The Gardiner Scholarship Opportunity

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The Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) program helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with certain special needs. The program, previously called the Personal Learning Scholarship Account, was named the Gardiner Scholarship in January of 2016. The new name honors Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, who led the legislative effort to create the program, and his family. Gardiner and his wife Camille have championed the cause of children with unique abilities for many years. The Gardiners have two daughters and a son, Andrew, who has Down syndrome.

Barton Reading and Spelling System is a great tutoring system for children, teenagers, or adults who struggle with spelling, reading, and writing due to Dyslexia or a learning disability.

A different kind of scholarship: The Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.

The Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) scholarship amount varies according to grade and county (PDF) of residence. The average amount for most students in the 2017-2018 school year is $10,000, and is based on a matrix level of 253. Visit for more information

Have Dyslexia or other Learning Disabilities? Struggle with Reading? Tutor Doctor Sanford can help by using the Barton Reading and Spelling System. Call today to book your free consultation.