The Gardiner Scholarship is an education savings account (ESA) for students with certain special needs administered by Scholarship Funding Organizations such as Step Up For Students. Students ages 3 to 22 who have one of the qualifying diagnoses can be eligible for an average of $10,000 in scholarship funds each year.

Gardiner Scholars can use their scholarship to cover approved education-related expenses including private school tuition, tutoring, therapy and educational technology.

More than 9,000 students across Florida utilize the Gardiner Scholarship to customize their education.