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

Wymer Brownlee Donates $100,000 to Positive Tomorrows

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 28, 2017) – Positive Tomorrows has received a $100,000 donation from Wymer Brownlee. It is the largest gift given to the nonprofit through the Opportunity Scholarship Fund, a tax-credit scholarship granting organization. The announcement was made on KOCO Channel 5's morning show this morning.  A clip of that video is shown here (http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=d9423e2e-18df-4d60-86ed-2bb4529f5b94) The donation enables more than 10 homeless children to attend the private elementary school for the 2017-2018 school year for free. “As a wealth…

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  • August 28, 2017

James Caraway Christian Academy Becomes Newest OSF Member!

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) is pleased to announce James Caraway Christian Academy (JCCA) in Chickasha, Oklahoma as its newest member school. JCCA is the 57th school to participate in the OSF, a scholarship granting organization that assists K-12 Oklahoma students attend accredited private schools when their families otherwise may not be able to afford to provide their children with the educational experience they need. Tracy Caraway leads the school as its superintendent. The school’s academic philosophy is firmly based…

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  • August 20, 2017

Senate Bill Ensures Growth for K-12 Scholarships

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 1, 2017) – The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is celebrating the passage of Senate Bill 445 sponsored by Sen. Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow. SB445 raises the cap on tax credits for private donors and provides protections to ensure current donors receive all the tax-credits they have earned. “We applaud the state legislature for recognizing the value these scholarships provide to families in need,” said Rob Sellers, executive director of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. “These donations are vital in ensuring…

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  • June 8, 2017

Opportunity Scholarship Fund Concludes Banner Year

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund announced that their 2016 year ended December 31, was the best year yet! The OSF concluded the year with over 930 donors and $3.4 million in donations for Oklahoma families to afford attendance at accredited private schools. During 2016, OSF member schools awarded over 660 scholarships totaling $1,063,000 in financial assistance. You can read more about the year by reading the 2016 OSF Annual Report. On behalf of our member schools, we thank all of our…

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  • April 24, 2017

Welcome Holy Trinity Lutheran School!

Holy Trinity Lutheran School (Edmond) is the most recent addition to the OSF member schools. The school’s aim and purpose is to provide a total educational program in a definite caring, Christian atmosphere. Not only are there daily religious studies, but the secular subjects are also taught in the light of Christ and Scripture. Holy Trinity Lutheran School, established in 1987, is accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation program and the Oklahoma Private Schools Accreditation Commission as recognized by…

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  • February 26, 2017

Hillsdale Christian School Joins OSF

Hillsdale Christian School (HCS), in Hillsdale, OK – northwest of Enid – is the 55th member of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. HCS is a K-8 school that earned its accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in 1998.  Hillsdale’s mission is to effectively prepare students for life by integrating faith and knowledge. Led by Renae Haymaker, Hillsdale Christian School was established by its founders to make available a school which would work in harmony with the home and…

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  • December 16, 2016

Nov. 23 – OSF Adds Two New Schools!

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is proud to welcome two new schools – Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences and Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid.  The addition of these schools brings to 54, the total number of schools that enjoy the benefits of Oklahoma’s tax credit scholarship program through the OSF. The Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences (www.lawtonacademy.com) is a K-12 school that believes that gifted children are an important resource for solving problems of the future. LAAS provides a…

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  • December 16, 2016

Welcome Lincoln Christian School to OSF!

Lincoln Christian School becomes the 52nd school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund!  Lincoln Christian is a private, Christian school for students attending preschool to 12th grade.  Opening in 1997, the goal of LCS is to raise the next generation of Christian leaders.  Their philosophy is stated in priorities: Godly character, academic excellence and extracurricular activities – in that order.  Located in the northeast part of Tulsa, Lincoln Christian offers a full range of academic, athletic and fine arts curriculum, attracting…

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  • November 1, 2016

OSF Welcomes Summit Christian Academy!

Summit Christian Academy, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is the most recent accredited educational institution of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.  Established in 1987 as a direct ministry of The Assembly in Broken Arrow, the school began with 20 students and now have a student body of nearly 400, from kindergarten through 12th grade.  Summit Christian Academy competes in the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association in academics, fine arts, and athletics.  They have a growing emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. SCA’s…

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  • August 13, 2016
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