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Scholarships

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PLEASE NOTE:

Many of these scholarships may require counselor signatures, teacher/counselor letters of recommendation, information from us on class rank, GPA, etc.  Just as we do for transcript requests, we teachers/counselors ask that you give us two weeks to be able to complete this information...especially at this busy time of the school year.  If any of your scholarships require information of any kind from us at school, please have the completed application to us two weeks prior to the listed deadlines for the scholarships.  If they are scholarships where you have to send out/email/fax the completed application by a particular date, you will want to have that request for information in earlier than the two weeks due to you having to get it back from us and sent out/received by the posted deadlines.

Local Scholarships To Be Awarded at Senior Honors Night May 7th, 2020:​​​​

Pat Dally Scholarship:  $500; female athlete; recipient does not have to play sports in college to receive the scholarship; must have a minimum of 3.3 cumulative GPA, be self-motivated, honest, hard-working, responsible, community-minded, and work-oriented. Application available in the academic office or here

Travis R. Miller Scholarship:  $500; for vocational study such as Machinist Journeyman, Tool & Die, High Performance Engine, or Agricultural-related field; student can choose to use the scholarship at a 2 or 4 yr institution; 2.5-3.75 GPA; strong work ethic with a history of employment and interest in their course of study; activities, service; application available in academic office or  here ; deadline of April 15th.

Alvie & Shirley Cockerell Memorial Scholarship:  $500; 2.0 GPA or higher; self-motivated, honest, hard-working, responsible, community-minded, work-oriented; application available in academic office or. HERE.  deadline April 15.

Class of 1963 Scholarship: two $500 scholarships available; merit, need, activities, service; application available in the academic office or  here ; deadline April 15.

Elida Education Association Scholarship:   $1,000; graduating senior entering the field of education with plans to become a teacher; activities, service, essay, teacher evaluation; application available in the academic office or  here ; deadline April 15.

Elida Education Association Legacy Scholarship:  $1,000; graduating senior child of an active Elida Education Association member; activities, service, essay, teacher evaluation; application available in the academic office or  here ; deadline April 15.

Scott Graham Harmon Scholarship: $500 scholarship for a senior athlete who has earned a varsity letter in a minimum of two different sports, must have participated in sports as a senior, must have a 3.0 cum GPA, and must plan to attend a 4-year college/university. Two scholarships available (one male, one female). Application available in the academic office or here ;   deadline April 15.

The Shinn Family Memorial Scholarship: Four separate $250 scholarships available; merit, activities, need; application available in the academic office or here; deadline April 15.

Other Scholarships:

CIAO Scholarship: $1,000 non-renewable; 3.0 GPA; academic achievement, activities, civic/community/religious service, need; Italian ancestry NOT required; application available here. Postmarked deadline of April 1st.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program/Foundation Scholarship:  $1,000 renewable, career goal in the crude oil or natural gas industry to attend college, technical, or trade school in Ohio, 2.5 GPA, 50 scholarships available; application and further information available at oogeep.org  with a deadline of March 1, 2020.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship: Ten $1,000 scholarships available; female, plan to enroll or be enrolled in an accredited college or university for Fall 2020, graduate of an Allen County high school; merit, service, activities, goals; applications available in academic office or here.  Deadline March 13, 2020.

Wright-Patterson Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship:  This is available to high school seniors who are military dependents.  Deadline to apply is February 29th. Complete eligibility requirements and applications available at https://wrightpattersonosc.org/scholarships.html    APPLICATION   FLYER  ELIGIBILITY

Ronald W. Richards Music Scholarship: Lima Kiwanis Club is offering a $1,000 renewable scholarship to a senior in Allen County who plans to major in music at a college or university of their choice. 3.0 GPA required. Deadline for application submission is February 26, 2020.  Please find the scholarship information and application materials HERE.

Lima Junior Service League Scholarship:  (for future educators )  is a non-profit social organization committed to promoting children's literacy, well-being of women & children, and service to the community.  They will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to seniors in Allen County who intend to pursue a degree in education.  Deadline for submission of application and essay is February 21, 2020. Applications are available here .

"Be Great" Book Scholarship:  a $1,000, 4-year renewable scholarship for college books available to Allen County graduating seniors; 5 book scholarships available;  Email the completed, attached application to  theSJFFoundation@gmail.com; all requirements and instructions on the application.  Please click  here  for application.

