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Reading Scholarship Accounts

Step Up For Students is pleased to offer the Reading Scholarship for third-through fifth-graders in public school who are struggling readers. The $500 scholarship can be used by eligible students for part-time tutoring, instructional materials and after-school or summer reading programs.

Help is Here!
Reading Scholarship Accounts

Step Up For Students is pleased to offer the Reading Scholarship for third-through fifth-graders in public school who are struggling readers. The $500 scholarship can be used by eligible students for part-time tutoring, instructional materials and after-school or summer reading programs.

The Opportunity

If you provide fee-based after-school or summer reading programs, you can work with Step Up For Students to receive payment for eligible students directly from Step Up For Students.

Why Partner with Step Up For Students?

Partnering with Step Up For Students is an efficient way to assist your struggling readers in an environment they know well. It eliminates the out-of-pocket expense for parents of scholarship recipients, making the process simpler for students to receive support.
Child Reading

Ready to Partner?
Here’s what you will need to do:

Step 1
Direct eligible students to the Reading Scholarship Accounts page to complete a scholarship application.
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Step 2
Complete the Program Partnership Agreement and a current W-9. Email your completed forms to Readingprovider@sufs.org.
Step 3
Submit a copy of the published description of the summer and/or after-school reading programs to Readingprovider@sufs.org.
Step 4
Advertise the summer and/or after-school reading programs to eligible students.
Step 5
Before enrolling an eligible student in your program:

Request a copy of each students’ eligibility confirmation letter of funding confirmation letter provided to the family by Step Up For Students.

Direct-pay providers should also:

Have each parent complete Payment Authorization for your services. Reading families with funds remaining in their student’s account will be regularly emailed a link to our Payment Authorization tool and will be able to select their provider from an easy-to-use drop-down list, complete the form, and authorize payment electronically. Parents can also contact Step Up to request a new link.

Parents are instructed to send their provider proof of completion once they have authorized payment.

Inform the parent that lack of payment authorization will result in you seeking payment directly from parents.

Receiving Payment for Reading Services Rendered

Forms

Submit your invoice here. Please use the invoice template provided at the link.

Check
Upon receipt of the invoice, Step Up For Students will confirm scholarship eligibility and scholarship account balance.
Payments
Payment will be made to you directly, by check, on a bi-monthly schedule for all validated students.

View the payment schedule
If you do not wish to set up direct pay with Step Up For Students but you still plan to provide your services to Reading Scholarship recipients, please provide your clients this form to help with their reimbursement.

Want to learn more about the Reading Scholarship Accounts?

Contact Us for More Information

Call 1-877-735-735-7837 and press “2” for providers/schools and then press “3” for the Reading Scholarship Accounts program.