The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program was created to provide students from under-performing public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program provides up to 60,000 EdChoice Scholarships to eligible students.
Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Overview
*Maximum scholarship amounts are set by Ohio law:
-$4,650 for elementary (K-8)
-$6,000 for high school (9-12)
*Scholarships pay for tuition only.
*Actual scholarship amount paid will be the amount listed above or the private school’s tuition, whichever is less.
*Income verification is not required, but families who may qualify for low income status are encouraged to apply. Qualifying families will not be required to pay for tuition above the scholarship amount and may be able to receive waivers for the ACT examination and college application fees.
*All other fees are the parent’s responsibility.
Students are eligible to apply if they are currently attending or would be assigned to attend a public school in their resident district that is included in the list of designated schools. Click here to see a list of schools that have been designated eligible for the 2020-2021 school year. If a child receives an EdChoice Scholarship to attend Catholic Central School, the scholarship can be renewed every year through his or her senior year at Catholic Central.
*Students who currently attend a community (“charter”) school, but would be assigned to a school on the designated list in the upcoming school year, are eligible. For example, if a student attends Springfield Preparatory & Fitness Academy, but would be assigned to Kenwood Elementary School based on his legal residence, he would eligible to apply.
To Apply for the EdChoice Scholarship
*Student must first apply and be accepted for enrollment by CCS.
*Check the Federal Poverty Guidelines for your household size to determine if you wish to apply for low income status.
*Complete the EdChoice Scholarship Request Form (Spanish version available here) and return it, along with verification of income (if applicable), address verification, and a copy of the student’s birth certificate to:
Kelly Rodriguez, Director of Admissions and Enrollment
1200 E High Street
Springfield, Ohio 45505
*CCS will submit the application on behalf of the student.
*For any questions or for more information, contact Kelly Rodriguez, Director of Admissions and Enrollment, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 325-9204, ext. 123.
Enrollment Dates, Scholarship Renewal, & Other Information
The initial enrollment period for 2020-2021 EdChoice Scholarships is February 1, 2020 – April 1, 2020.