Your child may qualify for a MO Scholars ESA Scholarship!
Congratulations! Based on your answers to our survey it looks like your child will likely qualify for a MO Scholars ESA Scholarship!
Here is what you need to do next:
Now that you know that you will likely qualify for a MO Scholars ESA Scholarship, you need to find the best Educational Assistance Organization (EAO) to submit a scholarship application.
Please be aware that if you qualified based on income, EAOs are required to provide scholarships to applicants with IEPs or who are at the 100% Free and Reduced Lunch Rate FIRST, and then, if there is funding left over, to provide scholarships to students at up to 200% of the Free and Reduced Lunch Rate.
Below you will find a list of all of the EAOs serving the Columbia and Jefferson City area, please pick the one that matches your family's specific needs and click on the link to reach out to the EAO to start the application process. It is very likely the EAO will have you complete an additional prequalification survey before investing time in filling out the actual application
We are also including a list of accredited private schools in the Columbia and Jefferson City area that MAY be able to accept MO Scholars ESA Scholarships. Before the school can accept MO Scholars ESA Scholarships, they must first be approved by an EAO.
If you see a school that you are interested in, you should reach out to the school and see what their admissions process is and find out if they have been approved by one of the EAOs in your region.
EAOs serving your area
The Missouri District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
The Missouri District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod will provide MOScholars scholarships for students attending Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) schools across the state. The organization will also serve home school students.
Children’s Tuition Fund Missouri
ACSI Children’s Tuition Fund will primarily partner with Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) member schools across the state to provide MOScholars scholarships. The organization may partner with non-member and home schools as requested and needed.
Herzog Tomorrow Foundation
The Herzog Tomorrow Foundation will primarily partner with K-12 Christian schools across the state, but will partner with secular and schools of other faiths as needed.
Private schools in your area
Below is a list of some of the accredited private schools in your area. This list is provided so that families can consider all potential educational options in their region, but there is no guarantee that the schools on this list will have open seats, or that they will accept MO Scholars or ESA Scholarships. If you are interested in sending your child to one of these schools, we encourage you to reach out to the school to find out more about the admissions process and what kind of financial aid, including MO Scholars ESA Scholarships, they can provide you.