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Ridgewood
Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
High School
602 Johnson Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6345: Phone
740-545-5311: Fax

Dollars for Scholars

 
 
Seniors, please click here to view the application for Dollars for Scholars and click the link below to view the attached document on how to apply for Dollars for Scholars scholarship money. Applications are ro be submitted by FEBRUARY 28, 2019! 
 

Scholarships

 

High School Telephone 740-545-6345
 
                                           2018-19
                               Scholarship Opportunities
 
(As of Feb. 6. 2019) MAKE sure you give either Ms. Collins or the guidance office an index card listing the school(s) you need new transcripts sent. For example, if you have been accepted to Ohio State and CIncinnati and have not yet decided which school you wish to attend a 7th semester transcript should be sent to both now. 
 
Congratulations to Hope Asbury who has been accepted to Ashland Univeristy and is the first of the class to have a letter of acceptance! Congratulations to Hope, who has also been accepted to Muskingum University an offered an annual scholarship of $17000, and to Walsh University with an annual $14,000 scholarship. Congratulations to Jarrett Brenneman, accepted to Ashland University! Congratulations to Luke Bucher, accepted to Ashland University! Congratulations to Waverly, accepted to Ashland University with a scholarship of $38,000 over four years, accepted to Ohio Northern University, accepted to University of Mount Union with scholarship per semester of $9,000,and accepted to Wheeling Jesuit University. Good Luck. Congratulations to Carlos Mourer accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in the Agricultural Equipment Technology program. Congratulations to Morgan Matis assepted to the University of  Mount Union and awarded a annual scholarship of $18,000., and to Wheeling Jesuit University. Good Luck.Congratulations to Mackenzie Loomer who has been accepte to the Zanesville Campus of Ohio University's College. Congratulations to Hallie Reed who has been accepted to Cleveland State University and awarded an annual scholarship of $5000; and to Mount Vernon Nazerene University: and to Johnson & Wales with a17,000 annual scholarship; and Muskingum University with a $1500 scholarship. Congratulations to Andrew Getchey who has been accepted to West VIrginia University.Good Luck. Congratulations to Colin McConnel who as been accepted to The University of Akron and the Akron Guarantee for 25,000 over four year and a $1000 scholarship and accepted to Ohio University's Russ College in Enginnering and Technology. Good Luck.Congratulations to Alexis Prater who has been accepted to Youngstown State Univeristy. Good Luck.
 
 
The Newcomerstown Elks Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. It is a $1000 award. You send and the application deadline is May 3, 2019
 
The John Neal Stocker Arts Education Scholarship is now available. ($1200 scholarship). See Ms. Collins for a copy. Any senior from Ridgewood or Newcomerstown that is entering an accredited Technical, Community College or College/University in the field of Arts Education for the 2019-2010 school year is eligible.  You send and the application deadline is May 3, 2019.
 
West Lafayette Rotary Scholarship is now available see Ms. Collins for a copy. The deadline is March 22 to her. 
 The Ben Stevens, Mike Gress, Mark Gress Memorial Athletic Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy, Due date to her is March 22. Recipient is a senior who will attend a degree granting college or univeristy who has participated in one, two or more RIdgewood High School Sports programs.
 
The Janusian Club Scholarship is now available from Ms. Collins. This is a community service scholarship. Deadline return completed application to Ms. Cllins in is March 22. 
 
The Brenda S. Hoffman Memorial Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. THe recipeint is a high school senior from Ridgewood who will attend a degree-granting college or university to major in the
MEDICAL or AGRICULTURAL field. Due date to Collins is March 22. 
 
The West Lafayette and Ridgewood Alumni Sponsored Scholarship is now available from Ms. Collins.This includes writing a narrative: What experiences have you had at Ridgewood High School that will help you in the future? How?  Due to Ms, Collins by March 22.
 
 
 The Coshocton Community Choir Bachert Scholarship has been established to assist a Coshocton County high school senior or a current/former Community Choir member to pursue further musical study. The value of the scholarship is $1,000. The application form must be completed and received no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. Please send them to: The Coshocton Community Choir Scholarship Committee c/o The Presbyterian Church 142 N. Fourth St. See Ms. Collins for a copy. You are responsible for delivering this application.
 
 
 The Coshocton Board of Realtors Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Due date to her is Friday, March 22. This application requires an acceptance letter, current transcript and a reference letter from an employer or current instructor.
Please note. *The policy for reference letters is usually that the letter is in a sealed envelope and the writer of the letter has signed across the sealed part of the envelope.
 
 
Labor Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by the Central Labor Council of Licking, Knox, Muskingum, and Coshocton Counties. thhe Essay: Why are Labor Unions Important? Essays should include history on why unions were formed, and why they are important. If possible include any personal or family experience and/or history with Labor Unions. Deadline to submit essay is April 1, 2019. WInners will be notified by Friday, April 19th. Essays should be no longer than three typed pages. See Ms. Collins for the application. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.
 
Coshocton Regional Medical Center Scholarship ( $1000 award) application is now available from Ms. Collins. You must have a 3.0 or above GPA and be pursuing a career in healthcare or a related field. This scholarship application includes an essay, maximum 400 words, on why you have chosen this field of study. Applications must be returned to the CCMH Administration Office by March 29, 2019. 
 
 
Women of Witness 2018-19 Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for an applicatio. Candidate must exhibit Christ-like attitudes and share talents and gifts to serve the Lord. Completed appplication, two letters of recommendation ( one from pastor/minister) and an essay must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2019.
 
