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. The scholarship pays up to $6165 for grades K-8 and $8407 for grades 9-12. 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 $32,445. An appropriation in the state budget finances the program..
- EdChoice Scholarship, available since 2005 and expanded in 2013, provides students from designated public schools the opportunity to attend participating chartered nonpublic schools. The program expansion provides scholarships to K-12 studentsbased on household income level. The scholarship pays up to $6165 for grades K-8 and $8407 for grades 9-12. An appropriation in the state budget finances the program.
- Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, available since 2012, 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 $8,941 to $30,000. An appropriation in the state budget finances the program.
Last Modified: 9/22/2023 8:48:53 PM