The Children's Scholarship Fund
Baltimore was created in 1998
to expand educational opportunity
for Baltimore's low-income families.
In response to a national challenge, CSF Baltimore raised $1
million from generous local area donors, thus qualifying for a
$1 million four-year grant from the
Children’s Scholarship Fund
in New York.
The resulting $2 million fund is being used for tuition
assistance to help Baltimore’s less advantaged children gain
access to the private elementary or secondary schools of their
More than 20,000 area families applied for the program, and 430
students were selected by lottery for the first scholarships.
All of these students are now enrolled in Baltimore-area private
schools. As parental involvement is key to educational success,
CSF Baltimore has required a partial tuition payment from each
CSF Baltimore hopes to forge a new tradition of charitable
giving by establishing a strong, locally-supported scholarship
assistance program that will serve area families for years to
We invite your generous support.
With all the wealth, and generosity
and entrepreneurial imagination that
is America's, there's no reason why we
can't harness the creative forces of
competition to create more excellence
Theodore J. Forstmann
Co-Chairman & CEO
Children's Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Low-income Baltimore families urgently
need choices in education. The tuition
assistance we provide helps many of
these families send their children to schools
that often are safer,
more supportive and academically better
than the schools they now attend.
Such support can make a
tremendous difference to struggling
families and their children.
That is a gift we can deliver to our
Raymond A. "Chip" Mason
We believe that all families, regardless of their
economic circumstances, deserve a choice in where
they send their children to school.
Suzanna F. Duvall
Board of Trustees
Children’s Scholarship Fund (National Organization)