OCARH Academic Enrichment Application

The Ohio Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (OCARH) would like to encourage students in grades 7-12 to participate in academic enrichment programs and encourage academic excellence among all scholarship applicants. The OCARH Academic Enrichment Committee will offer annual grants in the amount not to exceed $1,000 per student, per year, to enable students to participate in an academic enrichment activity.

Download OCARH Academic Enrichment Application

General Application Requirements and Eligibility Criteria of Applicants:


The Applicant must be a live in a community that is a participating member of CRHDO at the time of the application.

Eligible Activities

4H Camp; Music or Band Camp; Football Camp; Cheerleading Camp; International Youth Exchange Program, or to allow a student to accompany their class to a foreign country or other school sponsored Trips. This list is not all inclusive, additional academic building opportunities will be considered.

Minimum Grade Point Recommendation

Recommended accumulative 2.5 grade point average (GPA) for high school. Must provide evidence of grades and high school affiliation.

Application Form

The application form must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that payment may be issued 60 days from the date of the funding approval letter.

Activity Brochure or informational pamphlet

The applicant must submit a brochure or pamphlet describing information regarding the activity.

Submitting Applications

OCARH will accept applications year round. It is recommended that applications be submitted 120 days before payment is due. Applications should be signed by the Site Manager or Member Representative. Applications can be submitted to the Site Manager, Member Representative or to the OCARH office by e-mail at or by mailing application to:

Ohio Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (OCARH)

Attn: Academic Enrichment Committee

PO Box 2194

Columbus, OH 43216