How to Pay for College

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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.

NEW PAGE!  Perry County Scholarships

NEW PAGE! State and National Scholarships

  • 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.

  • Scholarship Lists
  • Name, criteria, deadline, and contact information for local scholarships last updated March 23, 2016.

  • Local Scholarship Applications
  • Deadline is 3:30 pm on May 27th, 2016. Applicants must reside in Zanesville Public Housing or Section 8 Housing; must submit a current transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or better or a copy of GED certificate with a score of 59 or better; and must submit two recommendation forms completed by a professor, teacher, counselor or supervisor to Scholarship Central. If you have questions, please call William Hollins at 740-452-5463 or Scholarship Central at 740-453-5192.

  • Deadline is May 31st.

    Applications MUST be sent to:

    JPMorgan Chase NA
    Nonprofit Administration TX1-2963
    P.O. Box 227237
    Dallas, TX 75222-7237

    Open to residents of Muskingum County with preference given to those who intend to study ceramic engineering. Other branches of engineering, natural & biological sciences, and others will be given preference, in said order. Consideration given to ability, character, need, grades and recommendations.

  • Deadline is June 1, 2016. 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 June 30, 2016. $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, 2016. Supporting materials must be received by July 15, 2016.

  • This is a common application form for the Genesis HealthCare Foundation scholarships. There are 6 scholarships which will use this application form.
    **Applications must be postmarked by no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016. **

    Charles Wehr Nursing Scholarship
    Open to employees of Genesis and immediate families who are residents of Muskingum County pursuing degrees in nursing. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration given to academics, essays, references, and need.

    Edward L. Merry and Bernice Anderson Merry Nursing Scholarship
    Open to residents of Muskingum County pursuing nursing degrees. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration given to academics, essays, references, and need.

    Jim and Betty Hooper Scholarship
    Open to employees of Genesis and immediate families who are residents of Muskingum and Perry counties pursuing a degree in the health care field. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration given to academics, essays, references, and need.

    John A. Gonder Memorial Scholarship
    Open to residents of Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Coshocton, Noble and Guernsey counties pursuing a degree in the health care field. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration given to academics, essays, references, and need.

    Judith Moody Nursing Scholarship
    Applicants must be pursuing a degree in nursing. Preference given to Genesis employees and immediate families. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration given to academics, essays, references, and need.

    Good Samaritan Nurses Alumni Scholarship
    Descendent of graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nursing.

    Dr. Bobby D. Young Scholarship
    Applicant must be pursuing a degree in nursing or any health related field. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicant must reside in Muskingum, Guernsey, Noble, Morgan, Coshocton or Perry County (permanent address, not school address). Applicant must show a potential contribution to the health care field as determined by the application submitted by applicant.

  • Deadline is July 1, 2016. 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.

  • Due July 15th. Applicant must be a junior or senior enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university for the upcoming term. Applicant must be pursuing a teaching career and must have graduated from a Muskingum County public or parochial school.

  • Application must be postmarked by September 30, 2016. Students must have completed their sophomore year of college and be education majors or pursuing an advanced degree in education. They must be residents of Muskingum County who hold a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average for all coursework toward the degree they are pursuing.

  • Scholarship Central will be soon be offering another scholarship for students who have completed at least their first year of postsecondary education. The Violet And Ralph Hennessey Scholarship will be an online application available through a link on this page.

    To be notified when they are released, sign up for the Scholarship Central email list through this link or by clicking "Join Our Mailing List" in the upper right corner of this page.

  • 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.
    Eligibility Checklist
    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.

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