Educational Institutions

The Washington Scholarship Fund, Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.washingtonscholarshipfund.org

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington Scholarship Fund is to expand and improve educational options in Washington, D.C., by enabling low-income District families to have a choice in where they send their children to elementary, middle, and high school ? and thereby to fulfill the promise of equal educational opportunity for all. D.C. parents are demanding ? and they rightfully deserve ? high-quality educational options for their children. Public schools, charter schools, and scholarships to attend non-public schools (the focus of our work) all must be available for District parents looking to exercise informed choice as to the best learning environments for their children.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington DC

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Jennifer Brown

Keywords

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low-income, children, scholarships, K-12, tuition, private education, matching

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Also Known As

WSF

EIN

52-1808833

 Number

3143324087

Physical Address

4201 Connecticut Ave, NW Ste 407

Washington, DC 20008

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

WSF Programs & Services D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP) This program provides scholarships up to $7,500 per child each year to attend grades K-12 at any of our 60 participating non-public schools within the District?s boundaries. During the 2007-2008 school year, over 1,900 students are participating in the D.C. OSP and attending 54 of 60 participating non-public schools. The U.S. Congress passed the 2003 D.C. School Choice Incentive Act establishing the D.C. OSP as a five year pilot program, and WSF was selected by the U.S. Department of Education to operate it in 2004. A federally mandated evaluation of the D.C. OSP is being conducted by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education, along with the Westat Corporation and lead investigator Patrick Wolf from Georgetown University. Signature Scholarship Program (SSP) This program provides scholarships up to $3,000 per child each year to attend grades K-12 at schools in DC, MD, and VA. The SSP does not have specific partner schools because all non-public schools in the region accept these private scholarships. During the 2007-2008 school year, over 420 students are participating in the SSincluding: -Connecting families with schools that meet their children?s needs -Helping families through the process of applying to schools -Helping families understand scholarship guidelines and complete the necessary application paperwork -Informing families about WSF partners and other organizations in D.C. that provide complementary educational resources -Offering monthly Parent Empowerment Group Meetings (PEGs) where parents can share information about their educational experiences -Providing information to graduating seniors about college options In addition to serving our over 2,300 scholarship families in 2007-2008, we also interface with approximately 3,500 other D.C. families each year, educating the community about our programs and communicating with families involved in the federal evaluation.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Scholarships

Scholarships

Category

Population(s) Served

Other Minorities

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington DC

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The Washington Scholarship Fund
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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The Washington Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Jennifer Brown

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Joseph E Roberts Jr.

No affiliation

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