NOTE: JUBILEE DOES NOT ACCEPT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY FROM PARENTS. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE MADE THROUGH THE SCHOOL. IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR STUDENT’S ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STUDENT’S SCHOOL FINANCIAL AID OR DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.
HOW JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED
Children’s Jubilee Fund does not award scholarships directly. Rather, we award block grants to our network Schools, each of which uses its own discretion to apportion that block grant to subsidize one or more student’s tuition. If you have any questions regarding your student’s eligibility for a Jubilee scholarship, please contact your school administration or financial aid or development office. Jubilee does not award scholarships directly to students.
Jubilee scholarships are not paid to families. Rather, they are paid directly to our network Schools and are allocated in the form of tuition assistance to individual students. This assistance is generally partial in nature (in other words, schools generally do not use Jubilee funds to pay a student’s entire tuition). If a scholarship comes from a Pennsylvania Education Tax Credit program, there are state limits to the dollar value of individual scholarships that schools may award.
Jubilee network Schools each receive a proportionate share of undesignated scholarship funds annually. Not every student in a network School is eligible to receive a scholarship (see eligibility requirements, below). Eligible students must meet residency, enrollment, and income tests to qualify.
Scholarship grants are made only to Jubilee network Schools. To see which Schools belong to our network, click here.
Who qualifies to receive Jubilee scholarships?
1. reside in the school districts of Philadelphia, Camden, Chester-Upland, or Norristown
2. have a household income that does not exceed Jubilee or PA State guidelines. Jubilee unresticted scholarships go to students whose household incomes do not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level. PA OSTC scholarships can go to students whose household incomes are not more than $105,183 plus $18,514 for each dependent living in the household, including the student. However, schools must give preference to students with household incomes that do not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level.
3. are enrolled in a Jubilee network School
4. meet the guidelines for financial aid set by the local school where they attend
5. are new to the School in the first year of their Jubilee scholarship grant
6. (if a prior-year Jubilee scholarship recipient) continue in the School in subsequent years and continue to meet the economic guidelines
Other Scholarship Resources:
The following scholarship funds have programs for children attending Philadelphia-area Christian schools. Please check their websites for detailed and up-to-date information:
Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF)
This is a national fund which has a local chapter in Philadelphia. Parents apply directly to CSF Philadelphia for some 1800+ scholarships to attend any non-public K-8 school. They award four year scholarships (by lottery) to families that qualify for federal school lunch assistance. The application period is from mid-November until March 1st.
Website : www.csfphiladelphia.org
Phone : 215.670.8411
Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI)
PFI is a Christian family advocacy organization. This program receives funding through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program and is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA. Their Family Choice Scholarship Plan can be applied for through May 15 of each year.
Website : www.pafamily.org
Phone : 717.545.0600
Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI)
The Pennsylvania ACSI office sponsors a scholarship program funded by contributions received from corporations under the EITC program (see above). Most ACSI schools will want families to apply through the school for these funds.
Website : www.acsi.org
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : 800.367.0798