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Welcome to our informational page regarding scholarships.
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Portman, Brown Invite Ohioans to Apply for Nomination to U.S. Service Academies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 7, 2019




Senators Portman and Brown to Co-Host 17 United States Service Academy Seminars Throughout the State
Eligible Students May Apply for the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Military Academy at West Point

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged Ohioans interested in 2020 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

As a United States Senator, it is an honor and privilege every year to nominate a number of Ohio’s top young achievers for entry into one of our nation’s service academies,” said Portman. “Our nation has never had to look further than the Buckeye State to find those individuals who exhibit the sterling qualities of leadership, daring, and the sense of adventure needed to turn their biggest dreams into reality, and to rise to any occasion.”

Ohio’s students have the integrity, courage, and knowledge needed to enroll in our nation’s prestigious military academies and I am honored to nominate students for this high honor,” said Brown“These academies develop the next generation of leaders who will serve our country as military officers and national leaders.”

Each year, Portman and Brown nominate up to 10 students for each service academy: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Portman’s Columbus office and to Brown’s Cleveland office no later than September 20, 2019. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.

For more information or to request an application, please visit Portman’s website here. Inquiries can also be directed to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office 1-800-205-OHIO and to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office 1-888-896-6446.

Portman and Brown will co-host 17 United States Service Academy Seminars throughout the state for all students who are interested in learning about the application processes.


 - Click here for the application: STUDENTS OF INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Major Samuel Woodfill Chapter 2019 Scholarship Program


The Major Samuel Woodfill Chapter announces its 2019 Scholarship Program for Children and Spouses of U.S. Army Soldiers in the Global War on Terrorism, Army Soldiers and Army Veterans who are currently serving or have served in the Global War on Terrorism, and Family Members of AUSA Members who belong to the Major Samuel Woodfill Chapter in that priority. Also priority is given to residents of Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky, and  Southwest Ohio. $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship program is available to first-time freshman and returning college students. The scholarship can be used for tuition and fees, and room and board.


Students can download the scholarship packet from:



Application deadline is April 1, 2019.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Robert F. Sprague

LTC, U.S. Army, Retired

Past President





2019 Scioto Foundation Scholarship

The 2019 Scioto Foundation online scholarship application is now available.  Completed applications must be submitted before 5 p.m. Wednesday March 27, 2019.  Your application is considered complete only after the Scioto Foundation receives required letters of recommendation, current transcript of grades, and your personal essay.  Visit our website: www.sciotofoundation.org click on Scholarship Application at the bottom of the page to apply.


If questions, please call us at 740-354-4612, or email your question to:  info@thesciotofoundation.org, or to ginnie@thesciotofoundation.org


The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service at our alcohol and drug rehab facilities while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.

To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.

Do you have a compelling recovery story? Have you witnessed the challenges that addiction can present, or helped someone overcome substance use disorder? Share your experience and describe why you are eager to enter the health care field for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.


 Click here to access!

The Great Communicator Debate Series

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Image of two debaters during the 2018 National Championship
The Great Communicator Debate Series offers $50,000 in scholarships for high school students.

Register for qualifiers now!
Those who advance at the regional competitions will receive a free trip to the Reagan Library in Southern California where they will compete for awards of up to $10,000 for college. A total of $50,000 will be distributed.

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series was founded to develop engaged, informed, and conscientious citizen leaders by hosting a national series of high school debates. The debates search for students who can effectively use logic, evidence, and personality to communicate their ideas, just as Ronald Reagan did throughout his life. Professional debate experience is not required. The event is comprised of five in-person and one online qualifying competition. The two finalists from each region along with the top debaters from two national organizations will compete in the National Championship at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in July.

This year's topic is:
RESOLVED: Convicted felons who have completed their sentence should be allowed to vote in the United States.

To download a topic resource guide or to learn more about the Great Communicator Debate Series, visit our website. The regional locations and schedules are listed below.

