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Scholarship Opportunities




Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation




Feb. 28, 2020

Up to $4,500

Two scholarships. Must be attending a 2 or 4 year college or technical school.  One is open to anyone, the other, a parent must be a Farm Bureau member.  2.5 GPA, 3 letters of recommendation and an essay.

Jostens 2020 Photo Contest



Mar. 1, 2020


Submit a photo in one of several categories

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation




Mar. 1, 2020


2.5 GPA, must have a career goal in the natural gas and oil industry, submit 2 letters of recommendation, 250 word or more essay detailing career goals, provide resume and transcript

Zinggia Art Scholarship



Mar. 7, 2020


Majoring in Art, May attend any school in the US.  GPA 3.0 Must send in art samples.

R.K. Thompson Self-Reliance Award


Scholarship Information


Mar. 12, 2020

$500 (4 female, 4 male)

$1,000 (one female, one male)

Award for students who exhibit self reliance. Given to students who, “do the best with what he or she has”. Must fill out application, provide references and write a 300 word essay on what self reliance means to you.

Rhonda Kay Bevington Memorial Scholarship


See Student Services for more information

Mar. 12, 2020

$2,500 (2)

2.5 GPA, active church member, active in youth group or Christian group, displays leadership & Christian character.

Invest Higher Education Scholarship




Mar. 13, 2020


Must be a current or past student in an Invest program, planning to pursue a career in the insurance industry. Application includes transcript, letter of recommendation, essay and completed case study

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education



Mar. 15, 2020


Open to any student enrolled in an Ohio Career and Technical Program.   Application includes a 500-1,000 word essay.

Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship Fund




Mar. 15, 2020

Up to $5,000

Low income household, 2.5 GPA, involvement in an extra-curricular activity of work, completed application and Student Aid Report from FAFSA

Farm Focus Scholarship


Mar. 16, 2020

$1,000 (3)

For students pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field, GPA 2.5, fill out application, essay explaining why you think agriculture is important now & in the future

UNCF STEM Scholars Program





Mar. 19, 2020

Up to $2,500

Must be African American, 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need, letter of recommendation committed to pursuing STEM majors

Central Insurance Companies Educational & Charitable Foundation Scholarship


Mar. 27, 2020

Up to $5,000 (renewable)

College major must have a specific use in the insurance industry (see list), GPA 3.0, fill out application, include transcript, letters of recommendation and an essay “My career goal”

Braun Engineering Scholarship


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Mar. 31, 2020


Must be a member of Project Lead the Way , school of choice must have an engineering program, major must be engineering specific, 3.0 GPA, demonstrate good character

Van Wert Health Medical and Health Care Scholarship Program



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Mar. 31, 2020

$1,000 (renewable)

Must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college full time, major must be human healthcare specific, 3.0 GPA, demonstrate good character

Shirley Johns Hart Scholarship


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Mar. 31, 2020

$500 (2)

For VWHS seniors.  Based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement. Must be accepted to a post high school educational institution. Short essay on educational career plan and situational need.

John Fox Maney Memorial Business Scholarship



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Mar. 31, 2020


For a VWHS senior planning to major in business administration or any other business-related field. Must have financial need, good character and be civic minded. 

Adolph and Letitia Weck Scholarship


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Mar. 31, 2020

$500 (2)

For two VWHS seniors. Must rank in the top 1/3 of the class, explain why you are a worthy candidate for the scholarship.

Margaret Shaffer Maney Memorial Music Scholarship


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Mar. 31, 2020


For a VWHS senior planning to major in music or music education.  Other criteria include financial need and personal character.

Ohio Gas Association Scholarship



Mar. 31, 2020


For students planning to pursue a career in the natural gas industry or related energy field (including business)Must plan to attend an accredited Ohio college, technical or trade school, 3.0 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, short essay,

Ralph McCuddy Memorial Scholarship


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Mar. 31, 2020


For a VWHS senior planning to major in the field of science. Must enroll in a 4 year college, complete application.

Schrader Realty


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April 1, 2020


One award will be given to a Van Wert High School senior.  Applications available in Student Services

Leslie Scholarship Fund


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April 1, 2020


Must have been a member of the Van Wert High School golf team, 2.0 GPA, demonstrated high character traits and leadership qualities

United Producers, Inc. Scholarship Program



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April 1, 2020


Must be a member or child/grandchild of a UPI member, Member must market at least one head of livestock at UPI per year, planning on attending a college or technical school to study an agriculture-related field, fill out application and personal essay.

Van Wert Service Pack Scholarship


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April 3, 2020

$500 (2)

Must be a 2 year member of the Van Wert Service Pack, 2.75 GPA, rating sheet filled out by 3 teachers or advisors

Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship


April 6, 2020


Student & parent/guardian must be current paid member for the Van Wert County Farm Bureau, 2.5 GPA

William D. Squires Educational Foundation




April 6, 2020

$5,000 (20) (renewable)

Based primarily on financial need.  3.2 GPA, Must include application, transcript, class schedule, ACT scores, SAR report, 2 letters of recommendation, essay on “My Career Goal”

Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools





April 10, 2020

Wide Range

Available at certain Trade or Technology schools. Student must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio Legislature. Must also send recommendation letters and shore essay.  See Student Services by March 1 so that nominations can be made by the deadline.

Van Wert Federation of Teachers Scholarship


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April 17, 2020


2.8 GPA, Must major in education, parent/parents must reside in Van Wert City School district, student must have attended VWHS for at least 2 years

Van Wert Optimist Club Scholarship


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April 19, 2020


Must have minimum of 100 volunteer hours in the past 12 months. Volunteer hour sheets are available in the Student Services office

2020 ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers



November 1, 2020 $1,000 Students must be enrolled in a health-related college program at the time of application. $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for three runners-up.

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