Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Bishop Kenny High School provides limited financial assistance to those students who qualify for grants based on demonstrated financial need and/or extenuating circumstances.  

How to Apply for Financial Assistance:

Students must be registered for the 2022-2023 school year to be considered for financial aid. Deadline for registration is March 4, 2022.

1. Fill out the online application. Click HERE to access FACTS or you may access through your RenWeb account. Financial Assistance application will open on January 1, 2022.
2. While all families will not meet the criteria, all applicants are required to review the income based Step Up for Students and AAA Scholarships to determine whether or not they meet the eligibility requirements.

Click HERE for the Step Up for Students Scholarship
Click HERE for the AAA Scholarship3. Complete the online enrollment packet or online application. See the Apply to BK page for steps.

The deadline to complete the Financial Assistance application is March 31, 2022.

The Financial Aid Committee will review applications in April and mail award letters in May.

If you have questions regarding Financial Assistance, please contact Becky Smith in the Business Office at 904-398-7545 ext. 251

CLICK to open and print the complete Financial Aid Information Packet & checklist.  

Scholarships Accepted 

Click HERE to watch an overview on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, McKay, Gardiner and Florida Empowerment Scholarship.

Step Up For Students:

Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer two scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for low-income families and the Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) for children with certain special needs.

For more information on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program click here

Family Empowerment Scholarship For Unique Abilities:

The Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.

For more information on the FES Unique Abilities click HERE.

McKay Scholarship

Florida's school choice programs allow parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided over 31,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2017-18 school year. 

Parents of McKay Scholarship Program applicants must withdraw the student from public school prior to enrolling the child on the McKay website so that the first tuition payment is not delayed.  The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan, which must accompany admissions materials.  To see if your child is eligible click here.

An IEP or 504 Plan is a public school document and is used for informational purposes and/or certification of eligibility for the McKay scholarship in a private school.  Bishop Kenny will consider a student’s IEP or 504 Plan while preparing a Bishop Kenny High School Student Support Plan.  This plan will specify accommodations and services that are available at Bishop Kenny High School.

AAA Scholarship

The AAA Scholarship Foundation provides economic and other assistance to economically-disadvantaged families and families of children with disabilities to enable them to select the best schools for their children.

For more information on the AAA Scholarship Foundation click here.

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