Working in partnership with parents, whom are the primary educators of their children, local Catholic parishes work to provide an affordable Catholic education to young people in our school communities. Therefore, families are eligible to apply for scholarships and financial aid (if offered by their parish) provided that they meet the requirements of each.
1. Autism Scholarship
Offered by the Ohio Department of Education, this scholarship is for students who have been identified by their school district as autistic and on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). It gives the parents the choice to send their student to a special education program at a private school rather than to one operated by their school district of residence. Depending on the amount of money awarded and the education services required, the scholarship may or may not cover the full tuition expense.
2. Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship
Offered by the Ohio Department of Education, this scholarship is for students on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). It gives the parents the choice to send their student to a special education program at a private school rather than to one operated by their school district of residence. Depending on the amount of money awarded and the education service(s) required, the scholarship may or may not cover the full tuition expense.
3. EdChoice Traditional Scholarship
Offered by the Ohio Department of Education, this scholarship is for students from under performing public schools. The scholarship pays up to $5,500 per student toward the tuition at a private school. The scholarship is renewable each year provided that the student complies with academic testing and school attendance. For 2023, the application period for all paperwork to be processed in the school and submitted to the State of Ohio is Feb. 1 – Apr. 30. (Second window opens July 1 until 2024 - first come, first served.)
4. EdChoice Income-Based Scholarship
Offered by the Ohio Department of Education, this scholarship is for students who will be entering grades K-12. The scholarship pays up to $5,500 per student toward tuition at a private school, and for families who meet federal low income status, this fulfills the student’s tuition requirement. The scholarship is renewable each year, but since the number of scholarships is limited, it is important that all information be submitted as early as possible to the State of Ohio so as not to lose the opportunity for this scholarship. For 2023, the application period is Feb. 1 – Mar. 31. (Second window opens July 1 until 2024 - first come, first served.)
5. Northwest Ohio Scholarship
Offered by the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, this scholarship is awarded based on a lottery drawing. It is open to residents of Northwest Ohio who want to attend a private school and is income based. The maximum value of this scholarship is $1,500 per family. The number of scholarships is limited and requires each family to pay at least $500 of their own money towards tuition. EdChoice Scholarship recipients are not eligible for NOSF. For the 2023-2024 school year, the application deadline is Friday, April 28. You must apply online by going to https://nosf.org/scholarships/application-process
6. Parishioner Scholarship
Participating parishes are Regina Coeli, Blessed Sacrament, St. Catherine, St. Clement, St. John the Baptist, and St. Michael. Participating schools are Regina Coeli (K-8), St. Catherine (preK), and Blessed Sacrament (K-8). Offered to parishioner families who are active in the life of their parish and not receiving tuition assistance through other scholarship sources. Eligible families will be 1) registered members from the parish from which they are seeking the scholarship, 2) demonstrate throughout the year a commitment to regularly attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, a minimum of which is 36 weekends at their own parish, and 3) volunteer & actively participate in parish and school activities and events. This scholarship value ranges from $1,700 to $2,935 per student. Application deadline is Apr 28.
When applying for this scholarship, be sure to list all of your children registering at Regina Coeli, St. Catherine, and Blessed Sacrament parish schools. This information will affect the scholarship value for students attending Regina Coeli School. Application for this scholarship requires completing the Parishioner Scholarship form and signature of your parish priest to verify you are active in your parish. Families should schedule a meeting with their pastor as soon as they are considering this scholarship.
7. Parishioner Mustard Seed Scholarship
The Mustard Seed Education Foundation offers the following one-time scholarship: The Scholarship of the Mustard Seed: $1,000
Awarded to a committed, Catholic family sending their children to Regina Coeli School in Toledo. This family helps spread the word of God in the Regina Coeli Catholic Church community in Toledo and brings others into the Faith. The family must be registered, active parishioners at Regina Coeli parish, engaging in the parish through volunteering and attending Mass regularly. Families who meet the criteria for an award may request an application through the Regina Coeli office. All applicants who are not awarded a scholarship may reapply the following year. For more information, visit this website www.mustardseededucation.org
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8. Catholic Michigan Financial Aid
For Catholic families residing in Michigan who are not parishioners at Regina Coeli and not eligible for other State of Ohio funding. This aid can be requested if you meet the criteria as a registered parishioner at a Michigan Catholic parish. More aid will be available based on need through the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment system. Click https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3wtqw to apply for additional aid or email us to request further information.