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Scholarships

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Click here for more information about MCCF Scholarship funds.

Scholarships may be based on academic performance, financial need, religious affiliation, minority status, heritage, community affiliations, or a unique set of criteria that is important to the organization providing funds. A few examples of such scholarships are as follows:

  • High schools or prospective colleges may award scholarships based on academic performance.
  • Ethnic organizations often provide scholarships to outstanding students sharing their respective ethnic backgrounds.
  • Many companies offer scholarships to employees and/or children of their employees.
  • Some houses of worship and religious denominations offer scholarships for their members or students planning a career in the clergy.
  • Some organizations sponsor scholarships to attract students to a field of study facing a shortage of workers, or to encourage non-traditional or minority students to pursue a specific degree.
The Scholarship Central Access Program maintains detailed lists of scholarships that are available to students within Muskingum County, as well as at the state and national levels. Important information and actual applications for a wide variety of scholarships may be obtained directly from the Scholarship Central office or downloaded from the website.

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  • Interest free loans available to Muskingum County residents. Maximum amount is $3,000 per year for 4 years. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. New applications are accepted in June and July until all money is disbursed. New applicants can apply at the end of May as long as they have all of the required materials. Renewals may be submitted at any time, but are usually submitted in the summer months. Click on the heading above to download an information sheet and go to the William M. Shinnick Educational Fund website for more information and to complete an application.

  • Scholarship Lists
  • Name, criteria, deadline, and contact information for local scholarships last updated January 16, 2019.

  • Local Scholarship Applications
  • Deadline: January 21st, 2019
    The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling each year to outstanding high school seniors who exhibits the following qualities:
    • Demonstrates and shows a continued commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity
    • Attends an OACAC member high school (just one HS counselor needs to be a member to qualify, please check with your counselor to verify that your high school is an OACAC member).
    • Has an accumulated grade point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale in a college preparatory curriculum
    • Will attend an Ohio college or university

  • Deadline is by the end of the business day on Thursday January 25, 2019.
    Up to five $1,000 awards to local students who show outstanding promise and talent for creative writing. To be considered, you must be a full time student from one of the following school districts:
    East Muskingum, Franklin, Maysville, Morgan, Ridgewood, River View, Tri-Valley, or West Muskingum Local Schools. Career Center seniors whose home district is one of the districts listed above may also apply.

  • Deadline is January 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.
    The Carl and Maybelle McKee Scholarship is awarded to residents of Licking or Muskingum County. Applicants must be current college students, adult reentry student (non-traditional), graduate, or advanced degree students who are majoring in Nursing (must be officially accepted to a program).

  • Deadline is January 31st, 2019.
    Multiple scholarships of $600 or more will be awarded from The Ohio State University Alumni club of Muskingum County. Eligibility is open to any current students of Ohio State University's main campus or branch campuses who graduated from a high school in Muskingum County. Applicants must have been enrolled at Ohio State for a minimum of one academic school year and attained sophomore status or higher, be in good standing with the University, and have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or above in order to be eligible. Applications must be emailed to scholarshipcentral@mccf.org no later than January 31, 2019 to be considered.

  • Deadline is January 31st, 2019.
    Since 2015, the Muskingum County 4-H Committee has awarded scholarships to recognize 4-H members and alumni for their achievements. In 2019, a minimum of two $500 scholarships will be awarded at the 4-H Kick-Off.

    Applicants must:
    -be a current 4-H Member or alumni of Muskingum County 4-H;
    -be a current year graduating high school senior, or equivalent of a college freshman or sophomore (proof of equivalent in a home school program by the end of the current school year is acceptable);
    -be active in 4-H for the previous three (3) consecutive years;
    -have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale based on the most recently completed semester;
    -plan to attend (or currently attending) any post-secondary educational institution.

  • Deadline is February 1, 2019 by 11:59 a.m. (noon) Central Time.
    $4,000 one-year award. Open to high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of an Elk who has been a member in good standing for at least one year. Consideration given to ACT/SAT scores and academic achievement.

