Independence Blue Cross (IBX) recently hosted the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) as they surprised thousands of Philadelphia families with the news that their children will receive scholarships for the 2024- 2025 school year. As part of CSFP’s annual Lottery Day celebration, volunteers, corporate partners, and parents gathered at the IBX headquarters to call thousands of families to tell them their children will receive financial support to attend a K-8th grade tuition-based school of their choice. A small group of families were also invited to the event to receive the news in person.
“We’re pleased to host this special event that benefits so many of our region’s children and families. Along with access to high-quality health care, every child deserves a quality education to ensure they have the best possible start in life,” said Lorina Marshall-Blake, vice president of Community Affairs for Independence Blue Cross and a CSFP board member, who joined in the celebration.
New scholarship recipients for the 2024–2025 school year are randomly selected via lottery. The need-based partial scholarships can be used at over 150 diverse private and parochial schools across the Greater Philadelphia region. All CSFP students are receiving scholarships through 8th grade thanks to program updates made during the last lottery cycle as part of the Breaking Barriers Campaign.