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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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NEW PAGE! State and National Scholarships

  • 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 September 24, 2018.

  • Local Scholarship Applications
  • The 2019 Most Valuable Student (MVS) application deadline is November 15, 2018.
    Applications must be completed online.
    The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

    *Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
    *Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
    *High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
    *Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
    *Male and female students compete separately.

  • Deadline is November 15th, 2018.
    Open to head-of-household women in need of financial assistance and attending or accepted to an undergraduate degree program or vocational skills training program. Local awards of $500. Regional and international awards up to $15,000.

  • Completed applications must be submitted by November 16th, 2018.
    The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund at the Muskingum County Community Foundation hopes to encourage graduating seniors from Muskingum County to pursue higher education at a 2 or 4 year college or university. Multiple $500 book scholarships will be awarded in 2019. Scholarships will be divided into two payments of $250 each. Eligibility criteria include that an applicant must be a minority student, be on track to be a 2019 high school graduate, have taken a CP, Honors, or AP track throughout high school, have applied to a 2 or 4 year college or university, have received an 18 on the ACT or equivalent SAT and have a GPA of 3.0 or better, (on a 4.0 scale). Click the link above to go to the application.

  • Eligibility for the Artist’s Award - Artists who live in Muskingum County or are members of the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project (ZAAP) are eligible to apply for the award. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.

    Application Process – A printed version of the Artist’s Award Application may be obtained at MCCF, 534 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701; at the ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701; or online at www.mccf.org. Completed applications must be submitted to the Muskingum County Community Foundation by 5 p.m. EDT November 20, 2018. Applicants may submit up to three (3) photos of sample artwork or up to 3 digital photos on a CD or flash drive or send the photos by email to scholarshipcentral@mccf.org.

  • Applications must be received as an email attachment by December 21st, 2018
    The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program (ASP) is intended to recruit, provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding incoming freshmen. The Ohio State University Alumni Association coordinates the program, with the support of the local alumni club, the offices of Admissions and Undergraduate Financial Aid, and the Office of University Development.

    Your local alumni club participates in the Alumni Scholars Program which provides scholarship awards as competitive, merit-based, recruitment scholarships. The standards of selection for this award are:
    • Accepted to The Ohio State University (try to apply by November 1, 2018)
    • Demonstrating involvement in school and community activities
    • Showing a sound interest and positive attitude toward college work
    • Suggested ranking in the top 10% of your high school graduating class

    You should complete the Alumni Scholars Program Application using Microsoft Word format. The alumni club scholarship chairman must receive the completed application as an email attachment no later than the date specified on the application. The chairman’s name and email can be found on the application.

    Completed application and all attachments must be received by December 21st, 2018.

  • Must be received by 4:00 P.M. on January 8th, 2019
    During the current academic year The Shinnick Educational Fund will again hold a competition for Undergraduate College Scholarship Awards. For 2018-2019, at least five four-year scholarships will be awarded, ranging from a maximum of $10,000 per year to a minimum of $3,000 per year. Scholarships will be renewable for a total length of time of four years for students who maintain at least a 2.7 GPA in college. Competition for the Scholarship Awards is open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Muskingum County and who expects to graduate by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Deadline is January 15, 2019.
    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 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 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 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.

  • 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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