​James's Rainbow Preschool Scholarship   2017-2018

The Magic Attic Preschool is honored to offer the James’s Rainbow Preschool Scholarship to one family whose child is enrolled at The Magic Attic Preschool for the 2017-2018 school year.  This scholarship was established by Jim and Catherine Ashe in memory of their son James Julian Ashe.

James was born August 1, 2016 and lived 5 months and 1 beautiful day with his doting family before leaving this earth forever. He was diagnosed with trisomy 18 before birth, and he had a short but heroic fight. His all too brief life was filled with love and family. This scholarship honors him and all other trisomy babies.
Program Details

-Scholarship application deadline is June 1, 2017.

-Scholarship recipient will receive $1000 towards tuition, to be divided equally throughout the nine month 2017-2018 school year. 

-Upon being chosen for scholarship, recipient must complete the registration process at The Magic Attic Preschool and sign a Scholarship Agreement.  This includes completing registration paperwork and submitting the $125 registration fee.

-If any information is found to be falsified on this application or supporting documentation, the scholarship will immediately be revoked and all monies applied towards tuition must be returned to The Magic Attic Preschool for deposit into the James’s Rainbow Preschool Scholarship Fund.

-Scholarship funds will be paid directly to The Magic Attic Preschool.

Eligibility Requirements

-The child must be eligible to attend The Magic Attic Preschool:  The Magic Attic Preschool is a half day preschool for children ages three to five years. The Magic Attic Preschool does not discriminate against any family on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Children with special needs will be accepted provided that teachers and families create a specialized plan that meets everyone’s needs, which may include outside resources to be paid for by the family.

-Recipient family must demonstrate financial and situational need and must provide supporting documentation. Documentation must be presented for all persons contributing to the household family income.  
Application Process

-Complete the James’s Rainbow Preschool Scholarship Application.  You may copy the application below or contact Jen at to have a PDF or hard copy sent to you.

-Submit application and a copy of the each contributing household member’s proof of income by 
June 1, 2017 to:

The Magic Attic Preschool
ATTN: Scholarship
2370 Riceville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

Acceptable proof of income documents include most recent income tax return or 1099, pay stubs or direct deposit statements from previous month, or a signed statement from your employer stating amount and frequency of pay and contact information.

-Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Director and the Scholarship Application Committee.  Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be reviewed by Committee.

-Decisions of the Committee are based upon financial and situational criteria and supporting documentation.

-All information received during the scholarship process will be kept confidential, with applications being presented to the Committee blindly.

-All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by June 13, 2017.

-Recipient must complete registration paperwork, pay the $125 registration fee, sign the Scholarship Agreement, and return by June 30, 2017.  If these are not received by the deadline, the scholarship will be considered null and void and will be given to the next most eligible applicant.
James's Rainbow Preschool Scholarship Application

Date: __________________

Child’s Full Name:  _____________________________________  Birthdate:  __________________

Parent/Guardian Name:  _____________________________________

Address:  ________________________________________________________________________

Phone/s:  _______________________ Email address:  ____________________________________

Employer:  _______________________________________  Monthly income:  _________________

Supervisor:  ______________________________________  Work phone:  ____________________

Parent/Guardian Name:  _____________________________________

Address:  ________________________________________________________________________

Phone/s:  _______________________ Email address:  ____________________________________

Employer:  _______________________________________  Monthly income:  _________________

Supervisor:  ______________________________________  Work phone:  ____________________

Child lives with:  # Adults _________  # Children _________

Total monthly income of all contributing family members: ___________________

Do you or anyone in your household receive additional financial assistance from any of the following?

Unemployment: $______________ Alimony: $_______________ Other: $_________________

Child Support: $_______________ Social Security: $______________

Please explain any special financial circumstances or other situations affecting the family at this time. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please explain how a relationship with The Magic Attic Preschool would benefit your child and family. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I hereby certify that all the information contained in this application is true and correct.  In addition, I have attached proof of income. Scholarship requests will not be considered without appropriate documentation.  Information included with this application will be kept confidential and will be used solely to determine scholarship eligibility.  I understand that any misrepresentation of the information contained in this document does constitute fraud and will, therefore, deem this application null and void.

Signature of Parents/Guardians:

_________________________________________________ Date: __________________

_________________________________________________ Date: __________________