to have an amazing education. CSF is an amazing opportunity and has helped me in giving my children a better education . Thank you CSF

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not thank the Children’s scholarship fund for all that they have done. My daughter is in a Catholic school and she loves every minute of it. They assisted me every step of the way from beginning to end someone is always there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Always welcome you to help on any way possible without hesitation

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a recipient of this fund, since my daughter started kindergarten class. It’s been such a tremendous help for all these years as she is in 7th grade now. Payments to school are always made on time. We are extremely grateful to fund for being there for our family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't thank CSF enough for this wonderful journey that me and my son's have had going to a Christian School. I truly am so grateful for this opportunity that my kids are having. It has been a journey from public school to private school and it has been so worth it thanks to GOD and Children's Scholarship Fund. We feel liberated really from the public school system in a way because we as parents chose which school we wanted our boys to go to. It has been an experience sort of like "The Pilgrims Progress" , now we really feel at home!! Thank you Children's Scholarship Fund!!! God Bless You all!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping me out financially to educate my son better in a private school.
Thank you with all my heart.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks a lot for Children’s Scholarship Funds for helping million and million kids to have a chance to get the best education in best private schools!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I are so appreciative for The Children's Scholorship Fund. Thanks to this organization I am able to afford to send my children to a safe school where they are learning and growing in such an amazing way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

DALLAS BBQ is the favorite place of my daughter to celebrate her birthday..

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to the Children's Scholarship Fund. The money I got from the Children's Scholarship Fund was very helpful for me , it made a huge difference in the amount of tuition I needed to pay for my daughter's schooling. The application was very user friendly and simple to fill out.

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Rating: 5

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CSF takes care of the disadvantaged youth of the community by providing an opportunity to achieve greatness by being placed in an environment where they can learn and grow.
With the help of CSF my daughter can be an example to youths in our community to help them reach their fullest potential.
She has met many great people who will be an encouragement to her along her journey.
All of this wouldn't be possible without the help of CSF.
Keep making great scholars

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really love the CSF and what they stand for.
They provide opportunities to families who may not have had the resources to attend private schools around the country.
My child is very happy with the school she attends. That matters alot to me as a single parent of three school-age children.
They made the process very easy to follow and understand.
Thanks CSF you ROCK!

tyi321

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would have never been able to send my daughter to private school without the help of Children's Scholarship fund. This program has been a God send to my family. Public school was swallowing my daughter up and I was concerned that she wasn't receiving the education that she deserved. I did some research and found CSF. I applied and was given assistance. I am truly grateful for the help for my family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My story began with me being very unhappy with the public school that my daughter was attending. I began to search the web for privates schools as I was at a point where I was will to take everything that I had to secure a good education for my daughter. I began search scholarships for school age kids and I stumbled upon Children's Scholarship Fund. I didn't even know a school at the time but I immediately filled out the application. On the site there was a list of schools and one that caught my eye was Manhattan Christian Academy. I applied and felt that any help that I would receive would help tremendously with paying for school for my daughter. My daughter was tested and accepted into the school and I was notified that we did qualify for a scholarship. This is the 2nd year that my daughter is attending the school and it was the best move I could have made for her. Her grades improved drastically. I don't know where we would have been without the scholarship. I thank God for Children's Scholarship Fund. My daughter has began to love school again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

b"h
as a father to a Jewish Orthodox family, i would like to give many thank's to the children’s scholarship fund for helping our kids to receive the best education

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a recipient of the scholarship. i had been satisfy with the kindness.if it wasn't for scholarship funds we will not have this opportunity.They are very kind and considerate.Always has a listening ears.That how a Christian should be.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother that takes care two childden on her own and struggles. When I was down and out for the count the Children's Scholarships Fund helped me and my children by allowing them the opportunity to go to a private school. They are learning so much and excelling at a very high rate. I am grateful and cannot be thankful enough.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are very thankful to Children's Scholarship Fund for the big help they are bringing us this year. My daughter is very happy in the school we chose and thanks to CSF we could make this true. Thanks a lot!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program has helped me immensely to be able to give my child the Catholic school education that I wanted for him. Their communication throughout the year is always great. The ask for photo of the first day of school which children are always excited to take. They have invited all the children to get together for a special day of reading and activities in the city - which is great! This organization feels like they really put a personal touch to all the children they help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It helps in providing education for our future generation.
It does it in a respectable way.
It makes it easy to apply
It has a thorough financial screening to verify eligibility, but easy for recipients to follow the steps.
very well setup
thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children scholarship fund has been very helpful for me it has helped me in getting a good education for my child in a good school at an affordable price for me

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is a struggle to provide our children with their most basic needs, but the children's scholarship fund made it so easy to apply for a scholarship, which gave me more time to focus on supporting my family, so that I can be less dependent on Charity.

Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization helps to fulfill my wish. Their support make my life easier otherwise it could be difficult for me. I appreciate those people who is helping students to do what they wanted to do. Thakyou, thank you so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children's Scholarship Fund is a fantastic organization that helps parents help their children get a high quality education.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My cousin recommended this school, because the school that she was attending in 3rd grade was not living up to our expectations. She has only been their two months, and she already seems more focused. I have a lot better communication with her teachers, they send me emails and text messages, I can call the school or just in and talk to the teachers. The class sized is small, so the teachers know her a lot better.

John-field N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All over the world we have organizations making profits without really helping our community going forward.
My son Aghton-John Laraque Noel is now in 1st Grade at Batallion Christian Academy.
You know how tough it is raising children especially when you are living pay check by check.
When one of the teachers told me about Children's Scholarship Fund, that was a big relief for us. Even if so far we don't get a full scholarship, that organization has been helping us a lot.
I am sure they are thousands and thousands, the people who can say the same thing as me.
Me and my family especially our son Agthon-John would like Children's Scholarship Fun to get more help so that they can continue to help more people. They deserve that.
He was the student of the month for September.
Excelsior to the Organization and all the people working for them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Besides teaching a Kids how to live a life that pleases God by the way they serve him, Education is the best thing that Parents can offer to their children before they close their eyes. However, things are getting tougher and tougher for parents because of economic issues.
While some people are wasting the wealths that they have, others are using them to help others in so many way. Recently, I have discovered a CSF Scholarship Program that help parents like me to alleviate their burdens.
Nowadays, things are not easy for me and my wife altough we are both working. While my 3 now 4 years-old boy was in Pre-K, one of the teachers inform us about Children Scholarship Fund. We applied, and this year while he is in Kindergarten we were able to get a half scholarship.
This non-profit organization officially launched in 1998, by offering 40,000 K-8 scholarships – worth almost $200 million – to low-income families across America. The parents of more than 1.25 million students applied for the four-year scholarships. They are still doing that great job. Both Starters, which are Ted and John unfortunately passed away. But other people with good heart like them keep doing the job.
One thing I want you to know is that: it is also tough for them. Being a non-profit organization, they won't be able to keep doing it, if they don't get more supports for volunteers, donors and interested scholarship seekers. Please, on behalf of them, I am asking you to join them in that tremendous effort to buil a better society while we are giving a good education to our children. On behalf of our kid we one more time say thank you.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we already thank you for your support toward the organization.
May the Lord richly bless you in return!

Johnfield and Agnes-Laraque Noel

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am more than great full to be part of the children’s scholarship fun family,ever since my children have been in kindergarten they have always helped me.I truly appreciate everything that they have done for me and my family and I would gladly recommend the children’s scholarship funds.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Children's Scholarship Fund is a great cause providing vital funds to help kids advance and get the education the so desperately need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful to the Children's Scholarship Fund. They have given my children an opportunity I couldn't give them alone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother and 2 out of 3 of my kids already graduated thanks to the CFS help and support . My daughter still receiving the grant, she is a great student with a bright future. The staff is very professional, I never had any problem renewing the scholarship. I’m very grateful, thanks CSF.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks CSF for make my daughter education possible. For all your help all this years and prompt attention and processing of applications.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children Scholarship Fund is a great organization, that helps students get into schools they wouldn't of been able to get accepted in to because of the families lack of funds. The nice people that work for the CSF are always quick to reply to emails, or answer questions.
The program is here to help families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Children’s Scholarship Fund Is A Wonderful Nonprofit Organization

1 Liliberth A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

First of all, I would like to thank CSF for the support for the few years in the program. If it wasn't for the scholarship assistance offered I would probably wouldn't be able to afford my child school on my own. The learning experience my daughter has depends on the school, her and me by trying to make the right decisions and finding ways to help. Applying for CSF scholarship is one of the way. Thank you once again for allowing my participation in the program, I am greatly appreciated.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children's scholarship fund is a great program and helps students like my daughter to get the best education possible. I can't thank enough for the help it's provided to us.

Desiree M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Children scholarship fund has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family so please continue any assistance thats needed to continue this program

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a single parent Children's Scholarship Fund helped me with financial assistance so my two children can attend a private school. Attending private school my children are able to get the one on one help that they really needed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have above and beyond to help my children's get a proper education.

Octavia S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best opportunity for my kid to growth in a healthy environment educational, without scholarship I couldn't afford to give the best to my kids