John M. McKay Scholarship for Students
with Disabilities Program

By participating in the McKay Scholarship Program, your student may be able to attend a different public school in your district, attend a public school in an adjacent district, or receive a scholarship to attend a participating private school.

In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan, and:

  • Have been enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school for the school year prior to applying for a scholarship (Grades K-12); or
  • Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the school year prior to applying for a scholarship; or
  • Have attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind during the preceding school year's student membership surveys (Grades K012)

To find out if your student is eligible, you may apply for the McKay Scholarship on the School Choice website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org . Select the McKay Scholarshiplink and then the link titled Apply for a McKay Scholarship on the menu bar on the left.

To learn more about your child's educational options, please contact the Department of Education, Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice Information Hotline at 1 (800) 447-1636or visit the School Choice website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org and click the McKay Scholarship link.  

2017-2018 McKay Parent/Guardian Letter

In District/Out of Zone McKay Scholarship procedures

McKay Scholarship In District/Out of Zone Form