Every Student Deserves A Choice
Step Up For Students supports Florida students and families in building a stronger future through personalized education. Our scholarships open doors with private school tuition assistance and help covering the cost of traveling to a different public shcool.
Scholarship awards can be used to pay for tuition and fees at an eligible private school and are worth an average of $7,700, depending on where the student lives and their grade level.
K-12 students have the option of attending a public school that is a better fit than the one they’ve been assigned.
*To qualify for the transportation option, military families must meet the income eligibility criteria. Click here to learn more about the transportation option.
Military Families are Eligible Regardless of Household Income!
Who Is Eligible?
Families interested in the transportation scholarship through the FTC or FES-EO program must qualify based on household income. An example of who may qualify is a family of four with an income of up to $111,000.
The private school tuition assistance is available, regardless of income, to:
- Coast Guard
- Marine Corps
- Space Force
- Students entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept. 1.
- Students entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept. 1.
Find a School
How Does It Work?
Apply for the scholarship through Step Up For Students. If approved, choose a private school scholarship or a transportation scholarship.
Private School Scholarship
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Transportation scholarships are worth $750 and help with the cost of attending a public school other than the one to which a student has been assigned.
Once awarded a scholarship, please follow the instructions on your award letter to notify us that you will be using the transportation scholarship option. Familes will be required to provide a report card or progress report quarterly to confirm the student’s attendance and receive payment that is sent directly to families.
Documents you will need to apply
- Current Leave and Earning Statement (LES) of the active-duty military parent