Active Scholarships- Shawnee Specific Scholarships will be marked ** Title links to any applications and online materials should be active.

Craft Scholarship Loan Fund

Needs based grants available for graduating seniors who are residents of Allen County. Application is available in the guidance office. Deadline March 21.


Levy Law Offices Cincinnati Safe Driving Scholarship

is a $2,500 scholarship for an Ohio or Kentucky high school senior or college student who is enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution in Ohio or Kentucky in 2018. It is awarded through a competition sponsored by Levy Law Offices, LLC (“Sponsor”) and administered by GNGF, LLC, for the purpose of helping to give the possibility of a college education to a deserving individual (the “Competition”). Follow title link.

Entry Period: The competition ends March 30, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Allen County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applicant must be or have a parent/guardian who is a current paid member of Allen County Farm Bureau. Deadline April 6. Applications available in Guidance Office.

IAFF Local 2250 Fire/Medical Service Educational Scholarship

            Scholarship available to students entering fire/medical service field. Applications available in Guidance Office with a deadline of April 28.

 Nancy Steiner Scholarship

            The scholarship is to develop leaders in the environmental field and is open to students majoring in environmental science, natural resources, biology, dendrology, agronomy, wildlife management, etc. Applications are available in the guidance office and the deadline is April 15.

 Rove Pest Control Scholarship

            Rove Pest Control in Minneapolis is pleased to offer The Rove Pest Control Scholarship application for 2018. This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students and graduates nationwide in the United States of America who have been accepted to a college or university. This award will be presented to a United States student for the following academic year in the amount of $500.00 and will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2019). Although this scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education, special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.

This is an online scholarship application only.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Texting while driving contributes to nearly 25 percent of all automobile accidents each year, according to data from the National Safety Council, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, and various university studies on the subject.

At KNR, we are committed to combatting this issue, and that fight starts with greater awareness amongst the younger generations, and we believe that greater awareness of this issue can make a difference. We are proud to announce the KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship which awards $5,000 to a student pursuing higher-education.

In order to be eligible for the KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate good character and high initiative.
  • Deadline March 31
  • Application available online and in guidance office.

 Student Insights Scholarship Contest

Visit the title link and complete by April 22, 2018.

Lima Branch of the American Association of University Women Scholarship

Open to female graduates of high school attending college for Fall 2018. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline March 16, 2018.

AAA School Patrol Safety Grant

Open to students who have ever served as AAA School Safety Patrol. Materials are available in Guidance Office and deadline is March 28, 2018.

William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

William D. Squires Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors from Ohio but may attend colleges outside of Ohio.  Our recipients are attending 25 different colleges with 14 at Ohio State University during the 2017-2018 school year.

The William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily financial need-based, but ideal applicants have already selected a career goal and are highly motivated to reach their goal.  The Scholarship Selection Committee also considers each student’s academic promise.

The number of scholarships has varied over the years but the award amount was consistent until the 2018-2019 school year.  It has been increased from $3,000 per year to $4,000 and is renewable.  The new scholarship award amount is renewable for a maximum total of $16,000!

Application material available in guidance office and online. Submissions accepted from Feb. 15-April 5.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Scholarships

Scholarships available for students entering college for a natural gas or energy field...very broadly defined. Applications available online and in guidance office. Deadline is March 16, 2018.

Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools

Resource list for students seeking scholarships to very specific career schools. Linked in the title.

LendEDU's Guide to College Scholarships
Scholarships and scholarship resources.

 Burger King Scholarship
High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 school year!
High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.
Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KING Scholar. Apply today! The application period for the 2018-2019 school year is open from Oct. 15, 2017 through Dec. 15, 2017.



Groth & Associates 2018 Scholarship
The Attorney’s at Groth and Associates have spent years in school learning how to help you in different aspects of law ranging from personal injury to business law. They understand the stresses of life and want to lend a hand outside of their normal duties.  Their time in school has helped them all understand the importance of education. It takes hard work and perseverance to earn an education and they would like to reward you for your hard work by offering a scholarship to relieve a bit of the financial stress that education can bring. The scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 to one student to use towards furthering their education.
Scholarship Requirements

-Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
-Fill out the form with your contact information
-Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
-Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome
Application Deadline: July 31st, 2018

Weird Scholarships- Click link here for web site

Charles Warren Memorial Scholarship
The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling each year to outstanding high school seniors. The scholarship is a one-time $1,500 award.
3.0 gpa required.

UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship
UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be give to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2018 are also welcome to apply. 3.0 required and deadline is July 31, 2018.

Information and application available in Guidance Office. Deadline March 30.


Charles River - Spencerville- Biomedical Research College Scholarship
Charles River is a global preclinical research business that strives to bring new pharmaceutical products to the marketplace in order to treat diseases and bring a better quality of life.  In order to encourage students to pursue a career in research, the Spencerville division of Charles River offers a $1,000 non-renewing college scholarship to High School Seniors intending to pursue an undergraduate degree in the biological or chemical sciences.  Students interested in applying for this scholarship should get application from guidance office.
All applications must be received by March 1, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed by the Charles River - Spencerville Senior Management Team and winners will be selected by April 1, 2018.  If possible, Charles River - Spencerville would like to send a representative from our site to present the scholarship to the winner during your graduation award assembly.

Discover Card Scholarship and Services
Title linked to web site and application.

YAHOO FAFSA Scholarship
Title linked to web site and application

Hauss-Helms Foundation Scholarship
The Hauss-Helms Foundation is committed to the support of education, in accordance with the wishes of its founders, who believed that education was of major significance to the progress of human society.  The Foundation devotes a major portion of its resources to providing grants to young men and women residing in Allen and Auglaize County Ohio, who attend colleges, universities and technical colleges throughout the nation.

Midwest Electric & Touchstone Energy Scholarships
Midwest Electric has two scholarship programs: Our General Scholarship for high-performing students; and our Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship.
Each spring, Midwest Electric gives $9,000 in scholarships to high school seniors whose parents are members of the cooperative, plus an additional $2,000 Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship below. (The parents must be year-round full-time residents of the cooperative; seasonal and commercial members do not qualify.) The top male and female winners also compete for an additional $34,000 in scholarships from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives.

Eligible students, with a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average, will receive an interview at the Midwest Electric office in February. (The minimum GPA is 2.75 for the Touchstone Energy scholarship.) Following the interviews, our judging teams will select six finalists – three male and three female students – to compete for $9,000 in scholarships from Midwest Electric. Judging for the six top students will take place later in February.

The first place male and female students will represent Midwest Electric and compete against high school seniors from around the state at the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives scholarship competition April 17, 2018 in Columbus.

Completed applications and grade transcripts must be received in our office by January 12, 2018. Contact our office for details. Send applications to Kecia Schmerge, Midwest Electric, 06029 County Road 33A, St. Marys, OH, 45885.

Honda of America Manufacturing
is pleased to announce the availability of $2,500 scholarships, for the 2018/2019 academic year, for students pursuing studies in disciplines directly related to manufacturing engineering and technology. The application deadline is February 1, 2018.
To learn more about the scholarship or submit an application visit  These scholarships are administered by the SME Education Foundation.
Graduating high school senior planning to attend one of the community colleges listed below
Part or full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in one of the community colleges listed below
Enrolled in a certificate or degree program in manufacturing engineering/manufacturing technology or a closely related engineering discipline
Eligible colleges in the state of Ohio:

o   Rhodes State College

o   Columbus State Community College (all campuses)

o   Marion Technical College

o   Edison Community College (all campuses)

o   Sinclair Community College (all campuses)

o   Clark State College (all campuses)

·         Minimum GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

2018 Acme Baseball Scholarship Application|
1) Must have played at least one year of Varsity Acme Baseball
2) Applicant must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 (on 4.0 Scale)
3) Applicant’s official high school transcript (through 7th semester) must be enclosed
Applications available in Guidance Office
Deadline Feb. 1

Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center Scholarships
Mercy Health - St . Rita's is pleased to announce our 2018 scholarship program for future medical providers.Ten $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Scholars will be invited to participate in special events and activities related to healthcare. To be considered for the awards, high school students graduating in the spring of 2018 must submit collectively:
- St . Rita's Scholarship Application
- An official high school transcript including ACT scores
- A 1-2 page essay: Why you believe that this is what you were meant to do?
Deadline is February 23, 2019
Application and information is available in Guidance Office and with counselor.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship for Minority Students
  Title is linked to application info and form.
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior (as defined by Census Bureau)
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship

Fraternal Order of Eagles- 3 Scholarships
Fraternal Order of Eagles scholarship applications are now available in the Guidance office. The George Wilson Memorial Scholarship requires no affiliation; the State Aerie Scholarship requires parent or grandparent to be a member of Eagles Aerie 370 here in Lima as does the Past President’s Memorial scholarship which is open only to females.  A 3.0 gpa is required. Deadline is March 31 and all materials are available in guidance office.

Stolly Insurance SUCCEED Scholarship
Any student graduating high school in 2018 who is a primary resident of Ohio and will enroll in post-secondary education for the 2018/2019 school year. The committee will take into consideration current grades, extracurricular activities, leadership, work ethic, application/essay, and the applicant’s commitment to continued education. Deadline for the application process will be March 9, 2018. Title is linked to application.
Amount: $1,000 per scholarship.  The scholarship may be applied to tuition, room, or books.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Scholarships
The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of NATAS offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors, and to college juniors or seniors attending schools within the Lower Great Lakes Chapter region including: Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Bowling Green, Toledo, Lima and Mansfield, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Indianapolis, Bloomington, Muncie and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Students must plan to attend or currently attend a four-year college to pursue a career in the television industry.The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018. The application process is the same for all scholarships and is completed online through this website,



The following are scholarship services verified as best we are able. Please contact guidance with questions and remember:
Watch for scholarship scams and beware:
1. Any offers that want cash up front
2. Any that offer or require a "free seminar" or like activity
3. Any that are time-sensitive in terms of "1st come 1st served"
4. Any sweeping or unreasonable claims

The following four scholarship services suggested by The Ohio State University

BigFuture Scholarship Search


Goodcall Scholarship Service is a Scholarship Service that is attached to universities we deal with regularly and endorsed by reputable, major sources. I communicated with them and all services seem legitimate. Title is linked to web site.

Student Scholarships at
Shawnee Guidance Department gets scores of mailings regarding scholarships and funding for college. The above web site is a research and hub for many scholarships nationwide. Per my research it is a legitimate, sound, tested web site...including a review by U.S.News. That said, we have little direct experience with it. Please use at your own risk and contact us with feedback if it proves unwieldy or invalid. Remember to watch for scholarship scams and beware:
1. Any offers that want cash up front
2. Any that offer or require a "free seminar" or like activity
3. Any that are time-sensitive in terms of "1st come 1st served"
4. Any sweeping or unreasonable claims