Here are answers to questions frequently asked by Louisiana parents.

General Questions

  • How many students do you serve?

    Since 2010, we’ve awarded scholarships to more than 10,000 scholarships in Georgia and Louisiana. In 2019-20, more than 1,600 students received scholarships to attend the school of their parents choice.

  • Where does Arete Scholars operate?

    We currently provide private K-12 scholarships to lower income students in Georgia and Louisiana. In Georgia, Arete operates under the Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Program. In Louisiana, we operate under the state’s Tuition Donation Credit Program (TDC).

  • How are your scholarships funded?

    Arete scholarships are funded primarily from donations by corporations and philanthropic partners. Depending upon the state, donors may receive a 95-100% state tax credit for their contribution. The full donation amount may also be eligible for a charitable federal tax deduction. 

  • Who is eligible to receive a scholarship?

    The specific guidelines vary by state but, in general, students must be transferring from local public to private schools AND must meet the income guidelines for the federal free and reduced lunch program. Check state-specific guidelines for details.

  • When do you accept new applications?

    We generally open applications in February or March for the following school year. New applications are accepted only if funds are available for new scholarships. There is a $35 processing fee for completing an application. 

  • Is there a scholarship application fee?

    Yes. Families must pay a $35 application and processing fee for each applicant. The fee is paid directly to our third-party application processor, and Arete does not profit a penny.

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