FLPS accepts the following scholarships. Please visit the links provided for additional information about the application process. We also offer an FLPS scholarship — please scroll down to the download link for a copy of our application.
McKay Scholarship Program: Florida’s school choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program provides Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school. The McKay Scholarships Program also offers parents public school choice.
“The school-choice issue is not about public versus private; it’s about choice. It’s about knowing what works well for my family and being able to make that choice for them.” — Parent of a McKay Scholarships Student
Step Up For Students Scholarship
Step Up For Students was created to help alleviate the enormous educational challenges faced by lower socio-economic children in Florida. The program provides Tax Credit Scholarships to students in K-12 based on income. These scholarships allow the students to consider a private school or an out-of-district public school that may better suit their individual needs. This choice is not based on whether the public school is judged as succeeding or failing. Rather, it recognizes that different children learn in different ways and that our collective struggle is to help the students who often are at the greatest disadvantage in modern education.
VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program) Scholarship
If you live in Florida, and your child turns 4 four years of age by September 1, your child is eligible to participate in Florida’s FREE Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) education program.
The early years are the learning years. A child’s ability to be attentive and to follow directions emerges in the early years. Structured early learning fosters these abilities for later success in school and in life. Pre-K prepares children to be ready for school. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests and have better social skills and fewer behavioral problems once they enter school, and they are also better prepared for Kindergarten, especially in the areas of pre-reading, pre-math and social skills. Pre-K promotes a love of learning in children. Pre-K enhances what a child learns at home and instills a love of life-long learning.
Family Central Scholarship
Starting with a handful of child care centers, the scope and range of Family Central’s services have increased dramatically over the last three decades to meet the complex and comprehensive needs of today’s families. Responding to the needs of the community over the last third of a century to South Florida’s most vulnerable populations, FCI’s services has included:
Child care placement and resource and referral assistance; administration of child care funding for special populations such as homeless, recovering substance abusers, HIV/AIDS affected and infected populations, and children of victims of domestic violence; information on parenting, child development and child care; resource libraries offering free Internet access, children’s literature, curriculum guides, audio-visual equipment, toys, costumes, professional journals and classroom equipment and materials; assistance for parents enrolling children in KidCare and Medicaid Health Insurance; monthly parent calendars with updated, developmentally appropriate, interactive activities designed to stimulate children’s cognitive/social/behavioral growth; weekly story time reading hour open to the public that promotes language-enriched reading readiness for pre-schoolers and their families; developmental screening of all children receiving subsidized child care; Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY); child care center, school; identification of primary and preventive health care needs of children and linkages and referrals to health care providers; facilitation of immunizations; and collection of holiday toys to assist with the holiday season.
Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School Scholarship
Fort Lauderdale Prep School (FLPS) recognizes the unique financial circumstances of each family. Depending on the amount of monies available in the Financial Aid annual budget, we offer awards for students on a limited basis. These awards are offered after a careful evaluation of individual family finances.
Within the limits of available funds, FLPS seeks to provide tuition assistance to qualified students. The schools policy for determining financial need is based on the principle that both parents are responsible for the support and educational expenses of their children. We consider the assets of both parents, if living, before making the award. Both parents are assumed to be employed. If only one parent is employed and there are no children under the age of four years living at home, the committee will add in a reasonable expectation of salary for that parent. If the custodial parent has remarried, we will consider the assets of the step-parent, taking into consideration the obligations to his or her natural children. Returning students are given preference, providing they meet all deadlines. Financial Aid must be applied for each year and applicants must meet all guidelines set forth by the Financial Aid committee.
Please download our application and submit completed form to the school.