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Scholarship Central accepting applications for dozens of local scholarships

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Scholarship Central accepting applications for dozens of local scholarships

By Christine Holmes, News Director

Nearly three dozen scholarship applications are now available through the Muskingum County Community Foundation.

While many scholarships are intended for high school students, some funds are also available for adults pursing higher education.

Applications can be found online at scholarshipcentral.org or in person at the Muskingum County Community Foundation located at 534 Putnam Avenue in Zanesville.

The Scholarship Central office through the MCCF will be open late on Mondays in March for applicants to turn in scholarship applications, ask questions or receive assistance with applications.

Below is the listing of available scholarships due on March 20. For full descriptions and any additional information, those interested can contact Heather Sands at (740) 453-5192 or by emailing scholarshipcentral@mccf.org.

2019 Scholarships

  • Traci Lynne Reed Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior from John Glenn High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year.  The applicant must be involved in volunteer, school, community, extracurricular, arts, music, drama and church activities.
  • Celine Wyatt Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior girl from the state of Ohio, who plays or has played softball. The applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and excel in the sport of softball. They must be able to demonstrate and articulate the attributes of: leadership, passion, commitment and determination.
  • Pamela Smith Jackson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior attending Waterford High School and one to a senior attending West Muskingum High School. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be involved in community activities including some volunteering, and be planning to attend a four-year college or university.
  • Tom Johnson Scholarship will be awarded to applicants that demonstrate a true love for life, a fantastic work ethic, a great sense of humor and true respect for their family. This scholarship was established to honor Tom’s memory, his sense of humor, his love for his family, his love of sports and the value he placed in education. All applicants must be 2019 graduates of a Muskingum County High School and be student athletes from the following sports: golf, bowling or softball.
  • Bucci-Dietz Art Scholarship will award one annual scholarship to a student artist pursuing a degree in the visual arts field at a college, university or institute. The scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award. The recipient is selected with consideration given to artistic achievements, artistic potential, academic ability, dependability, responsibility, motivation and recommendations. Student must be a graduate of a Muskingum County high school.
  • Ashley Cordial Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from West Muskingum High School pursuing higher education opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. The applicant must be involved in extracurricular, community and volunteer activities and planning to obtain a degree in any subject area.
  • Grant Hickman Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to multiple high school seniors graduating from a Muskingum County High School pursuing higher educational opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year.  The applicant must be involved in extracurricular, community and volunteer activities.
  • Carolyn Ann Weiner Scholarships will be awarded to students who, like Carrie, face extraordinary challenges in their lives and wish to attend college. Candidates are nominated by individuals such as guidance counselors, principals, physicians and ministers who are able to attest to the students’ strength of character and ability to succeed in spite of the challenges.
  • Muskingum County Democrat Club Scholarship in Memory of Brenda A. Anderson is awarded to a high school senior residing in Muskingum County who plans to attend a two or four-year accredited college or university starting fall term of 2019 to pursue a career in the public arena.  All majors may apply.
  • Josephine Sebach Scholarships are awarded to residents of Muskingum County who are graduates of Muskingum County high schools.  Students must be first-time college students and may be graduating high school seniors or previous graduates who plan to attain a two or four-year degree or certificate from an accredited institution.  Applicants are expected to be highly motivated to be successful and have clear knowledge of the occupations they wish to pursue.
  • Margaret Carol Barringer Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Philo High School. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Student must attend an accredited college, university or institute. The ideal recipient will possess a balance of academic achievement, extra-curricular participation and community involvement.
  • Beckwith Farm Scholarship is open to any Philo High School graduate majoring in nursing or education. Candidates may be high school seniors, current college students or returning adult students. Applicants must apply online. They will be able to save their work and come back to it; after they have submitted it, they may still revise their application until the deadline.
  • Matthew B. Robinson Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of a Muskingum County High School that is presently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore or junior in a four-year accredited institution majoring in Special Education. The applicant must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Applicants should show evidence of community service, club memberships or athletic participation while in high school and/or college. The $1000.00 scholarship may be used toward any Special Education major.
  • Herbert P. ‘Tim’ Jones Music Scholarship will be awarded to a 2019 high school senior attending a Muskingum County high school or a current college student (undergraduate or graduate) pursuing higher education opportunities in music performance or music education at Muskingum University or Ohio University for the 2019-2020 school year. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have been active in music during high school.
  • Corley and Melodie Thomas Scholarship will be awarded to a 2019 high school senior attending a Muskingum County high school or a current college student who attended a Muskingum County high school, planning to pursue higher education opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (where 4.0 is the highest possible) or higher, been active in a community service groups or organizations during their high school career. Applicant must be attending or plan to attend any two or four-year accredited institution.
  • Coach Keller Memorial Athletic Scholarship is open to 2019 graduating Tri-Valley High School seniors with a cumulative GPA exceeding 3.0. Applicants must also have been active in track and/or cross country for at least one high school season, and be planning to attend any two or four-year accredited institution. Upon acceptance, the scholarship may be used toward any major.
  • Howard and Norma Lavy Veterans Memorial Scholarship is open to graduating seniors (or previously graduated senior if a military veteran) from Zanesville High School with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (where 4.0 is the highest possible) or higher. Applicants must have been active in a community service group or organization during their high school years and be planning to attend any two or four-year accredited institution or an accredited technical or vocational institution meeting the academic requirements (or similar grading system) noted above. ZHS graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds, qualified veterans and those entering into the college-level Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs should receive preference.
  • James W. McCandlish Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Zanesville High School senior pursuing a degree in the Visual Arts or Education at a college, university or institute. Students majoring in Performing Arts are not eligible to apply.
  • John and Susan (Rose) Dorr Scholarship is open to graduates of Zanesville, Maysville or West Muskingum High Schools who are planning to major in business, nursing or education OR be attending an Ohio Skilled Trade Tech School for HVAC at an accredited university or college or Skilled Trade Tech School within the state of Ohio.
  • Cynthia McHenry Shull Scholarship is open to Zanesville High School graduates who have achieved at least a 2.0 GPA, 85 percent attendance, hold a part-time job and have an affiliation with a religious institution. Favorable recommendations from counselors, employers, etc. are required.
  • Julie Mesaros Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Zanesville High School senior with a GPA of at least 2.8 who plans to pursue higher education opportunities during the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants must also have participated in band, soccer or track during their high school career.
  • Nick Tilton Memorial Scholarship is open to graduating West Muskingum High School seniors who will be pursuing higher education opportunities in the 2019-2020 school year and who are involved in extra-curricular, community and volunteer activities. Applicants must be involved in football or music and be planning to obtain a degree in any subject area.
  • Jeffrey A. and Lisa R. Wilson Academic Scholarship will be awarded to a West Muskingum High School senior that has been enrolled at WM for four years, who is involved in extracurricular, community and volunteer activities, holds at least a 3.0 GPA and who plans to attend a two or four-year college or university in 2019-2020.
  • Jeffrey A. and Lisa R. Wilson Military Scholarship will be awarded to a WMHS senior that has attended WM for four years and who is pursuing military enlistment in the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard).

