Ed Choice Scholarship

Several updates and changes to the EdChoice Scholarship Program have been announced by the Ohio Department of Education. Here are a few commonly asked questions our office receives regarding the changes. If you have additional questions, please contact the Admissions office at 440-578-1020 x 236 or

Additional information can also be found on the Ohio Department of Education website

List of 6 items.

  • Who “Owns” EdChoice Scholarships?

    Each year the Ohio Department of Education designates public schools that qualify students to receive the Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice).
  • How Much Is An EdChoice Scholarships?

    The EdChoice scholarship provides up to $6,000 annually to each qualifying student to be used towards tuition at a participating private school. Lake Catholic High School is a participating private school.
  • How Do I Qualify for an EdChoice Scholarship?

    Students qualify for the EdChoice Scholarship based on the public school building they would attend if they attended public school.  The full list is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.
    Note: You can only receive one ODE Scholarship at a time (EdChoice, Jon Peterson, etc.) 
  • What Schools Are Eligible For the EdChoice Scholarship?

    Lake County
    • Eastlake North High School  (Nov 2019)
    • Riverside High School (Nov 2019)
    • Wickliffe High School (Nov 2019)
    • Fairport Harding High School (June 2019)
    • Harvey High School (June 2019)
    • Heritage Middle
    Geauga/Cuyahoga County
    •  Berkshire High School
    •  Bedford High School
    •  Richmond Heights High School (June 2019)
    •  Euclid High School (June 2019)
    • Cleveland Heights High School (June 2019)
  • What if my school comes off the list?

    Once a student receives the scholarship, they will continue to receive it provided they:
    1.   Continue to attend a participating private school
    2.   Fill out their EdChoice application (verification) every year
    3.   Do not move outside of the area of a qualifying public school
  • What is the Process For Obtaining an EdChoice Scholarship?

    1.       Apply to Lake Catholic - (Online Application; Teacher Recommendation Form; Records Request Form)*
    2.       Enroll at Lake Catholic – (Register for classes; Sign tuition contract; Determine transportation). This is necessary because the state requires only one participating school be listed.
    3.       Complete EdChoice Application. The EdChoice Application window is February 1 through April 15. If your child is eligible for EdChoice, please bring your completed request or renewal form along with a copy of your child's birth certificate and copy of proof of residency up to Lake Catholic. 
    4.       Submit EdChoice Application to Lake Catholic. Please be sure to include a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency (a recent utility bill with your name and address).

    * Catholic Grade School Students will apply to Lake Catholic through their school in January.

    Official information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.

    Once available, links to EdChoice Applications will be added to this page.