Special-needs scholarship applications being accepted


COLUMBUS — Applications are accepted year-round for Ohio’s Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program. The program, administered by the Ohio Department of Education, is available for students in grades K-12 who have a current Individualized Education Program.

Scholarships are worth up to $27,000 per year, depending on the child’s special-education category. The scholarship is renewable through high school graduation or the student’s 22nd birthday, if he or she has not met graduation requirements.

The number of available scholarships is capped at 5 percent of the total number of students with special needs in the state. Current private school students are eligible to apply for this program. Students cannot receive a scholarship and remain in their resident public school district.

Families who would like to learn about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program can contact School Choice Ohio’s parent information line at 800-673-5876. For information about all of Ohio’s scholarship programs or the wide variety of education options available to Ohio students, visit http://scohio.org.