Scholarships

Earning a college degree doesn’t come free. Good thing there are resources available to help ease the financial burden! In addition to the different kinds of financial aid available through federal and state programs, Southern State offers a variety of Trustee and Foundation Scholarships. In fact, we give away nearly 100 scholarships each year. One of them could be yours.

How to Apply for Scholarships

To keep the process simple and relieve you from the pressure of having to figure out which scholarships are a good match for you, Southern State uses a single application designed to match you to the scholarships for which you are eligible. Matter of fact, the online application is powered by AwardSpring Online so don’t be surprised if it feels like you’ve been redirected from our site. Some basic preparation tips have been offered but you may prefer a Step-By-Step Guide on how to apply. Either way, start your application now! The priority deadline is March 15.

Before you begin your online application:

  • Do you have a valid email address? If not, you should get one because it’s essential.
  • What about a Student ID number? If you are a current SSCC student, remember to have your student ID handy. For new students, the system will generate a AwardSpring ID for you. (Note: The AwardSpring ID is NOT your SSCC ID but rather, the ID you use for the scholarship application process.)
  • Do you know your current GPA? For current college students use your college GPA. Use your high school GPA if you don’t currently have earned college credits.
  • If you’ve already earned some college credits, do you know how many? Find out before you start.
  • Be prepared to answer some basic questions about your personal and professional goals and why you are choosing Southern State.
  • Be prepared to upload a copy of your high school or college transcript.
  • Be prepared to upload letters of recommendation.
  • What if I get stuck? Did you look at the Step-By-Step Guide? If you did and you’re still stuck, by all means, give us a call or drop us an email. You can reach the scholarship support team by emailing scholarships@sscc.edu or by calling 800.628.7722 x2610. Don’t be afraid to leave a message—we may have to give you a call back.

Online Scholarship Application

SSCC Scholarships

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Below are the scholarships offered through Southern State. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Note: All scholarships are contingent on funding availability.

Academic

  • Academic Excellence Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to a service area high school graduate from the graduating class preceding Fall semester who is enrolled full-time at Southern State. Requirements: have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 for a second year renewal. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • College Credit Plus Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to high school graduates from the graduating class preceding Fall semester who enroll full-time at Southern State and have successfully completed at least one College Credit Plus class offered through Southern State while in high school. Requirements: minimum grade point average 2.5, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for a second year renewal. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required. Priority Deadline: August 1
  • Application
  • Valedictorian/Salutatorian Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to service area valedictorians and salutatorians from the graduating class preceding Fall semester who are enrolled full-time at Southern State. Requirements: have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 for a second year renewal, submit a letter of recommendation from high school principal and a written personal statement describing the applicant’s goals and extracurricular activities. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Tech Prep Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Tech Prep faculty advisor. Requirements: complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online

Adult

  • Adult Incentive Scholarship
  • With this scholarship, a student has the opportunity to receive one free class between one and three credit hours (lab fees and books are not included). The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility for the Pell Grant will be determined and the scholarship will pay up to the cost of tuition after the Pell Grant has been applied to the student’s account. Requirements: must not have been enrolled in high school or college credit courses for at least five years, must not have earned a Bachelor’s or higher degree. A GED or high school diploma is not required but is highly recommended. Deadline: March 15
  • Application
  • Trustee GED Scholarship
  • This scholarship is offered to any student who completes and passes the GED test and has never attended a post-secondary institution. It must be used within one year of receipt of GED and is for tuition of one class up to three credit hours.
  • Apply Online
  • Trustee GED Honors Scholarship
  • This $500 scholarship is offered to the person with the highest GED score in each county (Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette, and Highland). It is non-renewable. Deadline: June 1
  • Apply Online

