Reading Scholarship Accounts


Reading Scholarship Accounts are available 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 prior school year.

What is the amount of a Reading Scholarship Account?

For the 2018-2019 school year, the amount of the scholarship is $500 per eligible student.

How do I apply for a Reading Scholarship Account?

To apply for funding, a parent must submit an application to an eligible scholarship funding organization directly.

For the 2018-19 school year, Step Up For Students will be the only Scholarship Funding Organization administering this scholarship program.

The eligible expenditures for reimbursement are:

  • Instructional materials.
  • Curriculum;
  • Tuition and fees for part-time tutoring services. The services shall be provided by a person who holds a valid teaching certificate pursuant to s. 1012.56, F.S.; a person who holds a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the subject area; a person who holds an adjunct teaching certificate pursuant to s. 1012.57; or a person who has demonstrated a mastery of subject area knowledge pursuant to s. 1012.56(5);
  • Fees for specialized summer education programs designed to improve reading or literacy skills; and
  • Fees for after-school education programs designed to improve reading or literacy skills.

Reading Resources

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