Arete Scholars exists to help economically disadvantaged children reach their highest potential through educational opportunity. Through private contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, Arete awards need-based K-12 scholarships and empowers parents to place their children in schools that best suit their unique gifts and learning needs. Arete currently operates in Georgia under the state's Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Program and in Louisiana under the Tuition Donation Rebate Program. Scholarship eligibility is based on the income guidelines for the federal free and reduced lunch program (FRL), and award amounts range from $2,500 to $5,000 per year. Recipients are required to re-qualify each year.
ACE Scholarships, founded in 2000, has awarded more than 23,000 scholarships, helping to send low-income families to their school of choice.
Original Minority Scholarship
Application for the Original Minority Scholarship is attached below. Please contact the office for information about scholarship opportunities.
Louisiana Scholarship Program
The Louisiana Scholarship Program empowers low-income families to access the same opportunities that more affluent families already have by providing them with the financial resources to send their children to the schools of their choice. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty line and must either be entering kindergarten or be enrolled in a public school with a C, D, or F letter grade.
For the 2021-2022 school year, we are only accepting students entering kindergarten, first (1st), second (2nd), third (3rd), seventh (7th), and ninth (9th) grades.
Deadline for application is January 29th, 2021.
To learn more about the Louisiana Scholarship Program, including how to apply for a scholarship, please review the Scholarship Program FAQ