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 in or near Cleveland. The scholarship pays up to $5,500 for grades K-8 and $7,500 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 $31,500. 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 low income students the same opportunity. The scholarship pays up to $5,500 for grades K-8 and $7,500 for grades 9-12. The student’s resident public school district funding supports the program. An appropriation in the state budget finances the program.
  • Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, available since 2011, 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 $7,731 to $27,000. An appropriation in the state budget finances the program.

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Last Modified: 11/16/2021 11:37:57 AM