HHS Scholarships

Listed below will be scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2023, as they become available. 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 college by the college due date 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. 

Transcripts can be requested via Parchment, search your school email for emails from Parchment to create your account. Make sure to use a personal email address, when creating your account, so you always have access. If you need a paper copy of your transcript and do not have access to a printer, email Ms. Kennedy at jordan_k@hlsd.us or Mrs. Pauley at katie_p@hlsd.us


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. Must be available for a late February interview for the top 3 finalist. All application must be submitted online by noon on January 31, 2023 

Navy ROTC Scholarship ProgramThis scholarship must be used at an NROTC college, individuals who receive this award are committing to military service after college with the Navy or Marine Corp. Deadline is January 31, 2023 (but should be completed earlier to complete all needed material).

Ohio Township Association ScholarshipsFive $1500 scholarships are awarded annually. Three types of scholarships are offered. Academic Achievement (2): For a student who excels academically. To qualify, a student must have a cumulative “B” average and at least a 22 ACT or 1000 SAT. Local Government Achievement (2): For a student who demonstrates outstanding citizenship through service and participation in community activities. Trade School Scholarship (1): For an excellent student who is choosing to attend a vocational or trade school. To qualify, a student must have a cumulative “B” average and complete the scholarship questionnaire. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Consolidated Cooperative Scholarshipsthis 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. See all rules here. Typed applications must be completed and returned to the co-op’s office at 5255 SR 95 PO BOX 111 Mount Gilead, OH 43334. Deadline: February 6, 2023.

Marion Community Foundation ScholarshipsMarion 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: Kathy Dixon Memorial Scholarship, John T. Gordon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship, Charles L. Hastings Memorial Scholarship, Marguerite Marcelin Hastings Memorial Scholarship, Marion Elks Lodge No. 32 Scholarship, Harper-Stuckley MTC Scholarship, John F. Kreis Memorial Scholarship. Deadline: February 15, 2023 at noon.

Scholarships for Military Childrenthere 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 and whose parent(s) are serving, or have served, in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. See linked website for information and rules. Deadline: February 15, 2023 11:59PM PST.

Engineers Foundation of Ohio ScholarshipsScholarships are offered to students who have been admitted to engineering programs approved by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), and who seek financial assistance to pursue this education. The scholarships are administered by the Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO), a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the advancement of engineering education in cooperation with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-OH). To be eligible for these scholarships, a student must meet all of the following criteria:  be a graduating high school senior,  have at least a 3.0 (A=4.0) grade point average,  meet the minimum SAT (Math=600, Reading or Composition=500) or ACT (Math=29, English=25). Additional criteria is specified for some scholarships. Please read each description carefully. Deadline Extended: February 15, 2023 by 5:00pm. 

Junior Achievement Scholarship & Employment-Readiness Grant–  JA has opened their annual college scholarship and employment-readiness grant application process. JA is looking for applications from students with a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher who will be: attending a 4-year accredited college, attending a 2- year accredited college, attending a trade school, enrolling in an apprenticeship program, or entering a full-time employment opportunity that comes with job-related start-up expenses (like uniforms, equipment, tools, etc.). JA wants to help inspire and prepare young people to succeed in our economy and recognize that success looks different to everyone. Deadline: Friday, February 24th. Questions can be directed to Jenn Scheeser atjenn.scheeser@ja.org. 

Wright Patterson’s Officers’ Spouses Club ScholarshipThe Wright Paterson’s Officers’ Spouses’ Club is awarding scholarships to honor and aid military dependent children of officer and enlisted military members in our area who exemplify excellence in the classroom and in their local community. Deadline: February 28, 2023.

The Columbus Foundation Scholarshipsonline scholarship portal offering over 100 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 is completed via the general application. Deadline: to apply for the online general application is March 1, 2023 by 5:00pm. Please note each scholarship may have its own deadline to be aware of out of the more than 100 potential scholarship opportunities.

Fishburn Family Scholarship Fundthis 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 Fishburn 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: March 1, 2023 by 5:00PM.

Knox County Foundation Scholarshipsover 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 if you live in Knox county or another county, when you apply for the Phil Burghard or Pauline Riel scholarship through the foundation. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Pauline S. Riel Scholarship FundThe Pauline S. Riel Scholarship Fund was established in October 2003. Scholarships are awarded to residents of Knox or Morrow Counties who have graduated from Highland, Mount Gilead or Mount Vernon High Schools and are pursuing a career in education. 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 of the Riel family based on nominations from each of the qualifying school systems. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

Phil Burghard Memorial Scholarship FundThe Phil Burghard Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2004 with memorial contributions. The Scholarship is awarded to a student who has been active as a varsity athlete at Highland High School, and who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary technical school, with preference to students pursuing the building trades. The award is made to students who possess exemplary personal qualities and positive attitudes, as did the scholarship’s namesake, a member of the Highland High School Class of 1987. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

Holli Anne Bunnell Memorial Scholarship FundThe Holli Anne Bunnell Scholarship Fund was created May 11, 2015 with memorial contributions totaling $3,750 in Holli’s name. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors or former graduates whose permanent residence is within Knox, Richland, or Morrow county and have a physician-confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy or other seizure disorder. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Foundation ScholarshipThe 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. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

Flavorful Futures Scholarship– The Sparkling Ice® Flavorful Futures Scholarship program is now accepting applications. Follow your dreams and fund your flavorful future with a $5,000 scholarship that can be applied to any trade, vocational, or academic 2-year or 4-year program. The Flavorful Futures Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are pursuing higher education and using their passion to add flavor in their communities and beyond. Select one of the designated focus pillars, or create your own. Tell us how the pillar reflects your passion and how a scholarship can help you achieve your goals for the future. Application deadline is March 1, 2023 at 12:59am. 

Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Foundation, Inc. Scholarships– The OAGC Foundation Scholarships are an annual one-time grant of an amount not less than $1000 paid from OAGC Foundation investment earnings. Recipient must choose an accredited college or technical school beyond the high school level which offers courses leading to a career in the fields of horticulture, conservation, nature and beautification, landscape design, landscape contracting, commercial florist or floral arts. The amount of scholarship will be given directly to the recipient to use for tuition, fees, books and related supplies. A Proof of Use document, accompanied by receipts, must be submitted to the OAGC Foundation by the prescribed time. Application deadline is March 15, 2023. 

Area Agency on Aging Scholarshipthese scholarships are 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 in aging. Deadline: online application must be completed by March 17th, 2023.

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation ScholarshipsThe 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, but many are March 31, 2023. 

Ben & Helen Swank ScholarshipDr. 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 scholarship 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: March 31, 2023. 

Scholarship Databases

Going Merry– state and national scholarships. Deadlines vary.

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

Top 175+ Scholarships for College– Comprehensive list of over 175 scholarships with various due dates and requirements. Deadlines vary. 

 National Student Scholarships– Several national scholarships. Deadlines vary. 

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