Income-based sch​olarships

NEW FAMILIES: You may now apply for a scholarship for the 2015-16 school year. Please note: FTC scholarships for new students are limited as we anticipate a record number of applicants this year. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis once applications are completed. Please apply early as we anticipate going to a waitlist much earlier than usual. Click here to start your application, keeping in mind you must have a valid e-mail address to receive application-related notifications from our system.

RENEWAL FAMILIES: 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.


Special needs scholarships 

The Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts program helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with special needs.  

Application news:
 You may apply now for the 2015-16 school yearWe are no longer accepting PLSA applications for the 2014-15 school year.

If you are a RENEWAL family, meaning that your child is currently receiving PLSA, and you would like to renew for the 2015-16 school year, please click here.

If you are a NEW family interested in applying for a PLSA for the  2015-16 school year, please click here.

To read the PLSA parent handbook and a provider handbook, click hereThe handbooks are located in the green sidebar of the page. Please continue to visit the website regularly, as these documents will be updated frequently.


News and Events

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  • Feb 25, 2015: Florida an innovator in education
    Florida puts parents in charge thanks to state scholarship programs. Read here.

  • Jan 26, 2015: 1.5 million students choose
    Nearly half of Florida's students now use school choice. Read here.

  • Jan 3, 2015: An encouraging voucher victory
    Florida courts agree: scholarships help, not harm, students. Read here.

  • Dec 8, 2014: Educational options are a win-win
    A Sarasota County School Board member supports scholarships for low-income students. Read here.

  • Nov 13, 2014 Helping him be the best he can be
    A Florida mom says the new PLSA will help her child with special needs. Read here.

  • Nov 2, 2014 Florida Tax Credit Scholarships
    News 4 Jax interviews a scholarship graduate about how the program changed her life for the better. Watch here.