Award Year Timeline

Scholarship Applications for the upcoming school year become available on February 3.

ACSTO only requires one application per student, per school year—not per deadline. We make Original and Overflow Scholarship awards four times per school year, for a total of eight awards.

Once we receive an application, we consider it in each qualifying award, up until the end of the current school year. Applications expire on May 31 of the school year shown on the application, regardless of when they are received.

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Award Year Timeline




July 31 - Application Deadline (if you haven’t already applied for the current school year)

July 31 - Donation Deadline

3rd Week of August - Original Scholarship decisions made

August 31 - Original Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal

1st Week of September - Overflow Scholarship decisions made

September 15 - Overflow Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal


Fall Award



September 30 - Application Deadline (if you haven’t already applied for the current school year)

October 15 - Donation Deadline

1st Week of November - Original Scholarship decisions made

November 15 - Original Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal

3rd Week of November - Overflow Scholarship decisions made

November 30 - Overflow Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal




January 31 - Application Deadline (if you haven’t already applied for the current school year)

January 31 - Donation Deadline

February 3 - New applications available for upcoming school year

3rd Week of February - Original Scholarship decisions made

February 28 - Original Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal

1st Week of March - Overflow Scholarship decisions made

March 15 - Overflow Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal


Spring Award



March 31 - Application Deadline

If you haven’t already applied, this is our last award cycle for the current school year. The upcoming school year's application is also currently available. If you have submitted applications for both the current and the upcoming school years, your child can be considered for a scholarship for both years during our Spring Award Cycle.

April 15 - Donation Deadline

April 15 is also the official donation deadline for a donor to claim a credit on their previous year’s taxes.

1st Week of May - Original Scholarship decisions made

May 15 - Original Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal

3rd Week of May - Overflow Scholarship decisions made

May 31 - Overflow Scholarship awards sent to schools & posted on Parent Portal


STARTING SCHOOL NEXT YEAR?

Now is the perfect time to begin this program! If your child will be attending K-12th grade at one of our Partner Schools for the first time next Fall, you may apply for a scholarship during the Spring prior to when your child starts at the private school. Submit an application to ACSTO between February 3 and March 31, and any scholarships awarded to your child in the Spring Award Cycle can be sent to the school as tuition becomes due for the upcoming school year. Donors can donate to ACSTO and recommend your child for a scholarship up to one year before your child begins K-12th grade.

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