Scholarship Historical Information

 Ohio provides scholarships (also known as vouchers) for students to attend private schools or service providers parents choose to best meet their child’s educational needs. Scholarships are available to students attending low-performing public schools, to low income students, and to students with learning disabilities.

  • Cleveland Scholarship, available since 1996, provides students who reside in the Cleveland Municipal School District the opportunity to attend a chartered nonpublic school in or near Cleveland. The scholarship pays up to $4,650 for grades K-8 and $6,000 for grades 9-12. Cleveland Municipal School District funding and an appropriation in the state budget finances the program. 
  • Autism Scholarship, available since 2003, provides the parents of students with autism the opportunity to choose a nonpublic school and/or credentialed service providers to implement the child’s individualized education plan (IEP). The scholarship pays up to $27,000. The student’s resident public school district funding supports the program.
  • EdChoice Scholarship, available since 2005 and expanded in 2013, provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating chartered nonpublic schools. The program expansion provides low income students entering kindergarten through fourth grade the same opportunity. The scholarship pays up to $4,650 for grades K-8 and $6,000 for grades 9-12. The student’s resident public school district funding supports the program. An appropriation in the state budget finances the expansion of the program to low income families.
  • Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, available since 2011, provides scholarships to students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence. The amount of each scholarship will be based on the disability identified on the student’s IEP and range from $7,588 to $27,000. The student’s resident public school district funding supports the program.

Last Modified: 1/3/2018 11:25:31 AM