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Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship

Our private school in Taylorsville Utah is approved to receive the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship through the state office of education. Tuition could be free if your child or someone you know qualifies for special education services or has an (IEP) Individual Education Plan.

What Is the Carson Smith Scholarship?

The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship is a state-funded program that provides private school scholarships to Pre-K through 12th grade students with disabilities. The Scholarship was signed into law on March 10, 2005 by Governor Jon Huntsman and is administered by the Utah State Office of Education.

Utah State Office of Education/Carson Smith Scholarship (CSS) Website

How To Qualify for Carson Smith

  1. Be a Utah resident.
  2. Be of Pre-K through 12th grade school age student (3-21).
  3. Apply and be conditionally accepted by an eligible private school.
  4. Be eligible for an IEP (Individual Education Plan) from the local school district. A current IEP is not required.

How to Apply

Submit the one-page Parent Application below.

Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Parent Application

Application Deadlines

Apply by this date and...

Aug 15
Oct 24
Jan 2
March 13
Aug 15

First scholarship payments will be received by September 18.

You will receive: Full Amount

Oct 24

First scholarship payments will be received by November 28.

You will receive: 3/4 Amount

Jan 2

First scholarship payments will be received by February 5.

You will receive: 1/2 amount

March 13

First scholarship payments will be received by April 15.

You will receive: 1/4 amount


IEP Eligibility

To be eligible for an IEP, a Preschool -12th grade student must have a disability covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:

  1. Speech or language disabiliy
  2. Hearing disability
  3. Visual disability
  4. Orthopedic disability
  5. Developmental delay
  6. Specific learning disability
  7. Emotional disturbance
  8. Autism
  9. Intellectual disability
  10. Traumatic brain injury
  11. Other health impairment

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Taylorsville, UT 84123

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