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One Million Reasons to Give
Why a million? Because that’s how many scholarships Step Up For Students has awarded in nearly 20 years of serving Florida’s schoolchildren through all five of our scholarship programs.

This Giving Tuesday, please join us in making a difference in the lives of some of Florida’s most disadvantaged children. You can help by creating a Facebook Fundraiser or donating online.
Giving Tuesday 2020 Logo
One Million Reasons to Give
Why a million? Because that’s how many scholarships Step Up For Students has awarded in nearly 20 years of serving Florida’s schoolchildren through all five of our scholarship programs.

This Giving Tuesday, please join us in making a difference in the lives of some of Florida’s most disadvantaged children. You can help by creating a Facebook Fundraiser or donating online.
Yes, a million!
That’s a lot of scholarships changing the lives of children facing different challenges throughout Florida. It’s a big number and it’s certainly something to celebrate. We have been doing just that since announcing that milestone this fall.
“I’m really, really grateful for Step Up because they’ve allowed me to go to private schools, schools that are going to help me further my education and push me harder than I’ve ever been pushed so I can understand the world and that it’s not going to be easy and I have to work for everything.”

—Saliyha Varmah, 12th grade, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient
“I’m really, really grateful for Step Up because they’ve allowed me to go to private schools, schools that are going to help me further my education and push me harder than I’ve ever been pushed so I can understand the world and that it’s not going to be easy and I have to work for everything.”

—Saliyha Varmah, 12th grade, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient
Saliyah Varmah

A Step Up scholarship provides Saliyha with opportunities.

You can help us celebrate one million scholarships funded this Giving Tuesday.

Saliyha has a bright future. She is a senior at Tampa Catholic and plans to attend college to study restaurant management/hospitality in fall 2021. “I want to go to college and get a degree in a field I want to do and then pursue a degree in culinary arts,” she said. She is receiving the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship through Step Up For Students.

The scholarship has opened doors for her and given her opportunities that she otherwise wouldn’t have had. Saliyha is one of the scholars who has used our one million scholarships. Read more

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children who need it most.

Your support helps us celebrate one million scholarships funded and helps our students reach their highest potential.
Thanks a million!
From all the scholars whose lives you have helped change and to the next million!

Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Step Up’s mission is to empower parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children. Your support is invaluable. By creating a fundraiser, you can take pride in knowing you are helping more than 153,600 disadvantaged Florida schoolchildren. Create a fundraiser on Facebook for Step Up today, and ask your friends and family to help you reach your goal.

Steps to Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Step 1
Click here to get started.
Step 2
Enter the amount you’d like to raise with your fundraiser.
Step 3
Keep the suggested date or change it, if you like. One to two weeks gives your friends enough time to participate.
Step 4
Make sure to scroll down and edit the title of your fundraiser to make it more personal.
Step 5
Update the text in the “Why are you raising money?” box so your friends know why you want to raise money for Step Up For Students. Is your child a scholarship recipient? Do you work at a private school that accepts scholarship students? Tell them how the scholarship has helped your child, grandchild, students or friend’s kids. We’ve seen that people who’ve changed the description have a more successful fundraiser.
Step 6
Then click on “Create” and share it with your friends and family.
Happy fundraising, and thank you for helping Florida schoolchildren.
Please note: Participation in Giving Tuesday through a donation or by creating a fundraiser is not required to receive a scholarship.

Step Up’s Giving Tuesday Goal

Our goal is 50 Facebook Fundraisers created for Step Up For Students.

17 of 50 Fundraisers Created 34%

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children who need it most.

Thanks a million!