Is your kid suffering from an intellectual disability and is planning to get involved in private or public school? The Florida Department Of Education is glad to announce the authentic John Mckay Scholarship to help the parents and the god-gifted children meet their basic educational needs. The organization understands the difficulties these children and their parents face and wants to make a little contribution to support these god-gifted children. The Florida Department Of Education is awarding this scholarship for the child documented to have intellectual or any other disability and meets the eligibility criteria and attends the school, including K-12 grade.
The mission of the Florida Department Of Education is to enhance the proficiency of all children within one seamless, efficient system by supporting them with the opportunity to expand their skills through learning opportunities and research appreciated by students, parents, and communities, and to maintain an accountability system that measures student progress.
The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program was founded in 1999. They provide scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. The organization administers a statewide reading initiative for Florida’s public schools and community groups and volunteer organizations that assist them, intending to accomplish every child able to read at or above grade level. They are providing this scholarship to help each child live with dignity and receive primary education.
Take a look at the following table for more information about the scholarships:
|Organization||Florida Department Of Education|
|Educational Level||K-12 students|
|Number of Awards||Multiple|
Who May Be Eligible
Students should go thoroughly through the enlisted points to know the eligibility criteria:
- The candidate must be a U.S resident
- The fellow must be a student with intellectual or any related disability
- The fellow must have attended the prior school year at a Florida public school, or
- The candidate must have enrolled and reported for funding by the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind during the preceding October and February student membership surveys in kindergarten through grade 12, or
- The applicant has received services under the Specialized Instructional Services (SIS) program during the previous school year and has a current IEP ruled by the local school board by State Board Rule or a 504 accommodation plan, or
- The candidate is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transfers to Florida from out of state due to a parent’s permanent change of station orders,
- The fellow has obtained admission to a private school that is eligible for the program
- The candidate must be documented for having a disability.
How to Apply
The submission must be made with the required documents before the due date. The submission must be provided via an online process, with the valid data in the application. Incomplete or invalid information will not be considered for the application. Kindly give the submission before the deadline, as the late submission will directly be rejected.
Students are requested to provide the below-mentioned documents along with the complete application:
- The fellow should provide proof of acceptance by the school
- The candidate must provide proof of residence
- The parents are asked to provide a copy of the Permanent Change of Station Orders if parents are working in the army force
- The student must provide a medical statement for disability student is having
The awarded funds will lessen the financial load of the students. The scholarship must be only used to pay students’ academic needs like tuition, fees, and other related expense. These organizations motivate students to accomplish their goals overcoming the struggle. The process of these scholarships is too simple.
The Florida Department Of Education currently accepts submission, so begin with your application process immediately as the organization will not receive the late submission.