AXA Achievement Scholarship
Deadline: December 14, 2018
The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner's school.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
Deadline: December 14, 2018
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools and within their communities.

Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.
Burger King Scholars Program
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Created in memory of BURGER KING Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.
Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2018
The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad 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.
Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2018
The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise. You have invested many hours in the world of Final Fantasy, and now you have the opportunity for Final Fantasy to invest in your world!
CrossLites Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The CrossLites Scholarship Contest is open to High School, College, and Graduate School students. As an applicant you will write a reflective essay (400-600 words) based on one of Dr. Parkerís quotes or messages. Applicants will be competing against students of their level. You may enter only one essay per application a year, into the contest.
Harris Poll Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. and 13 years of older at the time of entry.
Imagine America Scholarships
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship!
Overachievers Student Grant
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The 2018 $50,000 G2 Overachievers Grant will be awarded by Pilot Pen to one exceptional individual who goes beyond their everyday jobs and responsibilities to give back to their community and improve the lives of others. Entrants will need to submit 1,000 to 2,500 handwritten words expressing how they or someone they know is overachieving in this way. Submissions for the G2 Overachievers Grant will be accepted until December 31st, 2018.
Scholar Points Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico, at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the U.S.
Thiel Fellowship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year, $100,000.00 grant for young people who want to build new things instead of sit in a classroom.
VIP Voice $5,000 Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a United States citizen, currently enrolled in college or high school, and at least 13 years of age or older.
MIT THINK Scholars Program
Deadline: January 1, 2019
The THINK Scholars Program is an educational outreach initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students. The program is run by a team of undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sponsored by technology companies and educational organizations. The program is open to all high school students residing in the United States. Students apply to the program by submitting a proposal for any novel science, technology, or engineering idea.

For the 2019 program, we will select up to six finalists, all of whom will receive an all expenses paid trip to MIT, as well as mentorship and funding for the projects. After the completion of the projects, three of the winning participants will receive additional scholarships.
GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 4, 2019
Honoring the legacy and character of our nationís 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years - up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.
Ohio JCI Senate Charitable and Education Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 11, 2019
This scholarship is for all graduating Ohio seniors that plan on attending any accredited school
Ohio JCI Senate Charitable and Education Foundation Scholarship Application
United States JCI Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: January 11, 2019
Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipientís choice.
The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program
Deadline: January 12, 2019
The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program (ASP) is intended to recruit, provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding incoming freshmen. The Ohio Sate University Alumni Assocation coordinates the program, with the support of the local alumni club, the offices of Admissions and Undergraduate Financial Aid and the Office of University Development.
The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program Application
Engineers Foundation of Ohio Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2019
The scholarships are sponsored by the Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO) in conjunction with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).
EFO Scholarship Brochure
EFO Scholarship Application
Darke Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Scholarship for Children of Members Application 2019
Darke Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship for Children of Members Application 2019
Edison State Community College Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Submit the Edison State Scholarship Application to be considered for any of the 30+ scholarships offered through the Edison Foundation and Edison State Community College.
Rumpke Darke County Scholarship
Deadline: March 8, 2019
Graduating seniors in Darke County, Ohio pursuing a two or four year degree at an accredited institution after graduation are eligible.
Rumpke Darke County Scholarship 2019 Application
Scholarship Opportunities
** This list was last updated in December 2018. It will be updated throughout the year as more local and national scholarships become available.

Below you will find links to College/University specific Scholarships:
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Specific Scholarships **

FAFSA, Grants, Loans, etc.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Students can begin filling out the FAFSA on October 1st and 2016 tax information will be used to fill out the financial information section of the FAFSA.
Before beginning the FAFSA, students and one parent/guardian should register for a FSA ID. This can be done at any time! The FSA ID permits students and parents/guardians to electronically sign FAFSA documents, access personal records, and make binding legal obligations.
To obtain a FSA ID and complete the FAFSA, use only this web address: DO NOT use any other web address!!
FM will be hosting a FAFSA night on November 8th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Sinclair Community College will have associates here to help parents and students complete the FAFSA. More information will be sent home about this as we get closer to the date.
Institutional Grants: There are other grants in addition to federal aid. Colleges provide institutional grants to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Other institutional grants, known as merit awards or merit scholarships, are awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Some merit awards are offered only to students whose families demonstrate financial need, while others are awarded without regard to a familyís finances. Some grants come with special privileges or obligations. You will want to find out about the types of grants awarded by each college you are considering.
Loans: Unlike grants or work study, loans are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest. These are real loans- just like car loans or mortgages. Students cannot have these loans cancelled because they do not like the education they receive or because they are having financial difficulty. These loans are a serious obligation, so students need to think about the amount that must be repaid over the years before taking out a loan. There are several different types of loans such as Federal Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans. More information about these loans can be found at