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Giving parents a choice. Giving children a chance.

Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarships allow New Hampshire students who are struggling in their current public school to attend a private school, online school, or homeschool that is a better fit for them and their learning needs. ETC scholarships can also be used to attend out-of-district public schools.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ETC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW CLOSED

If you are still interested in scholarship or tuition assistance for the 2021-22 school year, we encourage you to learn more about New Hampshire’s new Education Freedom Accounts (EFA) here: https://nh.scholarshipfund.org/apply/nh-education-freedom-accounts/

How does the ETC application process for 2022-23 scholarships work?

New families interested in applying for ETC scholarships are welcome to apply to CSF in early Spring, 2022. This website will be updated when the application process, which includes submitting financial documents including 1040 tax form and/or other proof of 2021 income, is open.

Families already using an ETC scholarship from CSF will receive an email in early Spring 2022 inviting them to requalify for the 2022-23 school year.

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 for 2021-22 below.

Scholarship details

We provide ETC 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.