We are pleased to notify you that once again Bishop Fenwick High School will be a provider for the EdChoice Scholarship Program with the State of Ohio Department of Education for the coming school year. The 2020-2021 EdChoice Scholarship amount for grades 9-12 is $6,000. The application period has reopened effective July 15, 2020.
On March 25, the Ohio House Bill 197 passed and was signed by our governor. One item in this bill changes the EdChoice eligibility of students for the 2020-2021 school year:
Bill197.13. Limits the number of Ed Choice designated school buildings for the 2020-2021 school year to those buildings previously eligible in the 2019-20 school year; allows siblings of current scholarship recipients, incoming kindergarten students, and rising high school students to receive a performance-based scholarship for the 2020-21 school year if the building they attend or would attend meets these criteria.
The EDCHOICE EXPANSION PROGRAM is an income-based program. It provides students in grades K – 12 the opportunity to attend a private school for little cost if families meet the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Families are still responsible for any fees outside of tuition. This program is only open to students who do not qualify for the Traditional EdChoice Scholarship and meet the guideline as outlined on the attached application. Any family who feel they qualify for low income status (meets federal poverty guidelines at 200%) and would not attend a public school on the designated 2019-2020 school list may be eligible to apply for the Expansion Program. The submission window for this scholarship has reopened effective July 15, 2020. For those families who have submitted the appropriate forms and documentation, the information has been submitted If you feel you qualify and have not yet submitted your Request Form and Income Verification Form along with appropriate documents, please complete, scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Currently (this is subject to change) all current and future Falcons living in the following districts, listed by county, geographically surrounding Fenwick and having high schools designated as underperforming by the Ohio Department of Education, are eligible to apply. A student must be registered for the 2020-21 school year to apply through Bishop Fenwick. Scholarships are limited so there is no guarantee of an award. For a complete list go to EdChoice Designated Schools
If approved, the scholarship can be renewed each year through grade 12 as long as the student:
Below is the EdChoice Facts sheet which can answer questions. Please visit the EdChoice Web page at education.ohio.gov/edchoice or send email to email@example.com for additional information.
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