New Hope Scholarship Application Due Date: March 1
Please complete this form and email (1) 2018 W2 and 1040 and (2) confirmation that you have applied for financial aid at your child's school to documents@newhopememphis.org.

Please keep in mind that if you do not meet your child's current school's financial aid deadlines, there will be financial penalties. This online application, tax documents (1040 and W2) and confirmation of financial aid completion are due to the New Hope Alumni and Scholarship Office by MARCH 1.

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Student First and Last Name: *
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What school does this student plan to attend for 2019-2020? *
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Updating your Contact Information and Mother/Father Educational History: *
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If there are corrections to contact information, please type those here and specify the change (example: mother's cell number):
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Does the applicant have siblings at New Hope? *
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If you answered yes, please list name(s) and grade(s).
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As a part of the 2019-2020 New Hope Scholarship Application, all applicants must apply for financial aid through the current school and submit confirmation of this to documents@newhopememphis.org. *
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The New Hope Scholarship program is a partnership among families, independent schools and New Hope Christian Academy. *
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Household Income Reporting *
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THE NEW HOPE SCHOLARSHIP *
New Hope Christian Academy has a very unique tuition scholarship program. Since 1996, students have had the opportunity to be supported financially by the New Hope Scholarship from the time they enter Kindergarten (and now Pre-Kindergarten) until the time they graduate from an independent High School in the Memphis area. As long as students and parents meet the scholarship requirements and as long as we are blessed with the funds to provide scholarships, New Hope Christian Academy will continue to provide financial assistance for a portion of tuition. Very Important: The New Hope Scholarship does not cover books, lunch, uniforms, extra-curricular expenses such as athletic fees, camps, performing arts, field trips, class trips, or any other fees. All school fees are the parents' responsibility in addition to the parent portion of tuition. If awarded, the New Hope Scholarship is paid in two installments during the academic year: the first installment is paid in September, and the second installment is paid in January. Eligibility for the Scholarship is determined and reviewed on a year-by-year basis; however, New Hope Christian Academy reserves the right to withhold a Scholarship at any time. If a student withdraws, is suspended, is expelled or is otherwise dismissed or not asked to return during the first semester, the second installment of the Scholarship will not be paid. If a student withdraws, is suspended, is expelled or is otherwise dismissed or not asked to return at any point during the school year, any reimbursement available through Tuition Refund Insurance will be requested by New Hope Christian Academy and the student will no longer be eligible for funding through the New Hope Scholarship. If the New Hope Scholarship requirements have not been met either by the student or by the parent, the student will not be able to receive a Scholarship in the future.
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THE NEW HOPE SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT REQUIREMENTS *
1) ATTENDANCE: Attend school at least 90% of the required days. 2) ACADEMICS: Maintain the following Grade Point Average - Current 7th and 8th graders must maintain at least a 2.0 overall average in core academic subjects* on a 4.0 scale and pass Math and English for the year. (*Core academic subjects include Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Religion, and Foreign Language.) Current 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA according to their official high school transcript and pass Math and English for the year. A student must be in good academic standing with the school, advance to the next grade each year, and pass Math or English for the current school year. Summer school is not determined a part of "the current school year." 3) BEHAVIOR: Maintain good behavioral standing/conduct with the school, including abiding by appropriate use of technology.
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THE NEW HOPE SCHOLARSHIP PARENT REQUIREMENTS *
1) FINANCES: Meet all deadlines (tuition payments, financial aid paperwork including any school financial aid applications and any on-line applications such as SSS, FACTS, FAST, etc., MOST Scholarship paperwork if applicable), have no outstanding debts to New Hope Christian Academy or to current school at the end of each school year, and be responsible for fees and expenses knowing that New Hope assists with a portion of tuition only. 2) SCHOOL POLICIES: Adhere to all school policies and procedures and attend mandatory school meetings and conferences.
