Scholarship Information

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AAA School Safety Patrol Grant                              (10)  $1,000 Grants          

*Applicants must be high school seniors who once served as a member of the AAA School         Safety Patrol
* Students must complete an application including information on academic record, safety           patrol 
experience, in-school and out-of-school activities and references. 
*Additionally, applicants must write a minimum 500 word double-spaced essay, provide
 school transcripts and include a letter of recommendation. 
Please review the grant application for more details. 
* The five finalists who are interviewed but not awarded a $1,000 grant will receive a $250 grant.
Do not hesitate to contact 
elindholm@aaaohio.com with any additional questions.
 Applications can be found in the guidance office
*Deadlines:  Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2017
 
 
 AGA (Assoc. of Government Accountants) Greater Columbus Chapter              $3,000 Scholarship-Full Time
Eligibility:
Must be an AGA member or family member (spouse, child, or grandchild)
Scholarship must be applied toward full-time undergraduate study in a financial management academic discipline, such as accounting, budgeting, economics, finance, electronic data processing, information resources management. and public administration. 
Full-time is defined as 12 credit hours per semester
Deadline:  April 15, 2015
 
 

Alpha Gamma RhoFraternity (Beta Chapter)      (3) $1,000 Better Man Scholarships
This is to recognize and reward men who excel in leadership, extracurricular activity, and scholastic achievement, and share a common interest in Agriculture.

* Common interest in Agriculture:
1.  Professional Agriculture,  being from a family farm,
2.  Participated in 4-H or FFA,
3.  or merely interested in the vast food and fiber industries
4.  Must be attending the Ohio State University, Columbus in the fall of 2012
5.  You are not obligated or required to join Alpha Gamma Rho.
See
Guidance office for an application
*
Deadline: Spring
 
 
 
Altrusa International Foundation of Marion, Ohio, Inc.         
One scholarship will be given to a student electing a business career and another
will be awarded with no restriction concerning a major course of study.  Finally
we also offer a nursing scholarship with first consideration given to students of a
Practical Nursing program. 
Criteria:
1. Need
2. Character
3. Scholastic Standing 
 See guidance office for applications
 Deadline:  March 30th, 2015 
 
 
 
American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Buckeye Chapter               
 (1) $4000 potential
Offered to Central Ohio High School Seniors
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.
Visit http://www.asmcbuckeye.com and select Scholarships from the main menu.
Deadline:  No later than February 28 to: Asmcbuckeye.scholarship@gmail.com
 
 

The American Legion
www.legion.org


American Welding Society Columbus Section Scholarship $9,000
The applicants choice of study will determine the focus of the selection committee.  Those pursuing welding should demonstrate excellence in welding; strong academic performance is appreciated.  Those pursuing welding technology should show academic performance and welding experience.  Those pursuing welding engineering should demonstrate excellence in academic; performance especially in math and the sciences; experience with welding is beneficial.
Apply online at:  http://www.awssection.org/columbus/scholarship/
Deadline:  March 1 (postmark) deadline

 
 
America's Farmers Grow AG Leaders                     $1,500 Scholarships
This process is managed by the National FFA Scholarship program, but applicants do not have to be FFA members.  Students need three farmer endorsements of the application. Farmers have until February 1, 2014 to endorse applications.
Eligibility includes:
Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Be pursuing or intending to pursue a degree related to agriculture from a two- or four-year program (see website for programs). 
Students may apply online at: https://FFA.org/scholarships 
Deadline: November 15 -February 1
 
 
 
 Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship                (1) $500 Award
Student Eligibility:
Be attending college or university no later than January of 2016.
Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2015.
Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.
Applications can be found by visiting:  http://www.scholarshipguidance.com
Deadline:  August 31
 
 

  ASMC Buckeye Scholarships High school seniors who plan to enter the 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. 

Interested candidates should visit our website at:  http://www.asmcbuckeye.com/ 
Deadline:  February 27 
 
 
 
Aspiring Animation Professional      $1,000 Scholarship
High school seniors interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students may visit our website at:  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/  find the scholarship on right side of the page, click on it.
Deadline: June 1 
 
 
Aspiring Fashion Professional            $1,000 Scholarship 
Awarded to students that are interested in prusuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visited this link:  http://www.fashion-schools.org/  and find the scholarship at the bottom of the page and click on it. 
Deadline: June 1 
 
 

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship                     $2000.00 Scholarship
     
Download an application at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html
* Deadline: February 1 or 1st 10,000 applications


AXA Achievement Scholarship              Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000

Learn more and apply online at http://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
* Deadline December 15 or 1st 10,000 applications

 

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BBB-Students of Integrity Scholarship Awards        $1,000 Scholarship    
An award program for high school seniors who personify high character through leadership,
personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.  Each high school within BBB's 21-county
service area may nomimate one student from the junior class with at least a 3.5 GPA to enter.
Awards will be presented in September 2013 when the students are seniors.  Apply online at
*Deadline:  May 1
 
 
BGSU Award of High Distinction                      Full Tuition and fees for 4 years
The award of High Distinction is a full fee scholarship and is renewable.  To apply you must meet the following criteria:
* Incoming freshman for Fall 2014
* 3.8 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
* 30 ACT composite score or 1300 SAT score (critical reading plus math)
* Completed application for admission on file by December 9, 2013 including ACT or SAT test      scores and official high school transcript
* Completed application submitted to the Honors College by December 9, 2013
Deadline:  January 15 **(Must have all completed credentials submitted by this day to be eligible)**
 
 
BGSU                                                 $500 Scholarship
*For incoming freshmen majoring in biology. The scholarship process has moved to a 100% online application process.
Please visit https://bgsu.academicworks.com/

* Deadline: February 15, 2017

BGSU:                                               $4,000 increasing to $5,200 the 4th year
*Freshman interested in a career teaching science and/or mathematics.                  
 Basic criteria is as follows:                                     

  • Ohio resident
  • Incoming freshman fall 2016
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0*
  • Recommended minimum ACT of 23*
  • Considering a career teaching science and/or math
*Most ACTION scholars are well above these minimum requirements.
Learn more and apply online at: http://www.bgsu.edu/action
* Deadline: January 15, 2017

 

 Black Heritage Council of Marion County           $500 - $1,500 Scholarship   

African - American seniors
Academic and Athletic achievement
Outstanding High School Student
* See Guidance office for Application
* Application Deadline:  March 1st 

David H. Brown Scholarship                                $500.00 Scholarship              
Awarded to a Ridgedale graduating senior for the pursuit of education beyond high school
*
See Guidance office for application
* Application Deadline: April 15


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program        (50) Scholarships up to $25,000/year

We encourage the following to apply:
High school seniors and current undergraduates
* Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university 
* Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, or design with an interst in the automotve industry.
 Please visit www.buickachievers.com/ for information & application.
*Deadline: February 28 (by 5:00 p.m. EST)

 

 Burger King Scholars Program                            (up to) $50,000.00                 

High school seniors, BURGER KING employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners are eligible.
High school seniors must have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Application period begins October 15, 2014
*Deadline: December 15, 2014

 

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Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Inc                                    $1,500 Scholarship
          

Eligibility includes:                                                                                                               Student (or family) must be patrons of Central Ohio Farmers Co-op
High school seniors and college students.                                                                             
Qualifying Majors:  All Agriculture and Ag-related majors.
$750.00 will be paid after verification of first semester grades and the next semester grades. 
GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained.**Repeat winners are eligible up to two years.
Applications can be found on our website: http://www.centralohfarm.com or see Guidance
* Deadline: March 24, 2017  (Co-op must receive by this date)



Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship             (250)  $20,000 Scholarship               
Achievement based scholarship awarded to high school seniors.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead & serve and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools & communities.
Current high school seniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA may apply using the following link:
*Deadline:  October 31
 
 
 
 College Sports Recruiting Scholarship                    (1-5)  $1,000 Scholarship
 Eligibility:
Any current of former student athlete.  You do not need to be a college  athlete to apply
Current of future college students " High School" seniors who will be attending college are eligible.
Deadline:  July 1, 2015 
 
 
 
 The Craig Scholarship Fund                                                               

Apply at:  https://www.marioncommunityfoundation.org/mcf/

Minimum Requirements. The scholarship recipient must:
- High school Senior
- From Ridgedale High School
- Have at least a GPA of 3.25+   
- Not a relative of Diane Craig
Special consideration factors:               
1.  Demonstrated commitment to their education.
2.  Intended major of sciences, medicine, health, engineering, or education.
3.  Good character, service, citizenship. 
4.  Attended Ridgedale all four years.                                                              
Deadline:  March 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

 


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Dean’s Scholarship                                       Full-tuition and book allowance

* This applies to 2014 high school graduates who are: 
1. Admitted to Ohio State Marion by February 15, 2014 
2. Will major in Elementary Education, English, History, General Business Management,              Psychology, Social Work
3. Have completed a full college-preparatory curriculum
4. Will graduate at the top 10% of their high school class; OR: have a minimum ACT composite     score of 27.
5. Successfully complete the competition process
6. The Dean's Scholarship is renewable for a total of 8 semesters, provided the student               maintains full-time enrollment at the Marion Campus and a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
 Please contact Matt Moreau with any questions regarding the 
Scholarship at: moreau.1@osu.edu 
 
 

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship -           $1,500.00 (2 Scholarships awarded)
This scholarship is in an effort to delete cyberbullying. this is being awarded to high school and college students.   Students may win one of two $1,500.00 scholarships for educational expenses.
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
Deadline:  June 30, 2015


Digital Innovation Scholarship                              $1,000 (1 scholarship awarded)
Write a 500 word essay describing your personal experience with internet entrepreneurship or the importance of new ideas in the digital realm.  Topics can include:
User Experience
Visual Design
or any other aspect of digital information you find interesting.

Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
*  Deadline:  September 15


DSACO Scholarship Program                                          $2,000 Scholarships         
* Applicant must be a high school graduate or a senior expected to graduate the year                  of application,
* Individuals with Down Syndrome and siblings of a person with Down Syndrome will
   be considered eligible.
* Applicants must be accepted to an accredited technical school, university or college in
   pursuit of an associate, bachelor, or master’s degree, Eligible areas of study include but
   are not limited to:Nursing, Education, Social Work, Medicine, Occupational Therapy,
   Physical Therapy,and Speech and Language Pathology. 
* Applications at:  http://www.dsaco.net/scholarships                                                           * Deadline: must be postmarked by February 21, 2015.


 
 

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William G Edwards (Honors Program)                    Urbana University $6,000.00
* Must be attending Urbana University*
* Eligible to receive both an  academic scholarship and an honors scholarship
* renewable up to 4-yrs
* ACT Score of 24
* GPA 3.0 or higher
Apply at:  http://www.urbana.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships.html

Contact Urbana University Admissions office for more information 
 
 

Elks National Foundation
Eligibility:
High school senior and U.S. Citizen
Applications are available September 1st.
For details visit
:   http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

* Deadline February 3, 2017

 

James Emerson Eastman Band Scholarship Fund                                         
Major or Minor in Music
(1). One page essay discussing your future plans and why the committee should select 
       you as the recipient of this scholarship.
(2). Submit a copy of your career passport resume.
(3). Turn in to guidance counselor by deadline date.
* Deadline: April 15 



Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Outstanding Senior High Youth Award
Criteria:
Scholastic Ability:

A.  Applicant shall be a senior high student who meets one of the three academic qualifications:  Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale or a minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030 (Verbal and Math).
B.  The applicant shall provide a copy of the most recent and "certified" transcript to verify grades and/or test scores.
Character and Leadership Skills:
A.  The applicant shall provide the judging committee with three (3) letters of recommendation.  At least one recommendation shall be from a teacher or school official.  Recommendations shall not be submitted from members of the applicant's family.  Recommendations shall be originals of recent (current) year.
B.  The applicant shall provide a personal essay.  The essay topic shall be "What is the definition of an outstanding individual and how do I personally meet this definition?"  There is no specified length requirement; however, type written essays are preferred.  The sessay must be an original, which is signed and dated by the applicant. 
Deadline:  February 1st

 
 
eSchoolView            8 Scholarships:  One-$5,000.00, Two-$2,500 and Five-$1,000
* The Web Design Contest is for seniors interested in pursuing graphic design, web design or      other arts.
* The Web Technology Contest asks students to develop creative way(s) to use web                  technology in education.
   Students may submit up to three entries in each category by February 1, 2015.  
For detailed contest requirements, visit http://www.eschoolview.com/Student-       Scholarships.aspx or call 888-932-6460.

 
 

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Jerry Fetter Memorial Scholarship              $1,000 Scholarships 

*Scholarship is being offered to (one) male and (one) female Marion County basketball senior.
*Applicants must have been on their high school junior varsity or varsity basketball
  team their junior and senior year.
*Letter of recommendation is required from one teacher, coach or school administrator.
*A 1-2 page typed essay will be required.
See Guidance for more details about this scholarship and to obtain an application.
* Deadline for applications is:   May 5, 2014.

 
 
 
Esther Fleming Memorial Scholarship               $250.00
Criteria:
1.  A graduate of Ridgedale High School for the current school year.
2.  Major in education
3. Planning to attend Ohio State University - Marion Branch Campus
4. If no individuals are planning to major in education at the Marion Branch Campus, then the       scholarship may be awarded to the son or daughter of a Ridgedale staff member who is           majoring in education at another college.
5. No specified G.P.A. is required.
6. If no student meets these criteria, the scholarship will be passed until the following year.
See Guidance for application
 
 
 
 Fraser Institute Student Scholarship                 $1,000.00  (3 Awarded)
Eligible for this scholarship you must write an essay on the 2012 topic chose by the Fraser Institute and be in high school.
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
* Deadline: May 30, 2014
 


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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship             numerous $10,000 Scholarships     
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
* demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership,        drive, integrity, and citizenship;
* demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or      equivalent);
* demonstrate financial need;
* be citizens of the United States of American;
* be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on      U.S. Armed Forces base ad homeschooled students are also eligible);
* plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an      accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming              academic year.
Visit www.reganfoundation.org/scholarships or

Deadline:  January 7, 2016 or 1st 25,000 applications

 

Charles and Jean Gottfried Scholarship                          $1,000 Scholarship    
Foundation website: www.toledocf.org under scholarship
Scholarships are updated on the website between October & January.
* Deadline: March 1, 2015

 
Groth & Associates $1000 Scholarship
Qualifications for this scholarship:
1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
2. Fill out the form with your contact information
3. Attach a school transcript to verify enrollment
4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome.
Visit http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship to apply
Deadline: June 1, 2017



 
Guildscholar                                                        $15,000 Scholarship (12-16)
Requirements are:
Completion of Guildscholarship application form online
Proof of legal blindness
Proof of US citizenship or legal residency
Documentation of academic achievement
Three letters of recommendation
Two personal statements: one about the applicant and the second describing the influence of an outstanding teacher on your education
Your chosen college must be accredited by a body recognized by the Councel for High Education Accreditation
All college admissions policies must be nondenominational and open to applcants of all religions, faiths and beliefs
Apply online at: http://www.guildhealth.org/guildscholar
Deadline:  January 15 of your senior year

 

 

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Herman DeVry Scholarship     $2,225 per semesters (up to 9) or lifetime award up to $20,000

Eligibility - High School student
Criteria - Min Cumlative HS GPA 2.5/4.0 or
         - SAT score 950 or greater in math & critical reading or 
         - ACT composite score of 22 or greater or 
         - GED score of 2800 or state equivalent 
Deadline: 1 year from high school graduation


Horatio Alger Association                                        $21,000 to $50,000+      
 Provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. Must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior in the U.S. with plans to enter college in the U.S. no later than the fall following graduation.  You must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue         and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the U.S.  Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Be a U. S. citizen, and be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
Apply at  https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm
Deadline for submission is October 25, 2014

 

