Nonpublic School Newsletter

Nonpublic School Newsletter

Jon Peterson Scholarship Program updates

5/15/2014

The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program had 3,291 applications submitted by the April 15 deadline. Of this number, 1070 are new applicants. Applications are currently being reviewed by the public school districts. Scholarship award letters will be mailed to parents in late June. Students awarded in this application period will receive funding for services provided July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

Students that did not submit an application by the April 15 deadline or did not have a current evaluation team report may apply for the scholarship during the second application period. The second application period for the 2014-2015 school year will run from Oct. 1-Nov. 15. Students awarded in the second application period will receive funding for services provided Jan. 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015.

Jon Peterson Scholarship providers should remember that 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.