Nonpublic School Newsletter

Nonpublic School Newsletter

Jon Peterson Scholarship Program updates

2/26/2014

The application period for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program started Feb. 1 and will run through April 15, 2014. Scholarships awarded to this group of applicants will be for services provided July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Students awarded during this period will receive the full scholarship amount awarded for their special education category. For example, if the student’s special education category is Specific Learning Disability, then the scholarship award amount is $9,649. If the special education category is Multi-handicapped, the scholarship award amount is $20,000.

Due to a change in the law governing the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, students who qualify for special education under Category 1 - Speech and Language Only, may only utilize their scholarship to pay for related services that are included in the IEP. The Jon Peterson Scholarship cannot be used to pay tuition at the nonpublic school. This change is effective July 1, 2014.

Please contact the scholarship office at (877) 644-6338 or peterson.scholarship@education.ohio.gov,  if you have additional questions or need assistance.