Good Shepherd Lutheran School Joins the Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is pleased to welcome Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Midwest City, Oklahoma as its newest member school!  GSLS is the 62nd school to participate in the OSF, a scholarship granting organization that provides lower-income students with scholarships to afford the opportunity to attend accredited private schools in Oklahoma. Good Shepherd Lutheran School is led by Van Guillotte, a long-time church member and parent of two grown children that attended the school.  GSLS provides a Christian education…

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  • May 19, 2018

OSF Welcomes Hope Harbor Academy!

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is excited to welcome Hope Harbor Academy of Claremore, Oklahoma as its 61st member school.  HHA is a high quality, accredited school on the site of its residential offering, Hope Harbor.  Hope Harbor serves adolescents and their families  built on a foundation of faith and excellence.  Hope Harbor offers an immersive family reconciliation program designed to give families the tools and support needed to navigate the storm of life, so the family can enjoy peace and…

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  • April 19, 2018

Oklahoma Tax Commission Announces Tax Credit Cap is Exceeded for 2017

On February 15, the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) notified taxpayers that, based on their calculations, the tax credits from scholarship granting organizations and education improvement granting organizations generated approximately $5.7 million of tax credits, exceeding the amount of $5.0 million available for 2017.  Based on the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Act, the OTC has established the proportionate share of the credit which may be claimed by any taxpayer so that the maximum credits authorized are not exceeded. For tax year…

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  • February 21, 2018

Opportunity Scholarship Fund Awards Three $15,000 Scholarships

OKLAHOMA CITY (February 2, 2018) – Three Oklahoma families now have $15,000 scholarships for their child to attend an accredited OSF private school. The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF), a scholarship granting organization for Oklahoma K-12 students, presented the scholarships at the Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo last week. Kristin Deras, Danielle Hernandez and Rashell Sey each won a scholarship for one of their children. “I’m speechless. We are so happy,” said Rashell Sey, one of the scholarship recipients. “My…

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  • February 2, 2018

Opportunity Scholarship Fund Raises $5.1 Million for K-12 Scholarships

Organization Reaches $10 million milestone in less than four years OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 26, 2017) – More than 1,000 Oklahoma students from lower-income families are now able to attend private school thanks to a tax-credit scholarship program. The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF), a scholarship granting organization for Oklahoma K-12 students, raised $5.1 million in donations last year. This was a 50 percent increase from the $3.4 million raised in 2016. “If it wasn’t for OSF, our children wouldn’t have access…

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  • January 26, 2018

OSF to provide $45,000 in Scholarship Prizes at 2018 Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo

Event Will Showcase Different Education Options Available to Families OKLAHOMA CITY – Attendees at this year’s Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo can enter a drawing to win one of three $15,000 scholarships offered by the Opportunity Scholarship Fund to be awarded at the event. Winners will be announced during the keynote program from 7 to 9 PM, which will feature remarks from national school choice proponent Roland Martin. The keynote portion of the event will also feature a panel discussion…

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  • January 18, 2018

First Lutheran School in Ponca City is OSF’s 60th School!

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 16, 2018) – First Lutheran School (FLS) in Ponca City has become the Opportunity Scholarship Fund’s 60th member school.  Established in 1953, FLS serves students through 8th grade.  They are led by their principal, David Birnbaum, and a dedicated group of staff and teachers, supported by a long tradition of parental involvement.  Through the year, the school has been able to achieve its goals of providing superior educational and developmental opportunities for their students, as well as…

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  • January 16, 2018

Stillwater Family Receives Opportunity Scholarship Fund’s 1,000th K-12 Scholarship

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 21, 2017) – A Stillwater family has received the Opportunity Scholarship Fund’s (OSF) 1,000th scholarship in 2017. Lily Clark, age 5, was awarded the $2,500 scholarship to attend Stillwater Christian School “Lily loves and is thriving at Stillwater Christian School,” said Bethany Clark, mother of the scholarship recipient. “We just had another baby and I’m staying home, which means we are down to a single income. We are sincerely grateful for OSF and their donors.” Hundreds of…

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  • December 21, 2017

Undercroft Montessori becomes OSF’s 59th Member School

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is excited to announce that Undercroft Montessori School in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the 59th school to join the OSF family! Undercroft Montessori School (UMS) is Oklahoma’s first and only American Montessori Society Accredited Montessori School.  Founded in 1964, UMS offers an authentic Montessori experience to its students.  The focus of the school is on the individual child, providing an environment that truly inspires a life-long love of learning. The school serves children 3 years old through…

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  • December 18, 2017

Study Confirms Equal Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Benefits State, Families

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 9, 2017) – Legislation allowing the Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) to help hundreds of lower-income families afford to send their children to private school benefits the state budget, a fiscal impact study found. The Oklahoma City University study by economists Dr. Jacob Dearmon and Dr. Russell Evans revealed for every $1 of tax credit issued to scholarship donors through the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act, the Oklahoma state budget saves $1.24. The fiscal impact to the…

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  • October 9, 2017