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Save Money on Your Tuition!

Families looking for financial assistance to cover GCHFA classes or collegiate level tuition can explore various scholarship and fundraising opportunities on this page. 

Step Up - Personalized Education Program (PEP)

Florida students who are not full-time private or public school students can access the Personalized Education Program (PEP) through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. This scholarship provides an educational savings account (ESA) to fund the educational needs of eligible students.

Quick facts:

  • Open to K-12 Florida residents not enrolled in full-time private or public school regardless of household income.

  • Students must be at least age 5 by Sept 1, of the school year in which they wish to enroll.

  • Provides access to an education savings account (ESA) that functions like a bank account.

To learn more and to apply for this scholarship, click the button below, then click the "PEP Program" tab:


Step Up - Scholarships for Students with Unique Abilities (FES - UA)

The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES - UA)  |  Personalize the education of your child with unique abilities. This scholarship is delivered as an education savings account (ESA) that you can direct toward a combination of programs and approved providers. This includes schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology, a college savings account and more.

Quick facts:

  • Available to students age 3 through grade 12 or age 22, whichever comes first, who have a specific diagnosis

  • $10,000 average award for an FES - UA scholarship

  • Funds may be used for tuition and fees for homeschooling options, private lessons, therapies, tutoring and more

To learn more and to apply for this scholarship, click the button below, then click the "Unique Abilities" tab: 


RaiseRight - Cover YOUR Tuition

Earn easy money toward your GCHFA tuition by shopping with RaiseRight, a gift card rebate program designed to meet your needs without the extra hassle of selling goods, planning events, or knocking on doors. For each gift card you purchase, 80% of your rebate is applied directly to your GCHFA account to cover your tuition.

Quick facts:

  • Hundreds of brands participate (Walmart, Target, Amazon, Starbucks, Panera, Home Depot, etc) so that you can use the program for your every day purchases and receive a rebate on the money you're already planning to spend

  • Completely free for anyone to join to help you earn money toward your tuition - no minimums, no earning caps

  • Options to buy through the app (available immediately) or through physical gift cards (shipped) -- no activation fees or expiration dates

To learn more and to enroll for this free and easy-to-use program, click the button below or contact our RaiseRight coordinator, Jenni Stahlmann ( or (941) 961-4114)


GCHFA Vera & Imre Hecht Foundation Music Scholarship - Collegiate Level Support

The GCHFA Vera & Imre Hecht Music Scholarship is a scholarship program offered through Gulf Coast Homeschool Fine Arts (GCHFA) and generously funded by the Vera and Imre Hecht Foundation. This scholarship program is offered to graduating high school seniors who will attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the same year and pursue a music major or minor. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for student-musicians to receive a college education in music which can be applied to teaching and performing music in Florida’s Gulf Coast communities and beyond.

Quick facts:

  • Student must be a GCHFA member for no less than two consecutive years to be considered for a scholarship. Please see additional information below regarding scholarship percentage available based on years of GCHFA participation.

  • Student must be currently enrolled and participate in a GCHFA program which may include band, orchestra and choir

  • Must declare, have applied for or have been accepted at a 4-year college or university and declare an approved major or minor in music (performance on related instrument, education, pedagogy, etc.)

To learn more about requirements and to apply for this scholarship, click the button below:

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