Kid Potential is now accepting The Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly the
Gardiner Scholarship) is a unique program for children with special needs.
Scholarships To Give Florida Students Educational Options
Every Student Deserves A Choice
Step Up For Students supports students and families in
building a stronger future through an education that fits their
needs. Our scholarships open doors with tuition,
transportation, and educational resources. Find out more
about how our programs can make a difference for you.
A Unique Education for a Unique Child
Children with unique abilities may have different needs when it
comes to their education. And we believe they deserve an
opportunity to thrive and learn in an environment that will best
support their success. The Family Empowerment Scholarship for
Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) enables families to
personalize the education of their students by directing funds to
where they’re needed most. The funds can be used for a
combination of programs and approved expenses including
therapists, specialists, curriculum, private school, a college savings
account and more.
Scholarships for Students with Unique Abilities
The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique
Personalize the education of your child with unique abilities. This
scholarship is delivered as an education savings account (ESA)
that you can direct toward a combination of programs and
approved providers. This includes schools, therapists, specialists,
curriculum, technology, a college savings account and more.
• Available to students age 3 through grade 12 or age 22,
whichever comes first, who have a specific diagnosis
• $10,000 average award for an FES-UA scholarship
• Funds may be used for tuition and fees for a private school,
homeschooling options, therapies, tutoring and more.
Scholarships for Educational Options
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and the Family
Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)
Send your child to the school that fits their needs. These
scholarships provide financial assistance for private school
tuition and related costs or for public school transportation. An
example of who may qualify is a family of four with an income
up to $111,000 annually.
• Covers the cost of private school tuition and related fees
or public school transportation
• Available to eligible K-12 students
• Siblings of a funded FES-UA student
• $7,700 average amount awarded for private school
• $750 minimum awarded for transportation scholarships
• Eligibility is based on income or other qualifications*
*Students are eligible, regardless of income, if they are
dependents of: an active-duty member of the United States
Armed Forces, including reservists; law enforcement officers;
or a child currently in foster or out-of-home care.