|About||CSF-C is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational options for low-income children (grades K-8) in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County.|
|Mission||A non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational options for children (K-8th grade) from low-income families in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.|
Since 1999, CSF-C has invested over $9Min nearly 6,500 scholarships; approximately 350-400 children are enrolled in the program each year.
Criteria for applicants and families:
-Families must reside in Charlotte and/or Mecklenburg County
-Families must qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program
-Children must be attending K-8th grades during the year of funding
-Children must be entering Kindergarten or transferring from a public school
Scholarship amounts are determined by the family's size and income, and the school's tuition amount; the maximum award per child is $2,500.
Each family is required to contribute at least $500 every year toward their children's education; CSF-C gives a hand up, not a hand out.
Each family/child must re-qualify every year to continue funding.