A new Missouri program has awarded scholarships to students with special needs and those from low-income households.
Last year, the Missouri Legislature passed legislation which created the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program, known as MOScholars.
The law provides state tax credits for donations meant to provide scholarships to students to attend the school of their choice.
State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick’s office oversees the program.
He says nearly 2,000 Missouri students have applied to the program so far.
MO Scholars has awarded nearly 400 scholarships to students in all eligible regions of the state.