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

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State and National Scholarship Applications

  • Deadline for all scholarships is March 15th, 2018.
    The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has announced scholarship opportunities available for the 2018 Scholarship Awards Program and is pleased to begin accepting applications. Multiple scholarships opportunities are available from donor established funds within FAO, many honoring the legacy of a friend or loved one. To qualify student must reside in one of the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. Unless otherwise specified, scholarships can be used for an accredited 2 or 4 year college, or a trade school. The following scholarships are available:

    AK Steel Foundation Scholarship Available to students pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, with particular emphasis on metallurgy. Scholarships are available to both traditional and nontraditional students.

    Ora E. Anderson Scholarship Available to students who plan to pursue post-secondary studies associated with the natural sciences, including but not limited to: forest and wildlife management; environmental restoration; natural and historical interpretation; ecotourism and related-disciplines associated with broadly protecting plants, animals, and the environment.

    Bellisio Foods Scholarship Applicants must be dependent children of a current employee in good standing for at least one year. Employees may be at any U.S. location of Bellisio Foods. Students must have an cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox Scholarship Scholarship is available only to graduating seniors from either Buckeye Trail High School or Monroe Central High School.

    Lester and Thelma Ellwood Scholarship Available to graduating seniors, or past graduates of Buckeye Trail High School, Cambridge High School, Meadowbrook High School, or any other Guernsey County high school. Applicants must have maintained at least of 2.5 GPA or higher.

    Bob Evans and Wayne F. White Legacy Scholarship Available to all graduating high school seniors or GED recipients who live in, and attend a school in one of the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio.

    Jennifer Garrison Public Service Scholarship Available to students from Monroe, Noble, and Washington counties who have held a position in student government and wish to continue with public service in the future.

    Ariana R. Ulloa Memorial Scholarship Available to international students, or students planning to major in international studies. Students must be planning to attend either an accredited vocational school or a 4 year university. Available to students from the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio as well as Delaware, Franklin, and Fairfield counties.

    *Students may apply to multiple scholarships through the same application. Check off all of the scholarships you qualify for, and be sure to attached all requested supplemental documents*

  • Deadline is April 1st, 2018
    The mission of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to students who are a resident of a COAD service area and who want to attend an institute of higher learning but lack the resources to do so. Available to students who are a resident of one of the 30 counties in the COAD service area for at least 1 year, who live in a household under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level guidelines (see application for guidelines), and who have or will obtain a high school diploma or GED. Completed applications must be turned in to your local COAD branch.

  • 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 1st
    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.

  • 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.

  • This scholarship is for high school students (18 years old+) who will attend an accredited college or university in 2018. Student must submit a short essay (500 to 1000 words) describing what you expect to change going to college and how you will adapt. Winner will receive a $500 tuition scholarship. Deadline is March 31, 2018. Winner will be selected May 1, 2018.

  • This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide. Applicants must submit an essay for the book "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand on one of the topics listed on the website. Essays will be judged on whether they are clearly written, articulate, and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of "The Fountainhead." This contest has no citizenship requirements. Essays must be written in English only.

  • This essay contest is for high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. To participate in this contest, applicants must read the book, "Atlas Shrugged," by Ayn Rand and write a essay between 800 and 1,600 words in response to one of the prompts listed on the contest website. See website for complete details. This contest has no citizenship requirements. Essays must be written in English only.

  • This scholarship is meant to engage young people from around the world in environmental clean-up and conservation projects. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must conduct their own local environmental stewardship project, take digital photos of the project in action, and write an essay about the project. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by demonstrating personal leadership, initiative, and environmental stewardship in their project. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 21 and be candidates for a degree/diploma at an accredited college, or university anywhere in the world.

  • To apply for this scholarship, applicants must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. This scholarship is open to all high school, college, and university students.

  • This contest is for students of all ages, and entrants are divided into two age groups: one for elementary, middle or high school students, and another for post-secondary, college or graduate students. To enter, applicants must create an original two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States. See website for more details and suggested topic ideas.

  • The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

    Basic Eligibility
    To apply, students must be:
    *A high school senior
    *From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
    *A US citizen, national or permanent resident
    *A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
     *Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

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