How to Participate
- Determine Your Child’s Scholarship Eligibility
To qualify for assistance through the EISTCP program, a student must first meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of Virginia and (i) eligible to enter kindergarten or first grade or (ii) in the current school year has enrolled and attended a public school in the Commonwealth for at least one-half of the year or (iii) for the school year that immediately preceded his/her receipt of a foundation scholarship was enrolled and attended a public school in the Commonwealth for at least one-half of the year or (iv) is a prior recipient of a foundation scholarship or (v) for the school year that immediately preceded his/her 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 with a written and filed IEP.
- Enroll in a qualified school. Please contact RAN for qualified schools.
- Find a Qualified School
- To become qualified, an eligible school must (i) be 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 qualified schools (as stated above) that also provide a thoroughly Christian education. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance.
- 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.