Equity For All Fund Q & A


Q.  Who can apply to the Equity For All Fund?

A.   The Equity For All Fund* will now accept applications from high school students (grades 9-12), from EdCo’s partner schools, who meet the financial eligibility requirements.**  Oishei and Cullen student scholars are also eligible.

**Students who meet financial eligibility requirements will receive a letter of invitation from their school.  If you believe you should have received a letter, but have not, please speak to your school DEI Coordinator.

Q.  How do I apply?

A.  Students and/or their families can go to https://www.edcowny.org/equity-for-all-fund to learn more about the program.

Q.  How does the program work?

  • Students, their parents or guardians can apply for funds to help cover the cost of fees, dues and other charges that fall outside the cost of tuition.
  • Applicants will provide specifics of each item and its cost. Invoices can be scanned and included with the application. 
  • A committee of EdCo staff members, school representatives and community members will review applications on a rolling basis.
  • Applications will have a $500 limit per student.
  • Approved Funds will be sent directly to schools on behalf of the student. 

Q.  What types of items will the Equity For All Fund cover?

Access to Food (breakfast & lunch)                  Transportation to and from school

Sports Fees                                                          Electives not covered by tuition

Activity Fees                                                         Field trips

Technology Fees                                                 Tickets to School Dances 

Books and Supplies                                             Exam Fees

Q.  When is my application Due?                                                                 

A.  There are two application rounds for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.  At the end of the round, applications are evaluated and, if approved, funds will be dispersed to the recipients’ schools.   

If you have questions, please contact Ginny Wallace at gwallace@edcowny.org

* The Equity For All Fund provides needs based funding to support as many students as possible.  Once the fund is exhausted, applications will close until additional funding is available.