Tuition Aid Available in Anaheim

As many as 240 Anaheim elementary schoolchildren from poor families will receive four-year, partial tuition scholarships as part of a new campaign for the Southern California Children's Scholarship Fund.

Newport Beach residents David and Diane Steffy pledged a $400,000 dollar-for-dollar matching grant to launch the fund-raising effort, called the "Anaheim Challenge for Education." The Tiger Woods Foundation pledged $100,000.

Organizers are hoping to raise more than $1.2 million -- money that will help children from low-income families attend private schools. The scholarships, available to Anaheim children in kindergarten to fifth grade, are for four years with a maximum of $1,850 per year.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31 and are available at or by calling (562) 961-9240.

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