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.
The second application window is CLOSED as of October 9, 2015, 12:00 A.M.
**Please Note: EdChoice Expansion scholarships are limited in availability.**
**Reconsiderations must be submitted and postmarked by December 18, 2015, 5:00 pm**
As of 11/09/2015 at 2:00 pm there have been 22,328 EdChoice applications submitted and 6,805 Expansion applications submitted.
Reconsideration Form 2015-2016
List of Designated Public Schools for 2015-2016 | En Español
EdChoice FACT Sheet| En Español
Step to Apply Reference Guide | En Español
Last Modified: 11/20/2015 9:04:14 AM