The Arianna and Alissa Nelson Scholarship provides need-based scholarships to encourage current FCS families to enroll their younger siblings in our preschool program in order to provide an early foundation in quality Christian education.  This Scholarship Fund was established by a private donor with the expressed wish “to honor and support the accomplishments in Christian education achieved by Fredericksburg Christian Schools.”

Three separate scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to three students each school year for a total annual scholarship amount of $3,000.


  1. Prospective student must be a sibling of a current K5-12th grade FCS student.
  2. An online application must be submitted for admission to the five day 3 year old pre-kindergarten or 4 year old pre-kindergarten program. Priority will be placed on helping three separate families. However, up to two applicants from the same family (for the 3 and/or 4 year old program) may be considered, if determined to be qualified by the Financial Assistance Committee.  If there are limited requests and/or limited qualified applicants for a scholarship at the 3 or 4 year old level, then a scholarship may go to a current FCS family or a new FCS family needing assistance with a child at the kindergarten or first grade level.
  3. Student must be evaluated and accepted into the program.


  1. Interested families will do the following:
    1. Complete the online Financial Assistance application through FACTS Grant and Aid.  Details can be found on the FCS Financial Aid Information Sheet.
    2. Submit a letter to the Financial Assistance Committee stating their reasons for seeking the scholarship.
  2. The Financial Assistance Committee will review the applications and award the scholarships.
  3. Families awarded the scholarship will be notified by mail.
  4. Families receiving the scholarship will provide an acknowledgement letter to the Business Office within 14 days of receiving notice of their award.  This letter will be forwarded to the scholarship sponsor.
  5. Students awarded the scholarship must attend FCS for the entire school year.
    1. If a student withdraws prior to the end of the school year, the scholarship will be prorated based on the number of months attended. The remaining unused scholarship funds will be rolled forward to the subsequent year as an additional scholarship distribution on behalf of a 4th qualified student.

Fredericksburg Christian School Business Office
9400 Thornton Rolling Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: (540) 373-5355

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