Every year the SEP asks the school to offer 5% of our income in the form of scholarships to families that require support. At JFK the amount offered usually exceeds this 5% as we strive to help and provide support to families who are most needed.
There is a formal procedure that must be followed in order to receive a scholarship and those procedures are attached to this letter.
As a non-profit school, and especially in the difficult times we find ourselves in this year, we take our responsibility very seriously to ensure that scholarship funds are provided to those most in need of this support.
It is important to note that the "SEP Scholarships" are funded by the school and not by the SEP. The money offered in the scholarships is the money that all families pay for tuition. Although the school is delighted to provide this service, and even exceeds its obligations, it is important to remember that it is a substantial sum of money that is not available for other purposes at the school.
Therefore, we ask that each family carefully consider their application for a scholarship and analyze their true needs. As a community we must work together to ensure that our money can be distributed to those families who really need this support and help them in these difficult times... Read full story