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Friday, March 27, 2015

Step Up For Students Special Needs Scholarship

Step Up For Students is a state organization that seeks to alleviate educational challenges to students in Florida who live in or near poverty or have special needs. In order to assist the families/care givers of such students Step Up For Students offers scholarships.

For students with special needs they offer a Personal Learning Scholarship Account Program (PLSA) that can assist in the financing of specialized programs and approved providers; adaptive technology and, even, college savings accounts. With this money parents/caregivers of students with special needs can purchase things like tablet PCs, Braille displays, screen magnifiers, voice recognition programs, etc. The acquisition of such adaptive technology devices and programs can then allow the student to use apps like BARD Mobile, Learning Ally and other educational apps provided by the Jacksonville Public Library.

For more information visit their website: