Step Up For Students Scholarship
Step Up For Students is a state-funded scholarship for students entering grades K5 -12 which awards families based on financial need. Visit the website at StepUpForStudents.org
to learn about scholarship details and eligibility requirements. If your family meets the requirements, it is important to apply as soon as applications become available each year. Funding is limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis.
Families may sign up at StepUpForStudents.org
to be notified when applications for funding become available. If awarded a Step Up Scholarship, families should submitted their award letter to TMA's Finance Office so the child can be properly enrolled in the program
The McKay Scholarship
The McKay Scholarship is awarded to students with learning disabilities. Parents must file an intent to participate in a private school’s program at www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/McKay/ prior to withdrawing from public school. Parents must also notify TMA if their child is a McKay recipient so that the student can be properly enrolled in the scholarship program.
McKay Scholarship families and students applying for admission to The Master’s Academy must meet the same entrance requirements as all other applicants (e.g. Christian testimony and regular attendance at a local Christian church). Prospective students must meet the academic guidelines set for the G.O.L.D. program; have a current IEP, and current full battery psychological and educational testing. Entrance is also based upon available space.
Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA)
Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSAs) are for Florida students in grades K5 -12 with one of the following diagnoses: autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome and intellectual disability (impairment). K5 students deemed "high-risk" because of developmental delays may also be eligible. A student cannot receive this scholarship if they are already the recipient of another state-sponsored scholarship (McKay and Step Up). Visit http://www.stepupforstudents.org/special-needs-scholarship/plsa
for scholarship details.
PLSA families and students applying for admission to The Master’s Academy must meet the same entrance requirements as all other applicants (e.g. Christian testimony and regular attendance at a local Christian church). Prospective students must meet the academic guidelines set for the G.O.L.D. program; have a current IEP, and current full battery psychological and educational testing. Entrance is also based upon available space.
The Master’s Academy has a limited amount of funds to assist families each year. This program requires a new application to be filed annually in order to be considered for funding. Eligibility is based in part on income and asset levels during the previous tax year. Applications are accepted February 1 – March 31 for the upcoming school year. Students in the K4 program are not eligible to receive Financial Aid.
During the application period, a link will be posted here to direct families to the FAST application, which does require an application fee of $38/family. The application fee is non-refundable and is payable by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. If you do not have a credit card, you may visit TMA's Finance Office to pay in cash and receive a voucher.
In order for a family to be considered for financial aid, the student(s) must already be enrolled for the upcoming school year. If your student is not yet enrolled for the upcoming school year, please contact TMA's Office of Admissions at (407) 971-2221 ext. 1246 for enrollment information. The financial aid application deadline is March 31.
Last Updated: August 18, 2014