Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program to attend eligible nonpublic schools.

The program is governed by language in the Fiscal 2017 Budget Bill. The language begins on page 128 of Senate Bill 190 of the 2016 session (the Fiscal 2017 Budget Bill).

The links at right provide additional information about the program.

Applications were due on July 11, 2016, and award notifications for the 2016-2017 school year will be sent soon.

At this point, BOOST Scholarship funding has been authorized only for the 2016-2017 school year. Updates on continuation of the program will be posted to this web page in spring 2017.

For information, contact boost.msde@maryland.gov.