Dean's Orthodontics is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior who is pursuing a post-secondary degree. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Current or former patient of Dean Orthodontics or Dr. Brent. See Ms. Collins for an application.  (1st Place:$1000;2nd place $250)
 
 Foundation For Appalachian Ohio Application is available from Ms. Collins. Ridgewood students might qualify for Ak Steel ( Student must be pursing student studies in STEM fields- science, technology, engineering and mathmatics-; Ora E Anderson Scholarship ( Student must be pursing a study associated with natural sciences.);Bellisio Foods (Student must be dependent child of employee.): Bob Evans and Wayne WHite Legacy Scholarship ( Student must show financial need and potential for success.); Arianan Ulloa Memorial Scholarship ( Student must be international student. )These scholarships require a personal statement and 2 recommendations. See Ms. COllins if you might qualify. Must be received no later than March 15, 2019.
 
 Corporation For Ohio Appalachian Development is available. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. The deadline for the application is a postmark of APRIL 1, 2019.In addition to having proof of acceptance to a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning, earning a high school diploma or GED, and living in the 30 county area, you must reside in a household with a total income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Number of persons in household: 200% Poverty Guideline

1          $24,980

2          $33,820

3          $42,660

4          $51,500

5          $60,340

6          $69,180

7          $78,020

8          $86,860

*Each Additional person adds $8,840
 
John Wells Memorial Scholarship:Must be outstanding female softball player/manager. See Ms. Collins for an application. Application must be returned by April 15, 2019. 
 
Attention-  the COSHOCTON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS are now available online. GO to the Coshocton Foundation website and click on Scholarship Applications. READ through the directions. Drop down to the RIdgewood Section and read through the requirements for each and note which ones you qualify for. You must have a scholarship application for each of those. Note the special requirements that must be attached to each one. You can submit a copy made on the copier of you senior picture. Do not staple, use a paper clip. See Ms. Collins if you have any questions. Do not order a transcript Ms. Collins WILL ADD TRANSCRIPTS AFTER YOU TURN IN THE COMPLETED SCHOLARSHIPS. (Guidance will be busy scheduling.) These scholarships are due to Ms. Collins by MARCH 1at 3:00.
 
Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools is offering 2019 LEADS scholarship program. Go to www.omaccs.org for information under the Scholarship link. Deadline in April 12, 2019. 
 
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Scholarship Applications accepted January 1 - March 1. Must have a career goal in crude oil and natural gas; must have an overall GPA of 2,5 or higher, This included an essay 250 - 500 words  describing goals, achievements, activities, awards, financial need and family influence and more. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the scholarship 
 
ATTENTION SENIORS: DROP OF AN  UNDATED RESUME TO MS. COLLINS BY JANUARY 10. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD BE BEGINNING. MAKE IT A PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION OF YOUR ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE'S CONSIDERATION.
Dollars for Scholars must be completed  and submitted by FEBRUARY 28, 2019. Make sure you complete this one NOW. There will be other scholarships (which aren't availalble yet) due on that date so complete this one now.
 
The Ohio Association of Public Employees (www.oapse.org) offers a scholarship opportunity for studencts whose parents/guardian are OAPSE union members.One $2500 scholarship is awarded in each of the 10 districts in Ohio. See Ms. Collins for an application. Must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 1,2019.
 
The Susan Writing Award committee selects up to 5 seniors for creative writing. Those five will be awarded a $1000 scholarship. It is given to honor the memory of Susan E. Mahoney's gift and passion for creative writing. To apply you must submit two original writing samples and complete the application, and goals as a writer. See Ms. Collins for the application. These must be turned in for submission before Friday, January 25,2019.

Dream... Innovate... Grow scholarship is a new scholarship open to students in Coshocton County and other Ohio counties. This requires a 2.5 or higher GPA and includes a 500 essay explaining how you embody one or more of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices key beliefs. See Ms. Collins for an application and additional requirements. You send the applications and this deadline is 03/1/2019.
 
Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Coop, Inc. offers two scholarship opportunities: The Scholarship for Children of Member (GPA minimum 3.5) and the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship (GPA minimum 2.75)for students who have overcome unique personal challenges in their pursuit to attend college. Deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019. Senior's parents or gaurdian must be a member of the GUernsey-Muskingum Electric Coop. Go to www.gmenergy.com
 
Seniors, GO to www.studentsscholarships.org/newletter.php for a variety of scholarship opportunities open to Ohio Students. 
 
Mended Hearts Y-Bridge Chapter #51scholarship application is available. Deadline July 1, 2019.  Applicant must be enrolled in health care related studies. Includes a letter by the applicant explaing how this scholarship will be beneficial in furthering his/her educational objectives. See Ms. Collins for an application. 
 
Seniors: Apply for scholarships sponsored by te NSDAR. There are specific scholarships for Political Science, History, Government, Economics, Medical & Nursing and American Indian. Go to www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info for information. If you wish to submit an application contact starviewstables@sbcglobal.net another from the DAR, Wings of Eagles Scholarship - deadline January 11, 2019; another, Junior American Citizen Contest preschool - 12 (specific instructions for ages)Theme this year " The 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing- America's Great Move Forward in Exploration and Technology." There are both Art options and creative writing and community project. See Ms. Collins for details.
 
 AAA Schools Safety Patrol $1000 Grant. See Ms. Collins for an application. Finalists are selected on academic performance, in-school and out-of-school activities, school and community service, letter of recommendation, essay and ,if a final finalists, and interview. Applications must be submitted and postmarked no later than Friday, February, 22, 2019.
 
 Elks Most Valuable Students Scholarship is open to any senior who is a U.S. citizen. Go to elks.org for the details and application.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-ra
  • Male and female students compete separately. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
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    Voice of Democracy " Why My Vote Matters" Student Entry Deadline is October 31, 2018. See Ms. Collins for information.  Students grade 9 - 12  are eligible ( see specific requirements). Your essay must be typed and your speech recorded on a CD or USB drive and sent by the date listed above.
              
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      Class of 2017 - 2018
                 Scholarship Opportunities!
          Congratulations to Jason Stubbs who has been accepted to the University of Toledo. Good Luck 
          Congratulations to Kaitlyn Clark who has been accepted to the University of Cincinnati. Good Luck 
          Congratulations to Kristen Lahna who has been accepted to Ashland University, the University of Akron, Walsh University, Marietta College and awarded the Certificate of Merit an annual scholarship of $19,000, and Ohio University with the Ohio Success Scholarship of $2000 annually, Youngstown State University and the Red and White Scholarship of $2000 annually, WIttenberg University and awarded the Scholar Award of $21,000 annually. Good Luck 
          Congratulations to Alexis Oliver who has been accepted to Kent State Tusc. and awarded a $500 scholarship. 
          Congratulations to Issabelle Flores who has been accepted to Ashland University and awarded the Ambassador Award worth $6500 annually. Congratulations too for acceptance to Heidelberg University and awarded the Faculty Scholarship worth $14,000 annually. Congratulations to for acceptance to Kent State Tusc. and an award of $500 . Good Luck
               Congratulations to Ian Schwab who has been accepted to Ohio University and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology majoring in Civil Engineering. Congratulations to Ian, who has also been accepted to Kent State University in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering with a major in Flight Technology. Ian has been accepted to Bowling Green Unversity too. Good Luck, Ian.
          Congratulations to Amber Mourer who has been accepted to Wittenberg Univerisity and awarded the Scholar Award of $22,000 annually. In addition she has been invited to participate in the Provost Scholarship Days with the opportunity to increase her award to $27,000 or $108,000 over four years. Congratulations Amber who has been accepted to Capital University and awarded the Presidential Scholarship of $24,000 annually. Good Luck Congratulations to Amber Mourer who has been accepted to Heidelberg University and awarded the Presidential Scholarship of  $16,000 a year as long as she maintains a 3.0 GPA. Good Luck
    Congratulations to Amber Mourer who has bee accepted to Ashland University and awarded the Presidential Level Award of $46,000($11,5000 annually) as long as she maintains a 3.0 GPA. Congratulations to Amber who has been accepted to Hiram College and awarded the Founders Scholarship whis is an annual renewable scholarship of $ 18,000.
          Congratulations to Fred Doberstein III who has been accepted to Cedarwille University. Congratulations, Fred has been accepted to HillsDale College. Good Luck
          Congratulations to Seth Adkins who has been accepted to Xavier University and been awarded an annual scholarship of $18,000 as long as he maintains a 3.0 GPA. Congratulations Seth for acceptance to Baldwin and Wallace Universtiy. Congratulations to Seth, who has been accepted to Capital University and awarded the Presidential Scholarship of $21,000 annually. Congratulations to Seth who has also been accepted to The Ohio State University. Good Luck
          Congratulations to Cassie Mladek who turned in the first acceptance letter for the Class of 2018. Cassie has been accepted to Bluffton University and been awarded the Academic Honors Distinction Scholarship worth $16,000 per year. Good Luck
          Congratulations to Erica Schwartz who has been accepted to Bowling  Green State University and awarded the University Freshman Academic Scholarship worth $3500; and Ohio University and awarded the $1000 annual Ohio Distinction Scholarship and the Ohio Success Scholarship an annual award of $1000 too; and to Akron Univeristy  and awarded the Guarantee Scholarship worth $23,500 over four years. Good Luck
          Congratulations to Karlee Everhart who has been admitted to Youngstown State University, Ashland University and The University of Akron. Good Luck
          Congratulations Racheal Robbins who has been admitted to Kent State Univertsity in the College of Business Administration. Congratulations to Racheal Robbins who has been accepted to Heidelberg Univeresity and awarded an annual scholarship of $14000. Congratulations, Racheal has been accepted to Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.  Good Luck 
          Congratulations to Zach Wright who has been admitted to Walsh University and awarded an annual award of $10,000 and accepted to Baldwin Wallace University and awarded an $8,000 grant, Good Luck 
          Congratulations ot Nick Morton who has been accepted to Kent State University and awarded the annual $4000 Trustee Scholarship; Akron University and awarded an annual $4500 scholarship; Baldwin Wallace University and awarded an annual scholarship of $14000;West Virginia University and an invite to apply for  the Honors College; Bowling Green Univeristy and awarded the University Freshman Academic Scholarship worth annually $5000; Xavier University; Ohio Wesleyan University and awarded The Branch Rickey Scholarship of $30000; Ohio University and awarded the Distinction Scholarship of annually $1000 and the Successof annually $2000.
          Congratulations to Ryan Zinkon who has been accepted to Muskingum University and awarded  a scholarship of $16,000; The College of Wooster.  
    SENIORS! Please bring your acceptance letters to Ms. Collins.  I will make copies for Mr. Crilow, the Guidance Office, my scholarship file, and I will post in the display case!
     
    This assists us in helping you with your plans for more training and schooling and scholarships.
     
    If you ask a teacher, counselor or adviser to write a letter of recommendation, provide him or her with your resume, any questions about eligibility, email Ms. Collins or stop by Ms. Collins' room.
     
    Remember you should neatly word process all applications. If that is not possible, use black ink and very neatly complete the applications. 
    Reminder: NEVER pay to apply for a scholarship.
    Scholarships 2017 - 2018
     Virginia Stevens Memorial Scholarship one high school female senior from Ridgewood who will attend a degree granting college or university that has participated in one, two or more Ridgewood High School sports. Due to Ms. Collins or Mr. McCurdy by May 1, 2018. Pick up a scholarship from one of them.
     
