Scholarships

Please note: If a link is broken or says Page Cannot be Displayed, simply copy and paste the address from under the Scholarship Name or type the address in the browser bar. If all else fails, do a search of the scholarship name.

While receiving some scholarships may adjust your financial aid award from your chosen institution, many of the scholarships listed on this page, especially the locally awarded scholarships, are issued directly to the student. This makes the funds available for expenses beyond tuition. The Guidance office staff strongly suggests you apply for any scholarship for which you qualify..

The Guidance Office does their best to verify that all scholarships are legitimate but the new rush of online only scholarships makes this difficult. Please use caution when providing personal information. If in doubt ask the Guidance Office and we will help investigate as best we can.

Deadline 10/24/2020

(OAASFEP) Ohio Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs Scholarship: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3GGyoiunPjpk7LnpNDZcmeGTuG06QIGcVZ9YrKsaoQ_UGbgm
Eligibility: Submit application, transcript, and three letters of recommendation, including aletter from a principal or faulty member, an OAASFEP member (LDC Nichol Honaker nichol.honaker@fortfrye.org) , and a non-family member. Application and further details available on link above.
Amount: 1 @ $2,500 and 3 @ $1,000
Submit Application: Online at above link. Supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded with application.

Deadline 10/25/2020

Horatio Alger National Scholarship: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
Eligibility: Enrolled ful-time as a high school senior in the US, on track to graduate in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the US no later than the fall following graduation. $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required. Extracurricular (sports and community service a plus), 2.0+ GPA, US citizen.
Amount:106 @ $25,000
Submit Application: By above deadline. "An online application is available at the link above. Per the scholarship site: "This form must be filled out online. Faxes, emails, or letters will not be accepted."

Deadline 10/30/2020

Jack Kent Cook Foundation: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/
Eligibility: Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2019. Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021. 3.5+ GPA. SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 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 anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
Amount: Varies by applicant. However, funding is available for up to four years (Up to $40,000 per year).
Submit Application: Online using the Common App by the above deadline. Important additional details are available on the web page. Please read carefully

US Bank Scholarship Program:https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html
Eligibility: Scholarship program is open and offered to legal residents of the 50 United States (except FL and NY) and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) who are at least 13 years or older, and current undergraduate students enrolled by September 1, 2017 at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. college or university . Winners will be selected at random. Click here for additional details.
Amount: 1 @ $20,00 1 @ $10,000 3 @ $5,000
Submit Application: By the above deadline on the website above. Strictly an on-line application.

Deadline 10/31/2020

Cocoa Cola Scholars Foundation: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Eligibility: Current High Schol/ome schooled students attending a school inon of the 50 U.S. States, Purerto Rico, or select DoD schools who will graduate high school during the 2020-2021 academic school year. U.S. Citizens (not a temprary resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian ENtrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility. Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Additional details available on web page.
Amount: 150 @ $20,000
Submit Application: Online at above link

Local Awards Available - Patriots Pen: https://www.vfw.org
Eligibility: Students in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th. Write a 300 to 400 word typwritten essay on this years theme. Additional details on the website above (scroll down to see information on Power of the Pen), or click here to download and print the application form.
Amount: Awards are given on a local, state and national level from a pool of $54,000.
Submit Application: Click here for a copy of the local VFW information

Local Awards Available - Voice of Democracy: https://www.vfw.org
Eligibility: Students in grades 9-12, enrolled in high school or home study program in the US. Write and record an original 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or flash drive.
Amount: Awards are given on a local, state and national level from a pool of $54,000.
Submit Application: Click here for a copy of the local VFW information. Click here for a printable copy of the application.

Deadline 11/1/2020

Electric: Mobile Device IT Innovation: https://www.electric.ai/mobile-device-innovation
Eligibility: Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us about your great idea for a solution that could help the world with our ever-expanding usage of mobile devices and our collective needs to manage, secure, use and improve them. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. Additional details available on link above.
Amount: $1,000
Submit Application: Online by the above deadline

Deadline 11/2/2020

Elks Emergency Grant: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/EEFGrants.cfm
Eligibility: The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education.
Amount: up to $4,000
Submit Application: All applications—new and renewal—must be submitted to the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office in Chicago. Upon receipt of the application, our office will contact the parent’s or step-parent’s Elks Lodge to verify membership information.
If you or someone you know qualifies for the Emergency Educational Grant, please contact our office to request a copy of the application. Please call 773/755-4732 or email scholarship@elks.org to request an application.

Deadline 11/5/2020

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
Eligibility: The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants do NOT need to be related to a member of the Elks. Students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis in a U.S. College or University. See the FAQ section of the Elk's page or the FFHS Guidance Office for assistance.
Amount: 500 four year scholarships ranging from $1,000-$12,500 per year
Submit Application:The application is completely on line this year. There is a counselor form that has to be completed.

