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Step up for Students Scholarships
Step Up For Students provides legislatively authorized scholarships and related support to give families who are low-income or have children with special needs the freedom to choose the best learning options for their children.
Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer two scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for low-income families and the Gardiner Scholarship for children with certain special needs.
The FTC scholarship program was created to benefit children whose educational options are limited by household income. The scholarships are not tied to the performance of public schools nor the students who receive them. The program is different primarily because it directly targets students with the fewest options available.
The Gardiner Scholarship helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with certain special needs.