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 the StepUp website to be notified when applications for funding become available. If awarded a Step Up Scholarship, families must submit 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 prior to withdrawing from public school. Click here for more information on program eligibility. 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 Bible-believing 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.
Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA)
Gardiner Scholarships (PLSAs) are for Florida students in grades K3 -12 with one of the following diagnoses: autism spectrum disorder, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome or intellectual disability (sever cognitive impairment). K3-K5 students deemed "high risk" due to 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). Click here 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 Bible-believing 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 (students in the preschool programs are not eligible for financial aid). This program requires a new application to be filed annually in order to be considered for funding for the upcoming school year.
Eligibility is based in part on income and asset levels during the previous tax year. 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.
Instructions and FAQs regarding the 2019-20 Financial Aid applicat
Click here to complete your financial aid application between February 1 and March 31.