The Scholarship Process
Parents or guardians who are interested in an ALEF Scholarship for their child or children should contact the admissions office of their private school of interest. A list of ALEF Fund Partner Schools may be found here.
Prior to enrolling a student at your chosen school, schools will evaluate family needs and recommend eligible students to receive an ALEF Fund Scholarship during the admissions process.
Based on their evaluation, school officials will submit a scholarship recommendation directly to the ALEF Fund for our consideration and approval.
Direct all specific scholarship application questions, including those regarding deadlines and timing, directly to school admissions.
Please note, the ALEF Fund does not accept applications directly from parents or guardians.
What it Takes to Qualify
To be eligible, the student must:
- Be a Georgia resident
- Be an immediate transfer from a Georgia public school (with at least six weeks of attendance)
- OR be eligible to enroll in a qualified first grade, Kindergarten program or Pre-K program
- OR have been a recipient of an SSO scholarship from the previous year
- Attendance for one year in a home-school program
- OR school zone is qualified as low-performing, determined by the Office of Student Achievement
- OR subject of an officially documented case of school-based physical violence or student-related verbal abuse, threatening physical harm.