BCJA currently does not provide scholarships, however listed below are some options families may look into. Parents may also seek assistance from their faith community, friends and family members to secure funding for tuition.
Tax Credit Scholarships
The Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship program allows individuals and corporations to receive a tax credit for donations to Georgia Student Scholarship Organizations (SSOs). SSOs use the donations to grant scholarships to public school students to attend the qualified private school of their parent’s choice. Created in 2008, the program has helped thousands of students attend the school of their choice.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must:
- Be a resident of Georgia
- Be enrolled in a Georgia public school or be eligible to enroll in a qualified first grade, kindergarten, or pre-kindergarten program.
- Some SSOs have additional eligibility requirements.
- For more information from the Georgia Department of Education Tax Credit Program, click here.
AAA and Arete Scholars Fund
AAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA) and Arete Scholars Fund are two separate private non-profit, 501(c)(3), approved Student Scholarship Organizations operating in the state of Georgia. Both programs award Private School Tax Credit Scholarships to eligible students entering Pre-K through High School to help them attend an eligible private school of their choice. Currently BCJA have enrolled students who are supported by both scholarships. Georgia law limits the amount of tax credits available for donations to organizations like AAA and Arete.
AAA Scholarship will be sending current families renewal applications for 2017-2018 on February 15th. Currently, there is no funding for new applicants to apply. For additional information on AAA Scholarship click here
Arete Scholarship Fund opened their 2017-2018 application period for returning families on January 23rd. On February 6th, new families will will be able to apply. For additional information on Arete Scholarship click here. UPDATE: as of 10:00am on the 6th Arete received over 400 applications submitted and are no longer accepting new applications.
Special Needs Scholarship
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a school choice program available for special needs students attending Georgia public and eligible participating private schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Families awarded the GSNS who are interested in applying to BCJA must first contact our Registrar at 404-333-0602. An interview, review of the student’s IEP and onsite placement assessment must take place prior to acceptance. It is our goal to provide each child, regardless of ability, with the best possible experience. To learn about Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarship click here.
Berean Church Scholarship
Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church has established a scholarship for congregation members. Please see attached for application and call our Accountant at 404-333-0603 for more information.