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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 daughter is in 9th grade now, and this scholarship from the Opportunity Scholarship Fund will take her through graduation.”
OSF provided the scholarships to qualified students who want to attend one of OSF’s member schools. Each of the three scholarships will be worth up to $5,000 per year for up to three years.
OSF administers tax-credit scholarships for 60 member schools across Oklahoma.
Scholarships are funded through donations from individuals and businesses. Donors to OSF receive generous tax benefits, including state income tax credits and charitable contribution deductions.
Learn more about OSF scholarships at www.osfkids.org.
About Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization helping promote and manage the Oklahoma tax-credit scholarship program. Students qualify based on standards established by individual member school’s financial aid criteria and meet the requirements established by the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. According to an independent fiscal impact study in 2017, the fiscal return to the state is $1.24 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 $2.58 for every $1 of tax credit issued. Established in late 2014, OSF is the premier scholarship granting organization in Oklahoma.