    The Following scholarship applications will be available Tuesday, March 20, and are due to Collins April 20, 2018. This is probably the last set of opportunities.
     
          The Ridgewood Education Association Scholarship. THis application includes a short paragraph discussing a school or community activity and the  rewards you reaped from the experience and lessons learned and more. Due to Collins -  April 20,2018.
       
      Regis Shivers Memorial Scholarship for track and cross country athletes. Due to Collins - April 20, 2018.
         
          Raymond Border Memorial Scholarship. The recipient will be a graduating Ridgewood senior who is attending college. Due to Collins - April 20.
          The West Lafayette and Ridgewood Alumni Sponsored Scholarship .This application requires a recommendation from a teacher and a narrative : What experiences have you had at Ridgewood High School that will help you in the future? Due to COllins - April 20.
     
          Eric Smith Memorial Athletic Scholarship. The recipient will be a Ridgewood graduating senior who will attend a degree-granting college or university that has participated in at least one Ridgewood High School Sports program. Due to Collins - April 20.
           
          The Lenora Bland and W. Jennings Bland Scholarship Trust is now avaiable from Ms. Collins. Completed applications must be to Namcy Blanchard, 903 Highland Blvd. Coshocton, Ohio, by April 18, 2018. YOU SEND.
     
          The American Legion Post #65 Scholarship for 2018-19 to students attending COTC or Ohio State University Newark . Applicants must be a veteran or family member of a veteran, first preference is given to members/immediate family (spouse or child) from Coshocton County pursuing a medical field. Deadline April 1, 2018. You send.
     
          Coshocton Regional Medical Center Scholarship application is available from Ms. COllins. Required GPA of 3.0 or above, pursuing a career in healthcare or a related field. You must return it by mail, fax or email. Deadline April 6, 1018.
     
          Labor Essay Scholarship Application is available from Ms. Collins. High School juniors and seniors are eligible.  The organization is awarding 2 - $500 scholarships.
     
          AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING ENGINEERS APPALACHIAN CHAPTER 2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP awards 20 - $1000 scholarships and is not limited to petroleum engineering majors, it is encouraging college bound students to consider the oil and gas industry. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, extenuating circumstances. If you earn the $1000 , the following year you become eligible to apply for one of three 2000 scholarships. To apply you must have GPA of 3.5 or higher, composite score of 27 or more on the ACT, SAT is a minimum of 600 in math and 600 in critical reading, be a US citizen, be enrolled in an accredited college in Pennsylvania, Ohio or West Virginia, and submit a fully completed and signed AADE Scholarship application. This application must be received by Josh Doak via email only (aade@rangerresources.com
     
     

    *The Billy and Jake Mullett Memorial Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Eligibility: graduating senior who participated in Ridgewood sport/extra curricular activity during 2017-2018 school year, entering a university, college/vocational school. THIS SCHOLARSHIP is based on CHARACTER. Candidate must have consistently demonstrated integrity, tenacity, compassion, willingness to help otheres. Never a quitter, naysayer, but one who encourages others. This requires a letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher or mentor. Due to Collins by May1, 2018 or mailed by you to the address on the scholarship. 

      * The following local scholarship opportunities are now available. They are all paper copies and can be picked up in Ms' Collins room on the table in the back. 

          Club Scion: requirements include Ridgewood graduating senior, accepted at an institution of higher learning, demonstrated a committment to the school and community with activities, respected role model, and more.

          West Lafayette Community Scholarship. This application must be submitted with a letter of recommedation from the student's minister, guidance counselor or Ridgewood faculty. There are 3 responses: what you  have done to serve your commmunity, your goals, and, if mayor, what you would do to improve the community. Due March 19 to Collins.

          Brenda S. Hoffman  Memorial Scholarship: recipient will be a Ridgewood students who will attend a degree granting college or university and major in the medical or agricultural field. Due March 19 to Collins.

          Ben Stevens, Mike Gress, Mark Gress Memorial Scholarship. REcipient will be RIdgewood student attending a degree granting college or univerisity who has participated in one, two, or more Ridgewood High School Sports programs. Due March 19 to Collins.

          West Lafayette Rotary Scholarship; Recipient will be a graduating senior who will attene a post- secondary institution. Due March 19 to Collins.

    2018 MCCF Scholarships Now Available. The Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Several scholarship applications are currently being accepted at the Muskingum County Community Foundation! We’re excited for the opportunity to once again support our area students in pursuing post-secondary education.Read on for more information on each of MCCF’s scholarship opportunities and  at www.mccf.org and visit the scholarship page  for detailed eligibility criteria, links to online applications, and application forms. Additional scholarship applications will be released in the upcoming weeks. Follow the Scholarship Central Facebook and Twitter feeds for additional scholarship applications, images from the 2017 recipients and information regarding each scholarship fund established at the Muskingum County Community Foundation!Completed applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. For paper applications, follow the instructions on the application.THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS YOU MIGHT QUALIFY FOR SO MAKE SURE YOU USE THIS RESOURCE. 

    *The Newcomerstown Elks Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins. This requires a transcript you need to procure from Guidance and staple to the application. This one requires an approximately 300 word statement on your vocational or professional goals. It also requires a statement from parent or guardian of 200 words indicating family's feelings and obligations.  DUE to Collins by MAY 3rd, 2018
     
    *CoshoctonCommunity Choir Bachert Scholarship application is available. Criteria is outlined on the coverpage. Scholarship should be sent to the Coshocton Community Choir in care o The Presbyterian Church's address. Applications must be ther by Friday, April 20,2018
     
     *John Wells Memorial Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. This is an honor ($1000) for outstanding female softball players. The application requires a letter of recommendation from your softball coach and one from another adult not related to the applicant. You must send by April 15, 2018.
     
    * Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools has the 2018 LEADS! Scholarship Program. Go to www.omaccs.org to see more on the career colleges and schools included. If applicable, see Ms. Collins for for how to apply, Deadline to them by April 6, 2018.This does include the Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics in Vienna, Ohio.
     
    *Attention Juniors. Go to www.bbbstudentofintegrity.org  a copy of the  Better Business Bureau's Students of Integrity Scholarship. Deadline to their office May 14, 2018. Ten awards of $1000 are awarded.
     
    *Seniors information regarding scholarships offered by the FOUNDATION FOR APPALACHIAN OHIO can be found at www.scholarships@ffao.org. For example, AK Steel Foundation Student Scholastic Award for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering supports students pursing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics with a particular interest in metallurgy. Applicationss must be postmarked by March 15, 2018, and scanned and emailed applications must be received by March 15, 2018. See Ms. Collins for a paper copy if interested.
     
     Corporation For Ohio Appalachian Development is available. See Collins for a copy of the application. The deadline for the application is a postmark of APRIL 1. In addition to having proof of acceptance to a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning,earning a high school diploma, and living in the 30 county area, you must reside in a household with a total income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

    Number of persons in household: 200% Poverty Guideline

    1    $24,280

    2    32,920

    3    41,560

    4    50,200

    5    58,840

    6    67,480

    7    76,120

    8    84,760

    Each Additional person adds 8,640

     
     
    * Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Scholarship can be downloaded at www.oogeep.org or see Ms. Collins for a copy. Minimum Requirements include - US citizen, have career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry, Ohio resident or student attending an accredited Ohio college, university, technical or trade school. GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    March 1 deadline to be to the OOGEEP office.
     
    *Information on the Edward Montgomery,Jr., Junior and Senior  Divisions of the Piano Awards for 2018  is available from Ms. Collins. CD's with application must be to The Montgomery Foundation office by March 9,2018.
     
    *Women of Witness Scholarship opportunity is available. See Ms. Collins for an application. The amount is $250 and those applying must exhibit " Christ- like attitudes and share with the organization how they use their gifts and talents to serve the Lord." This requires TWO letters of recommendation ( one of those from pastor/minister). Must be to the Women of WItness office or postmarked by March 31, 2018. See Ms. Collins for application.
     
    *Board of Realtors scholarship is available from Ms. Collins;due to her by Feb.28 at 3 o'clock.
     
    *The Coshocton Foundation Applications are NOW available online. Go to the Foundation's scholarship applications and the Ridgewood section to see what is available.  All scholarship applications are due to Ms. Collins by 3 o'colck FEBRUARY 28! The Foundation requires a picture too. DO NOT BOTHER GUIDANCE FOR TRANSCRIPTS, WE WILL ADD FOR YOU after all applications are in! While all scholarship opportunities use the one form, note that some of the scholarships have extra expectations: make sure you read the requirements for each and fullfill those requirements. Go to www.coshoctonfoundation
     
     *Ohio Association of Public School Employees has a scholarship opportunity for seniors whoes parent/legal guardian is an OAPSE union member. See Ms. Collins for an application. Postmarked or emailed final due date iss March 1, 2018. This application requires a section to be completed by guidance, two letters of recommendation, an essay written by the applicant, photograph, and copy of OAPSE membership card.
     
    *The William D. Squires Scholarship has 15  scholarships to offer to Ohio seniors. Eligibilty includes financial need, already knowing your career goal, highly motivated, of good character and showing academic promise with a GPA of 3.20 minimum. Go to www.wmsquiresfoundation.org for more information and application.
     
    *AAA Ohio Auto CLub has an opportunity for seniors to apply for one of ten grants of $1000 by competing in the AAA School Safety Grant Scholarship Program. See Ms. Collins for an application. This does require a 500 word essay, official transcript, and one written letter of recommendation. Materials must be postmarked no later that Wednesday, March 28,2018
     
     *Frontier Power Scholarship and Youth Tour Trip to Washington D.C ( for sophomores and juniors). applications and guidelines can be found at www.frontier-power.com. under the Youth Opportunities Tab. Ms. Collins has paper copies too. The deadline for both opportunities is Wed., Feb.7, 2018. Applications must be in the Frontier Power office or postmarked Feb. 7,2018. You are responsible for delivering or sending. This does require an official transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Be timely in your requests for both.
    •  Information concerning the MVSC's Susan Writing Award is now available from Ms. Collins. Five - $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. This award is in honor of Susan E. Mahoney's gift and passion of Creative Writing. Submissions ( 2 ORIGINAL samples of writing) must be made by February 1, 2018. See Ms. Collins for more information
    • More scholarships are available at www.studentscholarhips.org/newsletter.php 
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    • Considering  Zane State College? Do not miss the scholarship opportunities based on GPA and ACT. There are excellent benefits like free tuition for up to 5 semesters, a book stipend, and laptop. Priority deadlne is February 15, 2018. Check out the honors program at honorsprogram@zanestate.edu
    • Guernsey Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Inc. has two opportunities available for seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 2,2018. Interviews are on Feb. 24. There is also the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship for students who have overcome unique personal challenges in their pursuit to attend college. Deadline for application is Feb. 2, 2018. 2.75 GPA or higher is required. See Ms. Collins for an application.  TO BE ELIGIBLE PARENTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE THE GUERNSEY-MUSKINGUM ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC.
    •  Dean's Orthodontics Scholarship: requirements include graduating senior pursuing post secondary degree, GPA of 3.0 and current or former patient of Dean Orthodontics or Dr. Brent Harris. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. $1000 for First Place, $250 for Second Place . Must be to the Dean Orthodontics by May 1. 
    • The Lawyers here at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:
    1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
    2. Fill out the form with your contact information
    3. Attach school transcript to verify enrollment or submit any document to help us know you are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a college or university in the United States.
    4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome.The deadline for application submissions is July 31, 2018. Qualifying students can apply here:http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship
    • New Opportunity for those enrolled in a program of health care releated studies. Three scholarships of $650 will be awarded. This is offered by the Y-Bridge Chapter #51, Mended Hearts whis is a world-wide organization that focuses on heart disease patients and families. See Ms. Collins for an applications. Deadline date is July 1, 2018.
     
