The following scholarships are available to qualified students who are residents of Florida.
The Florida State Legislature created the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program to assure that low-income children have more learning options.
For the 2018-19 school year, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program Students who qualify may receive up to $6,519 for 5th grade, $6,815 for 6th-8th grade and $7,111 for 9th-12th grade for private school tuition and fees.
In May 2019, the Family Empowerment Scholarship was created by the Florida State Legislature to further help low-income children.
Scholarship award amounts for the 2019-20 school year are still being determined, but can be used toward designated school expenses until the maximum is reached.
Both Florida State scholarships are based on financial need. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship allows families to choose between financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or with transportation costs to attend a public school in another district. The Family Empowerment Scholarship may only be used towards private school tuition and fees.
Families interested in the Florida Tax Credit or Family Empowerment Scholarship may apply using the Florida Prep School Code 0880 on the website www.stepupforstudents.org Step up For Students is a nonprofit organization that helps administer the Florida State scholarship programs.
What is Florida Prep willing to invest in your education? More than you may think. Florida Prep assistance comes in the form of academic merit scholarships, family awards and incentive awards.
Students may earn Florida Prep assistance packages that cover up to 40% of tuition. Florida resident students may be eligible for awards from all sources covering up to 90% of tuition.
Your complete application for admission to study at Florida Prep is also your application for academic, merit-based, family and incentive opportunities listed below. There is no separate application to be considered for this assistance, but you will need to include certain documentation with your application. Please make sure to provide all the necessary materials. Here is the checklist for scholarship consideration:
Submit Two Academic Awards (i.e. Honor Roll, National Merit Award, National Honor Society)
Submit a 500 Word Essay (Choose One of the Topics Below)
Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.
Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?
Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. A student must be admitted and enroll as a full-time student in order to claim an awarded scholarship, family or incentive award. Scholarships and awards listed below are available to domestic (U.S.) and international students unless otherwise indicated; and are listed separately.
Florida Resident Scholarships may be combined with one Scholarship or Award from Florida Prep and are capped at the price of tuition.
We are now accepting information for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.
See the below tabs for information pertaining to each type of award or scholarship.
Academic merit scholarships are awarded to students who have extraordinary academic records and the promise to contribute greatly to the Florida Prep rich learning environment.
These scholarships are available to all domestic (U.S.) and international students. Academic Merit Scholarship awards are applied to tuition costs and range in value up to $6,000 regardless of financial need.
The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
Some students possess special or unique talents that may qualify them for a Special Merit Scholarship. Most often, these talents are seen by students as hobbies or extracurricular activities. Recently, Florida Prep has rewarded students with talents and skills in the following areas:
Education savings plans let a saver open an investment account to save for the beneficiary’s future qualified higher education expenses – tuition, mandatory fees and room and board. Education savings plans can be used to pay up to $10,000 per year per beneficiary for tuition at any private elementary or secondary school.