The Florida Department of Education provides a scholarship program for students who are victims of violence and bullying. Hope Scholarships are available to students in grades K–12 who have been victims of bullying or violence in public schools. After a parent reports a qualifying incident to school officials, school officials must notify the parent of the bullying victim about their Hope Scholarship eligibility. Battery, harassment, bullying, kidnapping, physical attack, robbery, sexual assault, threat and intimidation, assault, and fighting at school are all examples of qualifying incidents. Qualifying incidents can happen inside a school building, on school property, at any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity, on the bus, or at a bus stop.
The Selection of students for this program will be based on their application and on a first-come, first-served basis, where priority will be granted to renewing students. The maximum scholarship amount will range between $6,673and $7,169 based on a student’s school district, and grade level Transportation compensation of up to $750 is available to students who use the program to transfer to an out-of-district public school. The amount will be used for the student’s educational purposes and to manage their related expenses.
The Florida Department of Education was founded in the year 1870. The goal of Florida’s Early Learning-20 education system is to improve all kids’ competency by providing them with chances to extend their knowledge and abilities through learning opportunities and research that students, parents, and communities value.
Have a look at the below table to get a quick idea about this program:
|Organization||Florida Department of Education|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||July 1, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who Is Eligible?
Any Public school student in Florida who was a qualifying incident at:
- A K-12 school
- A school-related or school-sponsored program or activity
- Was riding in a school bus or waiting at a school bus stop
How to Apply?
Students, parents, and college and university who wants to apply for this program should fill out the application form by entering proper details in each field of the application form. To download the forms, applicants must click on the below links.
And submit it to the department of education.
Students will be chosen for this program based on their application and a first-come, first-served basis, renewing students’ preferences. Based on a student’s school district and grade level, the maximum scholarship amount will range between $6,673 and $7,169. Students who use the program to transfer to an out-of-district public school can get transportation reimbursement of up to $750. The money will be utilized for the student’s education and cover their related expenditures, such as tuition assistance, library fees, books, other materials, and other related. This will encourage and motivate students to do their best, fight against bullying and violence, and motivate others. This scholarship is a helping hand to those students’ families who have suffered from this kind of abuse.
Applicants who want to apply for this scholarship program should fill out the applications and submit them before the deadline of July 1, 2022. Delayed submission will lead to the rejection of their applications.