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(FES-UA) in preparation for the 2024-25 school year.

By subscribing, you will remain informed about the essential details necessary to apply for the FES-UA scholarship, as well as resources for your child’s education.

These scholarships provide approximately $10,400 for tuition, tutoring, and help from specialists. Sign up to be among the first to know when applications open for the 2024-25 school year.

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One application can change your child’s future.

Hannah - Step Up For Students Unique Abilities Scholarship Receiver

Hannah

"I would not be able to get the things that Hannah needs if it wasn't for the scholarship. It’s just been a blessing to us, a blessing to her."
-Hannah's Mom

Willette - Step Up For Students Unique Abilities Scholarship Receiver

Willette

"She loves going to a school that fits her needs. It’s everything I hoped it would be for her."
-Willette's Dad

Joshua - Step Up For Students Unique Abilities Scholarship Receiver

Joshua

"I thank God for the scholarship because he’s done very well, the best he’s able to do, and that’s because we had the funds to do that."
-Joshua's Mom

Elementary-school-aged boy playing with a learning kit

Get the resources you need for your child’s education with an FES-UA.

For children with unique abilities, a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) allows you to personalize the education of your child by directing money toward any number of programs or approved providers. These include:

  • Private schools
  • Therapists
  • Specialists
  • Tutors
  • Educational technology
  • A college savings account
Unique ability scholarship receiver

Qualifying students receive $10,400 on average.

Family Empowerment Scholarships for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) are designed to help students who have a specific diagnosis. Learn more about what qualifications are required to be eligible for this scholarship.

IS MY CHILD ELIGIBLE?

What are the guidelines to be eligible for the scholarship?

You can find eligibility guidelines and program details here. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-735-7837, email us at fes-ua@stepupforstudents.org, or reach out to us via online chat on our website.

How do I apply & what documents will I need to submit with my application?

Families must complete an online application AND submit the required supporting documentation. You can find a checklist of documents you might need here.

How much are scholarships worth and what do they cover?

To read about how the FES-UA program works please click here. We also encourage you to review the FES-UA Parent Handbook.

Looking for other types of scholarships we offer?

Head to our scholarships page to see the many ways we can help.