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Ohio Scholarships

Ohio is often referred to as The Buckeye State. For no explicable reason, it often serves as a sociocultural bell-weather for the rest of the nation, helping to decide presidential elections and other matters of national importance. Weird, isn't it?

There are 13 state universities in the Ohio higher education system, providing education to over 400,000 students. These include such well-known institutions as Bowling Green State University, Kent State University and Ohio State University.

But its not all about large universities in Ohio, the state features many smaller, more intimate settings for pursuing your education. We're talking about well-regarded liberal arts colleges such as Denison University, Antioch College, Hiram College and the College of Wooster.

Potential degree candidates pursuing college scholarship in Ohio will encounter a host of possibilities. There are need-based and merit-based scholarships as well as funding opportunities for individuals pursuing vocational education in traditionally under-served fields.

To learn more about all of the possibilities of college scholarships in Ohio, just click on any of the links below.

Rosa Hartsook Endowed Scholarship

One scholarship for a resident enrolled in a graduate educational program in Ohio who is a registered occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant who is doing graduate study in a field related to occupational therapy in an Ohio University. Scholarship amount TBD.

MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Midwest section states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Scholarship Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

What is it? The Ohio Board of Regents administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that should be completed) who are enrolled at Ohio public university main campuses (not regional campuses or community colleges), Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private, for-profit institutions. Who is Eligible? Ohio residents in a 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. How do I apply? Students apply for OCOG benefits by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Is there a deadline? The application deadline is October 1 of each year.

Department President's Scholarship

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio awards one scholarship of $1,500 and one scholarship of $1,000 annually for students preparing to enter his or her freshman year of college. The applicant must be a veteran or a direct descendant of an honorably discharged veteran.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

What is it? The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program 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. Who is eligible? To receive War Orphans Scholarship benefits, a student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study and pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree at an eligible Ohio college or university. Ohio residency is required. Applicants must be under the age of 25. How much aid is available? Scholarship benefits cover a portion of instructional and general fee charges at two and four-year public institutions and a portion of these charges at eligible private colleges and universities. How do I apply? Application is made to the Ohio Board of Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department. Where do I get an application? Check website for a copy of the application. Applications are also available from the Ohio Board of Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department, high school guidance offices, veterans service offices, and college Financial Aid Offices. Is there a deadline? The application deadline is July 1 of each year.

Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund

What is it? This program provides tuition assistance to the children and spouses of peace officers, fire fighters and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty, anywhere in the United States. It also provides assistance to the children and spouses of a member of the armed services of the US, who has been killed in the line of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or a combat zone designated by the President of the United States. The child is only eligible for this program if he/she is not eligible for the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship. Who is Eligible? Recipients must be Ohio residents. Can I enroll part-time? Recipients may enroll for full-time or part-time study at any participating Ohio post-secondary institution. How long are the benefits good for? Eligibility is for ten semesters or 15 quarters (up to five years or until a bachelor's degree is obtained). This includes terms that you use benefits and are not enrolled full-time.

Lloyd A. Chacey, P.E. Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria - for ALL Scholarships (exceptions noted) *3.0 minimum grade point average (A=4) *Minimum SAT (Math=600, Reading or Composition=500) or ACT (Math=29, English=25) *Citizen of the U.S. & permanent resident of Ohio $2,000/year Renewable for one year. One chosen each year. Lloyd established this scholarship to help future engineers to be the crowning tribute of a lifetime of service. It is hoped that recipients of this grant will feel inspired and challenged to initiate the selfless giving to the engineering profession and humankind exemplified by Lloyd A. Chacey, P.E. The scholarship is to be applied to the student's tuition, fees and other educational expenses. Please note: Criteria in addition to "General Criteria" include the following: * Be a son, daughter, brother, sister, niece, nephew, spouse or grandchild of a current member of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers or so related to a deceased member who was in good standing at the time of his or her death. Student members are not considered OSPE members for purposes of awarding this scholarship. * Be enrolled full-time at an Ohio college or university in a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or its equivalent. * Will achieve junior status at the end of the academic year in which the application is submitted. Junior status is defined as meaning the applicant can complete requirements for the degree in two more academic years progressing at a normal rate. Co-op students who meet these criteria are eligible. Applicants will be evaluated on "General Criteria" as well as activities/leadership/work experiences, membership and activity in professional and technical societies, honors won, and an evaluation by the engineering college dean or department chairman. Financial need will be considered as a deciding factor in case of a tie.

