BISON Children's Scholarship Fund

Thank you for your interest in BISON Children's Scholarship Fund! To ensure we have all the information needed and in the order needed for evaluation, please complete this pre-application in full and follow the instructions along the way. This should only be filled out by NEW applicants only. Families already receiving a scholarship for one or more children should not submit this form. If you want to add younger siblings of current BISON Scholars, you will apply for them on your Re-Qualification paperwork.

All pre-applications will be entered into a lottery drawing.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET NEW YORK STATE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.

Please review the following income chart to determine if you meet the financial qualifications:

Household Size Maximum Allowable Income
2 $41,091.00
3 $51,710.00
4 $62,329.00
5 $72,949.00
6 $83,568.00
7 $94,212.00
8 $104,883.00
  For each additional 
  child add $10,670

If you meet the income guidelines, please continue with the pre-application.

Note: Please note the scholarship amounts vary depending on the family's income, household size and the school's tuition cost. The highest scholarship amount for 2017-2018  will be $1,900. Families will be expected to contribute partial tuition towards their child's education.
* - Required field
Pre-Application for New Students and New Families
* I meet the above listed financial qualifications.
* School Year
2017-2018 
* Parent/Guardian Title
* Guardian First Name
* Guardian Last Name
First Language
* Street Address(not a P.O. Box)
Apt Number
* City
* State
* Zip Code
* County/Region
* Email Address
* Primary Phone Number
Primary Phone Type
Other Phone Number
Other Phone Type
Marital Status
Employment Status
Relationship to Child(ren)
How did you hear about this scholarship opportunity?
Household size greater than 8
Students
Student Information
* First Name
* Last Name
* Date of Birth
* Name of the current school your child is attending, if not attending please enter none
* Grade in Upcoming School Year
* Student comes fromIf your child is entering grade K select “Not applicable”.

* I certify that all information provided on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I promise to pay my child’s school tuition account in a timely manner, ensure at least 90% attendance of my child/ren, and comply with the standards of my child/ren’s chosen school. I understand that failure to comply with the above statements will result in the loss of my family’s scholarship. I agree to allow the school to release grades and standardized test scores in order to allow for evaluation of the program. I agree to become part of the alumni program/alumni network and will provide secondary and higher education information post 8th grade. I agree to allow pictures and videos of my child to be taken and used for promotional and fundraising purposes. Finally, I agree to release this scholarship organization from any and all liability in its effort to provide this scholarship.