Jun 16, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), an organization providing scholarships for children from under-resourced Philadelphia families to attend K-8th grade tuition-based schools, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Monday at the 2022 Legacy Gala. The event took place at the Mann Center for Performing Arts and honored two decades of hope, opportunity, and success through…

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Lottery Day at Lincoln Financial Field

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6-8 p.m.

Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

The happiest day of the year!

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CSFP and GPS will host the Philly K-8 School Fair on October 27th

Aug 29, 2018

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and GreatPhillySchools are teaming up again to host the 3rd-annual Philly K-8 School Fair on Saturday, October 27, from 10am-1pm at Girard College. This cross-sector School Fair will showcase public district, public charter, and private elementary and middle schools in the Philadelphia area. Over 100 schools will table the event, in addition to representatives from…

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Citywide Application Launch opens CSFP scholarship lottery on September 22nd

Aug 28, 2018

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia is thrilled to announce that applications to our random lottery for K-8th grade scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year will open on Saturday, September 22, 2018!   To kick off application season, we invite you to join us at our Citywide Application Launch. To spread the word about our need-based, K-8th…

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Lottery Day

Thursday, December 7, 2017


FS Investments
201 Rouse Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

CSFP staff, volunteers, and friends will call the winners of our November 15th priority deadline random lottery at Lottery Day. Callers will share the great news with families of their opportunity to receive partial scholarships (for up to 3 kids in their family)! CSFP scholarships make quality K-8th grade education within reach. It’s the most…

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Philly K-8 School Fair

Saturday, October 7, 2017


St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
1733 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia

CSFP and Great Philly Schools have teamed up to host the Philly K-8 School Fair! Join us for this cross-sector school fair, which will showcase Charter, District, and Private elementary and middle schools in the Philadelphia area. Over 100 public, private, and charter schools will table the event, in addition to representatives from the Philadelphia…

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Application Launch for 2018-19 School Year!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


National Constitution Center
525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Interested in applying to CSFP’s need-based, random, scholarship lottery?  CSFP scholarship applications for next school year (2018-2019) will open on September 20, 2017. Increase your chances of winning a CSFP scholarship for your children and apply, in person, at our launch event to win one of 200 randomly-selected “opening day” scholarships.*  *The “Opening Day” scholarships will…

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Student Award Ceremony

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10-11 am

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Honoring Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Citizen of the Year and Colonial Penn Life Insurance, Corporate Citizen of the Year In addition to honoring the contributions of our CItizens of the Year, CSFP will welcome the newest cohort of our random scholarship lottery winners to our program. This group of 2,000 students will receive their four-year, needs-based scholarships…

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Citywide K-8th Grade School Fair

Saturday, October 22, 2016

12-3 PM

Girard College
2101 S. College Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Directions to Girard College  Interested in school options for your K-8th grade children? Explore over 100 private, charter, and public schools at CSFP’s first-ever Citywide K-8th Grade School Fair! Learn more about K-8th grade school options, meet one-on-one with admissions officers, and discover family resources in Philadelphia. This event is FREE and open to the…

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CSFP Application Launch and “Opening Day” Lottery

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9:30-10:30 AM

Please Touch Museum - Dentzel Carousel (enter via main entrance)
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

For the first time, CSFP scholarship applications will be made available in September with a newly-offered “priority application” period that has a November 15th deadline. We hope this change better serves our mission of providing access to quality private schools for K-8th grade children from low-income Philadelphia families by giving prospective families more time to…

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