Accountancy Board of Ohio Education Assistance Program

The Board has an education assistance program for students who can demonstrate financial need. The program is designed to reimburse tuition expenses for the fifth year of study required for CPA certification in Ohio. No funds can be paid if a student already qualifies for admission to the CPA examination. The Board sends grant payments directly to the college or university. To see if you qualify for tuition reimbursement assistance, please consult the education assistance checklist. There are two stages to the program: (1) education assistance commitment, and (2) education assistance grant. The requirements for the commitment are: Completion of the Commitment Application. Completion of at least 60 semester college credits as recorded by official transcript(s). Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information. Since the Board requirement for CPA certification is not a graduate degree, graduate students must also submit parents' income and assets. If a student is approved for a commitment, the requirements for the grant are: Completion of the Grant Application. Completion of at least 120 semester college credits as recorded by official transcript(s). Submission of the invoice from the college or university for the upcoming term for which the student wishes to receive grant funds. Submission of the class schedule from the college or university for the upcoming term for which the student wishes to received grant funds. NOTE: The grant is normally prorated over two semesters or three quarters. If the grant extends for more than one term, the grades from the prior term are required in order to receive a subsequent grant payment. Part-time students are eligible for a partial grant based upon the classes scheduled for the term.

Ohio State University/Motorsports Team/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Student Eligibility: Incoming (first year or transfer) students. Undergraduate scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of demonstrated potential to contribute to the success of Ohio State's motorsports teams. Prior participation in successful team efforts, technical aptitude, leadership potential, and a solid record are all important elements in the selection process. Terms: Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded.

University of Toledo/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Student Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen to the College of Engineering who are citizens of the United States. Terms: One $1,000 scholarship is being offered. For admission information, please contact: The University of Toledo, Office of Admissions, 2801 West Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606 or call 1-800-5TOLEDO.

Wright State University/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Student Eligibility: This merit scholarship is for a freshman in any program in the College and will be awarded on basis of scholarship and achievement. Applicant may also be considered for other university scholarships based on merit and achievement. Terms: One $1,000 freshman nonrenewable scholarship will be offered.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

Helen Hedges and Golda Hedges Memorial Scholarship

Esther Strickland established this fund to make a lasting and significant contribution for student members of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Please contact the Education Committee of the First Presbyterian Church, 222 N. Broad St. Lancaster.

Johns Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available through the generosity of the Jennie L. Johns family for Amanda Clearcreek graduates and is awarded through the local Amanda-Clearcreek Alumni Association. Please see guidance counselor for application and requirements.

Edward N. Sands Scholarship

The Trustees of the Ed Sands fund encourage residents of Liberty Union-Thurston school district who feel they have a financial need to apply. They must be attending an Ohio tax supported institution of higher learning.Applications for this scholarship are available at the Liberty Union Guidance Office.

Chad Welch Memorial Scholarship

As a memorial to Chad Welch, a scholar-athlete at Liberty-Union, thisscholarship honors students who have excelled in athletics and academics at Liberty Union. Include in your application your athletic participation at Liberty Union and the years of involvement in each sport. (List sports & years of involvement).

John Morrow Music Boosters Scholarship

Established in 1998 and formerly known as the Pickerington Music Boosters Scholarship, the Music Boosters will select participants in the Pickerington Music program to further their post-secondary education in the area of music.NO APPLICATION.

William W. Bolsen Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarships for graduates of the Ohio State School for the Blind who wish to work toward a degree from a technical, 2year or 4 year college.

Amelia Fickel and Glenn Moodie Scholarship

For graduates of Perry-Southern Local School District. Special consideration given to graduates who are residents of the former New Straitsville School District. Selection shall be based on financial need. May be awarded for a four year, two year vocational or technical college education.

ames B. simmons

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a college opportunity for a student who has shown high academic potential. This award is $1,500.00, non-restrictive, renewable for four (4) years, and may be matched annually. Consideration requirements are a GPA of 3.0 or higher, 4 years of English, 3 years of mathematics and science, and 2 years of social studies and foreign language.

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