SENIOR UPDATE 15

College information

Rhodes State College
  • Experience Rhodes State College at their open house event to be held on February 18, 2019
  • Students will have a chance to meet with faculty that teach in your area of interest, learn about student services, activities, and enjoy a lunch on us. To register or if you have any questions contact the Admissions Office at 419.995.8320
Shawnee State University
  • Open House January 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Morris University Center
  • During the open house students will get to check out student clubs and organizations (they have more than 50!), speak with financial aid experts who can help you find ways to pay for college, complete your application with assistance from admission counselors, observe a college class and take a campus and housing tour
  • Other upcoming open house dates include February 22, March 8, April 5 and May 10
  • Register to attend by email at to_ssu@shawnee.edu or call (740) 351-3601
Seton Hall University
  • Open House dates: February 17th and April 14th
  • Tour campus, explore academic programs and experiential learning opportunities, learn about admission/scholarships/ financial aid
  • Register at www.shu.edu/visiting
Eastern Kentucky University
  • Spotlight Day dates: February 2nd
  • Tour campus, meet staff, discuss financial aid, and learn about the Selective Merit Aid/Reduced Tuition program for Ohio Seniors. This program can reduce your tuition rate $10,000 a year.
  • Register online at https://admissions.eku.edu/spotlight by clicking on date you would like to attend. Students must both pre-register and attend the event to be eligible to win.
Wright State University
  • Raider Open House dates: February 23rd, 2019
  • Honors Visit Days: December 5 and January 25th, 2019
  • Tour campus then meet us for an afternoon informational session to learn more about our programs and what life is like as a Raider. Go to wright.edu/visit for more information and a list of upcoming events

  • College of Engineering & Computer Science Visit Days
    • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
    • Friday, February 1st, 2019
    • Friday, February 15th, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
    • Monday, March 25th, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
    • Monday, April 22nd, 2019
    • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    College of Science & Mathematics Visit Days
    • Thursday, January 24th, 2019
    • Monday, February 25th, 2019
    • Friday, March 15th, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Honors Visit Days
    • Friday, January 25th, 2019
    • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Online-Websites

