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Buckeye Broadband Scholar of the Month

Deadline is 11:59 PM October 13


  • To provide annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors currently attending a school in the Buckeye Broadband Sandusky service area (Edison, Huron, Margaretta, Perkins, Sandusky, or Sandusky St. Mary's Central Catholic high schools). 


  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen entering an accredited school of higher education in the United States in the Fall. Scholarships can be used toward tuition, books, and fees. 

  • Seven “Scholars of the Month” will be chosen by a committee comprised of Erie County Community Foundation representatives throughout the academic year, November through May. One student will be chosen to represent their school monthly. 

  • Each Scholar of the Month will receive recognition on Buckeye Broadband channels for the month he/she is chosen and will also qualify for a minimum of a $1,000, one-time scholarship (not applicable for the Scholar of the Year). 

  • One finalist, Scholar of the Year, will be chosen from among the Scholar of the Month group in May by the Erie County Community Foundation Scholarship Advisory Committee. This student will be awarded a minimum $2,000 per year scholarship. The Scholar of the Year scholarship recipient may re-apply for three additional years of undergraduate study and will be considered for possible renewal if he/she maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA, full-time status, and applies for the renewal. 

  • All Scholars of the Month and the Scholar of the Year will be recognized at the BCSN Honors Award program in mid-June. 

The criteria for selection of Scholar of the Month and Scholar of the Year includes: 


  • Scholastic aptitude and prior academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 or above), as demonstrated by your transcript; 

  • Individual motivation, ability, and potential, as demonstrated by your essay and, if selected as a Scholar of the Year finalist, a required interview with Erie County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Advisory Committee; 

  • Two signed letters of recommendations from high school teachers, guidance counselors, principal, and/or employer; 

  • Financial need; 

  • Extra-curricular activities such as athletics, clubs, internships, and work/study programs. 

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