Students & Families

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Applications must be legible, fully complete and ALL of the required documentation must be attached when the application is submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please submit your applications in PDF form (via email) or fax them in. Do not submit JPEG files. 

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The 2016/17 Scholarship application period has closed. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What students are eligible for Corporate Low-Income scholarships?

The student is eligible if they meet the Income Requirement

Household Size Annual Family Gross Income Allowable
1 $40,659
2 $54,828
3 $68,998
4 $83,167
5 $97,336
6 $111,505
7 $125,709
8 $139,947

and one of the following:

  • Student attended an Arizona public school as a full-time student for at least 90 days of the prior fiscal year or one full semester and then transferred from the public school to a private school; OR
  • Is enrolling in a private school kindergarten; OR
  • Is enrolling in a private preschool program for students with disabilities; OR
  • Is a dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States who is stationed in Arizona pursuant to military orders; OR
  • Received a low-income corporate scholarship (under above criteria) or an original individual scholarship or a switcher individual scholarship in a prior year and the child continued to attend a private school in subsequent years.

What are the financial limits on scholarships that Arizona Leadership Foundation can award a student per year?

The financial limits that Arizona Leadership Foundation can award to a student for the 2016/17 school year are $5,200 for grades K-8 (and preK disabled) and $6,500 for grades 9-12. The scholarship award amount for the 2016/17 school year cannot exceed the cost of the school tuition for that year.

Are currently enrolled homeschooled students eligible for STO scholarships?

No, they are not eligible to receive an award unless they are entering kindergarten at a qualified private school.

What is the best way to send in my scholarship application?

Please email or fax your applications per the directions on the application. Please fill out the application completely and return all requested documents with your application! It is important that you enter an email address that you check regularly as email is our preferred method of contacting you with any questions we might have or to inform you of your scholarship status. Please answer all questions on the form.

How do you determine Scholarship awards?

The Arizona Leadership Foundation reviews all applications for accuracy and makes an award decision based on the applicants financial needs and the funds available for distribution. Any personal information that is submitted is kept confidential within the committee. All scholarship decisions are the sole discretion of Arizona Leadership Foundation and all award decisions are final. We will notify you by email or regular mail as to your scholarship award.

What are the application deadlines?

Scholarship applications are due by June 15th for 2016/17 scholarships.

What schools are eligible?

A qualified school means a preschool that offers services to students with disabilities, nongovernmental primary or secondary school that is located in Arizona and that does not discriminate based on race, color, disability, familial status or national origin. All teaching staff and personnel that have unsupervised contact with students are required to be fingerprinted. Qualified school does not include a charter school or any program operated by a charter school.

 

Disabled/Displaced (Lexie’s Law) Frequently Asked Questions

 What students are eligible for Disabled/Displaced Scholarships?

  • Student has an IEP, MET or 504 plan from an Arizona public school; or
  • Student was placed at one time in the Arizona foster care system (to be verified by the Arizona Department of Economic Security)

What are the financial limits that a child may receive per year?

Per Arizona Statute 43-1505 (B), a School Tuition Organization may provide scholarships to qualified students in an amount not to exceed the cost of tuition for the student to attend a qualified school or 90% of state aid that that would otherwise be computed for the student as provided in A.R.S. Title 15, Chapter 9, Article 5, whichever is less. A School Tuition Organization may award any amount of scholarship up to the eligible amount allowed by statute. Scholarships are dependent on funds available and are awarded at the discretion of Arizona Leadership Foundation.

What is the best way to send in my scholarship application?

Please email or fax your applications per the directions on the application. Please fill out the application completely and return all requested documents with your application! It is important that you enter an email address that you check regularly as email is our preferred method of contacting you with any questions we might have or to inform you of your scholarship status.

How do you determine Scholarship awards?

The Arizona Leadership Foundation reviews all applications for accuracy and makes an award decision based on the applicant’s financial/tuition needs and the funds available for distribution. Any personal information that is submitted is kept confidential within the committee. All scholarship decisions are the sole discretion of Arizona Leadership Foundation and all award decisions are final. We will notify you by email as to your scholarship award.

What are the application deadlines?

The scholarship application period for Disabled/Displaced will close June 15th.