CSF-Oregon accepts scholarship applications from families residing anywhere in the state of Oregon.
Scholarships are for K-8.
CSF-Oregon scholarships may be used for tuition at any legally operating private or parochial grade school (K-8), or for qualifying homeschool expenses. Because charter schools are public schools, CSF-Oregon scholarships cannot be used to attend a charter school.
Scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, or 75% of tuition expenses, depending on your family’s financial profile. The maximum scholarship awarded per child is $2,000 per year.
Scholarships are partial only. Parents are responsible for the remaining tuition and must pay at least $500 in tuition themselves.
You do not need to provide any financial information to be on the waiting list. The table below is provided as a guide to help you estimate whether your family is likely to be eligible. If your income is near the cutoff for your household size, or your income changes from year to year, it is fine to be on the waiting list if you are over the income limit.
Once you fill out and return the Pre-Application for your child, your family will be placed on our waiting list.
Scholarships are awarded by random lottery in the spring and summer preceding the school year for which your family is applying.
Once applicants have been selected by random lottery, scholarship applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have submitted your full scholarship application, you can expect to hear back within two weeks.
CSF-Oregon performs scholarship lotteries during the spring/summer before the upcoming school year. We plan to begin the lottery for the 2020-2021 school year in May 2020.
CSF-Oregon relies on private donations for the number of scholarships awarded each year. CSF-Oregon awards scholarships each school year to students entering Kindergarten through grade 8. Priority is given to returning scholarship recipients and their siblings, new applicants entering Kindergarten, and new applicants currently attending public schools, who intend to transfer to a private school.
Children do not need to be school-aged to add them to the waiting list. CSF-Oregon tries to offer scholarships to the whole family as funding allows, but first priority is given to Kindergarteners and to students entering private school for the first time.
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are currently closed. Families wishing to apply for CSF-Oregon scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year should submit a pre-application.