Scholarships and Grants

SME Education Foundation Scholarship
  • SME and Honda can help you achieve a career in advanced manufacturing with a $2,500 scholarship
  • Criteria:
    • Entering freshman or current student at one of these local colleges:  Edison, Rhodes State, Sinclair, Clark State, Columbus State, or Marion Technical
    • Pursuing a degree in manufacturing engineering/technology or a closely related engineering discipline
    • An overall minimum GPA of 2.5 is required
  • Visit www.smeef.org/sme-education-foundation-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/ to apply for more information or email foundation@sme.org
2019 Shelby County Farm Bureau Scholarship
  • One $500 scholarship
  • Criteria: Must be a high school senior entering college in any major in the fall of 2019; parents of the applicant must be members of the Shelby County Farm Bureau in good standing; all applicants must complete the application and a one-page essay on the impacts of agriculture in Shelby County, and participate in a personal interview
  • Applications and more information available in Mrs. Anthony’s office. All applications must be returned to the Shelby County Farm Bureau Office by March 15, 2019
Knights of Columbus Sidney Council 659 Youth of the Year Scholarship
  • A one-time $500 scholarship
  • Criteria: high school senior residing in Shelby County, must be a practicing Catholic, must be planning to attend an accredited university/college/ or technical school, selected by a panel of 3 K of C members, GPA, activities involved in, recommendations of school officials or K of C member
  • Applications available in Mrs. Anthony’s office and must be returned to the Knights of Columbus-Sidney Council 659 by March 1, 2019
The Robert and Miriam Hartzell Scholarships
  • The Robert and Miriam Hartzell Scholarships were established in the Piqua Community Foundation through a grant from the Hartzell Norris Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, trustee. The scholarships are made each year to a graduate from each of the following high schools: Miami East, Lehman Catholic, Piqua and Troy. These scholarships are awarded for $2500 per year and renewable for up to a total of 4 years with proof of academic eligibility. Applications are available through the guidance department at each school
  • General criteria for consideration: Leadership achievement and potential, scholastic achievement and potential, financial need and character assessment
  • Applications are due ON OR BEFORE March 15, 2019
  • See Mrs. Anthony in the guidance office for an application
Jim Lantz Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Scholarship is administered by the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Foundation
  • (1) one year non-renewable $1,000 scholarship
  • Applicants must be a college bound high school senior and a Shelby County resident. The minimum GPA for qualification is 2.5 and after qualification GPA is not a factor. YMCA members will receive additional consideration in determination of winner, but YMCA membership is not a requirement. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to community service as a volunteer, with additional credit for volunteer services at the YMCA. Need will also be a factor considered. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership qualities and exemplify Christian values
  • Applications available at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA or in Mrs. Anthony’s office and are due no later than Friday, April 5th
Lee E. Schauer Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship is administered by the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Foundation (YMCA membership is not required, however, applicants who are members and also volunteered at the YMCA will receive additional consideration)
  • It is the wish of the Schauer family that this scholarship be awarded to a college-bound high school senior for whom the award will truly make a difference. For that reason, the award is intended to reach those students who may not qualify for other scholarships - "average" students who are involved in their community and in school activities, who are leaders and display character traits like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, but whose GPA may eliminate them from consideration for other scholarships
  • (1) $12,000 scholarship payable over 4 years
  • Criteria: College-bound Shelby County high school senior, GPA of 2.5 or higher, (please note GPA is a qualifying criterion only and will be given no weight in the selection process), participation in sports and/or fitness activities, commitment to community service as a volunteer, particularly at the YMCA (documentation will be required), must demonstrate caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in daily life and must demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Applications available at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA or in Mrs. Anthony’s office and are due no later than Friday, April 5th
Dayton Power & Light and Vectren Energy Leadership Scholarship
  • (3) $1,000 scholarships will be granted for college 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 an energy-related field. All three scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to enter the energy field or pursue a public service related to energy. Scholarships will be facilitated by Ohio Energy Project, a non-profit energy education organization
  • Eligibility requirements: Candidates must be graduating high school seniors, be residents of Vectren and DP&L service territories, be members of families who are customers of DP&L for their electrical needs, be members of families who are customers of Vectren for their natural gas needs, demonstrate involvement in energy-related classroom, school, or community activities and programs. (Ohio Energy Project activities are examples, but student applicants are not limited to OEP program participation.)
  • For more information visit www.ohioenergy.org/students-and-families/dpl-vectren-scholarship-application
  • Applications are available in Mrs. Anthony’s office and can also be printed from the above website
  • Applications must be RECEIVED by 11:59 pm on April 15th
Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Ginn Agriculture Scholarship
  • Scholarship amount varies
  • Eligibility requirements: Possess a definite goal of becoming established in farming or other agricultural related career; Planning to enter a post-secondary educational institution of higher learning in the fall of the year in which application is made; Attending or have graduated from a Shelby County school: Anna, Botkins, Fairlawn, Fort Loramie, Hardin-Houston, Jackson Center, Lehman, Russia, Sidney or Sidney Christian; Completed and submitted the Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Ginn Agricultural Scholarship application by February 28 of the application year
  • Scholarship applications must be RECEIVED no later than February 28
  • Details and rules about the scholarship and applications are available in Mrs. Anthony’s office
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Scholarship
