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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia awards scholarships by random lottery. We have no particular school, religious or political affiliation and the parents of our students choose the private school that best meets their child(ren)’s needs. Check out the resources below to find a great fit for your child’s school.

Out of School Time Activities

Neighborhood Bike Works Summer Cycling Camp

**Neighborhood Bike Works Summer Cycling Camp

Neighborhood Bike Works’ offers youth the opportunity to recondition and earn a...

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Academy Science Camp

Academy Science Camp

Learn about natural science in a safe, fun, and engaging way. Each...

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Access Engineering @ UPenn

Free student-run hands-on engineering enrichment program at UPenn.

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Anthropologists in the Making

Week-long themed sessions offer something for every kid, from excavating and exploring...

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ASAP Programs — Chess

ASAP

Variety of programs including chess, debate, and more.    

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ASAP Programs — Chess

ASAP Programs—Chess

Chess (K-12th): Chess is a proven means of improving academic achievement, and...

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ASAP Programs — Chess

ASAP Summer Debate Academy

Youth interested in debate will have the opportunity to learn the craft...

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Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

Year-round academic enrichment that builds a path from middle school to college...

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Briar Bush Nature Center Summer Camp Programs

Briar Bush Nature Center Summer Camp Programs

Summer is a time when learning and play go hand-in-hand. Briar Bush...

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Camp Jamison

Camp College Settlement

The Mission of The College Settlement and Kuhn Day Camps is to...

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Camp Garrett

Camp Garrett

Camp Garrett places a strong emphasis on health and wellnessto build leadership...

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Camp Jamison

Camp Jamison is a diverse, inclusive, and affordable summer program that includes...

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Camp Ladore The Salvation Army

Camp Ladore, The Salvation Army

The purpose of Salvation Army camping is to serve the needs ofcampers:...

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Camp Philly

Camp Philly!

Camp Philly! is a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) and...

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Camp Sojourner Girls Leadership Camp

Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp

The mission of Girls’ Leadership Camp is to help girls become leaders...

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Caring People Alliance Summer Programs

Caring People Alliance Summer Programs—in person

CPA Summer programming provides all day, theme-focused enrichment activities, including field trips,...

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Center for Black Educator Development

We are seeking talented Black men and women—from high schoolers and college...

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Center for the Arts Summer Camps

Center for the Arts Summer Camps

Campers will participate in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic art and theatre.

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Drexel — ASM INTERNATIONAL® Materials Camp

College Access Academy at Drexel University

One-week, residential program designed to assist rising high school juniors and seniors...

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Drexel — ASM INTERNATIONAL® Materials Camp

Drexel — ASM INTERNATIONAL® Materials Camp

One-week, commuter academic camp features highly interactive, lab-based, and hands-on activities to...

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English Learner Summer Program

English Learner Summer Program

This summer program for English learners offers a morning academic component focusing...

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Fleishers Summer Workshops

Fleisher’s Summer Workshops

Artistic experiences for young artists ages 5 to 18.

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Flip Out Productions

Flip Out Productions

Flip Out Productions focus is to inspire and encourage children to reach...

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Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute FMI

Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute (FMI)

Students will explore NMS Labs: the nation’s top private forensic laboratory. FMI...

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Freedom Schools Literacy Academy

Freedom Schools Literacy Academy

Freedom Schools Literacy Academy’s educational approach, steeped in Black culture, history and...

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Friends Select Summer Sessions

Friends Select Summer Sessions

City Lab includes a range of experiential, exploratory courses. These courses will...

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Friends Central Basketball Reading and Math Clinic

Friends’ Central Basketball, Reading, and Math Clinic

Five-week summer program designed to address the recreational, athletic and academic needs...

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Girls Rock Philly Summer Camp

Girls Rock Philly Summer Camp

Girls Rock Philly’s Summer Camp, is a week-long program featuring instrument instruction,...

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GSK Science in the Summer

GSK Science in the Summer™

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free science education program that...

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Heights Philadelphia

College prep support programs for low-income and first-generation-to- college students.

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Journalism Summer Writing Camp

The Philly School Media Network, a partnership between PhilWP and the Philadelphia...

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Klein College High School Media Workshop

Designed to prepare the next generation of digitally and urban-trained journalists through...

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

Tennis instructions from a trained coaching staff, team and individual match play...

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Main Line Art Center Summer Camp

Main Line Art Center Summer Camp

Campers can expect a wide variety of art topics to discover from...

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Mighty Writers

Programs Mighty Toddlers & littles; family write nights; daily, writing-based afterschool Academy program; writing-based mentorship; evening and weekend interdisciplinary writing workshops (incorporating culture, STEM, sports & more!); teen scholars programs; paid teen fellowship programs   Grades All   Target Audience Youth aged 7-17   Applications Process Year-round rolling admission. Classes and opportunities are usually filled on a…

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Mighty Writers Programs

Mighty Writers Programs

At Mighty Writers, we teach kids to write. Over the course of...

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Morris Arboretum Summer Camp

Morris Arboretum Summer Camp

At the Morris Arboretum Summer Camp, your child will explore themes like...