  • Deadline is February 1, 2019.
    1-$1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Students are judged on how well their activities reflect the Touchstone Energy core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community, as well as their drive and dedication to achieving a college education despite any personal obstacles or special challenges they have faced.

  • Deadline is February 1st, 2019
    Applicants must be the child or legal ward of a Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative member and be a graduating senior planning to attend college or a technical school. Applicants must also have a GPA of 3.5 or above. Completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Guernsey-Muskingum Energy Cooperative Inc.

  • Deadline is February 1st, 2019.
    Applicant must be a child or legal ward of a member of the Guernsey-Muskingum Cooperative, be a graduating senior planning to attend an accredited college or technical school, and have a 2.75 GPA or better. The application requires a letter of recommendation and a letter of nomination that demonstrates the candidate's commitment to Touchstone Energy's values of accountability, integrity, innovation, and commitment to community. Applications are due to the Guernsey-Muskingum Energy Cooperative Inc.

  • Deadline is March 1st at 5 PM.
    Candidates for the Dreier Scholarship must be residents of Muskingum County pursuing a degree in veterinary science, agriculture, pre-medicine, or engineering at an accredited college or university with preference given to those studying veterinary science or agriculture. An award of $40,000 will be distributed over four years.

  • Deadline is 5:00p.m. on March 1, 2019.
    One $250 scholarship awarded annually to a college sophomore, junior or senior or a graduate student to purchase textbooks. Applicants must be a Muskingum County high school graduate, hold a 3.0 grade point average in college, and be able to show proof that they are receiving scholarships or Pell Grant assistance to attend college. Students receiving the Award must have proof of textbook purchases and request reimbursement.

  • Deadline is March 1, 2019.
    Applicant must be the Son, Daughter or Grandchild of a Mason in good standing of a Masonic Lodge in the 18th district and be a high school senior pursuing a Bachelor or Associate degree. The application must be complete and contain: signature of Parent or Guardian, your transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation (not family members). To confirm your Lodge is in the 18th district, see the application guidelines.

  • Applications due no later than March 1, 2019.
    Each year, Ohio ACTE awards up to two Darrell Parks Student Scholarships, which provide $1,000 toward the continuing education of career-technical graduates. A one-time monetary scholarship will be sent to the recipient’s program of higher education to be used toward tuition/fees. The recipient must successfully enroll for the first term of post secondary education within one year of being awarded the Darrell Parks Scholarship. Questions may be e-mailed to membership@ohioacte.org or call Ohio ACTE at (614)890-2283.

  • Deadline is March 1, 2019.
    The Ohio State University at Newark Appalachian Scholarship offers need-based awards to students from the following Appalachian counties: Coshocton, Guernsey, Knox, Muskingum, Perry and Tuscarawas. Eligibility is determined on the basis of financial need as established by federal guidelines, and on academic success and volunteerism. Students must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours at The Ohio State University at Newark. Need is determined by filing the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.

  • Deadline is March 1, 2019.
    The Park National Bank and Associates’ Next Generation Challenge Scholarship was established with gifts from Park National Bank and its associates to honor William T. and Jane Cook McConnell. This scholarship will be awarded to The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College students.

  • Deadline is March 1, 2019.
    The Office of Student Financial Aid is currently accepting essays from students at The Ohio State University at Newark for the William Allen Kilpatrick Outstanding Student Award. This award is a non-renewable scholarship presented to an outstanding sophomore student (defined as 30-59 completed credit hours at the end of spring 2019) enrolled at the Newark Campus. Interested students must complete the application form and submit a typed essay addressing the question: “What does leadership mean to me and why is it important?”