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 I CAN Center of Excellence 
Last Dollar Grant Application
See Guidance office for application
Deadline:  June 5, 2015 
 
 
 
The Joyce Ivy Foundation                                           Summer Scholarship      

*Scholarship for young women from Ohio, Michigan, & Nebraska
  Applications available November online at:  (http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org)
*High-achieving female Sophomore or Junior Summer programs at (Brown, Columbia,Cornell,   Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Stanford or Yale) Scholarship covers: Cost of tuition, room &     board,related expenses (books, fees, & travel to  and from the campus). 
* Deadline:  February

 
 
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 Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Scholarship Program      Up to $40,000 per year
Selection is based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others and leadership.
Minimum eligibility requirements:                              
*Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring  
*Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall.  
*Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
*SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above.
*Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.  However we aniticapte that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.  
 Applications open September 30th and can be downloaded or completed at:  http://www.jkcf.org
* Deadline: October  25, 2016 at noon ET

 
 
J D Equipment Inc.                                                 (8) $500       
High School Seniors pursuing agricultural careers.
Criteria:
FFA involvement
Work experience
Agricultural experience
Community service
Organizations involvement
Leadership skills
Academics - GPA
School activities
See Guidance for an application
*Deadline:  April 30th

 
 
James H. Johnson Scholarship                        $500
Qualifications: 
 1. Parents/legal guardians of applicants must be members of Marion County Farm Bureau.
 2.  Parents/legal guardians and applicant must be residents of Marion County.
 3. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in a four year or two year university or  technical program.
 4. Applicant is required to submit an official grade transcript to the selection committee at the  end of the first quarter/semester showing a GPA of no less than 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. 
 5. Scholarship monies will be paid to the student during the second quarter/semester upon  verification of grades and proof of enrollment for the next quarter/semester. 
 6. Recipient may not reapply. 
 See Guidance office for application 
 Deadline:  May 4, 2017

 
 
Adam Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund                                

Apply at:  http://www.marioncommunityfoundation.org/mcf/ 

Minimum Requirements. The scholarship recipient must: 
1. Be a senior and a candidate for graduation from Ridgedale High School of Marion County,        Ohio 
2. Have attended Ridgedale High School all of his or her senior year.3. Be registered to attend     an accredited college or university located in Ohio which normally maintains a regular             faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of pupils or students             in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on for a             course of study that will prepare them for a career. 
4. Have scored in the upper 50th percentiles of the ACT, SAT or other national standardized         test commonly used to select students for the applicant's planned course of study.
Have timely prepared and filed the application and accompanying documents designated by the Marion Foundation for this scholarship. 
 Deadline:  March 10, 2016 at 5:00pm


 
 

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Kelowna Mortgage Brokers                                         1 $500
To be eligible a student must:
Be between the ages of 17 & 24 on December 30, 2014
Submit answers to the essay questions by the deadline
Have at least 1 full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award
Have a GPA of 2.75 or greater
Be a resident of Canada or the U. S.
Winner will be announced 6 wks after the deadline and posted on the website immediately after.
*Deadline:  11:59 p.m. ET December 30, 2014 

 

 James Kura Memorial Scholarship                              $1,000 Scholarships (3)  Applicants must:
Be an Ohio high school senior
Have a 2.5 GPA (transcript MAY be requested for verification)
Be accepted by an accredited, 4 year school, beginning the academic year 2016-17
Rules and details available online.
Download the 2016 Scholarship app at:  http://www.oacdl.org/aws/OACDL/pt/sp/scholarship
* Deadline: March 15, 2016 to submit application and essay.


 
 

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Laird Memorial Scholarship (Pearl William & Mary Louise)
*Ridgedale Graduating Senior
*Maintains and promotes high standard of citizenship and scholastic achievement
*GPA or 3.25 or higher
*Demonstrates a financial need
*This is not renewable
* See Guidance for application
Deadline:  April 15 
 

 
Lighthouse Guild Vision+Health Scholarships   
Requirements:
Completion of the scholarship application online
Proof of legal blindness
Proof of US citizenship or legal residency
Documentation of academic achievement
Three letters of recommendation
College-bound applications, 2 personal statements are required:  1 about the
applicant and the 2nd describing the influence of an outstanding teacher. 
Graduate applicants, 1 personal statement is required about the applicant.
Your chosen college must be accredited by a body recognized by the
Council for High Education Accreditation
All college admissions policies must be nondenominational, open to
applicants of all religions, faiths and beliefs. 
Deadline: March 31st 
 
 


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Marion Community Foundation Scholarships
 
Our program includes more than 75 scholarship funds.  Last year, Marion Community Foundation awarded $322,000 to 116 scholarship recipients.  Each scholarship has different eligibility requirements and selection criteria.  Scholarship award amounts vary from $10,000 to $250.   
The online applications can be found at:  https://www.marioncommunityfoundation.org/mcf/ 
Deadlines:  March 2, 2017 at 5:00pm

 

Marion County Youth Foundation 
This foundation is available to assist outstanding young individuals or youth
groups in Marion County toward further achievement of their goals in academic, vocational, or extra-curricular activities.
Applicants must be between the ages of 10-25
*See Guidance for application


Marion Lecture Recital Club  (2) $750 Scholarships
Any high school senior who is planning to attend an accredited college and plans to major in the field of music.
Please see the guidance office for an application.
*Deadline: March 3, 2017


