The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) + Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF)


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All questions on the application that are required are indicated with an asterisk (*) next to them.

Login Information
Please complete the fields below to create an account that will be linked to your family's application. You may "Save" your application and upload required documents at a later date and time. Certain questions must be answered before saving. Your application will not be considered until all necessary supporting documents have been uploaded and verified by our Scholarship Administrators. Failure to complete a required field will result in an incomplete application that will not be processed.

* Email Address
* PasswordPassword must be at least 8 characters and have at least 1 upper case letter(s) AND 1 symbol(s).
* Confirm Password
Parent/Guardian 1
Title
* First Name
Middle Initial
* Last Name
Suffix
* Relationship to child(ren)
Other Relationship
* Marital Status
* Address 1Do not use a PO Box. Please use a physical address.
Address 2
* City
* State
* Zip Code
Are you a resident in the City of:
If other, please specify your city of residence:
* Primary Phone Number
* Primary Phone Type
Other Phone Number
Other Phone Type
Other Phone 2 Number
Other Phone 2 Type
Other Phone 2 Number ext
* Employment Status
* Employer(s)
* Occupation/Job Title(s)
Parent/Guardian 2
Title
First Name
Middle Initial
Last Name
Suffix
Relationship to child(ren)
Other Relationship
Marital Status
Address 1Do not use a PO Box. Please use a physical address.
Address 2
City
State
Zip Code
Phone Number
Phone Type
Other Phone Number
Other Phone Type
Other Phone 2
Other Phone 2 Type
Other Phone 2 Number ext
Email Address
Employment Status
Employer(s)
Occupation/Job Title(s)
Family Qualification Information
Some scholarships are reserved for residents of counties served by the Archdiocese of Newark and/or for Catholic families. The information you submit in the questions in this section will help determine your eligibility for different scholarship programs.

* Resident in the County of Bergen, Hudson, Essex, or Union?
If other, please specify:
* Religious Affiliation
* Are you a registered Parishioner?
YesNo
Home Parish
Household Financial Information
* School Year
2017-2018 
* Number of Adults
* Number of Children
Adjusted Gross Income
* Do you file a Federal Income Tax Return?
YesNo
* Adjusted Gross IncomeThis is the income of you and your spouse (if you are married) and can be found on Line 37 of your Federal Income Tax Return (Form 1040). If you do not have this form, please list your Adjusted Gross Income and submit your W2. If you do not have a W2, please submit at least one pay stub.
$
Are the student(s) you are applying for listed on your 2016 Federal 1040?
If no, please explain why the student(s) are not listed on your Federal 1040. You are also required to send in proof of Guardianship. SFIC/CSF accepts the following documents as proof of Guardianship: Birth Certificate, Public Assistance, Child Support, or Social Security documents. If this question does not apply to you, please write "N/A."
Adjusted Gross Income Documentation Please upload ONLY pages 1 and 2 of your signed Federal Income Tax Return (Form 1040). Do not upload any State Income Tax Return.
No file is currently uploaded.
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Adjusted Gross Income Documentation 2
No file is currently uploaded.
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Business Income from Self-Employment
* Business Income from Self-Employment?
YesNo
* Annual Business Income from Self-Employment AmountPlease list this income if it is not already included on the form 1040 you are submitting.
$
Business Income from Self-Employment Documentation
No file is currently uploaded.
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Child Support/Alimony
* Child Support?
YesNo
* Annual Child Support Amount
$
Child Support Documentation
No file is currently uploaded.
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Public Assistance Cash
* Public Assistance Cash?
YesNo
* Annual Public Assistance Cash Amount
$
Public Assistance Cash Documentation
No file is currently uploaded.
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Food Stamps
* Food Stamps?
YesNo
* Annual Food Stamps Amount
$
Food Stamps Documentation
No file is currently uploaded.
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Social Security
* Social Security?
YesNo
* Annual Social Security Amount
$
Social Security Documentation
No file is currently uploaded.
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Unemployment/Workers Comp
* Unemployment/Workers Comp?
YesNo
* Annual Unemployment/Workers Comp AmountPlease list this income if it is not already included on the form 1040 you are submitting.
$
Unemployment/Workers Comp Documentation
No file is currently uploaded.
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Other
* Other?
YesNo
* Annual Other Amount
$
Other Description
Other Documentation
No file is currently uploaded.
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Total Income
Do not type in this box. It will be calculated automatically based on information entered above.
$
* Explain why income is $0
Changes in Income
* Do you anticipate a decrease in your Household income?
YesNo
* Please explain anticipated decrease in income.Examples include – Expect to be unemployed, will have reduced hours, plan to retire, medical reasons, loss of alimony/child support/etc.
* Total amount of change in your Household Income, including you and/or your spouse.
$
Additional Household Financial Information
Do you receive any of the following NONTAXABLE Forms of Support - in addition to those previously listed on application?
* TANF?
YesNo
* TANF Amount
$
* Aid for Families with Dependent Children?
YesNo
* Aid for Families with Dependent Children Amount?
$
* Tuition Support from family/friends/employer?
YesNo
* Tuition Support from family/friends/employer Amount?If you are single, separated, or divorced and are applying without a Parent/Guardian 2, please include any annual tuition support required from this child's noncustodial parent as a result of a legal agreement. Do not include child support payments you receive.
$
Applicant & Co-Applicant Current Monthly Expenses
* Do you rent or own your primary residence?
* Monthly rent or mortgage payment
$
* Do you own a second home or property?
* What is the monthly mortgage payment on your second home?
$
* Monthly Child Support Payments(applies only to the parent or guardian paying child support. Do not include child support received.)
$
* Health insurance premiums paid per month
$
Applicant & Co-Applicant Current ANNUAL Expenses
* Total annual out-of-pocket medical expenses not paid by insurance.
$
* How much do you estimate you and/or your spouse can pay toward your child(ren)s tuition annually?If you are single, separated, or divorced and are applying without a Parent/Guardian 2, please include only your portion of tuition.
$
Additional Information
Please describe why receiving this scholarship for your child(ren) is important.
Please share any additional information regarding your family that you feel is important for the scholarship review committee to know.
Student Information
Student Information
* First Name
Middle Initial
* Last Name
Suffix
* Date of Birth
* Gender
* Ethnicity
* GradePlease enter the grade that this student will be enrolled in for the NEXT school year.
* SchoolPlease enter the school that this student will be enrolled in for the NEXT school year.
* Do you attend the school selected above currently?
YesNo
Please provide the name of the school currently attending.
Please provide the city of the school currently attending.
* How many students in your family, including this one, will be enrolled in this school next year?
* Religious Affiliation
Is the student a U.S. Citizen?
YesNo

