Scholarships

Please note: If a link is broken or says Page Cannot be Displayed, simply copy and paste the address from under the Scholarship Name or type the address in the browser bar. If all else fails, do a search of the scholarship name.

While receiving some scholarships may adjust your financial aid award from your chosen institution, many of the scholarships listed on this page, especially the locally awarded scholarships, are issued directly to the student. This makes the funds available for expenses beyond tuition. The Guidance office staff strongly suggests you apply for any scholarship for which you qualify.

The Guidance Office does their best to verify that all scholarships are legitimate but the new rush of online only scholarships makes this difficult. Please use caution when providing personal information. If in doubt ask the Guidance Office and we will help investigate as best we can. The Guidance Office is happy to print, scan, or help students complete these applications in any way we can!

The Ohio Department of Higher Education Governor's Merit Scholarship (GMS):  https://meritscholarship.ohio.gov/
Eligibility: Senior identified as graduating in the top 5% of their class. Ties broken in the following order: 1. Highest GPA 2. Highest ACT/SAT 3. Highest count of CCP/AP/Honors courses.
Amount: up to $5,000 renewable for up to four years
Submit Application: If you are attending a public high school, you do NOT need to apply for the Governor's Merit Scholarship. Your school will determine if you fall with in the top 5% of your class using the criteria listed above. You will then be notified (by email or U.S. mail) of the offer of the GMS award.

Deadline 4/26/2024

Local - Beverly Lions Club Helen Allen Recognition Reward: No Website to Link.
Eligibility: Fort Frye or Waterford Senior. Involved in school activities and community service a plus.
Amount: $500
Submit Application: Due in Guidance by above deadline.
Download the Beverly Lions Club Helen Allen Scholarship

Local - Fort Frye Athletic Boosters: No website to link
Eligibility: Fort Frye Senior, been a varsity athlete for at least two years including the senior year at FFHS. Taken the ACT by the end of February of their senior year, 2.2+GPA, not been suspended or ineligible while in grades 9-12. Additional details on application.
Amount: 2 @ $500 one male and one female athlete
Submit Application: Due in Guidance Office by above deadline
Download the Fort Frye Athletic Boosters Scholarship

Local - The Roger French Memorial Scholarship: no Website to Link
Eligibility: High School senior from Waterford, Morgan, or Fort Frye High Schools, Washington County Career Students are also eligible. Any student who has been accepted to a school of higher education; any accredited school beyond high school. Open to all students regardless of college major. Selection criteria includes financial need and an individual that exhibits respect and integrity in their daily life.
Amount: 6 @ $1,000 Two given to each Waterford Students, Morgan Students and Fort Frye Students.
Submit Application: To the Guidance Office by the above deadline.
Click Here to download the Roger French Memorial Scholarship Application.

Local - OAPSE/AFSCME #447 Scholarship: No website to link.
Eligibility: Fort Frye senior planning to 1. pursue a 2 year degree or 1 year certificate OR 2. continue directly into the workforce. 2 letters of recommendation and a 250 words or less essay. See details on application.
Amount: 2 @ $750
Submit Application: By the above deadline to the Guidance Office
Download OAPSE Scholarship Application

Washington County Career Center Repair & Maintenance Scholarship Ag & Industrial Truck & Equipment Class 3-8 Highway Trucks: No Website to Link
Eligibility: MUST be a graduating student of the Washington County Career Center (WCCC) and a Washington County High School planning to continue their training by enrolling in a 1 to 4 year post-secondary institution majoring in repair and maintenance. 2.0+GPA, 2 rating forms and recommendation letters. Essay. Additional Details on Application
Amount: $1,000
Submit Application: Received by the above date to the Washington County Career Center Guidance Office.
Click Here to download the application.

Deadline 4/29/2024

Local - Presbyterian Church of Beverly Scholarships: No website to link. Click on the link in red below to download the scholarship application.

