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Oftentimes, families will say private education is too expensive for them. While private Christian education at CTK is certainly an investment, there are scholarships and tuition assistance funds available for families. During the 2023-24 school year, students in CTK grades K - 8 have received over $900,000 in taxpayer-funded scholarships and CTK tuition assistance awards. 


Please see Mr. Brown or Mrs. Radikopf if you would like more information about any of the scholarship opportunities listed below.

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (Step Up for Students) and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Opportunities


Step Up For Students supports Florida students and families in building a stronger future through personalized education.  The FTC and FES-EO scholarships assist K-12 students, regardless of household income, who are residents of Florida and eligible to enroll in a K-12 public school.  Students can receive a scholarship worth an average of $7,800 to attend a private school that best meets their academic needs.

The scholarship can be used for tuition along with other related expenses such as registration and enrollment fees.


Applications for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order all documents are received, and funding is limited.  You can apply for the Step Up for Students Scholarship HERE!


For more information about Step Up for Students Tax Credit Scholarship please click here.

The FES-UA (Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities) (formerly the Gardiner & McKay Scholarships) - The FES-UA Scholarship is for families with children of certain special needs.  The FES-UA Scholarship is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.

Click here to view the FES Scholarship for Unique Abilities 2021-22 award amounts.

For more information about the FES-UA Scholarship please click here.

To apply for the FES-UA Scholarship please click here.

The HOPE Scholarship - This scholarship is for public school students who were victims of a bullying at a K-12 school, a school-related or school-sponsored program or activity, or riding in a school bus or waiting at a school bus stop.  The Hope Scholarship is not based on financial need.  This scholarship gives parents options to place their child in a safer academic environment.

For more information about the HOPE Scholarship, or to apply, please click here.

The AAA Scholarship - The AAA Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships solely to qualifying low-income, disabled and/or displaced students.

AAA Scholarship begins accepting applications in mid-February or March. It may take 10-12 weeks to process your submission and determine your eligibility once all required documents and fee payment (if applicable) is received.  If Christ the King knows you are applying for the AAA Scholarship we will work with you , and pro-rate any tuition that may have been paid while waiting for the scholarship approval.


To start your application process please click here.

For more information about the AAA Scholarship please click here.

Christ the King Tuition Assistance Program - Christ the King Lutheran Church and School recognizes that affording a Christian education can be challenging. CTK Church’s tuition assistance program is designed to help families afford Christ-centered education for their children. Those families in need of tuition assistance are asked to first apply for one of the scholarships above to determine their eligibility.


What if a family is not eligible to receive a Florida Taxpayer-Funded Scholarship and cannot afford to pay full tuition?  CTK offers options to parents should this be the case.  For more information about those options please click here and scroll to the Financial Assistance section. 

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