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An Urban Institute study also found FTC Scholarship students are up to 99% more likely to attend college and up to 45% more likely to obtain a bachelor’s degree than their public-school peers when on the scholarship for four or more years. Ø Non-school aged students must be at least 3 or 4 on or before September 1. School Login. Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. See current career opportunities that are available at Step Up for Students P.O. Step Up For Students is dedicated to providing scholarships to disadvantaged Florida students to attend the school of their choice. ], By LISA A. DAVIS On most Friday mornings 14-year-old Matthew Mezzei springs awake in the 5 o’clock hour, excited to[...], By ROGER MOONEY Natalie Ryan had been punched and kicked by classmates in her district school in previous years, but[...], By ROGER MOONEY An email arrived in Michele Hopstetter’s inbox on July 16 that made her cry. 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