John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Program Description

Florida’s McKay Program provides scholarships for students with disabilities to attend the school that best fits their educational needs.

Scholarship Value

The amount of the scholarship is determined by the amount the student would have received in the public school to which they are assigned or the amount of the selected private school’s tuition and fees, which ever is less. For the 2005-2006 school year, scholarship amounts ranged from $4,805 to $20,703 with the average grant about $6,927. A total of 17,300 grants were awarded for the 2005-2006 school year, equaling $107.7 million in scholarships.

Student/School Participation

Currently, 751 private schools participate in the program. As of 2005, there were 401,834 students with disabilities registered in Florida public schools.

Student Eligibility

To qualify for the scholarship, students must have an Individualized Education Plan and have been enrolled in a Florida public school in the previous year.

Louisiana Children's Education Alliance

4528 Bennington Ave Suite #300B
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 485-7395
(225) 753-3705 fax