Class of 2024 Local Scholarships

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO BHS GRADUATING SENIORS


The following is a list of local scholarships available to Bellefontaine High School seniors. The list is current as of January 11, 2024. To access the scholarships, simply click on the title for a PDF version of the application. In some cases, you will be able to type in the information, and in other cases you will need to print the application and fill it in by hand. Some links may take you to a website where you can find the application. Once completed, you will need to return the application and any requested attachments to the designated location.



Updates: Any scholarships added after January 11, 2024 will be posted and linked in this section with the date it was added.

Added After January 11 Meeting
1.) The Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio Scholarships (added 2/21/24). These $1,500 scholarships from the Grand Lodge of Ohio Charitable Foundation are distributed to young men and women throughout Ohio's twenty-five mason districts. The recipient must be a graduating high school senior. Applicants do not need to be related to an Ohio Freemason to be considered. Application can be turned into the BHS Guidance Office. Due: March 1.

2.)  Rising Sun Express LLC Scholarship (added 2/21/24). This $500 scholarship is sponsored by Rising Sun Express LLC, a trucking company located in Jackson Center and will be awarded to one high school graduating senior. Two letters of recommendation are required (instructions for specified recommenders is on the application). Application should be mailed to: Barbara Howerton, 1003 South Main St, PO Box 610, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334-0610. Due: April 1.

3.) Rise FM Scholarship (added 2/23/24). Rise FM is a broadcast ministry of Soaring Eagle Promotions, a non-profit organization. Applicants must be a grading senior from a high school within the Rise FM listening area majoring in a ministry or media communications field of study at a two or four year college or university. Applications must be submitted with two letters of recommendation and an official transcript. Due: March 30.
 



BHS COMMON FORM APPLICATION
. The following 26 scholarships use the BHS Common Form Application.  The BHS Common Form is due to the Counseling Office no later than March 12. Note: If the scholarship is part of the BHS Common Form you will only need to complete that form one time, although some scholarships may require additional attachments.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION- D.A.R.E. SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior that is an active member of the D.A.R.E. Club. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be attending an accredited institution of high learning in the fall.  Technical, vocational, two and four-year college or university programs qualify. One letter of recommendation is required as well as a one page essay responding to the following prompt: How have you led a lifestyle consistent with the goals and objectives of D.A.R.E.?


  1. BELLEFONTAINE CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships, which are awarded by the Bellefontaine City Schools Board of Education and valued at up to $1,000 each, are based on academic excellence and school and community involvement.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS. Applicants for these scholarships must be pursuing a career in education or an education-related field, such as school counseling or school psychology and/or one or more of their parents must be a current or retired member of the Bellefontaine Education Association (BEA).


  1. BELLEFONTAINE EXCHANGE CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students with at least a 2.5 GPA who will be attending either a two or four-year school. Need and community involvement are considered, and the student should note whether he/she graduated from the Exchange Club’s Safety Town Program.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC BOOSTER & JENNY O’CONNOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS. Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to BHS students attending a four-year university. One from the BHS Academic Boosters Club and the other in memory of Jenny O’Connor.  Jenny was a 1984 BHS graduate and served many years volunteering for Music Boosters, Chieftain Athletics, and the Academic Boosters where she served as treasurer. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, have taken rigorous high school courses, and attach a type response (250 words or less) to the following prompt: “Reflect on a a pivotal moment in your life when you faced the choice between taking a significant risk or playing it safe. Describe the circumstances surrounding this decision, the emotions and thoughts you experienced, and the ultimate choice you made. In hindsight, analyze the factors that influenced your decision and consider what might have prompted you to choose differently.”


  1. BELLEFONTAINE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI & FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIP. This $250 scholarship is awarded by a committee composed of BHS alumni and/or supporters of BHS. Applicants must be graduating seniors who plan to attend a two or four-year college or university and who have at least a 3.0 GPA.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE HIGH SCHOOL CHIEFTAIN BACKERS SCHOLARSHIP.  These scholarships are valued at approximately $500 and will be awarded to a male and female student. Applicants must be attending a two or four-year college. An essay of no more than one-page on the prompt “What being a Chieftain means to me” must be included. Memories, experiences and important events are particularly relevant. There should be a focus on BHS extracurricular events.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE HIGH SCHOOL FCCLA SCHOLARSHIP. The BHS FCCLA scholarship(s) is available to any BHS senior who is an active member of the FCCLA organization. The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP. These $400 scholarships will be awarded to BHS seniors who are members of the National Honor Society and have turned in their NHS point sheet to Mrs. Rohrer.