  • Application must be postmarked by March 15, 2019
    Recipient must be the child, grandchild, or greatgrandchild of a member of Muskingum Chapter #485 or a person who was a member at the time of their death.
    Must be a graduate of a high school in Muskingum County.
    May be enrolled in either a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program.
    Recipient will be evaluated on academic merit, leadership, character, and community service.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    The alumni and active members of Delta Theta Sigma fraternity on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University are proud to offer scholarships for incoming males freshmen and transfer students this fall. Over $10,000 will be offered in this program. These scholarships are offered to male students enrolling at main campus - Columbus. You must submit an online application.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    One annual scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a graduating senior of Philo High School. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Student must attend an accredited college, university, or institute. The ideal recipient will possess a balance of academic achievement, extra curricular participation & community involvement. Finalists will be required to interview with the selection committee on Thursday April 25, 2019.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Open to any Philo High School graduate majoring in nursing or education. Candidates may be high school seniors, current college students, or returning adult students. Applicants must apply online through the link above. You will be able to save your work and come back to it; after you have submitted it, you may still revise your application until the deadline.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    One annual scholarship (usually $500) to a student artist pursuing a degree in the visual arts field at a college, university or institute. The scholarship is a one time non-renewable award. Students are nominated by their art teachers. The recipient is selected with consideration given to artistic achievements, artistic potential, academic ability, dependability, responsibility, motivation and recommendations. Student must be a graduate of a Muskingum County High School. Applicants must apply online through the link above. You will be able to save your work and come back to it; after you have submitted it, you may still revise your application until the deadline.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Applicants must be a 2019 high school senior from West Muskingum High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2019-20 school year. The applicant must be involved in extra-curricular, community and volunteer activities and planning to obtain a degree in any subject area.

  • Applications must be postmarked by March 20, 2018.
    The Muskingum County Democrat Club hopes to encourage the young adults in Muskingum County to be actively involved in our government. A $500 scholarship will be awarded in 2019.
    Eligibility Criteria:
    1. Applicant must be a High School senior residing in Muskingum County.
    2. Applicant must be planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or
    university starting fall term of 2018.
    3. Applicant must be planning a career in the public arena.*
    4. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
    5. Family members of the MCDC scholarship committee and the essay judges are
    ineligible.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    • All applicants must be graduates of Zanesville High School, Maysville High School, or West Muskingum High School
    • Applicants must be attending an Ohio College or University and are required to major in business, nursing or education OR be attending an Ohio Skilled Trade Tech School for HVAC.
    • Include a copy of your high school and/or college transcript to date. Student’s GPA MUST be included on all transcripts.
    • Students are required to attend an accredited university/college or Skilled Trade Tech School within the state of Ohio.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarships.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    Applicants for the John Earhart Memorial Scholarship must be:
    -A current college student attending Zane State College or Ohio University Zanesville
    -Majoring in Social Work
    -Currently holding at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Applicants must be a 2019 high school senior attending a Muskingum County high school, pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2019-20 school year. The applicant must be involved in extra-curricular, community and volunteer activities and planning to obtain a degree in any subject area.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Scholarships will be awarded to applicants that demonstrate a true love for life, a fantastic work ethic, a great sense of humor, and true respect for their family. All applicants must be 2019 graduates of a Muskingum County high school and be student athletes from the following sports: golf, bowling, or softball. Applicants must apply online through the link above. You will be able to save your work and come back to it; after you have submitted it, you may still revise your application until the deadline.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Applicants must be a 2019 high school senior attending a Muskingum County high school or a current college student (undergraduate or graduate) pursuing higher education opportunities in music performance or music education at Muskingum University or Ohio University for the 2019-20 school year. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have been active in music during high school.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    The Marlene Jones Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolling or enrolled in a Masters in Education program. Applicants must teach and live in Muskingum County, have at least a 2.0 GPA and attend an accredited university/college.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Applicants must be a 2018 graduating Tri-Valley High School senior with a cumulative GPA exceeding 3.0. Applicant must have been active in track and/or cross country for at least one high school season. Applicants must be planning to attend any 2 or 4 year accredited institution. Upon acceptance, the scholarship may be used toward any major.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Applicant must be a graduating senior (or previously graduated senior if a military veteran) from Zanesville High School (ZHS) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (where 4.0 is the highest possible) or higher. Applicant must have been active in a community service group or organization during their high school years and planning to attend any two or four-year accredited institution. Upon acceptance, the scholarship may be used toward any major field of study. Applicants may use the scholarship to attend accredited technical or vocational institutions meeting the academic requirements (or similar grading system) noted above. ZHS graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds, qualified veterans, and those entering into the college-level Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs should receive preference.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.
    Requirements are:
    1. High School Senior graduating from a Muskingum County High School
    2. 4-year High School Athlete
    3. 3.0+ GPA
    4. Integrity
    5. Community Involvement

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    Applicant must be a Maysville High School senior planning to attend an accredited college or university and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Each candidate must be a graduating Zanesville High School senior pursuing a degree in the Visual Arts or Education at a college, university, or institute. Students majoring in Performing Arts are not eligible to apply.

    Teachers or instructors can nominate or recommend more than 1 student for the scholarship. The recommendation or nomination form should be completed by an individual that knows information about the applicants art abilities, preferably by an art instructor. The nomination or recommendation form is confidential and will not be shared with the applicant.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    Applicants must be a 2019 high school senior from John Glenn High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2019-20 school year or who will be pursuing a career in the military. The applicant must be involved in volunteer, school, community, extracurricular, arts, music, drama and church activities and planning to obtain a degree in any subject area.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    The Matthew B. Robinson Scholarship is open to students who have graduated from a Muskingum County High School and are presently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior in a 4 year accredited institution majoring in Special Education. The applicant must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Applicants should show evidence of community service, club memberships, or athletic participation while in high school and/or college. The $1000.00 scholarship may be used toward any Special Education major.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Multiple awards to graduates of Zanesville/Muskingum County high schools who live in Muskingum County. Students must be a resident of Muskingum County, must not have an EFC of zero (Estimated Family Contribution from the FAFSA), must not be in the top 5% of your class, must have 2.0 GPA or better, be first-time college students enrolled in a program leading to degree/certificate at an accredited institution, have clear knowledge of specific occupational goals, and exhibit motivation/need for the scholarship. Applicants must apply online through the link above. You will be able to save your work and come back to it; after you have submitted it, you may still revise your application until the deadline.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    Two $1,000 scholarships, one to a senior attending Waterford High School and one to a senior attending West Muskingum High School. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be involved in community activities including some volunteering, and be planning to attend a 4 year degree college or university. Applicants will submit application, two nomination letters and an essay.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    Mike Strohl was a math teacher and coach at Franklin Local School District from 1975 until he retired in 2006. He died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2015. He taught life lessons on and off the field. His family would like to honor his memory by providing a Philo senior with a scholarship. Applicants must be a 2019 graduating Philo High School senior. Applicants should show evidence of community service, club memberships, or athletic participation while in high school and will be asked to submit an essay and one online recommendation.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a school in Muskingum County with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (where 4.0 is the highest possible) or higher or a current college student. Applicant must have been active in a community service group or organization during their high school career. Applicant must be planning to attend or be attending any 2 or 4 year accredited institution. The scholarship may be used toward any major.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    Applicants must be a 2019 West Muskingum High School senior, pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2019-20 school year. The applicant must be involved in extra-curricular, community and volunteer activities and planning to obtain a degree in any subject area. Applicant must be involved in football or music. Recipient must receive a 2.5 GPA or higher their first semester to receive their second scholarship check.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.
    Two $500 awards to college-bound high school seniors in Muskingum, Guernsey, and Morgan Counties. Nominations by guidance counselors, ministers, principals or physicians are reviewed on the student's character and ability to succeed in spite of extraordinary challenges. One winner from Rosecrans and one selected other area high school.

  • Deadline is March 20th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m..
    -Must be a West Muskingum High School senior that has attended West Muskingum High School for four years, including time spent in College Credit Plus and/or Mid-East Career and Technical Center.
    -Must be pursing educational opportunities at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university (degree in any subject area).
    -Must be involved in extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities.
    -Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    -Application includes two nomination letters and an essay.

  • Deadline is March 20th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
    -Must be a West Muskingum High School Senior that has attended West Muskingum High School for four years, including time spent in College Credit Plus and/or Mid-East Ohio Career Center programs
    -Must be pursuing military enlistment in the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard).
    -Must submit an application and essay
    -Target of one or two $250 awards made for the purpose of defraying the costs of supplies and kits related to military training.