  • (2) $1,200 scholarships will be granted in each of the 25 Masons Districts- one to a male student and one to a female student. Our district is district 3 which consist of Darke, Shelby, and Miami counties. This scholarship is not based on income or if the student has any affiliation with the fraternity
  • Applications available online at http://www.glohio.com (scroll to bottom of page and click on 2019 scholarship applications) and are also available in Mrs. Anthony’s office
  • The application must be returned by March 01, 2019 to the District Scholarship Committee
Altrusa Club of Sidney Scholarships
  • Criteria: must be a graduate or graduating from a Shelby County High School in 2019 or a resident of Shelby County for 5 years with a high school diploma. Must be enrolled in a program leading to a degree or an associate degree. Must attach at least 2 letters of recommendation-one school related and one community related. Must write a narrative as specified in the application. Must submit an outline of community and school activities. Be sure to mention any volunteering you have done. Your application will be scored using the following criteria: need, academics, and strength of references, school and community activities, and volunteer activities
  • Applications available in Mrs. Anthony’s office
  • Deadline to apply is on or before April 10, 2019
Piqua Rotary Club Four-Way Speech Contest
  • Junior and senior students who reside in Piqua and attend Piqua High School, Lehman Catholic high School, or Upper Valley Career Center are eligible to enter
  • Students must present a speech between 4-6 minutes long and a maximum of ten note cards may be used. The topic of the speech is “Leadership, Service, and the Four-Way Test.”
  • Prizes will be given for first place ($350), second place ($250), and third place ($150)
  • The competition will be held at Edison Community College on Tuesday, March 5th at 11:45am during the Rotary Meeting
  • For more detailed information and an application, see Mrs. Anthony in the guidance office
Stouder Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established by the Stouder Memorial Auxiliary. Eligible applicants must be graduating high school seniors residing in Miami County, Ohio, and pursuing an education in a health care related field
  • Applications are online at thetroyfoundation.academicworks.com or visit www.thetroyfoundation.org
  • (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded
  • Applications due by March 20, 2019
Troy Rotary Community Service Scholarship
  • Established by the Troy Rotary Club this scholarship is available to any graduating senior residing in the city of Troy and/or Troy City School District, who has been active in community service, is recommended by their advisor, and who otherwise meets the eligibility criteria
  • (1) $1,000 scholarship is available
  • Applications are online at thetroyfoundation.academicworks.com or visit www.thetroyfoundation.org
  • Applications due by March 20, 2019
Walter C. and Lucile M. Daniel Scholarship
  • Established by Lucile M. Daniel, this scholarship award will be made to a minimum of one young man and one young woman each year. Applicants must reside in Miami County, Ohio, have a minimum of a 2.8GPA, and pursue post high school training in a health care related field
  • Applications are online at thetroyfoundation.academicworks.com or visit www.thetroyfoundation.org
  • Applications due by March 20, 2019
Williams D Squires Scholarship
  • (15) $4,000 renewable financial need-based undergraduate scholarship, with a maximum value of $16,000
  • Eligibility: Applicants EFC and FAFSA must be less than 7,000 to apply, applicants must already know their career goal, applicants must be highly motivated and have good character, and applicants must show academic promise with a minimum 3.20 GPA
  • Applications available online at www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org
  • Applications accepted from February 15 until the postmark deadline of April 5
Don E. Roach Memorial Scholarship
  • First place: $500 and a 2019 American Eagle Silver Dollar
  • Second Place: $300 and a 2019 American Eagle Silver Dollar
  • Eligibility: 2019 graduating senior attending a Shelby County School or a student attending Upper Valley Career Center from a Shelby County School or a student that is homeschooled in Shelby County. The student must be accepted to a college or university for the 2019 school year
  • Applicants will write an essay no longer than 500 words that clearly addresses the topic “ Will a Cashless Society mean the Death of Coins?”
  • See Mrs. Anthony for an application and more rules
  • Essay and application must be postmarked by March 30, 2019
George W. Hartzell Charitable Fund Merit Scholarship
  • $2,500 annual scholarship renewable for 4 years
  • Criteria: Leadership achievement, scholastic achievement, potential financial need and character assessment. Must live in Miami Valley
  • Applications available in Mrs. Anthony’s office or online at www.piquacommunityfoundation.org/scholarships.html
  • Applications must be received by April 30
The Little Kinger Fund Athletic Scholarship 2019
  • $1,000 will be provided to a Miami Valley female high school senior who will be participating in intercollegiate athletics at a a 4 year institution
  • Decisions will be made depending on athletic accomplishments, academic success and personal character. Applicants must live in the Miami Valley area
  • Deadline is April 22, 2019
  • Applications available in Mrs. Anthony’s office or on the Piqua Community Foundation website www.piquacommunityfoundation.org/scholarships.html
Patricia L. Recker Memorial Fund
  • Scholarship(s) will be provided to a Miami Valley high school senior that possesses leadership achievement and potential, scholastic achievement and potential, financial need and good character. Candidates should also note if they have a parent or grandparent that is or was employed at Hartzell Industries
  • Applications must be RECEIVED by April 1st
  • See Mrs. Anthony for an application
Elizabeth and Leon Brown and Frank and Sara Montross Scholarship
  • This scholarship is available to graduating seniors who reside in either the Troy City School District or Miami East School District. Students may attend Troy Christian High School or Lehman Catholic High School if residents of the aforementioned school districts
  • (Eleven) $10,000 four year renewable scholarships will be awarded to students attending an accredited college, university or technical school. Scholarship is renewable with full time student status and a GPA of at least 2.0
  • On-line scholarships begin on January 15th with a deadline of March 20th
  • Applications are online at thetroyfoundation.academicworks.com or visit www.thetroyfoundation.org
Fred and Clyemana Shane Nursing Scholarship
  • This scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Lehman and Piqua High Schools who will be pursuing a nursing degree with preference given to those seeking a 2 year degree. The scholarship is renewable for one year if the student remains enrolled full time and has an acceptable GPA
  • Two $2,500 scholarships are available
  • On-line scholarships begin on January 15th with a deadline of March 20th
