Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program Application

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Income Guidelines:
The BOOST Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the Free or Reduced-Price Meals program.  Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first. Click here to view the income thresholds for the program.

Application Requirements:
1. Students must have pursued enrollment in a potential participating nonpublic school. At the least, an application for admission must be submitted to the school before a BOOST application is submitted.

2. The application requires certain documentation to be scanned and uploaded as PDF files:

a. Documentation showing that the student has pursued enrollment in a potential participating nonpublic school. This documentation could include a letter of acceptance/continuation, a letter that the student is on the waiting list, or acknowledgement that an admissions application has been submitted.  The list of potential participating schools is available in a link on the main BOOST web page.

b. Documentation of family size and income. If an IRS Form 1040, 1040a, or 1040EZ was filed for 2016, that document should be attached. If a Form 1040, 1040a, or 1040EZ was not filed for 2016, other documents showing income status should be attached. Documents may include a W-2 Wage and Tax Statement or a Budget Letter from your Local Department of Social Services if you are receiving public benefits.

c. If the student is in Informal Kinship Care, an affidavit verifying Informal Kinship Care must be submitted. Click here for the Informal Kinship Care affidavit form.

    3. If you do not have Adobe Reader software to open PDF documents, click here to download it.
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    The application deadline was Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

    Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please check back on this page beginning in March 2018 for information on scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.  

    If you submitted an application on or before June 15, 2017 and would like to Print it, click here for instructions.