Baltimore, MD - May 4, 2017 - The application process is now underway for the BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today) Scholarship Program.

Families with a household income that qualifies for the Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMs) program should apply for a scholarship for each of their school aged children entering kindergarten in fall 2017 (PLEASE NOTE: kindergarten is the grade before first grade and not nursery) through 12th grade.

The program is open to all income eligible students, and not only students who received a scholarship in 2016-2017.

Those who received a scholarship in 2016-2017 still MUST re-apply in order to get a 2017-2018 scholarship.

The online application and all information regarding participation, income verification, and eligibility can be found by clicking here.

The deadline to submit an application is June 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Any other questions can be addressed to the Maryland State Department of Education at or to the Agudath Israel of Maryland office at