The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has announced the awarding of 620 scholarships including 108 new scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) provides privately funded scholarships to students in kindergarten through eighth grade from low-income families to attend a private school such as Holy Trinity in Swanton, St. Mary School Edgerton and St. Paul Lutheran School in Napoleon or for home-school expenses.

The eligibility scale for these scholarships is based on the National School Lunch Program and all of the families receiving the scholarship are at the 270 percent poverty level or below.

Students can receive up to $1,500 per year for tuition or $500 for home-school expenses. Families must reside in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood or Wyandot counties and are required to pay a minimum of $500 toward their tuition.

NOSF has been awarding scholarships since 1999.

Interested families can find more information about the program and apply online on the NOSF website at www.nosf.org.

After receiving the award, families can renew their children’s scholarship each year if they meet the income eligibility requirements and can also add siblings. For more information contact Ann Riddle, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, at 419-720-7048.

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