PACE was the first privately funded scholarship program in Ohio and the 33rd in the United States. Today, in Ohio there are programs in Cincinnati and Toledo.
In the first year of PACE Scholarships, 3,000 applications were received and 542 PACE Scholarships were awarded.
In 1999 PACE became a partner program of the Children’s Scholarship Fund, a national program out of New York City, which assists in helping provide over 40,000 scholarships nationwide.
To receive a K-12 scholarship a parent or guardian must first attend a parent orientation meeting. At this orientation they learn about the PACE programs and are put on the scholarship wait list.
All scholarships are awarded based upon financial need. Under the tab “Annual Income Eligibility Scale” you can determine the amount you could qualify to receive if you are selected.
Parents who receive a scholarship can choose from any of the schools on our list under the section “Parent Tools”. PACE is all about parent choice and that is why the decision on where to take the scholarship is the parent’s choice.
PACE began a College Scholarship Program in 2007. Students who are receiving a high school scholarship are eligible to apply for the scholarship if they meet the requirements of the program. In 2008 a second program was started. This program is open to all high school graduates in the area to apply if they meet the requirements of the program.