The deadline to apply for a BOOST scholarship was extended to Monday, June 1, 2020. The original deadline was Friday, April 24, at midnight. The scholarships, available to qualifying low-income students, will assist parents in sending their children to a non-public school for the 2020-21 school year. The Maryland Department of Education announced the new date on April 1, while also noting that program administrators will continue to monitor coronavirus developments, should additional adjustments be necessary.
"As of today, the application deadline for BOOST has not changed. We encourage parents to fill out their applications as soon as possible. This program is a great opportunity for families whose children currently attend public school, as well as those with children in a Catholic school who are struggling with tuition," said Garrett O'Day, deputy director of the Maryland Catholic Conference. He also shared the list of schools that are eligible to participate in BOOST for the next school year. See the list HERE.
Approximately $7.5 million in scholarships is expected to be awarded by the State of Maryland through BOOST next year.
Since BOOST was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2016, the state has awarded more than 10,000 scholarships, totaling upwards of $24 million, to students to attend a nonpublic that fits their educational needs.
Apply for BOOST here: marylandpublicschools.org/pages/boost/index.aspx