The State of Maryland enacted the BOOST program in 2016 to give K-12 students from lower-income families an opportunity to find the best educational fit for their needs by awarding applicants with scholarships to attend a nonpublic school.
Each year, Maryland’s BOOST Scholarship Program provides nearly $7.5 million in scholarships to eligible K-12 students toward tuition at a qualifying nonpublic school of their choice.
Who’s eligible for a BOOST Scholarship?
BOOST scholarship are available to public school students and current nonpublic school students whose family incomes is:
• $30,451 or less for a family of 2
• $38,443 or less for a family of 3
• $46,435 or less for a family of 4
• $54,427 or less for a family of 5
You must apply for BOOST through the State of Maryland. The State Department of Education’s application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year was April 17, 2019. Please contact your Catholic school of choice for information on other forms of financial assistance that may be available for the upcoming school year.
1. To apply for a BOOST scholarship, you must first apply for your child to attend a qualifying nonpublic school. To find out if your child’s chosen school qualifies, please contact the school to confirm that it is participating in BOOST for the upcoming school year. If your child is already enrolled at a qualifying school, please be sure to re-register for next school year
2. Once you have applied to the school of their choice, please visit the Maryland State Department of Education BOOST Scholarship page to apply.