Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund accepting applications for the 2009-2010 School Year
Jan. 30, 2009: The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc. (NWOSF) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship lottery. Students from low-income families who reside in Lucas, Wood or Fulton County have an opportunity to be awarded need-based scholarships up to $1,250 per child so that they can attend private schools for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Families can add their name to the waiting list for the program by contacting the NWOSF office. They will be notified after July 1, 2009, if they are selected.
When a family is selected by the lottery they will receive an award letter and be required to demonstrate their financial need as measured by standards similar to the Federal School Lunch program. This will determine the amount of their child’s scholarship, 25%, 50%, or 75% of the total tuition up to $1,250. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 1, 2009.
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund Program began in 1999 and has since grown to include siblings of scholarship recipients. Students can now re-qualify for the program for to up to nine years, giving them the opportunity to attend the same elementary school for their entire primary education. The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund believes that all children, regardless of their economic circumstances, deserve access to quality educational opportunities.
For more information about the program and an application visit www.nosf.org or contact the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund office at (419) 244-6711 x 219.