Scholarship Information

Sonlight offers college scholarships

Sonlight's goal is to provide the best Christian homeschool curriculum materials and service. We are privileged to offer scholarships for homeschoolers entering college or a university. Eligibility for college scholarships is one of the many SonlightCares benefits.

Click here to meet our 2017 winners.

The Sonlight Curriculum Foundation is accepting applications for college scholarships to be awarded in 2018.

Now is the time to apply for your Scholarship for college classes beginning the Fall of 2018.

Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.'s charitable foundation is sponsoring a competition for thirteen scholarships: one $5,000/year, four $2,500/year, and eight $1,000/year four-year scholarships for students who intend to begin college in the Fall of 2018.

To be eligible for a scholarship award for students beginning college in 2018, we will require candidates to have purchased and used five (5) full Sonlight Curriculum History / Bible / Literature programs (may include All-Subjects packages or, from previous years, Core, CorePlus, CoreUltra, "Basic," "First-Time" or Newcomer packages), all purchased in 2000 or later.

We encourage you to contact us in September or after to verify eligibility, as this may save you considerable time and avoid unnecessary aggravation. You may either send an email to scholarship@sonlight.com or call 303-730-6292 and ask for the scholarship coordinator.

We offer scholarships based on two different sets of criteria

(Green or Blue) You may apply to meet either set, but not both.

1. Green Criteria: We award up to four scholarships where creativity, mission mindedness, acts of kindness, and other factors count more highly than academics. Two $2,500/year and two $1,000/year four-year scholarships may be awarded in this category based upon the following weighted criteria, in order of the greater weight to the lesser weight:

  • creativity, mission mindedness, or acts of kindness
  • spiritual mindedness
  • leadership
  • academic performance
  • heart for learning
  • activities and interests

2. Blue Criteria: We will award up to nine scholarships in which academics are the greatest weight in our selection. For at least two of these scholarships, we will give added weight to applications from applicants with math or science backgrounds. One $5,000/year, two $2,500/year, and six $1,000/year four-year scholarships may be awarded in this category based upon the following weighted criteria, in order of the greater weight to the lesser weight:

  • academic performance
  • spiritual mindedness
  • leadership
  • creativity, mission mindedness, or acts of kindness
  • heart for learning
  • activities and interests

All Scholarship applications for students beginning classes in the Fall of 2018 must be submitted by December 1, 2017. We will accept and review all applications postmarked or received by email December 1, 2017 and before.

The scholarship committee will review all applications, decide on qualifications and merit, and inform the winner(s) no later than February 15, 2018.

Please read our evaluation criteria to determine your eligibility and then use our application to apply!

Scholarship Evaluation & Application Forms

Please follow these instructions to be considered for a Sonlight Curriculum Scholarship:

  1. You can save the application form onto your computer, fill it out electronically, and return it to the email address provided on the form, or
  2. You can print the application form, fill it out by hand, and mail it to the postal address provided on the form.