Marion Rotary Scholarship

*Applicants must be a Marion County resident, and be a graduating senior from a 
  Marion County High School 
*Children and grandchildren of Marion Rotary Club members are not eligible. 
*Complete the FAFSA process early.  You must attach a copy of the Student Aid to application
You may pick up and application in the guidance office or apply online at:  http://www.marionohrotary.org/formsdocuments or visit the Rotary Facebook page.* Deadline is March 16, 2016

 

 Marion Technical College Scholarships
    Requirements:
* 2.5 or higher GPA
* Successful completion of proficiency exams.
* Completed FAFSA by May 1.
* Completed application (see Guidance) and return by May 1st
1
. Foundation Scholarships
2. President's Scholarships
3College Tech Prep Scholarships

 McDonald's Celebrate Black History Scholarship  (2) $5,000 Awards
Student Eligibility:
1. Must be attending an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education full-time in fall of 2017
2. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
3. Must be available to attend the awards luncheon the first week of May 2017 in the Columbus, Ohio area to accept the scholarship
Applications can be found by going to: www.1067thebeat.com/mcdonalds
Deadline: March 26, 2017 

MCO Scholarship                                                      1-$500 Award
Student Eligibility:
Be attending college or university no later than December of 2015.
Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2015.
Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2015.
Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore or junior in college/university.
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/
Deadline: May 15, 2015
 
 
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship                      2 - $10,000 & 100+ - $2,500
Full or part-time Meijer team members or children of full or part-time meijer team members
Awards are based on financial need, academic standing, a statement of aspirations and goals, and the applicant's community involvement.
You will need Employee ID and Unit Number along with a current school transcipt to complete the online application.
It is the applicant's responsibility to follow up with the college financial aid office to ensure that our Financial Information Form is received by April 15.
An interactive application can be access after January 1, 2015 at:                                          https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=107
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 1, 2015 in order to be considered.

 

Mensa Foundation
Accepting applications for scholarships.  Awards will be based on essays submitted online.
Mensa membership is NOT required to apply.  Submit essay (no more than 550 words) describing career, vocational or academic goals to:  http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/.
Applicant's name, address and other identifying information MUST NOT appear in the essay portion of the application.
DEADLINE:  Opens Sept 15 & Closes January 15

 
 
Merck Respiratory Will to Win Scholarship Program          (10)   $5,000 Scholarships

*Eligible applicants must be high school seniors with asthma; have achieved a high level
  of excellence in one of the following: performing arts, visual arts, community service,
  athletics or science;and who will be attending college in fall 2011.
*Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  For more information visit the web site at http://www.willtowinscholarship.com/,

  e-mail replytomerck@willtowinscholarship.com or call 908-229-2862.
* Application deadline is April 30, 2015

 

Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative                              Various amounts
I. The Children of Consumers Scholarship for Graduating Seniors 2 award levels, local & statewide   
Students must reside in Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperatives service territory.  
Applications available @ www.MidOhioEnergy.com/scholarships 
or see Mrs. Smith.
*Deadline:  February 10, 2017

 
II  The Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship     4 $1,900 Scholarships
    Applications for these 2 scholarships are available @ www.midohioenergy.com
    Found under Community Tab then Scholarships or see Mrs. Smith.         
* Deadline:  February 6, 2015  
 
 
C. R. Meyers Memorial Scholarship                              $1000.00
To qualify a student must:
* Plan to or currently be enrolled at an accredited Ohio college, university or technical school.
* Have declared or plan to declare a major relating to environmental sciences or                        environmental education.
* Reside in an OALPRP member county. (Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention is a            member.)
OALPRP scholarship forms may be downloaded at http://www.oalprp.org/scholarships.htm click on link for Scholarships or feel free
to contact Angela Carbetta at Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention - 740-223-4120 or email:  wastenot@co.marion.oh.us
Deadline:  April 15
 
 
Timothy J. Millisor Memorial Scholarship      $3,000 in scholarships
 Criteria:
Good students who are active in their school. Sports, clubs, band, etc. 
 Pick up application in your high school Guidance office 
 Deadline:  April 13, 2017

 
 
 Minority Journalism Scholarship                        $1,500 Scholarship   
- Applicants are Ohio high school seniors planning to major in a field relevant to our indeustry,   particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications at an Ohio college or           university. 
- Awardee must be enrolled as a college freshman at an Ohio college or university.
- Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (C+) required, transcript must be included.   
- Applicants must be African America, Hispanic, Asian American or American Indian.
- Application form must be typed or printed legibly by the applicant.
- Student must demonstrate the ability to write clearly in an autobiography of 750-1,000             words, describing academic and career interests, awards, extracurricular activities and any     journalism-related activities.
- Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from high school faculty   members familiar with the student's work and career interests.
- Students may provide additional information such as samples or articles that have been           published (limit to two, please).
Applications can be downloaded at http://www.ohionews.org and clicking on "Programs/Foundation/Scholarhships/Internships". Or see the Guidance office.
 * Deadline March 31 (must be postmarked by March 31st.
 
 
 
 
 
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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
NSDAR awards a variety of scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee.
All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend, or plan to attend, an accredited college or university in the United States.  
**Please note that high school seniors are eligible for the following scholarships:
  Aura Lee A. Pittenger and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
  Nursing Scholarships
  Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarhip
  Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship
  Lucinda Bemeventi Findley History Scholarship
  Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship
  Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
Visit: www.dar.org click on Scholarships and follow the prompt.
Deadline:  Postmarked on or before February 10


Nordstrom Scholarship                                           $10,000 Scholarship
*
Applicants must be juniors only
*Must have at least a 2.7 G.P.A
*Applicants must have community service, merit, and financial need.
For more information and applications access the website at

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-cares-scholarship?

