BOOST Scholarship

Application Information

BOOST is a State Maryland Program, enacted in 2016, to ensure lower-income students could afford the K-12 education best fit for their needs. BOOST provides scholarships to eligible students to enable them to attend a nonpublic school.

Now in its second year, Maryland’s BOOST Scholarship Program will provide nearly $6 million in scholarships in the upcoming school year 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:
• $30,044 or less for a family of 2
• $37,777 or less for a family of 3
• $45,510 or less for a family of 4
• $53,243 or less for a family of 5

You must apply for BOOST through the State of Maryland. The State Department of Education is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. This year’s application deadline will be June 15, 2017.


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.

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