Skip To Main Content

School Choice Scholarships

Florida provides a variety of school choice options, which include K–12 scholarship programs. These scholarship programs allow families choice among public and private schools, empowering them to discover educational options that work best for their student.

Family Empowerment Scholarship

On March 27, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law House Bill (HB) 1, which expands available school choice options for all students in Florida. As of the 2023-24 school year, the bill eliminates financial eligibility restrictions and the current enrollment cap for the Family Empowerment Scholarship Educational Options. HB 1 also increases the annual scholarship cap growth for the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities from one percent to three percent annually to address high demand and wait lists.

With these expansions along with other school choice options, Florida is empowering every family and every child to achieve their educational goals.

Kindergarten Student

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in applying for either branch of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, please contact one of the two scholarship funding organizations that administers these programs:

A.A.A. Scholarship Foundation- FL, LLC
P.O. Box 15719, Tampa, FL 33684
Phone/Fax: 888-707-2465

Step Up For Students
P.O. Box 54367
Jacksonville, FL 32245-4367

Hope Scholarship

The Hope Scholarship was established to provide public school students who are subjected to an eligible incident the opportunity to transfer to another public school in the district or to request a scholarship to enroll in and attend an eligible school in another district/private school. A student enrolled in a Florida Public School in grades K–12 is eligible for a scholarship under this program if the student reported an eligible incident.

For more information about this scholarship program, please visit the FLDOE website.