AAA Ohio Auto Club Grant Award Program – This is a Grant Award Program for high school seniors who were once members of the School Safety Patrol. It awards $1000 grants and U.S. Savings Bonds. Applicants submit academic achievement, Safety Patrol experience, extracurricular activities, references and an essay. Visit www.aaaohio.com for information.
Allen County Bar Association – The Allen County Bar Association awards two $1000 scholarships to area high school seniors. Selection of recipients is based upon an essay.
Allen County Farm Bureau –In the past, two $500 scholarships are available for qualified students whose parents are members of the Allen County Farm Bureau.
Allen County Pork Producers – The Allen County Pork Producers make available a $500 scholarship opportunity to a student who is one of the following: the son or daughter of an Allen County Pork Producer, a 4-H or FFA member, a student with a swine project at the Allen County Fair. or a student who plans to attend an Agriculture College.
American Association of University Women - The Lima Branch of AAUW offers eight $1,000 scholarships for applicants who are female, residents of Allen County, graduates of an Allen County high school, and who plan to enroll in a program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree at an accredited university.
AXA Achievement Scholarship-Awards of $2,000-$25,000 are available to well-rounded students who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college, and who have respect for self, family, and community. Visit www.axa-achievement.com for information.
Big 33 Scholarship Foundation - This foundation awards numerous scholarships to students in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Academic achievement, community service, financial need, leadership, obstacles overcome, special talents, and unique endeavors are considered. The Big 33/Waste Management Scholarship is awarded to students who are involved in preserving the environment. You must visit www.big33.org to apply for the scholarships.
Burger King Scholars Program - Burger King sponsors a scholarship opportunity for students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, work at least 15 hours per week, and who have demonstrated financial need and participation in community service or extra-curricular activities.
Cargill Community Scholarships Program – The Cargill scholarship is changing. Visit www.cargill.com for applications and more information.
Charitable Italian American Organization (CIAO) of Allen County Scholarships – CIAO offers $1000 scholarships to area students annually regardless of race, creed or color. Selection criteria include academic achievement, participation in civic and religious functions, and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program – Two hundred fifty merit-based scholarships are awarded annually across the country. Fifty awards of $20,000 and two hundred awards of $10,000 are available. Selection criteria include demonstrated leadership in academics, school, community and civic activities, as well as personal character and the motivation to serve and succeed. Visit www.coca-colascholars.org for information.
Craft Scholarship Fund-The Allen County Board of Education sponsors a fund to provide low-interest loans to students. Recipients are chosen based on need, scholarship, leadership, and personal character.
(William and Pauline) Deisel Scholarship –A scholarship fund has been established for seniors graduating from a high school in Allen County. Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA to apply. Priority will be given to applicants participating in faith-based community service. Visit www.community-foundation.com for more information.
Eagles (George Wilson Memorial Scholarship) – The Fraternal Order of the Lima Eagles #370 will award two $1000 scholarships. (One for a male and one for a female) Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Winners will be chosen based on academics, activities, leadership, and community service.
Elk’s Association Education Grant – The Ohio Elks Association will be awarding a number of $1,000 grants to local students desiring to attend a career or technical institution. Bachelors or Graduate Degree Programs will not qualify.
Elks “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship ‑ $12,000 is being awarded to local seniors on the basis of academic achievement, school and community involvement, and financial need. Visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars for information.
Engineers Foundation of Ohio - In conjunction with the National Society of Professional Engineers, this foundation offers scholarships to seniors throughout the state of Ohio who desire a career in engineering. Criteria include a 3.0 GPA and a minimum SAT of 600/Math and 500/Reading or Composition or ACT of 29/Math and 25/English. Visit www.ohioengineer.com for more information.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship-Dependents of US military personnel who were killed or disabled in action may be eligible for scholarships. Visit www.fascholarship.com for more information.
Gardeners of Lima Scholarship-The Gardeners of Lima organization offers a scholarship for students in high school or college who are enrolled in horticulture, forestry, conservation, or environmental studies.
