Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund Awards $666,000 in need-based scholarships
October 14, 2010: The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc. (NWOSF) has awarded $666,000 in need-based scholarships to 700 students for the 2010-2011 school-year so that they can attend a private school or be homeschooled.
These students are attending one of 44 private schools in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan including Rosary Cathedral, Emmanuel Christian, West Side Montessori Center, and others. The average scholarship per child is $952.
NWOSF is one of 35 partners across the country along with the Children’s Scholarship Fund that awards need-based scholarships in order that parents have a choice for their child’s education. The Children’s Scholarship Fund was founded in 1998 by Ted Forstmann and the late John Walton, who saw a need for educational alternatives for poor families. Since 1999, the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has awarded a total of $8.275 million in scholarships to 10,200 students.
Barbara Lane, principal at Regina Coeli School, says this of the program, “The NWOSF scholarship awards have been a God send for our parents who struggle to make ends meet but desire a Catholic education for their children. Our families are truly grateful and thankful for these opportunities for their children.”
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is the only need-based scholarship program in northwest Ohio that awards scholarships to children who otherwise could not afford to attend private schools for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Families must reside in Lucas, Fulton, or Wood County and are required to pay a minimum of $500 towards their tuition. Eligible families are required to demonstrate their financial need as measured by standards similar to the Federal School Lunch program.
Interested families can find more information about the program and the application form on the NWOSF website at www.nosf.org. For more information contact Ann Riddle, Program Coordinator of the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund at (419) 244-6711 x 219.