Basic Steps to Apply

  1. Find the CSF partner program nearest you below. If your area is not listed, click here to find other tuition assistance programs in your state or nationwide.
  2. Find out if the CSF partner program is offering new scholarships and if you meet the basic requirements. This can be done by visiting the partner program’s website or by emailing or phoning its office.
  3. Follow the partner program’s instructions on how to request or pick up an application. For application details for the New York City program, click here.
  4. Complete and return your application to the CSF partner program in accordance with its stated guidelines. Typically, you will be required to submit your federal income tax forms and/or other financial information with the application, as well as a current public school report card (unless your child is entering Kindergarten for the first time). Remember to keep a copy of your submitted application for your records.
California The BASIC Fund

1301 Clay Street, #70450
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (415) 986-5650
Fax: (415) 986-5358

Geography Covered: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma Counties

Colorado ACE Scholarships – Colorado

5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 573-1603
Fax: (720) 266-6798

Geography Covered: Colorado

Seeds of Hope

1300 South Steele Street, Suite 342
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: (303) 715-3127
Fax: (303) 715-2042

Geography Covered: Denver

Kansas ACE Scholarships – Kansas

5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 573-1603

Geography Covered: State of Kansas

Maryland CSF Baltimore

P.O. Box 5282
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 243-2510
Fax: (410) 243-8629

Geography Covered: City of Baltimore

Michigan Education for a Brighter Future Fund

c/o Archdiocese of Detroit
12 State Street
Detroit, MI 48226-1823
Phone: (313) 237-5757
Fax: (313) 883-8681
Geography Covered: Wayne County

Missouri Today and Tomorrow Foundation

20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119-5004
Phone: (314) 792-7777
Fax: (314) 792-7629

Geography Covered: City of St. Louis

Montana ACE Scholarships – Montana

5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 573-1603

Geography Covered: State of Montana

Nebraska CSF of Omaha

7837 Chicago Plaza
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 819-4990
Fax: (402) 965-0666

Geography Covered: Metro Omaha and Northeast Nebraska

New Hampshire CSF New Hampshire

180 Loudon Rd.
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 755-6751
Fax: (844) 367-0085

Geography Covered: New Hampshire

New Jersey Catholic Partnership Schools

2824 River Road
Camden, NJ 08105
Phone: (856) 966-6791
Fax: (856) 338-0965

Geography Covered: Camden and Pennsauken

Tri-County Scholarship Fund

14 West Main Street
Mendham, NJ 07945
Phone: (973) 984-9600

Geography Covered: Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties

New York BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund

284 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 854-0869
Fax: (716) 854-0877

Geography Covered: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming, and Orleans Counties

CSF New York

8 West 38th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 515-7137
Fax: (212) 515-7126

Geography Covered: New York City and Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties.

Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation

50 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 500
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: (516) 745-7611
Fax: (516) 745-6787

Geography Covered: Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

North Carolina CSF Charlotte

8 West 38th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 515-7137
Fax: (212) 515-7122

Geography Covered: Mecklenburg County

Ohio Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

5800 Monroe Street, Suite F5
Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419) 720-7048
Fax: (419) 720-7050

Geography Covered: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot Counties.

Oregon CSF – Oregon

c/o Cascade Policy Institute
4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Ste. 103
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 242-0900
Fax: (503) 242-3822

Geography Covered: State of Oregon

Pennsylvania CSF Philadelphia

1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 670-8411
Fax: (215) 670-5899

Geography Covered: Philadelphia County

Tennessee MOST (Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust)

1000 Ridgeway Loop Road, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: (901) 842-5328
Fax: (901) 842-5331

Geography Covered: Shelby County

Texas ACE Scholarships – Texas

5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 573-1603

Geography Covered: Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth

Wyoming ACE Scholarships – Wyoming

5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 573-1603

Geography Covered: Wyoming

There aren’t any partner programs currently available in this state.

Scholarship Details

Scholarships are generally awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so the earlier you complete your application, the better chance you will have of receiving a scholarship. Some partner programs have specific deadlines, so please check with the partner program in your area. No matter the partner program, all families are required to demonstrate financial need as measured by standards similar to the National School Lunch Program.

In addition, please note that to be eligible for a scholarship, children must be entering grades K-8 (certain partner programs require that children be entering K-5 or K-6), and in most cases, new scholarships are only awarded to children coming from public school or entering Kindergarten. Children must also be 5 years old by the beginning of the school year for which they have been awarded a scholarship. Exceptions can be made for children who are at least four and a half years old if the school confirms that they have been accepted into the regular Kindergarten class and are expected to enter first grade the following academic year. No exceptions will be made for students in ungraded schools.

Scholarships are awarded to all eligible children in a family, provided they are entering eligible grades the year the family was awarded the scholarship.

CSF does not award high school scholarships, although some partner programs extend scholarships for current recipients after they graduate from eighth grade. CSF focuses on elementary school education because evidence shows that the earlier a child is placed in a productive educational environment, the better the long-term outcome will be.

Scholarships typically cover between 75 percent to 25 percent of tuition, depending on each family’s income and household size, although details vary by partner program. If a family is more than $100 over the income listed in CSF’s guidelines, the program director may determine that the family has extenuating circumstances and allow them to remain in the higher percentage category. The maximum scholarship cap varies from city to city, and nationally the average award is around $2,258 in 2023-24 (the average award in New York City is $2,446). Families contribute a portion of their tuition each year.

It is CSF and our partner programs’ goal to extend all scholarships through the eighth grade. However, this depends on the availability of funding and on the family’s continuing eligibility.