Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first.

The BOOST program for the 2018-2019 school year is governed by language in Senate Bill 185 of the 2018 legislative session (the Fiscal 2019 Budget Bill).

MAY 21, 2018, 5:00 PM = DEADLINE TO APPLY for the 2018-2019 school year.

JULY 2018 = Awards are expected to be made.

SEP. AND OCT. 2018 = Schools will confirm enrollment of BOOST students.

DECEMBER 2018 = Payments are expected to be sent to schools.

For information, contact boost.msde@maryland.gov.