Current Application Status
The application process for the 2013-2014 school year is now closed. New scholarship recipients were selected in a random lottery from all the families who submitted pre-applications during February 2013 and all applicants were notified of their status in March 2013.
For the 2014-2015 school year, MOST will accept pre-applications for students entering Pre-K3, Pre-K4, kindergarten and 1st grade from February 1, 2014, through February 28, 2014. To be reminded when the application process opens in 2014, please add your name to our online mailing list. Indicate that you are "A parent/guardian of a prospective MOST Scholar."
How MOST Awards Scholarships
MOST is a privately-funded, non-profit organization that exists to help Memphis-area families who would not ordinarily be able to consider the option of private elementary and secondary schools. During the 2013-2014 school year, MOST is supporting 507 students with partial scholarships totaling approximately $874,000 at nearly 70 Memphis-area private schools. It is the privilege of MOST to partner with parents, helping ensure that each student is in the most appropriate educational environment for him or her.
Qualification for MOST’s elementary-age scholarships is based on financial need. Depending on the family's income, scholarships are worth up to a maximum of $1,800 per elementary-age child for a single year. (This amount will increase to $1,900 in the 2014-2015 school year.) The scholarship continues through eighth grade as long as the family remains financially eligible and is in good standing with the school. Students already receiving a MOST scholarship will be eligible to apply for a merit-based MOST High School Scholarship during the second semester of their 8th grade year. The high school scholarships are worth up to $2,000 in 2013-2014, and will be increased to $2,100 in 2014-2015.
Sign Up for Application Updates
To indicate your interest in a scholarship for future years, please register your email address with us. You will be added to our monthly e-newsletter mailing list and will be notified when we are accepting new applicants each year. Also, please see our Resources page for other educational options and financial aid opportunities in the Memphis area.