HSLDA Compassion (formerly, the Home School Foundation)

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) was founded in 1983, with the aim to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children.

Later on, HSLDA founded the Home School Foundation, now called HSLDA Compassion, designed to offer help to low-income families with their homeschooling-related needs.

The organization has realized how important homeschooling is and that people have a lot of expenses that cannot be covered, so they decided to provide financial support.

If you are homeschooling and struggling financially, you are encouraged to apply for it.

Full Description

The money received from the fund may be used for curriculum, school materials, homeschool course/class tuition, co-op fees, school-related technology, special needs testing or therapies, and other education-related fees.

Every year, Compassion sends well over half a million dollars in financial assistance for schoolbooks and supplies to individual families.

Who's eligible?

If you are eager to apply for this scholarship, verify that your family will be eligible by seeing if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must have actively homeschooled for at least three months prior to applying;
  • Your homeschool must be parent-directed (as opposed to a daily drop-off co-op) and privately-funded (as opposed to online public school).
  • At least one of your homeschooled children must be between 6 and 19 years old;
  • You must have legal custody of the children you are homeschooling;
  • You must be able to show significant financial need.
  • be able to provide two local character references who are not related to you, your spouse, or your children by birth, marriage, or adoption.

In case you have already received this grant and you want to reapply, additional requirements are:

  • You have to send in your signed statement and receipts documenting how your prior grant money was spent;
  • You have to be a member of HSLDA;
  • And you must have waited a year since your last application.

How to Apply

The Curriculum Grant application is available year-round and takes an average of two months from when you submit your application to when you would receive funding.

Visit the scholarship provider’s official website if you would like to apply for a Curriculum Grant.

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