About NOSF

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. Growing Minds and Creating Futures with K-8 Tuition Scholarships.

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance for low-income K-8 students throughout northwest Ohio. The scholarships are 100% need-based, because NOSF believes that income should not be a barrier to a quality education. NOSF scholarships help young people attend the K-8 schools of their choice, primarily Catholic and religious-affiliated schools, as well as Montessori schools, other independent schools, and even homeschooling options.

Scholarships are privately funded, with assistance coming from individuals, corporations and foundations. Thousands of dollars have been raised to date, enabling the NOSF to provide scholarships for thousands of children each year. Students receiving a state-funded scholarship (EdChoice, EdChoice Expansion, Jon Peterson, and the Autism Scholarship) are not eligible for a NOSF scholarship.

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is a local program working in partnership with the Children’s Scholarship Fund, a national school choice initiative founded by Ted Forstmann and John Walton in 1999 to match funds raised locally throughout the country. The Children’s Scholarship Fund has provided over $4.6 million  in matching funds, enabling NOSF to expand its mission throughout the community.

An investment in education is good economics.

Growing Minds. Creating Futures.