Scholarships at two and four year colleges are awarded on a
competitive academic achievement basis, special talent, geographical residence,
and/or area of study. Academic scholarships consider the following when
selecting recipients: academic records, class rank, standardized test scores,
special talent, activities, honors awards, and recommendations. Financial aid
forms (FAFSA or CSS Profile) must be filed for scholarships based on need.
Colleges require students to apply for admission prior to being considered for
any scholarship, therefore early application is important!
Awards. The following guidelines apply to these awards.
considered for any need-based financial assistance, you must complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available in the guidance office.
The FAFSA collects information about your family's size, income, and (in some
cases) assets, and provides an estimate of what you and your family can
contribute toward the cost of your education.
The FAFSA will ask for
family income information from the from the prior calendar year as reported to
the Internal Revenue Service. Therefore, your family should complete federal
income tax forms as early as possible to meet the necessary deadlines. If you
cannot or wish not to file taxes early, you should plan to provide income
estimates and meet the FAFSA application deadline.
Submit the FAFSA
directly to the Central Processor listed on the form or file
electronically. The Central Processor
will analyze your FAFSA and send the results to colleges that you are applying.
This is a process which may take two to four weeks. Most colleges need to
receive your FAFSA results by February 15th, to ensure consideration for the
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work Study, individual colleges and grants,
and/or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. To
apply electronically, www.fafsa.ed.gov
Merit-based Awards. There is no separate scholarship
application for freshman scholarships at Ohio University. Everyone who applies
to Ohio University receives scholarship consideration. You are also required to
submit ACT/SAT scores and your high school transcript to the Office of
Admissions, and you must be admitted to the university to receive any award.
These requirements, which have to be met before a scholarship application can
be considered, must be received no later than February 1, 2005. For
additional scholarship listings refer to the Ohio University
website at www.ohiou.edu
SB 140 students must apply for admission using the freshman application.
You will receive this award if you have a score of 32-36 on
the ACT or 1400- 1600 on the SAT I and are projected to be in the top 20% your
high school class. This scholarship covers the cost of in-state tuition and is
renewable for three additional years of study.
JOHN NEWTON TEMPLETON
This scholarship is awarded to the most qualified incoming
minority freshmen. It covers the cost of in-state tuition and fees and is
renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study; 15 new
awards are funded each year.
You must have a score of 30-31 on the ACT or 1320-1390 and
be the valedictorian of your high school class to receive this award in the
amount of in-state tuition. This award is renewable for three additional years.
You must have a score of 30-31 on the ACT or 1320-1390 on
the SAT I and rank in the top 20% of your high school class(non-valedictorian)
to be considered for this award of $3,500. This award is renewable for three
You will receive $1,000 if you are the valedictorian of your
high school class, have a score of 29 or less on the ACT or 1310 or less on the
SAT I. This award is renewable.
Hundreds of endowed scholarships are available to Ohio
University students. While test scores are considered, these awards are often
based on financial need or require the recipient to be from a particular city
or county or to have graduated from a particular high school. The value of
these awards varies. No additional application is necessary, although to be
considered for some awards you must file a FAFSA.
OHIO UNIVERSITY HISTORY SCHOLARSHIPS
Awards are $500 to full tuition. Criteria: qualifying test
scores. Statewide American History Scholarship competition in the fall of the
year. Test is given at Athens High School.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
If you are a National Merit finalist and you named Ohio
University as your first choice, you are guaranteed scholarships totaling at
least $4,000 from Ohio University and/or the National Merit Scholarship
Corporation. This amount may include Ohio University scholarships (some of
which may be renewable), National Merit $2,000 scholarships,
corporate-sponsored merit scholarships, and endowed scholarships.
OTHER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS ACADEMIC
Amount: $2,205. Criteria: Highest school g.p.a. and ACT test
taken before December test date. Recipient must attend an Ohio institution on a
full time basis. Total: one, renewable. Applications available in the high
school guidance office or online email@example.com/sgs Deadline:
ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Competition begins on local level (Alexander, Athens and
Federal Hocking High Schools) among top two senior boys and top two senior
girls from each school. These students enter and compete in the District, State
and National competitions. Awards at these levels range from $1,000-$5,000.
