EdChoice Scholarship Program

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program provides up to 60,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students.

For the 2015-2016 school year, EdChoice Scholarships will also be available to incoming kindergartners,  first grade students, and second grade students whose family income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

The Ohio Department of Education is mailing award letters to families for students who meet program eligibility. The letter contains an acceptance form that the parent signs and returns to the student’s private school. The Department is also mailing letters to families of students who did not meet program eligibility. When an application is not eligible, the family does have the opportunity to ask the Ohio Department of Education to review the application a second time. This is the reconsideration process. To complete the process the parent should use the reconsideration form posted below. The form includes instructions for submission.

A second application window has opened as of September 8, 2015.

This second application window will close on October 9, 2015

**Please Note: EdChoice Expansion scholarships are limited in availability.**

As of 9/29/2015 at 3:00 pm there have been 22,164 EdChoice applications submitted and 6,683 Expansion applications submitted.

Reconsideration Form 2015-2016

List of Designated Public Schools for 2015-2016 | En Español

EdChoice FACT SheetEn Español

Step to Apply Reference Guide | En Español

Am I Eligible for EdChoice What Schools Can I Choose? How do I Apply or Renew?

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