Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF) believes that all families, regardless of income should be able to choose the best educational setting for their children. The mission of CSF is to provide partial- tuition scholarships so children from low-income families can access the private or parochial K-8 education of their choice. By providing scholarship assistance during the time a child’s educational foundation is being established, CSF believes that it is helping prepare children for continued success.
CSF is the only independent scholarship granting organization of its kind. We are destination-neutral and have no religious affiliation. Children attend approximately
80 different schools throughout Omaha
and northeast Nebraska.
When a family receives a scholarship they must make their own commitment. CSF parents/guardians must contribute a minimum of $500 towards their children’s education each year, and each scholarship recipient must maintain a minimum 90% attendance rate. In addition, they must enter their child’s school twice yearly to complete paperwork that monitors these requirements.
Once a child receives a scholarship he/she will continue to do so through 8th grade graduation, and siblings receive the same opportunity. We estimate that the cost to graduate each student currently receiving a scholarship is nearly $11 million.