Scholarship Information

Colleges and Universities in Ohio offer scholarships throughout their fall application season.  Go to  “Student College Scholarships” to see what each university has to offer.


One thing you will need to do to become eligible for need-based financial aid is create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID).  Click on the link that will take you to the site that generates this FSA ID – which consists of a username and password.  This process replaces the FSA PIN.  Only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account.  The FAFSA is then completed in October of the senior year in high school, using the previous year’s tax information.  The FAFSA has a tool that allows for simple migration of your tax information from the IRS to the FAFSA application.


Scholarships are listed on the Senior Guidance Google Classroom page.  Those postings will represent all information sent to the school counseling office. The list below has been left from previous years so you can see the type of scholarships that are sent to the school, but is not current or updated.  Also, scroll below the table to links that will help your search for financial aid options for college.



Deadline to Apply


Quest Bridge September Full Scholarship to prestigious schools
The National College Match program assists low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to colleges such as Yale, Stanford, Amherst, Emory, and MIT. Students can apply to multiple colleges through the one application with no application fee. Most finalists are in the top 5% of their class and come from households earning less than $60,000 annually for a family of four.
AEP – Horatio Alger Association October $5,000-20,000
This is a program looking for a student possessing integrity, determination, and courage. Students with a $50,000 or less adjusted gross income for their family, minimum GPA of 2.0, and involvement in co-curricular and community are encouraged to apply.
Veterans of Foreign Wars – Voice of Democracy November up to $30,000
Students write, and then read and record an essay on “My Vision For America”.  Essays should be 3-5 minutes long when recorded, and are judged on originality, content, and delivery.  The submissions are judged by the local VFW, and then winners at the local level are forwarded to the national competition.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards November $1000 (or more)
Open to students who have made a difference in the past year through volunteerism. Applications are available through the guidance department or online by clicking above.
Knights of Columbus October $1,000
For Catholic High School seniors. Requirements are financial need, GPA of 2.5 or higher, academic awards, community and/or parish involvement, and extracurricular activities. Preference may be given to children and grandchildren of K of C members, living or deceased. See Mrs. Welch with questions. The fillable application can be found by clicking on the scholarship title above. Please turn in the printed application and a clean copy of your resume to Mrs. Welch by November 11, 2016 at noon.  It will be emailed, along with your transcript, to the committee from Newark Catholic. Applications after the deadline will not be forwarded.  The money for the winners will be turned over to NC, and the winner will receive a check from Newark Catholic.
Heath LaSertoma Progressive Youth Service Program December Varies
Are you someone who goes the extra mile to serve your school and community?  Apply for the LaSertoma Youth Service Program for recognition and money for your work.  The application is linked above, and must include a short, 500-word essay describing your most meaningful service experiences and how you and others benefited.  A resume of related activities should also be included. 
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards December Various
Students with a talent in Art or Writing can submit projects and portfolios to win scholarship money.  The local level for the Art scholarship is sponsored by CCAD, and the local sponsor for writing is the College of Education through the University of Iowa. Writing projects could be a memoir/personal essay, short story, or genre-shifting exercise.  Art projects could include editorial cartoons, color projects, and story sequencing.  There is a small fee to enter this contest.  Follow the link above to register for an account.
Young Entrepreneur Award December Various
High school seniors who own and operate their own business are eligible to apply.  Sponsored by the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation.  Applications can be found HERE.
Glenna R. Joyce Scholarship December Full Scholarship to OSU or Notre Dame (4 years)
Students apply to OSU or Notre Dame by December 1 to be considered in the Honors Program. Students accepted into the Honors Program are then considered as candidates for the Joyce Scholarship for either OSU or University of Notre Dame.
Coca Cola Scholars Foundation December $3 million nationally
High school seniors who demonstrate leadership, commitment to community, and academic achievement. See the website for eligibility requirements and application information. Click “Apply Online” and then “Four Year”
Engineers Foundation of Ohio January Varies; $500-2500/year
Open to students interested in engineering careers.  Minimum of 3.0 GPA, minimum ACT (Math=29, English=25) or minimum SAT (Mat=600, Reading=500).  The APPLICATION and BROCHURE explaining the program are available by clicking the links.
Free Speech Essay Contest January $10,000 first prize
High school juniors and seniors submit an 800- to 100-word essay on the provided topic. Sponsored by FIRE (Foundation for Invidividual Rights in Education), the contest can be found at
OSU Alumni Club of Licking County January Several thousand dollars to several students
Students who are attending OSU (Columbus or Newark) can apply. Applications are available from Mrs. Welch, and require a list of high school achievements, volunteer service, and employee service, as well as a teacher/counselor recommendation
Bowling Green State University – Biology February $500
Students studying biology at BGSU can apply for an additional scholarship through the Biology Department. This is not processed by the financial aid office. See Mrs. Welch for the forms.
Builders Exchange Scholarship Program February Varies, depending on number of awards
Students pursuing a construction-related field (this includes engineering) may apply.  Application, transcript, essay, recommendation form, and statement of financial need are required.
Energy Cooperative – Touchstone Scholarship February $2000
High school seniors whose household is served by the Energy Cooperative; judging is based on accountability, integrity, innovation, and commitment to community.  Application, transcript, letters of recommendation are due at the beginning of February.
National Co-Op Foundation February $6,000/year
Student majoring in Engineering at one of the 8 colleges that are part of the Co-op program (in Ohio this is Cincinnati and Toledo). Selected based on academic record, test scores, and a submitted essay.
McConnell Scholarship through the Blue Jackets Foundation February $10,000
The John H. McConnell Scholarship is sponsored by the Blue Jackets Foundation, and seeks seniors who demonstrate hard work, perseverance, leadership, and community involvement.  The application can be found HERE, and must include a transcript and letter of recommendation.
Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society (teacher award) March $750
This award is for students enrolled in a college or university majoring in education.  The application is linked above, and a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher should be included.
Lions Club Scholarship March  
The Lions Club is sponsoring a scholarship for seniors to help in the financial needs of college.  Click on the link above to print the application.
Fr Casto Marrapese Scholarship April $1500
Scholarship awarded to students of Italian descent; planning on attending a college or university in the U.S.  Applications include the form, resume of activities, school recommendation form, one personal recommendation, transcript, personal essay (up to 2 typed pages, double-spaced).  Emphasis on participation in activities that celebrate or educate on your Italian heritage.
Newark-Heath Rotary Scholarship  April  $500
Offered to students with a 3.0 GPA or above, students must be accepted by a college or university; preference given to students who have strong leadership and community service experience.
Licking County Sheriff’s Office – Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association April $500

Two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors that plan to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.  Application includes a letter of acceptance to a college or university, a letter of reference, testing scores and transcript, current year’s grades, and a short essay (250 words) about your short and long-term goals and why you choose to go into the criminal justice field.  Include above materials with your current home or cell number and email address, and mail to:

Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Citizen’s Academy Alumni Liaison, 155 East Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Wendy O. Ward Foundation Memorial Scholarship April $5000 (potentially renewable for $3000)
To honor the memory of Wendy Ward, Catholic high school student in Indiana and college student at the University of Dayton.  Awardee should demonstrate strong work ethic and high academic achievement, as well as involvement in school, community, and parish activities.  In particular, awardees should demonstrate strong achievement in language arts.  Student whould be entering full-time at a college or university.  Two nominees per school (one male, one female) may apply.  See Mrs. Welch if you are interested in applying.
William D. Squires Scholarship April $3000/yr, renewable for 4 years
Primarily based on financial need. The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) for the FAFSA must be less than $8000 to apply. Students should already have a career goal, be highly motivated, with good character. 3.2 minimum GPA
 International Altrusa Club of Newark-Granville  April  $500
Two $500 scholarships to seniors from Licking County high schools. Transcript is required. Criteria includes honors earned, outside activities, work experience, three character references and personal statements.
Heath LaSertoma April Varies
Students who display financial need, commitment to academics and service, strong scholastic standing, and the intent to attend college.  Financial need is weighted 60% of the evaluation.  The application is available online at the link above.
Piave Scholar Athlete Award June 15  
Scholar-athletes of at least 25% Italian descent and ranking in the top 25% of their class should apply. Athletes are required to have earned 2 varsity letters in 2 sports or 3 varsity letters in 1 sport.  Applicants should submit the application and three letters of reference from a coach, guidance counselor and at least one teacher.  Materials should be sent by June 15 to:  Piave Club, c/o Patrick J. Canini, 8599 Woodlands Ct NW, Pickerington, OH  43147.
 College Sports Recruiting Scholarship July 1 of grad year $1000
Write a brief, 1,000 word or less essay describing a moment where you took the role of a leader on the field, in the classroom, or in the community. Explain what you learned from that moment and how you were impacted.



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