K–12 Private School Scholarships

Accessible, Quality Education at K12 Private Academy

At K12 Private Academy, we believe that every student deserves an exceptional, accredited education, regardless of their financial circumstances. Whether you’re looking for scholarships for private elementary schools, middle schools, or high schools, we’re dedicated to supporting families in their desire for quality learning with various K–12 private school scholarship opportunities.

Types of Scholarships Available

You could potentially benefit from the following private school scholarship programs:

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K12 Private Academy Scholarship


The deadline for the scholarship is July 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM (ET). Employees of Stride Inc. or its subsidiaries and their immediate family members are not eligible for this scholarship award.

State-Funded Scholarships

Families living in Arizona may be eligible to apply to the state-funded Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA). 

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Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)


Location-based scholarships are only available to students who live in the specified locations outlined in the scholarship eligibility guidelines.  

K12 Private Academy Scholarship Options

K12 Private Academy awards up to four scholarships for full-time, tuition-free enrollment each school year. This private high school scholarship may be awarded to new or returning students entering the ninth grade who demonstrate high academic potential and familial financial need.


Your child is eligible to apply for the K12 Private Academy Scholarship if they:

  • Are a new or returning student;
  • Are entering ninth grade;
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (letter grade B on a 4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • Demonstrate high academic potential;
  • Demonstrate financial hardship to meet the scholarship economic needs guidelines; and
  • Complete the application process by the deadline.

How to Apply for the K12 Private Academy Scholarship

1. Download, review, and complete the K12 Private Academy Scholarship Application Instructions, Application Form, and Parent Information Form.

2. Prepare the following documents:

a. Student essay(s)

b. GPA documentation via official transcript or grade report verifying a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

c. Two letters of recommendation from persons other than immediate family members

d. Parent Information Form

e. Verification of household income for the current year and the past year

f. Student video, audio recording, essay, or poem

3. Submit your application by emailing all documents as attachments to scholarshipcommittee@k12.com no later than the deadline

Selection Process

The merit based K12 Private Academy Scholarships are awarded after all application materials are received shortly after the submission deadline.

  • The scholarship committee rates all required components for all applicants.
  • Before final selection, candidates are interviewed by phone or videoconference.
  • Scholarship recipients can expect to be notified in August.
  • Scholarship recipients and their parents or guardians must complete a form agreeing to the terms of the scholarship program.
  • After final scholarship acceptances are completed and agreement forms signed, applicants who were not selected receive email notifications.

State-Funded Scholarship Options

K12 Private Academy proudly participates in Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA). This scholarship is available to Arizona residents only. The ESA fully covers K12 Private Academy’s tuition costs, meaning Arizona students can receive a private education 100% tuition-free.*

All students in grades K–12 who reside in the state of Arizona qualify for the Arizona ESA.

Applying for the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship is a simple two-step process. Our enrollment consultants will help you submit your application and answer any questions along the way. Connect with an enrollment consultant to apply today.

Scholarship Renewal

It’s our goal to renew the K12 Private Academy Scholarship for all four years of high school to selected students. The annual scholarship renewal decisions are made based on the student’s engagement and academic progress. These decisions are made during the month of May each year.

To be eligible for renewal, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA for each scholarship year;
  • Maintain course pacing requirements, completing courses on time without extensions;
  • Meet attendance requirements as identified in the Student-Parent Handbook; and
  • Participate in all mentoring meetings and activities unless excused by the mentor.

Arizona students will continue to be eligible for the Arizona ESA as long as they reside in the state and must reapply each year. 

Scholarship FAQs

What are the private school scholarship K–12 options?

K12 Private Academy currently offers one scholarship option: the K12 Private Academy Scholarship for ninth grade students demonstrating academic excellence. Full details and eligibility requirements can be found above.

In addition, K12 Private Academy participates in Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA). Arizona’s ESA fully covers K12 Private Academy’s tuition costs, meaning Arizona students can attend for free. Full details can be found above.

Are there scholarships for private high school?

Yes, the K12 Private Academy Scholarship is available for qualifying ninth grade students and can be renewed for all four years of high school, if the selected students continue to meet the requirements.

In addition, the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account is available for all K­–12 students who reside in the state of Arizona. Full details can be found above.

Are there middle school scholarships for private school?

The Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account is available for all K–12 students who reside in the state of Arizona. Full details can be found above.

How do I apply for private school scholarships?

The application process, eligibility, and documentation required are different for each scholarship opportunity. Please scroll up to read about the various private school scholarships available to see if your student qualifies.

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Scholarship Help, Questions, and Next Steps

Parents and students applying for private school scholarships work closely with enrollment consultants during the application process. The consultant helps families navigate the steps, secure the required forms, and answers any questions that may come up during the process.

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