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The 2014-2015 Rittman High School Scholarship Booklet is coming soon.  Hard copies of the booklet will be mailed to every senior’s home over winter break.  The application will be available on January 6th in Mrs. Chipps' office.  Students must sign for the application and once the completed application is turned in they can pick up recommendation forms.  Click here to view the scholarship booklet.

Scholarships:  Student's please make sure to use proper grammer and check your spelling and punctuation before you send your application and/or essay in for consideration.

2015 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an aspiring nurse that demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in math & science and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. Select the following link for more information and the applicationDeadline:  June 30, 2015

AES Engineers Scholarship - award is $500. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character as determined by evaluating submitted essays.  Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  Essays must be submitted to: scholarships @ aesengineers.com. Click here for more information.   Deadline:  October 7, 2015

Alpha Theta Chaper of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Internation Scholarship - one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior or currently-enrolled graduate pursuing a career in education. Selection is based on academic and attendance records of the candidates, on economic need, and on the likelihood of successful completion of a teacher licensure program. To request an application for the scholarship, you should contact Rita McAllister at jmcalli347 [at] aol [dot] com or at 330-682-3595. Be sure to include the name of your high school in your request. She will email a Word file of the application to be completed & edited electronically, printed and sent to her at 884 Arlington Ct. Orrville, Ohio. Select the following links for more information and to view the applicationDeadline: PAST

Amici Italiani Scholarships - provides financial assistance to students attending post-secondary schools in pursuit of their career and educational goals. The scholarship is based on merit and academic promise, not financial need. Although preference is given to applicants of Italian heritage, anyone may apply. Four renewable $1,000 scholarships to be awarded annually. Select the link for more information and an applicationDeadline: April 2015

Ashland County Pilot's Association - Leo K. Heyl Memorial Scholarship - one $567.00 scholarship will be awarded.  The scholarship is available to students who meet the following criteria: current year graduate of any high school neighboring Ashland county, 2.5 GPA, accepted to an accredited two or four year college/university, and majoring in a field related to Aviation (preferred). Select the link for more information on scholarship requirements. Interested students should apply onlineDeadline: PAST

Aspiring Animation Professional - one $1,000 scholarship that will be to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who intends to an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college, has a demonstrable records of academic success, and has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career. Select the link for more information and an applicationDeadline:  June 1, 2015              (NOTE: There is also a $1,000 animation contest.  For more information, watch the video at http://www.animationcareerreview.com/)

Aspiring Fashion Professional - one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Select the link for more information and an application. Deadline:  June 1, 2015

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program - up to $25,000 per year to 50 first time or existing college students renewable up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program. Select the following link to get more information on eligilbility, award criteria, and the application procedure.   Deadline:  PAST

Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarship Program - 10 $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. Graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue a post-high school education interested in applying for this scholarship, please review the rules, requirements, and the applicationDeadline: PAST

East Central Ohio Mensa (ECOM) - one $2,000 scholarship in the local area. Qualified entries from the local area will complete for amounts up to $1,000 regionally and nationally. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need, Mensa Foundation scholarships are based on essays (up to 550 words) written by applicants. Therefore, the goal statement and supporting information are significant parts of a winning essay. Click the following link for the rules and an application. Deadline: PAST

Ella Weiss Education Fund - one $1,000-$1,500 renewable scholarship (student must reapply each year). For criteria and an application, select the following linkDeadline: May 31, 2015

Health Care Professions Scholarship - $1,000 awarded annually.  For details, requirements, and an application, click hereDeadline: PAST

James Kura Memorial Scholarship Contest - three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who will be attending a four year accredited college. Student's must submit an application and a 2-page essay based on the question on the application. Select the link for more information and an application. Deadline: PAST

Kenneth Black Memorial Scholarship - One scholarship awarded annually. Amount to be determined. Candidates must pursue a career in Education (K-12) and must be accepted by the college or university of  his/her choice as a full-time student. Academic qualifications will be the primary basis of selection.  Financial need will be used only as basis of selection among equally qualified nominees. A high school transcript and resume should be attached that includes PSAT, SAT, or ACT test scores. All materials must be submitted to your school counselor. Select the link for more information and an applicationDeadline:  PAST

Lester Marrison Teacher Education Book Grant - a $1,000 book grant will be awarded to a student who is pursing a degree in education and attending an accredited Ohio college. The selection criteria includes: applicant must be a graduating senior currently enrolled in a school district in the Northeast Region of the Ohio School Boards Association, and have plans to major in teacher education at an accredited college or university in the state of Ohio, has a 3.0 or greater GPA, demonstrates potential as an educational leader and competent professional, they must demonstrate community involvement and have evidence of good character, as well as, demonstrate a financial need. Select the following link for more information and an application.     Deadline: May, 15, 2015

OAPSE Memorial Scholarship Foundation  - available to any graduating high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is a member in good standing of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4/AFL-CIO) and who intends to enroll in a full-time degree program in any two or four year accredited university, college, buiness or technical school. The scholarships may be used for any field of study. One scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to winners selected from the applicants who meet the eligibility requirements. Select the link for more information and an application. Deadline:  PAST

