Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Scholarship
The Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Act (the Act) (FS 1004.6495) established the Florida Postsecondary
Comprehensive Transition Program Scholarship for eligible students to attend approved Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs (FPCTPs.).
The Act also created the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at the University of Central Florida (the Center) and charged the Center
with managing the Scholarship awards and accountability requirements associated with the awards. Annual scholarships of $7,000 are currently available.
The following stipulations are established in regards to Scholarship requests, awards, accounting, and reporting.
By requesting Scholarship funds, eligible institutions provide assurance that they will comply with the stipulations outlined here and in accompanying documents.
Scholarship are available only to eligible students, defined as a student with an intellectual disability,
who has provided required documentation regarding his or her intellectual disability; who physically attends the eligible institution;
and is enrolled in the FPCTP. Eligible students are not receiving services that are funded through the Florida Education Finance Program or a
scholarship under part III of Chapter 1002 (the Gardiner Scholarship).
To maintain eligibility to receive a scholarship, a student must continue to meet the requirements
outlined in item 1, and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in the FPCTP as defined by
the eligible institution, based on the indicators defined by the Center.
The eligible institution is responsible for determining the student’s initial and continuing eligibility to receive a FPCTP Scholarship;
and for defining, in keeping with the Center’s guidelines and requirements, satisfactory academic progress for its FPCTP students.
The eligible institution will comply with the request process and reporting requirements specified by the Center and outlined in
the accompanying document Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Scholarship Disbursement Process,
including submission of end-of-term and annual scholarship disbursement reports, cost of attendance estimates,
and student demographic and eligibility information requested by the Center.
By June 1, eligible institutions will return to the Center any undisbursed Scholarship funds for the most recent academic year.