  • Applications are on-line at thetroyfoundation.academicworks.com
Liam Seamus Gillespie Memorial Scholarship
  • $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from either Troy High School or a Miami County resident attending Lehman Catholic High School. Attending an accredited Junior College or Technical school
  • Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.0, involved in their community and a bonus for distance runners. The student must submit and essay of “How I serve my community”
  • On-line scholarships begin on January 15th with a deadline of March 20th
  • Applications are on-line at thetroyfoundation.academicworks.com
Lead the Way Scholarship
  • (5) $1,000 creative scholarship program sponsored by Community Blood Center and Vectren to support young adults who will be blood resource leaders of tomorrow. Applicants create a blood drive theme, explain the theme, and express the theme in a creative way
  • Applications are online along with other requirements and rules. Website is www.givingblood.com. Scroll over “Giving Back” icon at top of the page. Then click on reward tab under the “Lead the Way Scholarship” section. Lead the Way Scholarship application will be located on the left hand side of the page. All applications and materials must be postmarked no later than April 20 or hand delivered to CBC by April 20
The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program
  • This scholarship was established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking an HVAC technical education. This scholarship provides essential financial support to aspiring residential HVAC, green HVAC, or home performance contracting careers
  • Up to 20 eligible students will be awarded a $2500 scholarship to pursue an HVAC degree or certificate at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or approved technical institute during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants will be asked to explain what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education and their plans upon graduating
  • Eligibility requirements: Students planning to enroll or currently enrolled in an HVAC technical program* at an accredited institution for the entire 2019-2020 academic year; US Citizens, US Nationals, US Permanent Residents based on the guidelines utilized by the US Department of Education Federal Financial Aid eligibility; Minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; Student pursuing an Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma in an HVAC technical program
  • Preference will be given to high school seniors and students age 18-26. The first 350 applicants will be considered. If interest dictates, the limit may be raised to accommodate for more applications
  • Applicants are required to upload documentation that the eligible HVAC program is offered at the school applied to/enrolled. Employees and children of employees of EGIA and the EGIA Foundation are ineligible to apply
  • Applications must be submitted online at https://egiafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarship
  • Deadline is April 30, 2019
Access Engineering Solutions, LLC Scholarship
  • $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior that is pursuing an undergraduate degree at a four year university, a two year college and/or a technical school in the field of Civil Engineering or Surveying, or a related field of study
  • Deadline is March 29, 2019
  • See Mrs. Anthony for an application
Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an essay that describes the applicant’s career, vocation, and/or academic goals along with information that shows how the applicant intends to achieve the stated goal
  • An applicant does not need to be a member of Mensa, but must be a US citizen or a legal resident
  • Some scholarships may have specific restrictions, for example, major or area of study
  • To apply visit https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
  • Application deadline is January 15, 2019
Washington Crossings Foundation
  • Scholarships of $500 to $5,000 for students planning careers in government service, for study at the college of the recipient’s choice. Competition open to all high school seniors who are US citizens and are planning careers of service to the United State in local, state, or federal government
  • All awards are for one year
  • For detailed rules, eligibility requirements and an application visit www.gwcf.org
  • Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2018
Ohio Township Association Scholarship
  • (3) $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who resides in an Ohio township and plans to attend a two or four year Ohio College or university in the fall of 2019. (One Academic Achievement scholarship to a senior who has at least a B average and attains a 22 on their ACT. Two Local Government Achievement Scholarships awarded to studetns who demonstrate outstanding citizenship through service and participation in community activities)
  • Visit https://ohiotownships.org/scholarship-program for the application or see Mrs. Anthony
  • Completed applications must be received by January 28th, 2019
2019 Ohio News Media Foundation Minority Scholarship
  • $1,500
  • Criteria: Applicants should be African American, Hispanic, Asian American or American Indian. Applicant must be a graduating senior at an Ohio high school. Awardee must be enrolled as college freshman at an accredited college or university within the United States for the 2019-2020 school year that plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing or a communications degree program. A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 is required
  • Applications are available in Mrs. Anthony’s office
  • Deadline to apply is April 19, 2019
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
  • High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient-and supports them as they lead and seve in college and beyond
  • Applications are available online at: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
  • Applications will be accepted online until January 4, 2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Darke and Shelby County Scholarship
  • (2) $500 scholarships
  • Criteria: Student must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school. Must be a high school senior enrolled in a Darke or Shelby County School. Must be a volunteer of Big Brothers Big Sisters for two full academic years. Must have at least 75% attendance in participation with the Big Buddies program. Applicants must plan to pursue an Associate or Bachelor Degree in any field of study at an accredited two or four year college or university or technical school
  • Applications are available in Mrs. Anthony’s office or online with all rules and regulations at https://www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org/scholarships.html
  • Deadline to apply is April 4, 2019
2019 Shelby County Right to Life Oratory Contest
  • All high school juniors and seniors who are residents of Shelby County or attend a Shelby County high school are eligible to participate in the Shelby County Right to Life Oratory Contest. Students will present a 5-7 minute speech on one of the following topics: abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell research. Prizes for 1st through 3rd places are $300, $150, and $100 respectively. The winner will continue to the state contest (Saturday, April 27 in Columbus), with the chance of winning a trip to the national competition (July 6, in Charleston, SC)