    • Seniors - Go to https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com and apply for this scholarship. Deadline is 10/ 02/ 2017
     
    • Hagan Scholarship Foundation: Helping rural students graduate college debt free/ Need based merit scholarships up to $40,000. Go to hsfmo.org
     
    • Go to www.studentscholarship.org/newletter.php for information on the following scholarships: Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Scholarship; SPScholarship; VIP Voice Scholarship;MaryKnoll Scholarship;Student Photography Scholarship; StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship; Sixt Scholars; HSC Home Warranty Scholarship; Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Teachers; National Space Club Scholarship, Thiel Scholarship, VIP Scholarship, Union Plus Scholarship, Real World Design Challenge Scholarship, Elks Most Valuable Scholarship, Points Scholarship, Stephan Brady Stop Hunger SCholarship, AXA Achievement Scholarship, Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program, Harris Poll Scholarship. * Some of these scholarships have November and December due dates!
     
     Voice of Democracy  Speech Competition " American History: Our Hope for the Future. Pick up October 27  You record your original 3- 5 minute essay on an audio CD or flashdrive. See Ms. Collins for details.
     
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     List of last years' -
    Scholarships 2016-2017
     
     Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:
     To qualify for this scholarship:
    1.You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States and provide proof of current enrollment. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released (ex. screenshot of grades, picture of acceptance letter, etc.) 2.You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    3. Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended.
     
    There are still scholarships available. Go to www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php
     
    Go to www.aedsuperstore for $1000 scholarship opportunity. Deadline May 31,2017. You complete and send online.
     
    Attention Track and Cross Country seniors, The Regis Shivers Memorial Scholarship Application is now available from Ms. Collins. This is due by Monday, May 16 at 2 o'clock. 
     
    The Ray Border Memorial Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Due Date to her is April 28. Preference will be given to a student in the building trades program. This does include a short essay.
     
     
     Eastern District Track and field and Cross Country  Scholarship application is available. You must be sponsored by an active member of the Eastern District Track and Field and Cross Country Association. If applicant takes applicatoin to a track meet, he/she just needs to ask an OFFICIAL working the meet if he/she is a member. This application requires 3 letters of recommendation - at least one from your coach and 2 from nonfamily members. Application must be sent and arrive before Wednesday, May 3. See Ms.Collins for an application.
     
    Prepare your updated resume for upcoming local scholarships.
    Eric R Smith Memorial Athletic Scholarship application is now available. Pick up from Ms. Collins. Due to her by April 28. Recipient must attend a degree graniting college or universiy and participated in at least one Ridgewood Sports program.
     
    Ridgewood Education Association scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for an application. Due to her by April 28.
     
    Janusian Club Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins Due to her April 18. ( Students with family affiliated with Janusian Club are not eligible.)
     
    Club Scion Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins. Due to her April 18.  This application includes a short response concerning community involvement.
     
    The Rotary Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins. Due to her April 18.
     
    The West Lafayette Community Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins. Due to her April 18. This application includes short responses concerning your community participation and what you would do, if mayor, to improve the community.
     
     
     
    See Ms. Collins for the 2017 Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival Queen Application.  Must be a high school female senior or college freshman as of May1,2017 and willing to represent at a minimum of 8 festivalsin in surrounding counties. Application must be sent by June 1, 2017.
     
    See the AADE opportunity at www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/ This is the American Association of Drilling Engineers, Appalachian Chapter. Req. include: GPA 3.5 or above; minimum 27 on the ACT or minimum 600 in both Math and Critical reading on the SAT; enrolled in an accredited college in PA, OH or West Virginia; US citizen; complete and subbmitted AADE Scholarship Application. NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, 2017.
     
    Ben Stevens, Mike Gress, Mark Gress Memorial Scholarship application is now available.Must have participated in one, two or mroe Ridgewood H.S. Sports Programs. Pick up from Ms. Collins. Due to her March 22, 2017.
     
     
    The West Lafayette Alumni Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for an application. Due on or before March 31, 2017. The alumni is awarding more than one scholarship this year. Don't miss this opportunity.
     
     
     

    The Coshocton County Farm Bureau will be awarding study grants ranging from $100.00 to 500.00 to qualified students from Coshocton County who are or will be pursuing further education. The academic grants will be awarded to a limited number of students based on the requirements in the attached letter. Please see the application attached. The applications are due April 28th, 2016. For further information you can contact the board office by email or phone (Coshocton@ofbf.org OR 800-964-8184).

     

     
    Foundation for Appalachian Ohio 2017 Scholarship opportunities: Postmark must be by March 31,2017, as well as scanned emailed applications. AK Steel for students pursing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math especially metallurgy; Ora E Anderson Scholarship for students persuing studies associated with the natural sciences; Ariana R. Ulloa Scholarship provides international students support or students pursuing a degree in international studies; Wayne White and Bob Evans Legacy Scholarship available for students pursing post secondary studies. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application.
     
    The Lenora Bland and W. Jennings Bland Scholarship Trust application is now available. See Ms. Collins for the application. This application is due to Ms. Collins on or before April  10, 2017. Please note, according to the Bland guidelines and rules, any student who has received a significant award from his/her college of choice or been awarded the Golden scholarship is ineligible for this opportunity. The Trustees work with Coshocton Foundation to avoid duplication.
     
    Brenda S. Hoffman Memorial Scholarship of $1000  is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. You must be majoring in either the Medical or Argricultural field. To Collins by March  March 22, 2017.
     
    If you are the son, daughter or grandchild of a Mason check on line for scholarship opportunities. Ms. Collins has a scholarship application for the 18th Masonic District for a  high school student pursuing a bachelors or associate degree. It is for Noble County, Monroe County and Muskingum County and must be completed and to the scholarship chairman no later than March 1, no exceptions.
     
    The Medical Mutual of Ohio scholarship application is available online.  Applications will be reviewed based on student committment to education and financial need. Only one student per district will be awarded the $500 scholarship. You must also supply your FAFSA, a one-page essay on your choice of major and what the scholarship means to you, and a transcript. Apply at http://tinyurl.com/MedicalMutual17
    The application deadline is May 31, 2017 at 5 p.m.
     
     
     
     
    Coshocton County Board of Realtors Scholarship is available from Ms. Collins. Due to her by March 15. This is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a senior in each of the county high schools.
     
     Newcomerstown Elks Warner/Rehard Scholarship application is now available.See Ms. Collins, Applications due to Ms. Collins on or before MAY 5!
     
    Class of 1966 Ridgewood Reunion Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Completed application to Collins on or before April 17, 2017. This was the 50 year reunion for the Class of 1966 and they are offering awarding a onetime scholarship of $2000.
     
    Corporation For Ohio Appalachian Development is available. SeeCollins for a copy of the application. The deadline for the application is a postmark of APRIL 1. In addition to having proof of acceptance to a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning,earning a high school diploma, and living in the 30 county area, you must reside in a household with a total income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

    Number of persons in household: 200% Poverty Guideline

    1    $24,120

    2    32,480

    3    40,840

    4    49,200

    5    87,560

    6    65,920

    7    74,280

    8     82,640

    Each Additional person adds 8,360


     Coshocton Regional Medical Center Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy.
    Requirements: 1. Must be a High School Senior. 2. Must attend one of the following schools: Coshocton County Career Center, Coshocton High School, Newcomerstown High School, Ridgewood High School, or River View High School. 3. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. 4. Must be going on to pursue a career in healthcare or related field. 5. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each of the five schools. 6. Application must be returned to the Administration Office of CCMH by March 15, 2017.
     
    Coshocton County Safety Council is offering a guaranteed $500 Scholarship. The application includes a short essay on why you are seeking a degree in occupational safety and health, physical therapy, industrial hygienist or closely related field; an acceptance letter, and a faculty recommendation. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Deadline postmark is May 1, 2017.
     
     
     
     Coshocton Foundation Scholarship application is now online. This is an opportunity to apply for multiple scholarships. Go to www.coshoctonfoundation.org and click on scholarships.
     
    First, GO through the list of scholarships available for Ridgewood and decide which you qualify for. Next, make note of any extra requirements a particular scholarship requires in addition to the main application.
     
    WORD PROCESS the application and proofread.
     
    You must turn in a separate application for each scholarship.
    Make sure you sign each application.
    You need a copy of a picture of you for each scholarship too.

    MS. COLLINS and GUIDANCE will attach your transcript to the applications. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT GUIDANCE.
     
    Please turn in all completed applications to Ms. Collins by FEBRUARY 24. THERE is a table in her room and designated box for each of the scholarships.
     
    If you have any questions, email or stop by Ms. Collins' room.
     
    John Wells Memorial Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. This is an honor ($1000) for outstanding female softball players. The application requires a letter of recommendation from your softball coach and one from another adult not related to the applicant. You must send by April 15, 2017.
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    Don McVay, Sr. Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for the scholarship application. Award Criteria - 3 areas of consideration: Extracurricular, Civic and Community Activities worth 10 points; Hunt Related Activities worth 10 points; and an ESSAY worth 30 points. Submit application postmarked August 15th. You send.
     

     

    Edward E. Montegomery, Jr. Junior and Senior Divisions Piano Awards for 2017 have arrived. See Ms. Collins for an application and the rules. CD's and application must be to the high school office or The Montgomery Foundation Office at 365 North Whitewoman Street by noon onThursday, March 9, 2017.
     
     
    Go to www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php for a variety of scholarships.
     
    Go to http://outsidescholarships.org/ to find information on the following scholarships:
     
     Coshocton Community Choir Bachert Scholarship is now available. Must be completed and received no later than Friday, April 14, 2017. See Ms. Collins for an application.
     
    Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Application Information fact sheet is available from Ms. Collins, application dates are January 23, 24 and 25, February 2, 3, and 4 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
     
    Operating Engineers are divided into two general classifications: OPERATING EQUIPMENT used in construction such as bulldozers, motorgraders, backhoew, pavers and cranes and REPAIRING THE EARTH MOVING EQUIPMENT used in buiilding of roads, bridges, dams and large buildings. ALso information on website www.local18training.com
     
    See Ms. Collins for The Ohio State University at NEWARK APPALACHIAN SCHOLARSHIP. You must be enrolling 2017-18 for at least 6 credit hours at OSU Newark. Deadline for submission, MARCH 1, 2017.
     
     The Park National Bank and Associatees' Next Generation Challenge Scholarship will be awarded to The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College Students. Deadline for submission March 1, 2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSA  by March 1, 2017.
     
