Special Needs Scholarship

You can APPLY NOW for the 2022-23 school year! Click the “APPLY” button to get started today!
 

McKay Scholarship Students: Students receiving McKay Scholarship funds for the 2021-22 school year should take action NOW to transition to the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities program (FES-UA) for the 2022-23 school year. Please click here for important information for McKay families.

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The Opportunity

What can a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) do for my child?

With a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA), your child has more learning options. 

The  Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.

Click here to view the 2022-23 scholarship award amounts for FES-UA.

McKay Scholarship Students: Students receiving McKay Scholarship funds for the 2021-22 school year should take action NOW to transition to the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities program (FES-UA) for the 2022-23 school year. Please click here for important information for McKay families.

We’re excited for the opportunity to be part of your student’s academic journey!

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Meet the Students

Stepping Up To Success

Does my child qualify?

Eligibility Requirements

This scholarship is for Florida students 3 years old through 12th grade or age 22, whichever comes first, with one of the following diagnoses:
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Being a high-risk child
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Emotional or a behavioral disability
  • Hearing impairment, including deafness
  • Hospital or homebound
  • Identification as dual sensory impaired
  • Intellectual disability
  • Language impairment
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Other health impairment
  • Phelan-McDermid syndrome
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Rare diseases
  • Specific learning disability
  • Speech impairment
  • Spina bifida
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Visual impairment, including blindness
  • Williams syndrome
Age requirements:
  • Students must be at least 3 or 4 on or before Sept 1.
  • Students entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept 1.
  • Students entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept 1.
 
Click here for a list of documents you may be asked to submit when you apply. 

Find Scholarship Schools

Select your district, choose FES Unique Abilities scholarship participation, then go.

MyScholarShop

Purchase preapproved educational materials for your child.

Find Scholarship Providers

Find specialized service providers.

Next school year will be here before you know it! 

Apply today so you have plenty of time to be ready for the 2022-23 school year.