Ed Choice & JP Scholarships
The following students are eligible to apply for an EdChoice scholarship
• Those enrolled in and attending EdChoice public school buildings in their districts of residence.
• Students enrolled in and attending community schools who would otherwise be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings.
• Students enrolled in and attending public schools in their districts of residence who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings for the upcoming year.
• Student enrolling in Ohio schools for the first time who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings.
• Students eligible to enter kindergarten in fall of 2022 (and who will be 5 years old by January 1, 2023) who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings.
• Incoming 9th-12th graders who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings regardless of where they attended school the previous year.
• Students whose sibling received a traditional EdChoice Scholarship in the preceding year.
• Students entering grades K-4 who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings regardless of where they attended school the previous year.
• Students who previously received an Autism or Jon Peterson Scholarship but no longer qualify because they no longer need special education services.
• Students who are foster children.
• Students who reside in a certified foster home.
• Students placed with a guardian, legal custodian or in kinship care; 2022-2023 EdChoice Scholarship Program Fact Sheet Page 2 | EdChoice Scholarship Fact Sheet | January 2022.
• Students who resided in the same household as a student who was placed with a guardian, legal custodian or in kinship care for at least 45 consecutive days.
• Students who reside in the household of another for at least 45 days and but for not living there would have been homeless.
• Students who resided in a household with a student who would have been homeless (see previous criteria) for at least 45 consecutive days.
Ed Choice is a state of Ohio scholarship system that provides two scholarship avenues for K5-12th grade students that are attending accredited, non-public schools (like Calvary). The scholarship amounts can vary from year to year. They are currently $5,500 for a K-8 grade student and $7,500 for a 9-12 grade student.
- Ed Choice Traditional- this is based on the performance of your public school district. You can click here to see if your school district is listed.
- Ed Choice Expansion- this is based on household size and income. You can click here to see if your household income would qualify your students for an ed choice scholarship.
New Applicants Process
These documents should be given or emailed to Abby Roell firstname.lastname@example.org
1.The parent must create an OH ID account through Ohio Department of Education website.
2.Ed Choice application per child (online-do not do paper copy) use editable PDF on website. Save each document. 3.Birth certificate per child
4.Address verification (check app for acceptable forms ex: utility bill) *The service and billing address must both be listed. be sure to read through the link.
5. Custody forms if children are not placed with biological parents.
Families must submit the following through their own OH ID account
1.Income verification: watch video on app. 2021 tax returns or recent pay stubs among viable optionsto verify your household income.
2. Families will have to sign an acceptance letter in the school once they are awarded the scholarship.
Questions can be directed to Abby Roell at email@example.com
The renewal process is due by February 28, 2022. Please email the renewal form + utility bill to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring in completed paper copies.
Steps to renewing your Ed Choice Scholarship for the 22-23 school year
1. Must complete the 22-23 Ed Choice Renewal Form
2. Must verify address by providing us with current utility bill. This bill must list service address and physical address.
3. Must login to your OH ID account and verify your income (this must be done each year). Remember that your income can go over the 250% category for the renewal, it may move your scholarship to 75% or 50% but you are unlikely to completely phase out of the scholarship.
What is the Jon Peterson scholarship?
The Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district. The amount of each scholarship will be based on the primary disability condition identified on the student's Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and will not exceed $27,000. Students must be enrolled in the scholarship program for the entire program year to receive the full scholarship amount.