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The State of Arizona is unique in that it offers scholarships to Arizona Christian Schools. There are two different options when it come to scholarships for private schools. You can choose to apply for ESA or STOs. The differences between he two are outlined below.

Empowerment Scholarship (ESA)

ESA is an exclusive scholarship and cannot be combined with any other scholarship. For the 23-24 year, you will be required to choose ESA or STOs for the entirety of the year. You will not be permitted to switch between the two.

ESA typically awards between 75%-100% of TBA's tuition depending on a student's grade level.

ACSTO has created a very helpful guide for you as parents to know what ESA is, how it compares to STOs, and how you can take advantage of it as an Arizona resident. This guide is linked below.

School Tuition Organizations (STOs)

Arizona taxpayers have the opportunity to designate their state tax dollars to go towards Christian schools. This is a wonderful opportunity to allow your tax dollars to further the next generation through Christian education. Most of our current students have received funds through the following scholarship organizations.

Arizona Christian 
Scholarship Tuition
Organization (ACSTO)

Application opens February 3rd

Application Deadlines;
July 15th

October 15th

January 31st

March 31st



Institute for 
Better Education​ (IBE)

Application opens February 1st

Application Deadlines:

Before the 1st of each month.



School Choice Arizona

Application opens March 1st

Application Deadlines;
May 15th

June 30th

September 30th

December 31st

February 28th



Arizona Leadership
Foundation (ALF)


Application Period:​

April 18th-June 15th




TOPS for Kids

Application opens May 1st


Application Deadlines;
July 15th

October 15th

January 15th

April 1st



AAA Scholarship Foundation


Application Period:​

Currently closed for the 2023-2024 school year.



**STOs listed above can be used in combination with each other.

Click on the button below for Printable STO Application Dates and corresponding links.

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