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We are now accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis starting in January 2019 until the DEADLINE of March 15th. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship! If funds are not available when we receive your complete application, we will place your application on a wait-list. We will award periodically through the summer of 2019 if funds become available.  If you have any questions regarding our application, please look on our FAQ page or give us a call at (415) 986-5650.

If you are currently enrolled in our program and looking for information on renewing your scholarship for the 2019-2020 School Year, you will receive renewal paperwork from your school by mid-March 2019.  Please note, renewing families that are applying for a new sibling, must submit a new application by the March 15th deadline.

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 below, must apply directly through the school before The BASIC Fund deadline of March 15th.

        Beechwood School - Menlo Park

        Mission Dolores Academy - San Francisco

        Patten Academy - Oakland

         St. Elizabeth Elementary - Oakland

         St. Elizabeth Seton School - 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 aren't sure which school you’d like to apply to, you can apply directly to The BASIC Fund by downloading an application at the bottom of this page and sending it (mail or fax) along with your complete financial documentation.

Please Note: You must submit a complete 2019 Application. If any part of the application or financial documentation is incomplete, the BASIC Fund will return your application in its entirety. The BASIC Fund does not keep copies of incomplete applications or documents.

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 $2,000 annually per student.


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

January - New student application available. 

March 15th - Deadline for new student application. 

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

April 19th – Renewal deadline for renewing students.