Need-based Scholarships Awarded for Students to Attend a
The Northwest Ohio
Scholarship Fund has announced this week that they have
awarded a total of 620 scholarships including 108 new
scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. The eligibility
scale for these scholarships is based on the National School
Lunch Program and all
of the families receiving
the scholarship are at the 270% poverty level or below.
The Northwest Ohio
Scholarship Fund (NOSF) provides privately funded
scholarships to students from low-income families in grades
K-8 to attend a private school such as Regina Coeli,
Emmanuel Christian and Lial Catholic School or for
Students can receive up to
$1,500 per year for tuition or $500 for homeschool expenses.
Families must reside in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie,
Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding,
Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood
and Wyandot and are required to pay a minimum of $500
towards their tuition.
NOSF has been awarding
scholarships since 1999. Deb Gehring, whose family has been
in the program since 2011 and has three children using the
scholarship this year, said "if not for NOSF my children
would not have been able to attend Christ the King School in
Toledo." (pictured below)
Interested families can find
more information about the program and apply online on the
NOSF website at <http://www.nosf.org> www.nosf.org.
awarded, families can renew
their children's scholarship each year if they meet the
income eligibility requirements and can also add siblings.
For more information please contact Ann Riddle, Executive
Director of the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund at (419)
NOSF is a partner with the
Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF). CSF provides
scholarships to families in need so they can choose the
private school that best meets their children's needs.
Every dollar raised locally gets matched by CSF which
provides additional dollars for scholarships. Since the
program began, more than 180,000 students have been awarded
a CSF Scholarship nationwide.