Scholarships

Scholarships Offered from the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation

Scholarships Offered from the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation

Available Scholarships for 2020

Deadline for all applications is March 27, 2020. All applications are available here.

Scholarships Available for Unioto Educators

Educators Pursuing Excellence Scholarship Award for the Union Scioto Public School District

Established by the school district’s Class of 1971 and is an annual, one-time, non-renewable award up to $1,000 recognizing a deserving elementary, middle school or high school classroom educator or guidance counselor demonstrating a consistent record of educational excellence, community service and serves as a role model for the district’s students and community.

A currently serving classroom educator or guidance counselor may self-apply for the annual award following the application guidelines listed below. Additionally, a second party may nominate a currently serving educator or guidance counselor for an annual award.

Guidelines for Application

  • Nominee must be a currently serving elementary, middle school or high school classroom educator or guidance counselor within the Union Scioto School District.
  • Nominee must complete an application within the guidelines outlined in the application or nomination process.
  • Nominees must be current employees in good standing as verified by the school district superintendent.
  • Nominees must not have a written record of disciplinary action within the past five years as verified and documented by the school district administration.
  • Nominees will provide a written self-expression synopsis (500 words or more) describing their contributions to the school’s educational and community missions as well as their professional, educational and personal goals and how the scholarship award will be used to support those goals.
  • Nominee must provide three written recommendations from either a superintendent or principal, fellow educator, and a community leader.
  • Scholarship funds may be used towards an approved personal or professional course of study at an accredited college for tuition and/or course materials as well as relevant workshops, as approved by the district superintendent that enhances the nominee’s personal or professional development.
  • Scholarship payment will be made only to the designated educational institution.
  • Any unused funds will be returned to the Fund. Should an awardee not use the full scholarship award within one year of the award without prior approval from the fund’s board, any remaining funds, in accordance with the scholarship’s by-laws shall be returned to the Fund.

Scholarships Available for All Ross County Graduates

Clyde and Grace Moss Scholarship Fund

Clyde MossThe Clyde and Grace Moss Scholarship Fund was established to leave a lasting legacy of Clyde and Grace Moss. Annually, as funds are available, one (1) scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified senior student graduating from a Ross County high school.

Clyde and Grace Moss Scholarship Fund Application

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominees must be a graduating senior of a Ross County, Ohio high school.
  2. Nominees must have a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 grading scale).
  3. Nominee must complete an application.
  4. Nominee must complete an educational budget as financial need will be a consideration.
  5. Nominee must provide a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing his or her educational goals and career plans.
  6. Application must be accompanied by official high school transcripts from a Ross County high school and ACT or equivalent scores.
  7. Nominee must provide proof of acceptance by the college, trade school, or technical school of his/her choice.
  8. Nominee must provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors or other community leaders.
  9. Scholarship funds may be used at any accredited college or trade school for tuition and/or books.
  10. Scholarship payment will be made only to the designated educational institution.
  11. Any unused funds will be returned to the Fund. Should a student withdraw before completing his/her first year, the remaining funds, in accordance with the policy of the institution, shall be returned to the Fund.

Mary Margaret Black Scholarship Fund

As a lasting memory to Mary Margaret Black a Ross County, Ohio resident concerned about education, an annual scholarship provides funds for college students who have graduated from Ross County High Schools.

Mary Margaret Black Scholarship Fund Application

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominees must have a 2.5 grade point average.
  2. Nominees may apply from South Central Ohio counties
  3. Nominees must provide proof of acceptance by the college, trade, or technical school of his/her choice.
  4. Nominees must be accompanied with official high school transcripts and ACT, or equivalent, scores.
  5. Scholarship funds are to be used for general expenses: Tuition, room/board, and books.
  6. Scholarship payment will be made only to the designated educational institution.
  7. Should a student withdraw before completing his/her first year, the remaining funds, in accordance with the policy of the institution, shall be returned to the fund.

Homebuilders of Ross County Scholarship

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of any Ross County High School or the Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center.
  2. Nominee must provide a transcript from a Ross County High School or the Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center showing not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 grading scale.
  3. Nominee must complete an application.
  4. Nominee must complete an educational budget, as financial need may be a consideration.
  5. Nominee must write a self-expression synopsis (200 words or more) describing education goals, career plans, and school and community activities.
  6. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors, or other community leaders.
  7. Preference will be given, but not limited to eligible nominees whose family member (spouse, parent or guardian, grandparent or other immediate family member) is a full time employee of a building trade’s member company with a minimum of one year continuous employment with that company. Nominee must have a letter from that company verifying continuous employment.
  8. The scholarship may be renewable. For this to occur, the nominee must have completed 36 quarter credit hours or 30 semester credit hours and have a 2.5 G.P.A. or better. The nominee must re-submit an application and meet all requirements stated herein and heretofore. The scholarship committee however may choose to not renew a scholarship for whatever reason.
  9. The money may be used at any accredited two or four year college, technical or trade school.
  10. The money may be used for tuition or books. Checks will be written directly to the college, technical or trade school. Any unused portion will be returned to the fund.

Scholarships Available for Chillicothe High School Graduates

Virginia Riffle Scholarship Fund

The Virginia Riffle Scholarship Fund is for Chillicothe High School Graduates who are attending Ohio University – Chillicothe or Athens. Scholarship are available for traditional and non-traditional students. Scholarships are renewable.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee shall be a graduate of Chillicothe High School.
  2. Nominee must be a full-time student at Ohio University – Chillicothe or Athens.
  3. If a graduate of CHS within the previous two years, nominee must have had not less than a 3.0 high school Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 grading scale).
  4. Nominees who graduated from CHS prior to the two previous years will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  5. Nominee must complete an application.
  6. Nominee must complete an educational budget and demonstrate financial need.
  7. Application must be accompanied by official high school transcripts and ACT or equivalent scores.
  8. If nominee has completed some college, application must be accompanied by university or college transcripts.
  9. Nominee must write a self-expression synopsis (200 words or more) describing education goals, career plans, and school and community activities.
  10. Nominee shall provide two (2) recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors or other community leaders.
  11. Scholarship funds are to be used only for books and/or tuition.
  12. Scholarship payment will be made directly to Ohio University. Any unused portion will be returned to the Fund.

McCallum Family Scholarship Fund for Chillicothe High School Graduates

The McCallum Family Scholarship Fund for Chillicothe High School Graduates was established by Scott McCallum in memory of his father John L. McCallum. John was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and was a Certified Public Accountant by trade. Education was important to John and this scholarship will provide educational funds in his memory.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Chillicothe High School, Chillicothe, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must have not less than a “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale)
  3. Nominee must fill out an application.
  4. Nominee must provide a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing themselves, interests, hobbies, and goals. The synopsis should include activities in which the nominee has engaged in during high school years, including organized out-of-school activities (4-H Club, scouting, church organizations, etc.) as well as those connected with school (class officer, music organizations, athletics, publications, etc.).
  5. Nominee shall provide transcripts from Chillicothe High School.
  6. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors, or other community leaders.
  7. Scholarship is need-based and in preference is given to students from families of one parent or no parent.
  8. The money may be used at a four year accredited university or college.
  9. The money may be used only for tuition. Checks will be written directly to the college or trade school or approved entity. Any unused portion will be returned to the Fund.
  10. The scholarship is renewable with documentation from the university that a “C” average (2.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale) has been maintained.

Chillicothe Bicentennial Scholars Fund

The Chillicothe Bicentennial Scholars Fund was established by the Chillicothe Bicentennial Commission to leave a lasting legacy of its successful and memorable celebration of Chillicothe’s remarkable history of two hundred years. Annually two (2) $1,000 college scholarships are awarded to qualified students graduating seniors from Chillicothe High School as funds are available.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be in the top 25% of his/her class.
  2. Nominees must be graduates of the Chillicothe High School.
  3. Nominee must provide proof of acceptance by the college, trade, or technical school of his/her choice.
  4. Nominee must be accompanied with official high school transcripts and ACT, or equivalent, scores.
  5. Scholarship funds are to be used for general expenses: Tuition, room/board, and books.
  6. Scholarship payment will be made only to the designated educational institution.
  7. Should a student withdraw before completing his/her first year, the remaining funds, in accordance with the policy of the institution, shall be returned to the fund.

Scholarships Available for Adena High School Graduates

MZT Spirit Scholarship for Adena High School Graduates

The MZT Spirit Scholarship Fund for Adena High School Graduates is established by the friends and loved ones of Marsha Zurmehly Tootle. She was an incredible person that inspired the Class of 1975 to create a legacy to honor her. She had such SPIRIT and loved the Adena High School and was proud to be a Warrior! Scholarships in Marsha’s memory will be awarded to Adena High School graduates as funds are available.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Adena High School, Frankfort, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must have not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
  3. Nominee must complete an application.
  4. Nominee must complete an educational budget, as financial need will be a consideration.
  5. Nominee must write a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing education goals, career plans, and school spirit.
  6. Nominee shall provide transcripts from Adena High School.
  7. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors, or other community leaders.
  8. The money may be used at any accredited college or trade school.
  9. The money may be used for books and/or tuition. Checks will be written directly to the college, trade school, or approved entity. Any unused portion will be returned to the fund.

