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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.

NEW PAGE!  Perry County Scholarships

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 March 7, 2018.

  • Local Scholarship Applications
  • Deadline is May 18th, 2018.
    The Schaumleffel family is offering a combined $2,000 in scholarships ($500 each) to four Tri-Valley Students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and above, who can demonstrate financial need to assist their endeavors to attend college.

  • Deadline is May 31st, 2018.
    The Walter M. Hughes scholarship will be awarded to residents of Muskingum County currently studying or intending to study ceramic engineering at an accredited college or university. Scholarships may also be granted to applicants studying other branches of engineering, the natural and biological sciences, or other fields with preference given in the listed order. Consideration will be given to the the applicant's character, academic ability, financial need, and letters of recommendation.

  • Deadline June 1, 2018.
    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.

  • **Applications must be postmarked by no later than June 15, 2018. **
    This is a common application form for the Genesis HealthCare Foundation scholarships. There are 8 scholarships which will use this application form.

    Charles & Gloria 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 career in a health care field other than nursing. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration given to academics, essays, references, and need.

    John A. & Bobbie 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
    Preferably for descendants of graduates of the Good Samaritan School of Nursing. This scholarship provides funds for
    applicants pursuing a degree in nursing or a health-related field.

    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.

    Bethesda Hospital of Nursing Alumna Association Scholarship
    Established by the Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association preferably for descendants of graduates of the Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing. This scholarship provides funds for applicants pursuing a degree in nursing or a health-related field.

  • Deadline is June 30, 2018.
    $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, 2018. Supporting materials must be received by July 15, 2018.

  • Deadline is June 30th.
    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.

  • Deadline is July 1, 2018.
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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