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, online school, or homeschool that is a better fit for them and their learning needs. We also provide scholarships for out-of-district public schools.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW CLOSED
Submitting a pre-application or application is not a guarantee of an award. New families who have applied will be notified by August 2021 if they are awarded scholarships. If you are still interested in scholarship or tuition assistance for the 2021-22 school year, we encourage you to sign up to learn more about New Hampshire’s new Education Freedom Accounts (EFA) here: https://nh.scholarshipfund.org/apply/nh-education-freedom-accounts/. We will email those who sign up when the EFA program is launched and applications are open.
How does the application process work?
After the pre-application is processed, if you are eligible and funds are available, CSF will contact you via email to complete the full application process, which includes submitting financial documents (1040 tax form and/or other proof of 2020 income).
For families already using a CSF scholarship/s, you will receive an email in early February inviting you to renew your scholarship/s for the 2021-2022 school year. Please do NOT complete a pre-application for new scholarships if any of your children already has a CSF scholarship.
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 and entering Kindergarten or 1st grade for the first time OR entering 2nd-12th grades and coming from a public school (SASID is required).
3. Your household 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 private school (listed here), an out-of-district public school, online school, or for homeschooling expenses. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of an award. Families are notified if they are awarded scholarships.
How are scholarships funded?
CSF is a 501c3 nonprofit charity scholarship organization funded by contributions from individuals and businesses. All donations are tax-deductible. When a business contributes to CSF, they can be awarded an 85% tax credit against BET/BPT, their New Hampshire business income taxes. Individuals can receive an 85% tax credit against their Interest and Dividends Tax (I&D). For more information, please visit our Donate page.