Paul C. Dietz Scholarship
Eligibility: Fort Frye senior planning to attend a 2 year program or trade school. 500 word essay, counselor and two (2) instructor recommendations. Additional details on application.
Amount: $500
Submit Application: received by the above deadline to address on the application. 
Click here to download the Paul C. Dietz Scholarship

Roberta K. Mindling Scholarship
Eligibility: Fort Frye senior planning to attend a 2 year program or trade school. 500 word essay, counselor and instructor recommendations. Additional details on application.
Amount: $500
Submit Application: received by the above deadline to address on the application.
Click here to download the Roberta K. Mindling Scholarship

Deadline 4/30/2024

American Association of Drilling Engineers Appalachian Chapter (AADE): https://www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/student-sections/scholarships
Eligibility: 3.5+ GPA, 27+ACT or 600+Math and 600 Critical Reading on the SAT. Enrolled in an accredited college in Pennsylvania, Ohio or West Virginia, US citizen, 200 word minimum explanation as to why you should receive this award.
Amount: 10 @ $1,000
Submit Application: Application MUST be typed and submitted via email only to: aade@rengeresources.com by above deadline. You can download a copy of the application below, but the online version can be typed in and saved to make emailing easier. See the Guidance Office if you would like assistance with scanning and uploading your application.
Download the AADE Application .pdf version

Local - Par Mar Stores Scholarship: https://www.parmarstores.com/about-4-2
Eligibility: Anyone who resides in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, or Kentucky. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, community involvement, school activities, honors, work experience, statement of career goals and financial need. 
Amount: Undisclosed. Awards are for one year, but students can reapply every year.
Submit Application: Online at the above link OR received by the above date to: The Ritton Family Foundation Scholarship, 114-A Westview Avenue, Marietta, OH 4570.
Click here to download Par Mar Stores Scholarship Application

Deadline 5/1/2024

Local - 40&8 Nursing Scholarship Application: No Website to link.
Eligibility: Senior enrolling in a full time nursing program after high school. 500 word essay essay explaining what nursing means to you and what your vision for the future of nursing may be.
Amount: Undisclosed
Submit Application: Received by the above deadline to: Randy Trotter, 1579 Coal Run Hill Rd., Lowell, OH 45744
Download the 40&8 Nursing Scholarship Application

Local - American Legion Catherine and John Mezik Memorial Nurses Scholarship: No Website to link.
Eligibility: Graduating Senior from Fort Frye or Waterford HS pursuing a degree as a Registered Nurse.
Amount: $500
Submit Application: Received by the above deadline to: Randy Trotter, 1579 Coal Run Hill Rd., Lowell, OH 45744
Download the Catherine and John Mezik Memorial Nurses Scholarship

Local - American Legion Auxiliary Russell Chadwick Unit 389 Student Award: No website to link.
Eligibility: Member or a son/daughter (grand, great-grand, step or adopted) of a current or deceased member of Russell Chadwick Post, Unit or Squadron 389. HS senior or graduate pursuing further education at an accredited institution of higher learning. Four letters of recommendation are requires including: One letter from an administrator or teacher, one letter from a member of the religious institution attended by the applicant, one letter from a member of Russell Chadwick Post, Unit or Squadron 389. Transcript with ACT/SAT scores.Acceptance letter. List of extracurricular activities, community involvement and hobbies. A brief statement on "How This Award Will Help Me Achieve My Goals." Additional details  on application.
Amount: 2 @ $1,000
Submit Application: Received to address on application by the above deadline.
Click here to download the American Legion Auxiliary Russell Chadwick Scholarship

Local - COAD David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship: https://coadinc.org/give/scholarships/
Eligibility: Resident of the 30-county COAD service area for at least one year before the application deadline. Reside in a household with a total annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Have obtained or will obtain a high school degree or GED. Show proof of acceptance by and accredited 2-year or 4-year institution of higher education.
Amount: Undisclosed
Submit Application: Postmarked by the above deadline to : C.A.P.C. of Washington-Morgan Counties, 218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750
Click here to download application and application details