  • Shelby County contest Date: Monday, February 18 (President’s Day), 6:30pm, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney
  • Registration deadline is Thursday, February 14. Contact Anne Schmiesing at 937-492-5584 or director@shelbycountyrtl.org to register or for more information. Contest rules can be found at http://shelbycountyrtl.org/OratoryContestInformation.htm
Midwest Electric Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship
  • $2,000 to one high school senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA is 2.75. Students are judged on how well their activities reflect the Touchstone Energy core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community, as well as their drive and dedication to achieving a college education despite any personal obstacles or special challenges they have faced
  • To qualify your parents must be customers of the cooperative (parents must be year-round full-time residents of the cooperative; season and commercial members do not qualify.) Other rules apply
  • See Mrs. Anthony for detailed rules and scholarship application
  • Applications and rules can also be found at www.midwestrec.com under the “My Community” tab at the top of the page
  • Applications, essay and letters of recommendation must be received by Midwest Electric Inc, by Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Midwest Electric, Inc. General Scholarship
  • $9,000 in scholarships to high school seniors whose parents are members of the cooperative (parents must be year-round full-time residents of the cooperative; seasonal and commercial members do not qualify)
  • Top male and female winners compete for additional funds totaling $38,200 in statewide scholarships from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives
  • See Mrs. Anthony for detailed rules and scholarship application
  • Applications and rules can also be found at www.midwestrec.com under the “My Community” tab at the top of the page
  • Applications, essay and letters of recommendation must be received by Midwest Electric Inc, by Tuesday, January 15, 2019
2019 Midmark Technical Scholarship Application
  • One $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to one qualified high school student upon graduation over four years
  • Qualifications:
    • Graduating high school senior must be from Darke, Miami, Mercer, Auglaize, or Shelby County high schools
    • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited four year college or university in one of following areas: Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, or computer information systems
    • Commit to work obligation after college graduation with Midmark Corporation
    • Commit to summer employment while completing degree
  • In order to apply submit a scholarship application, a short essay (details provided on application), a minimum of one letter of recommendation, resume, and a transcript
  • See Mrs. Anthony for an application
  • Email all documentation by Friday, February 22nd, 2019 to MidmarkTechnicalScholarship@midmark.com
2019 Wright Patterson Officer’s Spouses Club Scholarship
  • Amount: Various amounts
  • Criteria: The applicant must live within 100 miles of Wright-Patterson AFB and also must be a bona fide dependent of an active duty US military member or full-time reservist assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, or a retired military member residing wthin 100 miles of Wright-Patterson AFB, or a deployed, deceased POW or MIA US military member, or an active duty international military member currently assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB. Must also be a high school senior and hold an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applications available in Mrs. Anthony’s office or online at www.wrightpattersonosc.org/scholarships.html
  • Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2019
Universal 1 Credit Union’s 2019 Glen R. Kershner Memorial Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Must be a high school senior who is a member of Universal 1 credit Union and considering post-secondary education at an accredited college or university
  • An application and guidelines are available at www.u1cu.org or in Mrs. Anthony’s office
  • Upload completed applications or mail a copy to the address in the application
  • All entries must be received or postmarked by March 8, 2019
The James P. Humphrey Sidney-Shelby County Black Achievers Scholarship
  • Criteria: Must be residents of Shelby County and be African-American (of African heritage and American), have an accumulative 2.0 GPA or better and/or have a significantly improved academic record
  • You can receive an application from Mrs. Anthony or download an application from the Black Achievers website (blackachieversscholarship.com); Fill out sections 1 and 2 of the application form; submit two letters of recommendation (one from a school representative)and one from a community representative); participate in an interview to assist the committee in the section process. Students must complete all of the above requirements to be eligible to receive a Black Achievers Scholarship
  • Application materials are due by April 1, 2019
The Hauss-Helms Foundation, Inc.
  • The Hauss-Helms Foundation devotes a major portion of its resources to providing grants to young men and women residing in Allen and Auglaize County Ohio, who attend colleges, universities and technical colleges throughout the nation
  • All applicants must provide a completed application and a copy of the entire completed FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for 2019-202. High School applicants must also provide a copy of their high school transcript, class rank, as of the end of the first semester in January, 2019. As well as verification of ACT or SAT scores
  • Current recipients must provide the completed application, SAR and their most current college grade report which verifies a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Completed applications must be received on or before March 15, 2019. A postmark of March 15 is not sufficient. The applications must be received in their office by March 15th, whether by delivery, regular mail, facsimile, or email. It does not mean postmarked by March 15th
  • See Mrs. Anthony for an application and complete rules and regulations
Workforce Demand Scholarship at Terra State Community College
  • Terra State Community College is providing a scholarship that will provide up to an associate’s degree tuition free for students who choose to pursue a degree in a field with high job demand. The following degrees are eligible: Accounting, Agribusiness Management, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Health Information Technology, Hospitality Management, Interactive Media, Manufacturing Technology, Music Technology, Music Technology and Recording Arts, Power and Controls (Electricity), Power Technologies (Includes Automotive), Robotics, Systems and Networking Support and Welding Technology
