Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities

2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR 

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With a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA), your child has more learning options. 

The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) is different from other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.

*New legislation (HB 1) passed that will affect Florida's school choice programs making more families eligible.  To read about these changes that will go into effect on July 1, 2023, please visit our "Legislative Updates" page.  

Enriching the lives of Florida schoolchildren through the power of education choice.

Click >>here to learn if your child is eligible for the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities



"[This] scholarship literally changed our lives. It gave me hope that my son can get help and learn like every other kid." -Ezra's Mom



"She progressed like I've never seen her before, and we were able to do that because of [this] scholarship." -Valentina's Mom



"Joshua is going to an in-person school that is simply fabulous. He is super happy and back to learning." -Joshua's Mom

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Does My Child Qualify?

Learn more about what qualifications are required to be eligible for this scholarship. You can find all the details >> HERE.

What are the guidelines to be eligible for the scholarship?

Please click here to read eligibility and program details. If you have any questions after reviewing, please contact us at 1-877-735-7837 or email 

You may also reach out to us via online chat on our website.

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

When Step Up For Students is accepting applications for the FES-UA program, families must complete an online application AND submit the required supporting documentation. Click here for a checklist of documents you may need.

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 the types of scholarships we offer?

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

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