Step Up for Students Scholarship

CCS accepts the Step Up For Students  Scholarship from those students who have successfully completed the regular admissions process.  We accept the FTC & FES-EO scholarships. We do not accept the UA scholarship. Below is additional information on the program. 

Scholarships for Florida Schoolchildren.

About Step Up For Students

Step Up For Students was created by the Florida Legislature in 2001 to help alleviate the enormous educational challenges faced by children in Florida. As of July 1, 2023, scholarships are available to all students, regardless of household income, who are residents of Florida and eligible to enroll in a K-12 public school.

These scholarships allow the students to consider a participating private school such as CCS that may better suit their individual needs. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to check the website regularly and meet all of the scholarships requirements and deadlines.  For the 2023-24 school year, scholarships awards average around $7,700 for private school tuition.

SUFS Application

New families who are interested in applying for this scholarship should monitor the Step Up for Students website for the opening of new applications.  You are encouraged to click here to sign up for the Step Up For Students interest list.  It will allow you to receive notifications regarding the application season.

Renewal families whose children received a Step Up scholarship for the current school year, check your email around April (date is determined by SUFS) for the link to renew your application for the upcoming school year.  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (giving priority to renewal families), so renew early. 

For more information, please contact our Enrollment Specialist, Julie Paterson at or (305) 246-8608.


Colonial Christian School
17105 SW 296 Street | Homestead, FL 33030
Tel: (305) 246-8608 | Fax: (305) 246-1542