Departmental

  • Agriculture Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by an Agriculture faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Athletic Department Trustee Scholarships
  • Athletic scholarship recipients are selected by the coaches of each sport and must comply with all OCAC (Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference) regulations and/or by-laws. Athletic programs for which scholarships may be awarded include: Men’s Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball and Women’s Softball.
  • To apply, contact the Athletic Department at 800.628.7722 x2697.
  • Business Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Business faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Computer Science Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Computer Science faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Early Childhood Education Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by an Early Childhood Education faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Engineering Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by an Engineering faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Human Services Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Human Services faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Math & Science Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Math or Science faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Medical Assisting Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Medical Assisting faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Nursing Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Nursing faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Performing Arts Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Speech and Theater faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Respiratory Care Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Respiratory Care faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Visual Arts Department Trustee Scholarship
  • Granted by the Board of Trustees of Southern State to encourage worthy students to pursue their academic careers. Applicants may be interviewed and recommended by a Fine Arts faculty advisor. Requirements: enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.75 GPA to continue to receive scholarship. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online

Summer

  • Super Start Scholarship
  • Designed to offer high school seniors the opportunity to accelerate their college goals by taking up to six credits tuition free during the summer semester immediately following the completion of their high school career. The scholarship is non-transferrable and can only be used during the summer semester. Requirements: restricted to graduating high school seniors with minimum 2.75 GPA. Deadline: May 1
  • Application

SSCC Foundation Scholarships

Below are the scholarships offered through the Southern State Foundation. If you have any questions, please Contact the Foundation.

  • Bagshaw Enterprises, Inc. KFC Scholarship
  • This scholarship is directed to applicants who are employed and maintain at least 12 hours of continuous employment at KFC or Long John Silvers operated by Bagshaw Enterprises, Inc. Requirements: enrolled full-time and have a minimum GPA of 2.6 Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Bennett Family Memorial Scholarship
  • This $1,000 scholarship is designated to honor the late Steven Bennett of Fayette County, a young victim of cancer. This fund has been established to continue Steve's legacy of helping others. Requirements: Must be a resident of Fayette County and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Bill Horne Memorial Scholarship
  • This $500 scholarship is designed to honor the late Bill Horne, who faithfully served Southern State Community College for over 25 years. He was consistently recognized for his outstanding instruction, academic leadership, dedication, and service by both students and colleagues. Requirements: Must be a returning Southern State student who epitomizes the spirit of the College and Bill Horne, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Must be a residence of Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette or Highland County, and preference will be given to students with multiple barriers, not based on financial need. Award will be presented at the President's annual graduation dinner. Candidates are to be nominated by faculty members, selected by the SSCC Faculty Senate President. Deadline: April 1
  • Cassner Family Foundation Scholarship
  • There will be two scholarships of $3,000 distributed over the academic school year to applicants entering Southern State for the first time. Requirements: Must be a graduate and resident of Highland County, who is enrolled full-time at SSCC (first year student), has demonstrated financial need, and must maintain a GPA of 2.75 to continue receiving the scholarship throughout the academic year. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Cindy Igo Memorial Scholarship
  • This $500 scholarship is designated in honor of the late Cindy Cowne Igo, Administrative Assistant. Requirements: must be current Southern State student enrolled part-time or full-time in the Office Information Technology or Business Management program. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • City of Washington Court House Police Department Scholarship
  • The Washington Court House Police Department created this $500 scholarship with the hope of providing an educational opportunity to a Southern State student from Fayette County. Requirements: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.6, be a resident of Fayette County, a recent graduating senior of Washington Senior High School or Miami Trace High School, and write a short essay demonstrating good leadership qualities, community involvement, and academic excellence. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Colonel J. Pommert Memorial Scholarship
  • Family and friends of the late Colonel Charles J. Pommert, USAR-RET, have endowed a scholarship in his memory. Colonel Pommert, a 1955 graduate of McClain High, was an honor student and a multiple sport athlete. Continuing his education, he attended Ohio State University College of Dentistry and graduated in 1962. He practiced dentistry in Greenfield until retiring in 1998. Colonel Pommert served in the US Army as a dentist on both active and reserve duty for over 35 years. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal while serving in Vietnam in 1968. Requirements: Must be a graduate of Greenfield McClain High School, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have been active in community service and athletics while in school. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Debbie Ewing Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • This scholarship is designed to financially support deserving students attending Southern State Community College majoring in Respiratory Care. The fund was established to memorialize Debbie Ewing, an outstanding Southern State alumnus. Debbie attended Southern State later in her life and was a member of the first graduating class of the Respiratory Care program. Faculty, staff and students genuinely valued her presence and admired her determination to pursue her educational dreams. Requirements: Must be majoring or intending to major in Respiratory Care at Southern State and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Preference will be given to non-traditional students pursuing education later in life. Deadline: November 15
  • Application
  • Deputy Charles A. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  • In memory of Deputy Charles A. Taylor (1926-2004) his wife, Mrs. Woneta (Olaker) Taylor (1928-2013) established a scholarship fund aimed at helping deserving law enforcement students earn a college education. Requirements: Applicant must be a resident of Fayette County, and majoring in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Don & Ann Fender Scholarship
  • Don and Ann created this endowment to assist students of Southern State from Adams, Brown and Highland Counties in obtaining an education. Requirements: Must be a resident of Adams, Brown or Highland County, enrolled part-time or full-time at Southern State, have a minimum GPA of 2.6 and be pursuing a higher level education in any health related field leading to a certificate, an associate or baccalaureate degree benefits from this endowed fund. Preference is given to applicants who are hoping for employment at Highland District Hospital. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Douglas R. & Dr. Susan Seipelt Family Scholarship
  • Doug and Susan created this endowment in hopes of providing a brighter future for community members through education. The Seipelt family's commitment to education has a longstanding history and it is their wish that the tradition continue. Through this endowment, Doug and Susan hope to provide others with the same opportunities their family has been afforded through the pursuit of lifelong learning. Requirements: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.6, be a resident of Adams, Brown or Highland County, be enrolled part-time or full-time at Southern State, and write a short essay demonstrating consistent leadership qualities and how they have exhibited responsibility to self, family, school and community. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Dr. Lawrence & Gale Dukes Scholarship
  • Dr. Lawrence N. Dukes served as the president of Southern State from 1995 to 2007, a period of growth in students, programs and facilities. His wife, Gale, was also very active and supportive of the college during his tenure. The fund was established upon his retirement to honor their service to the College and its communities. The scholarship funds generated from the endowment are used to support students from the College's service area. Requirements: Must be a resident of Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette or Highland County, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be enrolled either part-time or full-time at Southern State, and write a short essay explaining their involvement (past or present) in community service. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Dylan Philip Wilson and Nathan Paeltz Memorial Scholarship
  • This fund was established in 2006 in memory of Dylan Phillip Wilson, a 1993 graduate of Georgetown High School. The scholarship was designed to offer financial assistance to Georgetown High School graduates attending Southern State Community College. In 2014, the fund was modified to include Nathan Paeltz, Dylanís long-time childhood friend and fellow Georgetown High School graduate. Today, the fund serves to honor both of these young men. Requirements: Must be a graduate of Georgetown High School and enrolled full-time at Southern State. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Edward K. Daniels Memorial Scholarship
  • This $500 scholarship is designed to honor the legacy of the late Edward K. Daniels, long-time educator and drama professor, and his lifelong devotion to broadening students' horizons and his commitment to positively impacting their lives. Requirements: Must be a returning Southern State drama student, completing at least 6 hours per term, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Eugene Worthington Memorial / Brown County Rural Water Scholarship
  • The Eugene Worthington Brown County Rural Water Association Endowment Fund was established to offer a $1,000 scholarship to siblings of Brown County Rural Water Association employees, who are from Brown County and the surrounding areas who meet the high academic qualifications. Requirements: Must have a sibling who is a Brown County Rural Water Association employee, and must be a resident of Brown County. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • The purpose of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is to financially support deserving, non-traditional Fayette County students attending Southern State Community College and pursuing a business related major. Requirements: Resident of Fayette County, have been out of high school for at least five years, have a Business-related major and maintain a 3.0 GPA. The award is also based on financial need and chosen after the evaluation of a one-page essay detailing goals after graduation. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Fayette County Scholars
  • This $1000 scholarship is for students from Fayette County. Requirements: Must be enrolled at Southern State, resident of Fayette County, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to continue receiving the scholarship throughout the academic year. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Foundation Scholars (General Scholarship Fund)
  • The Southern State Community College Foundation exists for the advancement of students enrolled at Southern State. Contributions are made by individuals and organizations who have recognized the necessity of an educated citizenry. Requirements: Must be a resident of Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette, and Highland Counties in Ohio, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Hillsboro Elks Scholarship
  • This $1,000 scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need and display an interest in community service. Requirements: Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 to receive the award throughout the school year, as well as write a short essay describing involvement in community service and current financial need. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • JoAnne Jacobson Memorial Scholarship
  • This $500 scholarship is designed to honor the late JoAnne Jacobson, Nursing Professor. Eligibility is restricted to a current Fayette County resident and outstanding nursing student selected by the nursing faculty. Deadline: March 15
  • To apply, contact Financial Aid at 800.628.7722 x2610.
  • Joyce Fender Family Scholarship
  • Joyce Magee Fender was an innovator in the world of business and an inspiration to many who knew her. On April 1, 1990, Fender founded Classic Real Estate Company which became an immediate success in the southern Ohio area. This scholarship fund, created in her memory, will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified applicant. Requirements: Must be a single mother, have a minimum GPA of 2.6, be a resident of Highland County, be enrolled in Southern State and pursuing a business major, preferably in real estate. Must also write a short essay explaining current financial need. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Julia Barthel Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This $500 award is designated for Southern State students focusing on art classes, specifically watercolors and pastels of flowers, painted landscapes and still life, and is a resident of Brown County. Selected by SSCC Art Faculty Member.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation CDL Scholarship
  • The purpose of the Marathon Petroleum CDL Scholarship is to financially support deserving students pursuing a commercial driver's license through the Southern State Community College Truck Driving Academy (TDA). The fund exists to encourage enrollment in a high-demand occupational field and train drivers for current and future employment. Requirements: Must meet minimum qualifications to enter the Academy, and preference is given to students residing in operating areas of any Marathon Petroleum Corporation Transportation Fleet locations. Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application
  • Paul Neff Memorial Scholarship
  • Established to honor the late Paul Neff, this scholarship was designed to provide funds to qualified students assisting them toward the completion of education in chemical dependency at Southern State. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to one freshman and one sophomore who are from Adams or Brown County. Requirements: Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.6 to continue receiving the scholarship throughout the academic year. Must also be a resident of Adams or Brown County, a freshman or sophomore, and be majoring in the Human and Social Services Chemical Dependency program at Southern State. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Randall Massie Scholarship
  • This scholarship is designed to honor Randall Massie, an outstanding Southern State faculty member and friend to many. Requirements: Recipient must be a second-year student attending Southern State Community College, majoring in Human and Social Services and should maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Priority will be given to those demonstrating financial need, and applicants should include a one-page essay describing goals after graduation. Award will be presented at the President's annual graduation dinner. Applicants are chosen by SSCC Faculty. Deadline: April 1
  • Robert A. & Dorothy Hodson Scholarship
  • Robert and Dorothy Hodson have established this endowed fund for the purpose of fulfilling a vision to make life better through education. The Hodson's want to leave a portion of their success in their Highland County community so that their children and grandchildren, as well as other families, can benefit from an educated society with strong leaders. Requirements: Scholarships will be awarded to one freshman and one sophomore who are from Highland County. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be enrolled part-time or full-time at Southern State, and write a short essay descriping demonstrated leadership qualities, community involvement and academic excellence. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Samuel Ladrach Memorial Scholarship
  • This $500 scholarship is designed to honor the late Dr. Samuel Ladrach, former Southern State Psychology professor, who promoted endeavors that positively impacted students, as well as the College. Requirements: This scholarship is restricted to an outstanding student who epitomizes the spirit of the College and Dr. Samuel N. Ladrach. Award will be presented at the President's annual graduation dinner. Applicants are chosen by SSCC Faculty. Deadline: April 1
  • Storer Family Scholarship
  • This scholarship fund was created in memory of Don and Ken Storer's mother, Minnie Mae Storer. Don (Chemistry faculty), his wife Becky (Education faculty), and Ken (Retired Biology faculty and current advisor) have over 60 years combined service at Southern State. During Minnie Mae's stay at Highland District Hospital in 2005, the family was moved by the outstanding care provided by the nurses, the majority of whom were graduates of Southern State. Through this scholarship the Storer family seeks to provide financial assistance to outstanding nursing students. Requirements: Must be enrolled part-time or full-time at Southern State and be a second year student majoring in Nursing. Must be a resident of Highland County, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Student Government Association Scholarship
  • This scholarship is supported and funded by the Student Government Association (SGA) to advance student achievement. This student-led, campus-based leadership organization, strives to represent the student population on all campuses by pursuing social, political, academic and administrative initiatives of interest to the SSCC student body. Awards will be based on fund availability. Requirements: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, be a second year student, enrolled part-time or full-time at Southern State, and write a short essay describing the importance of student leadership within the college setting. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • William F. Thoroman Memorial Scholarship
  • Family and friends of William F. Thoroman have endowed a scholarship in his memory. Bill was a friend of the College and served on the Southern State Foundation Board. After Bill retired from the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, he started working for Southern State as the Corrections Program Assistant and helped establish the program at the Correction Reception Center in Orient. Bill was proud of his association with the College and encouraged both high school students and adults to enroll for classes. Requirements: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be enrolled full-time at Southern State. Preference is given to students majoring in Corrections or Law Enforcement and members of the soccer team. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online
  • Wilmington Succeeds
  • This scholarship is part of a comprehensive initiative to attract and maintain talented young people to the Wilmington community. Scholarships are last-dollar awards up to $1,000. Priority is given to students who are not eligible for other sources of aid. Awards are made on a first-come, first served basis until funding is exhausted. Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate of Wilmington High School, and have attended there during their sophomore, junior and senior year, as well as have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: March 15
  • Apply Online

Local Scholarships

The following are local and state-sponsored scholarships. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

  • AES Engineers Scholarship
  • This $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Deadline: October 5
  • Apply Online
  • David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund
  • This scholarship is awarded by The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development with the mission to provide financial assistance to students who are residents of the COAD's service area that want to attend an institution of higher education and lack the required resources to do so. Deadline: April 1
  • Application
  • Florence Allen Scholarship
  • This $500 - $1,000 scholarship is awarded by The Allen Endowment to provide Ohio women with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through education. Requirements: View the Requirements Deadline: April 1
  • Application
  • Hillsboro American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
  • This $200 minimum scholarship is for the "non–traditional" female student (one whose education has been interrupted or delayed). The applicant must be a current Highland County resident for at least two years, at least 21 years old and currently enrolled at a college. Requirements: have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: July 1
  • Application
  • Highland County Society for Children & Adults, Inc. Betty Collins Scholarship
  • This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is a resident of Highland County, has taken the ACT or SAT if required, and has a disability or has a parent, sibling or child with a disability. Requirements: have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Deadline: July 1
  • Send application to 111 W. Walnut Street, Hillsboro, OH 45133.
  • Application
  • Harold W. Spargur & James E. Spargur Memorial Scholarship
  • This $300 scholarship is for Highland County High School graduates (also residing in a Highland County school district) who are enrolled at Southern State full-time and majoring in Education. Requirements: have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: July 1
  • Application
  • Highland County Retired Teachers Scholarship
  • This $300 scholarship is for Highland County High School graduates (also residing in a Highland County school district) who are enrolled at Southern State full-time and majoring in Education. Requirements: have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: July 1
  • Application
  • Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship
  • Multiple Scholarships up to $1,500 each. Ohio students pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture are invited to apply for scholarships offered through four programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Collectively, these programs will award at least 12 scholarships in 2016, each featuring a minimum $1,500 award.Deadline: March 31
  • Apply at ofbfoundation.org

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