Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) announced the opening of its 2021-2022 application season during a virtual celebration on Tuesday, September 22. Applications for 2,000 need-based, four-year K-8th grade scholarships for Philadelphia families will be open through March 1 with a priority deadline of November 15 and are available at www.csfphiladelphia.org.
CSFP hosted a virtual Spotlight Celebration and Application Kickoff program to honor its 8th grade graduates from the Class of 2020, highlight student awardees, share messages from program alums, and officially open the new application period for the 2021-2022 school year. The full program is available to view here.
“We missed celebrating our students in person this year due to COVID, but combining the Spotlight event with our application kickoff really highlights the impact that our scholarships have on Philadelphia children and their families. Viewers heard first-hand about the difference that receiving a CSFP scholarship made for several of our graduating 8th graders and high school seniors who went through our program,” said Keisha Jordan, Executive Director at Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia. “This school year is already challenging for so many students and families, which just underscores the importance of access to quality education. A scholarship from CSFP can provide that opportunity.”
All new CSFP scholarships will be awarded through a random lottery, are four years in length, need-based, and can be provided to a family as a whole for up to three children. Applications are available online at csfphiladelphia.org with a priority deadline of November 15, 2020, and a final deadline of March 1, 2021. Applications received by the priority deadline will be entered into a December lottery. All other applications will be selected in a March lottery.
CSFP announced the news to local media at Olney Christian School, a CSFP partner school. Check out news coverage of the announcement below: