Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first.

The BOOST program for the 2017-2018 school year is governed by language in the Fiscal 2018 Budget Bill. The language begins on page 135 of House Bill 150 of the 2017 session (the Fiscal 2018 Budget Bill).

The application deadline for awards for the 2017-2018 school year was Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Please check back on this page beginning in March 2018 for information on scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.  

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