Children’s Scholarship Fund Awards $2.7M in Scholarships for 2017-18 School Year

On July 1st, Children’s Scholarship Fund ( released their awarded scholarships for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

CSF is the only provider of K-8 scholarships in the state. For the 2017-18 school year, CSF has awarded nearly 1,800 scholarships totaling $2.7 million. Since 1999, relying solely on private donations, CSF has awarded over 33,000 scholarships totaling nearly $34 million dollars to families in the community.

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. By providing low- income families with K-8 scholarships, CSF empowers parents to choose their children’s school during the time their educational foundation is being established. CSF awards scholarships solely on the basis of financial need, following guidelines similar to the National School Lunch Program. CSF is destination neutral. Scholarship recipients attend approximately 80 different schools throughout Omaha and northeast Nebraska. A crucial piece of the CSF program is the commitment we make to our families, and the long term commitment we require from them in return. Provided a CSF family continues to be financially eligible, CSF provides scholarships to each student in a family every year until they graduate 8th grade. In return, each CSF family must contribute $500 toward their children’s education and their children must achieve a 90 percent attendance rate each year.