Local - Eastern District Track and Field: No website to link
Eligibility: Sponsored by an active member of the Eastern District Track & Field and Cross Country Association. Details on how to contact a member are on the application. Submit application, three letters of recommendation (one must from a track or cross country coach) and official transcript. 
Amount: 2 @ $250 
Submit Application: Received by above deadline to address on application. 
Click Here to download Eastern District Track and Field and Cross Country Scholarship Letter
Click Here to download Eastern District Track and Field Scholarship Application

Local - Lowell Masonic: No website to link
Eligibility: FFHS senior, 2.5+ GPA, Financial need. Application packet MUST include: application, copy of acceptance letter, a signed and sealed official copy of the student's current high school transcript obtained from the Guidance Office, up to 3 but no less than 2 letters or recommendation, and the first page of the students FAFSA Student Aid Index (SAI).
Amount: $500 
Submit Application: Due in Guidance by above deadline.
Download the Lowell Masonic Scholarship

Local - Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival Essay Contest: http://www.movmcf.org
Eligibility: 2016 High School senior in Wood County, WV or Washington County, OH who plan to continue their education. Essay topics, questions and requirements are outlined on the application.
Amount: $500
Submit Application: By the above deadline to this email: cowensus@yahoo.com please put MOVMCF Scholarship in the subject line.
Click here to download the MOV Multi Cultural Festival Essay Contest Application and Essay Topics

Local - Mt. Moriah #37 Charitable Fund Scholarship: No website to link
Eligibility: 2.65+GPA, Financial need, Applicants' family need not be members.
Amount: 1 @ $1,000
Submit Application: Postmarked to address on application cover letter by the above deadline.
Download the Mt. Moriah #37 Charitable Fund Scholarship

Local - Mt. Moriah Eastern Star: No website to link. 
Eligibility: Any graduating senior at FFHS and WHS who attends any type of institution or school whose program constitutes post-high education may be considered. 
Amount: $1,000 ($300 to student for books and $700 to college or university after receiving proof of enrollment)
Submit Application: Due in Guidance by the above deadline
Download the Mt. Moriah Eastern Star Scholarship

Parkersburg Area Jaycees: https://forms.gle/mrMFKdjjpoTQxpXa8
Eligibility: Applicants must attend a community college, trade/technical school, or cosmetology school in the following counties: Wood, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Pleasants, Jackson Counties in West Virginia or Washington County in Ohio. Applicants of all ages (traditional high school students and non-traditional adult students) are considered for scholarships.
Amount: $500
Submit Application: Online only using the above link.

Deadline 5/3/2024

Local - Fort Frye Band Boosters: No website to link
Eligibility: Fort Frye Seniors, currently involved in band, 2.5+GPA, 2 teacher recommendations, 500+ word essay: What has band meant to me?
Amount: 1 @ $500, 1 @ $250
Submit Application: Due in Guidance Office by above deadline
Download the Fort Frye Band Boosters Scholarship 

Ohio Counties Scholarship: https://www.ccao.org
Eligibility: High school senior, 3.0+ GPA, resident of a county in Ohio, plan to attend university, community college, training program or vocational school in Ohio and plan a career in public service in Ohio. 350 word essay. Additional details on application.
Amount: $2,000
Submit Application: email: scholarships@ccao.org or received by the above date to: County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Attn: Research and Educational Foundation, 209 E. State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Click here to download the CCAO Scholarship Information Sheet
Click here to download the CCAO Scholarship Application

Deadline 5/31/2024

Washington County Behavioral Health Board Scholarship: http://wcbhb.org/behavioral-health-matters-scholarship/
Eligibility: Resident of Washington County, Completed application, resume, a letter of recommendation, pursuing an associate, baccalaureate, or master's degree in one of the following: social work, counseling, addiction. Provide proof of enrollment at an educational institution. One page essay about educational and career goals.
Amount: 3 @ $2,500
Submit Application
: via email to Info@wcbhb.org. Application and materials available at the website linked above.

