WILLIAM D. SQUIRES EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The William D. Squires Educational Foundation is a small private family foundation that was created in 1999 with the sole purpose of helping students in Ohio follow their dreams. The William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily a financial need-based scholarship. The award amount is $3,000 per calendar year and is renewable up to three additional years for a total of $12,000.
The Foundation is proud to announce 15 scholarships will be awarded to the Class of 2016! There is no fee to apply. If you would like to learn about the history of the Foundation, please visit our website.
Who is eligible to apply for The William D. Squires Scholarship?
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
1. Applicants must be seniors, residing in Ohio, graduating from an Ohio high school in 2016.
2. Eligibility is primarily based upon financial need. The EFC on the finalized FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) must be less than 8,000. Finalists must have at least a $3,000 “need” to receive this scholarship.
3. Applicants must already know their career goal and be highly motivated to reach their goal.
4. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited 4 year post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis by the end of 2016. The school of choice does not need to be in Ohio but must have a program leading to a degree in the student’s chosen field.
5. Although this is not primarily an academically based scholarship, applicants must demonstrate academic promise and good character. A minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA is required.
Applications are available in the guidance office. Application will be accepted from February 15 to April 5.
A new start-up fund in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering scholarship funds to high school students who complete specific tasks that aim to help them develop as individuals and become more attractive college applicants. Students can sign up for the program starting as early as their freshman year and as late as the first semester of their senior year. Some examples of tasks that students can complete to earn scholarship money include:
Taking an honors course (colleges pay $50 to $1,000 per class)
Getting an A ($85 to $1,000 per class)
Perfect attendance for a year ($50 to $200 per year)
Volunteering in your community ($7 to $75 an hour)
Taking an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course ($50 to $1,250 per course)
Participating in a sport ($25 to $250 a year)
Taking on a leadership role in an extracurricular activity ($50 to $1,000 a year)
More than 100 colleges and universities including the University of Dayton, Denison University, and Tulane University have joined or are in the process of joining Raise.me Each college offers a different scholarship amount for various activities. Scholarship funds raised for one college cannot be transferred for use at other schools.
The founders of Raise.me are especially interested in helping students from low-income families save money for college, but the program is available to any high school student who wants to earn scholarship money. Visit www.raise.me
for more information.
OHIO GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS
The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Foundation is offering $1000 scholarships to students who will pursue a career in the fields of horticulture, conservation, nature and beautification, landscape design, landscape contracting, commercial florist or floral arts. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline for application is March 15.
NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP
The National Co-op Scholarship application is available in the guidance office. To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and apply for admission to one of the WACE colleges : Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, The University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. WACE will award 175 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,500,000.