Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund – Now Accepting Applications

Are you interested in sending your child to a private school but aren’t sure if you can afford the tuition? The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) might be able to help. NOSF is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year for need-based scholarships for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade worth up to $1,500 for children to use at a nonpublic school or $500 for homeschool expenses.

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching – you have until April 28, 2017 to submit for the upcoming school year.

To qualify, families must meet income requirements and need to reside in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood or Wyandot Counties.

NOSF is the only privately funded need-based scholarship program in northwest Ohio that awards scholarships to children who otherwise might not be able to afford private schools for kindergarten through eighth grade and who do not qualify for an Educational Choice Voucher.

Since 1999, the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has awarded a total of $12 million in scholarships to 14,000 students, part of that includes $4 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.

Parents and guardians can apply online at or contact the NOSF office at 419-720-7048.

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