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Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Education offers hope. We believe that all children, regardless of their economic circumstances, deserve access to quality educational opportunities. We believe that parents should have an opportunity to choose the best school for their children. We believe that with choice comes a sense of ownership and involvement. The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc. is committed to offering educational choices to low-income families through privately funded scholarships.

Results: NOSF has awarded $13.8 million in scholarships to 16,000 students since 1999. NOSF graduates have a 100% high school graduation rate.

Target demographics: children receive an education that best meets their needs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 730 students attend a private school or be homeschooled

Geographic areas served: In 19 counties Northwest Ohio

Programs: Funds are raised to provide tuition assistance to elementary students in Northwest ohio working with the Childrens Scholarship Fund. Recipients are selected randomly and aid is need based. Students 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.

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NOSF is doing wonderful things to help families afford an education that would not necessarily be able to afford. They believe in their mission of Growing Minds and Creating Futures.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful that my children can go to a school that teaches values and is Christ centered. We are not a"poor" family, but we are working class and I am primarily an at home mom because I feel that is important. It is so nice that there is something out there for those of us that don't qualify for government aid, but still can't really afford to send our kids to a tuition based school. Many thanks for their support.

Erin S.8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Many blessings thanks to the Northwest Ohio Scholarship fund for helping to be able to send our children to Catholic school. We are very greatful for the opportunities they provide.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow, NOSF has been such a blessing to our family over the last 7 years, supporting our efforts to send our children to a Christian school. We are thankful for the way they are involved in the community and desire to make our area even better by supporting families as they work to give their children the best education possible. And they go above and beyond by offering the students and families they serve with resources and opportunities and communicate those well with frequent updates. We are thankful for the help they have given our family over the years!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund! The team is so friendly and wonderful to work with. This scholarship has provided my family a way to help in aiding our decision to homeschool our kids. We are truly thankful!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NOSF has provided wonderful scholarship opportunities for many of our students. They are making dreams come true for families that have no other hope of sending their child to a private school. Many of our students have benefited from NOSF scholarships for both Homeschool and On-Campus families. Thank you NOSF for caring about our students! Admissions Director for Mansfield Christian School

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the scholarship! They have allowed us to send our daughter to a local Christian School, where otherwise we would not be able to afford the tuition. I'm so happy to know that she is getting a biblically based curriculum, and is being taught by men and women who not only encourage her but pray for her! Thank you NOSF!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ann Riddle and the staff at NOSF are second to none. We're honored to be a scholarship recipient and ensure that our children receive a faith-based education. America is great because "In God We Trust," and we need God more and more in our society. Children need to know that there is hope. This scholarship gives our kids the best shot at being future leaders of their communities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

NOSF made it possible to afford to send my nephew to a catholic school. He has ADHD and needed a smaller environment with more one on one attention. He went from a “D” student to a “B” student! Thanks for helping me make the right decision for my nephew!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This scholarship has made it possible for me to send my daughter to a catholic school, where I know that she will get a faith based education. Thank you for being a great organization.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked at NOSF for 7 months now as the Communications and Development Director. NOSF is a wonderful organization that truly makes a difference in families lives. The ability for a family to be able to choose the education that fiits their family is truly a blessing for them. Working with Ann Riddle the Executive Director is such a positive experience. The wonderful work she is doing to make a difference for these families is remarkable. Northwest Ohio is so fortunate to have NOSF serving 19 counties and 67 schools in the program this year. The success of such a program would not be possible without Ann and the supportive Board Members she has making a difference in growing minds and creating futures.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our have family is so blessed by the assistance we receive from Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. Our daughter would not have been able to continue on in the private school she attends without this scholarship. This organization is allowing her to continue receiving a top-notch education in a faith-based environment. We are so thankful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has appreciated the investment NWOSF provides for our family and families like ours, making it possible to send our children to an excellent school. They have a real heart for the community and do an excellent job of bringing so many together! We've been impressed by their communication and engagement in NW Ohio activities! So thankful for all that they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

NOSF has made an education dream come true for my child. Their application process was simple, and notification was made promptly when expected.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They seem extremely interested in ensuring the highest education possible for our children. Very informative, always keeping you up to date with what is going on with the organization.

Kelley12

Client Served

Rating: 4

I applied for this scholarship for my daughter in the spring, and it was a blessing that we were accepted. I was struggling with how I was going to be able to afford for her to continue at the school.. but she loved it so much the previous year.. this is a wonderful program !!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Find Inc made it extremely easy to apply and the scholarship we received helped us to continue to be able to participate in the Mansfield Christian Independent Studies Program. I also like the newsletters they send out which makes me feel like we are part of their extended family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a LIAL elementary alum, I knew what a private education could mean foundationally for students. Even though our public schools were rated well, we knew there was more to elementary and middle school educational success than strictly academic assessments and ratings. NOSF was instrumental in first opening the door to an alternative educational experience for our children, when we didn't think we had such incredible options. Ann has been a pleasure to work with all along, and NOSF has been amazing. My kids have flourished as students at Toledo Christian School, where spiritual formation and a classic curriculum are offered, and our family benefits in ways that cannot be measured. We emphasize our appreciation and heartfelt thanks for all who are involved in making this same scenario possible for so many families at TCS and other private and parochial schools.

Sandy108

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping us send our child to a great school!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you NOSF! Because of this scholarship, we were able to sent our child to a chatholic school. Please continue this wonderful scholarship fund.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What NOSF provides is life altering. Being able to be assisted just to get to the top of the mountain is such a relief. They are with you all the way until you reach the peak. NOSF is truly a miracle. Our family has benefited greatly from NOSF and the childrens lives have been enhanced because NOSF paved the way for them to continue their education at a private Islamic school. We owe a debt of gratitude to NOSF.