WE MAKE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ACCESSIBLE SCHOLARSHIP
There are Scholarships available each year for students in the states of Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and Nevada who are unable to afford a quality education or the institution of their choice.
The AAA Scholarship is a kind of financial aid designed to assist students who are unable to finish their education because of their financial circumstances.
Here, you’ll learn more about the AAA scholarship, including who is eligible, how to apply, and other important details.
ABOUT THE WE MAKE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ACCESSIBLE SCHOLARSHIP
In 2002, a core group of people involved in the Florida School Choice movement came together to form the AAA Scholarship and operate the Florida Tax Scholarship Program.
The scholarship foundation in Georgia that helps students from poor and middle-income households pay for their education.
Two years later, in 2015, scholarships were made accessible to families in Nevada as part of the foundation’s expansion into the state.
Families in Alabama and Pennsylvania are supported by the charity. Families in Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona are eligible for the scholarships.
Over 85 percent of scholarships are provided to students who are at or below 185 percent of the poverty level, according to the AAA Foundation.
THE MISSION OF THE AAA SCHOLARSHIPS
The major goal of the “We Make Academic Achievement Accessible Scholarship” was to give educational chances to kids regardless of where they lived or how much money they had to work with.
Parents that want to help their children succeed in school or improve the quality of their education collaborate with the foundation.
In order to get state tax credits, firms donate a portion of their state tax liabilities to the nonprofit scholarship foundation, which is an authorized 501(c)(3).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AAA SCHOLARSHIP
States with yearly application requirements include: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Nevada; Pennsylvania. In Arizona, candidates’ terms are automatically renewed unless the rule is altered.
Applicants will receive notification if the foundation has all the required documentation to decide eligibility.
The application status may be seen online by parents (under the appropriate Scholarship). The whole application procedure might take up to a year to complete.
Let’s say your family qualifies and your child receives school money this year. Scholarship Award Letter and School Commitment Form will be sent to you in this situation. The foundation will send you a letter of refusal if you are not eligible.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AAA SCHOLARSHIP
The Scholarship is only available to:
- Children between the ages of 5 to 19 (or grades K-12).
- Low-income, disabled, and/or displaced students.
Note: Children eligible for the Scholarship may come from diverse backgrounds but must be between the age grade.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AVAILABLE AT AAA SCHOLARSHIP
- Arizona Scholarship
- Florida Scholarship
- Georgia Scholarship
- Nevada Scholarship
- Alabama Scholarship
- Pennsylvania Scholarship
Since this Scholarship is available in many states, here are some information about each Scholarship that might help you.
For detailed information, visit the Parent page on the AAA Scholarship website.
Students eligible in Arizona may apply for the income-based Scholarship or the disabled-displaced Scholarship (Lexie’s Law). Visit Arizona AAA Scholarship for application details.
Three scholarships are available in Florida
- The Gardiner Scholarship (formerly known as PLSA)
- An income-based scholarship
- The foster/out-of-home care scholarship.
Visit the Florida AAA Scholarship for more details.
In Georgia, there’s an income-based scholarship.
Visit Georgia AAA Scholarship for more details.
In Nevada, there is an income-based scholarship for eligible students.
Visit the Nevada AAA Scholarship for more details.
Like Alabama, Pennsylvania has an income-based scholarship.
Visit Pennsylvania AAA Scholarship for details of this Scholarship.
Visit the Alabama AAA Scholarship for details of the Scholarship.
- Before You Submit Your Application:
The AAA Scholarship Foundation’s application and accompanying documents must be submitted by the stipulated date in order for a household to be eligible. The state and AAA’s standards must be met by every family.
- After You’ve Submitted Your Application:
The first processing of applications is typically finished within 10-12 weeks following submission. The AAA Scholarship Foundation will notify you through email if more paperwork or information is required to make a determination. Please keep an eye on the progress of your application and your email inbox often. In the event that your status is “On Hold,” they’d contacted you through email, so keep an eye on your email.
- Determination is made once:
As soon as they receive the needed paperwork (the application fee and processing is complete) you will be informed by first-class mail within 4-6 weeks of their final decision. Households that are determined eligible and have received funding for the upcoming year will receive: Scholarship Award Letter delivered by mail, and
A School Commitment Form (SCF) for income-based scholarships in the mail directly from AAA.
A copy of all payment forms and instructions, for the Florida Gardiner Scholarship only, in the mail directly from AAA.
Those that are determined ineligible will receive a denial letter in the mail directly from AAA.
If eligible, you must confirm your acceptance of the scholarship…
Visit for complete information on the application process.
THE AAA SCHOLARSHIP PROCESSES
Eligible candidates must:
- Complete an application
- Provide all the proper documentation by the deadline
Note: Every household member must have proof of income when proving your eligibility.
ABOUT AAA SCHOLARSHIP USAGE
Candidates are not to be enrolled in a private school until they have received your award letter and commitment form.
Award usage cannot be postponed once it is received. You are responsible for finding an eligible private school as soon as you receive notice of the Scholarship.
The AAA Foundation strongly recommends that parents make a copy of the blank School Commitment Form before taking it to the private school (just in case they transfer later).
AAA SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING INFORMATION
The school and the parents/guardians must agree and follow the terms of the AAA Parent/School Handbooks.
Refusal to follow the procedures or missing essential deadlines may affect current or future funding opportunities.
R candidates placed on a waitlist by the foundation are expected to understand that they do not have a scholarship until you receive official documentation in the mail.
If you missed the deadline or were denied funding for the school year, you can try to apply for the following year.
AAA SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING DISBURSEMENT
The AAA Foundation sends a verification form to the family four times throughout the school year.
Candidates must return the filled-out form to the foundation by the deadline, and then they will receive one-quarter of the scholarship award in a check.
The check is made payable to the parent or guardian but can only be deposited by the school.
Current scholarship values and how they are disbursed:
- 100 per cent for families with incomes of 185 per cent (new applicants) or 200 per cent (for renewing applicants)
- 75 per cent for families with incomes of 201 to 225 per cent of poverty
- 50 per cent for families with incomes of 226 to 250 per cent of poverty
- 25 per cent for renewing or transferring Nevada families with income between 251 and 300 per cent of poverty
AAA SCHOLARSHIP FUND COVERAGE
The funding received from the Scholarship is only designed for candidates’ education and to cover the costs associated with tuition and fees.
Note: Anyone who makes plans with a school before receiving the Scholarship may be responsible for some costs.
You can contact the AAA Scholarship foundation if you are interested in applying or need more information about the Scholarship.
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or visit the AAA Scholarship foundation website.
PO Box 15719
Tampa, FL 33684-0719
You can also contact them by phone: 888-707-2465 through fax.
We Make Academic Achievement Accessible (AAA) Scholarship is available to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada students. They are between the age of 5 to 9, come from a low-income background, or may be disabled.
Parents who have Eligible candidates for the Scholarship should visit the scholarship website of their place of residence to get to know more about the application process and procedures.