An Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) is an account established to provide an education for qualified disabled and non-disabled students. The programs’ main purpose is to provide options for parents to freely choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance from the state.
Minimum Qualifications1. Attended public school full-time for the first 100 days during the prior school year. 2. Be identified in one of the approved student populations.
- A child with a disability
- A child of an active duty member of the military
- A child who is a ward of the juvenile court and is residing in perspective permanent placement foster care
- A child who is a ward of the juvenile court and who achieved permanency through adoption
- A Child who attended a letter grade “D” or “F” public school the prior school year
Received a scholarship from a Student Tuition Organization (STO) that receives contributions to provide scholarships to students with disabilities pursuant to ARS §43-1505.