Welcome, interested parents.
MOST exists to give parents like you the full range of educational options for your children. The only privately funded school-choice program in Memphis and the Mid-South, MOST has awarded $18.7 million in need-based scholarships to 3,155 students in prekindergarten through grade 12.
We are a small but mighty organization. Each year, we receive hundreds more pre-applications for new scholarships than we can fund, but we continue to add about 100 new students to our program annually. For the 2017-18 school year, we will grant scholarships to 504 students (including 404 returning scholars, 26 new siblings, and 74 other new students).
The demand for MOST scholarships is indeed high, and that's why we award new scholarships by lottery. All qualifying families who submit pre-applications during the month of February are a part of the lottery, and we draw as many new scholarship recipients as we can fund from year to year.
The pre-application process is not lengthy, so we encourage you to submit a pre-application each year that you and your children qualify. If your child does receive a scholarship, you will not need to submit a pre-application or be a part of the lottery again; we have a separate requalification process for returning scholars.