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The Step Up for Students Scholarship is an initiative of the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program. The innovative program provides K-12 education scholarships for qualifying low-income students. The scholarships give low-income parents the opportunity to choose the K-12 school that best meets their children's needs. The scholarships cover up to a projected amount for private school tuition.

From the Step Up for Students website:

New families: If your child is not currently receiving the income-based scholarship but you are interested in applying for the August 2017 school year, please click here to sign up for the 2017-18 Step Up income-based scholarship interest list. Step Up will begin accepting applications for new families interested in the income-based scholarship in Spring 2017. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Renewal families: If your child is currently receiving the income-based scholarship for the August 2016-17 school year, you can start applying for the August 2017 school year in October 2016.  And new this year, renewal families must submit their application and required documents by April 30, 2017. Renewal applications will not be accepted after this date.