  1. ROBERT L. AND HELEN E. GINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This $300 scholarship is intended to be awarded to a BHS student who mill major in either education or business at a two or four-year school.  It will be awarded by a Bellefontaine City Schools committee.


  1. DON HARRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at approximately $500, and will be awarded to at least on BHS student who plans to major in Music Education at an accredited college or university. This scholarship is awarded by a committee of the BHS Music and Friends Association and was established in memory of Donald Harris, who had a great interest in the schools and in the music program.


  1. HESS COLLINS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP. This $1,000 scholarship is in honor of James P. Hess, founder of Hess Lumber, and his wife Ann E. Hess, a Bellefontaine artist. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating BHS senior planning to attend a 4-year college to study the arts. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and intend to pursue a degree in one of the arts - performing arts, visual arts, dramatic arts, music, film-making, graphic design, fashion design or a related field. The scholarship will be awarded based on grades, need and artistic talent. A recommendation from a teacher familiar with the student’s artistic talent is required.


  1. KRISTY MOUNT SCIENCE MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is in honor of longtime BHS science teacher, Kristy Mount.  Applicants should have a minimum of a 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT of at least 24. Transcripts should show at least 4 CCP or AP classes taken while at Bellefontaine High School. The recipient should have plans to major in a science field. Preference will be given to those attending The Ohio State University. An essay of 250-500 words must be included responding to the following prompt: Without naming names, describe someone you know personally that you believe to be successful. What traits do you believe are important in achieving your definition of success?


  1. OHIO ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES SCHOLARSHIP. These scholarships vary in value and are given to students who desire to attend either a two- or four-year school. Preference will be given to a child/grandchild of an OAPSE member but is not a requirement.  It is awarded by a special committee of the OAPSE.


  1. EFFIE PATTERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Given by a late Bellefontaine resident and the Board of Education, this $500 scholarship is given to one male student to aid in the freshman year in college.


  1. PEPSI LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS. Two scholarships valued at $1,250 will be awarded to BHS students who have demonstrated leadership and who plan on attending a two- or four-year college.


  1. RYAN D. REYNOLDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Ryan was a 1998 BHS graduate who tragically lost his life just prior to leaving for college. In remembrance of Ryan’s smile, enjoyment for the game of golf, and passion for life, an annual scholarship was established. This $500 scholarship will be awarded by the Ryan D. Reynolds Fund Trustees to a BHS student attending a two or four-year college.


  1. KENZIE LENE’ RIFE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Kenzie was a 2008 BHS graduate and an interior design major at Akron University who tragically lost her life in 2012. A scholarship has been established in remembrance of Kenzie’s passion for life and her artistic abilities. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Kenzie L. Rife Fund trustees to a BHS student attending a two- or four- year college or university with the intent to major in art or design. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and must attach the following essay: in 200 words or less, describe what it means to you to “Paint Your Life.”

  2. MONICHA P. SIMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This $250 scholarship varies in availability and is intended to be given to a student athlete to assist during the first year of either a two or four-year school.


  1. DR. EARL SLOAN RENEWABLE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be awarded to a BHS senior pursuing post-secondary training in the study of Business, including Accounting, Computer Information Science (programming/coding), Economics, and Marketing/Management. It will be awarded by a special committee of the Sloan Foundation. One scholarship is the amount of $1,000 will be available and offered as a renewable scholarship for an additional 3 years. Further, should a student complete their college education in 3 years fir a 4-year degree, then such student would be entitled to the 4th and final scholarship renewal. Applicants must have an attendance rate of 90% (may be subject to review in the case of extended illness), have a minimum GPA of 2.5, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and have financial need.  Two letters of recommendation are required.


  1. SQUADRON 173 TOM SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS. This scholarship is valued at a minimum of $500 and is based on grades and need.


  1. NIGLE & PHYLLIS STANDLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This $1,000 scholarship is given in memory of Nigle and Phyllis Standley, long-time residents of Bellefontaine. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be attending a 2- or 4-year post-secondary school in the fall. A letter of recommendation is required that speaks to how applicants demonstrate integrity and kindness.


  1. JAMES F. STOLLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 and was established by A.E. Knowlton in memory of a longtime Knowlton Construction employee and supporter of Bellefontaine City Schools.


