How the Gardiner Scholarship Works

2020-21 School Year:

All families interested in a Gardiner Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year will be able to apply in early March 2020. The exact date has not yet been determined. If you are a RENEWAL family or have a student on the Gardiner Scholarship WAILTIST for the 2019-20 school year, please monitor your email for updates. If you are a NEW family, please click the “Join Our Interest List” button below to receive updates related to Gardiner Scholarship applications for the upcoming school year.

2019-20 School Year:

We are no longer accepting applications or supporting documents for the Gardiner Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.

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The Gardiner Scholarship program helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with certain special needs.

A different kind of scholarship: The Gardiner Scholarship 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.

The Gardiner Scholarship award amount varies according to grade, county of residence and disability. The average amount for most students in the 2019-20 school year is $10,400, and is based on a matrix level of 253. Click here to view the 2019-20 Gardiner Scholarship Amounts (PDF).

If you are interested in becoming an approved provider, please read the Provider Handbook for more information. Please contact gardinerpayments@sufs.org with any additional questions

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