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Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund awards $614,800 in need-based scholarships to 658 students

Nov. 11, 2009: The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc. (NWOSF) has awarded $614,800 in need-based scholarships to 658 students for the 2009-2010 school year in order that they can attend Kindergarten through eighth grade private schools or be home-schooled.  

The students are attending one of 47 private schools located in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including: Toledo Islamic Academy, Maumee Valley Country Day, and Gesu Catholic School.  The average scholarship per child is $934. 

NWOSF has awarded $7.5 million in need-based scholarships in the last eleven years to over 9,300 students in NW Ohio so that they could attend a private school or be home-schooled.  Eligible families are required to demonstrate their financial need as measured by standards similar to the Federal School Lunch program

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund believes that all children, regardless of their economic circumstances, deserve access to quality educational opportunities. A recent survey done by the Department of Education reported that parents exercising school choice are more satisfied with their children’s education. 

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is one of 37 programs throughout the country affiliated with the national Children’s Scholarship Fund, founded in 1998 by Ted Forstmann and John Walton in New York City. 

Interested families can find more information about the program and the application form on the NWOSF website at www.nosf.org. For more information please contact Ann Riddle, Program Coordinator of the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund at (419) 244-6711 x 219.






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