"SFIC opens doors that have no knobs.
You have given my children something
I myself have been unable to do
without your help."
Parent of an SFIC Scholarship Recipient
SFIC provides children in need with the opportunity to receive a high quality, values-based education in a nurturing and safe environment. The Fund provides partial-tuition scholarships to economically disadvantaged children attending private and parochial schools within Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties.
Established in 1983, The
Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) is a non-profit organization
funded by corporations, foundations and individual donors who wish to
invest in the future of economically disadvantaged children living in neighboring
scholarships are based on need without regard to gender, race, religion or ethnic
background. Most recipients are African-American or Hispanic children
attending inner-city schools, and the majority are non-Catholic. These
scholarships are intended to provide them with the tools for independence
and success. The great news is that 100% of SFIC's 2012 seniors graduated and 98% of them went on to pursue higher education. This is no small achievement for a
disadvantaged inner-city child.
The families that have benefited are most appreciative
of the rare opportunity offered to their children. To quote a Newark
program has offered those who have nothing, hope. And, as parents,
we see this hope in our children’s eyes whenever they come
home from school."
the 2012-2013 academc year our scholarship programs provided $2.6 million
in scholarships to 1,960 students.
SFIC has provided over 40,000 scholarships totaling more than $30 million.