Welcome to the Hope Scholarship Website!
About Hope Scholarship
The Hope Scholarship is for students in grades kindergarten through 12 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and have been subjected to an incident of battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; simple battery; robbery; sexual offenses, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual battery; threat or intimidation; or fighting at school to have the opportunity to transfer to another public school with capacity or to receive a scholarship to enroll in an approved private school. Incidents reported may be investigated at the district level, however, there does not have to be substantiation on the part of the district to offer a transfer to another public school with capacity or the ability for the student to move to an eligible private school on scholarship.
A qualifying incident, as seen above, must have taken place at a K-12 public school, any school related or school-sponsored program or activity, riding the bus or waiting at the bus stop.
A parent who chooses to enroll his or her child in a public school located outside the district in which the student resides shall be eligible for a scholarship to transport the student. For more information on the scholarship for transportation please visit Step Up for Students.
- Assessments Provided by LCS
- What is the Hope Scholarship Program?
- Where can I find a list of eligible private schools?
- Eligibility Criteria
- What are the qualifying incidents for the Hope Scholarship Program?
- How to Apply
- If I get the Hope Scholarship, how long will it last?
- How long does it take to receive a scholarship?
Phone: (352) 253-6784