Scholarships for Elementary School Students:


Elementary School Scholarships:

On this page, we have listed some of the top elementary school scholarships available for students in US and Canada.  Scholarship resourses for UK and Australia can also be found on our other pages.  The scholarships listed on this page are those that apply most specifically to elementary school kids.  Also visit our other pages, especially pages on general scholarships, where you could find financial aid resources that apply not only to elementary school students, but also to students at other levels such as high school and college.  That is, the resources listed on this page are only some of the scholarships available on our site that apply to elementary school students, i.e. only those that are most closely associated with elementary school students.



1. Children's Scholarship Fund (CFS):

For children between grades Kindergarten and 8 only.  In order to receive these scholarships, children must be 8 years old or older.  The scholarships are need-based, and applications could be made in several cities throughout the USA. Choose the city that is nearest to you from the following list: Anaheim, CA; Baltimore, MD; Bridgeport, CT; Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Dalton, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Fort Worth, TX; Grand Rapids, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, MS; Jersey City, NJ; Newark, NJ; Kansas City; KS; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Michigan; Minneapolis, MN; New Mexico; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Saint Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Toledo, OH; Utah, Washington, DC.  Every year, some of these branches are accepting applications, some are not.  Scholarships are need-based.  The aim is to provide partial tuition assistance for low-income families to be able to send their children to private schools.

Website: www.scholarshipfund.org
Tel: 212-515-7100


2. Christopher Columbus Awards:

For children grades 5 through 8.  Children compete as teams; a team of 3 or 4 children, together with an adult coach.  National finalists win the opportunity to go to the Walt Disney World.  In the Disney Words, judges choose the two winning teams.  Each winner gets a $2,000 savings bond and an additional award.  Furthermore, one winning team gains the opportunity to apply for the Columbus Foundation Community Grant, which is worth $25,000. 

Website: www.christophercolumbusawards.com

Tel: 800-291-6020 ext. 3154


3. Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes:

For outstanding young children who have leadership abilities and made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.  Applicants must be nominated by responsible adults, and nominees' ages could range between 8 and 18 years old.  Children get $2,000 award and numerous media coverage opportunities as well as a recognition plaque and a certificate of recognition.  10 winners are chosen every year; half from among those who focused helping their communities and half from those who protected the health of our environment.

Website: www.barronprize.org
E-mail: ba_richman@barronprize.org


4. Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program:

For kids whose volunteer efforts have made a positive impact on their communities.  Every year, $300,000 in total and prizes are awarded to more than 1,900 kids across the nation.  Applicants must be between ages 6 and 18.  Nominees are divided into two groups (ages 6 - 12 and 13 - 18), and awards are given on three levels: store winners, regional winners and national winners, the last one being the most prestigious.

Website: www.kohlscorporation.com
Tel: 507-931-1682


5. Changing our World / Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy:

For children between 5 -17 and 18 - 23 who demonstrated appreciable commitment to the community by means of direct financial support, development of charitable programs or leadership and volunteering in philanthropy.  Scholarships are provided by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) whose purpose is to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Website: www.afpnet.org
Tel: 423-664-1237


6. First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Scholarships:

FCSLA provides around $248,000 per year to young members of the association.  Several criteria are taken into consideration in determining the winning applicants:  Most important of these is the academic standing with a percentage of %50.  Then, comes financial need (20%), family membership (15%), leadership (10%), and extenuating circumstances (5%).  The FCSLA provided 56 elementary school scholarships in total last year, in addition to several high school and college scholarships.

Website: www.fcsla.com

Tel: 800-464-4642


7. Share the Dream Foundation:

For elementary / primary school students at all grade levels.  Both academic merit-based and need-based scholarships are provided.  

Website: www.shareadream.ie


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