Listed below are scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2021. Please click on each link for details and deadlines.
Please keep in mind, your college of attendance will be where you will receive scholarship funds through merit-based scholarships, need based scholarships, grants and work study opportunities. It is your responsibility to ensure your completed applications are in to your colleges by the college due dates to be considered for their scholarships and awards. These vary by college, however many of those deadlines occur as early as November 1st. You can find them by searching merit scholarships or financial aid deadlines on college websites. You should contact financial aid at the college you plan on attending to inquire about scholarship opportunities and ways to reduce your total college cost.
Dick O'Keefe Memorial Scholarship-this scholarship is offered by the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District to honor the memory of Mr. O'Keefe. Applicant must be a Delaware resident or surrounding county with a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in agriculture or natural resources. Applications must be mailed or emailed and received no later than April 12, 2021 to the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District.
(Added 2/26/2021) Morrow Co. Assoc. of Business Women Requirements and Morrow Co. Assoc. of Business Women Scholarship -this scholarship is open to female seniors with plans to pursue post-secondary education including vocational training. You must have a college or school acceptance letter prior to applying. Must include application, transcript, and completed essay. Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Meier by April 15th, 2021.
(Added 2/23/2021) Lubrication Specialties Science Entrepreneurship Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any HHS senior that is pursuing post-secondary education opportunities to pursue an assocaites or bachelors degree in the following fields. Must plan on pursing a degree in science, marketing, business or any other entrepreneurship degree. Must have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. You must submit a 500 word essay along with your future plans and degree you are pursuing. Please list your Cumulative GPA. Application must be mailed in time to be received by Lubrication Specialties by April 16, 2021. Please mail to Lubrication Specialties ATTN: Scholarship Committee 3975 Morrow Meadows Drive Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
(Added 3/14/2021) Highland Athletic Boosters Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any Highland senior that participated in high school sports while at Highland that plans on attending a post-secondary education program upon graduating. Application must be turned into Mrs. Meier in the guidance office no later than Friday, April 16th, 2021.
(Added 3/14/2021)Highland Education Association Scholarship-this scholarship is open to any Highland senior that plans to further their education after high school. Completed applications must be turned into Mrs. Meier in the guidance office no later than Friday, April 16th, 2021.
(Added 3/14/2021) Highland Elementary Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any Highland senior that attended Highland Elementary school. You must have an acceptance letter from a two or four year college to be eligible. Please turn essay into Mrs. Meier in the guidance office no later than Friday, April 16th, 2021. Please make sure your name and the name of the scholarship is at the beginning of your essay.
(Added 3/19/2021) Kiwanis Letter to Seniors plus Kiwanis Application 1 plus Kiwanis Application 2 -this scholarship is open to any senior planning on attending posts secondary education. Five winners from Morrow County schools will be chosen. Completed application, essay, two letters of recommendation and your high school transcript must be included. You must complete both applications above. Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Meier by April 16, 2021. Mrs. Meier will attach a transcript for you.
(Added 3/1/2021) Morrow County Township Association Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any Morrow County senior who plans on continuing their education in any post-secondary education program. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30th, 2021. Mail to MCTA Scholarship P.O. Box 417 Mount Gilead, OH 43338
(Added 3/15/2021) Ryder Steck Memorial Scholarship-this scholarship is given in honor of Ryder Steck. It is available to any HHS senior graduating in 2021. To be eligible, you must have participated in a HS sport, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above as well as a plan to attend post-secondary education in the fall. Applications must be postmarked and mailed to the Steck family no later than April 30, 2021.
(Added 4/4/2021) Herb Adkins Memorial Scholarship- this $1,000 scholarship is available for any HHS student who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to those students entering the Agriculture field or who has been involved in the FFA program throughout high school. Essay must be submitted to Mrs. Meier in the guidance office no later than April 30th, 2021.
(Added 4/6/2021) Marengo Memorial Post 710 American Legion Scholarship -this scholarship is available to any Highland senior pursuing post secondary educational opportunities. Priority will be given to famlies whose parents were in the military or families with a military background. The deadline to apply is no later than April 30th. Applications must be postmarked and received by the Legion by the April 30th deadline. Applications must be mailed to the American Legion at Marengo Memorial Post 710 Scholarship Committe, The American Legion, PO Box 77 Marengo, OH 43334
(Added 4/8/2021) Gene M. Adkins Memorial Scholarship Guidelines and Gene M Adkins Scholarship Application-this scholarship is available to any HHS senior planning on pursuing post secondary education. Applicant must be a varsity letter winner, must demonstrate hard work and dedication as well as outstanding character and leadership. Completed scholarship application and essay must be submitted to Mrs. Meier in the guidance office no later than April 30th, 2021.
(Added 3/29/2021) Benton Mahan Art Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any HHS student who plans on continuing their art education after graduation. Essay must be submitted to Mrs. Meier in guidance by May 1st, 2020.
Fastweb National Scholarship Search-Fastweb is a reputable site for searching and applying for scholarships on a national level. Deadlines vary.
175+ National Scholarships-comprehensive list of over 175 schoalrships with various due dates and requirements. Deadlines vary.
Voice of Democracy Scholarship and Voice of Democracy Rules and Eligibility- this scholarship is open to 9th-12th graders and involves entering an essay contest on Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned? Entries must be submitted to your local VFW Post: Steven Montell, Commander VFW Post 8054 4960 OH-61 Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Completed applications must be turned in to the VFW by October 31, 2020.
University of Northwestern Ohio $500 Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior that attends UNOH and participates in the Virtual Open House tour on October 30th, 31st or November 1st. Students may also take advantage of live chat opportunities available through UNOH
The Hagan Scholarship-The Hagan Scholarship Foundation is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship that provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters in addition to managing and keeping a Schwab Brokerage Account and Study Abroad opportunities. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2020. Deadline has been extended to December 1st, 2020!
National Student Scholarships-several national scholarships listed with various deadlines through December, 2020.
National Scholarship Opportunities-several other national scholarships with various deadlines through December, 2020
Ohio JCI Senate C&E Foundation Scholarship-this scholarship is open to all seniors through the Ohio Jaycees Foundation. Scholarships are given based upon merit or need. Deadline to apply is January 22, 2021. Applications must be mailed to the Ohio Jaycees prior to the application deadline. Applications may be sent to Melissa Schnipke #70590 Ohio JCI Scholarship Chairman 24030 Road Q Fort Jennings, OH 45844.
The Ohio Township Association Scholarship Program-this scholarship is available to any student planning on attending a 2 or 4 year Ohio college in the Fall 2021 that lives in a township in Ohio. There are two different scholarships available. You must apply for each scholarship separately. Township Meeting Verification Form. You may find meetings by using the List of Morrow County Township Trustees in addition to completing the Ohio Township Scholarship Application Deadline to apply is January 28, 2021 online.
John H. McConnell Scholarship Columbus Blue Jackets-this scholarship is open to any Central Ohio senior planning to attend a two or four year college. Seniors applying must be goal oriented, have a commitment to serve others, possess strong leadership qualities and have a passion for improving others lives. Deadline to apply online is January 29, 2021.
Area Agency on Aging Scholarship-this scholarship is open to any student planning on attending a two or four year college, technical school or program furthering their education in the areas of Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Sciences, Dietetics or Gerontology or Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, LPN, Pharmacy Technician, STNA or a related field. Deadline to apply is February 1st, 2021 online.
Consolidated Cooperative Scholarship Rules and application Consolidated Cooperative Scholarship Application-this scholarship is open to seniors who have a parent/guardian receiving services from Consolidated Cooperatives lines and a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.5. Typed applications must be completed and returned to the co-op's office at 5255 SR 95 PO BOX 111 Mount Gilead, OH 43334 no later than Monday, February 1st, 2021.
Scholarships for Military Children-there are over 500 scholarships of $2,000 or more available to students who possess a valid (not expired) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173) and whose parent(s) are serving, or have served, in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. Application Link Deadline to apply for these schoalrships is no later than February 17, 2021.
Marion Community Foundation Scholarships-Marion Community Foundation provides over 100 scholarships to Marion Area students as well as surrounding counties and TRCC students. Please look through the list of scholarships to see if you qualify. A few that you may qualify for include: John T. Gordon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship, Jerry Hamilton Memorial Scholarship, Harper-Stuckley MTC Scholarship, Charles L. Hastings Memorial Scholarship, Marguerite Marcelin Hastings Memorial Scholarship, John F. Kreis Memorial Scholarship, Marion Elks Lodge No. 32 Scholarship. Deadline to apply for any scholarship through the Marion Community Foundation is February 25 at 12:00 pm.
AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship-this $1,000 scholarship is open to any senior who once served as a member of the AAA School Safety Patrol program. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 26, 2021 and submitted to AAA Ohio Auto Club, ATTN: Kellie O'Riordan 90 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. Worthington, OH 43085
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships-The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to administer scholarships on behalf of agricultural partners and families who wish to support future generations and help assure a well-qualified and professional agricultural workforce in Ohio while supporting farming communities. Collectively, these programs will award over $50,000 in 2021, each featuring awards from $500 to over $3000. In addition, some county Farm Bureaus have their own scholarship programs. Visit ofbf.org/counties to access the county websites for more information. Deadlines for these scholarships vary. Many deadlines are February 28, 2021, however these may vary at the county level.
Bill and Helen Swank Scholarship-Dr. C. William Swank helped Ohio Farm Bureau grow into the advocacy organization it is today, all the while keeping the economic and social well being of farm families top of mind. This scholarhsip is presented in his honor. Applicants must be an Ohio resident and the applicant or parent must be Ohio Farm Bureau members. Special consideration given for graduates of Explore Ag or State Fair ambassadors or interns. PLEASE NOTE – there is no autosave feature to this application. Please write your essay before beginning this form and have all of your documentation required ready prior to beginning. Deadline to apply is Febraury 28, 2021.
Fishburn Family Scholarship Fund-this scholarship is available to any senior planning on pursuing a four-year degree full-time. Students must have a minimum 2.7 GPA. This scholarship is given on behalf of the Fishburn family as a way of honoring Karen and all of her hard work and dedication to Morrow County and its residents. This scholarship is involves several steps, please do not wait until the last minute to apply! Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2021. Deadline has been Extended until March 8th, 2021.
Columbus Foundation-online scholarship portal offering over 200 potential scholarships available to students. Applying through the online general application places you in the running for more than 90 potential scholarships. Fishburn Family Scholarship uses the general application. Deadline to apply for the online general application is March 1st, 2021. Please note each scholarship may have its own deadline to be aware of out of the more than 200 potential scholarship opportunities.
Pauline S. Riel Memorial Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior that is attending post-econdary education and is pursuing a degree in education from an accredited university or college. Candidates must demonstrate financial need as well as scholastic achievement or promise, combined with a record of participation in school, personal, or community activities. Students are recommended by a family member based on nominations from each of the qualifying school system. Applicant must be a graduate of Mount Vernon, Highland, or Mount Gilead High School. Applicant must major in Elementary/Intermediate or Secondary Education.To be eligible, you must apply through the Knox County Foundation by March 1st, 2021 Additionally, an essay explaining why you are deserving of this award must be turned in to Mrs. Meier by March 1st, 2021.
Phil Burghard Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is available who has been active as a varsity athlete and who will be enrolled in a post-secondary technical school or four-year college, with a preference to students pursuing the building trades. Ideally, the award should go to a student who possesses exemplary personal qualities and a positive attitude, as did the scholarship’s namesake, a member of the Highland High School Class of 1987. To be eligible, you must apply through the Knox County Foundation by March 1st, 2021. Additionally, an essay describing why you would like to be considered for this award must be turned in to Mrs. Meier in the guidance office by March 1st, 2021.
Knox County Foundation Scholarships-over 135+ scholarships are available to Mount Vernon and Knox County students. You must complete the online application to see if you qualify for any of the scholarships offered. * The Phil Burghard and Pauline Riel Scholarships are available to Highland students regardless as to if you live in Knox county. When you apply for the Phil Burghard or Pauline Riel scholarship through the foundation, you must also turn in an essay to Mrs. Meier in the guidance office by March 1st, 2021. The deadline to apply for all scholarships through the foundation is March 1st, 2021.
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program -The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a $1,000 scholarship renewable for up to four years available to any senior with a career goal in the natural gas or oil industry. Must be an Ohio student or attending an Ohio university with a minimum GPA of a 2.5 or higher. Applications must be mailed and received no later March 1, 2021.
Richard Van Horn Memorial Scholarship- this $1,000.00 scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Highland High School who will pursue a 1, 2 or 4 year program leading to a degree in the field of education. This scholarship is awarded by the scholarship committee including a member of the Van Horn family. Please turn in an essay as to why you would like to pursue a degree as an educator to Mrs. Meier in the guidance office no later than March 15, 2021.
Flavorful Futures Scholarship-this scholarship is open to any high scnool senior who has a minimum 2.5 GPA and intends to pursue a degree related to environmental studies. Deadline to apply is March 16th, 2021 online.
(Added 2/26/2021) Central Ohio Farmers Co-Op Tom Bostic Scholarship-this $1,500 scholarship is available to high school seniors entering the Agricultural or Ag-related field. Completed applications can be mailed to Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Inc. 751 E. Farming St. Marion, OH 43302. Applications must be received no later than March 26, 2021.
Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation-this scholarship is open to any student in Ohio planning to attend an accredited Ohio college or trade school who plans to have a career in the crude oil or natural gas industry or related field. Please see page one of application to see what fields are included for this scholarship. Applicants must complete the application as well as include two letters of recommendation from a teacher, employer or mentor. Students must write an essay consisting of 250-500 words along with a high school transcript with ACT/SAT scores and resume. Applications must be mailed and received no later than March 31, 2021.
(Added 2/16/2021) Doris Harris Memorial Scholarship-this $250 scholarship is available for a HHS senior planning on pursuing a 2 or 4 year college degree in the fall of 2021. Please complete the scholarship application and turn in to Mrs. Meier in the guidance office no later than April 1st, 2021.
(Added 3/1/2021) Morrow County Pork Producers Scholarship-this scholarship is available senior in Morrow County that is planning to attend a post-secondary education program. Preference will be given to those actively involved in the pork industry. Applications are due to the Morrow County Extension Office by April 1st, 2021. Address to apply is on application.
(Added 3/1/2021) Morrow County Cattlemen's Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any Morrow County senior that has experience or a background in showing beef projects at the fair. Applications must be in the hands of committee members by April 1st, 2021. Applications can be mailed to MCCA Scholarship 6891 Twp. Rd. 45 Mansfield, OH 44904.