CSF awards scholarships for children in grades K-8 to attend any private or parochial school of their family’s choosing.
CSF scholarships are based on financial need. We follow income guidelines similar to the National School Lunch Program. See the income scale below for our income guidelines for the 2016-17 school year:
CSF is destination neutral, and we have no religious affiliation—where your child goes to school is your choice. Click here to see a list of our current participating schools in Omaha. Click here to see a list of participating schools in northeast Nebraska.
When can I apply for a CSF scholarship?
CSF’s application period generally runs from mid February until late April for the upcoming school year.
Where can I get a CSF scholarship application?
When the application period is open, you may obtain an application on our website (above), or at a current participating school.
What is the deadline for applications for the 2016-17 school year?
Applications for the 2016-17 school year must be submitted to your desired school by Friday, April 29.
What income sources will I be asked to include in my application?
You must report all income sources for your household on your application. This includes:
When will I be informed whether my child received a scholarship?
Your family will be notified by mail in July whether or not your child is a scholarship recipient for the upcoming school year.
Am I guaranteed a scholarship if I fill out an application?
Unfortunately, filling out an application does not guarantee a scholarship. The demand for scholarships currently outpaces our ability to fund them, but CSF encourages you to continue to apply each year. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a lottery-based system.
My child currently receives a scholarship. Where can I find my requalification application?
Your requalification application is available at your child’s current school
I am interested in the homeschool program. Where can I obtain a homeschool application?
Please see our homeschool page for more information.