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 a disability (documented by a current IEP), 400% or below. 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 2018-2019 school year:
|Household Size||300% of poverty||400% of poverty|
|add for each additional person||$12,960||$17,280|
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:
- In the current school year, the student has enrolled and attended a Virginia public school for at least one half of the year, or
- 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
- The student is eligible for kindergarten or first grade, or
- The student was not a resident of Virginia during the preceding year and did not attend a public school in Virginia, or
- 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.