Your support matters.
The families who receive MOST scholarships are truly grateful that you and other community members are helping them give their children every educational advantage. Many parents in Memphis dream of having the full range of school choices for their children, but the financial barriers are often too high. Your support enables about 400 children a year to attend schools that are the right fit for them and their families.
- MOST is the only local scholarship program that supports true school choice by allowing parents to choose from among virtually all the accredited private elementary or secondary schools in Shelby County.
- Donations to MOST are highly leveraged — some funds are matched by our national partner, Children’s Scholarship Fund; many schools offer financial assistance; and all funds are matched by MOST parents, who are required to pay part of their children’s tuition.
- A 2016 survey of MOST parents showed that 93.4 percent are satisfied or highly satisfied with their child’s experiences at private school.
- The demand for new MOST scholarships is high. In February 2019, MOST received 498 pre-applications for 562 children, but just 83 new students (including siblings of MOST Scholars) received scholarships .
*MOST is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and gifts to MOST are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.