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.
Deadline is March 05, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. The Carl and Maybelle McKee Scholarship is awarded to residents of Licking or Muskingum County. Applicants must major in Nursing.
Deadline is March 7, 2014. One $250 scholarship awarded annually to a college sophomore, junior or senior to purchase textbooks. Applicants must hold a 3.0 grade point average in college and be able to show proof that they are receiving scholarships or Pell Grant assistance to attend college. Students receiving the Award must have proof of textbook purchases and request reimbursement.
Deadline is March 15, 2014. 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.
Deadline March 15, 2014. The Foundation typically provides about $65,000 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 is March 15, 2014. Seven (7) scholarships are available for 2014 in the amount of $1000 each. Students must attend Zanesville High School, Rosecrans High School, West Muskingum High School, East Muskingum High School, Philo High School, Tri-Valley High School, or Maysville High School, and have been accepted by an accredited college/university in the United States and preferably entering in the fields of speech-language pathology and/or audiology for the upcoming school year. Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor's degree (not associate's degree and degrees from community colleges or vocational programs). Each applicant must have a verified cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least 80% in all high school classes. There is no specific requirement for financial need; judges will award scholarships based on merit.
Deadline is March 21, 2014. The MacGahan American-Bulgarian Foundation awards two $500 college scholarships to residents of Perry County. One is to a qualifying senior of New Lexington High School. The second, initiated in 1990, is to a qualifying senior of a Perry County High School, Fisher, or Rosecrans.
Deadline is March 25, 2014. The alumni and active members of Delta Theta Sigma fraternity on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University are proud to offer scholarships for incoming males freshmen students for fall of 2014. Up to $10,000 will be offered in this program. These scholarships are offered to male students enrolling at main campus-Columbus.
Deadline is March 28, 2014. Parent or guardian MUST be a member/consumer of The Energy Cooperative. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted at an accredited four year college or two year technical school and is the son or daughter of an active Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Program participant.
Deadline is March 28, 2014. The applicant or parents/guardian must be a current paid Farm Bureau member of Guernsey County Farm Bureau.
Deadline is March 28, 2014. Award is $1,000. Students must live in the East Muskingum school district to be eligible.
Deadline is March 31, 2014. A $1,000 annual scholarship awarded to a Muskingum County resident with a physical and/or sensory disability. Consideration is given to need, academics, work experience, activities and essays.
Deadline is March 31, 2014. 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 CC, 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.
Deadline is March 31, 2014. The Wayne F. White scholarship is included in these scholarships.
Scholarships offered through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) are made possible by the generosity of donors who help students such as you, plan post-secondary education. Please review the following steps to complete the application process.
Step 1: Scholarships offered through FAO have specific criteria developed by donors and FAO’s Scholarship Committee. Please review the criteria set forth on the following pages to determine the appropriate scholarships for which you will apply.
Step 2: Applicant Appraisals/Nominations (pages 9& 10) – Two appraisal/nomination forms have been attached for your convenience. You are encouraged to select a school counselor or teacher/professor; if this procedure is inappropriate, you may select an employer, member of the clergy, job supervisor or other person who is in a position to recommend you according to the given criteria. Detach forms and deliver to your appraisers at your earliest convenience. You are responsible for collecting appraisals in sealed envelopes and including with your application.
Transcript Information (page 8) – High school seniors or students who have completed less than one full semester of post-secondary education must have the appropriate high school representative complete and sign the transcript section of this application, and those currently in post-secondary pursuits must supply a copy of their transcripts.
Step 3: Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and attach the Student Aid Report (SAR) with this application. For assistance, contact OACHE at 1-866-Go-OACHE.
Step 4: If any questions are not applicable to your current situation, please provide an explanatory note referring to the questions by section. Also, you may wish to have your school/college counselor review your application for accuracy before submission.
Step 5: You are responsible for ensuring all supporting documents are submitted in a complete application packet. This application becomes valid only when the following have been submitted, postmarked on or before April 1, 2013. Applications may not be faxed and must be sent or delivered to: FAO | P.O. Box 456 | Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. FAO reserves the right to process only applications complete as of the application postmark deadline. Your application must include:
____ Original Application, including all required signatures
____ Current Transcript of Student Grades signed by school official
____ Two (2) Applicant Appraisals/Nominations in sealed envelopes, if applicable
____ Student Aid Report listing your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from FAFSA
____ Applicant must sign application (page 8)
Deadline is March 31, 2014. Two $1,000 Scholarships open to graduating seniors from a high school in Adams, Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Scioto, Vinton or Washington. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Selection will be based upon participation in activities, financial need, acceptance into a 4-year program, and two letters of recommendation.
Deadline is March 31, 2014. Must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry, or related energy field.
The deadline is March 31, 2014. 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.
Deadline is April 1, 2014. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2,500. Criteria include 2.0 GPA; residency in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, or Illinois with preference for residents of Piqua, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; or Miami County, Ohio. Applicants must demonstrate financial need related to cost of proposed education and commitment to giving back to the community. The application is ONLINE this year; click on the link above and you will download the PDF with guidelines, instructions and the link to the online application.
Deadline is April 1, 2014. This scholarship is awarded to young women from Muskingum County who are planning to pursue a degree program, associate or higher, related to the welfare of young children and their families.
Deadline is April 1, 2014. 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, 2014. Guernsey County Business and Professional Women are pleased to once again offer female students the opportunity to qualify for a $500.00 scholarship sponsored by our organization. Qualifications: female, resident of Guernsey County, and provide a letter of college acceptance or copy of current college registration.
Deadline is Tuesday April 1, 2014. Applicants must be past participants of the Lancaster Soap Box Derby, past derby queens or have a family that either volunteered or served on the board of directors of the Lancaster Soap Box Derby, between the ages of 17-21, be from Fairfield, Perry, Pickaway, Hocking, Licking, Athens, or Muskingum counties, and demonstrate an interest in community service and volunteerism. Click on the link above to go to the online application.
Deadline is April 1, 2014. The Quincy Conner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student(s) from Guernsey and Muskingum counties in Ohio who plan to attend Muskingum University, with the goal of empowering a student(s) to further their education in their local community. Special emphasis is placed on active participation in extra-curricular activities and/or community activities.
Deadline is April 1, 2014. Applicants must be a 2014 high school senior from West Muskingum High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2014-15 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.
All application materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2014. 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, 2014. Applicants must be a 2014 high school senior attending a Muskingum county high school, Morgan High School, Sheridan High School or Cambridge High School, pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2014-15 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 1, 2014. This scholarship is open to students attending Buckeye Trail, Cambridge, John Glenn, and Meadowbrook High Schools. Students must be a resident of Guernsey County. They must demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a teaching degree. All sections must be completed to be eligible. The one-time scholarship will be paid to the university or college in the amount of $1,000. Please return the completed application to your guidance counselor.
Click on the link above to download details of the following scholarships:
Deadline is April 1st:
Deadline is May 15th:
- Brauning-Sammons Scholarship
- Ruth M. Hughes
- Special (Wilkins, Griffee, Clapper)
Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014. 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 1st, 2014. 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 2013 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, 2014. Multiple $1,000 awards to graduates of Zanesville/Muskingum County high schools who live in Muskingum County. $37,500 was awarded in 2013. 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.
Deadline is April 1st, 2014. 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 April 5, 2014. Award amount is $3,000 per calendar year and is renewable up to three additional years for a total of $12,000. Applicants must be high school seniors, residing in Ohio, graduating from an Ohio high school in 2014. EFC on finalized FAFSA Student Aid Report must be less than 8,000. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited 4 year post-secondary educational institution on a full time basis by the end of 2014. Minimum GPA of 3.20.
Deadline April 11, 2014. To be eligible the applicant must be a graduating senior from any Ohio high school, have a C average or better, be nominated by a current member of the Ohio Legislature, meet the entrance requirements of college or school of choice and be planning to start classes either summer or fall term following their senior year. Applicants can choose up to three scholarships to apply but must use a separate application for each.