Deadline 11/10/2020

NASSP Prudential Spirit of Community Award: http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit
Eligibility: Students in grades 5-12 as of November 3 and a legal resident of the US or the District of Columbia. Engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after 9/1/2018. Complete an application and submit to a school principal or the head of one of these officially designated local organizationsGirl Scout council, county 4-H organization, American Red Cross Chapter, or YMCA; or a Points of Light Global Network member by November 10, 2020.
Amount: Varies by level. State honorees receive $1,000 an engraved sliver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. in May to compete on the national level. National winners receive $5,000 an engraved gold medallion and other prizes including a $5,000 dontaion to the non-profit of their choice.
Submit Application: On-line by the above deadline at one of the links indicated. Click here to see informational flyer.

Deadline 11/30/2020

Local - Economic Roundtable Scholarship
Eligibility: Attending Mareitta College Fall of 2021, exluding currently enrolled college students. Three letters of recommendation, essay of not more than one page discussion your involvement in your community, your volunteer work, and your post-secondary education plans. This is a separate scholarship from the Settlers Bank scholarship.
Amount: $2,000 renwable for 3 more years ($8,000 total)
Submit Application: By above date to address on application or online.
Download the Roundtable Scholarship Application

McCann Systems STEM Scholarship: https://www.mccannsystems.com/2020-mccann-systems-scholarship/
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. 200 word essay describing why applicant should receive the scholarship.
Amount: $1,000
Submit Application: Online at the above link by the indicated deadline.

Local - Economic Roundtable Scholarship
Eligibility: Attending Mareitta College Fall of 2021, exluding currently enrolled college students. Three letters of recommendation, essay of not more than one page discussion your involvement in your community, your volunteer work, and your post-secondary education plans. This is a separate scholarship from the Economic Roundable Scholarship above.
Amount: $2,000 renwable for 3 more years $8,000 total
Submit Application: By above date to address on application or online.
Download the Roundtable Scholarship Application

Deadline 12/11/2020

The Hagan Scholarship: https://haganscholarships.org/
Eligibility: Attend an eligible high school (FFHS qualfies), 3.75+GPA, top 20% or higher class rank, must enroll in an eligible 4 year college or university the fall after graduation, MUST work 240 hours in the year prior to the start of each year of college, FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500, must apply for eligible state and federal grants, must not have been convicted of a felony. Click here for a brochure with additional information.
Amount: Up to $6,000 each semester
Submit Application: Applicant must create an account on the above website and submit required apllication and information there.

Deadline 12/20/2020

Dirk Derreck Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
Eligibility: The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. 600 word maximum essay. Details on link above.
Amount: $1,000
Submit Application: Online by the above deadline on the provided link.

Deadline 12/31/2020

AFSCME Family Scholarship: http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afscme-family-scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member. At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institutuion or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution. Have taken the SAT or the ACT. Additional documentation is requiered to apply, please check instructions carefully.
Amount: 10 @ $2,000 renewable up to four years
Submit Application: Application (click on the link above, copies available in the college room) and all supporting documentation must be postmarked by the above date to: AFSCME Family Scholarship Program, Attention: AFSCME Advantage, 1625 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Click here to download the AFSCME Family Scholarship

Deadline 1/6/2020

Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarship/
Eligibility: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. Minimum Eligibility Requirements include: current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status , or a recent graduate (since spring 2012), plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall, 3.5+GPA, demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant, have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution. Please note: Additional important details and application tools are available at the above link. Please read carefully.
Amount: 85 scholarships of up to $40,000
Submit Application: The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship application is now available in the Common App for Transfer.

Deadline 1/22/2021

Ohio JCI Senate Foundation: www.usjcisenate.org
Eligibility: Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who are U.S. Citizens graduating from Ohio Accredited schools, and plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. There are two categories for consideration: 1. Academic Based (assessment more strongly weighted on GPA) 2. Need based (assessment more strongly weighted on financial statelment) . There is one appplication, students will check the category they want to be conisdered for. Additional details available on application.
Amount: Up to 25 @ $1,000 with an opportunity to advance to national consideration
Submit Application: Postmarked by above date to address on application
Click here to download the Ohio JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Form

 

Deadline 1/31/2020

AFSCME Union Plus Scholarship: www.unionplus.org
Eligibility: 3.0+ GPA,Parent or Guardian an AFSCME member for 1 year, academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor considered. NEW for 2018 - Isaiah's Award applicant's for Isaiah's Award must have a special conection to the foster care systm, and wil be aksed in their application
Amount: $500 to $4,000 students may re-apply each year
Submit Application: Online

 

Deadline 3/1/2021

Local - Battle at the Fort: No website to link
Eligibility: Fort Frye senior who participates in community service/volunteerism activities. Please fill out and and submit both the Battle at the Fort Application and the Community Service/Volunteerism form.
Amount: Varies. Previous awards totaled $3,000
Submit Application: Postmarked by above deadline to address on application.

Battle at the Fort Letter and Application
Battle at the Fort Community Service/Volunteerism Grid

Local - Parkersburg Area Community Foundation: www.pacfwv.com
Eligibility: Will vary see web site or documents in the College Resource Room for details
Amount: Varies typeically between $500 and $1,000
Submit Application:Applications submitted online by above deadline
Note from the Foundation: A username and password must be created to apply. Do Not Lose This, it is difficult and atime sonsuming toreset and could affect your application deadline.

These scholarships will open in December.
Click here to view information on scholarships in general and the PACF scholarship process
Click here to view a student tip sheet on scholarships in general and the PACF scholarships

Deadline 4/21/2021

Delventhal Law Office Scholarship: https://delventhal-law.com/practice-areas/fort-wayne-car-accident-attorney/#scholarship-application
Eligibility: This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2021. 3.0+GPA. A transcript must be attached for application for consideration. Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
Amount: $1,000
Submit Application: Online by the above deadline on the provided link.

Variable Deadlines

Discover Business Scholarships: https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/business-degree-scholarships/   
Elgibility: Planning to major in business or a business realted field. There is a variety of scholarships listed on this site. Each has it's own due date and eligbility guidelines.
Amount: Varies by scholarship
Submit Application: Guidelines outlined on each individual scholarship.

Early Childhood Educations Scholarships: https://teachearlychildhood.org/scholarships/
Eligibility: There is a variety of scholarships listed on this site. Each has it's own due date and eligibility guidelines.
Amout: Varies by scholarship
Submit Application: Guidlines outlined on each individual scholarship.

No Set Deadline

Imagine Americal Scolarships for Trade Schools in Ohio: https://www.imagine-america.org/high-school-scholarships-trade-schools-ohio/
Eligibility: Apply, be accepted to and attend the college that offers a specific scholarshp. Details vary be scholarship
Amount: Varies by school and scholarship
Submit Application: Contact the school of interest of an enrollment application and details about the scholarship process

National Guard Scholarship: https://www.nationalguard.com/tools/guard-scholarships
Eligibility: Two available: To receive one of these scholarships, you must be involved in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with a National Guard unit while in school, and have a letter of acceptance from a local Guard unit stating that they will accept you in an SMP status. Following graduation, cadets begin a new Military Service Obligation (MSO) contract and serve eight years in the Guard, which includes training.
Amount: Varies by award given details on web page.
Submit Application: See National Guard recuruiter

New Harvest Mission Service Scholarships: http://www.newharvestmission153.com/
Eligibility: 2.5+ GPA. Additional details available on web site
Amount: Scholarships range from $300 to $25,000
Submit Appliation: email mission@newharvestmission153.com for application and details

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP): https://www.ohiohighered.org/nealp
Eligibility: An applicant must: An applicant must: Complete a FAFSA and online NEALP Application and be an Ohio resident, be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, be enrolled in or be accepted for enrollment approved nurse education programs in Ohio colleges, universities, hospitals, or vocational schools, Not be in default or owe a refund to any Federal Financial Aid program, Maintain an academic record which places the student in good academic standings within the institution
Note: Due to limited funding available and the continued abundance of practicing LPNs, NEALP will once again make awards for the 2016-2017 academic year only to RN and nurse instructor candidates 
Amount:
annual award for most recent academic year was $1,500/year
Submit Application: At above link.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG): https://www.ohiohighered.org/ocog
Eligibility: Ohio residents in an associate’s degree, first bachelor’s degree, or nurse diploma program at an eligible Ohio or Pennsylvania institution with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 2190 or less and  a maximum household income of $75,000.
Amount: Varies by student
Submit Application: Complete the FAFSA.

Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund: https://www.ohiohighered.org/safety-officers-college-fund
Eligibility: Children or spouse of peace officer, fire fighter and certain other safety officers who were killed in the line-of-duty anywhere in the United States.
Amount: Varies
Submit Application: See site for details.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship: https://www.ohiohighered.org/ohio-war-orphans
Eligibility: Awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. Must be an Ohio resident, under the age of 25 and enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at an eligible Ohio college or university.
Amount: Varies
Submit Application: See Site for Details

Washington County Career Center Scholarships: http://www.mycareerschool.com/high-school-scholarships
Eligibility: 2.5+GPA, 90% or better attendance junior and senior years.
Amount: 30% of tuition cost at the Career enter Adult Technical Training.
Submit Application: To the address on the application
Click here to download application form.

Specific College's Individual Scholarships

Check the college website to which you are applying or check the Guidance Resource room file cabinet