Scholarships

We believe every child deserves a great education. One that leads to a successful career and a rewarding life. By awarding scholarships, Step Up For Students makes it possible for every child to get a great education.

Continue reading to learn about the different scholarships available.

Scholarships

We believe every child deserves a great education. One that leads to a successful career and a rewarding life. By awarding scholarships, Step Up For Students makes it possible for every child to get a great education.

Scholarships for Private School

(Or transportation help to public schools)

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO) programs give families of K-12 students a choice of financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or helps with transportation costs for students to attend a public school different than the one the student is assigned to. 

You can APPLY NOW for the 2022-23 school year! Click the “Learn More / Apply” button to get started today. 

*Dependents of military members and law enforcement officers qualify, regardless of income. Military families, click here for more information. Law enforcement officer families, click here to learn more.

Quick Facts About

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship & Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options

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The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA; formerly Gardiner)

Special Needs Scholarship

The Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.

You can APPLY NOW for the 2022-23 school year! Click the “Learn More / Apply” button to get started today. 


*McKay Scholarship Students: Students receiving McKay Scholarship funds for the 2021-22 school year will transition to the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities program (FES-UA) for the 2022-23 school year. Please click here BEFORE beginning your intent to continue for helpful information.

We’re excited for the opportunity to be part of your student’s academic journey!

Hope Scholarship

Has your child been bullied? If so, there’s hope. The Hope Scholarship gives parents the option to place their child in a safer academic environment. The Hope Scholarship is for students in grades kindergarten through 12 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and have been bullied, harassed, assaulted, threatened and/or a victim of other violent acts.
Quick Facts About

The Hope Scholarship

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The New Worlds Reading Scholarship

New Worlds Reading Scholarship Accounts

The New Worlds Reading Scholarship helps public school students in kindergarten through fifth grade who struggle with reading. The program offers parents access to education savings accounts, worth $500 each, to pay for tuition and fees related to part-time tutoring, summer and after-school literacy programs, instructional materials and curriculum related to reading or literacy.