FAQ: Scholarship Applicants & Recipients

Who is Eligible to receive a scholarship?

The State has defined parameters as to who is eligible to receive an SSO scholarship. Children eligible to enroll in a GA qualified (public) school Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st Grade program Students who are currently enrolled at GA public school qualify. From 2nd grade and beyond, Georgia policy requires that a student must have attended at least 45 days of public school immediately prior to enrolling a private school in order to be considered eligible.  Home School students, KIPP School students, Charter School students are also eligible.  Once a student receives an Apogee scholarship, they remain eligible for the balance of their career through 12th grade.

How do I apply for an SSO scholarship?

Apogee works closely with its partner schools in awarding SSO scholarships. Please contact your school’s admissions office for more information.

Is this a needs based scholarship?

No, although we do strongly encourage schools to consider some type of needs based component in their scholarship award policy.

Does the scholarship award count as income?

No. When receiving an Apogee tax credit scholarship award, there is no requirement to include the amount as income. This scholarship is given from non-profit organization and as such is not subject to claiming as income on the State or Federal return.