Inside USBE > Departments and Programs > Special Education Services > Programs > Special Needs Scholarship Grants
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) currently oversees two scholarship grant programs that provide funding to eligible students wishing to attend private schools to meet their unique learning needs. USBE provides direct management of the Carson Smith Scholarship (CSS) program, while the Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship program is directly managed by a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) through a contract with USBE. Oversight for the Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship program is provided by USBE and the SGO organization(s) that report directly to USBE.
The CSS funding amounts are calculated based on the level of time a student needs, their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or assessment. The Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship funding amounts are calculated based on family income.
This webpage contains information about each scholarship granting program, including detailed overviews of each, as well as other helpful processes and deadlines.
Carson Smith Scholarship Funding Schedule 2022-2023 School Year
Carson Smith Scholarship Program General Overview
Carson Smith Scholarship Timeline and Deadlines
Carson Smith Scholarship Additional Timelines
Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Assessment Team Meeting Record (ATMR) Instructions
2022-2023 Carson Smith Scholarship Eligible Private School Contact List
Information for Considering Becoming a Carson Smith Scholarship Eligible Private School (Coming Soon)
Carson Smith Scholarship Application System
Access the Carson Smith Scholarship web-based management system. As you navigate through the application process, instructions for how to complete the desired tasks will be available throughout the website.
For any questions or comments, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program General Overview
Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program Eligible Schools List
Scholarship Granting Organization Private School Application
TC-40AG: Utah State Tax Commission Scholarship Granting Organization Tax Credit
Children First Education Fund
Ronnie Daniel, Executive Director
Phone: (385) 204-5331 | E-mail
Carson Smith Scholarship and State Fiscal Accountability
Special Needs Scholarship Grants
Phone: (801) 538-7589 | E-mail