The application period for the POISE Foundation Pre-K Scholarship is now closed. Please check back periodically for updated information.
Our Pre-K Scholarship program is funded from the POISE Pre-K Education Scholarship Fund. This fund is supported through donations from corporations that are approved through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. This fund is based on certain income guidelines.
To be eligible for a Pre-K scholarship you have to meet the following criteria:
Attend an approved Pre-K program as determined by the State of Pennsylvania and POISE Foundation (contact POISE to determine if your program is approved) which is located in Allegheny County.
Family income cannot exceed $60,000. However, for each dependent as defined by the IRS living within the same household, you can increase your income by $12,000.
Must have unpaid expenses at time of application. POISE will not reimburse a family who has already paid tuition for the school year.
To submit an application for the POISE FOUNDATION Pre-K Scholarship, you must use our new online application process. The online system requires you to complete the application form as well as upload a copy of your most recent Income Tax Return (IRS Form 1040, W2). If for some reason you did not complete the IRS Form 1040, please upload copies of documentation that validates your current year household income (example: pay stubs, AFDC, TANF or social security benefits). Your application will not be considered without the completed online form as well as the uploaded document(s). POISE Foundation will not upload documents.
SUBMIT “ONE” APPLICATION FOR ALL CHILDREN IN PRE-K