Office of Independent Education & Parental Choice

John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program

John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, commonly known as the McKay Scholarship Program, allows parents of students with disabilities to choose the best academic environment for their children. This scholarship program provides a variety of options including the opportunity to attend a participating private school or transfer to another public school. Eligible students include students with disabilities who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and who were enrolled and reported for funding by a Florida school district. Students from military families from other states or countries may also be eligible. Click here for more information.

Florida Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program

CTC Scholarships are awarded to pay up to $3,950 annually per child for private school tuition for eligible low-income families ... OR ... A CTC Scholarship may be used to pay up to $500 in annual assistance for transportation to an out-of-district public school chosen by the scholarship parents. The scholarships were made possible by the Corporate Tax Credit bill, passed by the 2001 Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush. CTC Scholarships are funded by direct corporate contributions to nonprofit scholarship funding organizations (SFO's) as designated by the state of Florida to receive and disburse CTC funding. Click here for more information.