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Neighborhood Bike Works Summer Cycling Camp 1

Neighborhood Bike Works

Students learn to fix bikes, ride together, and explore the city; see...

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Northern Liberties Arts Summer Camp

Northern Liberties Arts Summer Camp

The summer NLArts program consists of 5 weeks of summer camp, each...

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NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering

NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering

NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering is a one-week, on campus program to introduce...

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Our Mothers Kitchen Summer Workshop for Black Girls

Our Mothers’ Kitchen Summer Workshop for Black Girls

For young black girls, ages 11 – 17, interested in cooking and...

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Palmyra Cove Nature Park Summer Camp

Palmyra Cove Nature Park Summer Camp

Our mission is to have students feel a sense of responsibility and...

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PennRSSA (Penn Rising Scholar Success Academy)

Six-week long college preparatory course for district of Philadelphia students. Can obtain...

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts PAFA Summer Art Camp

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) Summer Art Camp

Summer art camps with a variety of fun and engaging themes at...

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Philadelphia Outward Bound School

Philadelphia Outward Bound School

Outward Bound emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character development and teamwork.Students...

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Philadelphia YMCA Summer Camp

Philadelphia YMCA Summer Camp

Variety of Traditional Day Camp Activities, Extended Care is Available for ages...

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Programs at the Independence Seaport Museum

Programs at the Independence Seaport Museum

Learn all about the history and science of boats and more through...

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Project 440

Doing Good is a 25-session intensive after-school entrepreneurial program that provides guidance...

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Rock to the Future

Our innovative summer music camps will inspire and excite your child as...

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Rock to The Future

Musicore: After-school music program for students in Kensington and Germantown.            

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Schuylkill Acts and Impacts

Schuylkill Acts and Impacts

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong watershed expedition along the 120-miles...

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SING Philadelphia

SING Philadelphia

SING Philadelphia is a week-long choir camp that provides an exceptional musical...

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Sound Space Performing Arts Summer Camp

Sound Space Performing Arts Summer Camp

Explore different types of dance from acrobatics to jazz at Sound Space...

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Squashsmarts

Squashsmarts

Students are recruited in 5th-8th grades,from one of five partner schools (Carver...

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Summer Camp at PIC

Summer Camp at PIC

Campers enjoy water play, neighborhood parks, museums and cultural institutions that surround...

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Summer Discovery at Newlin Grist Mill

Summer Discovery at Newlin Grist Mill

At Summer Discovery, we strive to provide fun, engaging activities that encourage...

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Sunrise Summer Camps

Sunrise Summer Camps

Six- week long day summer camp providing traditional summer camp-style-programming including recreation...

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Teen Photo Program

After-school photography instruction and training; 8-months for public school students.

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Temple Pre-College Workshops

Students experience Temple University academics by attending two non-credit workshops to develop...

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The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio

Campers expand their imaginations and explore the exciting world of clay. Whether...

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the common place philly

The Common Place

Faith-based community center in Southwest Philly offering after-school, weekend, summer programs (coming...

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The Evoluer House Summer Programs

The Evoluer House Summer Programs

We offer two 8-week programs (Personal Development and Workforce Development Program) that...

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The Franklin Institute PACTS

Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS) combines science enrichment,...

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The Pennsylvania Writing Literature Project Young Writers Young Readers Program

The Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project Young Writers/Young Readers Program

The Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project offers camps forstudents who love to...

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Urban Youth Racing Program

STEM-based programming for urban and minority youth.

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wave learning festival

Wave Learning Festival

Free online tutoring and workshops           

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Women’s Engineering Explorations (WE2)

WE2 is designed to foster young girls’ interest in pursuing an engineering...

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Yes And...Collaborative Arts Summer Camp

Yes! And…Collaborative Arts Summer Camp

Yes! And… Collaborative Arts offers exciting, creative and transformative summer experiences for...

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Young Scholars Program at University of Pennsylvania

One- semester long course designed to prepare students for rigorous college coursework.

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ZoomDance Summer Camp

ZoomDance Summer Camp

At ZoomDance Camp, there’s plenty of space for all kids to expend...

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CSFP provides partial, need-based scholarships to be used in grades K-8. All families who are selected from CSFP’s random scholarship lottery must contribute tuition to their child’s school.

As the tuition rates at CSFP’s more than 150 partner schools vary greatly, we understand that sometimes families need additional support. We have compiled information about additional scholarship opportunities–for pre-K through college, below.

While providing K-8th grade scholarship support for low-income Philadelphia children is CSFP’s top priority, we understand the value in providing additional resources for the families of children in our program. CSFP runs several supplemental programs throughout the year to meet specific needs of our program constituents, many of which have been identified by our annual program evaluation.

CSFP’s partner schools play an essential role in providing quality education to all Philadelphia children. Check out our resources to learn how to become a CSFP school partner and better serve Philadelphia’s low-income families.

CSFP wants to see our graduates thrive in high school and beyond!  Take a look at all of these great resources about high school internships, college prep, and more. Follow us on social  media to keep up-to-date on resources as we find them.

Earn a Tax Credit!

With the PA EITC and OSTC programs, you can use your state tax dollars to provide scholarships for under-resourced children.

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