Scholarships are Available to Those who Qualify
Florida Scholarships are available at Peace Lutheran School through Florida’s Step Up for Students program for those who qualify. Please call us at 407-870-5965 if you need assistance with the application process or to learn more about financial assistance that may be available.
About Step Up For Students
Step Up For Students was created to help alleviate the enormous educational challenges faced by children in Florida who live in or near poverty. The program provides Tax Credit Scholarships to students in K-12 who come from low-income families. These scholarships allow the students to consider a participating private school or an out-of-district public school that may better suit their individual needs, an option which already is available to families of greater financial means. This choice is not based on whether the public school is judged as succeeding or failing. Rather, it recognizes that different children learn in different ways and that our collective struggle is to help the students who often are at the greatest disadvantage in modern education.
These scholarships were created by the Florida Legislature in 2001 to assure that low-income children have learning options. Under the law, the scholarships are based on financial need, not how well your child does in school. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and can be transferred to other eligible schools if the student moves within the state, or simply wants to attend a different Step Up partner school.
To qualify for a scholarship for next school year:
1. A child entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before September 1st.
2. A child entering first grade must be 6 on or before September 1st
3. A child entering grades 6-12 must have attended a Florida public school for the entire previous school year.
AND Your household income is at or below specified income guidelines.