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Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

NOSF scholarship deadline extended

VW independent/submitted information

SYLVANIA — The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) has extended its lottery application deadline to Friday, Mary 29, for the 2020-2021 school year for need-based scholarships up to $2,000 for private schools and $750 for homeschool expenses.  

NOSF is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for grades kindergarten through eighth grade for children to use at a non-public school or for home school expenses. Families need to reside in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, or Wyandot counties.                                        

NOSF is a partner with the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) and awards need-based scholarships to provide parents with a choice for their child’s education. Since 1999, the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has awarded a total of $13.8 million in scholarships to 16,000 students, part of that includes $4.6 million in matching funds from CSF. All funds raised locally by NOSF are matched by the Children’s Scholarship Fund and are used for scholarships in northwest Ohio.  

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is the only privately funded need-based scholarship program in Northwest Ohio that awards scholarships to children who do not qualify for an EdChoice Voucher.  Eligible families are required to demonstrate their financial need as measured by standards similar to the Federal School Lunch program.

Interested families can find more information about the program and other state-funded scholarships on the NOSF website at or apply for NOSF online at

For more information, call 419.720.7048. 

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 10:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News