About Herzog Tomorrow Foundation

Expanding Access to Quality Schooling

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Building Missouri’s future–one scholarship and student at a time.

Each student has unique needs. Sometimes those needs fall outside the range of public school offerings. Many families looking for alternatives don’t have the funds to attend school that truly works for their child. At Herzog Tomorrow Foundation, we strive to connect families to high-standard education that meets their child’s needs, regardless of cost, through our MOScholars program.

The Herzog Tomorrow Foundation is an Educational Assistance Organization (EAO) under MOScholars that provides the most comprehensive statewide scholarship support for private schools and the families they serve. Our charitable supporters, robust network, and personalized service help us make the greatest impact on Missouri families with private school tuition scholarships.

Our Mission

Our mission is to benefit Missouri and our network of parents, schools, and supporters, through our scholarship program that will allow the next generation to flourish.

Our Program Changes Lives Thanks To…


Each dollar you contribute is an appreciated gift that goes straight to scholarship money for students in Missouri.


We partner with our schools to raise awareness about the program, increase accessibility for potential students, and connect with our supporters.


Our dedicated parents seek better opportunities for their students by applying for our scholarship program.

Our History

Herzog Tomorrow Foundation was created in 2022 as an Educational Assistance Organization (EAO) for the MOScholars program to meet the ever-increasing need for quality education in Missouri. Our goal is to impact as many lives as possible through education for years to come!

About MOScholars, Missouri's K-12 Scholarship Program

In 2021, the State of Missouri passed a program known as MOScholars, an initiative designed to award scholarships to students from low-income households or with individualized education plans (IEPs). It provides dollar-for-dollar tax credits in exchange for contributions to approved Educational Assistance Organizations (EAOs), such as the Herzog Tomorrow Foundation.

While families can choose from various EAOs, the Herzog Tomorrow Foundation has the most comprehensive network with schools throughout the state for robust opportunities for students.

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Our Impact

The Impact of the Herzog Tomorrow Foundation

$6.7 Million

in scholarships awarded to fund private school tuition for students around the state.


students in Missouri served with our tuition assistance since 2022.


partnerships with schools for the most statewide scholarship program available.

Why This Mission Inspires Us


Better Education

With our scholarship program, students and families have options to high-standard schooling. Better education means increased opportunity and improved well-being for our students.


Better Community

We work with supporters, schools, and students for a more interconnected and educated community.


Better Tomorrow

The students of today will grow into the leaders of tomorrow–in business, government, community, and family. By providing education that enriches, we work toward a better tomorrow for the state of Missouri.

Meet Chris, Josh, and Mayela

Chris Vas

Scholarship Director

History Buff Pizza Fanatic Sports Fan

Chris grew up in the Chicagoland area and went on to receive a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. His favorite subject in school was history. When Chris isn’t helping administer the MOScholars program, he enjoys trying new restaurants and bars. Chris lives in Kansas City along with his fiancé.

Josh Hurlbert

Scholarship Coordinator

Family Man Nerd Sports Fanatic

Josh grew up in Smithville, MO, and went on to receive a Bachelor of History and Geography from Park University. His favorite subject in school was anything but art. When Josh isn’t working with parents and schools to issue scholarships, he enjoys generally anything nerdy or Kansas City sports-related. Josh lives in Smithville with his wife and four kids.

Mayela Esser

Development Coordinator

At-Home Chef Kansas Citian Mom

Mayela grew up in Kansas City and went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics from Park University. Her favorite subject in school was math. When Mayela isn’t working with supporters to provide students with scholarships, she enjoys cooking for family and friends. Mayela lives in Kansas City with her husband and three sons.

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Stories from Our Students

"I just wanted to thank you again for your foundation! Lena is flourishing at Northland Christian and The Herzog Tomorrow Foundation played a huge role in that! We are truly blessed."

Nicki P.

Kansas City

"Wow, you have no idea the weight that has been lifted from me hearing this. Thank you so much, God bless The Herzog Tomorrow Foundation."

Michael P

St. Joseph

"Thank you so very much for letting us know! I'm in tears! We honestly didn't know how we were going to afford to send our boys, but we knew it was the right decision for them and for our family. This is such a huge blessing for us, and for others as well! Thank you so much to you and your organization for being a part of this!!!"

Kelley M.

St. Joseph

"I wanted to make sure and send a personal THANK YOU for this scholarship. We are incredibly grateful for it and it means the world to our family. Please pass on our thanks to anyone who had a part in making this scholarship happen for us. Every day, it becomes more and more important for us to keep our kids at this precious school; this scholarship eases the burden and allows us to do so. We are SO grateful! Thank you so much and God bless you as you continue to bless other families!"

Jeni-Ezra’s Mom

Kansas City