About Us

The BOOST Scholarship Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that Maryland students have access to high-quality, affordable and diverse educational options. 

We believe that education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor and that families should be provided with the opportunity to choose the education best fit for their child.

About the BOOST Scholarship Program

Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST)

In 2016, the Maryland legislature expanded educational options for income-eligible students through the passage of the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program. The program provides tuition assistance scholarships to students to help them attend the nonpublic school best fit for their educational needs. 

For the FY 2018-2019 school year, the State of Maryland has allocated $7.6 million for scholarships. It is likely that many new scholarships will be awarded. Additionally, students with special learning needs will be given additional scholarship awards.

During the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session, state lawmakers will determine the allocation for the FY 2019-2020 school year and the BOOST Scholarship Coalition is currently awaiting the Governor's proposed budget, which will include his proposed funding for the program.