  • Mike Strohl Memorial Scholarship is open to any graduating Philo High School senior.
  • Maysville Alumni Association Scholarship is open to any 2019 graduates of Maysville High School who have at least a 2.5 GPA and who plan to attend an accredited university or college.
  • Matz Family Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to a Muskingum County resident who is a 2019 graduate of a Muskingum County High School. Applicants must be a four-year high school athlete, hold at least a 3.0 GPA and show integrity and community involvement.
  • John Earhart Memorial Scholarship is open to current college students attending Zane State College or Ohio University Zanesville who are majoring in Social Work and hold at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Marlene Jones Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolling or enrolled in a Masters in Education program who teaches and lives in Muskingum County and who holds at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Charles and Mary Lou Heck Educational Scholarship is open to residents of Muskingum County who are attending the Mid-East Adult Center or a two or four-year accredited college, technical school or university. This scholarship is only available for funding during the summer semester. Additional deadlines will be available for fall and spring semesters.
  • Forest M. and Meryl C. Cale Scholarship is open to residents of Muskingum County who are attending the Mid-East Adult Center or a two or four-year accredited college, technical school or university. This scholarship is only available for funding during the summer semester. Additional deadlines will be available for fall and spring semesters.
  • Violet and Ralph Hennessey Educational Scholarship is open to residents of Muskingum County who are attending the Mid-East Adult Center or a two or four-year accredited college, technical school or university. This scholarship is only available for funding during the summer semester. Additional deadlines will be available for fall and spring semesters.

New Scholarships Available This Year:

  • Muskingum Area Teachers of Mathematics Scholarship is open to employees of or graduates of a Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center school district. Applicants must also be a mathematics teacher or be working to become one (must currently be a college senior).
  • Josh Atwell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Philo High School senior or a past PHS graduate who is majoring in Social Work or the mental health field.
  • Wise Family Scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Muskingum County high schools who are pursuing a degree in music performance or music education at a four-year institution. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA, have been active in music during high school, show evidence of community service and currently be a member of a performance group. Preference is given to Zanesville and Philo High School students.
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