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About the OAIS Scholarship Granting Organization

The Ohio Association of Independent Schools SGO is a scholarship granting organization providing Ohio students the crucial funding they need to receive the best education possible. OAIS is committed to the quality education that independent schools provide to students from diverse backgrounds.

For Donors

Ohio is one of 18 states with a tax-credit scholarship program. In Ohio, taxpayers receive dollar-for-dollar non-refundable tax credits up to $750 for their donations to SGOs, like OAIS. Click below to donate online.

For Parents

OAIS SGO grants scholarships to participating students from the funds raised. Click below to apply online for an OAIS SGO Tax-Credit scholarship.


For assistance, please reach out to a participating school or email or call (740) 973-5930.

Em ein kemach ein Torah. אִם אֵין קֶמַח - אֵין תּוֹרָה (Mishna Avot 3:17)

“Without sustenance (flour), there can be no learning (Torah).”

Help us ensure that CJDS can be the living laboratory for secular and Jewish learning and living side by side, that it was for you. Make a gift here .

In 2016, two CJDS alumni, twins Pierce and Isle Grossman, decided that they wanted to dedicate their B’nai Mitzvah project to CJDS. After careful thought and planning, and meeting with the Head of School, they created the “Pay It Forward” Fund. Within one year, they were able to raise over $14,000.  Click here to see how the Grossmans' initiative was featured in The C olumbus Dispatch !

The Pay It Forward Fund is an opportunity to say thank you to Columbus Jewish Day School. You can be a part of the process that guarantees CJDS will continue to foster intellectual sophistication, social responsibility, and personal authenticity for generations of students to come. Make a gift to the Pay It Forward Fund .

November 2021: We are grateful to CJDS Alumni Students Josh Bahar and Kyra Freeman who have used a portion of their B'nai Tzedek to give to CJDS to help this project. To read more, click here .

Interested in using your B'nai Tzedek to help CJDS and the Scholarship Fund? Please reach out to Alyssa Russell today and let her know you are interested in using your B'nai Tzedek to make a difference at CJDS!

Maya Cohen, CJDS Alumna, recently reconnected with Columbus Jewish Day School this fall when she decided to make a donation through her B'nai Tzedek Fund to go towards CJDS.

Maya, who is currently attending Simmons University and majoring in Social Work, shares: “As I am moving on to a new chapter in life, I wanted to give back as a 'thank you' to the places that brought me to where I am now.”

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