Some private schools offer merit scholarships awarding academic, artistic, athletic, or community achievements. There are also nonprofits, civic organizations, corporations, and religious groups in the United States that provide need-based education scholarships.
How to get a private school scholarship?
Start as early as possible and be prepared that scholarship hunting is time-consuming. K–12 scholarship opportunities have different application deadlines and requirements, and many require an essay from the student, so it’s important to give your family plenty of time to identify the best-fit scholarships and submit a thorough application.
- Ask the private schools you intend on applying to about their scholarship opportunities and application requirements.
- Check with any organizations you belong to and your employer to see if they offer scholarships.
- Search online for scholarship opportunities in your state or those related to the student’s interests and abilities.
- Review the NAIS list of scholarship opportunities.
- Students of color can apply to A Better Chance for assistance with enrolling in private schools and finding scholarships.