2022-2023 Tutoring Scholarship Program

Funding for this program is provided by Community Literacy Lab (CLL). A charitable organization, Community Literacy Lab, was established in Sumter, South Carolina. The focus of Community Literacy Lab is to offer high-quality, flexible, and personalized educational experiences for each student and professional.

Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2022. If scholarships remain after the application deadline, Community Literacy Lab will extend the submission period and continue to accept and review applications until all scholarships are awarded.

Program Details

Community Literacy Lab will award 80 Pre-K through 12th grade students with full and part scholarships to cover online tutorial hours (each valued between $200-$500) for the 2022/2023 School Year. $20,000 funds are allocated for the 2022/2023 school year.  

Students will work one-on-one or in a small group with an experienced educator who will implement virtual tutoring sessions. Subjects range from Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies using standards that have not yet been mastered. The scholarship can also be used for English as a Second Language, Spanish, or Study Skills.

Sessions will be most beneficial to students needing remediation after COVID-19 school closures and remote school learning and those who often find it challenging to grasp concepts in a larger group setting. The application deadline is July 1, 2022, and scholarship recipients will be notified of their award by July 15, 2022. Time frames may be extended if all scholarships are not awarded by the deadline.

Eligibility Criteria (Pre-K through 12th grade)

  • The student must be a student for at least 10 hours during the 2021/2022 school year to be considered for a full scholarship.

  • Your child must have access to a working computer, laptop, or tablet with a reliable high-speed internet connection.

  • An adult must be accessible to assist the student as needed during the tutorial sessions. There must be a quiet location free from distractions with adequate seating and a table/desk for workspace during tutorial sessions.

  • Part-time scholarship winners must pay a one-time non-refundable lab fee of $100. The fee may be in two paid in installments.

  • The student must attend at least one (30 minutes) virtual session each week during the 2022/2023 school year to exclude school breaks and family vacations.

  • A scholarship can be revoked If a student misses more than two sessions in a row or more than three sessions for the school year without contacting the teacher.

  • If a student is selected as a scholarship recipient, students must complete the assigned virtual DreamBox assignment each week by Sunday 9:00 pm EST. If a student misses more than two assignments in a row or more than three assignments without contacting his or her tutor the scholarship can be revoked.

Application Instructions

If eligible, complete the I. Applicant Information, II. Student Questionnaire, and III. Student Portfolio in its entirety. The application must be received via email at learn@literacylab.net  with all areas completed with your child to be considered for a scholarship. The timeline for submissions will only be extended if scholarships remain.

1. Download Form

2. Complete

3. Submit form and assignments to learn@literacylab.net