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Helping Students Continue Their Education

As part of our support for education, we administer scholarship funds established by individuals and organizations. Whether it’s medical school, journalism, architecture, ministry, nursing, or engineering, our scholarship donors make pursuing a career more attainable for all our high school and professional school students.

 

A large variety of scholarships are available and are based on a field of study, merit, financial need, sports, and community involvement. By completing our Universal Grant Application, our system will automatically match your skills and financial need with the criteria for each scholarship. This eliminates the need to complete multiple scholarship applications.

 

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA or higher as required by specific scholarships.

  • Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be obtained only from your College Bursar’s Office/High School Guidance Office.

  • All applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit their entire Student Aid Report (SAR).

  • Unless otherwise specified, scholarships are for students pursuing a post-secondary undergraduate education enrolled full-time in a degreed program attending an accredited nonprofit university or community college in the continental United States.

  • Awards paid directly to post-secondary accredited educational institutions, not to individuals or bookstores.

  • Students may be asked to attend an interview with the committee as part of the selection process.

  • Students eligible for renewals will be contacted via email in January. If your scholarship is renewable, you must reapply each year. Renewals are competitive and at the committee’s discretion—they are not automatic.

  • Decisions approved by the Erie County Community Foundation Board of Directors are rendered in April and are final.

Application Procedure

Deadline is March 1 for all scholarships using the Universal Grant Application. Deadlines for scholarships using unique application procedures are included in the Scholarship Listings. Our scholarship applications are available through our online scholarship portal.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Erie County Community Foundation at (419) 621-9690 or email Pam Provo pamp@eriefoundation.org.

 

High School Student Scholarship Listing

Carmen M. Appleby Memorial Scholarship

Carmen Appleby was a 2000 graduate of Sandusky High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and the a cappella Choir. She unexpectedly passed away while attending BGSU Firelands in 2001. This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Sandusky High School who will be attending Bowling Green State University main campus or BGSU Firelands. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required, with preference given to students planning to major in Psychology.

Scholarship amount:  varies

 

Samuel R. and Anna Barone Scholarship

The Barone family started this scholarship to benefit a student who is the first generation of their family to enroll in a two- or four-year college or university. This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of any Erie County, Ohio high school. Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be first generation of his/her immediate family to attend an accredited university or community college. Scholarship awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.

Scholarship amount: $1,000 minimum

 

Buckeye Broadband Scholar of the Month (October 10 deadline)

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Edison, Huron, Margaretta, Perkins, Sandusky, or Sandusky St. Mary's Central Catholic high schools pursuing an undergraduate degree. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Scholarship awarded based on individual motivation, ability, and potential, as demonstrated by essay; financial need; extra-curricular activities such as athletics, clubs, internships, work/study programs. Two signed letters of recommendation from high school teachers, guidance counselors, principal and/or employer are also required. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Carver Family Scholarship

The children of William and Lois Carver established the Carver Family Scholarship. William was a teacher with Sandusky Schools for 35 years. This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Sandusky High School, with two awards annually—one female student and one male student. Scholarship awarded based on financial need and demonstrated community service.

Scholarship amount: $1,000 minimum

 

Cedar Fair Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. and Canadian citizens who are current graduating seniors or college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to Cedar Fair associates, spouses, or children who demonstrate strong community service and leadership. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

College Women's Club Charitable Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is for current female graduating seniors of Huron, Margaretta, Perkins, Sandusky, or Sandusky St. Mary's Central Catholic High Schools who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. Minimum 3.5 GPA required. Financial need is a consideration.

 

John and Clara Corogin Scholarship

This scholarship is for minority graduating seniors of any Erie County, Ohio high school. Financial need, desire for higher education, evidence of realistic goals, leadership potential and ability to handle college level academic work are considered. Outstanding academic achievements is not a principal consideration.

