A new scholarship through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is available for working families seeking high-quality early education and out-of-school programs for their children.

Build, Learn, Grow scholarships can be used for children’s early care and education, and summer learning or out-of-school care. The scholarship covers 80% of child care costs for kids up to age 12.

Eligible families must include at least one member who is considered an essential worker, like those who work in health care or food service. There are also income eligibility requirements.

With thousands of jobs currently available in the state, Hoosiers who lost employment or income during the pandemic are looking at obtaining new or better-paying careers. Build, Learn, Grow scholarships can help working families with child care costs, so they can return to the workforce. This program also helps provide support to students whose learning was impacted by the pandemic so they can get back on track academically. Applications are open through Oct. 31. There are 50,000 scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis. Currently, there are more than 1,400 programs throughout the state accepting scholarships. Learn more and apply at brighterfuturesindiana.org/scholarships/families.