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Florida Resident Scholarships

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 880 on the website   Step up For Students is a nonprofit organization that helps administer the Florida State scholarship programs.

Florida Prep Scholarships, Family and Incentive Awards

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:

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Submit Current Grades/Transcripts
  • Submit Two Academic Awards (i.e. Honor Roll, National Merit Award, National Honor Society)
  • Submit Three Letters of Recommendation
  • 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, Academic Merit Scholarships, Special Merit Scholarships, Family Awards and Incentive Awards may be combined (stacked). All combined scholarships and awards are capped at the price of tuition.

We will start accepting information for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year on January 1st.

See the below tabs for information pertaining to each type of award or scholarship.

Academic Merit Scholarships

All applicants will be considered for an Academic Merit 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.

Special Merit Scholarships

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:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Art (Visual Art, Performing Art, Music)
  • Citizenship (Community Service, Global Awareness, Cultural Awareness)
  • Entrepreneurship (Business, Finance)
  • Environmental Stewardship (Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental Conservation, Sustainability)
  • Exceptional Talents (Unusual Interests, Skills, or Abilities)

Florida Prep Family Awards

Florida Prep Legacy Award

Sons and daughters of Florida Prep alumni who enroll are eligible for a $500 award.  This award is renewable and is given in addition to any merit scholarship earned by the student.

“Keep it in the Family” Award

Sisters and brothers of students who are simultaneously enrolled are eligible for a $500 award.  The award is renewable and is given in addition to any merit scholarship earned by the student.  Each student, enrolled at the same time, will receive this award.

Military Service Award

Sons and daughters of an active military or veteran parent who enroll are eligible for a $500 award.  This award is renewable and is given in addition to any merit scholarship earned by the student.

Incentive Awards

Florida Prep Campus Visit Travel Award

Visitors to the Florida Prep campus who apply and ultimately enroll will receive a one-time $500 Campus Visit Travel Award upon enrollment to help defray the expense of the visit.

New Student Referral Award

A currently enrolled Florida Prep student who refers a new, first-time student who ultimately enrolls will be eligible for a one-time $500 award.  Both the currently enrolled student and new student will each receive this award.

Tax-advantaged 529 Education Savings Plans

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.  

Payment Plan Options

Please Contact the Admissions Department Regarding a Payment Plan.


Families interested in obtaining an educational loan are encouraged to utilize the financial institutions listed below. 

Sallie Mae - School code - 604634 

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