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. We will begin accepting applications in November 2014 for all interested families.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year, but we are getting ready for 2015-16 and you should be, too.
Renewal families: If your child is currently receiving the income-based scholarship for the August 2014 school year, you can start applying for the August 2015 school year in October 2014. And new this year, renewal families must submit their application and required documents by April 30, 2015. Renewal applications will not be accepted after this date.
New families: If your child is not currently receiving the income-based scholarship but you are interested in applying for the August 2015 school year, please click here to sign up for the 2015-16 income-based scholarship interest list. We will begin accepting applications for new families interested in the income-based scholarship in spring 2015. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
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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 sholarship 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.
Aug 28, 2014 Scholarshp Provides Path to Private Schools
Fox 13 profiles a student recieving a scholarship to attend an elite private school in St. Petersburg, FL. Watch here.
Aug 21, 2014 Scholarship Assistance Program Helps
Fox 13 profiles a family recieving the new PLSA scholarship. Watch here.