As families prepare for a new school year this month, there are more options to consider for their children’s education through the Florida Tax Credit and the Family Empowerment scholarships. Parents can apply for scholarships through Step Up for Students in one application. The amounts vary by grade and county, but the average scholarship is about $7,000 a year for K-12 education and the funds can be used in Catholic schools for tuition and fees.
It’s not too late to apply for the 2022-23 school year! Click here (https://www.stepupforstudents.org/scholarships/scholarships-for-private-school/) 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.
For more information, visit www.stepupforstudents.org or call 1-877-735-7837.
About Step Up for Students
Step Up for Students, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Jacksonville and St. Petersburg has awarded more than 1.3 million scholarships since it was founded in 2002. Today, Step Up administers four of the state’s K-12 scholarship programs: the donor-supported Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and the taxpayer-funded Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO), for low- and middle-income students; the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA, formerly Gardiner); the Reading Scholarship for public school students in grades K-5 with low reading test scores; and the Hope Scholarship for bullied students.