Scholarship Opportunities

Last Updated: 4/16/2021 1:46 PM

Scholarships 2020-2021

Van Wert County Farm Bureau Scholarship

April 9, 2021 $500 Student & parent/guardian must be current paid member of the Van Wert County Farm Bureau, 2.5 GPA
Farm Focus Scholarship April 9, 2021 $500-$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
Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools

April 10, 2021 Various Available for certain Trade or Technical schools. Must send recommendation letters or a short essay.  See Student Services by March 5 so that nominations can be made by the deadline
Rhonda Kay Bevington Memorial Scholarship


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April 13, 2021 $2,500 (2) 2.5 GPA, active church member, active in youth group or Christian group, display leadership & Christian character
VWHS Athletic Booster Club Cougar Pride Scholarship April 15, 2021 $500 (2)

Will be awarded to one male and one female athlete. Must write an essay answering the question, "What does Cougar Pride mean to you?"

Schrader Realty April 15, 2021 $500 One award will be given to a Van Wert High School senior. Applications available in Student Services
Van Wert Federation of Teachers Scholarship April 16, 2021 $750-$1,000 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 Health Medical and Health Care Scholarship Program


April 19, 2021 $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
Bowen Honorary Scholarship April 26, 2021 $500 Must attend a vocational, 2 or 4 year college. Major in one of the following: Pharmacy, Engineering, Psychology/Counseling, Firefighting, Policing, EMT/Paramedic, Nursing, Agriculture
Van Wert Optimist Club Scholarship


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April 26, 2021 Up to $1,000 Must have 2 letters of recommendation, minimum of 100 volunteer hours in the past 12 months. Volunteer hour sheets are available in Student Services. Return application to Student Services office.
Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest

April 29, 2021 $100-$2,000 Write a 600-1,200 word essay on one of three topics from the book Anthem.

Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest

April 29, 2021 $500-$5,000 Write an 800-1,600 word essay on one of three topics from the book The Fountainhead

Think For Yourself Scholarship

April 30, 2021

$5,000 (1)

$1,000 (3)

Must be planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college, trade school or vocational school. Write an essay on the value of free speech, curiosity and openmindedness based on an intriguing question.
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

June 12, 2021 $1,000 500-1,000 word essay describing your educational career and life goals.

Big Sun Athletic Scholarship

June 19, 2021 $500 500-1,000 word essayon one of three topics regarding your participation in sports in high school

Design a Better Future Awards

June 28, 2021 $10,000 Must find an issue in the community, strategize and produce a plan to make the community better