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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

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