Scholarship Applications

A scholarship application may be downloaded below or picked up at the school office. They are due back no later than April 15th for consideration. All applications must include the previous year’s tax return and the current “Free and Reduced Lunch” application as required by the state of Arizona to establish financial need.

The Orme Primavera Board of Directors meets after April 15th to discuss the merit of the applications. Families are informed about the amount of scholarships awarded no later than June 1st.

It is our heartfelt desire to assist deserving students in receiving an exceptional education at Primavera School. Private donations for the purpose of scholarship assistance are gratefully accepted throughout the year. That money is added to the money from the Orme Primavera Schools Foundation tax credit money and will be distributed in full to deserving scholarship students. Currently, over 60% of Primavera elementary students receive partial tuition assistance.

You should also be aware that other student tuition organizations in the state of Arizona will award private school scholarships to Primavera students who apply to their organization.  You will want to apply for multiple scholarships to cover all or most of the Primavera School tuition every year.  Here are the links to other scholarship foundations for which you may be eligible.

Arizona School Choice Trust

Institute for Better Education (IBE)

Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund

Arizona Education Scholarship Foundation

Arizona Community Foundation

AAA Scholarship Foundation

Arizona Leadership Foundation

Arizona Scholarship Fund

Arizona Tuition Connection


Because of the money generated each tax year by the Arizona Private School Tax Credit, the Orme Primavera Schools Foundation has money to distribute in the form of scholarships to families who need assistance in sending their Kindergarten through 6th grade students to Primavera.

The money is used to sustain current families and to attract new students to our school. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis, so families must re-apply each spring for the following school year. The criteria for awarding scholarships include merit, financial need, family circumstances, number of children in the family, and availability of openings.

In accordance with state law, the Orme Primavera Schools Foundation was incorporated in 1999 to accept tax credit donations from Arizona taxpayers who wanted to support students at the Orme School and at Primavera School.

These two private schools joined together in the forming of the Orme Primavera Schools Foundation which is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit corporation existing solely for the purpose of distributing the tax credit donations to deserving students at these two private schools.

A School Tuition Organization cannot award, restrict, or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent. Orme Primavera Schools Foundation does not accept recommendations.

You can check the web site at for additional information.

For 2017, a married couple filing jointly may give up to $1,092 annually and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit from the State of Arizona. Single taxpayers may give up to $546. Contributions received by December 31st of the tax year will receive the tax credit from the state and a federal tax deduction for the current year. Donors may also elect to make their donation for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit by April 15th, the state’s allowable extension period. After making the maximum allowable donation for an original tax credit, a married couple filing jointly may give an additional “Plus/Switcher” tax credit of $1,085, and single taxpayers may give an additional $543 for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit.