Jon Peterson Scholarship

Lawrence School is a provider of the Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship, which is available through the Ohio Department of Education.

The JPSN gives families of students who qualify for public school special education services funding to apply to educational and specialized programs.

The program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and are eligible to receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence. The amount of each scholarship is based on the disability identified on the student's Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and does not exceed $27,000.

What you need to know

  • Before a family may consider using JPSN at Lawrence School, the student must first be accepted into Lawrence School by the Admission Office. For more information about applying to Lawrence School, please see: Admissions Process.
  • After you have completed the application process and have been accepted into Lawrence School, you will want to contact the Student Advocacy and Support Services (SASS) department at 330.908.6822. The SASS department can answer all of your JPSN questions.
  • Lawrence School requires that all first-time JPSN applicants attend a meeting with the SASS department prior to application.
  • Due to recent state legislation, application deadlines have been eliminated for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program.

More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.