  1. DEWEY VANHOOSE III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship valued at $500 is in memory of Bellefontaine High School graduate, Dewey VanHoose III.  It will be awarded to a graduating senior attending Ohio University in the fall.


  1. DUTCH WILDE MEMORIAL/ATHLETIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP. These scholarships are worth $1,000 and are awarded to one male and one female student-athlete to assist with either a two or four-year school.  They are awarded by a special committee of the BHS Boosters to a student-athlete.


RONALD H. WISSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $500 and will be given to a student-athlete to assist during their first year of either a two or four-year school.



LOGAN COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION COMMON FORM APPLICATION. The following 23 scholarships use the LCEF Common Form Application. They are due to the Logan County ESC no later than February 29.  Two Letters of Recommendation for this form are due no later than February 22. Please read the instructions on the application carefully. If you would like the BHS Counseling Office to deliver them to the ESC for you, you must have them to the Counseling Office by February 16.


  1. RALPH AND WILMA BUROKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $11,000 and will be awarded to a Logan County graduating senior who will be majoring in an agricultural related field at an accredited two or four- year college or university. Applications must have at least a minimum 3.0 GPA.


  1. DR. JAMES F. COSTIN SCHOLARSHIP. These scholarships are valued at $500 and will be awarded to a Logan County graduating senior planning to attend a four-year institution and major in a health or science-related field. Awarded by the Logan County Education Foundation.


  1. DEBORAH ELLIS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP. These $1,650 scholarships will be awarded to two graduating BHS seniors who meet the following criteria: 3.2 or higher GPA, 24 or higher ACT, has taken at least four college credit plus (dual enrollment) and/or Advanced Placement courses taken during high school, and accepted to a two or four-year college or university.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.


  1. WILLIAM C. ELLIS/NANCY RATHFELDER SCHOLARSHIP. One scholarship worth $1,200 will be given to a Logan County graduation senior to help pursue a higher education degree. They must be already accepted to, or currently attending, a two or four-year institution. Proof of family income must be shown prior to receiving funds. Family income chart is provided on the application.


  1. PHIL FORSYTHE SCHOLARSHIP. This $2,000 scholarship is for a Bellefontaine senior in honor of long-time BCS educator, Phil Forsythe. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and attend a two or four-year accredited college or university in the fall. Students maintaining a part-time job will be given priority. 


  1. HOMER FUSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $11,000 and will be awarded to a graduating senior from Logan County public high school. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must plan to major in finance at an accredited four-year college or university.


  1. DONALD GUMPERT SCHOLARSHIP. These scholarships are valued at $10,500 and will be awarded to a Logan County public high school graduating seniors attending a four-year college or university. Applicants must be an active member of their school’s Kiwanis Key Club and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Recommendation from Key Club advisor required.


  1. HARRIET L. HEADING TON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $1,600 and is awarded to a Logan County graduating senior from a public high school who plans on attending an accredited 4- year college or university.


  1. ISS AMERICA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP. These $500 scholarships are available to students that are Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake or Riverside seniors. Applicants must be majoring in manufacturing related fields such as mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering. Transcripts must show outstanding academic achievement.


  1. BILLY JERVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Scholarships will be awarded to one or more Bellefontaine graduating seniors who are majoring in music and/or play collegiate level soccer.  Students must be enrolled in a four-year college and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.


  1. JOANNE JONES AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP. A $1,000 scholarship available to an applicant attending an accredited 2- or 4- year college or university pursuing a degree in an Agricultural related field. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and possess good character. Financial need will be considered.


  1. TODD T. JONES SCHOLARSHIP. This is a $1,000 scholarship for a student entering a 2- or 4- year college or university to pursue a degree in an Agricultural related field. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and possess good character. Financial need will be considered.


  1. TODD & JOANNE JONES BLUE LIVES MATTER SCHOLARSHIP. This is a $1,000 scholarship for a student entering a 2- or 4- year college or university to pursue a degree in a Law related field. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and possess good character. Financial need will be considered.


  1. KEEP LOGAN COUNTY BEAUTIFUL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $500 and will be awarded to a Logan County student who is applying to a 2- or 4-year postsecondary accredited school.Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and plan to major in environmental science or a related field with a plan to work on environmental problems, research, teaching or business management. Applicants must show financial need and include a short essay describing their interest in the environment and/or environmental studies using the form included in the LCEF Common Form.


