Fact Sheet

Children ages 16-25 of Ohio workers fatally injured or rendered permanently and totally disabled as a result of a work-related accident or occupational disease are eligible. The death or injury or illness must have occurred as a result of work activities performed on the behalf of an Ohio employer, although neither the student applicant nor the deceased/injured worker are required to be a legal resident of the State of Ohio. The death, injury or occupational disease from which the applicant’s parent suffers must be deemed to be compensable under the Ohio workers’ compensation law.  The parent’s death or disability must have resulted in a decline in the family’s income, which is likely to impede the student child’s pursuit of his or her educational objectives.

Scholarship awards can be used for the following types of institutions:

•Trade School/Vocational School

•Industrial/Commercial Training

•Junior College/Community College

•College Undergraduate

•College – Graduate School Scholarships may be used for both public and private educational institutions, both within and outside of the State of Ohio.

Scholarships may be used for the following:

•Tuition/Fees

•Books

•Room and Board

Scholarships are awarded annually on either an academic or calendar year basis. The recipient must verify his/her ongoing successful academic/educational performance during the course of the grant year if requested to do so by Kids’ Chance of Ohio. Scholarships/grants are awarded on the basis of the student’s need and the amount of funds available to the Kids’ Chance organization at the time. Current annual scholarship/grant amounts range from $100 to $5000 (per either calendar year or academic year depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to the individual applicant) and the scholarship amounts are payable to the institution. Previous scholarship recipients are required to reapply each year in order to be reconsidered for an additional monetary award. At the time of reapplication, the previous recipient should provide an updated financial statement including the Renewal Free Application for Federal Student (Renewal FAFSA) and current year’s Student Aid Report (SAR) documents, a transcript of the preceding year’s academic performance and an explanation of any extenuating or mitigating circumstances relevant to the student’s application for more financial aid. Kids’ Chance of Ohio scholarships will not be awarded to individuals who are directly related, either by birth, adoption, or marriage, to members of Kids’ Chance of Ohio Board of Directors.

 Kids’ Chance of Ohio is an equal opportunity organization. Scholarships are awarded without consideration of the applicant’s gender, race, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin.