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Income-Based Scholarship

Become an Income-Based Scholarship Program Provider

Created in 2013, the Income-Based Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students from working class families to attend the participating private school of their choice. The scholarships are open to students entering grades K-3  for the 2016-17 school year who are from working-class families. Eligibility will expand by one grade level per year until it is fully phased in. Scholarships are renewable through high school graduation.

See what participating schools are saying…

"Adding this additional option for parents to access private education will allow families the opportunity to attend schools that have been out of their financial reach in the past. We are excited to participate in a scholarship program that allows students to have a choice in where they are educated."

- Wendie Cuckler, Bowling Green Christian Academy

Become a Provider

Private schools that wish to participate in the Income-Based Scholarship Program must comply with certain requirements and register using the Ohio Department of Education’s online SAFE account. Requirements, video tutorials and online tools that assist schools through the registration process can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website here.

Note: The Income-Based Scholarship Program is an expansion of the EdChoice Scholarship Program. By signing up as an Income-Based Scholarship provider, you are also signing up to become a provider for EdChoice.


If you have questions about becoming a provider for this scholarship program, contact the Ohio Department of Education at 877-644-6338.

Spread the Word

By participating in Ohio’s scholarship programs, you are offering children a life-changing opportunity. Families across the state want to send their children to a high-quality school, but sometimes just do not have the means to do so. By accepting scholarships, you are making these families’ dreams come true.

School Choice Ohio is happy to help you get the word out in your community. Below is a marketing kit you can download that includes some templates and examples of marketing materials. 

Download EdChoice & Income-Based 
Tools for Schools Marketing Kit (WORD)

For marketing help, contact
614-223-1555 |