CSFP is pleased to announce that applications to our random lottery for 2,000 new, needs-based, four-year scholarships will be available starting September 14. Details:
- CSFP applications will first be made available at our New Application Launch Event on September 14 at the Please Touch Museum. Families who attend and submit applications at this event will be entered into an opening day lottery and will be eligible to win one of 100 scholarships.
- The application period will remain open through March 1, 2017, but priority will be given to applicants who submit an application before November 15.
- On November 15, CSFP will close its priority application period, conduct a lottery, and award the majority of our 2,000 new, four-year scholarships to early applicants. The best chance to win a four-year scholarship will go to families who submit an application by November 15. Winners for this early group will be notified in December.
- The second application deadline will be March 1, 2017. The remaining scholarships will be awarded to those families who submitted applications after November 15 and to those families not previously selected in the earlier lottery. Winners for the second lottery will be notified in early March.
With the support of our Board of Directors, CSFP has decided to pilot this early access initiative in order to provide greater opportunity for new families to have even better school options for their children. Everything else about CSFP: our mission to help children from low-income children succeed by giving them a chance at a quality school; our reach to thousands of Philadelphia families who want the best for their children; and our focus on impact, with over 96% of program alumni graduating high school on time, remains the same.