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We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 School Year

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis starting in January, until the deadline of March 10th. Complete applications received after March 10 will be placed on a wait-list, and will be awarded periodically through the summer of 2017 as funds become available. If you have questions regarding applications please read the info below and look on our FAQ page. Please completely read through this page before you download the application at the bottom of the page.

Note: You must submit a complete 2017 application. If any part of it is incomplete The BASIC Fund will return your application in its entirety. The BASIC Fund does not keep copies of your incomplete application and/or documents.

If you are currently enrolled in our program and looking for information on renewing your scholarship you will be receiving renewal paperwork from your school by the end of March 2017. Renewing families that are applying for a new sibling must complete a new application by the March 10th deadline.  Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a wait list pending funding. There is no guarantee that students on the wait list will receive a scholarship. 

Congratulations on making a great choice in your child's education! There are two ways to apply for a BASIC Fund Scholarship:

  1. Choose the school which best suites your needs (or use the school finder) and ask them about their procedure to enroll BASIC Fund students.

Families interested in the schools listed below must apply directly through the school before The BASIC Fund deadline of March 10th.

Beechwood School - Menlo Park

Mission Dolores Academy - San Francisco

Patten Academy - Oakland

St. Elizabeth Elementary - Oakland

St. Elizabeth Seton - Palo Alto

St. John Vianney School - San Jose

St. Patrick School - San Jose

St. Peter School - San Francisco

St. Raphael  School - San Rafael

2.  If you have not yet decided which school you’d like to apply to, you can still apply to The BASIC Fund by downloading an application      at the bottom of this page and send it in, along with your financials as outlined in the application.


Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning each January. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship! If funds are not available when we receive your completed application we will keep your application on a wait-list. We will award periodically through the summer of 2017 as funds become available.

Participating families are required to contribute to their children’s education and are therefore responsible for costs not covered by the scholarship. The family must pay the remaining tuition balance which will be at least $500 for each school year, but may be more.

Scholarships are renewable annually through the 8th grade provided that the family keeps up their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in an accredited private school.

Scholarships are up to a maximum of $1,600 annually per student.


Here are the general deadlines you need to know for your BASIC Fund scholarship: 

January - New student application forms available. 

March 10th - Deadline for new student applications. 

Mid-March - Renewal packages for returning student’s distributed via your school. 

April 21st - Renewals due for all returning students.