Deadline:  May 1st

 

North Central Chapter of Ohio Credit Unions College Scholarship Program                (4)  $1000 Scholarship

The applicant must be at least a senior in High School and plan to participate in post-secondary studies, including professional, vocational and academic studies, not limited to colleges and universities.  Student applications must be completed and submitted to; Jenni Paramore, Directions Credit Union, 777 North Main St., Mansfield, OH 44902.
See guidance office for application
Deadline:  March 31, 2015
 

Northwestern Ohio University of 
Open House and Scholarship Test                        Junior & Seniors
                   
Colleges of:
    Business
    Occupational Professions
    Health Professions
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9a - 3p   Register now at:  http://www.unoh.edu/future-students/open_house/

 
 
 
NUCOR Foundation                                          $3,000 per year (up to 4 years)
Applicants must be:
Children of Nucor Corporation employees
Live in a counties where Nucor Corporation has plants of offices
Majoring in Engineering or Metallurgy
Applications available online at:  https://scholarshipapply.nucor.com 
* Deadline: March 1st no later than March 15th

 

Nursing Schools Almanac - 2015 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship         $1,000 Scholarship
 A track record of academic, excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
 A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
Criteria:
- All high school seniors planning to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN and BSN programs.
Applications available online at:  http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/ and click on the banner on the right-hand side of the homepage.
Deadline:  Until midnight on June 30   
 
 
 
 
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 OAASFEP Scholarship Program                        $500.00 Scholarship
Purposeis to financially support post-secondary education for qualifying Ohio high school
seniors who are planning to attend a college/university located in the state of Ohio for fall
semester to major in the field of education. Scholarship winners will be selected based upon
the following criteria (100 total points).
-Documentation of High School GPA (30 total points)
-Extracurricular activities/leadership activities within the community, school or church (20      points)
-Three letters of recommendation, including letters from a principal or faculty member, an  OAASFEP member and a non-family member (30 points)
-A 300 word (maximum) essay outlining his/her leadership activities and future goals (20 points)
See the guidance office for applications.
**Deadline:  Postmarked on or before January 31st.
 
 
 
OACCS Legislative Scholarhip Program 
   Who is eligible:
   Any current high school senior graduating from any Ohio High school by June.
   "C" average or better to apply.  Students do not have to demonstrate financial            need.
   Each applicant must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio Legislature*
   Any recipient of a scholarship must be able to meet the college or school's entrance                requirements.
  Each applicant is eligible to apply for up to three scholarships, but must use a separate             application for each
  scholarship.
  The scholarship recipient must start classes either the summer or the fall term following their   high school
  graduation.    
  Applications are available online at:  http://www.ohiocareercolleges.org
 Deadline: April 11, 2015
 
 
 
 Odenza Marketing Group Fall Scholarship -              $500.00 (1 Scholarship Awarded)  
Eligibility for the scholarship:
Must be between the ages of 16 and 25 on or before September 30, 2012
Submit answers to the essay questions which can be found on the application page
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
* Deadline:  September 30, 2014     


Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools (130+) $1,500-$40,000
www.ohiocareercolleges.org 
* Deadline: April 14, 2017
 
 
Ohio Credit Union Foundation               $5,000
Create a 1 to 2-1/2 minute video answer the scholarship question: "How has
your credit union been centered on you and why should your peers go to a credit
union for their financial needs?"
Eligibility:
- be at least a high school senior
- be a member of an Ohio-based credit union, www.aSmarterChoice.org
- plan to pursue an undergraduate degree during the 2015-2016 school year
  by 11:59:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 23, 2015 
 
 
- 
 Ohio Newspapers Foundation - Minority Journalism Scholarship      
 $1,500 Scholarship
Eligibility:
- Must be a graduating senior at an Ohio high school and enrolled as college freshman at an Ohio college or university.
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 (C+)
- Must be African American, Hispanic, Asian American or American Indian.
- Application must be typed or printed legibly by the applicant.
- Must demonstrate the ability to write clearly in an autobiography of 750 to 1,000 words             describing academic and career interests, awards, extracurricular activities an any                   journalism-related activities.
- Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from high school faculty
  members familiar with the student's work and career interests.
- Students may provide additional information such as samples or articles that have been           published (limit 2). 
 Applications may be downloaded at:  http://www.ohionews.org/aws/ONA/pt/sp/foundation_scholarships 
 or see the guidance office.
Deadline:  March 31, 2015 
 
 
 
Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Foundation               $1000 Annual Scholarship 
Criteria:
* Must be a U.S. Citizen
* Must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry, or related energy field.
* Must be an OHIO resident OR a student attending, or planning to attend, an accredited OHIO    college, University or Trade School.
* Must maintain a 2.50, or better, G.P.A. for renewal.
*Submission of transcripts is encouraged, but not required. 
 Applications can be downloaded at: http://oogeep.org/teachers-students/scholarships/ 
Deadline is: no later than March 1, 2017 
 
 
 
Ohio Society Daughters of American Revolution               $1000 Scholarships       
Elibility:           

Graduating High School Senior, including those completing a certified home school program.
US citizen and legal residents of the state of Ohio and must attend an accredited college or university in the U. S. 
Must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR Chapter
Awards based on academic excellence and financial need.
Visit www.ohiodar.org for application and letter from sponsoring chapter

* Deadline is: postmarked by February 1st and received by February 6th.


 

 The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program                 
(2 ASP and 3 or 4 non ASP)  $1200 Scholarship  
 

*The ASP scholars must be in the top 10%, but the remainder of the scholarships given do not require the top 10% so all students are urged to apply.
*Demonstrate involvement in school and community activities
*Show a sound interest and positive attitude toward college work.
*Applicants must also complete an Undergraduate Admission Application in order to be   considered.
*If you are going to be an OSU varsity student athlete, even walk on status, you are not eligible for the club scholarship award. 
You can complete the undergraduate application online at https://www.apply.osu.edu or see guidance for applications
* Deadline:  Pickup date for the scholarship will be February 23rd.
 
 
 OSUM - First Choice Incentive Scholarship
To qualify:
apply directly to the Marion campus
2.7 GPA or higher to guarantee minimum awardof $1500
 To access application: delegated.osu.edu/psp/csosuda/EMPLOYEE/CAMP/c/OAD_GEA.OAD_GEA_NUR_APL.GBL
Deadline: December 1st



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Derrec Patrick Memorial Scholarship             2 $500   
Essay must be completed
See Guidance for Application
Deadline:  May 1, 2015 
 
 
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program     up to $20,000
Parents must apply for eligibility. Their application must certify that they have received the following information from the alternative or private school:  1) methods of instruction to be used with the disabled child; and 2) qualifications of the teachers and instructors who will provide services.  Disabled children must have at least an initial IEP from the public school district.
 
 

Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship (Marion Area of)                       Amount $500.00       

Applicants must be seniors who plan to major in education.  A local scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded and forwarded on for an international competition of $1000.00. 
Copies of the application can be dowloaded at:  http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships/   
Twelve additional scholarships are available from this one application. 
 * Deadline is April 1, 2015

 

 Doug Porter Memorial Scholarship                                    $1,000 Scholarship    
*Applicants must be a high school senior interested in pursuing a career in the construction         trades. 
*Only students who apply for the Vaughn Industries apprenticeship program will be
  considered for the scholarship award. 
Please see Guidance for an application.  
* Deadline: for applications is March 4, 2016
 
 

Printing Industries Education Funds, Inc.
*For students seeking a career in the graphic imaging industry
Apply at www.pianko.org and click The Printing Industry Tab.
* Deadline February 28, 2015
 

ProScape Lawn & Landscape Services, LLC                          Scholarship:  $500.00 

The organization hopes to encourage youth to go into the landscape and horticulture field.  They currently are exploring alliances with Ohio colleges and technical schools to build internship programs that will provide valuable hands-on training to equip tomorrow's workforce.  
Graduating seniors from high schools or vocational
schools in Marion, Morrow, Delaware and Crawford counties. 
Students hoping to pursue a career in the lawn, 
landscape or horticulture industry through a post-secondary education.
See the Guidance office for an application.
Deadline:  Postmarked by March 31 2016
 
 

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Ridgedale Teacher's Association                        Scholarship amount varies
Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Education.  See Guidance for an application.
Deadline:  May 1st

 

David K. Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded to seniors attending a Marion County school with special consideration given to active members of St. Mary church.  
Deadline:  March 10, 2016 at 5:00pm
 


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Wesley and Karen Schertzer Memorial Scholarship                   $1,000 Scholarship
This scholarship alternates between Pleasant (even years) and Ridgedale (odd years) annually.  The scholarship will be rewarded to a student who maintains and promotes a high standard of social values.  The student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.   Applications are in your guidance office.
Deadline:  March 31, 2017
 
 

Scholarship Guidance
Various scholarships available, click on the link below
Deadlines vary with each scholarship 
 
 
Scholarship Monkey 
Various scholarships available, click on the link below
Deadlines vary with each scholarship

 
 

Shell Oil Company (Technical Scholarship)                     $2500.00 (20/awarded)     
Full-Time in the following: 
Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Geological,
Geophysical, Mechanical, or Petroleum Engineering.
Find application by going to:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
* Deadline:  February 2014
 
 

 Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship                 $14,000 in Scholarships 

*Applicants must be male, who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, a                commitment to health and well-being, and all around excellence in their everyday lives.
*Must be attending one of these four universities: The Ohio State University, The University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Miami University.
  Applications can be filled out online at http://www.sigepbms.com/
* Deadline for Cincinnati-July 1, 2014, Toledo-May 30, 2014, Miami-Sept. 23, 2014, & OSU-June 15, 2014

  
 

SportQuest - Playing with a Purpose               $2,000 Scholarships
Currently a sophomore, junior or senior
Maintain a minimum "C" grade average or higher
Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports
A committed follower of Jesus Christ
Complete online application at: http://www.playingwithpurpose.org/
Deadline: February 1, 2015



Student Scholarships
100's of scholarships all in one place
https://www.studentscholarships.org/

 

William D. Squires Scholarship                15  $3,000 Scholarships 
                                                                   (renewable up to $12,000)

Eligibility based primarily on financial need.  
The EFC on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) must be less than 
8,000 to apply.
Applicants must already know their career goal.
Be highly motivated and have good character.
Show academic promise; Minimum of 3.20 cumulative GPA. 
Visit http://wmdsquiresfoundation.org/ for applications and information.
Applications will be accepted February 15 - April 5.
* Deadline:  postmarked by April 5th
 
