Giving parents a choice. Giving children a chance.
We provide scholarships for New Hampshire students who are struggling in their current public school to allow them to attend a private school that is a better fit for them and their learning needs. We also provide scholarships for homeschooling expenses.
Submitting an application is not a guarantee of an award. Our deadline to apply for 2016-2017 school year was June 1, 2016. Families were notified by July 31, 2016 if they were awarded scholarships.
The application process for NEW scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year is now open!
New families interested in applying for scholarships for the 2017-18 school year can pre-apply here now. If your family is already using a CSF scholarship/s, please watch out for an email from CSF in the next few weeks inviting you to renew your scholarship for the 2017-18 school year.
How does the application process work?
New families interested in applying for scholarships for the 2017-18 school year can pre-apply here now. After your pre-application has been processed, CSF will contact you to complete the full application process, which will include submitting financial documents (1040 tax form and/or other proof of 2016 income).
For families already using a CSF scholarship/s, in the next few weeks, you will receive an email inviting you to renew your scholarship for 2017-18 school year. Please do NOT complete the pre-application for new families.
Who is eligible to apply?
1. You must be a New Hampshire resident.
2. You must have a child/children between the ages of 5 and 20 who has not graduated from high school.
3. Your income must not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level. See income chart below.
We provide scholarships for New Hampshire students who are struggling in their current public school to allow them to attend a school that is a better fit for them and their learning needs. Scholarships are awarded to students based on the metrics in the Education Tax Credit law, financial need (income and family size), and funds raised for tuition for a NH private school (listed here) or for homeschooling expenses. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of an award. Families are notified if they are awarded scholarships.
Download the CSF Student Record Request Form
Download the CSF Student Release of Records Form
How are scholarships funded?
CSF is a 501c3 nonprofit charity scholarship organization funded by contributions from individuals and businesses. All donations are tax-deductible. The 2017 deadline for Education Tax Credit contributions is June 15, 2017. When a business contributes to CSF, they can be awarded an 85% tax credit against BET/BPT, their New Hampshire business income taxes. For more information, please visit our Donate page.