The Ohio Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program provides students throughout the State of Ohio the opportunity to attend participating private schools for little to no cost regardless of residence. The traditional program was enacted in 2005, but has expanded to provide increased opportunities to all Ohio families with scholarships up to $8,407 for grades 9-12.

Families at 450% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for the full EdChoice scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year in grades 9-12. Families above 450% are eligible for a portion of the scholarship, dependent on their income and family size.

The Ohio Department of Education funds EdChoice Scholarships of $8,407 per year for high school students. For more information about EdChoice visit https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/EdChoice-Scholarship.

The governing board of Newark Catholic High School located at 1 Green Wave Drive Newark, OH, 43055 has adopted the following racial nondiscrimination policies. Newark Catholic High School recruits and admits students of any race, color, or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs, and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Newark Catholic High School will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.

Ohio EdChoice Program

View student scholarship award amounts based on adjusted gross annual income eligibility table.

Ohio EdChoice Scholarships Overview

  • Maximum scholarship amounts are set by Ohio law:
    • $8,407 for high school (9-12) for the 2024-2025 School Year
  • Scholarships pay for tuition only.
  • The actual scholarship amount paid will be the amount listed above or the private school’s tuition, whichever is less.
  • Income verification is required. Please refer to the chart here for income guidelines.
  • If a child receives an EdChoice scholarship to attend Newark Catholic High School, the scholarship can be renewed every year through his or her senior year.

To Apply:

  • A student must first be accepted for enrollment by Newark Catholic.
    For more information about Admissions Department, please contact:
    Brooke Riggleman
    (740) 344-3594
  • Families will apply for EdChoice by using the EdChoice application link found immediately below. You much also need to submit a copy of the students birth certificate and proof of address to the school.
    For more information about EdChoice, please contact:
    Jodi Snider
    (740) 344-3594

Enrollment Dates, Scholarship Renewal, and Other Information:

  • If a child receives an EdChoice scholarship to attend Newark Catholic, the scholarship can be renewed every year through his or her senior year.
  • Current students who receive EdChoice scholarships must submit a renewal application.
  • EdChoice applications are due October 14th or at the time of transfer for incoming students.

How to Renew:

Students who are currently receiving an EdChoice scholarship can renew the scholarship for the following school year as long as they meet the following requirements. Parents of renewal students who meet these requirements must complete the EdChoice Scholarship Renewal Form and be attending for the following school year.

  1. They take all required assessments for their grade level;

  2. They do not have more than 20 unexcused absences for the school year; and

  3. They do not move out of the school district in which they became eligible.