  • How to apply: 1) Complete a free application for admission to Terra State before April 15, 2019. 2) Complete the Terra State scholarship application before April 15, 2019. 3) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2019. 4) Develop an academic and career plan, sign a participation contract, and register for classes before April 15, 2019. 5) Submit a non-refundable $50 deposit by April 15, 2019 to reserve your spot (deposit will be applied to cost of general fees once enrolled)
  • Recipients of the Workforce Demand Scholarship need to enroll full-time at Terra State and they must attend consecutive fall and spring terms with summer enrollment remaining an option. Students are also required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and achieve a course completion rate of 68%. Recipients forfeit all benefits if they stop taking classes or drop below full-time status
  • For more information visit the following website: www.terra.edu/WorkforceDemand.html
Cornelian Scholarship at Rosemont College
  • Full-tuition scholarship for students who have exemplified excellence in academics and a commitment to social justice
  • Criteria: Students must have a 3.5 weighted GPA and 1220 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT. Students who apply with the ROCO Option (submitting SAT/ACT scores are optional) are also eligible
  • Submissions Due Date – January 21, 2019
  • Essay - 500 words on the following topic: The Cornelian mission is based on persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion. Describe a personal experience in which you promoted a cause that you felt was just. What was the result? What did you learn from this experience?
  • Letter of recommendation (1) from a source other than that used for your Rosemont College application. This could be a counselor, teacher, or a member of the community who is familiar with your academic work and/or your community service work
  • Please email all materials to courtney.clarke@rosemont.edu with the subject line, “Cornelian Scholarship Materials”
  • You can also mail the information to:
    Rosemont College
    ATTN: Courtney Clarke
    Admissions Office
    1400 Montgomery Ave
    Rosemont, PA 19010
  • Visit www.rosemont.edu and search Cornelian Scholarship for more information
WACE Scholarship Opportunity for co-op students at UC, UT, and a few other other out of state colleges
  • Criteria: Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application, meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) selected on the application, be enrolled at one of the WACE Partner Institutions (UC, UT, etc). Applications and other details can be found at www.waceinc.org/scholarship
  • Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019 (postmarked)
The Community Foundation of Shelby County Scholarships
  • Numerous scholarships available
  • List of scholarships can be found on the foundations website: https://commfoun.com/, scroll over the “Grants and Scholarships” icon at the top of the page and then click on the “Apply for a Scholarship” link. Click on the “Available Scholarships” tab and then scroll down to “Lehman Catholic High School Seniors” tab. This will bring up a PDF of all the scholarships available to Lehman High School Seniors. Follow directions on page to apply and for criteria for each scholarship
  • Deadline for most scholarships is February 14, 2019 and other have deadlines of May 30, 2019. Please read the criteria carefully
Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship 2019
  • The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling each year to outstanding high school seniors. The scholarship is a one-time $1,500 award
  • Demonstrate and show a continued commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity
  • Attend an OACAC member high school. Just one HS counselor needs to be a member to qualify, please check with your counselor to verify that your high school is an OACAC member (Mrs. Koverman is an OACAC member)
  • Have an accumulated grade point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale in a college preparatory curriculum
  • Required to attend an Ohio college or university
  • Submit the Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship application, an official high school transcript , a counselor recommendation and a personal statement by the published deadline
  • All of these criteria are required, along with other factors as determined by the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee of OACAC. Students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply
  • Application deadline is January 21, 2019
  • To apply visit: https://form.jotform.com/83083825930157
Engineers Foundation of Ohio Scholarships
  • Multiple scholarships. Criteria: be a graduation high school senior, have at least a 3.0 GPA, minimum SAT (Math=600, Reading or Composition=500) or ACT (Math=29, English=25), citizen of the U.S. & permanent resident of Ohio and be a graduating high school senior
  • Additional criteria are specified for some scholarships. Please read each scholarship description carefully. See Mrs. Anthony in the guidance department for brochure of scholarships and application
  • Deadline is January 15, 2019
Jostens #ForWhatIStand scholarship
  • Jostens will be giving away five $1,000 scholarships to students with serious passion
  • From October 8th, 2018 – December 31st, 2018, share a picture or video showcasing what you stand for with #forwhatistand and tag @jostensinc on Instagram for a chance to win
  • Visit http://www.jostens.com/forwhatistand/ for more information
2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Pioneer Electric Cooperative Scholarship
  • Scholarships are available to students whose parents are members of Pioneer Electric
  • (1) $2,000, (1) 1,500, (1) 1,000 and (7) $500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors
  • Must have a current GPA of 3.8 or better and a minimum of 25 on the ACT
  • Visit www.pioneerec.com to read rules and guidelines and complete an application. Applications MUST be typed. Students can complete the form on the web and then print it out
  • Applications need to be submitted to Pioneer Electric by Friday, January 25, 2019 by 5:00pm. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted
  • All applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Caring.com scholarships
  • Caring.com has a variety of scholarships available for student caregivers. To help support these students, Caring.com has available scholarships that can provide financial assistance to those students furthering their education
  • Visit https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers to look the variety of scholarships available. The amount, description, eligibility, requirements, where to apply and deadline are listed under each scholarship tab
Ohio JCI Senate Charitable and Education Foundation
  • Two scholarship categories: Academic-based and need based
  • Academic-based scholarship: $1,000 (2)
  • Need-based scholarship: $1,000 (4)
  • Applicants may only submit an application in one category
  • Deadline for submitting application is January 11, 2019
  • See Mrs. Anthony in guidance office for an application
