Scholarship Fund increases scholarship cap
March 3, 2014:
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
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
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
Interested families can find more
information about the program and apply online on the NOSF
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.