If you are unhappy with your child's schooling and want to make a change, the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund may be able to help.
We provide scholarships to needy families throughout northwest Ohio. Students who receive this tuition assistance attend the area private K-8 schools of their choice—there are even homeschooling scholarships available.
Each scholarship is based on individual family size and income, with a maximum scholarship of $2,000 per child for elementary students for private schools and $750 for homeschool expenses for grades (K-8). Income information is re-evaluated each year with the scholarship amount adjusted accordingly. The average scholarship for 2020-21 school year was $1,150.
Scholarships are now available to students who will be in kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. These recipients must reside in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood or Wyandot counties. The guidelines for eligibility generally follow the federal free or reduced school lunch program. Parents are required to pay a minimum of $500 toward the student’s tuition each year.