The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program
  • Scholarships for high school seniors, living or attending high school in Shelby County, who plan to attend The Ohio State University. The scholarship program is intended to provide recognition and financial assistance to incoming freshmen or ungraduated students
  • Criteria: Apply to the University by November 1, preferably admitted to the University as an incoming freshmen, preferably ranked in the top 10% of their high school class, have a record of performance in activities both in school and in the community, impress the Scholarship Committee with a sound interest and positive attitude toward college work, be residents of and/or attend high school in the area in which the participating alumni club’s membership is based
  • Completed applications need to be returned to the club scholarship leader by January 25, 2019. Sent by mail only. No email.
  • For copies of the application and more information see Mrs. Anthony in the guidance office
Burger King Scholarship
  • You can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 school year
  • High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations
  • The application period is open from October 15 thru December 15
  • You can apply at www.burgerkingscholars.com
Edison State Community College
Wright State University/Lake Campus
  • Western Ohio Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Over $200,000 in scholarships available for the 2019-2020 academic year. New, transfer, returning and current Lake Campus students can apply!
  • Deadline is January 8, 2019
  • For more information on how to apply and for a listing all the scholarships go to lake.wright.edu/scholarships
Bowling Green State University Science and Math Education in ACTION scholarship program
  • High school seniors considering teaching either secondary science or math, OR middle childhood science and math may be eligible for this scholarship program
  • This program offers recipients $4,000 the first year of college with increases each year up to more than $5,000 the fourth year-a scholarship valued at a total of approximately $20,000 (based on continued state funding
  • Criteria: Ohio resident, incoming freshman fall 2019, Minimum high school GPA of 3.0, recommended minimum ACT of 23, considering a career in teaching science and/or mathematics
  • Deadline to apply is January 15, 2019
  • For more details and to complete and online application visit www.bgsu.edu/action
VFW Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
Take Action Video Contest
  • Create a 60-second informational video on one of the following topics:
    1. National Do-Not-Call Registry
    2. Dealing with illegal robocalls
    3. Using technology to stop unwanted calls
  • The top three winners will receive $2,500, $1,500, and $1000 college scholarships, respectively.
  • For information & guidelines, go to www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/TakeActionContest
  • Deadline is December 7, 2018
Minster Dental Care Scholarship Program
  • Two scholarships being offered of $1,000 each
  • Applicant must be an active patient of Minster Dental Care
  • Must be enrolling in a 4-year college
  • Must be pursuing a degree in a dental or medical field
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • ACT score of 23 or higher
  • Application available at www.minsterdental.com
Walsh University Founder’s Scholarship
  • One student per Catholic High School within the Diocese of Cincinnati offered a full tuition scholarship to attend Walsh University
  • Criteria: student must have a 3.75 cum GPA AND a 25 ACT or higher composite score OR a 1200 SAT composite
  • Important Dates to let students know:
    * Please have students apply to Walsh University by November 15th
    * Honors Invitations will begin to be mailed out to the qualifying students on November 28th and they will continue to be sent out throughout the month of December. This will have the instructions on how to apply for the Honors Program.
    * The last day we will accept the Honors Application is Tuesday, January 15th
    * The Honors Competition Interview Day will be held on campus on Saturday, February 2nd
  • The Admission Counselor, Andy Gromofsky, who works with Lehman Catholic HS, will be able to answer any follow up questions you may have. Andy’s contact information is 330.490.7174 or you can contact him at his email agromofsky@walsh.edu
Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center Scholarship Application
  • Ten $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to those pursuing a degree related to healthcare
  • Applicants must provide the following: a Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Scholarship Application, an official high school transcript including ACT scores, a 1-2 page essay about “Why you believe this is what you were meant to do.”
  • Submission deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4pm
  • Application are available in Mrs. Anthony’s office
Bill of Rights Institute Scholarship
  • We the Essay Student Contest with the prompt this year being “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”
  • Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner
  • For more ore details, including rules and instructions go to billofrightsinstitute.org
American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship 2019
  • (15) $5000 each scholarships will be awarded
  • Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Criteria: must be a senior in high school. Must have complete 50 hours of volunteer service, must be a daughter, son, grandchild, great-grandchild of a veteran who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion (WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grendad & Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf to present)
  • Rules and applications are available in Mrs. Anthony’s office. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019
American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Parley Nurses’ Scholarship
  • Criteria: Students must be pursuing a degree in the nursing field. Applicants must be an honorably discharged veteran or son or daughter (adopted, step, grand, or great-grand) of a living, deceased, or disable honorably discharged veteran who served during WWL, WWLL, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon/Grendad, Panama, or Desert Storm. A photocopy of the veteran’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty is required. See Mrs. Anthony for more rules and an application or visit www.alaohio.org
  • Deadline to apply is May 1, 2019
American Legion Auxiliary Department President’s Scholarship
  • (1) $1,500 and (1) $1,000 scholarship
  • Criteria: applicant must be an honorably discharged veteran or son or daughter (adopted, step, grand, or great-grand) of a living, deceased, or disabled honorably discharged veteran who served during WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon/Grenada, Panama or Desert Storm. A photocopy of the veteran’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty is required. See Mrs. Anthony for more rules and an application
  • Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019