There are two categories of scholarships; two-year vocational/technical and
four year college. Children of non Elks members may apply. See guidance
counselor for applications or contact local Elks. Deadline is
ATHENS ELKS BPOE #973 Dent Dailey SCHOLARSHIP
Amount: $1000. One year nonrenwable scholarship available to
any graduating senior of any high school in Athens county. For any four
year accredited college/university in U.S. Also for nonmembers. Separate
application in guidance office.
Amount: $200. Criteria: Academic achievement, community
service, a direct relative of a Vietnam ERA veteran, Athens County graduate.
Separate application in guidance office. Deadline: February.
OHIO RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE PROGRAM
Amount: $600 - $1,500. Criteria: Subscribers/users of
electrical service from Ohio Rural, one male and one female selected from each
compete for two scholarships. Separate application in guidance office.
OHIO STATE FIREMAN'S NURSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Amount: $700. Criteria: Applicants selected by accredited
Ohio nursing school. Applications in guidance office.
All branches provide comparable awards, programs and
BUREAU OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Amount: Varies. Criteria: Degree of disability, vocational
choice and location of school. Contact local RSC office or 1-800-282-4536.
Deadline: Begin several months prior to start of academic year.
RIO GRANDE TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIPS
Amount: Less than = tuition. 48 scholarships awarded on the
following criteria: rank in the top 20% of the graduating class, 3.0 minimum
g.p.a., and minimum ACT composite score of 20, attend Rio
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS
See high school advisor for details.
ATHENS MASONIC LODGE SCHOLARSHIP
Family member needs to have masonic affiliation. This
scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, and
outstanding character. Selected by Masonic Scholarship Committee. Contact
Athens Masonic Lodge for application.
Amount: Varies. Contact Cooperative Extension Office for
OHIO WAR ORPHANS SCHOLARSHIP
Parents deceased for any reason who served 90 days active
duty during wartime. Free tuition at public supported Ohio institutions or
$4,710 per year at private Ohio institutions. Applications available in high
school guidance office, veterans service offices and Ohio Board of
Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department. Deadline:
July 1 after graduation.
BEN MANLEY SCHOLARSHIP
The Ben Manley Scholarship is established by a former
employee of the Ohio Department of Transportation for children or grandchildren
of ODOT employees residing in Ohio's Sixth Congressional District, which
includes the townships of Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Guernsey, Lawrence,
Licking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry and Washington Counties.
Selection, based on academic achievement and financial need, is made by the Ben
Manley Scholarship Committee. Restricted to Ohio University.
ELEANOR GIFFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is established by the Episcopal Diocese of
Southern Ohio and by friends as a memorial to years of loyal service to
southern Ohio youth. Restricted to Athens, Meigs and Hocking county high school
graduates selected on the basis of leadership, academic record, and financial
need. Applications from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens and AHS
guidance office. Deadline: March 1.
OHIO NATIONAL GUARD TUITION GRANT
Individual enlists and finishes 6 years of duty of Ohio
National Guard. Students at public institutions receive 60 % of tuition or an
average at Ohio private institutions. Forms are available from the Ohio
National Guard, 614-336-7023.
DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF OHIO PEACE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS
Killed in the line of duty tuition waiver program. The
tuition is restricted. The award amount is equal to tuition at a public
institution or $3,900 in 2003 at a private institution.
ATHENS AMVETS POST #76
Amount: $2,000, $1,000, $500. Candidate must be the child,
step-child, or grandchild of a veteran. This scholarship is awarded on the
basis of academic achievement.
Selected by Amvets committee. Submit applications to Amvets Post # 76, P. O.
Box 5763, Athens, Ohio, 45701. Deadline: June.
ATHENS AMVETS POST #76 JAMES R. HARTLEY MEMORIAL
Amount: $2,000. Candidates must be child, step-child or
grandchild of a veteran. This scholarship is awarded to an Athens County
senior who has been accepted into degree program at Hocking College.
Sub applications to Amvets Post #76, P.O. Box 5763, Athens, Ohio 45701.
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP
Amount: $1,500 and $2,000. Legion members, direct
descendants of Legionnaires, and surviving spouses or children of deceased
U.S. military persons who died in active duty or of injuries received in active
duty. Contact scholarship committee at 614-268-7072. Deadline is March.
PAPA JOHN'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Amount: $1,000 (several, locally); one $10,000
(nationally). Criteria: 2.0 g.p.a. on a 4.0 scale, creative ability, community
involvement, overcome obstacles, life goals and interests, academic
achievement, demonstrated leadership, quality of character. Separate
application available in guidance office or Papa John's Pizza restaurant.
Deadline: January 31.
SAM WALTON COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
Amount: $1,000. Criteria: student must be a graduating high
school senior enrolling full-time in a 2 or 4 year accredited college in
the United States, have at least a 2.5 g.p.a. and have taken the ACT or
SAT. Separate application in a local Walmart store.
Deadline: February 1.
District Scholars is a tuition assistance offered to students
residing in the six counties in southeastern Ohio. Students need to maintain a
2.0 grade point average and take 12 quarter hours of classes each fall, winter
and spring quarter. This program is renewable for two years. Award amount:
$1,200 - full tuition. To apply for this program, students need to submit an
admission application, a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA), a
Hocking College Student Information Form, and a District Scholars application.
The Engineering Unique Full Tuition Scholarships are awarded in the
areas of Industrial Ceramics, Materials and Manufacturing, and Compressed Air
and Gas Systems. Students need to maintain a 2.0 grade point average and take
12 quarter hours of classes each fall, winter and spring quarter. These
scholarships are renewable. See admissions office for an application.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS
ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
Hocking College Foundation Scholarships are $300 - $500
awards given to first and second year students who maintain a 3.0 grade point
average. See the financial aid office for an application.
Scholarships are awarded by corporations in a specific technology or area. The
technologies and amounts vary. Please check the college bulletin for a
comprehensive listing. Award amounts: $300 - $1,800. See the financial office
for an application.
To be considered for one of these scholarships, you will need to
complete the Athens High School Scholarship Form, or separate scholarship form
if noted, and submit it by February 14, 2005 to the Guidance Office.
will then be forwarded to the appropriate scholarship committee of each
individual organization. They, in turn, will determine the recipient of the
Chauncey Dover High School Memorial Scholarship-
Amount:$1,000 Criteria: AHS graduate, resident of Dover Township for
the two years prior to graduation from AHS. Applicants will be evaluated on the
basis of academic promise and/or talent for further schooling in chosen field
of study. Schools for specialized career training as well as two-year and
four-year colleges will be considered. Donors will make selection based on
information which may be requested. Recipient will be invited as a guest to be
introduced at the Annual Chauncey-Dover High School Reunion. (Separate
application in guidance)
Amount:$500 Criteria: AHS graduate,
music major. Scholarship winner(s)
shall be selected by the Oversight Committee upon recommendation of the
Chairman of the AHS Music Department. The following list of criteria (not
all-inclusive) in order of preference is character, aptitude and need. When
all evaluation points are equal, preference will be given to a female
graduate. Complete AHS scholarship application. Deadline: February 14
J. Warren McClure Scholarship -
dependent upon the number of recipients and financial need. For two or
four-year colleges. Criteria: AHS graduate, Financial need, with academic
promise. Selection finalized by the McClure Foundation. AHS scholarship
application. Interview required. Deadline: February 14
CIVIC ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The following are scholarships given by local civic
organizations to graduating AHS senior. Complete an Athens High School
Scholarship Application or separate application, if noted.
Athens Rotary-Lawrence Worstell Scholarship
$1000-$2000 Criteria: AHS graduate, character, financial need and academic.
Designated for Ohio University. Interview required. Total: dependent on budget.
Separate application in guidance office. Deadline: March 1
Athens Downtown Kiwanis Club Scholarship
A service scholarship for any four year college. Criteria: college freshmen.
Total: dependent on budget. Complete Athens High School scholarship
application. Deadline: February 14
Athens Kiwanis Club Scholarship-
Amount: $500. A service scholarship. Total: dependent on budget.
Recipient is a member of the Athens High School Key Club and plans to attend a
college or university which has a Circle K Organization. Deadline: February 14
James and Martha Bratton Scholarship-
Awarded annually to a student planning to attend a four-year college or
technical school. The amount may vary but will not exceed $2,000 per year.
Applicants must be a member of any Christian Church of Athens County and must
have a grade point average of at least 2.5. Applications are available in the
guidance office. Deadline: March
Herman Humphry Scholarship -
Amount: $200 Must be a
relative of a person who attended or graduated from The Plains School System.
Must submit a brief resume giving background, relationship to person attending
school system and plans for future education. In addition, separate scholarship
application available in the guidance office. Deadline: May 1
Athens High School Merit Scholarship-
Criteeria: Athens High School graduate, based upon academic merit,
attending any four-year college. Selection made by student council
committee. Separate application available in the guidance office. Deadline:
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship-
Amount: $250. Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend
Ohio University and major in a health related field. Strong emphasis and
success in the science area will be primary criteria for the selection.
Separate application available in the guidance office. Deadline: April 1
Athens Education Association Scholarship-
Total: two. Criteria: AHS graduate, elementary or secondary education major,
academic promise and dedication to education. For any four-year college. The
student must complete an Athens High School Scholarship application and
separate essay. (See guidance office for topic) Deadline: February 14
McDonald's "Ray Kroc" Award-
Amount: $500 Total: one
Criteria: AHS graduate, freshman, financial need and academic promise.
Designated for Ohio University or Hocking College. Complete Athens High School
Scholarship application. Deadline: February 14
Athens High School Volunteer Service Center Scholarship-
Amount $500 Criteria: Athens High School graduate, minimum of 25 hours
volunteer service, attending any four-year college. Selection made by VSC
board. Separate application available in the guidance office. Deadline:
Ross Stube Memorial Scholarship-
Amount: varies Criteria:
graduate of Athens High School. This scholarship is in memory of
Ross Stube who passed away while he was a student at Athens High
School. Ross was a member of the Athens Marching Band, an avid
outdoorsman and a computer expert. Selection made by
Ed and Darlene Stube. Complete an Athens High School Scholarship application.
Deadline: February 14
Harry B. Crewson Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating senior
who plans to attend Ohio University. Criteria: Academic achievement, excellence
in community activity areas and/or special talent areas. Parents must be
members of Ohio University Employees' Credit Union. Separate application at
Ohio University Employees' Credit Union. Contact: Trisha Hale at the Credit
Union. Deadline: February 28.
Edward Parrish Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century
Amount:$500. Criteria: 3.0 gpa minimum on a 4.0
scale, current senior attending an Athens County high school. Separate
application in guidance. Deadline: April 15
Larry Berberick Memorial
the O'Bleness Hospital Charity Golf Tournament. Criteria: financial need,
leadership and scholarship. Also for non members. For Ohio University or
Hocking College. Separate application available in guidance office.
Deadline: January 31
Bush Opportunity Fund-
Amount: varies. For post high school
training in programs two years or less. Criteria: AHS graduate, interview
required. Selection finalized by McClure Foundation. Separate application
available in guidance office. Deadline: February 14
Judith Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in memory of
former AHS art teacher. Criteria: AHS graduate, excels in art. Complete Athens
High School Scholarship application. Selection made by Art Department and
Morgan family. Deadline: February 14
Kristen Kostohryz Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 each. Total: two. Criteria: AHS graduate, excels in art.
Complete Athens High School
Scholarship application. Selection made by Art Department and Tom and Barb
Kostohryz. Deadline: February 14