Deadline is April 15th of each year. This scholarship is for Philo High School students only. This is a $250.00 Scholarship for students planning to major in Accounting or Business. The scholarship is awarded after the 1st semester or quarter. Applications are to be returned to the Philo High School Guidance Office.
Application must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2014. The Muskingum County Women's Republican Club (MCWRC) would like to extend, to young women between the ages of 18 and 24, an opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship to be awarded by the end of 2012. Download additional guidelines.
Deadline April 15, 2014. The John Wells Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of longtime area pitching coach John Wells. The two, one time, non-renewable $1,000 scholarships will be given to outstanding female softball players/managers in a six county area including Muskingum, Guernsey, Noble, Perry, Morgan and Coshocton.
Deadline is April 15, 2014. This is a $500 scholarship awarded to a Philo High School senior who will study pharmacy or an allied medical profession. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
Deadline in the past has been April 20. Scholarships available to students attending Ohio University-Athens campus.
To be considered, applicants must:
· Be academically talented as indicated by standardized test scores, grade point average, and class rank.
· Participate in an Appalachian Scholars Program interview.
· Demonstrate financial need with and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) result of $8,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
· Reside in one of the following Appalachian counties in Ohio: Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington.
· Attend the Athens campus.
After students apply to the university, their application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are reviewed to see if they meet the eligibility criteria (after February 15th). Those students are sent a program description and application packet.
Deadline is April 30, 2014. For a graduating high school senior from Muskingum County, Ohio that is pursuing Agriculture Science or Veterinary Science. Candidate must be a resident of Muskingum County, a citizen of the USA, pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited public or nonprofit independent college or university in the field of engineering or pre-med (every other year - 2011, 2013, etc) or agriculture science or veterinary science (every other year - 2012, 2014, etc.), and not be a convicted felon. Recipients selected on the basis of financial need (40%), high moral character (30%), and academic potential (30%).
Deadline is April 30, 2014. If you are a high school senior, a current college student, or an adult with a high school diploma or GED, have a GPA of at least 2.0, are a resident of a housing authority that is a Member of Housing Authority Insurance, Inc., and are a US citizen—you may qualify.
Deadline is May 1, 2014. Scholarship requirements are: must be a resident of Guernsey County at time of graduation; must be a graduate of one of the local high schools listed below- Cambridge, Meadowbrook, Buckeye Trail, Newcomerstown, John Glenn, Bishop Rosecrans, Guernsey-Noble Career Center, or Muskingum-Perry Career Center
Deadline: May 31, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded yearly in the amount of $750.00. Scholarship awards will be made payable directly to the institution of enrollment on the student’s behalf for the purposes and expenses associated with tuition, fees, textbooks and required supplies and equipment. Applicants must be a graduate of Buckeye Trail High School, Cambridge High School, Meadowbrook High School, John Glenn High School, or Mid-East Career and Technology Centers; have obtained or will obtain a high school diploma and show proof of acceptance at a career or technology center, college, or university; demonstrate a strong work ethic and good ethical character as evidenced by personal conduct, values, and attitudes and behaviors toward others. Community service will be assessed as evidenced by leadership, service, activities and references. Financial need of the candidate will be considered. Candidates must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.00 scale. Assistance is not intended for pursuit of advanced degrees (e.g. master’s degree)
Deadline: May 31, 2014. These scholarships are available to any child or young adult who is being or has been served by Guernsey County Children Services.
Deadline is June 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. 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.
Deadline is July 1, 2014. $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; applicants must be a resident of Muskingum County and be planning to major in Agriculture, Natural Sciences, or a closely related field at any 2 or 4 year accredited institution.
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 March 3, 2014. Applicants for the scholarship must be high school seniors graduating in 2014.
Deadline is March 14, 2014.
The 2014 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program nomination form is now available!
