Scholarship Opportunities

In 2019-20, 87% of our student body received scholarship monies from the State of Ohio. Lawrence School is an approved provider for the Ohio Department of Education's Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship and Autism Scholarship.

All students who have IEPs from their public school district of residence qualify for funding. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the category of disability.

Jon Peterson Scholarship

Overview

In 2019-20, 75% of our student body used the Jon Peterson Scholarship to assist in payment of tuition.

The program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have 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 IEP and does not exceed $27,000.

Before a family may consider using JPS 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 department at 330.908.6822. The SASS department can answer all of your Jon Peterson Scholarship questions.

Important Deadlines

Due to recent state legislation, application deadlines have been eliminated for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program.

Autism Scholarship

Overview

In 2019-20, 12% of our student body qualified for the Autism Scholarship.

Before a family may consider using the Autism Scholarship 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 department at 330.908.6822.

The SASS department can answer all of your Autism Scholarship questions.

Any student who has been identified by their district as a child with autism and for whom the district has created an individualized education plan (IEP) qualifies for the Autism Scholarship program.

The student must have a current IEP from the district of residence that is finalized and all parties, including the parent, must be in agreement with the IEP. A child is eligible to apply to participate in the program when the child turns three.

For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Education website.

Important Dates

The Autism Scholarship Program runs from July 1 to June 30 for each school year.