We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 School Year Waitlist only. Please continue to apply. The BASIC Fund will award scholarships periodically through the summer of 2021 if funds become available.
There are two ways to apply for a BASIC Fund Scholarship:
See below for Apply Online and click on ‘Application’ link.
Print PDF version of the application and send along with your complete financial documentation.
If you are an existing BASIC Fund family and would like to apply for a new student, or have previously been awarded a scholarship, please call us to receive an application link.
If you are currently enrolled in our program and looking for information on renewing your scholarship for the 2021-2022 School Year, you will receive an email in early February 2021 on how to renew directly online.
Please note, renewing families that are applying for a new sibling, must submit a new application by the March 31st deadline.
Our scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, determined by household size and income. The awards cover anywhere from 25-75% of a school’s tuition (after financial aid is applied), up to a maximum of $2,500 per student per year.
Participating families are required to contribute to their children’s education and are therefore responsible for costs not covered by the scholarship. The family must pay at least $500 for each school year but may be more.
Scholarships are renewable annually through the 8th grade provided that the family keeps up their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in an accredited private school.
Accepting Applications for Waitlist
To qualify for tuition assistance families need to meet the following requirements:
At least one child from the family will be entering private school for the first time
The student will attend a registered private school in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma counties in the upcoming school year
The student meets all academic and other admission requirements of that school
The student will be entering PreK-8th Grade.
The family must agree to pay a portion of the tuition, and participate in their children’s education.
The family meets the following income eligibility guidelines
|Household Size||Maximum Annual Household Income|
|25% of Tuition||50% of Tuition||75% of Tuition|
Household Size includes you, your spouse (if living at the same address) and all other family members living at your address for which you claim financial responsibility.
Household Income includes the total gross income of ALL household members.
"I thank you for what you have done because you have given us something no one can ever take away: hope and the courage to strive to reach whatever we aspire to be."
-Tammia, a BASIC Fund alumna, and graduate from Ithaca College