 

Harry DeLapp Scholarship (November 10 deadline)

This scholarship is awarded to a current senior football player at Huron High School. At the end of football season, senior football players can submit an essay about “What football has meant to them” to football coach. Eligibility Criteria: Financial need, ability to succeed academically in college; and demonstrated citizenship. Recipients must be enrolled full-time at an accredited undergraduate university or community college.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Madeleine Chapter 204, Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors who reside in Erie County, Ohio and attend any Erie County high school, with preference given to Vermilion High School. Minimum 3.0 GPA required, with demonstrated strong community service. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Mary L. Fenker Scholarship

Mary Fenker, who passed away in 2020, taught first and second grade for 32 years at Campbell and Ontario Elementary Schools. This scholarship is for graduating seniors who reside in Erie County, Ohio and are pursuing an undergraduate degree. Preference given to African American students who are graduates of Sandusky High School. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Floyd Family Scholarship

The Floyd family established this scholarship for current graduating seniors who reside in Erie County, Ohio and are pursuing a degree in music, music education, general education, or liberal arts studies. Minimum 3.0 GPA required with preference given to graduates of Huron High School. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Donal F. and Marcia L. Goff Scholarship

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Perkins High School residing in Erie County, Ohio, who are pursuing a 4-year degree in health care. Minimum 3.0 GPA required, with emphasis placed on academic achievement, desire for higher education, leadership potential, and ability to handle college level academic work. Must be enrolled full-time, and may apply to renew the award for up to 3 additional years.

Scholarship amount: $1,000 minimum

 

Dave Hermes Memorial Scholarship

Dave Hermes, a well-respected gentleman, farmer, and businessman in Erie County, passed away in 2008. This scholarship is for current graduating seniors residing in Erie County, Ohio. Minimum 3.0 GPA and 25 ACT score required. Preference given to academic performance, as well as balancing community service, athletics, and work commitments. Students demonstrating financial need and an agricultural background are given special consideration.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Bob Hower Memorial Scholarship (February 1 deadline)

For graduating high school seniors residing in Erie County, Ohio who will attend The Ohio State University. Preference given to graduating seniors from Sandusky or Perkins High Schools who intend to study business and/or entrepreneurship. Financial need is not a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Thomas and Dorothy Jackson "Dare to Dream" Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for African American graduating seniors of Perkins High School. Preference given to students residing in (1) Searsville area of Perkins Township, (2) Homeville area of Perkins Township, or (3) Perkins Township. Minimum 3.0 GPA required and must be enrolled full time in 4-year accredited college or university. Scholarship is renewable for up to 3 additional years provided student is enrolled full time and maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Scholarship amount: $2,000 first year; $1,000 second year; $500 third and fourth years

 

Jewett Architectural Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Erie County, Ohio pursuing an education in the field of architecture. Scholarships available for undergraduate or graduate study. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Dr. Craig T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for Huron High School graduates or residents of Northwest Ohio who have participated in swimming and/or diving programs for a minimum of 3 years. Financial need is a consideration. Available for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a degreed program attending an accredited university, technical school, or community college. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Douglas E. Kidwell Memorial Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Gene and Mary Ann Kidwell in memory of their son Douglas. This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Sandusky High School. Must be a varsity athlete, have demonstrated exemplary citizenship, good moral character, and financial need.

Scholarship amount: $1,000 minimum

 

Paul, Jeanne, and Sally Maschari Family Scholarship

Two awards annually, one for a current graduating senior of Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic High School, and one for a current graduating senior of Sandusky High School. Minimum 3.0 GPA required, with declared major in business or medicine. Recipients selected based on demonstrated community service and financial need.