Gates Millennium Scholarships- There are a large number of scholarships available to students who are African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific American, or Hispanic. Students must have a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must be pursuing a major in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Education, or Library Sciences. Significant financial need is required to receive the award. Visit www.gmsp.orgfor more information.
(Steven J.) Gordon Leadership Award- Steven J. Gordon, a 1993 Shawnee High School graduate, has established a $5,000 scholarship to honor a graduating senior who has demonstrated a real commitment to making Shawnee High School a better place through leadership and participation in school activities. Applicants should have above average grades and a strong record of participation in a variety of school activities.
(Beatrice M.) Guyton Memorial Scholarship - This non - renewable scholarship is given in memory of Beatrice M. Guyton, a dedicated Social Studies teacher. She retired in 1967 after 39 years of teaching at SHS. The amount of the award is contingent upon the interest generated from the funds available in the account. Applicants must have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA by the end of their senior year.
Hauss - Helms Scholarship – This scholarship opportunity is available to seniors who are in the upper 50% of their class and residents of Allen or Auglaize County. It is based upon financial need and "financial hardship. Deadline is April 15. Visit www.hauss-helmsfoundation.org for information.
Horatio Alger Scholarship-The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist 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. A 2.0 GPA is required. Visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships for information.
Hy Ho Club Scholarships - Scholarships are available to African American students who are interested in attending a two or four-year institution. Students need to have earned a 2.5 or better grade point average.
Jeremy Hutchison Scholarship-A scholarship has been established in memory of Jeremy Hutchison. Jeremy and his father, Jeff, were killed in a plane crash on September 3rd, 2007. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Shawnee senior based on demonstrated need and personal character. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required.
Knights of Columbus Essay Contest-The Knights of Columbus in Delphos sponsors an essay contest on the topic of “Patriotism” each year.
Kohl’s Cares Scholarships- Kohl’s sponsors a scholarship competition each year with store, regional, and national winners earning up to $10,000. Visit www.kohlscorporation.com/communityrelations/scholarship for more information.
Lima and Allen County Medical Alliance Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship is given to a senior or recent graduate who plans to pursue a health career. Eligibility is based upon a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and financial need.
Lima Garden Club - The Lima Garden Club offers a $500 scholarship to one high school graduate who intends to pursue an education in the field of horticulture, botany, landscaping, or forestry.
Lima Memorial Hospital Auxiliary-Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to eligible persons entering health-related careers and one additional scholarship will be awarded to a student who planning to enter the nursing field. Selection is based on academic performance, health care interest, financial need and personal interviews. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA to apply.
Midwest Electric, Inc. and the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Scholarships - Seniors with a 3.0 or better grade point average, whose parents are consumers of Midwest Electric, are eligible to compete for scholarships. Visit www.buckeyepower.com or www.midwestrec.com for more information.
Miss Ohio Teen, Miss Teen Pageant, Miss West Central Ohio, Junior Miss Young Woman of the Year, Ohio Junior Miss, Miss Bronze – There are opportunities available each year for young women to earn scholarship monies through pageant competitions.
Monica Berger Teacher Education Scholarship-A scholarship was established in memory of Monica Berger, who was a teacher in the Shawnee Schools when she died in 2011. The scholarship is for a graduating senior who plans on being a teacher. Applicants must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA and the application includes an essay, statement of need, letters of recommendation, and a transcript. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Shawnee graduating senior each year.
Kathie Naab-Conwell Scholarship-A scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Kathie Naab, a long-time English teacher and student government advisor at Shawnee High School. One or more $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Shawnee seniors each year who have shown extraordinary interest in subjects taken in high school. Students must be nominated by teachers to be considered for this scholarship.
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – The Cleveland Regional Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will be offering three $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and pursue a career in television or areas related to television. More information is available at nataslgl.org
National Commission for Cooperative Education-This organization offers 175 merit co-op scholarships at a total value of $3.5 Million. Applicants must have GPA’s of 3.5 or higher and must be accepted at an NCCE Partner College. (This includes University of Toledo and University of Cincinnati among others) Applications and information are available on-line at www.co-op.edu.
