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Scholarships and Awards

Financing a private school education can be a significant financial commitment, but there are strategies you can consider to help manage the costs. Among those are scholarships and awards available from both Maumee Valley and local and state programs. Here is a summary of some of those alternative funding sources:

Maumee Valley Merit Scholarships

Our merit scholarship program recognizes students in grades 6-9 based on anticipated future contributions to the school, the strength of their scholastic performance, and/or extracurricular involvement. The scholarships are:

  • Hawk Scholar Award: Recipients selected based solely on scholastic achievement, upon review of their scholarship application, admission materials, and an interview. Amount: Up to $2,500 per year
  • Mission Award: Recipients selected based on their academic record and their contributions outside of academics through extracurricular and community engagement. Assessed through a review of their scholarship application, admission materials, and an interview. Amount: Up to $2,500 per year.


  1. Applying for a merit scholarship is a three-part process which is laid out below:
  2. Apply for admission to grades 6-9 at Maumee Valley
  3. Select the scholarship you would like to apply for and receive the application from the Office of Admission.
  4. Complete the application prior to the deadline. Finalists will be guided by your admission team member.

Maumee Valley Endowed Awards

Maumee Valley is fortunate to have many named endowment funds that support incoming and current students. The qualifications and application criteria vary by award. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information about these awards.

Renewable merit scholarship awarded to an Upper School student with an interest in math and science of financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.3 must be maintained for renewal.

Awarded annually to an incoming or current freshman of financial need with academic potential who best exemplifies the quality of leadership in school activities. Created in tribute to MVCDS alumnus Rodney Boldon. The Committee is comprised of the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Director of Admission, President of Student Council, Faculty Representative, and Head of School. The scholarship is awarded at the annual Upper School awards ceremony prior to graduation.

Awarded to an incoming student with an interest in math or science with financial need. Honors Dorothy Jabarin, a long-serving math and technology teacher.

Renewable scholarship awarded to a junior or senior who possesses the qualities of character and scholarship that were so important to Coach Nuzum. These include leadership, commitment, accountability, strong work ethic, perseverance, confidence, and scholarship.

Renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming Middle or Upper School student who is a minority of financial need.

Renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming student with an interest in English, of financial need; Upper School student preferred.

Supports an incoming Upper School student who demonstrates leadership skills, is engaged in service to the larger community, and contributes to the vitality of Maumee Valley.

The purpose of this scholarship is to attract an individual in financial need with musical talent who could contribute to and grow from the music programs in place at Maumee Valley, with preference given to the string ensemble. Created in memory of Colleen Sieberg who was an integral part of the Maumee Valley community for 40 years. From writing and orchestrating countless concerts and productions to cheering on our athletes from the sidelines, Colleen inspired children to find and embrace their passions. Colleen loved teaching, loved her students, and left her mark on Maumee Valley in so many ways.

Renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman female of financial need.

Provides financial aid to support racial and ethnic diversity. Created to honor the memory of Willis Stork, headmaster of MVCDS from 1938 to 1955.

Providing financial aid for students in 1st through 6th grades. Scholarships are based on need and automatically renewed through 6th grade as long as the student remains in good standing.

A renewable award benefiting an incoming student from a primary or secondary Toledo Public School who demonstrates financial need.

Support students of financial need with preference to those from single-parent households. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and provide a statement on academic goals, dreams, and aspirations.

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) provides scholarship assistance for low-income K-8 students throughout northwest Ohio. The scholarships are 100 percent need-based. NOSF scholarships help students attend the school of their choice.

Ohio 529 plan

CollegeAdvantage is the state of Ohio’s 529 education savings plan. The Ohio 529 is a tax-advantaged investment plan to encourage saving for education expenses. Funds from 529 accounts can be used to pay tuition at private K-12 schools. Contact your financial advisor for more information.

Facts About Ohio’s 529 Plan

  • Better growth potential than a typical savings account
  • Helps reduce the chance of overwhelming student debt
  • Money grows tax-free and remains tax-free when spent on qualified expenses
  • Ohio tax deduction up to $4,000 per child, per year
  • Not just for Ohio schools — use the funds nationwide
  • Use for college, trade school, certificate programs, grad school, apprenticeships, and more
  • No annoying fees and cost-efficient investment options
  • Flexible options if your child decides not to go to college
  • Won’t harm chances of future scholarships like other savings approaches

SGO Scholarships

Maumee Valley is a participant in Ohio’s Scholarship Granting Organization program. The program’s funding comes from Ohio taxpayers, who receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in their state taxes up to $750 per individual. When making the donation, the taxpayer can designate which SGO receives the money. Maumee Valley pools the money to create a scholarship fund to assist students and families with demonstrated need.