The Hope Scholarship
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, a student enrolled in a Florida public school in kindergarten through grade 12 who has been subjected to an incident of battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; physical attack; robbery; sexual offenses, harassment, assault, or battery; threat or intimidation; or fighting at school the opportunity to transfer to another public school with capacity or enroll in an approved private school under the Hope Scholarship.
The law provides for eligible sales tax contributions from the purchase of a motor vehicle to eligible nonprofit scholarship funding organizations (SFOs). Contingent upon available funds, the SFOs then award the scholarships to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.
For the 2019-20 school year, Step Up For Students will be the only Scholarship Funding Organization administering this scholarship program.
Hope Scholarship – District Obligations
Pursuant to section 1002.40(6), Florida Statutes, school district personnel in Florida have a responsibility to notify families of the Hope Scholarship Program. For more information on the obligations of school principals and/or their designees, please click the links below.