Children's Scholarship Fund

    Thank you for your interest in Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF)!

    To ensure we have all the information needed, please complete this pre-application in full and follow all of the instructions.

    This pre-application should only be filled out by NEW applicants only. Families already receiving a scholarship for one or more students from CSF should not submit this form. If you want to add younger siblings of current CSF Scholars, you will apply for them on your Re-Qualification Application.



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

    *Maximum Income Based on Total Annual 2017 Income

    House size

    Maximum Eligible Income*















    For Each Additional Family Member

    Add $11,286

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

    Note: The scholarship award amounts vary depending on the family's income, household size and the school's tuition cost. The highest scholarship award amount for 2017-2018 was $3,200. CSF awards partial scholarships, families are required to contribute a portion of the tuition.
    To view a list of CSF participating K-8 schools, visit:

    Call the scholarship line at (212) 515-7137 if you do not see your preferred school on the list. Selecting a school at random will delay your scholarship application

    * Required field
    Pre-Application for New Students and New Families
    * I meet the above listed financial qualifications.
    * School Year
    * 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
    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.