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SGO Grant

SGO Grant

STEP 1: To receive an SGO Grant in the 2018-19 school year, the student must be between the ages of 5 – 22 years-old on August 1, 2018).


A.  What is the household size of where the student resides?

B. Is the household’s ADJUSTED Gross Income plus other non-taxable income of the household at or below the income limits for the SGO Grant program (orange column) for their household size?  (Note: The income limits listed below are for 2017-18. Income limits are based on the Federal Free & Reduced lunch program and are typically released for the next school year in February. Income limits for a 2018-19 SGO Grant will be based on 2017 Adjusted Gross Income.)

SGO Requirements

The minimum first time SGO Grant award is $500.

A student may qualify for a higher or lower SGO Grant award based on the “Family Need” as determined through the Student Aid application process.

Kindergarten students can be awarded an SGO grant in their Kindergarten year, and then receive the Choice Scholarship in grade 1 if the family meets the income guidelines thus satisfying the Previous SGO Grant pathway.  As a Kindergarten student, if the income of the household would have qualified the student for a FULL Choice Scholarship, the value of the SGO Grant awarded by the LCSS will be 80% of the Choice Scholarship or the tuition and fees, whichever is less.



  • Wages, salaries, and tips
  • Strike benefits
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Workman’s compensation
  • Net income from self –owned business or farm
  • Public assistance payments
  • Welfare payments
  • Alimony payments
  • Child support payments
  • Pensions
  • Retirement income
  • Social Security
  • Veteran Payments
  • Supplemental Social Security Income
  • Earnings from a second job
  • Disability benefits
  • Interest or dividends
  • Cash withdrawn from savings
  • Income from estates, trusts, or investments
  • Regular contributions from persons not living in the household
  • Royalties, annuities, or rental income
  • Any other monies that may be available to pay for the child’s meals