K-12 Private School Scholarships

Scholarships through the ACF School Tuition Organization help low-income, disabled and displaced (foster care) students across Arizona attend tuition-bearing K-12 private schools.

Scholarships funded with donations to our School Tuition Organization were awarded to assist with tuition costs at K-12 schools in Arizona for the 2015-2016 school year. Additional financial support was also awarded to serve the non-tuition needs of the scholars, including school uniforms, books, transportation, mentoring, tutoring and other academic supports.

Pre K-12 Scholarship Application

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Students who are ENROLLED in a qualified school for grades K-12, or pre-K for a qualified school providing pre-K for disabled students, are eligible to apply for ACF School Tuition Organization scholarships.

At which private schools can the scholarship be used?

The ACF School Tuition Organization can send scholarship funds to any qualified tuition-bearing school in Arizona. Public charter schools do not qualify.

If you are a school administrator and you wish to add your institution to our list of qualified schools, complete and submit the form below.

Does family income have to be below a certain level?

No. There is no income cap for families applying. Income information will be considered during the selection process.

Are there donor recommendations?

No. The ACF School Tuition Organization does not accept donor recommendations for scholarships.

Can a family apply for scholarships for more than one student?

Families can apply for scholarships for an unlimited number of students. Each family will sign-up for one account. There is no guarantee that all applicants from a family will be selected and awarded.

How often does a family complete the application?

Families will need to fill out an application once every year to apply.

What is the duration of each scholarship award?

Awards will be for a minimum of one school-year and a maximum of four years. Multi-year awards will be contingent upon continued enrollment and maintained good standing with the school.

What supporting documents do I need?

Depending on the type of student to whom the sholarship applies, several supporting documents may be needed.
  • Students switching from a public school need the Public School Enrollment Verification Form.
  • Displaced and disabled students must complete the Eligibility Form [PDF, 752KB] and receive prior approval to apply for a Disabled/Displaced Corporate STO Scholarship. Before completing our online application, complete and submit the Eligibility Form to the STO team at the Arizona Community Foundation by email.
  • Students who are dependents of service members will need to submit their military orders showing Arizona station.
  • Supporting financial documents can include: pg. 1 and 2 of your tax filling, a federal free/reduced-price lunch form, a financial information form from another STO application, or a monthly income and expense sheet.

Arizona law requires the following:

A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.

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