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 Now Closed

OCCS offers multiple 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 2019-2020 school year marks our twelfth 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 4:00pm on Friday, May 8, 2020. 

For any questions, call Sarah Sánchez at (419) 720-5200 or email



This funding opportunity is intended to support schools in meeting or exceeding the goals outlined in their Performance and Accountability Plan or to help fund the implementation of initiatives designed to improve student engagement and retention. The current application may be found here.

2018-2019 Recognitions: