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Graduating seniors residing in RIchland County may apply at richlandcountyfoundation.org for a large number of scholarships.  Students must have a 2.5 GPA, pursue a full-time undergraduate degree or minimum 600 hour trade school program, and demonstrate financial need (must complete FAFSA).
Deadline:  April 1 
Be The Change offers area High School students the unique opportunity to work as an agent of positive change in their communities while earning the chance to win one of 7 yearly $1000 awards and receiving exclusive special features on a Be The Change checking account including ATM forgiveness, free customized debit card and no minimum balance requirements.To learn more, contact Brooke Miller at 419-524-0831, text "BTC" to 419-777-9005, or email bethechange@mymechanics.com.
 Deadline: March, 2018 
 
This organization will award a $1,000 scholarship that can be renewed up to four years.  Applicants must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry.  Must be an Ohio resident and planning to attend school at an accredited Ohio college, university, technical, or trade school.  2.5 GPA or higher.
Deadline:  March 1, 2018 
 
Graduating seniors in Richland County, Ohio, pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree at an accredited institution after graduation are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline:  March 2, 2018 
 
The Directions Credit Union Post Secondary Scholarship consists of two, one-time $1,000 scholarships.  Applicants or their parent/guardian/grandparent must be a member of Directions Credit Union, and be a graduating high school senior or current full-time student attending an accredited college, community college, or vocational/trade school.  Directions Credit Union employees, board members, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.
Deadline:  March 4, 2018 
 
This organization will award $1,000 (renewable by application up to 3 years).  Applicants must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas, or related industry.  Must be an Ohio resident and planning to attend school at an accredited Ohio college, university, technical, or trade school.  3.0 GPA or higher.
 Deadline:  March 16, 2018 
 
College-bound seniors living in Richland County with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA may apply for this $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline March 19, 2018 
 
High school seniors have the opportunity to apply for 1 of 10 $1,000 grants by competing in the AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship Program.  Applicants must have served as a member of the AAA School Safety Patrol.
Deadline:  March 28, 2018 
 
This fund was established to provide three $1,000 scholarships to eligible graduating seniors at a local high school.  The applicant must have an affiliation with BCV (a family member living or has lived at BCV, or a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian employed or volunteering at Brethren Care).  In addition, applications need a minimum 3.0  GPA, leadership abilities, extracurricular involvement, community service experience, and write an essay.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018.
 
The NCOOA will award 4 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.  Applicants 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.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018 
 
Law Firm Kisling, Nestice, & Redick (KNR) will award $5,000 to a student pursuing higher education who can come up with a plan to persuade young adults to avoid texting while driving.  Applicants must 1) Be a US citizen or permanent resident 2) Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredit college, university, or graduate program in the US  3) have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher  4) Demonstrate good character and high initiative.  Additional requirements regarding the applicant's plan to discourage texting while driving can be found on the KNR website.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018 
 
Avita is providing one $1,000 scholarship and three $500 scholarships to applicants who meet one of the following criteria: 1) graduating seniors in Crawford, Richalnd, or Morrow Counties 2) enrolled in a post-secondary institution within Crawford or Richland County 3) child of an active part-time or full-time employee, who has successfully completed one year of service with Avita Health System, who is a graduating high school senior or enrolled in a post-secondary institution (regardless of address).  
 
Eligible applicants must also be currently enrolled or accepted for attendance at an accredited vocational school, community college, or baccalaureate degree-granting institution, AND be seeking a degree toward licensure or certification, specific consideration given in the areas of Exercise Science/Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Athletic Training.
Deadline:  April 6, 2018 
 
Jared Mansfield Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution 
This scholarship of $300 is open to any student attending OSU-Mansfield or NCSC for any field of study, or the Dwight Schar College of Nursing, Mansfield.  Stop in the SHS Guidance for application requirements.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018 
 
Fifteen scholarships at $4,000 each are being offered, and these are renewable up to 4 years.  Application window in Feb. 15-April 5.  
  • Applicants must be seniors, residing in Ohio, graduating from an Ohio high school in 2018.  
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  The EFC on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) must be less than $7,000 to apply.  In addition, your college Financial Aid Award letter must show a minimum $4,000 need.
  • Applicants must have a specific career goal, be highly motivated, and have a burning desire to reach that career goal.
  • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited 4 year post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis by the end of 2018.  The school of choice does not need to be in Ohio but must have a program leading to a degree in the student’s chosen field.
  • Although this is not an academically based scholarship, applicants must demonstrate academic promise and good character.  A minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA is required.

 Janotta & Herner Construction scholarship

Every year, Janotta & Herner gives out six $1,000 scholarships to students who are pursuing continued education in any construction related fields. Whether a student is attending a 4-year college or attending a 2-year associates program, this would be a great opportunity to those who are qualified.

In addition to a Freshman scholarship, each student has the ability to gain an additional $1,000 their Junior year (if attending 4-year program).  Another exciting benefit of this scholarship program is that Janotta & Herner will invite two of the winners to participate in Co-op positions. This is a $4,500, paid Co-op and is a valuable learning experience!

To help motivate students to apply, we are creating a drawing. Every eligible student that applies for the Janotta & Herner scholarship will be entered in a drawing for (1) $100 gas card. The drawing will be held one week after the deadline. 

DEADLINE IS APRIL 13th.    

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