Changing lives
of Florida schoolchildren through

the power of education choice

Changing lives
of Florida schoolchildren through

the power of education choice

Private School Scholarship Student

 Scholarships for
Private School

Get up to $7,000 a year per child for K-12 private school.

 Scholarships for
Special Needs

Individualize the educational plan for your child.
Gardiner Scholarship Student

 Scholarships for
 Victims of Bullying

The Hope Scholarship gives public school parents options to place their child in an environment their child feels safe.

 Scholarships for
 Struggling Readers

Is your child in public school grades 3-5 having trouble reading? If so, the Reading Scholarship can help.
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About Step Up

Find out how Step Up For Students  empowers families  to pursue the most appropriate learning options for their children.
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Scholarships

Step Up For Students offers five scholarships in Florida; Florida Tax Credit, Family Empowerment, Hope, Gardiner and Reading.
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Providers & Schools

Our scholarship programs can help increase student achievement, strengthen instruction, and grow school enrollment.
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Saliyha's story
Meet the Students

Stepping Up To Success

“I’m really grateful for Step Up because they’ve allowed me to go to schools that pushed me harder than I’ve ever been pushed so I can understand the world...”
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Parker's story
Meet the Students

Stepping Up To Success

"There’s no better word than to say that it gave Parker hope for his future. And it gave me hope. Making sure that as a mother, that I was making the right decisions for my son. And that he would thrive. Thrive in school. Thrive in life. Thrive. That’s what I wanted. So, the Hope Scholarship truly gave us hope.”
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Valentina’s story
Meet the Students

Stepping Up To Success

“She progressed like I’d never seen her before, and we were able to do that because of the Gardiner Scholarship,” Cecelia Elizalde said of her daughter, Valentina, who has Down Syndrome. The family used scholarship funds to pay for occupational therapy, eye glasses and a virtual tutor during the pandemic.
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Carlos' story
Meet the Students

Stepping Up To Success

After failing nearly all his classes during his middle school years, Carlos got a second chance with a Step Up scholarship and graduated high school in May 2020. When reflecting on his high school experience, Carlos said “Private school is different. The classes are smaller…There’s not one teacher that doesn’t care (here).”
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