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The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia (CSFP)

The Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia (CSFP)

The Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) offers four-year scholarships for students in grades K-8 who wish to enroll in a private school. As the largest provider of K-8th grade scholarships in Pennsylvania, CSFP partners with over 160 diverse participating schools (many of whom are not associated with any religion) in the Philadelphia area, offering your family an opportunity to select a school that best fits your child(ren)’s needs.

These scholarships make tuition more manageable; they are partial and dependent on your family’s income. The maximum scholarship is $2,600. Families contribute a minimum of $500 per year. If you are chosen, up to three eligible children in your family may receive CSFP scholarship awards.


The application is available online here.


Every parent who completes and submits the application by the deadline will be entered into CSFP’s random lottery.

CSFP will hold an Application Launch on sometime during mid-September. Be sure to check this article in the near future for more specific information on Application Launch day.

Families who attend the event and submit and application while at the event will be entered into a special “Opening Day” lottery for 200 scholarships. The winners of this lottery will be randomly selected, but chances are better for folks who can make it out to the event. Otherwise, application up online right after the event.

CSFP applications for the 2020-21 school year will open on September 15, 2021. The priority deadline is November 15, 2021 (chances of receiving a scholarship are better for those who apply by this deadline). The final deadline is March 1st, 2022.


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