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Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program

The 2021-2022 Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Application is open!   Applicants have until 11:59 pm on May 17, 2021 to submit applications. Click here to view instructions and start the application.

2021-2022 BOOST Application is closed! The May 17, 2021, deadline to submit BOOST Program scholarship applications has expired.

BOOST provides scholarships for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price school meals program (FARMS) to attend eligible nonpublic schools.  Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first.

The BOOST program and its funding are governed by the annual State Budget Bill. Scholarship awards are dependent on available funding. House Bill 588, the State fiscal year 2022 Budget Bill, which governs the 2021-2022 program year has been enacted and $10 million was allocated by the Maryland General Assembly.  

2021-2022 Ampliación de opciones y oportunidades para los estudiantes de hoy (BOOST) ¡La solicitud está abierta! Los solicitantes tienen hasta las 11:59 pm del 17 de mayo de 2021 para enviar sus solicitudes. Haga clic aquí para ver las instrucciones e iniciar la aplicación.
 
To contain the spread of COVID-19, mandatory telework has been invoked for MSDE non-essential employees. Emailed inquiries will receive a more prompt response than phone calls. For additional information, please contact the BOOST Program - boost.msde@maryland.gov.