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Traditional & Expansion Scholarships

The Traditional EdChoice Scholarship Program provides state-funded scholarships to students who attend, or would attend, EdChoice-designated public-school buildings.  Traditional EdChoice Scholarship for grades 9-12 is $6,000 to be applied toward Carroll tuition.  Traditional EdChoice offers a low-income scholarship to bridge the gap between the scholarship and full tuition.

The Expansion EdChoice Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are in low-income households, regardless of residential school district. 

Expansion EdChoice Scholarship for grades 9-12 is $6,000 for first time qualifying families and renewals that continue to be at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines.  Renewing families should review the eligibility criteria each year. 

Both EdChoice Scholarships pay towards tuition only.  Miscellaneous school fees are still the responsibility of the family.

Low income qualifying families may receive waivers for the ACT examination and college application fees. Students should contact their Carroll guidance counselor for waivers.

Who Can Apply?

Your child is eligible to apply for an EdChoice Scholarship if your child has been accepted to be enrolled at Carroll High School and one of the bullet points below applies: 

  • Your child attends and is assigned to one of the school districts on the list (Dayton, Mad River, Jefferson, Northridge, Trotwood-Madison, West Carrollton).   If your public school comes off the list once your child has been awarded the scholarship, they are grandfathered in and can renew each year with continued eligibility.
  • Your child is currently enrolled in a public school in their designated school district and is assigned to attend one of the schools on the list for the upcoming school year
  • Your child attends a charter school but is assigned to attend a school on the list
  • Your child is homeschooled, has not attended an Ohio school, and is assigned to attend a school on the list
  • Your child is enrolled in the 8th grade in a private school, does not have a state scholarship, but would be assigned to attend a school building that is on the list
  • Your child is from a household with incomes at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty threshold. (EdChoice Expansion)

When do I Apply?

March 1 – April 30 is the priority application window.  The applications during this timeframe are awarded for the upcoming school year. 

Remember, only the private school can submit the Ohio EdChoice scholarship program request form, so be sure your student is accepted for enrollment at Carroll first. Submit the scholarship request form to the school before the deadline so that they can apply for the scholarship on your behalf.

How do I Apply?

Apply for admission to Carroll High School first at carrollhs.org/apply and indicate on the application that you intend to apply for Ohio EdChoice.

Once the Admissions Office accepts your child for enrollment, provide Carroll your Ohio EdChoice scholarship program request form and required supporting documents in the eligible timeframe.  Carroll will enter the scholarship request form for the student through the secure online application system.

What Information is Needed?

  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate
  • Current proof of address with mailing address and service address both shown to match
  • Completed and signed EdChoice Scholarship Program 2021-22 Request Form
  • Custody Documents if applicable

Parents renewing a student's scholarship should submit the renewal application and current proof of address with mailing address and service address both shown to match, and custody documents if applicable.

How do I Submit my Application?

  • Scan and email all pages to jshannon@carrollhs.org
  • Mail all pages to: Carroll High School, ATTN: Jodi Shannon, 4524 Linden Ave. Dayton, OH 45432
  • Bring all pages in to Carroll’s Main Office

The completed scholarship application must be submitted to Jodi Shannon prior to the deadline set forth by the Ohio Dept of Education (typically, April 30).

Other FAQs

How will I be notified of Award Decisions?

Applicants will be notified of award decision by US Mail from the Ohio Department of Education.

Will I have to pay any amount of money?

The scholarship amount covers tuition only. Parents and guardians will have to pay the application fees, registration fees, student services, technology services, and other types of fees. Families who apply and qualify for low-income status through the Income Verification Form, do not have to pay any tuition that is not covered by the scholarship. However, because Carroll’s tuition is higher than the EdChoice Scholarship amount of $6,000, if the family does not qualify for low-income status, the family may have to pay the difference.  Carroll’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction sets tuition for each upcoming academic year in January.

How does receiving the scholarship affect my child's merit based scholarships or financial aid?

All merit-based scholarships will be honored.  Scholarships earned will help offset cost of tuition only.  Financial aid will be based on a family’s income relative to tuition owed after the scholarship is applied.

Are there additional requirements as a result of my child receiving the scholarship?

All students are required to take the state-mandated End of Course Tests.  There is an attendance requirement set by the state of 20 unexcused absences in a school year which would disqualify the student from the scholarship the following year.

Are families required to have their income verified to apply for the scholarship?

Income verification is not required to complete the application for a Traditional Scholarship.  However, low-income status is a factor in the event of a lottery.  A lottery may be conducted if there are more applications received than the number of available scholarship awards.  Families with low-income status are not required to pay tuition above the scholarship award amount.  The Income Verification form is optional but must be submitted directly to the state to verify qualifying income.

Income verification is required to complete the application for the Expansion Scholarship, which is based solely on income.  The Expansion provides a voucher option for low income students who do not attend a failing school.

Currently, the Expansion Scholarship uses the same EdChoice Scholarship Program Request Form but requires the Income Verification form as well. 

The scholarship application is provided to the school, whereas the Income Verification Forms are submitted directly to the state of Ohio. The mailing address for the Income Verification is displayed on the application form itself.

Where can I find more information?

Carroll High School is the provider and liaison for your scholarship process.  For more information about the process and qualifications, email Jodi Shannon, jshannon@carrollhs.org or call (937) 253-8188 x314.

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