One Million
Reasons to Give

Your gift celebrates one million scholarships funded and students fulfilling their highest potential.

One Million
Reasons to Give

Your gift celebrates one million scholarships funded and students fulfilling their highest potential.
Step Up For Students is dedicated to providing scholarships to disadvantaged Florida students to find a learning environment that best suits their needs. We believe all children deserve a customized education – especially our most vulnerable students who are lower-income, victims of bullying, have special needs, and those who struggle to read on grade level.
Your gift celebrates one million scholarships funded and students fulfilling their highest potential. With your support, we look forward to reaching the next million. Here are some of their stories.
“I’m really grateful for Step Up because they’ve allowed me to go to schools that pushed 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
Valentina Guerrero
“She progressed like I’d never seen her before, and we were able to do that because of the Gardiner Scholarship,” Cecelia Elizalde said of her daughter, Valentina, who has Down Syndrome. The family used scholarship funds to pay for occupational therapy, eye glasses and a virtual tutor during the pandemic.

– Valentina Guerrero, 4th grade, Gardiner Scholarship recipient
After failing nearly all his classes during his middle school years, Carlos got a second chance with a Step Up scholarship and graduated high school in May 2020. When reflecting on his high school experience, Carlos said “Private school is different. The classes are smaller…There’s not one teacher that doesn’t care (here).”

– Carlos Escobar, Step Up alumnus and current community college student
Carlos Escobar

Join us as we work to ensure that all students fulfill their highest potential.