Scholarship amount: $500

 

Ewalt and Jocelyn Maurushat Engineering Scholarship

Ewalt was a retired engineer from General Motors. Upon his death, his wife, Jocelyn, established this scholarship for graduating seniors of any Erie County, Ohio high school with a declared major in Engineering. Preference given to students demonstrating excellent academic performance and with multiple siblings and/or large extended families. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: $1,000

 

Ewalt and Jocelyn Maurushat General Scholarship

Jocelyn established this scholarship for graduating seniors residing in Erie County, Ohio who demonstrate excellent academic success in high school, a minimum 3.5 GPA, and a minimum ACT score of 25. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Peter P. and Lorraine A. Mellio Scholarship

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Sandusky High School who are enrolled full-time in an accredited university or community college pursuing a degree in Business Management. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship is renewable for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee provided student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA and is enrolled full-time.

Scholarship amount: $2,500

 

Camile Myers Memorial Scholarship

Camile Brittany Myers was a junior at Perkins High School when she unexpectedly passed away in January 2008. This scholarship in her name is for female graduating seniors of Perkins High School. Must be 4-year participant in girls’ soccer, or secondarily, a 3-year participant in girls’ soccer. If none exist, then consideration will be given to 4-year participant in girls’ track. If multiple female seniors are eligible, the scholarship will be selected based on the student’s essay.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Ohio Athletic Committee Scholarship (February 1 deadline)

For graduating seniors residing in Ohio who have competed in at least one Ohio Athletic Committee wrestling event, or been a member of high school football team, cheerleading squad, or cross-country team. Minimum 25 ACT score required. Successful applicants will be students who demonstrate community service, leadership, and academic excellence.

Scholarship amount: $1,000

 

Ruth F. Parker Scholarship

Because of Ruth's love and devotion to BGSU Firelands, she established this scholarship for individuals who reside in either Erie, Huron, or Ottawa county who will attend BGSU Firelands. Preference given to students who show academic promise and financial need. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

PEO, Chapter BE Scholarship

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) scholarship is for female graduates of an Erie County, Ohio high school who is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Renewable at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Helen B. and Elam P. Sabroske Educational Fund

This scholarship is for graduates of any Erie County, Ohio high school, who reside in Erie County, Ohio, and attend Bowling Green State University main campus or BGSU Firelands. Principal considerations are outstanding academic achievement and student leadership. Financial need is also considered. This is a four-year renewable scholarship.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Sand Hill Community Church Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduates of Perkins and Margaretta high schools who are residents of Erie County, Ohio. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Consideration given to financial need and community service. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Sandusky Bay Kiwanis Community Service Scholarship

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Huron, Margaretta, Perkins, Sandusky, St. Mary Central Catholic high schools, and EHOVE. Minimum 2.8 GPA required with demonstrated strong community service and financial need.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Sandusky-Firelands Alzheimer’s Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Erie County, Ohio pursuing a degree in the medical or health care fields with an interest in working with geriatric patients. Financial need may be a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Sandusky High School Alumni Association Scholarship

The Sandusky High School Alumni Association established this scholarship to benefit SHS graduates. This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Sandusky High School. Must demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students who, without this award, might not otherwise be able to continue their education. Two scholarships awarded annually, one to a male student and one to a female student.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Michelle Marie Saunders and Ryan Leigh Foss Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Huron High School. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Recipients shall have character qualities like Michelle and Ryan…a positive attitude, strong work ethic, leadership skills, and good teamwork. Recipients shall also know the importance of faith, family, and friendships in their lives. Preference given to students planning to attend BGSU main campus or BGSU Firelands or those majoring in education or nursing. Financial need may be a consideration.

Scholarship amount: $3,000

 

Alan R. Schlessman Scholarship

The Alan R. Schlessman Scholarship Fund was established by John and Lori Schlessman in memory of their son, Alan. This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Perkins High School, with consideration given to those who will attend The Ohio State University. Must demonstrate leadership and ability to handle the rigors of college. Consideration may be given to students who participated in golf, basketball, tennis, or peer leadership programs. Financial need is not a consideration.