Charles River (Spencerville) Biomedical Research College Scholarship:  $1,000 non-renewable (5 available); student must have an interest in research and pursue a degree in biological or chemical sciences; deadline March 1, 2020; The application can be accessed by clicking HERE

Stolly Insurance SUCCEED Scholarship:  Two separate $1,000 scholarships available to 2020 graduates; based on merit, activities, leadership, work ethic.  Go to www.stolly.com for more information and application.  Application and essay to be emailed to the email address listed on the application...both having a due date of February 14, 2020.

William D. Squires Scholarship:  $5,000/yr. renewable (20 available in Ohio); applications accepted February 15th through April 5th; based on financial need (EFC on FAFSA must be less than $7,000 to apply), career goal-oriented, motivation, character, 3.2 GPA; further information can be found HERE and the application will be available after January 7th  at www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org under the SENIORS tab.

Lima Elks #54 Student Leader/Volunteer Award Scholarship:  Ten (10) separate $500 awards and one (1) $2,000 award for the most outstanding; award designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for leadership and achievements in service to the community, church, clubs, industry, farming, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, and school.  Applicant must be a senior, and the award is judged on the basis of leadership and volunteer activities in both the school and community, as well as scholastic achievement.  Attached documents HERE include instructions for all requirements including: application, resume of activities, letter of recommendation, essay, and submission of all documents.  Entries must be received by the Elks by April 1, 2020.

Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center Scholarship:  This is a scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors 2020 Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock, Logan, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, and Van Wert counties who are interested in becoming future medical providers. Special consideration is given to those who have volunteered or shadowed at SRMC.  Ten (10) scholarships worth $1,500 each are available.  Scholarship deadline is February 21, 2020 at 4PM.  Scholarship application available here.

Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE):  for a student enrolling into an accredited 2 or 4 year university, college, technical, or business school in any field of study who has a parent who is an OAPSE union member; 10 scholarships at $2,500 each to be awarded; application and information available here or at www.oapse.org and click on "Benefits of Memberships" then "Scholarships"; strict postmarked deadline of March 1, 2020

OSU Scholarships: Scholarships available to OSU-Lima and/or Columbus. LINKS:  Scholarships & Financial Aid  Merit Based Scholarships 

Hauss-Helms Foundation:  A local grant/scholarship available to graduating seniors in Allen and Auglaize counties. Grants have ranged from $1,000-$7,500, based on need, 2.0 GPA, top 50% of class, test scores.  For all rules, requirements, further information, and to apply, visit their website at www.hauss-helmsfoundation.org    Applications must be received by Hauss-Helms Foundation by 3/16/20.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship:   The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 1, 2020.  For more information and how to apply, click here. Watch a YOUTUBE VIDEO

Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE):  for a student enrolling into an accredited 2 or 4 year university, college, technical, or business school in any field of study who has a parent who is an OAPSE union member; $2,500; application and information available at oapse.org/scholarships/ postmarked deadline of March 1, 2020

2020 ACME Baseball Scholarship:  Student must have played at least one year of Varsity ACME baseball, 2.5 or higher cum GPA, activities, academic honors; five $500 scholarships available; winners are NOT required to play college baseball; applications available here.

OSU-Lima "D.R.E.A.M." Program 2020: opportunity for seniors in the class of 2020 who plan to attend OSU-Lima in the fall of 2020; program designed to assist capable, first-generation students (neither parent has 4 yr. degree), or having financial need through the entire college admissions process; renewable for four years at OSU-Lima; other OSU scholarships available to students in the DREAM Program.  To apply, please click here.

2020 Bob Smith Youth Leaders of Bowling Scholarship:  Deadline is March 1, 2020; community service in the local community and involvement in bowling; applications available here.

ELKS EXALTED RULER AWARD - Any prospective student (male or female) residing within the jurisdiction of the B.P.O. Elks - Lima Lodge No. 54 who plans to pursue an eligible educational program at a career or technical institution or a college or university may apply.   APPLICANTS MUST BE EITHER A CHILD OR GRANDCHILD OF A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE B.P.O. ELKS LODGE NO. 54 OF LIMA OHIO.  Applications will be available at the Lima Lodge office September 15 th and must be submitted by April 1st 

Elks Legacy Award  $4,000, open to children and/or grandchildren of a current Elk's member, apply at  www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm Deadline 1/31/20.

HERE you can find a list of examples of the many different scholarships available at Studentscholarships.org. 

Various Student Scholarships:   GreatSchools.org  StudentScholarships.org    Fastweb.com    www.careeronestop.org/scholarships   

Various Deadlines