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Progressive Pediatric

1725 Hermitage Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Private school - Gardiner

Who is eligible to receive a Gardiner Scholarship?

To be eligible to receive a scholarship a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Is a resident of this state;
  • Is eligible to enroll in kindergarten through grade 12 in a public school in this state or will be 3 or 4 years old before September 1;
  • Has a disability as defined below: Autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, an intellectual disability, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, Williams syndrome or a high-risk child as defined in s. 393.063(20)(a), Florida Statutes.
  • Is the subject of an IEP (individual educational plan) written in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education or has received a diagnosis of a disability as defined above from a physician who is licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 or a psychologist who is licensed in this state.
How do I apply for the Gardiner Scholarship Program?

The Scholarship Funding Organizations (SFO) listed below are approved to administer the Gardiner Scholarship Program. Contact the SFO for instructions and deadlines for applying for a scholarship.

A.A.A. Scholarship Foundation
Phone: 888-707-2465
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Step Up for Students
Phone: 877-735-7837
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How much is the average scholarship amount?

The amount of a child's scholarship is dependent on a number of different factors, including grade level, county of residence and a student's individual level of need. The average full scholarship amount is approximately $10,000. The percentage of scholarship a student qualifies depends on the date eligibility is confirmed by the scholarship funding organization.

September 1100%
November 175%
February 150%
April 125%


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