 

Herbert C. and Margaret M. Schriner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Erie County, Ohio who will attend Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Preference given to graduates of Edison High School who demonstrate a passion for the education and opportunity offered by Heidelberg University. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Clarence W. Seavers Citizenship Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduates of any Erie County, Ohio high school who are pursuing a degree in Political Science or Computer Science/Technology. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Preference given to students with demonstrated qualities of leadership, spirituality, and commitment to community service. Financial need is not a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: $500

 

Ralph B. and Helen C. Seitz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Sandusky High School who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. Must demonstrate financial need. Preference given to applicants who, without this award, might not otherwise be able to continue their education.

 

Speers Family Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduates of any Erie County, Ohio high school. Must be attending BGSU Firelands, Bowling Green State University, University of Toledo, or University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus; a resident of Erie County, Ohio for at least 4 years; majoring in Medical Field/Health Care, Public Administration/Policy, Education, Engineering or Engineering Technology. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Edward Paul Toll Scholarship

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors of Perkins High School planning on pursuing a degree in environmental studies and/or planning to participate in their college athletic swimming program. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Preference given to students demonstrating a commitment to community service through volunteer activities. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: $500

 

Bertha and David Wiggins Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins owned and operated a retail establishment in Sandusky called "Mr. Wiggs". Through a partnership with The Cleveland Foundation, this scholarship is for current graduating seniors of any Erie County, Ohio high school who reside in Erie County, Ohio and will attend a college or university in Ohio. For students of high scholastic achievement from wide racial, religious, and cultural spectrum. Successful applicants will be students whose family income is greater than $100,000.

 

Non-Traditional Age Students (not current graduating seniors)

Cedar Fair Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. and Canadian citizens who are current graduating seniors or college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to Cedar Fair associates, spouses, or children who demonstrate strong community service and leadership. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Edward L. Feick Vocational Training Scholarship

This scholarship is for Erie County, Ohio residents who are or will be attending an accredited vocational training program or apprenticeship program in the United States.  Preference given to graduates of Sandusky High School attending EHOVE. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Daniel E. and Marjorie A. Hartung Scholarship

This scholarship is for non-traditional aged single parent residing in Erie County, Ohio. Must be returning to school after an interruption in education or continuing in a degreed program on part-time basis pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree. Financial need is a consideration.

Scholarship amount: $1,000

 

Jewett Architectural Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Erie County, Ohio pursuing an education in the field of architecture. Scholarships available for undergraduate or graduate study. Financial need is a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Dr. Craig T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for Huron High School graduates or residents of Northwest Ohio who have participated in swimming and/or diving programs for a minimum of 3 years. Financial need is a consideration. Available for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a degreed program attending an accredited university, technical school, or community college. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Mildred P. McCrystal Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduates of any Erie County, Ohio high school who have completed at least 2 years at an accredited university or community college in the United States with a declared major in the fine arts with an emphasis on music performance or music education. Available for undergraduate or graduate study. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

PEO, Chapter BE Scholarship

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) scholarship is for female graduates of an Erie County, Ohio high school who is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Renewable at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

Sandusky-Firelands Alzheimer’s Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Erie County, Ohio pursuing a degree in the medical or health care fields with an interest in working with geriatric patients. Financial need may be a consideration. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

 

Constance L. Smith Education Scholarship

For graduates of any Erie County, Ohio high school who are in sophomore, junior, or senior year enrolled at Bowling Green State University main campus or at BGSU Firelands, with declared major in education. Preference given to graduates of Edison High School and to students who have successfully balanced academic, community service, and work commitments. Special consideration given to students who demonstrate strong work ethics. Financial need may also be considered.  Scholarship may be renewed for up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Scholarship amount: $1,000

 

Kenneth R. and Rhonda Hill-Watt Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Erie County, Ohio with a minimum GPA of 2.5, who are or will be attending BGSU Firelands. Must also demonstrate financial need by qualifying for some need-based financial assistance.

Scholarship amount: varies

 

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