Nominate a young volunteer, aged 6 to 18, for up to $10,000 in scholarships. Nominations accepted through March 14; nominators must be 21 or older.
To nominate a young volunteer, click the name of the scholarship above and follow the online instructions.
The application deadline is Friday March 14, 2014. OSBA is accepting applications for the 2014 OSBA Black Caucus Leo Lucas Stipend, a program that provides graduating African-American seniors funds for college. The program is named for the late Leo Lucas, a Dayton school board member and educator who founded the Ohio Caucus.
Deadline is Friday March 28, 2014. $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the top 3 essay writers. Sponsored by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Qualification: To qualify, you must:
1. Be an Ohio high school senior.
2. Have a 2.5 G.P.A. (transcript may be requested for verification).
3. Be accepted by an accredited, 4-year school, beginning the academic year 2014-15.
Deadline is March 31, 2014. Student must be a 2014 high school senior, have a parent who is a member of the cooperative (Midland, IMPACT, LaPorte County Co-op, Frontier, and Excel Co-op), and be planning to enter an agricultural field.
Deadline is March 31, 2014. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to pursue a newspaper journalism career.
Deadline is April 1, 2014.
• Applicants must be a Preferred Member of UPI or a child or grandchild of a Preferred Member. Preferred Members pay a membership fee and market at least one head of livestock at UPI. Preferred membership will be based on UPI’s 2013 records.
• Applicants must be a student currently attending a college or technical school, or a 2014 graduating high school senior enrolled in a college or technical school, studying an agriculture-related field.
Deadline is April 11, 2014. Applicant must be a high school senior studying financial management, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance, electronic data processing, information resources management, and public administration.
Deadline is April 15, 2014. In memorializing E. B. Miller with their gift to the OFA (Ohio Forestry Association) Scholarship Fund, the founder believe that the forest industry must continually strive to attract the most talented people to our discipline. The future will always require highly qualified professionals to address the industry's challenges. For these reasons, the OFA Scholarship Fund was established to offer monetary assistance toward forest resource education to exceptional individuals. To be eligible for this scholarship grant, the applicant must be an Ohio resident, U.S. citizen and high school graduate accepted for admission to an approved college or university, junior college, or technical college with a two-year minimum program. Current college students must provide evidence of satisfactory scholastic advancement.
Deadline is April 26, 2014.
Eligibility: 11th and 12th Graders
FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
5 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000
10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
45 FINALISTS: $100
175 SEMIFINALISTS: $50
Deadline is April 30, 2014. Open to all students enrolled in grades 3-12 (including home schooled and tutored children), regardless of experience or previous publication, except where prohibited. Each entrant may submit one poem of no more than 20 lines on any subject, and in any form, provided that the content of the poem is not vulgar or offensive, does not employ profanity, and is the original, individual work of the entrant.
Deadline is May 26, 2014.
This scholarship is open to all juniors, seniors and current college students. Visit the link above for the essay prompt and instructions on submitting your application.
Deadline is June 1, 2014.
Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who:
Intend to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
Have a demonstrable record of academic success.
Have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.
Deadline is June 1, 2014 Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:
- Intends to pursue pharmacy at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
- Has a demonstrable record of academic success.
- Has a passion and drive for a career in pharmacology.
Deadline is June 14, 2014. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Essay is required. See website for prompts.
Deadline is June 20, 2014. Student must be a high school senior and an athlete, any sport.
All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on June 30. The BBG Communications scholarship is designed for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2014.
Deadlines vary by school. Multiple scholarships totaling $13,000 will be awarded to outstanding freshmen males attending one of these four universities in Ohio next year: The Ohio State University, The University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, and Miami University. The Balanced Man Scholarship awards incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, a commitment to health and well being, and all around excellence in their everyday lives. See guidelines and application for details.
Deadline is July 15, 2014. In 2008, The American Legion awarded $22,000 in scholarships to deserving players. Each Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award several scholarships this year depending on the number of applicants and interest earned from the trust fund.
Deadline is October 6, 2014. 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.
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