Other Opportunities

Edison State and Honda Student Internships
  • Edison State Community college invites current students, high school students and their parents to learn more about the direct pathway developed to lead students into a manufacturing career at Honda
  • Information session for parents and students held on Thursday, February 7th from 5:00-6:30pm in the Robinson Theatre at Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio
  • Requirements: 2.5 gpa, unlimited work authorization in the US. If hired after graduation, move into full-time employment at Honda starting at $53,000 a year!
  • RSVP TO: Veronica French at vfrench@edisonohio.edu or call 937.778.7865. Please include in your email and message your name, phone number and how many people will be attending the meeting
  • See Mrs. Anthony for a brochure if interested
GROB Apprenticeship program located in Bluffton, Ohio
  • Some benefits of the apprenticeship program include, but are not limited to:
    • FREE Associates Degree from Rhodes State College in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Option for +2 program where apprentices can receive their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the following schools; Bowling Green State University, Ohio Northern University, Miami University, University of Dayton or the University of Toledo
    • Free health, dental and vision insurance, $0 comes out of the employee’s check for insurance
    • 401K company match (3%)
    • Paid while attending class
    • FREE lunch daily
    • 12 Paid holidays per year including a plant shut down from December 24th through January 1st
    • A pretty sizeable Christmas bonus
    • GROB provides uniforms
    • GROB provides $160 per year for work boots
  • Apply online at grobsystems.com/apprentice
  • Application deadline is March 23, 2019. GROB will review your application
  • If you are interested in attending a GROB open house the dates are as follows: Saturday, January 12th, Saturday, February 9th and Saturday, March 9th. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend and all tours start at 9am
  • See Mrs. Anthony for a brochure if interested
Wright Scholar Research Assistant Program/2019 Summer Internship
  • 9 week summer internship program for high school junior and seniors with a strong interest in engineering and science
  • Wright State Scholars are paid for 40 hour work weeks
  • Criteria: Must be a high school junior or senior at time of application, must be 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license by program start, must be a US citizen, must have overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, must have demonstrated interest in STEM career fields
  • Applications accepted starting November 19, 2018 and ending on January 8, 2019
  • Applications and other information can be found at: https://www.wpafb.af.mil/Welcome/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/985968/wright-scholar-research-assistant-program/ and Mrs. Anthony has applications in her office
American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest
  • Award is in the amount of $50
  • Criteria: Applicants must be in grades 3-12. One award in each of the six classes will be presented. Essay Title is: “What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community?” See Mrs. Anthony for an application
  • Deadline to apply is April 1, 2010
Dorothy Love
  • VolunTeen Program
    • The VolunTeen Program is a structured program that gives high school students the opportunity to work with older adults to fulfill the volunteer hours that students are encouraged or required to complete. The teens have a chance to do a variety of activities with our seniors from polishing fingernails, play games, cards, take residents for wheel chair rides or even play the Wii! The students come on a regular basis or on a flexible basis
    • For more information call Betsy Naseman at 937.497.6529 or email her at bnaseman@ohioliving.org
Job Shadowing at Mercy Health St. Rita’s
  • You must be at least 14 years of age and have finished the 8th grade to shadow and 16 years of age to shadow in a patient care area
  • Applications and more details are available in the school counselor’s office

Miscellaneous Information

Common Application:
  • One application for several colleges across the nation. See website for the complete list of participating colleges. Application can be downloaded or completed online at www.commonapp.org
“Play NAIA” Eligibility Center:
  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Eligibility Center provides initial eligibility certification for student-athletes who plan to participate in athletics at an NAIA college/university.
  • First-time NAIA participants must register with the online service at www.playnaia.org
  • High school students must have their official transcripts sent by their high school to the center to certify NAIA eligibility. Student-athletes will need to be certified by the NAIA Eligibility Center in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics at any NAIA institution.
  • When you register for the ACT/SAT the NAIA code of “9876” will have your scores sent directly to the NAIA Eligibility Center.
  • Registration fee is $80.00
NCAA Clearinghouse Eligibility Center:
  • If you are interested in playing college sports you need to go to the Eligibility Center’s new website at www.eligibilitycenter.org and check out the requirements and Lehman’s approved courses. Prospective student-athletes who register for the clearinghouse will be required to pay an $80.00 fee.
  • A six semester transcript needs to be sent to the NCAA. Please fill out a transcript request form so that this will get done.
  • When you register for the ACT/SAT list the NCAA Clearinghouse code “9999” to have your scores sent directly to NCAA.

ACT Test Dates

2018-2019 ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
Register at www.actstudent.org

  ACT test dates: Registration Deadline:  
  February 9 January 11  
  April 13 March 8  
  June 8 May 3  
  July 13 June 14  
  • Cost is $50.50 (no writing) or $67.00 (with writing)
  • Register at www.actstudent.org
  • Late registration ADD $25.00
  • If you are on free or reduced lunch, stop in the guidance office for a fee waiver.
  • FREE TEST PREP @ act.org/academy
  • See Mrs. Koverman for prep materials in her office.

SAT Test Dates

2018-2019 SAT Test Dates & Deadlines
Register at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

  SAT test dates: Registration Deadline:  
  March 9 February 8  
  May 4 April 5  
  June 1 May 3  



ASVAB testing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th
Please see Mrs. Anthony if you still need to sign up



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