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.
***Deadline Is January 30th***
The Muskingum County Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee will offer a scholarship for 2014 graduating high school seniors that plan to further their education at an accredited, post-secondary college or institution in the fall of 2014. Open to a 4-H or FFA member who graduated from high school in the spring of 2014 and must have exhibited a market lamb, steer or hog at the 2015 Muskingum County Junior Fair. Must have proof of at least a 2.50 grade point average for the first semester.
Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. There are currently 36 statewide 4-H scholarships being offered. In addition to these scholarships, individual counties may also offer county-based scholarships. Please check with your local Extension office for a listing of these scholarships. Priority Deadline is February 15th.
Deadline is by the end of the business day on February 6, 2015. 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 served by the MVESC may also apply.
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.
Due February 20, 2015. Open to students in grades 6-12 to submit a 1-5 minute video message. Winners will get a prize of either a $100 Amazon Gift card OR a $1,000 scholarship.
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.
For high school seniors who plan to enter a field of study related to financial or resource management in business administration, economics, public administration, and computer science, operations research as related to financial management, accounting, or finance.
Applications must be received NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 27, 2015 to: Asmcbuckeye.firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUE March 2, 2015. Up to 50 selected undergraduate student recipients will receive a $2,500 award. Awards may be renewed up to one additional year. Must be a high school senior. Must have a 2.5 to 3.2 GPA.
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 is March 2, 2015. Scholarship assistance open to residents of Muskingum County who reside in a household with a total annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be enrolled at a college, university or trade school.
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 March 31, 2015. Awards are for high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree in the areas of business or liberal arts. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher and live in an area served by Peoples Bank. Awards will be made to students based upon a demonstration of financial need with preference being given to those students having a higher need. One third of the awards will be made to students attending Marietta College. The second third of the awards will be divided equally among students attending Marietta College, Washington State Community College, Ohio Valley University and WVU-Parkersburg. The last third of the awards will be made to students in the market area that are attending other colleges and universities.
Deadline is April 1, 2015 at 11:59 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 Wednesday April 29, 2015. 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.
The deadline is April 1, 2015. $29,900 in scholarships were awarded in 2014. 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 April 1, 2015. 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 April 1, 2015. Applicants must be a 2015 high school senior from West Muskingum High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2015-16 school year. The applicant must be involved in extra-curricular, community and volunteer activities and planning to obtain a degree in any subject area. 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 April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applicants must be a 2015high school senior attending a Muskingum county high school, Morgan High School, Sheridan High School or Cambridge High School, pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2015-16 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 April 1st, 2015. 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 2015 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.
Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2015. 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 April 1st, 2015. 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 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 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.
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 deadline is March 31, 2015. Several $500 scholarships for Muskingum County residents who have been enrolled at any campus of The Ohio State University for at least one academic year. Applicant must have attained at least sophomore status at the time of the application deadline and must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or above.
Deadline; June 15, 2015. The Professional Connections of Muskingum County, a networking group of Professionals, have established a scholarship award of $1,000.00 to one applicant upon acceptance for further education, or continuing education, attending a 2 or 4 year college or graduate school anywhere in Ohio or attending full time at an adult career center. The recipient must be a resident, male or female, of Muskingum County who intends to pursue a career. Upon acceptance, the scholarship may be used toward any major.
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.
Deadline is January 30, 2015. Application is online through http://libertymuseumselmacontest.org/ . Your Contest submission is complete when you have 1) completed and returned the Certification and Release form; 2) completely filled out the Entrant Information on this page; 3) uploaded your videotaped speech and your essay that was delivered in the speech. “The movie Selma tells the story of how Martin Luther King, Jr. and others peacefully protested to advance voting rights. What do you think needs to be done today to protect individual freedom and self-determination? What are you doing or will you do to peacefully advance those rights?”
Deadline is February 27, 2015. Applicants need to be enrolling as a full-time freshman student at a 4-year college or university and plan to major in one of the following areas: engineering, technology, design, or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.
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.