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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

As an approved tutor and Step Up Education Partner, if you tutor a student who has a Reading Scholarship, you can receive payment for your services 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 students 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.

Download informational flyer in English
Download informational flyer in Spanish
Step 2
Complete the Tutor Partnership Agreement and a current W-9.

Email your completed forms to Readingprovider@sufs.org.
Step 3
Before beginning tutoring services for an eligible student:
Request a copy of each students’ eligibility confirmation letter or funding confirmation letter provided to the family by Step Up For Students.

Have each parent complete the Tutor Payment Approval form granting permission for Step Up For Students to use the funds from the student’s Reading Scholarship Account to pay the tutor directly for the services rendered. You will submit this form along with the invoice after you have rendered services.

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

Receiving Payment for Reading Services Rendered

Forms
Complete the invoice provided by Step Up For Students along with the Tutor Payment Approval form for each student.

Email your completed forms to Readingacct@sufs.org.
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.