The Gardiner Scholarship Program 2021 is open to various children in the United States faced with limiting difficulties. Formerly called PLSA, Gardiner Scholarship has helped to secure the lives and success of many children, they have created the necessary environment needed by children with special needs to thrive.

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The Gardiner Scholarship with the help of parents has helped a lot of children with special needs to acquire educational skills much needed for them to stay relevant in the educational space.

Students who are successfully enrolled in the 2021 scholarship program are awarded an average amount of $10,000. Parents seeking to help their children with special needs are implored to apply for this scholarship program.

Gardiner Scholarship is open to students in Florida with the ages between 3-22 years old, or students in the 12th grade with disabilities and special needs.

Awards and Scholarship Worth

Funds awarded to beneficiaries vary depending on the time the candidate is found eligible.

Applicants who submit their applications on or before August 1 and are found eligible on or before September 1 will be awarded 100% of the award intended by the scholarship organizers.

Candidates who submit their applications on or before October 1 and are found eligible on or before November 1 will be awarded 75% of the award intended by the organizers.

Candidates who submit their applications on or before January 1 and are found eligible on or before February 1 will receive 50% of the award intended by the scholarship organizers.

Candidates who submit their applications on or before March 1 and are found eligible on or before April 1 will receive 25% of the award intended by the organizers.

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Requirements

•Aspirants must be United States citizens or permanent residents of Florida.
•Aspirants must be between the ages 3-22 or 12th grade.
•Applicants with any of the following disabilities are welcome to apply; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Williams Syndrome, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, or severe cognitive impairment.
•Students between the ages 3-5 lagging behind in their academics due to developmental delays be able to apply. Parents or guardians should keep in mind that students or applicants must not be older than 5 on September 1.
•Applicants will need to provide proof of official diagnosis from a licensed physician or phycologist in Florida or provide an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from a Florida school district.
•Candidates must not be enrolled in any other state-sponsored scholarship.

Application Process

For families who participated in the 2017/2018 school year and wish to renew their scholarships, applicants must click here to access their accounts using their existing passwords and usernames. Candidates who have forgotten their passwords are to click the “Forgotten Password” button for help.

For New families who are just applying for the scholarship, they must complete an online application using their email addresses.

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Application Deadline

Candidates are urged to complete and submit their applications on or before June 30, 2021, as priority will be given to candidates who submitted their applications before the deadline.