Reading Scholarships In Florida

How the Reading Scholarship Accounts Work

Is your public school child having trouble reading? If so, the Reading Scholarship can help.

2019-20 School Year:

We are no longer accepting applications for the Reading Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.

2020-21 School Year:

We anticipate that we will begin accepting applications for the Reading Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year in late summer. Note: We are working with the Department of Education on how eligibility will be determined for the 2020-21 school year since the Florida Standards Assessment was not administered this school year.

Please click here to sign up to be notified of updates related to the Reading Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.


    In 2018, Florida became the first state to offer an education savings account program for students enrolled in public schools. The Reading Scholarship, administered by Step Up For Students, was created to help public school students in third through fifth grade who struggle with reading. The program offers parents access to education savings accounts, worth $500 each, to pay for tuition and fees related to part-time tutoring, summer and after-school literacy programs, instructional materials and curriculum related to reading or literacy.


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    • Third- through fifth-grade public school students who scored a 1 or 2 on the third or fourth grade English Language Arts section of the Florida Standards Assessment in the prior year.
    • Students who are classified as English Language Learners, and who are enrolled in a program or receiving services that are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of English Language Learner students, will receive priority.

    Click here for resources and activities for your student during their ‘school’ day at home.