Stories of School Choice: Walter's Story

Stories of School Choice

At School Choice Ohio, we have the pleasure of working with families who are in the process of finding the best learning environment for their child's needs. We are honored to share their stories with you, so that you can see how school choice is changing lives in our state.

 Walter's Story

When Walter was younger, he struggled in his public school. He and his family knew that learning environment was not working for him, and it was time for a change. Thankfully, his family soon found out that they were eligible to apply for Ohio's EdChoice Scholarship Program. Walter applied for the scholarship and was accepted.

With the help of the scholarship, Walter attended a private school in Columbus, where he thrived. He earned good grades and was on student council. He says the scholarship made a tremendous difference in his life. 

"The scholarship gives children and parents hope. It opens up many opportunities for kids like me to get a better education and eventually move on to a better life," he says.

Walter's parents say the EdChoice Scholarship helped put him on the path to receive his high school diploma, which they didn't even think would be possible back when he was struggling. Today, Walter is attending college and following his dreams. 

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