1st OSP Application Event (SY14-15)
"This is an opportunity I couldn’t miss," a parent said as she submitted an application for a chance to receive a D.C. Opportunity Scholarship to send her 8th grade student to a D.C. private high school next year.
On Saturday, October 19th parents from all over the District came out to Columbia Heights Community Center for the first application event for school year 2014-15! With the help of volunteers, DPR, and Trust Staff; parents were able to submit an application for a chance to receive a scholarship to send their child to a participating private school next fall.
Scholarship awards for the upcoming school year are up to $12,385 for high school and up to $8,256 for elementary and middle schools. With an Opportunity Scholarship, parents can use the money to help pay for tuition, books, uniforms and even transportation in many cases.
Another parent of five said, “I’m so happy you guys came out to my neighborhood.” The OSP Staff are trained to help parents throughout the entire process. They recognize the difficulties that many have and work with families to get them through each of the steps that lead to the Scholarship Lottery in the Spring. The Trust hosts various application events throughout the city in order to make it more accessible for families to apply. At the application events, OSP staff sit down with parents, review the information and let parents know if any additional documents will be needed to prove eligibility to our processing team.
We encourage all District parents with school-age children to apply, it’s free and we are here to help. To apply at an event, visit our webpage’s Calendar and come prepared by downloading the application and checklist before attending.
See you at our next event!