Choosing the best private school for your children is a big decision, and the financial cost is a major factor to consider. At JLP Inspiring Minds, we offer excellent private school tuition with a foundation of quality curriculum and excellent resources. We inspire innovation and excellence and prioritize a positive learning and growing environment.

There are various scholarship programs in Florida available to assist parents with tuition:

Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES)

The Family Empowerment Scholarship offers two branches of eligibility, namely the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES EO) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES UA).

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES EO)

Eligibility is determined by family income and gives K-12 students access to a participating private school. Application is through an approved scholarship funding organization (SFO).

FES EO also gives students the possibility of receiving a $750 contribution toward transportation to a preferred public school.

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES UA)

Eligibility is determined by families of students with disabilities as young as three years old. There is the choice of enrolling the student in a different public school or receiving a personal education savings account (ESA) which can subsidize private school tuition and fees.

Alternatively, the ESA can go towards online learning programs, private tutoring, higher education expenses, and more.

Take note that participation in FES UA needs to be renewed annually.

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship

Created by the Florida Legislature, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program facilitates contributions to nonprofit SFOs which are then awarded to eligible children of low-income families.

The program offers an opportunity for children from low-income families to achieve a greater level of excellence in their education.

McKay Scholarship

The McKay Scholarship is reserved for children with disabilities, allowing parents to choose the best educational setting for their child, choosing from public and private schools. From 2021 to 2022, the McKay Scholarship afforded nearly 30,000 eligible Florida students the opportunity to attend a participating private school.

Effective July 01, 2022, the McKay Scholarship will join the FES UA.

Opportunity Scholarship

The Opportunity Scholarship (OSP) offers eligible students the option to attend a higher-performing public school.

To qualify, the student’s existing school should have a designated grade “F” or three consecutive grade “Ds” after the assessment outlined by Section. 1008.22, Florida Statutes.

In addition, the student should be in attendance elsewhere in the public school system and be assigned to a failing school for the next school year. Alternatively, the student is assigned to a failing school for the next school year.

Hope Scholarship Program

The Hope Scholarship is available for children who have been a victim of bullying in a Florida public school. To qualify, the incident (or multiple incidents) should have occurred at a K-12 school, at a school-related or school-sponsored program or activity, or while riding in a school bus (or waiting at a school bus stop).

The scholarship program assists with the transfer from one Florida public school to another public school or an approved private school. In the process, the child is distanced from the source of the bullying.

Reading Scholarship Accounts

Reading Scholarship Accounts offer financial assistance to the value of $500 per eligible student, to be spent on instructional materials, curriculum, tuition, and fees for part-time tutoring services, specialized summer education programs, and specific after-school education programs.

The scholarship is reserved for students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored below a Level 3 on the grade 3 or grade 4 statewide standardized English Language Arts assessment in the previous school year.