How to Pay for College

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There are many scholarship opportunities that are offered at the state and national level. You can find many of these below or by searching on the internet. Scholarship Central does not endorse any particular online resource. When students meet with Scholarship Central advisors, we can help advise students on additional state and national resources. Be wary of any site that asks you to pay to apply for scholarships: don’t pay for free money!

Local Muskingum County Scholarships

NEW PAGE!  Perry County Scholarships

State and National Scholarship Applications

  • This scholarship is open to high school seniors intending to enroll in two or four year colleges in 2017 and current college students. Applicants will write a 500-1,000 word essay about what they would change about the world and detailing how they would make it happen. Applications are due May 31, 2017.

  • 1. Total amount of Scholarship will be $4,000.00 payable over a four-year period. $500.00
    paid in August and December of each year to the recipient with proof of enrollment from
    an accredited college or university. A one-time award of $500.00 will be given to the first
    2. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating High School Seniors. A parent, or legal
    guardian, must be a member in good standing of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio.
    Proof of Guardianship must accompany the application.
    3. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic merit, economic need, and goals
    in life.
    4. Transcripts of grades for the sophomore year through the first semester of the
    senior year must be submitted at the time of application, along with three (3) letters of
    5. A Committee composed of members appointed by the President of the Fraternal Order
    of Police and the President of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates will meet prior to
    the conference for final selection.
    6. The Fraternal Order of Police and Fraternal Order of Police Associates District
    Trustees shall assist in gathering the scholarship applications and mail them to
    the State Secretary of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates. Applications must
    be post marked no later than May 1P
    stP of the year of application.
    7. It will be the duty of the Fraternal Order of Police Associate Trustee in the District where
    the scholar recipient lives, to invite the recipient and parents to the banquet at the annual
    conference in July and make all arrangements for their lodging.
    8. The scholarship recipient must pledge that it be their intention to complete college, to
    maintain at least a 2.50 grade point average, and to send copies of their grades to the
    Fraternal Order of Police Associates State Secretary at least once a year.
    9. If the student cannot fulfill the scholarship requirements, the scholarship will be
    terminated upon recommendation of the Scholarship Committee to the State Secretary.

  • Deadlines vary by school. Multiple scholarships totaling $13,000 will be awarded to outstanding freshmen males attending one of these five universities in Ohio next year: The Ohio State University, The University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University 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.

  • Many different scholarships and many different deadlines! Check out the website for more details.

  • The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation encourages the pursuit of education and self improvement by awarding 3 separate scholarships to extraordinary young leaders.

    Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - awards $10,000 to college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.

    Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program - $50,000 in scholarships annually awarded to high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and personal character.

    The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series is designed to develop proactive, informed, educated, and conscientious citizens and leaders by creating and hosting a national series of high school debates - $40,000 in scholarships awarded to winners annually.

  • Deadlines vary depending on location. Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees are pleased to offer a Scholarship Program to qualified high school seniors. Scholarship recipients will be selected from eligible high school seniors who demonstrate “well-rounded” character. They have awarded nearly $2,000,000 in scholarship money to qualified students and award amount varies for this year. Dunkin' Donuts works with Scholarship America and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to evaluate applicants and select the most qualified candidates to receive the awards.

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