  1. HAZEL MOORE SCHOLARSHIP. One scholarship valued at $2,050 is available to a graduating senior from a public high school in Logan county enrolling or enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year postsecondary accredited school.  Applicants need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and show financial need.


  1. RATLEFF SENIOR AWARD. This $1,200 scholarship will be awarded to an African American Bellefontaine High School senior who has documented community service activities and who will be attending a four-year college or university.


  1. SPENCER REAMES ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP. These scholarships are valued at $1,000 each and will be awarded to seniors graduating from either Bellefontaine or Benjamin Logan school districts. Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA or higher, attending a toe or four-year accredited college/university and be pursuing a career in Science, Science Education, Vet Science, Animal Science, Agronomy, Soil Science, Medicine, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering. Preference will be given to State Science Day participants.


  1. LEWIS J. & ANNE RINGLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships are valued at $10,000 each and will be awarded to applicants majoring in business or a science related field at a public college or university in Ohio. List of public institutions is available on the LCEF application. Applicants must show financial need, moral character and promising academic achievement. Committee will be looking for an ACT score of 24 or higher, 3.2 or higher GPA and 4 CCP or AP courses taken in high school.


  1. SHARYLE SUE SHAFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $10,000 and will be awarded to a graduating Logan County senior who plans to major in education at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.


  1. EARL C. & MARION R. SPAIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. These scholarships valued at $11,000 and on from $8,000 are available to graduating seniors from a public high school in Logan County. Applicants need a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and are active in student activities. Financial need will be considered. Recipients can reapply one time at the end of their college freshman year and will be paid directly to the selected student’s college or university.


  1. LILLIAN B. THORNTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This $1,400 scholarship will be awarded to a Logan County student who plans on attending an accredited 4-year college or university.


  1. PAUL THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. A $500 scholarship for an applicant seeking a degree in a field associated with either Physical Therapy or Wildlife. Applicants must attend a 2- or 4- year college, university or technical college and have a 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale. Financial need will be considered.


  1. WICHERHAM STEM SCHOLARSHIP. This $5,400 scholarship will be awarded to a Bellefontaine High School graduating senior pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math-related field (preference considered for computer or electrical engineering) at a 4-year accredited public college or university in Ohio. Applicants must show financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.



THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS USE THEIR OWN APPLICATION: Please click on the link for each scholarship to access their application. Applications will be linked as they become available.


  1. 40 & 8 NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships are given to a student for their first year in college, for nursing only. This is a county wide scholarship available to all Logan County schools. Deadline: April 1.


  1. AMERICAN LEGION/HAROLD KERR POST #173 SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships will be awarded to assist students in their freshman year in college. They will be awarded by a committee of the American legion. Deadline: April 1 by 5:00 pm.


  1. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY/HAROLD KERR UNIT #173 SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships will be awarded to Logan County students who are children or grandchildren of a veteran who served in World War I or II, Korean Conflict, or in the Vietnam Era, Grenada, or Desert Storm. Students must be in actual need of help to continue their education. Deadline: April 1. 


  1. ASHCRAFT/BROWN SCHOLARSHIP.This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted to either a two or four- year college, technical school or vocational school. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of leadership, financial need, character, and scholastic ability. Deadline: March 25.


  1. BCYSA TAMMY ELKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship in memory of Tammy Elkins is awarded by the Bellefontaine City Youth Soccer Association. Applicants must have played for BCYSA league for a minimum of four (4) years to qualify and be a BHS Senior attending a two- or four- year college or university in the fall. Deadline: March 12.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP. These scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors to assist in their first year of a two or four-year institution. It is required to attach a statement about yourself, your educational goals, activities, awards and honors. Consideration may be given to applicants with Lions Club affiliation, but its not required. Applicants must live within the Bellefontaine City Schools District. Deadline: March 12.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE MOOSE #2563 SCHOLARSHIP. Five scholarships valued at $500 each. Applicants need NOT have any affiliation with the Moose to apply. All youth graduating in 2024 are welcome to submit an application regardless of whether or not you have a family member who is a current member of any Moose club. The applicant must be graduating in the high school class of 2024 and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. A brief essay about yourself and your goals needs to be attached. Deadline: April 14.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. The amount of these scholarships shall be $500 and will be paid at the competition of the first quarter/semester of school. This scholarship is awarded to high school or GED graduating students of the same year or one year prior to application date. Preference will be given to anyone entering the public safety or health & medical fields. This scholarship is available to Logan County residents only. Scholarships will be awarded based upon scholastic merit, economic need, and goals in life. A minimum C average is required. Deadline: Before 5:00 pm on April 14.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships are valued at $1,000 and are available to graduating seniors who are residents of Logan County. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selection will be based on merit, community service, and extracurricular activities by a committee of Rotary Club members. Applications will be completed online through the following site: https://forms.gle/TFCuuf2yUtrJa9CJ9. Deadline: February 16.


  1. BELLEFONTAINE USBC BOWLING ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP.  One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student for study at either a two- or four- year school.  Applicants may qualify one of two ways: 1. Must have an immediate family member belonging to the Bellefontaine USBC Bowling Association (parent, grandparent, brother or sister); 2. Must be a member of a local high school bowling team and have completed at least one full season. Deadline: Third Monday in March.


  1. MARILYN CARNES MEMORIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP. Applicants must be a current Logan County 4-H/FFA member pursuing a degree in a horse-related subject, pre-vet, or an animal science program. Deadline: April 1.


  1. FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE HI-POINT LODGE #60 SCHOLARSHIP. These $500 scholarships will be awarded by the FOP Lodge #60. This is to assist students in the first year of either a two or four-year school, and some preference is given to those planning to enter a law enforcement, community, or social service field. A photo must be attached to the application. These scholarships will be awarded by a special committee of the FOP. Scholarship money must be utilized/cashed by the end of the first year of college after graduating high school. Deadline: April 1.


  1. HAUSHALTER FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. The Haushalter Family Foundation strives to help individuals achieve their academic and education dreams. This scholarship grant varies in value but will be between $5,000 and $10,000 per year for four consecutive years. The amount of funds granted will be determined, in part, on the responses set forth on the application. Deadline: March 21.


  1. THOMAS P. HENNESSY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be awarded to a Logan County student who plans to attend The Ohio State University or any of its branches and /or has been a member of FFA, FCCLA or 4-H. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5 in all high school classes and planning to major in an agriculturally related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Tom Hennessy, who was killed in a 1999 automobile accident, and was very successful in the agriculture business. Application can be accessed at: https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/forms/scholarship?_gl=1*x266le*_ga*ODgzNzEzMzc4LjE2MzM2NDM1MzI.*_ga_09WC99HMPE*MTcwNDkwMjIxNC4xMy4xLjE3MDQ5MDMxODEuNjAuMC4w. Deadline: April 1.


  1. BRUCE E. HIGHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is a 4-year full ride scholarship that is awarded each year by the Jamestown Area Foundation to an outstanding male senior. This scholarship includes tuition, room, board, meals, books and various other college expenses. Applicants must be a male graduating from Bellefontaine High School who has applied and been accepted to a state school in Ohio for the fall semester of 2024. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Deadline: March 1 by 12:00 pm (noon).


  1. ZACHARIAH W. KELLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This $1,000 scholarship is in memory of 206 Bellefontaine High School graduate, Zack Keller. GPA and financial need will be considered. A brief statement about you, your goals for the future , and how this scholarship will help achieve your goals is required. Special consideration will be made to members of the BHS Bowling Team. Deadline: April 12.


  1. LOGAN COUNTY 4-H COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP. Scholarships valued at $500 each for students who are currently members of the Logan County 4-H and have completed their projects for the current year will be awarded. The students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be enrolled in a two or four-year undergraduate college program or technical college program for the academic year. Deadline: April 1.


  1. LOGAN COUNTY DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP. Two $500 scholarships awarded by the Logan County Dairy Association and will be paid to the recipient in August of the award year with proof of acceptance to college or trade school. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria: anyone involved in a dairy operation, anyone working on a farm, or anyone that works with marketing of dairy products. Deadline: April 1.


  1. LOGAN COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CHILDREN OF MEMBERS SCHOLARSHIP. Applicants for this scholarship must be a son, daughter or legal ward or resident in the household of Logan County Electric Cooperative member. Students who are immediate family members of, or reside with, people employed by any electric cooperative in Ohio are not eligible. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or better and be enrolled in an accredited college or proper technical school in the fall. Applicants must be a graduating senior from public high school in Logan County; or reside in Logan County; and attend a Logan County school or school with contiguous boundaries to Logan County. Scholarship amount is determined by place achieved in the scholarship competition. Applications must be typed and can be accessed at https://logancounty.coop/scholarships. Deadline: March 11.