Ohio Assoication of Career Colleges & Schools Legislative Scholarship Program - there are over 220 scholarships available ranging from $2,000 - $44,000. These scholarships are available for Ohio high school graduates of the 2015 academic year. Select the links more information on the program, the scholarship application, & the legislative nomination form.   Deadline: PAST

Ohio Newspapers Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship - one $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an Ohio high school senior planning to major in journalism, advertising, marketing, communications or another related field. Select the links for information on eligibility and an applicationDeadline:  PAST

Ohio Township Association Scholarships  - three $1,500 scholarships are being offered. One Academic Achievement Scholarship will be awarded and two Local Government Achievement Scholarships. Applicants are eligible for both, but may only be awarded one scholarship. If applying for both scholarships, materials must be submitted in separate envelopes. Eligibility: student must have at least a B average (cumulative) and attain a 22 ACT or 1000 SAT score. To be eligible for the Local Government Achievement Scholarship, you must be able to demonstrate outstanding citizenship through service and participation in community activites. For additional information, click on requirements and an application. Deadline: PAST

Quota International of Wooster Scholarship -  individuals must be a resident of Wayne County, expect to be a full-time student within five months of receiving the award, pursing a degree at an accredited college (no less than an associate degree or similar vocational post-secondary course of training at an accredited institution), and admitted to an accredited college or university. Select the following links for more information and an applicationDeadline: PAST

The Clinton E. Missler Agri-Scholarship - Awarded annually to a current resident of Wayne County who is furthering his/her education in agriculture, farm economics, animal husbandry, animal nutrition & research, or soil & water conservation. The applicant must submit a high school transcript, college aptitude test results (if available), and a statement of 300 words or less stating why the applicant feels he/she should be considered for the scholarship. Select the link for an applicationDeadline: PAST

The Edward, Arlene, & Kaye Maibach Wayne County Scholarship - one or more minimum $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Wayne County seniors enrolled in college on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours), have a 3.0 GPA, and financial need. Applicants must submit an essay not to exceed 300 words stating why you should be considered for the scholarship. Select the link for an applicationDeadline: PAST

The William D. Squires Educational Foundation Scholarships - 15 scholarships are being offered to Ohio seniors for $3,000 per year and is renewable up to $12,000. The scholarship is primarily need-based.  Students must include their complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA, a transcript which includes senior year 1st semester, 2 letters of recommendation, and a single page essay along with their notarized application.  Select the link for more information and an applicationDeadline: PAST

TravelNursing.org Scholarship - $1,000 awarded annually to students interested in pursing a career in nursing and currently accepted or enrolled in any college program.  For scholarship details/requirements and an application, click hereDeadline: PAST

Vertical Runner Wooster Running Club Scholarship - two $750 scholarships will be awarded to eligible graduation seniors. One male & one female athlete will be chosen. Select the link for eligibility information and an application. Deadline: May 1, 2015

Victor Gerer Memorial Music Scholarship - one $1,000 scholarship will be granted a a senior graduating form a Wayne County high school that demonstrates academic achievement, participation in music activities and leadership, and who will begin post-secondary education in the fall of 2015. Applicants are required to complete an application form, an essay response, provide a letter of recommendation from a school music teacher or private instructor, and provide an official transcript. Select the links for an application and information on the essayDeadline: PAST

Wace National Co-Op Scholarship Program - they award 195 merit scholarhsips totalig $4.7 million to students admitted to one of the elven Insitutions the participate in the program. Click here for the list of participating institutions. Click here for more scholarship information.  Deadline:  PAST

Wayne County Farm Bureau Scholarship - one (1) scholarship of $2,000; one (1)  scholarship of $1,500; three (3) scholarships of $1,000 each and two (2) scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:  a memeber or dependent of a member of the Wayne County Farm Bureau at the time of application, be in their senior year, plan to further their education in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Horticulture, Farm Economics, Animal Husbandry, Soil & Water Conservation or Forestry. Select the following links for more information and an applicationDeadline:  PAST

Women's Network/Judith Resnik Scholarship - a $1,000 scholarshp will be awarded to a young woman graduating from a public or private high school in Summit, Stark, Portage, Wayne, or Medina County. It is for a student accepted into a bachelor's degree program in science, engineering, or mathematics at an accredit university. Applicatnts must have a cumulatvie GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is renewable annually for a maximum of four years ($4,000).  Click the following links for more information and an application.      Deadline:  PAST

Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship - six (6) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors in Wayne County that are interested in pursing education in the healthcare field. Select the following links for more information and an applicationDeadline:  PAST

United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States of America
Resident of the State of Ohio
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Financial Aid/Scholarship Websites:

  • ACT


  • College Board Online


  • College, College Scholarships, & Online Degrees


  • College Scholarships



  • Fast Web


  • Federal Student Aid


  • FinAid


  • Financial Aid Toolkit


  • Zinch


  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


  • Ohio College Access Network (OCAN)


  • Sallie Mae


  • Scholarships: Find money for college


  • School Soup


  • Tuition Funding Sources


  • UCAN – University and College Accountability