Jon Peterson Scholarship: Information for Parents
Generally, any student who has been identified as a child with a disability and for whom the district has created an individualized education plan (IEP) qualifies for the JPSN scholarship program.
When the student has been identified by their public district as a child with a disability, [This means the child’s evaluation team report (ETR) from the district states that the child requires special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)].
The student must also have a current IEP from the district of residence that is finalized and all parties, including the parent, must be in agreement with the IEP. (Under certain circumstances the initial IEP may be written by the district of service.)
A child is eligible to apply to participate in the program when the child is eligible to enter school in any grade from kindergarten through twelve, and if the child meets all other program eligibility requirements.
There are two application periods annually. The first application period begins in February and ends on April 15th. Scholarships awarded to this group of applicants will be for the full school year. The second application period begins in October and ends on November 15th. Scholarships awarded during this second application period will be awarded for half of the school year (January 1 through June 30).
Parents of eligible students must first register with a participating Peterson Scholarship Provider.
The amount of each scholarship will be based on the disability identified on the student’s IEP and will not exceed $20,000.
The provider will have the required application forms and will assist the parent in the scholarship application process.
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Last Modified: 3/4/2014 1:25:25 PM