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:
Interest free loans available to Muskingum County residents. Maximum amount is $2,000 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.
Due December 31, 2014. Scholarships are available to sons and daughters of eligible AK Steel employees. Applicants must be high school seniors who will graduate in the current academic year and enter an accredited U.S. college or university no later than the start of the next academic year. Selection is based on test scores, class rank, extracurricular activities, recommendations, work experience, and essay.
Deadline is January 15, 2015. The Virginia M. Wagner Educational Grant is a cash award given annually to a woman in the Soroptimist International Midwestern Region who is currently attending college or a university working toward a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree in her chosen field. The award process begins at the club level where grant amounts vary at the discretion of the club. Four district finalists receive a $500 cash award and are then judged at the Region level. The Region winner receives a $2000 award.
Applications must be mailed to: Valencia Clark, Chairwoman
2970 Military Road
Zanesville OH 43701
***Deadline is January 20, 2015.***
Multiple scholarships of $500 or more will be awarded from The Ohio State University Alumni club of Muskingum County. Eligibility is open to high school seniors applying to any Ohio State campus. Applicants will be selected on the basis of: ranking in the top 10% to 25% of their high school class; demonstration of involvement in school and community activities; showing sound interest and positive attitude toward college work; and expressing a strong desire to be a Buckeye.
Deadline is February 6, 2015. Applicant must be a high school senior and the child of an Ohio electric/gas cooperative member.
Deadline has been extended to February 6, 2015, by 4:30 pm. Be sure to add the localized info for your Co-op. You may use the application in the link above to help with this. Applicant must have a 3.5 GPA or better, meet basic requirement for college entrance, and have a parent or guardian that is a member receiving services from the copperative (employees and immediate family are not eligible). They must also type the application and return to cooperative office by the deadline.
Deadline is February 6, 2015. 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 24, 2015. The AAA Ohio Auto Club is offering the opportunity to high school seniors to apply for one of ten $1,000 grants. This grant program is limited to high school seniors who once served as a member of the AAA School Safety Patrol. To apply, complete the application form (including information on academic record, safety patrol experience, in an out of school activities and references). Applicants must also write a 500 word essay, provide school transcripts and include a letter or recommendation.
The OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship Program is available to children whose parent or legal guardian is a member in good standing of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4/AFL-CIO). Under the program, scholarships of $2,500.00 each are awarded to at least one winner from each of the ten (10) OAPSE Districts selected from the applicants who meet the eligibility requirements.
Any graduating high school senior who is a daughter or son of an active OAPSE/AFSCME member or whose legal guardian is an active OAPSE/AFSCME member and who intends to enroll in a full-time degree program in any two (2) or four (4) year accredited university, college, business or technical school is eligible to apply for a scholarship. The scholarships may be used for any field of study. Due March 1.
Deadline March 15, 2015. The Foundation typically provides about $65,000 to students each year. Generally, scholarships range from $100 to $1,000 per quarter. The Foundation Office determines which scholarship(s) you qualify for based on your situation and specific eligibility criteria established by donors.
The Zane State College Foundations Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled at Zane State College and whose most recent GPA is a 2.75 or higher.
Deadline is March 15, 2015. Seven (7) scholarships are available for 2015 in the amount of $500 each. Students must attend Zanesville High School, Rosecrans High School, West Muskingum High School, East Muskingum High School, Philo High School, Tri-Valley High School, or Maysville High School, and have been accepted by an accredited college/university in the United States and preferably entering in the fields of speech-language pathology and/or audiology for the upcoming school year. Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor's degree (not associate's degree and degrees from community colleges or vocational programs). Each applicant must have a verified cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least 80% in all high school classes. There is no specific requirement for financial need; judges will award scholarships based on merit.
Deadline is March 16, 2015. 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 students for fall of 2014. Up to $10,000 will be offered in this program. These scholarships are offered to male students enrolling at main campus-Columbus.
Deadline is March 16, 2015. The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling each year to outstanding high school seniors. The scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award.
Deadline is March 31st, 2015. Open to Muskingum County resident with a physical and/or sensory disability. Consideration is given to need, academics, work experience, activities, and essays.
Deadline is April 1, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Applicants must be 2015 high school senior girls from the state of Ohio, who play or have played softball and wish to pursue opportunities in higher education for the 2015-2016 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 April 10th, 2015. To be eligible, the applicant must be a graduating senior from any Ohio high school, have a C average or better, be nominated by a current member of the Ohio Legislature, meet the entrance requirements of college or school of choice and be planning to start classes either summer or fall term following their senior year. Applicants can choose up to three scholarship to apply, but must use a separate application for each. Information is available at county libraries.
Deadline April 15, 2015. The John Wells Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of longtime area pitching coach John Wells. The two, one time, non-renewable $1,000 scholarships will be given to outstanding female softball players/managers in a six county area including Muskingum, Guernsey, Noble, Perry, Morgan and Coshocton.
Deadline April 15th, 2015. Open to Ohio residents accepted for enrollment or current students in a 2 or 4 year forest resource education program at an approved college, university, junior college, or technical college.
The application for the 2015 Chloe Barker Memorial Scholarship is now available. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Philo High School who have attended Philo High School all 4 years, have maintained a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and are attending an institution of higher learning. The application deadline is April 15.
The application for the 2015 Shrivers Pharmacies Scholarship is now available. There is a $750 scholarship for students planning a career in pharmacy or a $250 scholarship for students planning a career in nursing or any allied medical profession. Completed applications must be submitted by April 15. Download the application by clicking the scholarship title.
Deadline is June 1, 2015. 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.
Scholarship Central will be soon be offering another scholarship for students who have completed at least their first year of postsecondary education. The 2014 Violet And Ralph Hennessey Scholarship will be an online application available through a link on this page.
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Deadline is June 30th, 2015. $500 grant to a resident of Muskingum County who has graduated from a Muskingum County High School preparing to teach and who is entering the final year of college, ready to student teach. The award money will be paid
directly to the recipient. The criteria used to select the recipient will include a strong interest in teaching, recommendations and scholarship. The deadline for the receipt of application will be June 30, 2015. Supporting materials must be received by July 15, 2015.
Deadline is two weeks prior to the starting date of the semester you wish to enroll. Applications and all required documentation must be received in the Admissions Office by that date.
You must meet all of the following criteria:
Have a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT (or equivalent SAT score).
Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher after the completion of senior year.
Pass all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test.
Reside in or attend a high school in Muskingum, Guernsey or Noble counties.
Enroll at Zane State College within five (5) academic semesters after high school graduation.
Essay submissions for the 2015 contest will be accepted starting September 1, 2014. The contest deadline is Monday, January 5, 2015.
Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count. Essays must be the original work of the student. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of Profiles in Courage. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level.
Deadline is January 1st. Each Local Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $250. Each State/Provincial Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $1,000. The National Scholarship Winner will receive $10,000. Download application for more details.
Deadline is January 9, 2015. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.
Deadline is January 1, 2015. High school juniors and seniors for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.
Deadline is October 7, 2015. Award is $500. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Deadline is March 2, 2015. Acceptable written compositions for this contest include: essays, poems, plays, and short stories. Each student must submit one entry. Electronic entries will be accepted.
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Students interested in researching state and national scholarships not affiliated with the Muskingum County Community Foundation should call Scholarship Central at 740-453-5192 or email@example.com.