Marian Thomas Memorial Writing Competition Scholarship

The Scioto Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Marian Thomas Memorial Writing Competition Scholarship for 2019.  This generous scholarship is available only to graduating seniors enrolled at a Pike County, Ohio high school. 


To participate in the writing competition students must complete and submit the following:


  1. A one-page biography sheet
  2. A 500 words or less essay detailing why the student enjoys writing.  It should be typed and double spaced.
  3. A 2,000 words or less writing sample, typed and double spaced, or three poems no longer than seven pages total, also typed and double spaced.  The writing sample can be fiction, a play/screenplay and/or in a poetry format.


All these materials are to be submitted to the Scioto Foundation, P.O. Box 911, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, or as a PDF attachment to an email to info@thesciotofoundation.org.


The deadline to receive the materials is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019.


The scholarship winner will be notified by May 15, 2019.

Buckeye Rural Electric Scholarship

Buckeye Rural Electric is proud to present the following Children of Members Scholarships:

=        First-place Buckeye REC award: $1,500

=        Second-place Buckeye REC award: $1,200

=        Third-place Buckeye REC award: $800

BREC’s first-place winner will compete for the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC) scholarships in Columbus.  Students must apply for the local BREC scholarships to qualify for the statewide competition. The potential total scholarship award for first place ($1,500) at Buckeye REC and first place ($3,650) at OEC is $5,150!  The minimum statewide award is $1250.

At the state level, the 24 awards range from $1,250 to $3,650. An in-person interview is required. All applicants must be a high school senior who resides with parents or legal guardians who are members of the cooperative. Other minimum requirements must be met. Applications and rules are found at www.buckeyerec.coop/scholarships. The first two pages of each application can be filled in online before printing.

DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 9, 2019. Scholarship finalist interviews will be held at our offices in Rio Grande on or around March 1, 2019.  Applicants will receive additional information prior to that date.

The candidates will be evaluated initially by their scholastic record and personal achievements/school & community activities. After finalist are selected, the judging process will include a personal interview and test students’ knowledge of cooperatives, based upon the Online Orientation course located at https://ohioec.org/orientation/.

University of Kentucky Scholarship Update

As we get closer to the early action deadline of December 1st, we wanted to share with you some updates and tips for your students to follow.  Please remind your students to check their spam or junk folder for important communication as often notifications of admission and scholarship can end up in those folders.  In addition, we know many of your students are diligently working on their essays and we wanted to be sure that you are aware of the information we have been sharing with students.  Most of this guidance is similar to that shared on the Lewis Honors College website, since the essay questions were made available back in August:

If you are still working on your essays, here are some tips we thought you might find helpful:

  1. For both essays, there isn’t one right answer. Nor should you think about the essay as a test where you address every issue or question raised. That’s not what we’re looking for in reviewing the essays.
  2. Both essays are designed to get a sense for how you write and communicate. So, think of the various topics and questions in each essay as ways to get you thinking – not as specific issues to address point by point.
  • Moreover, we aren’t looking for you to do research to address the issues and questions raised. Again, this is about seeing how you think, how you communicate and how you express your thoughts around complicated ideas – whether that’s a matter of economics, history or ethics.
  • Think of it much like a conversation you would have with friends or your teacher.
  • Tell us, in other words, what you think.

Should you have students with any questions about the essays, feel free to share the information above, or let me know and I’d be happy to help them.

We have one other reminder.  The last couple years, we have been able to send out some early estimated aid packages and we are able to do that again this year.  If your students complete and submit both their application for admission (and all supporting documents) and FASFA by November 15th they will receive a decision and an estimated award package by December 15th.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you out. 

Imagine America Scholarship

Our scholarship application for 2019 high school seniors is open now. The deadline for 2019 seniors will not be until Dec. 31, 2019. We leave our scholarship application process open for the entire year that the student graduates in. The earlier students apply the better: 2019 applications are open now! 



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