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.
Priority deadline March 15, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted afterwards. Turn in your application as soon as possible. The Foundation typically provides about $165,000 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 has been extended to April 24, 2015. *****
Applicants must be a 2015 West Muskingum High School senior, 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. 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.
The application for the 2015 Duncan Falls-Philo Memorial Scholarship is now available. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded this year. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or better and must be accepted to either a college or technical school. Additional details are provided on the application. All completed applications must be submitted to the Philo High School Guidance Office by April 20, 2015.
Deadline is April 30, 2015. The Myron Fishel Scholarship is available to local area students who will be attending an Ohio accredited institution of higher learning.
Deadline is April 15, 2015. $1,000.00 scholarship and 4 additional smaller awards funded by the Gannett Company and The Fieldhouse. There is no application for this scholarship. Applicants must submit letters of nomination. Consideration given to academic accomplishment, athletic participation/ achievement, church & community involvement, commitment to family, and commitment to further education.
Nominations should be sent to Amicone Scholar-Athlete Award, The Fieldhouse Family Sports and Wellness Center, 300 Sunrise Center Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Call (740) 454-2224 with questions.
*****Deadline has been extended – all applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday April 21, 2015*****
An $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Muskingum County High School college bound senior that is planning a career in the public arena. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants will submit an application, a statement of career goals and a 500-750 word essay. Deadline has been extended – all applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday April 21, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to MC Democrat Club Scholarship, c/o Muskingum County Community Foundation, 534 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.
*****No applications for the extended deadline will be accepted via mail.*****
Applicant must be a Franklin Local School student. More criteria listed on the application. Applications must be submitted to a guidance counselor by May 1, 2015.
Deadline is April 31, 2015. The Scholarship Award is intended for students pursuing study in the field of Agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to: Ag Business, Ag Economics, Ag Communications, Ag Mechanics, Animal Science, Horticulture, Turf Grass Management, Soil Science, Pre-Veterinarian, and Equine Science.The applicant or parents/guardians must be and have been a member of the Muskingum County Farm Bureau in good standing for at least the past three years, attend a Muskingum County high school, have plans to be a full time student at a 2 or 4 year institution. The applicant must also include a current transcript, two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and another from a non-family member), have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be available for a personal interview if requested.
Applicant must be a Franklin Local School student and must be a full time college student majoring in Visual or Performing Arts. More criteria is listed on the application. All applications must be submitted to a guidance counselor by May 1, 2015.
Deadline is May 5th. The Rolling Plains United Methodist Church Leadership Scholarship has been established as a continuing effort to demonstrate our church's commitment to continuing education in our community. This scholarship may be offered to one Maysville High School graduate who is not necessarily from Rolling Plains, and one graduate who attends and supports Rolling Plains Church, regardless which high school is attended. The scholarship will be funded by an offering or solicitation announced on Graduate Sunday each year. The goal for the funding is to offer two scholarships valued up to $1,000.00.
The criteria for application includes the student's demonstration of involvement in scholastic, civic, and church activities on a challenging level. A well rounded leader not only participates, but accepts responsibility and the challenges as a leader among peers. Applicant's capabilities can be verified by our selected committee who will check references and verify activities with advisors, coaches, pastors, teachers, and civic leaders. Additional evaluations will be made by scoring essay questions which will extract each student's values and attitudes toward stewardship and service to mankind. Applicants for the Leadership Scholarship must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 5, 2015 ***
Must be a Philo High School/Mid-East senior, must have attended Roseville schools for at least 4 years, must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in high school, and must be attending a school of higher education. More details can be found on the application.
Deadline is May 7, 2015. Open to graduating seniors from Philo High School. Scholarship award is $200. Further details can be found on the application.
Deadline is May 15th, 2015. Applicants must be a graduate of Buckeye Trail, Cambridge, Meadowbrook, John Glenn, or Mid-East Career and Technology Centers.
Due May 15th. A student must currently have or previously have had an open case with the Guernsey County Children's Services.
Deadline is 3:30 pm on May 22nd, 2015. 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. If you have questions, please call William Hollins at 740-452-5463.
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.
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 June 15th, 2015. General Eligibility Requirements include: Minimum 3.0 GPA, Pursuing a degree in Healthcare, Financial need may be considered. Preference given to students who permanently reside within Genesis' service area of Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Coshocton, Guernsey, Noble Counties.
Deadline June 30th. Applicant must be a Muskingum County resident. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (where 4.0 is the highest possible) or higher. Applicant must be planning to major in Agriculture, Natural Sciences, or a closely related field at any 2 or 4 year accredited institution.
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 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.
Due May 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.