How to Participate

  1. Determine Your Child’s Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for Renewanation Virginia Scholarship Foundation assistance, a student must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia and (i) in the current school year has enrolled and attended a public school in the Commonwealth for at least one-half of the year, (ii) for the school year that immediately preceded his receipt of a foundation scholarship was enrolled and attended a public school in the Commonwealth for at least one-half of the year, (iii) is a prior recipient of a foundation scholarship, (iv) is eligible to enter kindergarten or first grade, or (v) for the school year that immediately preceded his receipt of a scholarship foundation scholarship was domiciled in a state other than the Commonwealth and did not attend a nonpublic school in the Commonwealth for more than one-half of the school year. A resident of Virginia means that the student meets the requirements of Section 22.1-3 of the Code of Virginia, for admission to a Virginia public school.
  • Have a family household income that does not exceed 300 percent of the current federal poverty level, or in the case of special needs students, 400 percent of the federal poverty level.
  • Enroll in an eligible school.
  1. Find a Qualified School
  • Eligible schools, selected by eligible students to which tax credit derived funds may be paid, will be (i) in compliance with the Commonwealth’s and locality’s health and safety laws and codes; (ii) hold a valid occupancy permit as required by the locality; (iii) comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and (iv) be non-public schools that comply with non-public school accreditation requirements as set forth in Section 22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia, and administered by the Virginia Council for Private Education or nonpublic schools that maintain an assessment system that annually measures scholarship students’ progress in reading and math using a national norm-referenced achievement test including, but not limited to, the Stanford Achievement Test, California Achievement Test, and Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Any other achievements tests used for this purpose must have been developed using a norm group that is representative of the United States.
  • The Renewanation Virginia Scholarship Foundation only supports scholarships to eligible schools (as stated above) that also provide a thoroughly Christian education. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance.
  1. Apply For Enrollment

When applying for enrollment, parents should ask if the school qualifies for and participates in the Virginia Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program.

Further Questions?

See our FAQ page. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us at 1-855-TO-RENEW.