Billing Information
* Billing First Name
* Billing Last Name
* Billing Address 1
Billing Address 2
* Billing City
* Billing State
* Billing Zip Code
* Billing Email Address
* Billing Phone Number
Application Fee
$30
* Card Number
* Expiration Date
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Conditions of Ongoing Tuition Grant
* I promise to pay my child(ren)'s school account in a timely and responsible manner.
* I certify that all financial information provided to the school and to the SFIC/CSF (through this application) to determine our eligibility is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree to provide additional proof, if asked, that the information given to the school and SFIC/CSF is true and acknowledge that failure to do so will result in a loss of the tuition grant.
* I promise to ensure at least 90% daily attendance of my child(ren) or risk losing the scholarship.
* Tardiness to school decreases learning time and breaks the continuity of the teaching process. It is important for children to develop the habit of arriving to school on time and help them to learn responsibility and respect. I promise to make every effort to get my student to school on time.
* I promise to provide re-qualification information as required annually. All applicants need to apply every year for SFIC/CSF consideration.
* I agree to allow my child(ren)’s school to provide academic performance information for my child(ren) to SFIC/CSF with assurance that the information remains confidential.
* I agree to allow my child(ren)'s picture to be taken and used for promotional and fundraising purposes.
* I certify by checking the box (electronic signature) that the information I am providing to SFIC/CSF is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. My signature also confirms that I have read and understood the eligibility guidelines for the programs listed. I understand that all of the above conditions must be met by the child/family to be eligible for the tuition grant. I agree to release SFIC/CSF from any liability in its efforts to provide these tuition grants and/or scholarships.
* I promise when asked by SFIC/CSF to have my child(ren) write or draw holiday cards or letters to the donors who are providing the financial resources for my child(ren)'s tuition assistance grant.
* I/we acknowledge that any students entering Pre-Kindergarten are not eligible for a scholarship for SFIC/CSF.
* SFIC/CSF is requesting that you supply an e-mail address for necessary correspondence. Please check the box to indicate that you have listed a valid e-mail address.
If you have completed the sections above and are not able to upload your financial documentation and/or proof of Guardianship (if required), please click Submit Application and read the instructions on the next page that will explain how to submit your documents to SFIC/CSF to complete your application.