The SOS program began in 1998 as a complementary tuition awards program for those students identified as, at-risk and for whom a private-school education might be their best opportunity for success. Students that are selected to receive SOS funding face economic, social, and personal circumstances such as: an incarcerated parent, deceased parent, abandonment by a parent and/or the student has been physically abused.
SOS students are the most at-risk for dropping out of school; and if left unassisted, run the risk of following their parent’s path. As a result, the amount of a tuition award that an SOS student receives increases by $500. There are currently 905 students in the CEF database that have one or more SOS characteristics. Your donation will ensure that these students receive the quality education that they deserve.