Media and Research Inquiries

For media or research inquiries about Step Up For Students, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, Family Empowerment Scholarship, Hope Scholarship or Reading Scholarship, please contact below:

Scott Kent

Director, Strategic Communications

Patrick Gibbons

Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Ron Matus

Director, Policy & Public Affairs

Government or Legislative Affairs Contact:

Amy Graham

Vice President, Policy, Innovation & Empowerment

Research Proposals and Queries Contact:

Patrick Gibbons

Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 12/1/2022

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships)

  • 185,984 enrolled students
  • 51 percent of students live in single-parent households
  • 63 percent Black or Hispanic
  • $42,795 average household income
  • 2,090 participating private schools

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities

  • 69,513 students enrolled
  • $10,000 is the average scholarship value
  • 28.1% Autism Spectrum
  • 13.4% Multiple-Diagnoses
  • 12.5% Other Health Impairment
  • 10.5% Specific Learning Disability
  • 5.5% Speech Impairment
  • 3.9% Language Impairment
  • 3.6% Rare Diseases
  • 3.4% Intellectual Disability
  • 2.5% Anaphylaxis
  • 2% Emotional or behavioral disability
  • 1.5% High-Risk
  • 0.9% Hearing Impaired
  • 0.8% Cerebral Palsy
  • 0.8% Down Syndrome
  • 1.4% All other diagnoses

Hope Scholarship

  • 788 students enrolled

New Worlds Reading Scholarship

  • 5,710 students enrolled
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