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.

ENROLLMENT MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS.

Scroll down the page for details on all listed scholarships.

Contact our Institutional Advancement and Admissions Office with any questions!  330-460-7318.

2020-2021 EdChoice Scholarship

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE TRADITIONAL EDCHOICE SCHOLARSHIP AND EDCHOICE EXPANSION SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE AT 11:59PM ON MAY 30TH, 2020. INCOME VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS ARE DUE MAY 30, 2020.

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.

***UPDATE:  MARCH 25, 2020 FROM THE STATE OF OHIO….

Changes to the EdChoice Program

“On March 25, 2020, the Ohio General Assembly made several changes to the EdChoice Scholarship Program. The changes, part of a long list of provisions that are part of the state’s response to by the COVID-19 virus, affect students’ eligibility for performance-based EdChoice Scholarships for the upcoming school year. Eligibility for EdChoice for the 2020-21 school year is effectively ‘frozen’ and limited to the 517 buildings identified for the 2019-20 school year instead of the 1,227 building initially identified.

Kevin Bacon, President and CEO of School Choice Ohio (SCO), said, ‘Of course we are disappointed that EdChoice eligibility will be at current levels for the upcoming year, but we know these are extraordinary times. It’s clear the current state of emergency had an impact on the outcome of this issue. EdChoice went from being a primary focus of the legislature to one of many issues requiring timely action’.”

HB 197 which included a freeze on the number of school buildings that are EdChoice eligible included a large number of provisions, large and small. A summary of major changes is available here:
https://www.documentcloud.org/…/6818774-Senate-Amendment-Ma…

The impact of these changes for Saint Ambrose School indicates that only families who are assigned to:

1. Huntington Elementary School, Brunswick City Schools 

and

2.  Eliza Northrop Elementary School, Medina City Schools, 

are eligible for EdChoice Residency Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year per HB 197 which passed the House and Senate on 3/25/20.

Please direct any questions regarding the EdChoice Scholarship and include completed applications to Admissions Director, Mrs. Breanne Logue at BLogue@StASchool.us and Mrs. Maryellen Newrones at MNewrones@StASchool.us.

The amendments do NOT affect the EdChoice Expansion (INCOME BASED) Program or Timeline.  The application window for the EdChoice Expansion Program will open February 1st, 2020-MAY 30, 2020 as required by law.”

Ohio Department of Education Contact
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

Scholarship Information & Form Downloads

Scholarship Application Window:  February 1, 2020-May 30, 2020 EXTENDED!

 The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship system will open February 2020 and will close May 30, 2020 for applications for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will need your paperwork submitted to the school office to attention Mrs. Maryellen Newrones at MNewrones@StASchool.usbefore May 10 to ensure timely completion by the school office and submission to the state.

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-8 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 the 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Please download, print and complete the below forms.  Please turn in below to Mrs. Maryellen Newrones in the school office.  Income verification is to be mailed directly to the state of Ohio at the address above.  Please call the school office with any questions or for assistance at 330-460-7301.  Applications are to be completed after registration for enrollment has been completed.  This scholarship is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.  There is a cap for new applicants each year.  Timely completion and submission are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

The forms and copies of income documents must be mailed by the priority application period deadline has been EXTENDED to May 30, 2020.
MAIL TO: Ohio Department of Education, Scholarship Program Office 25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 309 Columbus, Ohio 43215. Please allow for delays by the U.S. Postal service and allow additional time when mailing so it reaches the office by the deadline.

Scholarship Application Window:  ADJUSTED  WINDOW OPENS- April 1, 2020 – May 30, 2020.

WE WILL BE REACHING OUT TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR 2020-20201 AND ARE ELIGIBLE TO PROVIDE FORMS AND PROCESS BY EMAIL.  PLEASE NOTE THE RECENT CHANGE AND ADJUSTED WINDOW OPENING DELAY.

The EdChoice Scholarship is a RESIDENCY BASED scholarship in Ohio.  Eligibility  IS NOT determined by income, but rather by a family’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 the school district for families assigned to schools that meet the state’s criteria as “underperforming or failing” based on the ODE Criteria.
FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR,  AS OF MARCH 25, 2020, MEDINA COUNTY HAS 2 SCHOOLS LISTED AND ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIP MONEY FOR GRADES K-12.
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 2020-2021 to attend a school of choice.  Please see the complete and inclusive listing of all Ohio schools below.
  • Huntington Elementary, BCS K-5*
  • Eliza Northrup Elementary, MCS K-5*
* Scholarship Eligibility is for new incoming students to SAS only( current students are not eligible) .


Changes to the EdChoice Program
“On March 25, 2020, the Ohio General Assembly made several changes to the EdChoice Scholarship Program. The changes, part of a long list of provisions that are part of the state’s response to by the COVID-19 virus, affect students’ eligibility for performance-based EdChoice Scholarships for the upcoming school year. Eligibility for EdChoice for the 2020-21 school year is effectively ‘frozen’ and limited to the 517 buildings identified for the 2019-20 school year instead of the 1,227 building initially identified.

Kevin Bacon, President and CEO of School Choice Ohio (SCO), said, ‘Of course we are disappointed that EdChoice eligibility will be at current levels for the upcoming year, but we know these are extraordinary times. It’s clear the current state of emergency had an impact on the outcome of this issue. EdChoice went from being a primary focus of the legislature to one of many issues requiring timely action’.”

HB 197 which included a freeze on the number of school buildings that are EdChoice eligible included a large number of provisions, large and small. A summary of major changes is available here:
https://www.documentcloud.org/…/6818774-Senate-Amendment-Ma…

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.

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 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. Students must be registered for the 2020-2021 school year at the time of application to be considered.
Application window is March 1st- April 17th, 2020.

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, 2019.  Students must be registered for the 2020-2021 school year at the time of application to be considered.
Application window is March 1st- April 17th, 2020.

The St. Ambrose Athletic Boosters will be awarding two $1000 scholarships to one 8th grade male athlete and one 8th grade female athlete who will be attending a Catholic high school.

Submit all paperwork in a sealed envelope by Friday, April 24, 2020 to Parish Life Center, ATTN: Ryan Harrington.

Awardees will be notified by a board member of the St. Ambrose Athletic Boosters in May.

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 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.