Q. How do I renew a student's scholarship?

Renewal paperwork is distributed through the student's current school at the end of March each year. Deadline for renewal paperwork is in mid-April each year. If you have not received your renewal paperwork by the beginning of April call the school directly.

Posted on February 18, 2014 .

Q. Who qualifies for the Scholarships?

Scholarships are awarded to low-income families who fall within our guidelines (based on the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program), are entering private school for the first time, and have children entering Kindergarten through the eighth (K-8th) grade in a registered private school located in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, or Sonoma.

Posted on May 31, 2013 .

Q. Which schools qualify?

Those non-public schools located in one of the nine Bay Area counties that are registered with the California State Department of Education.

Posted on May 31, 2013 .

Q. What are the family's responsibilities?

Participating families are required to contribute at a minimum of $500 per family to their children's education and are responsible for all costs not covered by the scholarship. Additionally, parents must agree to participate in their children’s education through involvement with the school and providing an encouraging environment.

Posted on May 31, 2013 .

Q. What are the requirements for renewal?

Families must remain financially eligible according to the BASIC Fund's financial guidelines. Families must also be up-to-date in their payments to the school in order to be able to renew their scholarship for the next school year.

Posted on May 31, 2013 .