Apply to the Widows Fund

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for a widow's curriculum scholarship: 1) Your children must be the children of the deceased spouse by birth or adoption. 2) You must have been married to the deceased at the time of his or her death and not remarried. 3) You must currently be homeschooling.

Scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need and the availability of funds. Please note: if you are a widow with special needs children, please contact our offices before downloading and filling out the application.

When Can I Apply?

Be sure you have read the description of the Widows Fund to understand what it offers.

If this is your first time applying to the Widows Fund, you may apply at any time.

The enrollment periods for renewing widows are March/April, and August/September. Applications postmarked after the deadline will be held until the next enrollment period. 

How Do I Apply?

To apply, you can either download the appropriate application and fill it out on your computer, or contact us so we may mail you one. Please email your completed application and all required documentation (as listed on the application) to (If you cannot email your application to us, please see the instructions at the bottom of this page on how to mail it to us.)

To complete the application electronically:

  • First-time applicants to this fund download this application. Renewing applicants, download this application.
  • Read the application directions and provide complete information for each field of the application
  • Save a copy of the completed application to your computer for your record
  • Submit the completed application and all required documentation to the Home School Foundation by email at We encourage you to submit all paperwork at the same time.

Please pay careful attention to the following:

  • DO submit your application and required documentation in no more than four attachments. If your application is more 4 email attachments, please just print all your documentation and mail it instead to the address below
  • DO NOT submit photographs – this is not acceptable documentation
  • DO submit your documents in .PDF or .DOC (or any Word document) formats or scans in .JPG or .GIF formats
  • DO NOT send us download links or zip files
  • DO NOT change the application format
  • DO submit your application using one method – mail or email
If you are unable to complete the paperwork electronically or have any difficulty with any of the DOs and DON’Ts listed above, please print out the application and submit it by mail to:

Home School Foundation
Attn: Applications
PO Box 1152
Purcellville, VA 20134-1152

*** Renewing widows fund applicants, please note that the deadlines for this fund above. Applications must be received electronically by the last day of an enrollment month – or if mailed, must be postmarked no later than this date.

Please direct any questions regarding this application to

H S L D A   M E M B E R S H I P   F O R   W I D O W S 

If you are looking for assistance with your HSLDA membership fee only, fill out the Widows Membership Scholarship Application and follow the instructions above for sending it to us either by e-mail or postal mail.

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