 

State Beauty Academy                            $500 (3 scholarships)
Interested students are encouraged to call and set up an appointment to tour the academy.
(740) 387-5830
 

StorageMart Scholarship -                                     $5,000 (5 Scholarships Awarded)
Must be enrolled in the Fall of 2012 semester at any college, university or institution of higher education. 
Submit an essay by June 30th of 500 words or more.
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
* Deadline: Summer 2014



Student Scholarships
Various scholarships available, click on link below
Deadlines vary with each scholarship 
 

Student of Integrity Award                                            $1,000 Scholarships
*Applicants must be juniors only!!!!!!
*Must have good leadership qualities, participate in community service, good academic record,   and complete an essay on a pre-chosen topic.
 Contact the Better Business Bureau on-line at www.centralohio.bbb.org/  for an application and further details.
* Deadline:  Postmarked no later than May 3, 2013
 
 
 

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10 Words or Less Scholarship
                                    $500.00 (1 awarded)
Individual must be between the ages of 14-25 and will be attending school in the fall
Answer questions in 10 words or less on "Why you deserve the $500.00 scholarship?"
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
* Deadline for application is Summer 2014


 
Toledo Community Foundation Inc. 
Apply online for various scholarship applications.
Visit our website at: http://www.toledocf.org/  Click on Scholarhips to find the information.
Deadlines as early as February 1, 2017
 
 
 
 Toledo University Presidential Scholarship
Students who are selected must be available for an on-campus interview.  To apply for this Prestigious Scholarship:
Minimum 3.8 high school GPA and 30 ACT/1340 SAT
Submit your official high school transcript, official ACT/SAT test scores and completed UT admission application.
Visit http://www.utoledo.edu/admission/freshman/scholarships/presidential.html and complete the scholarship application, which includes an extracurricular resume, personal essays and references
Deadline for application is December 1, 2014
 

The Dennis and Sara Trachsel Foundation Scholarship          
 $10,000 Scholarships     
*Applicants must be high school seniors Scholarships are available to students who desire to attend any accredited college or university offering traditional associate and bachelor degree program, technical school or trade school.
Applications will be available the end of February.  Please see Guidance for an application.
* Deadline for applications is April 7, 2017.



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U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program                  $1,000 Scholarships      
Forty $1000 scholarships awarded in random drawing!!
Apply online at https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html
* Deadline May 2014



USPAACC Scholarships                         $5,000  Scholarship (20 awarded)
   
16 years of age at time of application
**Bruce Lee Scholarship you may come from any Ethnic background. However
    for the rest of the scholarship you must be of Asian American Descent.
    Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    Full-Time post-secondary student beginning the Fall of 2012
    Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
* Deadline:  Spring 2014
 



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Visine-Student with Vision                                                   $5,000 Scholarship       
Student must demonstrate a Clear Vision or Goal for Their Future.
High School Senior and current college student with a minimum GPA 2.8
Submit on line application starting February 15, 2012
** apply for scholarship on line: https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fvision
* Selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need, and demonstrated vision or goal.


 
 
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Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award                                                         
The Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Achievement Award was established in 1990 by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association to recognize an outstanding senior from each county within the State of Ohio.
Eligible students must 
demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as indicated by high school grades, test scores and awards.  The award will be presented to an outstanding senior scholar from each county on April 13, 2016 at the Double Tree Columbus-Worthington in Columbus, Ohio.
Contact Guidance for an application.
* Deadline:  Forms and supporting materials are due to the North Central Ohio ESC by noon on February 5, 2016.



Washington Crossing Foundation                $1000-$5000 Scholarships    

History Buff?  Enjoy Politics? Government or military service in your future?
National scholarships available for seniors.  Visit http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html or call 215-949-8841
* Deadline January 15, 2015



Wings of Eagles Scholarship                              $1000 Scholarship        
Awards based on academic excellence and financial need.
Contact Guidance for application. 
*Deadline February 1st for following academic year



Women and Technology Scholarship
High school girls in grades 9-12, interested in technology.
Criteria:
* Attends a high school in the U.S. or a U.S. citizen attending a high school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. military base.
*Have a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number
* Not an NCWIT employee and has no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and persons residing in the same household.
To apply, visit https://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school
Deadline: Application process begins at midnight EDT on September 1, 2016 and is open until 8pm EST November 7, 2016.



Wyandot Memorial Hospital Scholarship           (5) $1,000 scholarships 
Criteria for selection: 
1. Career in healthcare
2. Achievement - 2.5 or better GPA
3. Need
4. Character and citizenship
5. Commitment to community
6. Resident of Wyandot County
7. Completed Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation application.
Applications available at http://www.wyandotmemorial.org/AboutUs/Foundation.aspx 
* Deadline: April 1, 2014

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Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship               (2)  $1,000 Scholarships
Eligible for this scholarship:
Enter an accredited college or University as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in 2012
G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher
Applications found at http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
* Deadline: Spring 2014

 
 
Your Favorite Car Scholarship               1 $500 Award
Student Eligibility:
Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014 at the latest.
Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.
Applications can be found by visiting:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/companyscholarships.php
Deadline:  April 30, 2014 
 
 

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award               (1)  $500.00 Scholarship
To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award:
Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.
Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/volunteer.php
* Deadline:  November 29, 2014

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