Midmark Technical Scholarship
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Midmark Corporation is proud to offer a Technical Scholarship in the amount of $20,000. This scholarship will be paid out over four years and awarded to one qualified high school student upon graduation.

- Graduating high school senior from Darke, Miami, Mercer, Auglaize or Shelby county high schools
- Must be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at an accredited four your college or university in one of the following areas:
     * Mechanical Engineering
     * Electrical Engineering
     * Computer Engineering
     * Industrial Engineering
     * Computer Information Systems
- Commit to a work obligation after college graduation with Midmark Corporation
- Commit to summer employment while completing degree
Midmark Technical Scholarship Application
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.
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation are pleased to announce our scholarship program targeted at students pursuing careers in the crude oil and natural gas industry. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of $1,000 per year and can be renewed for up to four years.
Wayne HealthCare Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The scholarship is an award presented to a Darke County, Ohio graduate or graduating senior seeking a healthcare certification, degree or advanced degree enrolling in or currently enrolled/attending in a college, university or vocational school with a major in Healthcare or Human Health Sciences. The amount of the scholarship is up to a maximum of $1,000. This is non-renewable, but a new application may be submitted annually and considered based on the Foundation budget as new applicants will be considered on a prioritized scale.
WHC Foundation Scholarship Application
Wright-Patterson Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Applicants must live within 100 miles of Wright-Patterson AFB and also must be a bona fide dependent of:
     * an active duty U.S. military member or full-time reservist currently assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, or
     * a retired military member residing within 100 miles of Wright-Patterson AFB, or
     * a deployed, deceased, POW or MIA U.S. military member, or
     * an active duty international military member currently assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB
WPOSC Scholarship Flyer
WPOSC Scholarship Eligibility Guidelines
WPOSC Scholarship Application
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
The Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for the Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by the Ohio Wildlife Officers' Lodge 143 of the Fraternal Order of Police and Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club of Preble County. To receive the $1,000 scholarship, applicants must be Ohio residents who have, or will graduate from an accredited high school, or, any person who is or will be enrolled in an accredited college, pursuing a career in the field of law enforcement or natural resources.
The Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship News Release
The Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship Application
Darke County Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Seniors from the class of 2019 who attend a Darke County high school or are home-schooled in Darke County may apply for scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. (New this year - students may live outside Darke County and attend a Darke County high school.) Application deadline is March 31, 2019. Students planning to attend a 4-year college, 2-year college, or shorter vocational program are encouraged to apply. By filling out one general application, seniors are eligible for about $160,000 in awards.

Students must complete and submit the application online at www.darkecountyfoundation.org/scholarshipinformation.  The following criteria is considered, not necessarily in this order: grade point average, ACT score, activities, financial need, and essay. ACT score is not required if desired school does not require it. Provisional recipients will be announced at each high school’s graduation. Scholarship money will be disbursed following the student’s first semester in college, providing the student earns at least a 2.75 grade point average.
Darke County Retired Teachers' Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019
The DCRTA Scholarship is available to any Darke County High School graduate going into the education field. Each Applicant must be a full time high school student expecting to graduate by June 2019 and must have been accepted by a college of education program as a full time student working toward a Bachelors Degree in Education.
Darke County Retired Teachers' Association Scholarship Application
Lefeld Industrial & Welding Supplies Scholarship for Skilled Trades Metalworking
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Two $1,000 scholarship grants will be awarded each year for graduating students from all high schools in Mercer County, Darke County or Auglaize County High Schools affiliated with Tri-Star. Applicant must use this grant for skilled training in a metal working occupation. Stronger award consideration will be given to students enrolled in welding, precision machining or Industrial Tech classes.
Lefeld Industrial & Welding Supplies Scholarship Application
Light Foundation Darke County Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2019
A minimum of two (2) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.00 each. More scholarships may be given at the sole discretion of The Light Foundation. Applicants must be from Darke County, Ohio in order to be eligible.
2019 Light Foundation Darke County Scholarship Application
Pitsburg Lions Club Scholarship
Deadline: April 5, 2019
As in investment in the future, the Pitsburg Lions Club is offering a scholarship to anyone in the Franklin Monroe graduating class who wants to further his or her education at a college, technical or trade school. The amount of the scholarship and number of scholarships will depend on funds available at the time.
Pitsburg Lions Club Scholarship Application
The William D. Squires Scholarship
Deadline: April 5, 2019
The William D. Squires Educational Foundation is a small private family foundation that was created in 1999 with the sole purpose of helping high school students in Ohio follow their dreams. The William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily a financial need based scholarship. The award is $4,000 per year and is renewable up to three additional years for a total of $16,000! Fifteen scholarships will be awarded to the Class of 2019 and there is no fee to apply.
The William D. Squires Scholarship
LEADS! Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 12, 2019
The Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools is once again offering our 2019 LEADS! Scholarship Program for Ohio and Michigan high school seniors graduating in Spring 2019. This year we are offering over 185 scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 and exceeding a total of $268,000.
OMACCS Scholarships
Dayton Power & Light and Vectren Energy Leadership Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) and Vectren present the Energy Leadership Scholarship, to be awarded to three students within their service territory. These three $1,000 scholarships will be granted for post-secondary tuition and expenses to deserving students who have demonstrated outstanding energy leadership, knowledge and interest in continuing their studies to prepare for a career in a STEM-related field. Eligible students must be pursuing a 4-year degree, 2-year degree or advanced training program. Scholarships will be facilitated by Ohio Energy Project, a non-profit energy education organization.
DP&L and Vectren Energy Leadership Scholarship Application
Community Blood Center/Vectren Lead the Way Scholarship
Deadline: April 20, 2019
The CBC/Vectren Lead the Way Creative Scholarship Program awards $1,000 in college tuition assistance to five graduating, college-bound seniors whose high school hosts a CBC blood drive. To be eligible the applicant must be a graduating, college-bound senior with a minimum 2.5 grade point average and provide high school transcript.

The scholarship challenge is to imagine you are in charge of recruiting donors for your high school blood drive.  You must create a theme for the blood drive and state the theme with a single appealing, clever and concise campaign slogan. You must explain the theme in a brief essay (limit 200 words) that answers the question: “Why do you believe your theme will encourage and inspire your classmates to donate blood?”

You must also express the theme in an original, artistic and creative marketing campaign. You may choose conventional marketing/recruitment tools, or experiment with more innovative and improvisational concepts.
Darke Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2019
Applications are being accepted for the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) college scholarship. These $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students graduating from high school this spring.
Darke SWCD Scholarship Flyer
Darke SWCD Scholarship Cover Letter
Darke SWCD Scholarship Details
Darke SWCD Scholarship Applicant Information
Darke SWCD Scholarship Application
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2019
A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).
Sinclair College Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
Priority Deadline: June 30, 2019   |   General Deadline: first day of fall semester
The Choose Ohio First scholarship is not based on financial need and is not refundable. Amounts are awarded based on the student meeting eligibility criteria and availability of funds.
Choose Ohio First Scholarship Application
Scholarship Opportunities
** This list was last updated in February 2019. 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:
General Scholarship Search Engines

Ohio Means Jobs - Scholarship Search (you don't have to create an account!)
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:  www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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 family’s 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 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/home.