National Federation of Independent Business Education Foundation Young Entrepreneur Awards-Scholarships are given to seniors who have started their own businesses or who have been active in Junior Achievement. Visit www.nfib.com/yef for information.
Northwest Ohio Youth Soccer Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship for soccer players is in memory of Robert Kumpe who was instrumental in bringing girls’ competitive soccer to the area. Visit www.nwoysl.org for more information.
Northwest Region Ohio School Boards Association Educational Book Grants- This organization offers four $500 book grants for students planning to major in teacher education at an Ohio University. Students must have 3.0 GPA’s.
Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) - The Ohio Board of Regents and The Ohio Board of Nursing provide financial aid to students enrolled in approved nurse education programs in Ohio schools. Visit www.ohiohighered.org/nealp for information.
Ohio Association for College Admissions Counseling Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship – Students who demonstrate financial need, have GPA’s of at least 3.0, plan to attend an Ohio college, and who demonstrate continued commitment to cultural diversity can apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Go to www.oacac.org for more information.
Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools Legislative Scholarships - The council grants 120 scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $15,000 for students planning to attend a Career College in Ohio. Applicants must have at least a “C” average, enroll in programs ranging in length from 24 weeks through two years, and be nominated by a state legislator. For more information visit www.ohiocareercolleges.org
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awards $1000 scholarships to eligible college bound seniors with a 2.5 GPA. Sixty per cent of the scholarship entry is judged on completion of an essay of a debatable topic. A student’s’ transcript is also considered. Go to www.oacdl.org/scholarships for more information.
Ohio Credit Union League (Western Buckeye Chapter) - Eight $500 scholarships are awarded in the area to seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary studies, including professional, vocational, and academic studies that are not limited to colleges and universities. An essay is required.
Ohio Newspapers Foundation Minority Scholarship - Three $1500 scholarships are available to minority high school seniors who plan to pursue a newspaper/journalism career at an Ohio college or university. Blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, or American Indians with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply for this award. Visit www.ohionews.org for information.
Ohio School Boards Association Black Caucus of School Board Members Stipend- Six $500 Stipends are available to graduating minority students planning to attend an Ohio college. Go to www.ohioschoolboards.org/ohio-black-caucus for more information.
Ohio State Alumni Scholars Program of Allen County (Go Bucks Scholarship) - The OSU Allen County Alumni Club awards merit scholarships to eligible Allen County seniors who apply to The Ohio State University (Lima or Columbus). Eligibility criteria include a class rank in the top 25% and school and community‑related involvement.
Ohio State University-Lima Campus Rudd Scholarships-Beginning with the 2005-06 academic year, three full scholarships and three half-tuition scholarships (all renewable) will be available each year to students from Allen and Auglaize Counties who will be attend the Lima Campus. Students must apply to the university, submit the FAFSA, and complete the Rudd Scholarship Essays as well as the Lima Campus Scholarship Application to qualify.
Ohio War Orphans Scholarship - Scholarships are available to the children of deceased or severely disabled war veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war conflict. Applicants must be attending an Ohio public‑assisted institution or an eligible nonprofit private institution. Visit www.ohiohighered.org/ohio-war-orphans for more information.
(Howard N. “Butch”) Pangle Memorial Scholarship-a fund has recently been established for residents of Allen County interested in pursuing post-secondary education in the field of law enforcement. Applicants must be of good moral character and maintain a “C” average or better.
PIANKO (Printing Industries Education Fund) – This association provides scholarship assistance to students interested in a graphic communications career, and pursuing coursework in print management, printing technology, or graphic arts at an accredited institution. Visit www.pianko.org/pief for information.
