Fort Collins Preschool offers partial scholarships for families in need, depending on the availability of funds. In the past, these scholarships have been funded by Temple Buell Foundation.
Policies Regarding Preschool Scholarship Applications
Fort Collins Preschool offers scholarships to meet the needs of the families. Thankfully, over the years, our school has received grant money that is specifically designated for scholarships. Below are policies to consider when applying for scholarship assistance.
- Obtain a scholarship application from the Treasurer. A scholarship application needs to be filled out, reviewed, and approved by the Executive Board in order for a scholarship to be awarded.
- Scholarship amounts depend on the needs of the family. Please reference the below scale for income eligibility information.
- Please include proof of income such as pay stubs, tax returns, canceled checks (as in with child support), or when these forms of documentation are unavailable, a signed statement explaining your income source(s).
- Scholarship duration also depends on the needs of the family. They are awarded for one to four months at a time. If further assistance is needed, a new scholarship application needs to be filled out and approved by the Executive Board before the initial scholarship runs out.
- Scholarships may only be awarded to families who are current on tuition payments. Families that are behind on tuition need to pay back tuition and any assigned late fees before their scholarship application will be considered.
- Scholarships may only be awarded to families who are in good standing with all of the preschool responsibilities including teach parent days, committee work, supplying snack on assigned snack days, attendance at general meetings and attendance at setup and cleanup days. If other family obligations require a family to miss one of the listed responsibilities, that time and effort must be made up as directed by the Vice President before the scholarship application will be considered.
- The Executive Board is always willing to consider special circumstances that arise. If a family is unsure as to whether they fit the scholarship criteria, they should consult a Board member immediately before late payments become a problem.