  • Deadline is March 20, 2019.
    Applicants must be 2019 high school senior girls from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia or Pennsylvania, who play or have played softball and wish to pursue opportunities in higher education for the 2019-2020 school year. The applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and excel in the sport of softball. They must be able to demonstrate and articulate the attributes of: leadership, passion, commitment and determination. See the program page of the online application for complete details on eligibility and requirements.

  • Deadline is April 1, 2019.
    Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2,500. Criteria include 2.0 GPA; residency in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, or Illinois with preference for residents of Piqua, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; or Miami County, Ohio. Applicants must demonstrate financial need related to cost of proposed education and commitment to giving back to the community.

  • Applications must be received at school's guidance office or mailed by April 1st, 2019.
    This is a $500 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies. Students from Zanesville, Bishop Rosecrans, West Muskingum, John Glenn, Philo, Tri-Valley, and Maysville High Schools who have exhibited the spirit of giving back by volunteering in community service, and who have been accepted by an accredited college/university and who have at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply.

  • Deadline is April 5th, 2019.
    The William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc. will award 15 Ohio high school seniors a renewable (up to $16,000) scholarship worth $4,000 per calendar year. The applicants must have an EFC (expected family contribution listed on SAR from the FAFSA) of 7,000 or less and a financial need of at least $4,000. Applicants must be a graduating senior from an Ohio school planning to attend of 4 year college, have a specific career goal, be highly motivated, have good character, and show academic promise with a minimum GPA of 3.2.

  • Deadline is May 1st, 2019.
    A $4,000 scholarship payable over a 4-year period. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a parent or guardian as a member in good standing with the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio or have been in good standing at the time of their death. Email applications to: dyoung@fopohio.org or mail to: 
    FOPA Scholarship Committee
    222 E. Town St.
    Columbus, OH, 43215‐4611

  • Deadline June 1, 2019.
    Three to five $1,000.00 awards to Muskingum County residents offered each year to students with a dedication to community service and volunteering. All Applicants must be graduating students from a high school located within Muskingum County. No applications from those having already graduated high school in a previous school year and now attending college or a tech school will be considered.

  • Deadline is July 1, 2019.
    Y-Bridge Chapter #51 awards one or more $500 grants to an entering freshman or upperclassman student who shows superior academic achievements and exhibits a financial need. Applicants must be a permanent resident of a South Eastern Ohio county and enroll or be enrolled in a program of health care related studies in an accredited school in Ohio. Application, letter, three reference letters, transcripts and ACT or SAT scores required. See guidelines and application for detailed instructions.

  • The Zanesville District Golf Association and the Don Seevers Family have joined to form The Bob Seevers Memorial Scholarship Fund. This award will be presented annually to a graduating senior in the golf program. The award or scholarship will be $500.00. Applicants will be from Zanesville High School, Rosecrans, Philo, John Glenn, West Muskingum, Tri-Valley, and Maysville.

    QUALIFICATIONS: (One year only)
    1. Applicant must be a senior (boy or girl) and a member of the golf team in good standing.
    2. Applicant must have been accepted at the time of application by a 2 or 4 year accredited institution.
    3. Applicant must exemplify a respect for the tradition of the game and show a resiliency to adapt and bounce back when things do not go as planned.

  • The Zanesville District Golf Association is proud to partner with Dale and Sam Schwartzmiller to form the Sam Schwartzmiller Spirit of the Game Award. This award will be presented annually to a graduating senior in the golf program. The award or scholarship will be $1000.00. Applicants will be from Zanesville High School, Rosecrans, Philo, John Glenn, West Muskingum, Tri-Valley, and Maysville.

    QUALIFICATIONS: (One year only)
    1. Applicant must be a senior (boy or girl) and a member of the golf team in good standing.
    2. Applicant must have been accepted at the time of application by a 2 or 4 year accredited institution.
    3. Applicant must exemplify a respect for the tradition of the game and show a resiliency to adapt and bounce back when things do not go as planned.


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