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How Scholarships Work

The Scholarship Fund

Scholars Online is privileged to have a dedicated and generous Board of Directors, teaching staff, and loyal students and parents. In 2007, in response to several donations by student families, the Board of Directors established the scholarship fund and begin designating a minimum of 7% of our annual income to provide financial aid for our students, many of whom come from missionary families, single-income families, or families with medical need. In addition to several donations from students and families in subsequent years, all money earned through our Bookstore as an Amazon Associate has also been designated for scholarships.

Scholarships are offered in the form of tuition waivers paid directly to the teachers. The amount of tuition waiver is determined on a case-by-case basis but is usually 50% of tuition charges, while scholarship funds last. Families are responsible for membership and registration fees, for any tuition not covered by the waiver, and for all books and supplies required for their courses. No money is distributed directly to a scholarship recipient.

Applying for Scholarships

We trust that you have given serious consideration to your need, and recognize that our scholarship funds are limited, and that, once disbursed to help you, they are not available for other students in need.

If you do wish to request financial aid, please contact our Accounts and Billing office at accounts@scholarsonline.org, or mail us at

Scholars Online
P. O. Box 6039
Bellevue, WA 98008

You will need to include a statement describing your financial need situation (limited income, medical expenses, family emergency). We do not require income tax information or other detailed personal financial information. Once we have established a recognized need,

  1. You will enroll in the courses you wish your students to take
  2. We will issue a formal scholarship offer to you
  3. You will need to accept the offer and pay membership and registration fees
  4. We will credit your tuition charges with the scholarship amount offered
  5. You will need to complete any remaining tuition payments, and purchase books and supplies.

Contributing to the Scholarship Fund

The easiest way to donate to the Scholarship Fund is to use Amazon's new "Smile" program. You simply designate in your own account that you want all purchase credits to go to Scholars Online. Then just make your Amazon purchaes as you normally do. A percentage of every purchase will be credited to the Scholars Online account to help us defer tuition costs for students with high medical expenses, limited family income, or other family emergencies.

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You can also use the Scholars Online bookstore link to Amazon to make your Amazon purchases. Simply chose your product area from the drop-down menu below and type in a keyword, then click on "Amazon" to begin your purchases. Scholars Online receives a small commission for every item purchased during your current shopping session.

We gratefully accept cash donations to our fund. Please let us know whether you wish to honor a teacher, parent, or student, and we will notify them about the donation you make in their names. We will also send the donor a receipt for tax purposes.

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Scholars Online
P. O. Box 6039
Bellevue, WA 98008

The Necessary Disclosure information

Scholars Online is a nonprofit corporation based in the state of Washington, and designated a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational support organization by the Internal Revenue Service. It is chartered by the Washington State Charities Program to accept donations directly. No third party organizations are authorized to accept funds on behalf of Scholars Online.

For further information on tax-deferred donations made to Scholars Online, you may contact us at accounts@scholarsonline.org or mail us at the address above.


Scholars Online is currently engaged in accreditation evaluation by MSA-CESS for the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses taken from Fall 2009 - Spring 2017 were fully accredited by AdvancED and NWAC. For more information on accreditation, see our Scholars Online Accreditation page.