Cleveland Scholarship: How to Apply

The Cleveland Scholarship application window is open for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.

Once you have determined if your child is eligible for the Cleveland scholarship, review the list of participating private schools and select one that you would like your child to attend. You are welcome to visit the schools to help determine a choice. For your convenience, we have provided you with a checklist of questions to ask the schools when visiting them. 

Complete the admissions process at the private school. After your child has been accepted by the private school for enrollment, the private school will have you complete the needed Cleveland Scholarship paperwork.

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2023-2024 School Year Information

2022-2024 School Year Information

The private school will submit the application for your child through the secure Web-based Cleveland Scholarship application system.

In July/August, the Ohio Department of Education will notify parents about whether or not their child has been awarded a scholarship.


Transportation may be available for Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program (CSTP) students through the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD). CMSD is solely responsible for arrangements and establishing eligibility requirements for transportation. For assistance, contact the CMSD Transportation Department at (216) 838-4287.

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Last Modified: 4/21/2023 3:00:42 PM