Ross County Scholarships

Scholarships Offered from the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation

Scholarships Available in 2024 for All Ross County Graduates

Apply here for all scholarships

The Deadline for all applications is March 22, 2024


Students from the following schools are eligible:

Chillicothe | Zane Trace | Paint Valley | Adena | Huntington | Unioto | Ross Christian Academy | Home Schools | Pickaway Ross CTC

Clyde and Grace Moss Scholarship Fund

The Clyde and Grace Moss Scholarship Fund was established to leave a lasting legacy of Clyde and Grace Moss. Annually, as funds are available, a scholarship is awarded to a senior student graduating from a Ross County high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Apply for the Clyde and Grace Moss Scholarship HERE

Mary Margaret Black Scholarship Fund

As a lasting memory to Mary Margaret Black, a Ross County, Ohio resident concerned about education, scholarships are awarded annually to senior students graduating from Ross County high schools with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Apply for the Mary Margaret Black Scholarship HERE

Home Builders of Ross County Scholarship

The Ross County Home Builders Association created this scholarship to assist Ross County high school graduates with their post-secondary education. Each year scholarships are awarded to senior students graduating from Ross County high schools and/or Pickaway Ross Career and Technology Center with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Preference will be given to eligible applicants 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 of continuous employment with that company. The applicant must have a letter from that company verifying one year of continuous employment.

This scholarship may be renewable. For this to occur, the nominee must have competed 36 quarter credit hours or 30 semester credit hours and have a 2.5 GPA or better. A new application will need to be completed annually, and the scholarship selection committee may choose to not renew the scholarship.

Apply for the Home Builders of Ross County Scholarship

L. Jean and Fred R. Bauman 4-H Scholarship Fund

The L. Jean Bauman and Fred R Bauman Scholarship was established by Jean to continue her lasting legacy of making the best better. As a Home Economics Agent at the OSU Extension Office in Ross County for over 29 years, Jean was a major supporter of youth development. From the Fair to Camp, “Clean Jean” was a familiar face to many youth at 4-H Events! Annually, as funds are available, scholarships are awarded to graduates and alumni of the Ross County 4-H Program.

Each year, scholarships are awarded to senior students and/or previous high school graduates, who have participated in Ross County 4-H. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 high school GPA for consideration.

Apply for the L. Jean and Fred R Bauman 4-H Scholarship HERE

Fred R. Bauman and L. Jean Bauman Scholarship Fund

Although they had no children of their own, Fred and Jean Bauman dedicated their lives to serving the young people of Ross and Pike Counties – Fred as a shop teacher at Waverly High School and Jean as the Ross County Home Economics Extension agent. Fred built the home that they lived in for all of their married lives. Jean was known for her interest in cooking and nutrition and also for her prize roses, and Fred almost always had a carpentry project in the works. They cultivated a large vegetable garden and worked together to can and process their harvest. They lived frugally, and although they never earned enormous salaries, by the end of their lives their estate was impressive. This enabled them to leave money to multiple charities and establish this scholarship fund, creating a legacy to benefit the youth they had served all of their lives that will last long past their time on this earth.

Scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors and/or previous high school graduates residing in Ross County and Pike County with a 2.5 high school GPA. Funds may be used at any accredited trade or technical school or for a skills program. They may also be used at an accredited college or university if the degree being pursued will lead to a career in a trade field. Examples of qualifying programs would be, but are not limited to, technology, electrical, mechanical, welding, plumbing, beautician, medical assistant, practical nursing, landscaping, truck driving, and heavy equipment operation.

Apply for the Fred R and L. Jean Bauman Scholarship HERE