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Immaculate Heart of Mary and the EdChoice Scholarship Program 

Updated January 25, 2024 


The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship Program provides state-funded scholarship to K-12 students based on household income level. The scholarship must be used to attend private schools that meet requirements for program participation.   


The application period for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship program opens February 1st, 2024, and will remain open through June 30th, 2025. Families must contact the participating private school and complete the enrollment/admission process for that school. Once students have been accepted for enrollment at a participating private school for fall 2024, they may apply for an EdChoice Expansion Scholarship through the participating private school.  


Ohio Department of Education and Workforce EdChoice Website 



How to Apply: 

Apply for Ohio EdChoice Scholarship & Expansion Program: 

  • The Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program provides state-funded scholarships to Ohio students in grades K-12 to attend participating in private schools. Students may qualify for a Traditional EdChoice Scholarship based upon their designated public school or the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship based upon household income level. All Ohio students in grades K-12 are now eligible for some level of EdChoice Scholarship. Application and Renewal process for Ohio EdChoice Scholarship program opens February 1, 2024.  
  • Steps for first time application 
  1. 1. Submit Scholarship Request Form, along with proof of current address and child’s birth certificate to the private school. All forms can be emailed or submitted to the attention of Tammy Haynes in the Parish Office, [email protected].  
  1. 2. The private school will submit to EdChoice application for your child through the online secure application system, ONLY available to the private school. 
  1. 3. Complete the income verification process, by creating an OHID Directions for this process can be found HERE. 
  1. 4. The Department will mail notifications regarding all scholarship decisions.  
  • Steps to Renew 
  1. 1. Submit the EdChoice Scholarship Program Renewal Form 2024-25 to the private school, along with proof of current address. All forms can be emailed or submitted to the attention of Tammy Haynes in the Parish Office, [email protected]. 


Important and Helpful Documents: 

To check the status of your application on ODE, use this GUIDE 

The Mission of the Immaculate Heart of Mary School is to provide a rigorous Christian education rooted in the gospel values of Jesus Christ.  Moreover, Immaculate Heart of Mary parish is committed to making that education accessible and affordable. To that end, IHM provides tuition assistance and financial aid for those who qualify. 

The State of Ohio provides tuition vouchers for public students to attend private schools through Ohio’s Educational Choice (EdChoice) assistance program for qualified applicants. A commission of dedicated parishioners and the school administration spent time researching the program and developed recommendations about the acceptance and implementation of EdChoice assistance.  After careful consideration, the commission recommended that IHM begin accepting EdChoice Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.