Deadline 6/30/2024

Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship: https://sigep.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d0b8f94849a147af53801f931&id=e2ea334e76&e=5ff0a35ad2
Eligibility: Male student enrolled as full time at the University of Cincinnati. Applicants have no obligation to affiliate with or join SigEp to be eligible.
Amount: Up to $4,000 scholarship money to incoming freshmen
Submit Application: Online at the above link.

No Set Deadline

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award: https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=E_EAW_CSEM_BM_X_BMHS2#/aboutyou
Eligibility: Sign up for emails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter for the chance to win a scholarship!
Amount: 12 @ $5,000
Submit Application: Online at the above link.

No Specific Deadline Given:
But the sooner the FAFSA is complete and application is turned in, the more funds will be available.

West Virginia University Parkersburg: https://www.wvup.edu/future-students/costs-scholarships-financial-aid/scholarships/
Eligibility: Apply to WVUP. One application covers a variety of scholarships. Details for individual scholarships listed on page linked above.
Amount: Varies by scholarship
Submit Application: Online via the link above.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship: https://highered.ohio.gov/initiatives/affordability/choose-ohio-first
Eligibility: Colleges and universities from across the state participate in Choose Ohio First. All scholarship decisions are made by the individual participating colleges and universities. To learn how to apply for a Choose Ohio First Scholarship,  reach out to the listed contact at the institution(s) in which you are interested.
Amount: Varies by Institution
Submit Application: Directly to participating College or University. Click here for a list of participating colleges.

Imagine America Scholarships for Trade Schools in Ohio:https://www.imagine-america.org/students/scholarships-education/
Eligibility: Apply, be accepted to and attend the college that offers a specific scholarship. Details vary be scholarship
Amount: Varies by school and scholarship
Submit Application: Contact the school of interest of an enrollment application and details about the scholarship process

National Guard Scholarship: https://www.nationalguard.com/tools/guard-scholarships
Eligibility
: Two available: To receive one of these scholarships, you must be involved in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with a National Guard unit while in school, and have a letter of acceptance from a local Guard unit stating that they will accept you in an SMP status. Following graduation, cadets begin a new Military Service Obligation (MSO) contract and serve eight years in the Guard, which includes training.
Amount: Varies by award given details on web page.
Submit Application: See National Guard recuruiter

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP): https://www.ohiohighered.org/nealp
Eligibility
: An applicant must: An applicant must: Complete a FAFSA and online NEALP Application and be an Ohio resident, be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, be enrolled in or be accepted for enrollment approved nurse education programs in Ohio colleges, universities, hospitals, or vocational schools, Not be in default or owe a refund to any Federal Financial Aid program, Maintain an academic record which places the student in good academic standings within the institution
Note: Due to limited funding available and the continued abundance of practicing LPNs, NEALP will once again make awards for the 2016-2017 academic year only to RN and nurse instructor candidates 
Amount:
annual award for most recent academic year was $1,500/year

Submit Application: At above link.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG): https://www.ohiohighered.org/ocog
Eligibility
: Ohio residents in an associate’s degree, first bachelor’s degree, or nurse diploma program at an eligible Ohio or Pennsylvania institution with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 2190 or less and  a maximum household income of $75,000.
Amount: Varies by student
Submit Application: Complete the FAFSA.

Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund: https://www.ohiohighered.org/safety-officers-college-fund
Eligibility
: Children or spouse of peace officer, fire fighter and certain other safety officers who were killed in the line-of-duty anywhere in the United States.
Amount: Varies
Submit Application: See site for details.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship: https://www.ohiohighered.org/ohio-war-orphans
Eligibility
: Awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. Must be an Ohio resident, under the age of 25 and enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at an eligible Ohio college or university.
Amount: Varies
Submit Application: See Site for Details

Washington County Career Center Scholarships: http://www.mycareerschool.com/high-school-scholarships
Eligibility
: 2.5+GPA, 90% or better attendance junior and senior years.
Amount: 30% of tuition cost at the Career enter Adult Technical Training.
Submit Application: To the address on the application
Click here to download application form.