The Scholarship Calculator, with updated scholarship award information, for the 2020-2021 school year will open in mid July 2020. The Georgia Department of Education will not have any additional information regarding scholarship eligibility and award amounts prior to the opening of the Scholarship Calculator.
your convenience, below you will find the criteria for Special Needs
Eligibility Criteria 1- A student have must a parent/guardian who currently
lives in Georgia and has been a resident for at least one calendar year.
Eligibility Criteria 2- A student was enrolled and completed the 2019 – 2020
school year in a Georgia public school in grades kindergarten through twelfth.
- Student Eligibility
A student was reported as attending a Georgia public school by a school
district(s) during mandatory student counts conducted in October 2019 and March
Eligibility Criteria 4 - A student does not need to have an Individualized
Education Plan (IEP) for the entire school year to qualify for the GSNS
Program. A student must have received special education services at some point
during the 2019 – 2020 school year through an IEP. A student must be
reported by a school district(s) in either the October 2019 OR March 2020 student counts OR in final student record as a student receiving special
education services by the end of the 2019 – 2020 school year.
a student took advantage of the scholarship in the 2019-2020 school year and
ended the school year at an approved Georgia Special Needs Scholarship authorized private school, he or she will be
automatically eligible for the 2020-2021 school year. Your authorized private school will have access to your 2020-2021 scholarship award amount in