Your family may qualify for a tuition free education at Bishop Leibold School! 

Using the chart to the right as your guide, find your family household size. If your family is at or below the income of the first column (250%) you may qualify for a full tuition scholarship to Bishop Leibold School using the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship! 

Contact us today to learn more about the application process! 

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All families applying for an EdChoice-Expansion scholarship must have their income verified by the EdChoice Office. When applying for an EdChoice-Expansion scholarship for the first time, the total household gross income must be at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines (see chart above). All new EdChoice-Expansion applicants must have a household gross income of 250% or lower to be awarded a scholarship

The Income-Based Scholarship Program (also referred to as EdChoice Expansion) provides scholarships to students from working-class families. The scholarship is to be used toward tuition at the participating private school of the parents’ choice. The scholarship is renewable through high school graduation.

WHEN WILL EDCHOICE APPLICATIONS BE ACCEPTED?

The application period for the Traditional EdChoice Scholarship and the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship programs will open February 1st, 2022 and will remain open through June 30th, 2023. Families must contact the participating private school and complete the enrollment/admission process for that school. Once students have been accepted for enrollment at a participating private school for fall 2022, they may apply for an EdChoice Scholarship through the participating private school. Participating private schools enter scholarship applications for students through the secure online application system.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR EDCHOICE? 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;

  • 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;

  • 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; or

  • Students who resided in a household with a student who would have been homeless (see previous criteria) for at least 45 consecutive days.

Students who DO NOT meet any of the preceding eligibility criteria may still be eligible for the EdChoice "Expansion" scholarship if the family household income is at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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