Scholarship Information

PAC is committed to making the cooperative preschool experience available to those not otherwise able to afford it.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship you should speak with your preschool treasurer when registration is complete. The treasurer will keep your request confidential and will be able give you a scholarship application and information.

The majority of scholarships are provided through PAC but your treasurer would also know whether your co-op has additional scholarship money available to help families in need.

Scholarship Timing

Scholarships are awarded quarterly so if your need continues you should apply for scholarship assistance again in the next quarter. Your treasurer will know the deadline for scholarship applications in each quarter.

If your co-op has an in-house scholarship fund it may provide further financial assistance or assistance to families who require help before the next PAC scholarship quarter begins.

What do Scholarships Pay?

Through the PAC Scholarship Fund qualifying families may receive up to 75% of their co-op tuition costs. The percentage funded changes each year based on supply and demand. The Scholarship Committee works with parent educators to fairly parcel out what is available. Each year, around 80 families, or 10% of our co-op population, are helped in this way. 100% of the money raised for the scholarship fund goes to tuition assistance.

How Scholarships Are Funded

The scholarship fund is maintained by contributions from all the co-op preschool classes with each class participating in fundraising activities to contribute $35** per child enrolled as of January 31 for the following year's scholarships. PAC expects these contributions to come from the class fundraising activities, not tuition, so that tuition rates can stay as affordable as possible. Fundraising ideas are shared to help co-ops are meet or exceed this contribution without placing an additional financial burden on co-op families.

**Amount as of Summer, 2016.

The PAC Fundraising Committee also organizes fundraising events, applies for grants, and seeks tax deductible donations to obtain additional funding so that our classes can be available to low income families in need of the valuable early childhood and parent education & support that we provide. Donations are always welcomed.



Support the Scholarship Fund

Who to contact:

First, speak with your co-op treasurer.

For further help, call the program office at 206-934-4571 or e-mail the program coordinator.