Income-based sch​olarships

RENEWAL FAMILIES: You may now apply for the 2015-16 school year.

If your child received an income-based Step Up scholarship for the current 2014-15 school year, click here to apply for the 2015-16 school year. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (giving priority to renewal families) and the deadline to complete the online application AND submit all required documentation is April 30, 2015, so please apply early.

NEW FAMILIES will be able to apply in spring 2015.  Please continue to visit our site for more details. We also encourage you to sign up for our income-based interest list by clicking here, so you may receive notifications regarding the application season.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year for the income-based scholarship.

Special needs scholarships 

Florida has created a new Personal Learning Scholarship Account to help parents individualize the educational plans for their children with special needs. 

Click here to apply now for the August 2014 school year.

If you are interested in applying for a Personal Learning Scholarship Account-PLSA (special needs scholarship) for the August 2015 school year, please click here to sign up for the PLSA August 2015 interest list to stay informed.

News and Events

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  • Oct 21, 2014 How I learned not to hate school
    A scholarship graduate shares her story in the Wall Street Journal. Read here.

  • Oct 8, 2014 Tax credit scholarship levels learning fields
    The Rev. H.K. Matthews supports scholarships for low-income students. Read here.

  • Oct 8, 2014 PLSA scholarships a lifeline
    Parents are excited about the new scholarship for students with special needs. Read here.

  • Sep 29, 2014 Scholarship parents speak up about the program
    Parents don't want the scholarships to be taken away. Read here.

  • Sep 22, 2014 A scholarship student shares his story about homelessness
    Lynden Simmons journeyed from homelessness to the honor roll. Read here

  • Sep 3, 2014 A Duval County School Board member praises the scholarship program. Jason Fischer says many different learning options are needed. Read here.

  • Sep 3, 2014 Indian River School Board member supports choice
    Dale Simchick says lawsuit an attack on poor children. Read here.