St. Joseph Catholic School

Little Lambs through 8th Grade

Faith, Family & Education

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program

School Tax Credit

Dear Education Partner,

We have some super news. We have more income-based scholarships available for the 2020-2021 school year. This means we can help more children like your students. How amazing is that? We’re hoping you can help us spread the news. Do you know families who have children they want to send to your school, but can’t afford to do so? Tell them Step Up For Students can help get them to your school. 

Please spread the word. Make sure they don’t delay and apply now for the upcoming school year. As always, we’re first-come, first-served and funding is not guaranteed. Lower-income families in Florida now have even more education options. 

Families can apply for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship by clicking here

If you’d like to share a flyer with your families to let them know there are more scholarships available, please use the links below to download. We encourage you to print the flyers and share them with families. You can hand them out to families visiting your school, post them on your bulletin boards, or even email them to families you know that might be interested.

English flyer in color

English flyer in black and white

Spanish flyer in color

Spanish flyer in black and white

 Also, feel free to share on social media. Here’s a suggested post for Facebook:  

Want to send your child to our school, but can’t afford it? Help is here. Step Up For Students has more income-based scholarships available for the 2019-20 school year. Don’t delay, apply now. As always, they’re first-come, first-served.

Also, you may have heard, Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill creating the Family Empowerment Scholarship. The program’s details are still being worked out by the Florida Department of Education. Step Up For Students will share information with you as soon as we know more. In the meantime, please share the above information with your families. 

Thank you for sharing this wonderful news. We’re looking forward to a successful 2019-20 school year. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-877-735-7837 and select the option for Providers, or email us at Parents with questions about the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship can contact us by visiting our website at and using the Online Chat option or by calling our Service Center at 877-735-7837. Our Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST. 

Best wishes,

Step Up For Students

P.S. Educators, join your peers from around the state and school choice leaders at the Step Up For Students Gardiner and FTC Conference in Lakeland on June 20-21, 2019. Our keynote speaker is Michael Bonner, an inspiring second-grade teacher from Greenville, North Carolina who has been featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Katie Swingle, Gardiner Scholarship parent and national speaker, will also be speaking at the conference. Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, Florida Sen. Manny Diaz and other VIPs in the education choice arena will be in attendance. Please share this information with fellow educators. Click here to learn more