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HILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FOUND Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha provides tuition assistance scholarships so children from low-income families can access the private or parochial K-8 education of their choice.
HILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OMAHA (CSF)
believes that all families, regardless of income, should be able to choose the best educational setting for their children. By providing low-income families with K-8 scholarships, CSF empowers parents to choose their children’s school during the time their educational foundation is being established. CSF awards scholarships solely on the basis of financial need, following guidelines similar to the National School Lunch Program. Our organization is destination neutral and has no religious affiliation—scholarship recipients attend approximately 80 different schools across Omaha and northeast Nebraska. Commitment A crucial piece of the CSF program is the commitment we make to our families, and the commitment we require from them in return. Provided a CSF family continues to be financially eligible, CSF provides scholarships to each student in a family every year until they graduate 8th grade. In return, each CSF family must contribute at least $500 toward their children’s education and their children must achieve a minimum 90% attendance rate each year.
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Every gift makes a difference! Below are just a few examples of how you can give to CSF:
Individual Giving Planned Giving Corporate Giving Memorials or Honorariums VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We love to have help with our events!
Unique As the only provider of K-8 scholarships in the state, our program serves students at a crucial time in their education where few scholarships exist. Relying solely on private donations, CSF has awarded over 33,000 scholarships worth approximately $34 million in the past 18 years. While CSF is able to assist many families, the demand for scholarships outpaces CSF’s ability to fund them. For the 2017-18 school year, approximately 635 scholarships went unfunded.
CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OMAHA 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 150 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 819-4990 www.csfomaha.org Executive Director: Joel W. Long Board President: Alison O’Neill To volunteer contact: Lydia Sand, Program Manager • (402) 819-4990 Ext. 103 To donate contact: Mary Boyle, Annual Giving Manager (402) 819-4990 Ext. 102 • or go to www.csfomaha.org
WISH LIST: CSF is grateful for donations of any amount. Your gift helps us provide the following opportunities: • $1,750 provides a full CSF scholarship for one year • $875 funds a semester of school for a CSF scholar • $175 funds a month of school for a CSF scholar • $44 funds a week of school for a CSF scholar
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