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Applying for Scholarships

Applicants must first apply to Boulder Valley Waldorf School and be accepted into a program before receiving a Scholarship.

Applicants are expected to apply online, at FACTS for the 2017-2018 school year and to also submit a Scholarship letter directly to the school. The following steps are necessary (find instructions for FACTS):

  1. Agree to pay the non-refundable processing fee ($30 via credit card).
  2. Complete the application form, one for each household (there are step-by-step instructions to follow).
  3. As you complete your application, you are able to exit and return to the website without losing the information that has been input.
  4. All applicants, regardless of application method, must also follow this additional important step:
    1. Submit your most recent tax returns to FACTS following the instructions for document submission on the FACTS web site.
    2. If you are self employed, you must also submit your entire sole proprietorship/partnership/LLC/S-Corp tax return including Balance Sheet and Profit/Loss to FACTS.
  5. Complete IRS form 4506-T and turn in to Boulder Valley Waldorf School.
  6. Scholarship Letter/Essay to scholarship@shepherdvalley.orgAll Scholarship applicants are required to submit a letter or essay which describes any extenuating circumstances their family may have that may not be apparent in the FACTS application.       In addition, current families should provide a summary of their service to the school in the past year.  New families should include ideas for service for the coming school year.

Social Standards for Needs-Based Scholarships

Just as Boulder Valley stretches to offer an excellent education with limited financial and human resources, we ask parents to stretch too, and be willing to place Waldorf education in a place of high priority within their finances. Grant decisions will reflect what the Scholarship Committee sees of the priorities a family sets.  Many families forego new cars, investments, vacations, summer camps and house cleaners, in addition to choosing to live in lower-cost housing in order to focus on supporting their children’s education.  We will make best effort to support current families who genuinely cannot afford to pay full tuition; we do not want to subsidize lifestyle choices.

Because of Boulder Valley’s limited resources, we do require both parents of Scholarship applicants to contribute towards tuition, whether from one or more households. For example, in separated or divorced families, in order for the family to be considered for Scholarship, we require that either a) both parents complete the FACTS paperwork, or b) the single parent provide legal verification of his/her status as sole financial provider.

In addition, when all the children in the home are in First Grade or above, the expectation is that both parents of Scholarship applicant make a meaningful contribution to the family’s income.  Barring extraordinary extenuating circumstances, the Scholarship Committee will make a standard income adjustment in cases where there is not a second income in a family with two healthy, capable parents. The following tool is provided to help parents look at their finances. It is not required, but may be helpful in looking at your budget.

I have applied to the school separately, I agree with the social standards and am committed to their intent, and am ready to APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP NOW.

Please email scholarship@shepherdvalley.org with questions.

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