Ohio Scholarships and Grants

You’ve worked hard – from K through 12 – and now it’s time for college. Bet at times you thought you’d never get here! You are a senior and getting ready to go to college, and it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a little help to do so. Scholarships, loans and grants were created just for that purpose – a little help, and sometimes, a lot of help. You’d be amazed at the dollars out there waiting for you to find them. Listed below are only a few of the programs available, but one might be just right for you. Check them out, and for more, go see your high school guidance counselor – they are there to help you!

Past President’s Parley Nurses’ Scholarship

If you have always wanted to grow up and be a nurse, now’s your chance!!! And, if you are the child of a veteran of the U.S. military, even better. To apply you must live in Ohio, and plan to major in nursing. To be eligible you must be the descendent or dependent of a veteran. Multiple awards will be given: 15 in the amount of $300 and 2 for $750. To obtain an application, contact:
American Legion Auxiliary
Department Secretary
P.O. Box 2760
Zanesville, OH 43702-2760
Phone: 740-452-8245
Fax: 740-452-2620
There is no website available for this resource.

David L. Stashower

If you are a creative, talented artist, write well, and desire a career in public relations, advertising, graphic arts, or communications – this just might be your ticket! To apply you must submit letters of recommendation, an essay, and a transcript reflecting a record of high scholastic achievement. Optional submissions would include a portfolio of your work and writing samples. This award is in the amount of $2,000. To learn more about it, contact Liggett-Stashower, Inc., www.liggett.com.

Ohio Newspapers Minority

In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Alaskan native, Asian American, African American, Mexican American, Hispanic American, Puerto Rican, American Indian, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. You must also be a high school senior, live in Ohio, and be planning a career in journalism. Application must be accompanied by letters of recommendation, an essay, your transcript reflecting a high degree of scholastic achievement with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and proof of your eligibility. You should also include up to two writing samples or published articles. The amount awarded is $1,500. For additional information, check out the website: www.ohionews.org.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

This is a grant and will not have to be repaid upon graduation. If you are a high school senior who lives in Ohio, and can demonstrate your need for financial assistance by completing the free FSFSA application on line (see ‘note’ on previous page for details), then you might qualify for this grant. Funds may be used at specific Ohio 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. You must be in pursuit of an associates degree, bachelor’s degree, or nursing diploma to qualify for this award. Visit the website for more information: www.regents.ohio.gov/sgs/ocog/.