Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds, income eligibility, need and special family circumstances. You must also submit the first and second pages of your 2018 Tax Return via mail or by dropping them off at the school: 2525 Rattlesnake Drive, Missoula, Montana 59802. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The Scholarship Committee may ask for additional information or verification of information given. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Clark Fork School grounds most award decisions based on need, special family circumstances, and on the income eligibility chart below. A pregnant woman counts as two people. We require that families be responsible for a minimum of 10% of their annual tuition. All scholarships are forfeited if average attendance drops below 85% for more than 30 calendar days. Special circumstances will be considered at the discretion of the Executive Director. Families enrolled in Kindergarten may apply for additional scholarship funding for special program costs. Clark Fork School also accepts Best Beginnings Scholarships for preschool students and participates in Montana’s ACE Scholarship Program for students in Kindergarten.
Scholarship enrollment will occur during the weeks of March 15th through April 15th. Scholarships will be awarded starting on April 16th of each year. Money that is not awarded during this time will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.
10% of our scholarship fund will be set aside for a Short-Term Scholarship Fund. Each scholarship may be used for up to 3 consecutive months. Any unused funds will roll over to the scholarship fund for the following fiscal year. To apply for this short-term scholarship, please submit a letter to the Executive Director explaining your financial hardship and why your special circumstances should be considered. Examples that might be approved include, but are not limited to, an unexpected illness or an inability to pay tuition due to an inability to work (i.e. due to an injury or during a government shutdown).
CFS Income Eligibility