Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

General Overview

The Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district. The amount of each scholarship will be based on the primary disability condition identified on the student's Evaluation Team Report (ETR). Students must be enrolled in the scholarship program for the entire program year to receive the full scholarship amount.


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, the child's evaluation team report (ETR) from the district states that the child requires special education and related services under the Individual 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. 

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.

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 ETR. 

The provider will have the required application forms and will assist the parent in the scholarship application process.

Last Modified: 10/30/2023 6:05:08 AM