Below are several private organizations that provide tuition-assistance scholarships for low-income students to attend private, parochial, or independent schools.
Families living in Colorado that are eligible for free or reduced lunch may apply for an ACE scholarship. The scholarship provides as much as 50 percent of a school’s tuition, with maximum payments of $2,000 per year for grades K-8 and $3,000 per year for grades 9-12. ACE commits to paying for four years of tuition. ACE has more than 150 partner schools. For more information see the ACE website.
Parents Challenge offers a range of scholarships for private school tuition, homeschool expenses, and public school supplemental assistance such as computers, tutoring or academic materials. To be eligible to apply, students must live in El Paso County, be entering PK-12, and the family income must qualify the students for free or reduced lunch. For more information visit the Parents Challenge website.
The Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust offers several different tuition-assistance programs for students who attend Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools. The Archdiocese of Denver includes several schools located outside of the Denver area. Please see the Seeds of Hope website for more information.
The Challenge Foundation provides tuition scholarships to low-income students who are smart, ambitious, and hard-working to attend a Denver area college preparatory school from sixth through twelfth grade. Beyond tuition, Challenge offers individualized support services such as summer school and transportation. After high school graduation, successful students will be supported through college. For more information see The Challenge Foundation website.
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