Students Return to School This Fall with a Scholarship from
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The Northwest Ohio
Scholarship Fund announced last week that they have awarded
a total of 450 K-8 scholarships
including 76 new
scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. These students
are attending 66 different
private schools or are being homeschooled.
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 percent poverty level or
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 Christ the King, Emmanuel Christian
School and Maumee
Valley Country Day.
Students can receive up to
$2,000 per year for tuition or $750 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 also awarded sixteen
$2,500 renewable high school scholarships for NOSF
eighth grade graduates for
private school tuition. These students are attending
St. Francis de Sales, St.
Ursula, Monclova Christian Academy and others.
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."
Interested families can find
more information about the program and apply online on the
NOSF website at 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) 720-7048.
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