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Scholarships

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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  • 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 January 20, 2016.

  • Local Scholarship Applications
  • Deadline is by the end of the business day on Monday February 1, 2016. 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 5, 2016. Applicant must be a high school senior and the child of an Ohio electric/gas cooperative member.

  • Deadline is February 5, 2016. 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 12th, 2016. 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.

  • 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 29, 2016 to: Asmcbuckeye.scholarship@gmail.com.

  • Deadline is March 1, 2016. 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 this lodge locator.

  • Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2016. Candidates for the scholarship must be residents of Muskingum County; pursue or plan to pursue a degree, full-time in engineering, pre-medicine, agriculture or veterinary science (preference: even-numbered years-engineering and pre-med, odd-numbered years-agriculture and veterinary medicine); accepted or attend a public or nonprofit independent college; be U.S. citizens, and must not be convicted felons. Selection will be based on financial need, rigor of coursework, academic potential, and high moral character. Applications are available online at https://tcfapp.org/SecureFolder/Scholarship/ScholarshipDetails.aspx?ScholarshipKey=389

  • Deadline: March 15, 2016
    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.

  • $250 Scholarship due March 18, 2016
    Recipient must be the child or grandchild of a Master Mason or Eastern Star Member.
    Must be a graduate of a high school in Muskingum County.
    May be enrolled in either a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program.
    Recipient will be evaluated on academic merit, leadership, character, and community service.

  • Deadline is March 29, 2016. 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.

  • Deadline is March 31, 2016. 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.

  • The 2016 Reed Scholarship will be awarded to two Philo High School Seniors in the amount of $500 each. Applicants need to be seniors with at least a 3.0 grade point average who have been involved in extra-curricular activities as well as community service. An essay with a limit of one page should be included. The deadline to apply is April 1.

  • Deadline is April 1, 2016 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 27, 2016. 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, 2016. $28,500 in scholarships were awarded in 2015. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. Applicants must be a 2016 high school senior from West Muskingum High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2016-17 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, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applicants must be a 2016 high school senior attending a Muskingum County high school, or Cambridge High School, pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2016-17 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, 2016. 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 2016 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.

  • Deadline is April 1, 2016. Applicants must be a 2016 graduating Zanesville high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (where 4.0 is the highest possible) or higher. Applicant must have been active in a ZHS Athletic program during their high school career. Applicants must be planning to attend any 2 or 4 year accredited institution. Upon acceptance, the scholarship may be used toward any major.

  • Deadline is April 1, 2016. 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 is April 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applicants must be a 2016 high school senior from John Glenn High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2016-17 school year. The applicant must be involved in volunteer, school, community, extracurricular, arts, music, drama and church activities and planning to obtain a degree in any subject area.

  • Deadline is April 1, 2016. The Matthew B. Robinson Scholarship is open to students who have graduated from a Muskingum County High School and are presently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior in a 4 year accredited institution majoring in Special Education. The applicant must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Applicants should show evidence of community service, club memberships, or athletic participation while in high school and/or college. The $1000.00 scholarship may be used toward any Special Education major.

  • Deadline is April 1, 2016. Multiple awards to graduates of Zanesville/Muskingum County high schools who live in Muskingum County. Students must be a resident of Muskingum County, must not have an EFC of zero (Estimated Family Contribution from the FAFSA), must not be in the top 5% of your class, must have 2.0 GPA or better, be first-time college students enrolled in a program leading to degree/certificate at an accredited institution, have clear knowledge of specific occupational goals, and exhibit motivation/need for the scholarship. 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, 2016. 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 1, 2016. The Mike Strohl Memorial Scholarship Mike Strohl was a math teacher and coach at Franklin Local School District from 1975 until he retired in 2006. He died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2015. He taught life lessons on and off the field. His family would like to honor his memory by providing a Philo senior with a scholarship. Applicants must be a 2016 graduating Philo High School senior. Applicants should show evidence of community service, club memberships, or athletic participation while in high school and will be asked to submit an essay and one online recommendation.

  • Deadline is April 1, 2016. Applicants must be a 2016 West Muskingum High School senior, pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2016-17 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.

  • Deadline is April 1st, 2016. 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, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Applicants must be 2016 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 2016-2017 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.

  • Application must be postmarked by Saturday April 5, 2016. The William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc. will award 12 Ohio high school seniors a renewable (up to $12,000) scholarship worth $3,000 per calendar year. The applicants must have an EFC (expected family contribution listed on SAR from the FAFSA) of 7,999 or less, be a graduating senior from an Ohio school, have a specific career goal, be highly motivated, have good character, and show academic promise with a minimum GPA of 3.2.

  • The application for the 2016 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 1, 2016.

  • Deadline is April 15th, 2016. You must have been a member of Bayer HFCU a minimum of 6 months. You must be a graduating high school senior at the time of application. You must complete and submit the scholarship application as well as the Finances for College Students Quiz. A random drawing from returned completed applications will be held to choose ten $500.00 winners. Complete the application along with the “Finances for College Students Quiz” and return application to your local BHFCU location.

  • Deadline is 3:00 pm Friday, April 22, 2016 to the TVHS Guidance Office. As a tribute to the success of National Junior Honor Society of Tri-Valley Middle School and the students who have maintained the organization's characteristics, the NJHS members established a $1,000 post secondary scholarship for Tri-Valley graduates through the Tri-Valley Endowment Fund in 2009. Donations are made to the fund annually, primarily through the Student-Staff Basketball Game held in April.

  • Deadline is April 22, 2016. Applicants must be Tri-Valley High School graduates. Students must have a GPA over 2.5 and have demonstrated extra curricular and community service accomplishments. Membership in the TVHS Ruriteen Club is NOT required to be eligible for a Ruritan Scholarship. This scholarship is only open to graduating high school seniors from TVHS. Seven, $650 scholarships will be awarded. Completed applications must be received in the TVHS Guidance Office by 3:00 p.m. on the deadline.

  • For past or present graduates of Tri-Valley High School who are enrolled in programs relating to law enforcement resulting in a degree in Criminal Justice. Completed Applications must be received in the TVHS Guidance Office by 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016.

  • The John W. Hindel Scholarship is for scholar athletes from Tri-Valley High School. This scholarship recognizes students who are accomplished in the classroom and "on the field." Completed Application must be received in the TVHS Guidance Office by 3:00pm Friday, April 22, 2016.

  • Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016. Applicants must be Tri-Valley High School graduates. Students must have a GPA over 3.0 and have demonstrated extra curricular and community service accomplishments. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in dentistry/dental hygiene, but applicants majoring in the health related fields may be considered. Two, $500 scholarships will be awarded. Completed applications must be received in the TVHS Guidance Office by 3:00 p.m.

  • Deadline is June 30th, 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.

  • 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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