Apply Now for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship!

Stamp originally created by USPS

Stamp originally created by USPS


In 2012, the state of Ohio began the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN). This program uses tax dollars to allow students with disabilities to receive a non-public education.

North Coast Tutoring Services has been a provider to the Jon Peterson Scholarship since its inception.  We provide academic services to students according to the needs list on their IEPs.  This past year, NCES helped get the scholarship increased from $20,000 annually to $27,000.  (Click here to read the story!)

Families are able to apply for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship twice a year.  We are currently in the middle of an enrollment period.  In order to receive the scholarship, your child must meet the following criteria:

– Must live in the state of Ohio
– Must be attending school (kindergarten through 12th grade)
– Clinically diagnosed with a disability
– Must have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
CANNOT be attending a public or charter school while on the scholarship


The current enrollment period ends on Sunday, November 15, 2015.  All application must be received at this time.  This enrollment period is for a half-year scholarship, which will run from January 2016 – June 2016.  Beginning in February 2016, families will be able to reapply for a full-year scholarship.

Still have questions about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship?  Click here to read our answers to some frequently asked questions.

Interested in using North Coast Tutoring Services as a service provider to the scholarship?  Call us today for more information or click here to fill out a contact form.  One of our directors will be more than happy to speak with you!



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