The application periods for several state-funded scholarship programs begin in February 2012. For specific information regarding application and eligibility requirements, deadlines, and scholarship amounts for each of these programs, please click the appropriate link below under the scholarship program in which you are interested.
EdChoice Scholarship Program
The Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship Program (EdChoice) provides scholarships to students who attend persistently under-performing public schools. The scholarship, sometimes called a voucher, must be used to attend a participating chartered nonpublic school. Information about the program can be found here.
Cleveland Scholarship Program
The Cleveland Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who live in the Cleveland Municipal School District to attend participating chartered nonpublic schools located in Cleveland. Click here for more information about this program.
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program will provide scholarships to students who, for the 2012-2013 school year, are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and 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 will not exceed $20,000. For more information on this program, please click here.
Autism Scholarship Program
The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive the services outlined in the child's individualized education program (IEP). Click here for more information about the program.
For more information about these programs, contact the Ohio Department of Education toll-free at 877-644-6338 or email the specific scholarship program using the addresses below.