Strategic Initiatives

To demonstrate our commitment to high-quality education for all students and dedication to providing assistance to partner schools, The Ohio Council of Community Schools is pleased to offer annual grants and scholarships to help offset the costs of education.


Postsecondary Scholarships: THE WINDOW IS CLOSED

OCCS offers scholarships to support students who have attended an OCCS-affiliated charter school and wish to further their education after high school to attend a 4-year college or university, a 2-year college or a trade college leading to certification. These scholarship opportunities were developed to award academic achievement, help students with a financial need, support virtual students and first-generation college students.  


Scholarship Recipients of 2023 have received notification of their awards in June 2023. 

Next year's Scholarship Cycle (2024) will open on February 16th, 2024.  

For any questions, call Lexi Quinlivan at (419) 720-5200 or email



OCCS is pleased to announce the Performance, Innovation, and Improvement Grant opportunity for governing authorities of currently authorized schools. These funding opportunities are intended to support schools in meeting the goals outlined in their Performance and Accountability Plan, and to assist students, schools, and staff due to barriers from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To be eligible for the award cycle, completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by April 2, 2021.


2019 Recognitions: