Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund increases scholarship cap
March 3, 2014: The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc. (NOSF) has announced that it has increased its maximum scholarship amount to $1,500 for the 2014-2015 school year. NOSF awards need-based scholarships for students to attend nonpublic schools or be homeschooled for kindergarten through the 8th grade.
NOSF is a partner with the Children’s Scholarship Fund and awards need-based scholarships so 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 families.
Since 1999, the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has awarded a total of $10.2 million in scholarships to 12,200 students, part of that includes $3.8 million in matching funds. All funds raised locally by NOSF are matched by the Children’s Scholarship Fund and are used for scholarships in NW Ohio.
Andrea Puhl, principal of St. Aloysius Catholic School, said of the program, “NOSF is a wonderful organization that helps parents who want a private school education for their children. As a result of their scholarships, we are able to spread our tuition assistance even further. We are so grateful for the partnership with NOSF.”
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 and who do not qualify for an Educational Choice Voucher.
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 apply online on the NOSF website at www.nosf.org. For more information please contact Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund at (419) 720-7048. Deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 school year is Friday, May 30, 2014.