Private school scholarships for law enforcement families, regardless of income.
Transportation help to public school is also available; however, law enforcement families must meet the income eligibility criteria to use this option. Click here to learn more about the transportation option.
Get an average of $7,000 a year for K-12 private school with a Step Up For Students scholarship.
You can APPLY NOW for the 2022-23 school year! Click the “APPLY” button to get started today!
Scholarship awards can be used to pay for tuition and fees at an eligible private school and are worth an average of $7,000, depending on where the student lives and their grade level.
Dependent children of a full-time law enforcement officer may qualify, regardless of income. Families may be asked to provide a copy of their law enforcement officer ID card for data purposes.
- Students entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept. 1.
- Students entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept. 1.
Under s. 943.10(1) F.S., “law enforcement officer” is defined as any person who is elected, appointed, or employed full time by any municipality or the state or any political subdivision thereof; who is vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests; and whose primary responsibility is the prevention and detection of crime or the enforcement of the penal, criminal, traffic, or highway laws of the state. This definition includes all certified supervisory and command personnel whose duties include, in whole or in part, the supervision, training, guidance, and management responsibilities of full-time law enforcement officers, part-time law enforcement officers, or auxiliary law enforcement officers but does not include support personnel employed by the employing agency.
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* If a law enforcement family is interested in the scholarship option for transportation assistance to a public school, the family must meet the income guidelines.
Did you know the scholarship is once-in, always-in?
This means that once a student is awarded and uses a scholarship, they will remain eligible until they graduate high school or return to public school.
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What can a scholarship do for my child?
The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO) gives families a choice of financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or helps with transportation costs for students to attend a public school different than the one they are assigned to.*
*To qualify for the transportation option, law enforcement families must meet the income eligibility criteria. Click here to learn about the transportation option.
Students on the scholarship for four or more years are:
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MILITARY FAMILIES CAN STILL APPLY FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR!
To apply for the 2021-22 school year, click the “APPLY NOW” button and create your account. After creating your account, call us at 877-735-7837 to let us know you are trying to complete a 2021-22 application for a dependent of a military family.