Mckay Scholarship Program – USA 2022

Written by Michael Nz. on May 29, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $3000 - $5000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Toll-Free Information Hotline: 1-800-447-1636 Fax: 850-245-0875

    Mailing Address For Parental Choice:

    Office Of Independent Education And Parental Choice Turlington Building – Florida Department Of Education 325 W. Gaines Street, Room 1044 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

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More About Mckay Scholarship Program 2021

The McKay scholarship is a funding scheme for disabled students to attend an eligible private school of their choice.

McKay scholarship scheme provides funding with the aim of giving scholarships to provide information and assistance to promote successful outcomes for students, families, institutions, and communities.

The award amount may vary per student depending on the financial requirement of an individual.

These disabilities include students with intellectual disability, speech or language impairment, a hearing impairment, including deafness;

impaired vision, blindness included a dual sensory impairment; an orthopedic impairment, and other health impairment, or developmental aphasia, an emotional or behavioral disability; a specific learning disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, a developmental delay; or autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury).

The scholarship is provided by the state education agency of Florida – the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).

This agency aims at providing students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through learning opportunities and research by increasing the proficiency of all the students with one seamless and efficient system.

Scholarship Worth:

The worth of the scholarship equals the lesser of the amount of whichever of these two:

  • The amount the student was supposed to have received in the public school to which the student is assigned.
  • The amount of the private school’s tuition and other fees.

The parents are responsible for any other fees more than the amount of the scholarship as the full cost of tuition may not be covered by the scholarship given, which is dependent on the cost of the school.

Calculations for the worth of the award are done on the basis of the student’s IEP (Individual Education Plan) or the 504 Plan and services provided by the district.

The basis of the calculations is also on the type and frequency of the services offered by the district. A matrix number is developed and used to determine the funding level of the student.

The number of funds for the different matrix levels is set every year by the Florida state government and varies each year. The value of these amounts for the next school year is usually announced at the beginning of July each year.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the McKay scholarship program, the parent of a public school student with a disability who has an (IEP) Individual Education Plan, or a 504 accommodation plan should check if they meet one of the following criteria.

  •  The student must have spent the previous school year at a Florida public school. The applicant must have been enrolled and reported for funding by Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind during the preceding October and February.
  • Applicant must have received services under the specialized instructional services program during the school year in the previous year with a current IEP developed by the local school board in accordance with State Board Rule or a 504 accommodation plan.
  • Applicant must be a foster child or an independent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who was transferred from out–of–state to Florida because of a parent’s permanent job transfer.
  • The parent must have filled intent on the school choice website to notify the school district in a written or electronic manner for the record at least sixty days before the date of the first scholarship payment.
  • The parent must have obtained acceptance for admission of the student to a participating private school.

Scholarship Timeline:

The expiration time of the McKay scholarship is dependent on three different occasions. Whichever occurs first will result in the termination of the scholarship. These three occasions are:

  •  If the beneficiary graduates from high school.
  •  If the beneficiary returns to a public school.
  •  If the beneficiary gets to twenty-two years.

Application Process

Given below is a step-by-step process for application of the McKay Scholarship Program.

  •  Check the eligibility of the student and find out if your child qualifies for the McKay scholarship program. Follow this link to check.
  •  Please note that the application process conducts an initial eligibility screening.
  •  Then apply for the scholarship here.

NB: if you are applying for a foster child who is not enrolled in Florida public school during the attendance surveys in October and February, follow this link to apply. Check the student intent status. Follow the link to check.

  •  The screening process for eligibility is completed by the public school district office and they enter an eligibility determination for each filled student intent.
  •  After this, follow the link to download a PDF of a handy brochure provided to each parent/guardian who has filled and intended for a McKay Scholarship program.
  •  There are specific parent responsibilities under the McKay scholarship scheme which can be found here.
  •  The parent or guardian of a McKay student who is enrolled in one of the participating schools has to complete a Parent Affidavit form found here.
  •  The parent or guardian has to keep up with contact information and view the school’s fee schedule

For more information on the application and a step-by-step guide to the application for the McKay Scholarship Program, please visit the scholarship website.

Applicants are requested to go through the given link in order to apply for McKay Scholarship.

Official scholarship website:

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