Carson Smith Scholarship

School districts and charter schools are required by Utah Law, 53A1a-704(10) to inform parents of students with IEPs enrolled in public schools, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. This program is administered through the Utah State Board of Education, and this notice is for informational purposes only.

The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship provides scholarships to qualified students with disabilities who enroll in eligible private schools. To participate in this program, students and schools must meet eligibility requirements established in Utah law and Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules.

Scholarship information can be found at

Information at this website includes:

  1. A description of the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship program
  2. Overview for parents
  3. Application for the scholarship
  4. Instructions for filling the application.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Dawn Benke at (801) 538-7576 or