Media and Research Inquiries

For media or research inquiries about Step Up For Students, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, Family Empowerment Scholarship, Hope Scholarship or Reading Scholarship, please contact below:

Scott Kent

Director, Strategic Communications

Patrick Gibbons

Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Ron Matus

Director, Policy & Public Affairs

Government or Legislative Affairs Contact:

Amy Graham

Vice President, Policy, Innovation & Empowerment

Research Proposals and Queries Contact:

Dava Hankerson Fedrick

Director, Enterprise Data and Research

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 10/14/2022

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships)

  • 180,460 funded students
  • 51 percent of students live in single-parent households
  • 63 percent Black or Hispanic
  • $42,891 average household income
  • 2,073 participating private schools

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities

  • 58,365 students funded
  • $10,131 is the average scholarship value
  • 32.5% Autism Spectrum
  • 13.3% Multiple-Diagnoses
  • 13.1% Other Health Impairment
  • 11.4% Specific Learning Disability
  • 6% Speech Impairment
  • 4.3% Language Impairment
  • 4.2% Rare Diseases
  • 4.1% Intellectual Disability
  • 2.9% Anaphylaxis
  • 2% Emotional or behavioral disability
  • 1.5% High-Risk
  • 1.5% Hearing Impaired
  • 0.9% Cerebral Palsy
  • 0.9% Down Syndrome
  • 1.4% All other diagnoses

Hope Scholarship

  • 128 students enrolled

New Worlds Reading Scholarship

  • 2,180 students awarded
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