Scholarships For Transportation Assistance to a Public School

Get up to $750 a year to assist with transportation costs to attend a public school different than the one the student is assigned to.

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Eligibility Requirements

For the 2022-23 school year, a family of four with an income up to $111,000 annually may be eligible. The transportation scholarship, worth $750 for the 2021-22 school year, can be used to assist with transportation costs to a public school that is different than the one they are assigned to attend.

Age Eligibility:

  • Students entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept. 1.
  • Students entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept. 1.

NOTE: Students must be accepted to a public school different than the one they are assigned to, before any payments can be made to the parent.


IMPORTANT: The application for the transportation scholarship is the same application as the one for families interested in a private school scholarship through Step Up For Students.

  • Paystubs (30 consecutive days closest to when you submit your application)
  • Proof of residency for all members in the household (i.e. – health insurance, Medicaid, income documentation, utility bills, court custody documents or residential lease listing household members)
  • Any other sources of income (i.e. – unemployment benefits, social security benefits, child support benefits, etc.)
  • Driver’s license or passport for primary and secondary parents

Income Guidelines

Household Size Annual Household Gross Income Cap
1 $54,360
2 $73,240
3 $92,120
4 $111,000
5 $129,880
6 $148,760
7 $167,640
8 $186,520
9 $205,400
10 $224,280
11 $243,160
12 $262,040
13 $280,920

Is Your Family Eligible?

The easiest way to find out it to apply! Click here to get started.


There is no cost to apply.

*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.

The Opportunity

What can a scholarship do for my child?

Step Up For Students offers two scholarships that are based on your household’s income: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO).

There are two ways to use the scholarship: 

  • Financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees
  • Help with transportation costs for students to attend a public school different than the one they are assigned to. (The FES-EO transportation option is limited for the students with the greatest need.)

The application for a scholarship to assist with transportation costs to public school or to help with private school tuition and fees is the same for both scholarships.

If awarded a scholarship, the parent/guardian must email us at to let us know they would like to use the transportation option.

Please include the following information in the email:

  • Student’s full name
  • Parent’s/Guardian’s full name
  • The name of the public school the student is assigned to attend
  • The name of the public school of choice the student will be attending

Parents will need to provide a report card on a quarterly basis to receive payment.

Students on the scholarship for four or more years are:

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More Likely to Attend a Four-Year College
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More Likely to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
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Stepping Up To Success

Next school year will be here before you know it! 

Apply today so you have plenty of time to be ready for the 2022-23 school year.