SCHOOL CHOICE OHIO
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Provides a scholarship to children in grades K-12 with special needs who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their home district. Scholarships are worth up to $27,000 and can be used toward education related services at participating schools or to pay for services at private service providers, like therapists.
Autism Scholarship Program
Provides a scholarship to children between the ages of 3 and 21 with autism who have an IEP from their home school district. Scholarships are worth $27,000 and can be used toward tuition at participating schools or to pay for services at private service providers, like therapists.
88 E. Broad Street, Suite 640
Columbus, Ohio 43215
PHONE: (614) 223-1555
FAX: (614) 223-1565
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
OFFICE DAYS: Monday through Friday
ELIGIBILITY: Jon Peterson Special Needs Program: Any student with special needs in grades K-12 who has an IEP from their home public school district.
Autism Scholarship Program: Any student with autism between the ages of 3 and 21 who has an IEP from their home public school district.
HOW TO USE: Research – Check out the list of participating schools and providers at www.scohio.org.
Choose the school and or provider on the list that is the best fit for your child.
Apply to a School or Provider – Reach out to the school or provider
of your choice and begin their application process. Your child must
go through the regular admission process at the private school.
Apply for the Scholarship – If your child is accepted, the private school or provider will apply for the scholarship on your behalf.
Note: There are two application windows a year. The first window opens February 1 and closes April 15. The second window opens October 1 and closes November 15.
DOCUMENTS NEEDED: Finalized IEP (not a service plan or 504)