Eligibility Requirements

EISP scholarships are for students who will be attending K - 12 Virginia private schools. Scholarship recipients must be both U.S. citizens and Virginia residents from families whose household income is 300% or less of the federal poverty guideline or, in the case of a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 400% or less. Students from low and middle-income families, who would otherwise not have access to private school education, now have this opportunity.

Income guidelines for the 2019-2020 school year:

 
Household Size 300% of poverty 400% of poverty
1 $37,470 $49,960
2 $50,730 $67,640
3 $63,990 $85,320
4 $77,250 $103,000
5 $90,510 $120,680
6 $103,770 $138,360
7 $117,030 $156,040
8 $130,290 $173,720
add for each additional person $13,260 $17,680
 

Scholarship recipient qualifications have been determined by the Virginia Legislature, which requires that to be considered for a scholarship, students must fall in at least one of five qualifying categories:

  1. In the current school year, the student has enrolled and attended a Virginia public school for at least one half of the year, or

  2. For the school year that immediately preceded the student’s receipt of a scholarship the student was enrolled and attended a public school in Virginia, or

  3. The student is eligible for kindergarten or first grade, or

  4. The student was not a resident of Virginia during the preceding year and did not attend a public school in Virginia, or

  5. The student is a prior recipient of a scholarship from a scholarship foundation such as GRASP EISP.

GRASP specifically has a policy of serving multiple schools and does not limit scholarships to only one school.