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TSSAA AND VARSITY SPORTS *
The New Hope Scholarship has always assisted with a portion of tuition only. The scholarship amount is calculated by subtracting three other potential sources of support from tuition: school financial aid award (the financial aid award determined by your current school), the MOST Scholarship (a need-based scholarship for eligible middle/high school students), and the parent's portion of tuition (as determined by New Hope). The remaining balance is the "New Hope Scholarship." In recent years, many New Hope graduates have begun to play high school varsity sports. As a result, we have learned how the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) guidelines can impact the New Hope Scholarship and possibly your parent portion of tuition. Most Memphis Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) use a third party company, like SSS, FACTS, FAST, etc. to process families' tax returns and determine financial aid based on need. Using your tax information and the information you provide on the on-line application, these companies calculate what your family can contribute toward your child's education. To be TSSAA compliant, schools will use what the third party company determines to calculate a family's contribution. At times, this amount may differ from the portion determined by New Hope. In this case, you have two choices: 1) Parents can pay the amount determined by New Hope, and your student would NOT be eligible to play a TSSAA varsity sport, or 2) parents can pay the amount determined by the third party company making your student eligible to play a TSSAA varsity sport.
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NEW HOPE SCHOLARSHIP TRANSFER POLICY *
Students are eligible to apply to receive funding through the New Hope Scholarship if (a) all New Hope Scholarship requirements have been met at the end of 6th grade and (b) a student has been accepted and plans to attend an independent school for 7th grade. New Hope Scholarship funding will not be available for middle or high school students who choose to attend a public school for 7th grade. Consistency is important to a child's well-being. Therefore, New Hope Christian Academy discourages changing schools between 7th and 12th grade. However, if it is determined by a family that the middle school placement was not in the best interest of a student, a student may be eligible to transfer the New Hope Scholarship UPON COMPLETION OF 8TH GRADE from one independent school to another if all scholarship requirements were met by both student and parent for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Therefore, it is possible for a student to attend independent school "A" for 7th and 8th grade and then transfer to independent school "B" for 9th through 12th grade, but it is ONLY possible to transfer when a student enters 9th grade. A detailed explanation - in writing - of the reason for pursuing a transfer is required as a part of this process. This written request can be addressed to The New Hope Alumni and Scholarship Office and must be submitted by March 1. Decisions on transfer approval will be made on a case-by-case basis. Families should keep in mind that the admission process at most independent schools starts in the fall. It is expected that families wishing to transfer for 9th grade go through the entire admission process and abide by ALL ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL DEADLINES. This includes attending Open House, registering and paying for any necessary entrance tests, applying for financial aid, filling out New Hope Scholarship paperwork, and adhering to any financial obligations at the student's current school.
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SIGNATURE OF PARENT *
I understand the requirements of the New Hope Scholarship, TSSAA Guidelines as they relate to my parent portion of tuition and varsity level sports, and the New Hope Transfer Policy. If awarded the New Hope Scholarship, I agree to uphold my part of the responsibilities listed above to the best of my ability. I also understand that if these requirements are not met, the New Hope Scholarship can be revoked. I certify that ALL of the financial information submitted to New Hope Christian Academy, third party financial aid company (FACTS, SSS, FAST), and/or to my current middle/high school is true and correct and that all income is reported. I understand that this information is being given for the purpose of the New Hope Scholarship program, and that deliberate misrepresentation of the information may subject me to prosecution under applicable State and Federal laws as well as revocation of the Scholarship. In place of your signature, type your full legal name.
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SIGNATURE OF STUDENT *
I understand the requirements of the New Hope Scholarship, TSSAA Guidelines as they relate to varsity level sports, and the New Hope Transfer Policy. If awarded the New Hope Scholarship, I agree to uphold my part of the responsibilities listed above to the best of my ability. I also understand that if these requirements are not met, the New Hope Scholarship can be revoked. In place of your signature, type your full legal name.
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