Students who were awarded the Hope Scholarship for 2023-24 school year must renew their applications annually to receive the Hope Scholarship. The renewal application period for the 2024-25 school year opens on January 3, 2024 and will run through June 15, 2024.
Please note that existing Hope Scholarship students do not have to re-enroll in public school to receive the scholarship for future years but must annually submit all required private school enrollment or individualized instructional plan academic progress information to their county board of education by June 8. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in loss of eligibility for the Hope Scholarship Program. For Hope students attending a nonpublic school, the nonpublic school is required to submit the enrollment notification directly to the county board of education. For Hope students utilizing the Individualized Instructional Plan (IIP) pathway, parents/guardians are responsible for submitting the annual academic progress information to the county board of education, whether satisfying the requirement with nationally normed test results or an academic review completed by a certified teacher. A sample academic review form that would be completed by a certified teacher can be found here.
Funding distributions for the 2023-24 academic year are currently underway. If a family has questions about a current academic year distribution, please email Hope Scholarship staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.