2018-2019 Income-based Scholarship Interest List
Planning ahead: Are you interested in the income-based scholarship for the 2018-19 school year? Please complete and submit the form below to sign up for the 2018-19 income-based interest list.
Note: A valid 2018-2019 intent will expire if unused by March 2, 2019. A new Intent may be filed for the following year.
Special Needs Scholarship
The Gardiner/Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA) program helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with certain special needs.
2018 - 2019 school year:
Exciting news! The Gardiner/PLSA program has nearly tripled in size, with a total budget of $53.4 million, and should be able to serve more than 8,000 students this year. Also, the scholarship will now be available to 3- and 4-year-olds, to children with muscular dystrophy, and to children who have any diagnosis on the autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s.
If you are a NEW family interested in applying for a PLSA for a child who is 3-years old to grade 12 and who has either autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Phelan McDermind syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, spina bifida, Williams syndrome, Intellectual Disability (severe cognitive impairment), anaphylaxis, deaf, visually impaired, dual sensory impaired, traumatic brain injury, hospital/homebound, or Students who are in kindergarten, who are deemed “high risk” due to developmental delays, (and who are not older than 5 on Sept. 1), please click the apply now button.
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Engaging and Empowering the Entire Child
In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP)* or 504 Accommodation Plan, and:
Have been enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the preceding October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys (Grades K-12); or
Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the preceding October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys and was at least 4 years old; or
Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was reported as having received Specialized Instructional Services by the Office of Early Learning and was at least 4 years old; or
Have attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind during the preceding October and February student membership surveys (Grades K-12).
If your child meets the eligibility requirements, you may apply for a scholarship by clicking on “Apply for a McKay Scholarship” located on the left hand side of the screen.
If your child does not meet these requirements but has an IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan and is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transfers to a school in Florida from out of state or from a foreign country pursuant to a parent’s permanent change of station orders, the child may be eligible for a McKay Scholarship. Please contact this office at 1-800-447-1636 for additional information.
* Please note that students with a "gifted only" designation and an Eligibility Plan (EP) do not meet the eligibility criteria for the McKay Scholarship Program.
Filed your intent by: Your child must be enrolled by:
July 3, 2018 August 2, 2018
September 2, 2018 October 2, 2018
December 3, 2018 January 2, 2018
January 31, 2019 March 2, 2019