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TULSA, OKLAHOMA (May 7, 2019) – The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is excited to welcome two new member schools to its program – Mount Olive Lutheran School in Miami, Oklahoma and WovenLife in Oklahoma City. These schools, along with our 64 other member schools, join the growing number of private schools that help lower-income families to provide an affordable education option for their children.
Started in 1976, Mt. Olive Lutheran School is led by Dan Douglas, a parent of three young children that attended the school. MOLS provides a Christian education that provides the rigor of academics while striving to equip its students to be disciples of Christ. As one parent put it, “My (six) children have excelled at their individual paces in this school. The elementary academics were rigorous and challenging for my oldest children: one is headed to medical school and one is currently a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist!” The school helps parents by providing a Christ-centered academic environment that encourages the development of a Christian worldview. MOLS serves grades preschool through 8.
WovenLife is a program that empowers preschool children to find hope and independence through compassionate care, education and support as they prepare for public school. The organization provides services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities and other special needs. Since 1925, WovenLife has been offering hope and independence to children with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, WovenLife creates life-changing solutions so that children with disabilities can live, learn, work, and play.
We welcome Mount Olive Lutheran School and WovenLife to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund and look forward to their helping lower-income families to afford the quality education that is right for their children.
About Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) is a 501(c)(3) scholarship-granting organization providing scholarships for lower-income families to afford to attend accredited private K-12 schools in Oklahoma. Students qualify based on standards established by individual member schools’ financial aid criteria and the requirements established by the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. According to an independent fiscal impact study updated in 2018, the fiscal return to the state is $1.39 of savings for every $1 of tax credit issued based on the state’s per-pupil spending on common education. When accounting for all funding sources, the fiscal return is $2.91 for every $1 of tax credit issued. OSF received the 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar™, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to providing information to the public. Established in late 2014, OSF is the premier scholarship granting organization in Oklahoma. For more information, visit: http://osfkids.org.