Scholarship Opportunities

Read below for more information on scholarships.

We believe that an excellent Catholic Education can be affordable for any family, and are proud to partner with the state of Ohio, the Diocese and generous partners to provide as many scholarship opportunities as possible for our families to afford educational excellence at Saint Ambrose School.

2020-2021 Scholarship Information will continue to be added when it becomes available to us.  2019-2020 information is listed where 2020-2021 updated information is not yet available.



2020-2021 State Scholarships

We are a school of choice and the State of Ohio has been wonderful in assisting parents to make the best educational choice for their children.  Please see the resources below for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.


Ohio Department of Education

25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio

(P) 877-644-6338

EdChoice (Residency Based) Scholarship (NEW STUDENTS ONLY)
Scholarship Application Window:  February 2020-April 15, 2020

The EdChoice Scholarship is a a RESIDENCY BASED scholarship in Ohio.  Eligibility  IS NOT determined by income, but rather by  a familiy’s residential location and  assigned public school.  As part of the state’s guarantee for a free and adequate public education, this scholarship is made available by school district for families assigned to schools that meet the state’s criteria as “under performing or failing” based on the ODE Criteria.
If you reside in Medina County and are assigned to any of the following Medina County Schools, you are eligible* for partial or up to full tuition scholarships for the 2020-2021 to attend a school of choice.  Please see complete and inclusive listing of all Ohio schools below.
  • Towslee Elementary, BCS K-5*
  • Kidder Elementary, BCS K-5*
  • Memorial Elementary, BCS K-5*
  • Huntington Elementary, BCS K-5*
  • Brunswick High School, 9-12***
  • Buckeye Jr. High School, 6-8*
  • Buckeye High School, 9-12***
  • Eliza Northrup Elementary, MCS K-5*
  • Garfield Elementary, MCS, K-5*
  • Evolve Academy, Medina Charter School*
  • Sharon Elementary, Highland City Schools, K-5*
* Scholarship Eligibility is for new incoming students to SAS only( current students are not eligible) .
***Eligibility is for any student assigned to this high school, including students who currently attend a private high school.
Please see complete listing for Ohio schools eligible below.
Please see the below  Ohio Department of Education Criteria for School Ratings that is available on their website.  If you click on the 2018-2019 School year you can search by District to find the specific ratings and criteria by school district.  2020-2021 Eligibility was determined by 2018-2019 data.
Criteria for Schools Listed as Underperforming. 
(Where Students Assigned are Eligible for Scholarship Funds Based on Residency)
We will continue to keep you posted of any additional information regarding EdChoice Scholarships, Eligibility as well as Admissions for 2020-2021.  For now the most important dates to keep in mind are January 12, 2020 for Enrollment and Feb 1, 2020 for EdChoice Scholarship window opens!
Here is a link to our Admissions information on our website including timeline.


EdChoice Expansion (Income Based) Scholarship

Scholarship Application Window:  February 2020-April 15 2020

 The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship system will  open February 2020 and will close April 15, 2020 for applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

Saint Ambrose School is now part of the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship program in Ohio. This is an Ohio INCOME BASED scholarship program for children in grades K-5 from low and middle income working families.  Families can receive a financial scholarship up to the entire tuition cost for Saint Ambrose School.  Please contact the school office for more information if this program could benefit your family!

For more information on income qualification please click here.  Scholarships are awarded and families will be notified directly in summer 2020. 

Please ensure completed registration submitted prior to applying for financial aid and scholarships to avoid delays in the admissions process, and to secure a class placement or waiting list placement.  Click HERE to visit tuition page with financial aid information.  Application forms for admissions are located online.  Please print, complete and send in by mail or drop off to our Parish Life Center Office.

The Bishops’ Scholarship For Excellence

The Catholic Education Endowment Trust (CEET) was established in 1976 by the Cleveland Catholic Diocese to promote Catholic education, provide support for religious education programs, and to offer tuition-aid scholarships to families with financial need who desired a Catholic education for their children.  As part of this initiative, CEET sponsors a scholarship program to encourage the pursuit of excellence in Catholic education.  This program is the Bishops’ Scholarship for Excellence.  Now in its 17th year, this scholarship program awards:  Eight (8) $3,000 scholarships to current 10th & 11th graders applicable to their 11th & 12th grade years.  Sixteen (16) $1,000 scholarship to current 6th & 7th grade students applicable to their 7th & 8th grade years.  2020-2021 not yet available.  Application window is Feb/ March for the following school year.

The Frank & Rita Jane Stec Scholarship Fund

The Frank & Rita Jane Stec Scholarship Fund was created to help families continue their pursuit of Catholic education for their children. Four (4) non-renewable scholarships will be awarded: Two (2) $1000 to a Saint Ambrose 8th grader entering Padua Franciscan High School and Four (4) $500 Scholarships to a Saint Ambrose 6th grader who will enter into the 7th grade at St. Ambrose. Award recipients will be informed in May. Application window is spring for the following school year.

The Bihari Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Bihari Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 to help families continue their pursuit of Catholic education for their children in the Saint Ambrose School High School Prep Program. One non-renewable scholarship will be awarded: A $500 Scholarships to a Saint Ambrose student entering grades 6-8. Award recipients will be informed in May, 2019Application window is spring for the following school year.

M. Thomas Moore Family Scholarship Awards for Elementary Schools

In 2008, M. Thomas and Beatrice L. Moore established an endowed scholarship fund at the Catholic Community Foundation as a generous act of philanthropy.  They wanted to provide four annual $500  scholarships to students in financial need attending Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Cleveland.   Any Catholic elementary school student who is  currently in grades 1 through 7 who will be entering grades 2 through 8 are eligible to receive this one-time award. Application period is spring for the following school year.

Unity Catholic James E. Flynn Scholarship

Unity Catholic is excited to continue to offer this scholarship to support Catholic Education. The annual deadline is 12/31/19 with our drawing in January 2020.


for Information on Tuition and Financial Aid please click HERE!