Listed below are scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2020. Please click on each link for details and deadlines.    

Steve Ruhl Memorial Scholarship--this schoalrship is offered through the Morrow Soil and Water Conversation District. Seniors majoring in environmental issues, agriculture or education are eligible.Must be a resident of Morrow County. Completed application, reference letters, official transcript, and if possible, a picture of yourself must be received at the Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District office by March 27, 2020.

DON MCGINNIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-this scholarship is available to any senior pursuing a degree in Agriculture or Environmental Science. Completed application along with transcript must be received at the Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District office by Friday, March 27, 2020. 

Robert Wuertz Jr. Memorial Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior pursuing a degree in an Agriculture or Mechanical course of study.  Completed application along with transcript must be received at the Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District office by Friday, March 27, 2020.

Down Home Farms Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior pursuing a degree in a Natural Resources, Environmental or Agriculture course of study. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of a 2.5. Completed application along with transcript must be received at the Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District office by Friday, March 27, 2020.

Morrow County Cattlemen's Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior that has shown cattle in the fair and been active with 4H. Application, two or more letters of recommendation and counselor recommendation sheet must be received by the MCCA committee by March 30, 2020.

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. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

Future Nurse Leadership Scholarship-this scholarship is available to students planning on pursuing their BSN in Nursing for the fall 2020 semester. Completed application must be received no later than April 14, 2020 to the agency providing the scholarship.

The Vaughn Weister Music Scholarship-the Knox County Foundation is offering a $3,000 scholarship for any senior residing in Knox County who intends to study music at the college level. Students must submit a one page letter summarizing your musical experience and goals as well as a letter of recommendation from a music instructor along with an audio file containing 2-3 minutes of a solo performance. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

ODH Anti-Vaping Contest-the Ohio Department of Health is giving away over $10,000 in scholarship money for winning students who create an original 25-45 second anti-vaping video. All guidelines must be followed for videos to be accepting for judging. Submissions must be received by April 15, 2020

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. You can email completed applications, mail completed application to Highland High School  1300 State Route 314 Marengo, OH 43334 ATTN: Mrs. Meier or you may call the school and arrange a drop off time when a staff member will be present. As a condition of receiving the award, winners must attend a meeting May 7th, 2020 at the Ag Credit Bldg in Mt. Gilead-this may change due to the Coronavirus. 

Mt. Gilead Kiwanis Scholarship-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. Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Meier by April 16, 2020. You can email completed applications, mail completed application to Highland High School  1300 State Route 314 Marengo, OH 43334 ATTN: Mrs. Meier or you may call the school and arrange a drop off time when a staff member will be present. 

Highland Education Association Scholarship-this scholarship is open to any Highland senior that plans to further their education after high school. Applications must be emailed to Derek Bower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 17th, 2020.

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. Applications must be emailed to Derek Bower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 17th, 2020. 

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 in essay by email to Mr. Winkelfoos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, April 17th, 2020. Put scholarship as the subject line when emailing Mr. Winkelfoos your scholarship essay.

Ryder Steck Memorial Scholarship-this scholarship is given in honor of Ryder. It is available to any HHS senior. Must have participated in HS sports, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above as well as post-secondary plans. Applications must be postmarked and mailed to the Steck family no later than April 30, 2020.

Marion Technical College Scholarships-these scholarships are available for any student planning on attending Marion Technical College. Please see the link for requirements and available scholarships. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.

Capital Auto Auction Scholarship- undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2020. Winners will be announced August 30, 2020.

More Scholarship Opportunities (National)-Individual National Scholarships. Deadlines range from January, 2020-June, 2020

Fastweb National Scholarship Search-Fastweb is a reputable site for searching and applying for scholarships on a national level. Deadlines vary.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any student in grades 9-12. You must submit a 3-5 minute audio essay on the topic "What Makes America Great." Audio essay and entry form must be received by the local VFW Post Commander by October 31, 2019.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation-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, 2019.

BGSU Science & Math ACTION Scholarship -This scholarship is available to seniors applying to BGSU with an interest in teaching either (a) middle school science and math (grades 4-9), (b) high school science, or (c) high school mathematics. Students may receive up to $4,000 for their first year of college with yearly increases. Deadline to Apply is January 15, 2020

JCI Senate Scholarship-this scholarship is available to all graduating high school seniors in the United States. Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship and reside in the state of Ohio. Deadline to apply is January 24, 2020.

ESA Scholarships-The ESA Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. You do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and the application process is 100% online. It is free to create an account, however there is a $5.00 processing fee for each scholarship you apply for. There are 50 scholarships available to Ohio students. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020

Consolidated Cooperative Scholarship Instructions-Consolidated Cooperative Scholarship Application-this scholarship is available to any student whose parent/guardian is a permanent residential electrical coop member. Applicants must have a GPa of 3.5 or higher. Applications must be typed and must include an official transcript, guidance signature as well as a teacher letter of recommendation. Deadline to apply is Monday, February 3, 2020. Finalists must be available to interview April 15, 2020.

AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior that once served as a member of the AAA School Safety Patrol. Students must complete the enclosed application form, a 500+ word double spaced essay, school transcript as well as a letter of recommendation. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 28, 2020.

Marion Community Foundation-The Marion Community Foundation offers several scholarships to Morrow County and Marion County residents including the Charles and Marguerite Hastings Scholarships, John T. Gordon Memorial Scholarship, Eagle Scout Scholarship, John F. Kreis Memorial Scholarship for students attending TRCC and the Marion Elks Lodge No. 32 Scholarship along with several possible others. Please scroll through the list of available scholarships to see if you qualify and apply through the Marion Foundation. The deadline to apply for all of these scholarships is February 28th, 2020.

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 somewhat in-depth, please do not wait until the last minute to apply! Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2020.

The Columbus Foundation-online scholarship of over 200 potential scholarships available to students. Applying through the online general application gives access to more than 70 scholarships. Deadline to apply for the online general application is March 1st, 2020. Each scholarship may have its own deadline to be aware of.

Knox County Foundation Scholarships-over 125 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. If you apply for the Phil Burghard or Pauline Riel scholarship through the foundation, you must also turn in an essay to Mrs. Meier by March 10th, 2020.  The deadline to apply for all other schoalrships through the foundation is March 1st, 2020.

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program-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 a resume. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

North Central State College Scholarship-Foundation scholarships through North Central State College. The foundation provides more than 100 scholarships to students each year. Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2020.

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. To be eligible, you must apply through the Knox County Foundation by March 1st. Additionally, an essay explaining why you are deserving of this award must be turned in to Mrs. Meier by March 15th.

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. Additionally, an essay describing why you would like to be considered for this award must be turned in to Mrs. Meier by March 15th.

Richard Van Horn Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is available to any Highland Student that will be attending post-secondary education to pursue a degree in the field of education. 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, 2020.

Central Ohio Farmers Co-Op Tom Bostic Scholarship-this schoalrship is available to any senior pursuing an Agriculture related degree. This scholarship will award $1500 to the award recipient. Application, essay and reference letters must be submitted together. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

 

      

Phil Burghard Scholarship 2019-This scholarship is available to any Highland Senior varsity athlete that will be attending a technical school and preferably going into the area of Building Trades. This scholarship must be turned into Mrs. Meier by February 20th. Deadline is extended until 2/25 due to weather

Pauline Riel Scholarship-This scholarship is available to any senior that is pursuing a career in education at an accredited college. This scholarship must be turned into Mrs. Meier by February 20th. Deadline is extended until 2/25 due to weather

 AAA School Safety Patrol -AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant is for any student who once participated in the AAA Safety Patrol program. Applicants must complete the enclosed application and a 500 word essay. Deadline to apply is February 22, 2019

Area Agency on Aging-Two $2,000 scholarships for any senior that has achieved Sophomore status and is pursuing a degree in a field that will benefit the aging or disabled population including: Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Diabetics or Gerontology. Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019

Marion Community Foundation-

Richard Van Horn Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is available to any Highland senior that will be attending post-secondary education to pursue degree in the field of education. Please turn in an essay explaining why you would like to pursue a degree as an educator to Mrs. Meier by March 1st

Fishburn Family Scholarship-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. Deadline to apply is March 1st

Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County Scholarships-over 125 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. If you apply for the Phil Burghard or Pauline Riel scholarship through the foundation, you must also turn in an essay to Mrs. Meier by February 20th.  The deadline to apply for all other schoalrships through the foundation is March 1st, 2019.

Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation-This scholarship is available to any student planning a career in the crude oil and natural gas industry or related field. Must be planning on attending an Ohio university or Ohio technical or trade school. Deadline to apply is March 15th.

Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is given to honor the memory of Wildlife Officer/Field Supervisor Larry A. Hart. This scholarship is available to seniors pursuing a career in the filed of law enforcement and/or protection or maneagement of natural resources. Deadline to apply is March 15th.

Morrow County Dairy Association Scholarship-This scholaship is available to any senior pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science or Consumer Science. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA at time of application. Deadline to apply is March 31.

American Legion Post 710 Scholarship-this scholarship is open to any senior pursuing post-secondary education. Preference will be given to students whose families have a military background. Deadline is March 31.

Junior Brandum Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is available to any senior that is planning on majoring in any Agriculture field of study. Prefer students who have been in FFA at least two years or have been involved in the fair booth. Deadline to apply is April 1.

Herb Adkins Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is available to any HHS senior that has a background in agriculture or has been involved in FFA throughout high school. This scholarship is due to Mrs. Meier by April 1st.

Doris Harris Memorial Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior pursuing post-secondary education. Application is due to Mrs. Meier by       April 1st.

Added 3/8/19-Morrow County Cattlemen's Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any Highland senior pursuing a post-secondary education. Preference will be givento students whose parents own and operate an active beef farm. Application deadline is April 1st.

Added 3/8/19-Morrow County Pork Producer's Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any Highland senior entering a post-secondary degree program. Preference will be given to those students who are actively involved in the pork industry. Application deadline is April 5th.

Added 3/25/19-Cardington Yutaka Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior attending a two or four year college majoring in an enginnering-related major (automotive, electrical, electronic, environmental, industrial or mechanical) that has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please follow instructions carefully as there are several parts (essay, application, report card, awards). Deadline to apply is April 5th.

Added 3/8/19-Del. Soil & Water Dick O'Keefe Memorial Scholarship-available to a Delaware County senior pursuing a degree in agriculture or natural resources. Deadline to apply April 12th, 2019.

Added 3/15/19-Benton Mahan Art Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior pursuing post secondary education in art. Application is due to     Mrs. Meier by April 15th.

Added 3/15/19-Marengo High School Alumni Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior that has had family members that graduated from Marengo High School. Application is due to Mrs. Meier by April 15th.

Added 3/29/19-Morrow County Association of Business Women-this scholarship is open to any senior female that plans to pursue further education or vocational training after high school graduation. Application is due to Mrs. Meier by April 15th.

Added 3/29/19-Building the Future Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior entering a post-seondary school or appreticeship program in a construction related trade/major by the fall of 2019. Applications are due by April 26th, 2019.

Added 3/8/19-Ryder Steck Scholarship-this scholarship is given in honor of Ryder. It is available to any HHS senior. Must have participated in HS sports, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above as well as post-secondary plans. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

Added 3/15/19-MCTA Scholarship-$500 scholarship offered to a senior who resides in Morrow County. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to continue his/her education at any form of post-secondary institution. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

Added 3/8/19-Highland Education Association-this scholarship is available to any HHS senior. Application is due to Mrs. Meier by May 1st.

Added 3/29/19-HHS Class of 1976 Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any senior that is planning on pursuing post-secondary education in the fall of 2019. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and must follow the complete application process. Application is due to Mrs. Meier by May 1st.

Added 3/8/19-Highland Athletic Booster's Scholarship-this scholarship is available to any Highland senior that played a sport through Highland. Applications due to Mr. Delaney or emailed Mr. Bower This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 3rd.

Added 4/30/19-Gene Adkins Memorial Scholarship guidelinesGene Adkins Application-this scholarship is available to any senior varsity athlete that demonstrates hard work, dedication, outstanding leadership and character. Application is due to Mrs. Meier on May 9th or before.

Added 4/30/19-Highland Elementary Scholarship--this scholarship is available to any senior that attended Highland Elementary. Application is due to Mrs. Meier on May 9th or before.

Added 4/22/19-Lubrication Specialties Scholarship-$1,000 scholarship available to any senior with a 3.0 GPa or higher . You must be pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree in science, marketing, business or other entrepreneurial degree. Application is due to Lubrication Specialties by May 10th.

Added 411/19-Consolidated Cooperative Scholarship-$500 scholarship. This scholarship is open to seniors whose parents are a co-op member. Seniors and a parent must attend their annual meeting on May 18th from 8am-11am. Seniors will register at the registration table and a winner will be drawn during the meeting. 

National Scholarship Opportunities-please see link for various National Scholarship Opportunities and deadlines.

More National Scholarship Opportunities-additional National Scholarship Opportunities you may pursue with deadlines listed.