  1. LOGAN COUNTY FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior attending a college, university or technical school after graduation. Applications should be emailed to Cindy Zeller at [email protected] with “Scholarship” in the subject line.  Then text 937-935-6936 to notify Cindy that you have sent it. Deadline: April 1.


  1. LOGAN COUNTY RETIRED TEACHER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior attending Indian Lake, Riverside, Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan or West Liberty-Salem High School. Applicants must plan to attend a college or university and major in education. Deadline: February 28.


  1. MAD RIVER VALLEY DULCIMER SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP. This $500 scholarship is available for a senior graduating from a Logan County high school who intends to major in instrumental music and/or instrumental music education. Deadline: March 18.


  1. KRISTA MCDONALD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This $500 scholarship began in 2018 and is awarded by the Fraternal order of Police Hi Point Lodge 60 in memory of Krista McDonald who was tragically killed on October 14, 2017 when the ambulance she was driving was struck by another vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign. This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher seeking further education to pursue a career in criminal justice or public safety. A 300-word essay explaining why you feel you are eligible and what your career aspirations are and a wallet sized photograph are required. Deadline: April 1.


  1. JAMES FORSYTHE MILROY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. This $2,500 non-renewable scholarship is available to students in Logan County, Ohio, desirous of serving advanced agricultural education or an agriculturally-related (such as Environmental Studies, Applied Nutrition, etc.) field in any Ohio educational institution. Deadline: April 1.


  1. MARY ELEANOR MORRIS/COLUMBUS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships, which are for $1,000 and are renewable for three years (a 3.0 GPA must be maintained) are awarded to five students from Logan County each year. Students who are recipients of the Ohio Academic Scholarship, sponsored by the Ohio Board of Regents will not be eligible for the MEM scholarship. Also, recipients of National Merit Scholarships of $4,000 or more will not be eligible. Awarded by a special countywide committee. Deadline: March 15 by 5:00 pm.


  1. SUSIE PARKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. At least one $500 (minimum) scholarship will be awarded to a BHS graduating senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA and who has been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university in Ohio. The scholarship must be used for tuition only. This scholarship is awarded by the Logan County District Board of trustees. Deadline: First Monday in April.


  1. LEWIS J. & ANNE RINGLER FULL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS. This scholarship is for a Bellefontaine High School graduating senior attending a state supported university in Ohio in the fall. It will fund full tuition fees, on-campus housing, meal plan, and textbooks per academic year for up to 8 semesters of education.. Applicants must be majoring in Business or a Science related field. Applicants must show financial need, moral character and promising academic achievement. Committee will be looking for an ACT score of 24 or higher and a 3.2 or higher GPA. Deadline: February 9.


  1. MARY RUTAN FOUNDATION MEDICAL CAREERS SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships ranging from $500-$2,500 are for Logan County residents and students who have been officially accepted into a medical career program (i.e. medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied medical). Please Note: Applicants enrolled in PRE-programs (pre-medicine, pre-nursing, or pre-allied medicine) do NOT qualify. Applications can be accessed at www.maryrutan.org/foundation. Scholarship recipient selections will be made in late May. Deadline: April 1.


  1. SKILLED TRADES SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE HAUSHALTER FAMILY FOUNDATION. This scholarship is valued at up to $1,000 to a graduating high school senior who plans to advance into higher education at an accredited educational, trade or technical school in a job/trade/skill training program that takes 2 to 24 months. Deadline: March 21.


  1. GUNNERY SERGEANT DAVID S. SPICER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Gunnery Spicer was a proud marine who loved his country and his family. On July 13, 2009, Gunnery Spicer was killed in action fighting in Afghanistan. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 and will be awarded to a Logan County graduating senior. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. All students are encouraged to apply as well as those attending a college  through an ROTC program. Deadline: February 9.


  1. V.F.W. POST #1080 SCHOLARSHIP. This $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of leadership, financial need, character, and scholastic ability. Applicants must have been accepted to a two- year or four-year college, technical school or vocational school. Deadline: March 25.


32. V.F.W. POST #1080 MEN’S AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP. This $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of leadership, financial need, character, and scholastic ability. Applicants must have been accepted to a two- year or four-year college, technical school or vocational school. Deadline: March 25.
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