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Feb. 1, 2018

The American Nuclear Society Scholarship Program

  • Open to graduating seniors planning to attend a four year college planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.

  • Must have greater than average financial need. Consideration is given to conditions or experiences that render the student disadvantaged (poor high school/undergraduate preparation, due to poverty, etc.)

  • Visit website for application and requirements.

  • Web site:

$1000 ( 9 awards)

Feb 1, 2018
Opens 11/15

National FAA Collegiate Scholarships

  • Large number of scholarship opportunities for majors in but not limited to pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agronomy, crop science, general agriculture, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales and marketing, engineering, mechanization or agriculture power and equipment, pre-veterinary medicine.

  • Full scholarship listings at

  • Web site:

Amount varies with scholarship

Feb 1, 2018

ESA Foundation Scholarships (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) OHIO SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Open to all seniors who will be attending college in fall 2017.

  • .Scholarships for many different majors.

  • Scholarships are listed according to your state of residence.

  • There is a $5.00 processing fee for each scholarship for which you apply, although one SIGNED transcript may be submitted to cover all of your applications

  • Web site:


Feb 1, 2018

Buckeye Boys State – Local Contest ASK YOUR COUNSELOR TO NOMINATE YOU!

  • Local competition for the opportunity to be chosen to attend the 2018 Buckeye Boys State Camp at Miami University.

  • Candidates must commit to attend the full 9 day program (June 10-18, 2018).

  • The local Kettering Post will interview nominees, their parents and guardians to evaluate their interest in the program.

  • Complete the questionnaire, typed, to be returned to the local Chairman of the Program.

  • Web site:

Free attendance to camp.

Feb 5, 2018

We The Students Essay Contest

  • Open to 8-12th-grade students in the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic.

  • The essay needs to be between 500-800 words.

  • This year's prompt: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?

  • Web site:

$20,000 – multiple winners

Feb 8, 2018

Kelly Law Autism/ASD Scholarship

  • Open to students with a diagnosis of ASD who will attend a university, college, junior college, or trade or vocational school.

  • To apply, (a) complete an application, (b) a statement of 100 words or less explaining how the scholarship will assist in achieving your educational goals, and (c) an optional essay (1,000 words or less) on how autism has affected your education. We may also ask you to provide us with evidence of your diagnosis.

  • Web site:


Feb 9, 2018

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

  • Open to high school students, grade 9-12.

  • Make a commercial that is 30 seconds long or less, and your message must be about the dangers of underage drinking or the dangers of texting while driving.

  • Students can enter separate videos in both categories. 

  • Middle School classrooms are your target audience.

  • Videos will be judged on originality, creativity and persuasiveness.

  • Additional information can be found on the website.

  • Web site:

$3,000 (16 awards)

Feb 10, 2018
Opens Dec 10th

Augsburg Scholarship (American Society of Military Comptrollers)

  • Student must be a 2017 graduating senior who is planning to major in a financial/resource management related field of study (business administration, economics, public administration, computer science, operations research related to financial management, accounting, finance, etc.)

  • Applicants will be evaluated on career and academic goals, scholastic achievement, and leadership.

  • Two scholarships will be awarded. In addition, two applications will be forwarded to the National Chapter for consideration for additional awards.

  • For questions, email Mrs. JoAnne Wills at

  • Web site:

  • For application, see listing on Guidance Office Blog


Feb 13, 2018
Application opens
Closes 3/09/18


  • Complete application on Guidance Office web page beginning 2/13/17

  • Application is open for one month – closes on March 21, 2017.

  • Required to provide short answers to questions. You must complete the application in one sitting because the site cannot save your answers to complete at another time.

  • Web Site:

Varies with scholarship

Feb 15

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

  • Student must be a US citizen and be entering an accredited 4 year college within 12 months of the application deadline.

  • Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:

    • How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?

    • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?

  • To qualify, materials must be mailed and postmarked on or before February 5th.

  • Web site:

$5,000 (1), $2,500 (1), $1000 (1)

$500 (7)

Feb. 13, 2018
opens 12/15


Military Children Scholarships LOCAL

  • Must be a high school senior, be unmarried under age 23, and be a child of an active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Additional information about eligibility can be found at the application web site.

  • Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, full-time in the fall of 2018 in an undergraduate program of studies leading to a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university. Additional requirements are listed on the website.

  • You must complete an essay of 500 words or less. Download application (and you can complete the form online) on-line at Submit an official transcript with the completed application form and essay to: WPAFB Commissary, 2130 Sycamore Street, Suite 1, Bldg. 1250, Area C, Kittyhawk Area, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5442 United States

  • Web site:

$2,000 (minimum of at least one at each commissary)

Feb 15, 2018

Mesothelioma Memorial Scholarship

  • This is open to all students currently attending or aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program in the 2016-2017 academic year. The student is required to write an essay about his/her educational goals.

  • The scholarship is awarded four times annually – they are granted every three months. Apply online.

  • Web site:


Feb 15

Open now - Early apps are encouraged


  • The merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of the Partner Institutions listed on the web page below.

  • To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and apply and be accepted for the current academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions.

  • Web site:

160 merit scholarships

Feb 16, 2018

Day Air Credit Union Scholarship

  • Open to seniors who must be a Day Air Credit Union member in good standing with an active account for at least 30 days.

  • Student must be a graduating senior planning toattend a 2 or 4 year college or university.

  • Complete application including a word essay no more than 500 words “In the next 5 to 10 years, how can your financial institution use innovation to provide better products and services?”

  • Web site:

$1,000 (2 awards)

Feb 19, 2018

NCCJ “Anytown Youth Leadership Institute”

  • Open to high school students entering 10-12th grade in the fall.

  • This is a residential leadership institute consisting of 2.5 day sessions during the weekend of March 16-18, 2018.

  • There is a non-refundable $25 registration due with the application.

  • Cost of the camp is $150 for students who DO NOT receive free/reduced lunch. The program offers full scholarships for those on free/reduced lunch.

  • Web site:

Feb 20, 2018

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (“GAR”) Scholarship

  • Parents and/or legal guardians of the students applying must have, or had, a career in the financial services industry.

  • Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in a four-year bachelor's degree.

  • Students must demonstrate financial need and they must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.

  • Web site: http:/t/ due ndex.html

$50,000 ($12,500

per year)

Feb 20, 2018

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

  • Must be graduating high school senior who has promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

  • Submit an essay about how you promoted vegetarianism in your high school and/or community.

  • See web site for application & further information.

  • Web site:

$10,000 (1 award)

$5,000 (2 awards)

Feb 21, 2018

WPAFB Officers’ Spouse Club Community Scholarships (WPAFB OSC) OHIO

  • Applicant must be a high school senior living within 100 miles of WPAFB and be a dependent of a military member (active duty or full-time reservist currently assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, a retired military member living within 100 miles of WPAFB, or deployed, deceased, POW or MIA US military member OR of an active duty international military member currently assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB Air Force civilian employee who is a member of one of the Wright-Patterson Clubs.

  • Must write a 200-300 word essay outlined on the web page.

  • A complete application package, with additional instructions is available at the OSC website.

  • Web site:

$12,000 (for 4 scholarships)

Feb 23, 2018

Lila M. Van Sweringen Student Scholarship

  • This scholarship program is open to all Ohio students who attend Ohio high schools and will be attending a post- secondary institution during 2018-2019 academic year.

  • The scholarship will be awarded to one who wishes to pursue an office-related career.

  • Web site:


Jan, 2017

Local deadline

Feb 28,


Deadline to district chair

Optimist International Essay Scholarship

  • The contest is open to students under age 18 who have not yet graduated from high school.

  • The student must write an essay on the topic "Can Society Function Without Respect?".

  • The length is 700-800 words.

  • Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club (Club # 24022 - Bellbrook-Sugar Creek, Oh).

  • They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic.

  • There are three levels of competition – Club (local), District, and International.

  • Web site:

$500 – local level

$2,500 – district level

Mar 1, 2018

American Board of Funeral Service Scholarship

  • Open to seniors who will be enrolled in funeral service or mortuary science programs.

  • Application is online.

  • You may apply for the scholarship annually.

  • Web site:

$500 - $2,500

Mar 1, 2018
Opens Feb 1

LIFE Lessons Scholarship

  • Open to students who have experienced the death of a parent or guardian.

  • Applicants must be between 17 and 24 years of age, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to,

  • a college, university or trade school 

  • In 500 words or less or a 3 minute video, please discuss how the death of your parent or guardian affected your life financially and emotionally.

  • Web site:

$15,000 (4 awards)

$5,000 (6 awards)

$5000 (13 awards)

Mar 1, 2018

Design a Greeting Card Contest/Scholarship

  • Students must be 14 years old or older and in high school or college.

  • Submit an original photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

  • Online entry is preferred.

  • The contest is limited to one entry per person. A printable entry form showing the submission address is available online at

  • Web site:


Mar 1, 2018

Gannon University Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship

  • Program awards 25 scholarships every year in qualifying engineering and computer science majors

  • Total award of $10,000 and renewable for up to four years.

  • Requirements:

    • High School GPA of 3.0 or higher

    • 1170 SAT (math & verbal) or 24 ACT

    • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien 

    • Apply and be accepted into Gannon University as a full-time student

    • Selection of one of the designated majors

    • Submit scholarship application

  • Web site:

$10,000 year renewable 4 years

Mar 1, 2018

Simon Youth Community Scholarship Program

  • To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior attending school and living within 50 miles of the Simon® property associated with the application (Cincinnati Outlet Mall)

  • Be a legal U.S. resident

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2018

  • Demonstrate academic promise and financial need

  • Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, essay response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement

  • Web site:


Mar 4, 2018

College Seed Scholarship

  • Open to graduating Ohio high school seniors.

  • Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA at the time of graduation

  • Must be planning to incorporate Entrepreneurship and/or the Arts into their collegiate studies or career. 

  • Submit an essay of more than 650 words.

  • The application along with additional information and requirements for the scholarship can be found at the web site below.

  • Web site:


Mar 5, 2018

Universal One Credit Union Scholarship OHIO

  • Applicants must be a senior who is a member of the Universal One Credit Union.

  • Must be considering post-secondary education at an accredited college or university

  • Download the application with guidelines at web site below.

  • Upload completed forms below or mail a copy to the address in the application.

  • Web site:


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