Chillicothe-Ross Adena Scholarship Fund

One (1) $500 college scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified senior student graduating from Adena High School.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Adena High School, Frankfort, OH.
  2. Nominee must have not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
  3. Nominee must fill out an application.
  4. Nominee must fill out an educational budget as financial need will be a consideration.
  5. Nominee must write a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing education goals and career plans.
  6. Nominee shall provide transcripts from Adena High School.
  7. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors, or other community leaders.
  8. The money may be used at any accredited college or trade school.
  9. The money may be used for books and/or tuition. Checks will be written directly to the college or trade school or approved entity. Any unused portion will be returned to the fund.

Adena High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

The Adena High School Alumni Association Scholarship was established by the Adena High School Alumni Association to assist Adena High School graduates with post-secondary education costs in the second term of their freshman year.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Adena High School, Frankfort, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must have not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.)
  3. Nominees must fill out an application and submit a current headshot photo.
  4. Nominees must fill out an educational budget as financial need will be a consideration,
  5. Nominee must provide a self expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing their educational goals and career plans.
  6. Nominee shall provide transcripts from Adena High School.
  7. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors or other community leaders.
  8. This is a second semester scholarship. Recipient must submit first semester grades and verify enrollment before the scholarship will be disbursed to the school.

Scholarships Available for Zane Trace High School Graduates

Roy A. Congrove Memorial Fund

Honoring the memory of Mr. Roy A. Congrove, a basketball coach and mentor to Zane Trace High School students, annually scholarships are awarded to Zane Trace graduates.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Zane Trace High School, Chillicothe, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must provide a one page autobiography (250 words or more) describing themselves, interests, hobbies, and goals.
  3. Nominee must provide an information sheet that should include activities in which the nominee has engaged in during high school years (class officer, music organizations, athletics, publications, etc.) and organized out-of-school activities (4-H Club, scouting, church organizations, etc.). Information sheet should also include any awards or honors received.
  4. Nominee shall provide transcripts from Zane Trace High School.
  5. Scholarship funds may be used at any accredited college or trade school and may be used for books, tuition or room and board.
  6. Roy A Congrove was high school basketball coach and preference will be student athletes.

Zane Trace First Class Scholarship

Celebrating the First Class of Zane Trace Hige School, the class of 1966 awards an annual scholarship. Nominees must have a 2.5 grade point average and be current graduates of Zane Trace High School.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Zane Trace High School, Chillicothe, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must have not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
  3. Nominee must provide a one page autobiography (250 words or more) describing yourself and your interests, hobbies, and goals as well as your school, community and church involvement.
  4. Nominee must fill out an application.
  5. Nominee must fill out an educational budget as financial need will be a consideration.
  6. Nominee must provide acceptance letter from the university, college or trade school you will be attending in the fall.
  7. Nominee must provide an information sheet that should include activities in which the nominee has engaged in during high school years (class officer, music organizations, athletics, publications, etc.) and organized out-of-school activities (4-H Club, scouting, church organizations, etc.). Information sheet should also include any awards or honors received.
  8. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors, or other community leaders.
  9. Nominee shall provide transcripts from Zane Trace High School.

Scholarships Available for Paint Valley High School Graduates

Roger and Emily Benner Fund for Paint Valley Graduates

In lasting memory of their parents, the daughters of Roger and Emily Benner have established annual scholarships to qualified graduates of Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, Ohio.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must have not less than a “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.)
  3. Nominee must provide proof of acceptance by the college, trade, or technical school of his/her choice.
  4. Applications must be accompanied with official high school transcripts and ACT, or equivalent, scores.
  5. Scholarship funds are to be used for general expenses: Tuition, room/board, and books.
  6. Scholarship payment will be made only to the designated educational institution.
  7. Should a student withdraw before completing his/her first year, the remaining funds, in accordance with the policy of the institution, shall be returned to the fund.
  8. Roger and Emily Benner were supporters of local 4-H programs and preference will be given to 4-H members.

