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 OPEN

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. The 2022-2023 school year marks our sixteenth scholarship cycle. These scholarship opportunities were developed to award academic achievement, help students with a financial need, support virtual students and first-generation college students.  

To be considered for the scholarship, OCCS requires the application and ALL documents to be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, May 5, 2023. 

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: