Our Mission

Renaissance Scholarships provides high quality education opportunities to low income students by partnering with the most academically rigorous, private K5-12 schools in the state of Alabama through a scholarship granting program.

Who We Are

Renaissance Scholarships, Inc. (RSI) is a Scholarship Granting Organization established under the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013. RSI provides scholarship aid to students with financial needs so that they may access educationally rigorous K-12 schools. RSI works with 10 partner schools across the state providing scholarship aid once a student has been admitted to a partner school.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, RSI is supported by donors who receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit. Individuals may donate 100% of their state tax liability up to $100,000 Corporations may donate 100% of their tax liability with no maximum limit.

RSI has provided $2.25 Million dollars in scholarships to 123 students since 2018. Sixteen Renaissance Scholars have graduated from high school. All have gone onto competitive colleges and services programs such as Brandeis University, Clemson University, University of Notre Dame, Berea College, UAB and Bridges for Peace in Israel. Our scholars have changed the trajectory of their lives thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Scholarship Renewal

Learn how to apply for a Renaissance Scholarship.

We Are Here To Help

Parents: Access better learning opportunities for children.

Parents

Access better learning opportunities for children.

Schools: Attract and retain highly qualified students who need financial assistance with tuition.

Schools

Attract and retain highly qualified students who need financial assistance with tuition.

Donors: provide opportunities for children while receiving a state income tax credit for their contribution.

Donate

Provide opportunities for children while receiving a state income tax credit for their contribution.

Donate Today

Learn how to donate to Renaissance Scholarships and change a child’s future.

What To Expect

Once your child has been admitted or asked to return to one of our partner schools, you will be able to complete a Scholarship Application. Some helpful dates to keep in mind:

  • June 1, 2022 – First time applicants zoned to a failing school and with complete and qualifying applications will be awarded as funds remain.
  • August 1, 2022 – First time applicants with completed applications who are not currently zoned to a failing school will be notified of their award status.

Beyond the above dates, applications will be considered on a first completed, first served basis and in accordance with the regulations of the Alabama Accountability Act.

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