Ron Brown Scholar Program – This program honors the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce. While financially needy students receive precedence, the scholarship review committee places emphasis upon academic achievement and community service. It offers assistance to African American seniors. Ten $10,000 4-year renewable scholarships are awarded. Visit www.ronbrown.org for information.
ROTC Scholarships - A military obligation is required. Scholarships include four years of college tuition, fees, and an allowance. These are highly competitive.
SAE - The Society of Automotive Engineersoffers several scholarships to qualified students interested in the study of engineering and the related sciences. Applicants must enroll in an accredited engineering program. Some scholarships are for specific schools and others can be applied to any school. Visit www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm for information.
Shawnee Athletic Boosters Scholarship - The Shawnee Boosters Club provides scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement and have been actively involved in their school and community.
Shawnee Education Association Scholarship ‑ Two $500.00 non-renewable scholarships are granted by the SEA. One is given to an offspring of a Shawnee School District employee, and one is given to a Shawnee graduate who is a sophomore or junior in college planning a career in education.
Shawnee High School Parent Council” College Scholarship - The Parent Council awards a $500 scholarship to a student who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.2 and followed a college preparatory curriculum. Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds generated.
Shawnee Optimist Club Scholarships ‑ The Shawnee Optimists award scholarship money to eligible Shawnee high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5
Sigma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - This sorority makes available scholarships for African American students with a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher.
Simon Youth Foundation – The Simon Student Youth Foundation provides $1200 scholarships locally and higher amounts at the regional level. Winners will be chosen based on academic record, leadership, activities, and financial need. Applications can be picked up from the Lima Mall or by visiting the web site. Visit www.syf.org for information.
Soroptimist Club Violet Richardson Award-Cash awards are available for young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteer in the school and community.
Stolly Insurance SUCCEED Scholarship- Two $750 scholarships are being awarded to a “young business leader ” who is either in college or planning on going to college next year. Grades, extra-curricular activities, leadership, work ethic, and an essay will be used to select a winner. Information is also available at www.stolly.com
Time Warner Cable Scholarship- Scholarships will be awarded to children of Time-Warner customers. To qualify, students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average, be active in their community, and demonstrate financial need.
U.S. Bank Scholarship-The U.S. Bank offers up to 30 $1,000 scholarships to seniors planning to attend two or four-year colleges. Winners are chosen by random drawing. Visit usbank.com/studentbanking for more information.
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Voice of Democracy Program - Each fall, students in grades 9 – 12 can compete for scholarship money by writing, then recording, a 3-5 minute essay covering the year’s assigned patriotic theme.
Wendy’s High School Heisman-Seniors who have GPA’s of at least 3.0 and participate in at least one school sponsored sport can apply for award, scholarships and Wendy’s gift cards. Visit www.wendysheisman.com.
Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio - Scholarships are awarded annually to students of Welsh descent. Verification of Welsh descent must be shown.
(Adrian and Anne) Werst Scholarship- Scholarships are available to students whose fathers or grandfathers are. Or were at the time of their death, members in good standing of the 10th Masonic District. A 2.5 GPA is required.
William D. Squires Scholarships- A number of renewable scholarships of $3,000 are awarded to students graduating from Ohio high schools by the William D. Squires Education Foundation. Students must have a 3.2 GPA and demonstrate financial need. More information can be located at www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org
WTLW-TV Communications Scholarship-WTLW-TV is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student in the WTLW viewing area planning to major in communications. Areas include broadcast journalism, public relations, graphics design, print journalism, web design, photo journalism, business or corporate communications, or any type of mass media. The winner will be chosen on the basis of grades, extra-curricular activities.
Xavier University Scholarship for Shawnee High School Seniors-Two $500 Scholarships are available to Shawnee H.S. Seniors who plan to attend Xavier University. The scholarships are sponsored by Patrick and Kelly O’Connor. Patrick is a 1985 graduate of Shawnee High School and a 1989 Xavier University graduate. Kelly graduated from Laurelton Prep School in Connecticut and Xavier University in 1990. Students should see their counselors for more information.