Special Needs Scholarship Login


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2021-22 School Year:

RENEWAL and NEW students may apply now for a Gardiner Scholarship for the 2021-22 school year by logging in below. Note: Renewal students will have funding priority until April 30, 2021.



General Application Information:
As always, funding is limited, and applications are processed based on the following priority:

  • * Renewal students will have funding priority until April 30, 2021.
  • * Once the funding priority deadline (4/30/2021) for RENEWAL students has passed, depending on available funding, applications will be processed in this order: 1) students who were on the 2020-21 Gardiner Scholarship waitlist and 2) new and renewal students in the order they are determined eligible.
  • * Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Within the above priority groups, students will be awarded based on the date and time eligibility was determined. If funding is not available at the time an award determination is made, the student may be placed on the waitlist.

New Family

New families may APPLY NOW! (You are a NEW family if you did not receive Gardiner Scholarship funding for the 2020-21 school year.)

Please take a moment to read the important information above before proceeding.

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Renewal Family

RENEWAL students may apply now for a Gardiner Scholarship for the 2021-22 school year. Note: Renewal students will have funding priority until April 30, 2021. (You are a renewal family if your child is receiving funding for a Gardiner Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.)

You must log into your existing account with the same email address and password you used previously. Please take a moment to read the important information above before proceeding.

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