Norman R. Cutright Scholarship for Paint Valley Graduates

In lasting memory of Norman R Cutright, family and friends have established an annual one-time scholarship to qualified graduates of Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, Ohio.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must have not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.)
  3. Nominees must fill out an application.
  4. Nominees must fill out an educational budget as financial need will be a consideration.
  5. Nominee must provide a self expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing their educational goals and career plans.
  6. Nominee shall provide transcripts from Paint Valley High School.
  7. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors or other community leaders.
  8. The money may be used at any accredited college or trade school.
  9. The money may be used for tuition, board and/or books.

Lewis D and Misty T Ewry and Friends Scholarship Fund

Established to annually assist a graduating senior of Paint Valley Local Schools pursuing a college degree.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, OH.
  2. Nominee must fill out an application.
  3. Preference will be given to nominees pursuing degrees in the field of education.
  4. Nominee must have not less than a 3.0 Grade Point Average (3.0GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
  5. Nominee must fill out an educational budget as financial need will be a consideration.
  6. Nominee shall provide high school transcripts.
  7. Nominee must provide a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing their educational goals and desire for a career in education (or other field).
  8. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors, or other community leaders.
  9. Nominee must provide an information sheet that should include activities in which the nominee has engaged in during high school years (class officer, music organizations, athletics, publications, etc.) and organized out-of-school activities (4-H Club, scouting, church organizations, etc.).
  10. Nominee must include an information sheet listing any awards or honors received.
  11. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the field of education

Amelia Benner Scholarship Fund for Paint Valley Graduates

Established to annually assist graduates of Paint Valley Local Schools pursuing a four-year college degree.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, OH.
  2. Nominee must fill out an application.
  3. Nominee must be pursuing a four-year degree
  4. Nominee must have not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
  5. Nominee must fill out an educational budget as financial need will be a consideration.
  6. Nominee shall provide high school or college transcripts.
  7. Nominee must provide a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing their educational goals.
  8. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors, or other community leaders.
  9. Nominee must provide an information sheet that should include activities in which the nominee has engaged in during high school years (class officer, music organizations, athletics, publications, etc.) and organized out-of-school activities (4-H Club, scouting, church organizations, etc.).
  10. Nominee must include an information sheet listing any awards or honors received.

Scholarships Available for Unioto High School

Judge Thomas Bunch Memorial Scholarship Fund

Guidelines for Application

1. Nominee must be a graduate of a Unioto High School, Chillicothe, Ohio.
2. Nominee must fill out an application.
3. Nominee must have not less than a 3.0 Grade Point Average (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading
scale.)
4. Nominee must provide a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing who
you are, what you are proud of and what your plans are for the future.
5. Nominee must provide an information sheet that should include activities in which the
nominee has engaged in during high school years (class officer, music organizations,
athletics, publications, etc.) and organized out-of-school activities (employment, 4-H
Club, scouting, church organizations, etc.). The information sheet should also include any
awards or honors received. Judge Bunch was a high school athlete and preference will be
student-athletes.
6. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors or other
community leaders. Judge Bunch was a high school athlete and preference will be given
to student-athletes who provide at least one recommendation from a coach.
7. Nominee shall provide High School transcripts.

Scholarships Available for Various Ross and Pickaway County Schools

Ed Umsted Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ed Umsted Memorial Scholarship was created by the friends and family of Ed Umsted to create a lasting legacy to his memory.

Guidelines for Application

  1. Nominee must be a graduate of Zane Trace High School, Chillicothe, Ohio; Unioto High School, Chillicothe, Ohio; Teays Valley High School, Ashville, Ohio; Circleville High School, Circleville, Ohio; Crossroads Christian Academy, Circleville, Ohio; New Hope Christian Academy, Circleville, Ohio; Logan Elm High School, Circleville, Ohio; or Westfall High School, Williamsport, Ohio.
  2. Nominee must fill out an application.
  3. Nominee must have not less than a 2.5 Grade Point Average (2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.)
  4. Nominee must provide a self-expression synopsis (250 words or more) describing their educational goals and career plans.
  5. Nominee shall provide two recommendations from teachers, coaches, advisors or other community leaders.
  6. Nominee must provide an information sheet that should include activities in which the nominee has engaged during his/her high school years (class officer, music organizations, athletics, publications, etc.) and organized out-of-school activities (4-H Club, scouting, church organizations, etc.).
  7. Nominee must provide an Information sheet that should include any awards or honors received.
  8. Nominee shall provide high school transcripts.