     PFRO Scholarship is available online. This is an educational grant, requirements include being  the children/grandchildren of current members of Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio. Go to www.pfrocorp.com. Deadline April 1st, 2017.
     
    \OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship application is available from  Ms. Collins. The due date is a postmark of no later than March 1, 2017. The senior must have a parent or guardian who is a member of OAPSE/AFSCME. 
     
    The Women of Witness will be awarding one scholarship ($250) to a young woman in Coshocton County. Candidates must exhibit Christ like attitudes. Applications are available from Ms. Collins. This application requires and essay and 2 letters of recommendation ( one from a pastor/minister). Deadline postmark is March 31, 2017.
     
    Frontier Power Scholarship applications are available at www.frontier-power.com under Youth Opportuities tab. Parents must be Frontier Power members to be eligible. COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST BE IN THE COSHOCTON FRONTIER POWER OFFICE or POSTMARKED BY FEBRARY 6!
     
     
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio will be awarding 60 scholarships for $1,000 and 8 scholarships of $2,000 each.The deadline is January 16th and the students can view information and apply at http://m.rmhc-neo.org
     
     Patients or former patients of Dean Orthdontics, a $1000 first place scholarship is available and a $250 second place scholarship is available. See Ms. Collins for an application. Delivery of the application and essay must be no later than May 1, 2017.
     
    ATTENTION SENIORS, reminder - you should ASAP put Mrs. Ionno as your recommendation, we recently learned this worth points.THE DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO COSHOCTON DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS BY JANUARY 12! USE THE PROVIDED BUTTON TO GO TO DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS , CREATE A LOGIN, FILL OUT THE FORM IN DETAIL, AND SUBMIT! MAKE SURE YOU CORRECTLY SUBMIT THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR'S OMERESA  ADDRESS FOR TRANSCRIPT. Please note that under the login here for Dollars for Scholars is a link to a detailed powerpoint that will answer questions about the application. ** must be answered, * should be answered, the bar on the left must be green which means the required information is completed and ready for submission.
     
    Information concerning the MVSC's Susan Writing Award is now available from Ms. Collins. Five - $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. This award is in honor of Susan E. Mahoney's gift and passion of Creative Writing. Submissions ( 2 ORIGINAL samples of writing) must be made by February 1,2017. See Ms. Collins for more information.
     
     This year the National Honor Society has national scohlarships available. Go to www.nhs.usscholarships for more information.
     
    Scholarship for " Aspiring Fashion Professional": Go to www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.
     
    Scholarship for " Aspiring Animation Professional": Go to http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find the eligibility information and the online application.The scholarship will be on the right side of the page.
     
    Scholarship for " Aspiring Business Professsional: Visit http://www.onlineembareport.com amd find the scholarship on the right side of the page.
     
     
    Seniors residing in Guernsey or Muskingum County, please go to www.gmenergy.com for scholarship rules and applications. There are two opportunities: Scholarship for Children of Consumers and Touchstone Energy Achievement Award. Both have a deadline of February 3, 2017. To be eligible, your parents or guardian must be a member of the Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Inc. See Ms. Collins for a paper copy of the application.
     
    Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program offers scholarships. Go to www.oogeep.org. Last year 50 scholarships were awarded by this program. Applications must be completed between December 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017. Don't delay applying. ONCE AWARDED THIS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CAN BE RENEWED FOR UP TO FOUR YEARS, and it is available to any student pursuing a 4 or 2 year degree.
     
    Monsanto Fund is offering $500,000 in scholarships. Apply November 15 - February 1, 2017. Learn more at GrowAgLeaders.com. Please note, FFA membership is not required. But you apply at FFA.org/scholarships. You must seek two farmer endorsements and $528,000 in scholarships will be awarded in April-May 2017.
     
    The applications for ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP are now available. ALL applications must be submitted ONLINE by NOVEMBER 30,2016. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, must enroll in a four year undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. American college or university, and a high school senior. ( 2 - $50000 scholarships; 2 - 40,000 Scholarships; 2 - $30,000 scholarships; 14 - $20000 scholarships; 480 - 4,000 scholarships.) Go to www.elks.org/enf/scholars for the online application. If you have questions, see Ms. Collins.
     
    Children's Defense Fund-OHIO
    2017 Beat the Odds Awards
    A $5000 Scholarship and a laptop computer and access to leadership opportunities.
     Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by Wednesday November 30,2016. 
    Visit the website, apply online or download the application packet.
     
    BTO-Ohio@childrensdefense.org 
    Ohio JCI SENATE Charitable and Education Foundation application is now available. Deadline for submitting is January 20, 2016, but you can submit now!  You submit to only one category: Academic Based or Need Based. While the application instruction note neatly hand printed or typed. Type. A maximum of 5 Reference Letters can be submitted. You receive credit for each one.This application does include a personal statement from you. Make sure you are very professional. Email ohjcischolarship@gmail.com or see Ms. Collins for a copy of the application.
     
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    Scholarships      2015- 2016
     The Community Bank is offering a $500 scholarship, see Ms. Colllins for information.
     
     
    2016 Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival Queen Application: Must be high school senior or a college freshman on May 1, 2016. There are participation in Festival activities required. The Queen will receive a $500 scholarship at the completing of all requirements and with the submission of an official transcript/grade card at the end of the first semester. See Ms. Collins for an application. Application must be to the committee by June 1, 2016.
     
     
     
    Ridgewood Education Association Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins. Due to her by  Tuesday, May 3.
     
     
    The Lenora Ford Bland and W. Jennings Bland Scholarship Trust Fund application is now available. See Ms. Collins. Need is seriously considered on this on. PICK it up today! Due by Friday, April 8, to Ms. Collins. Guidance will then do PART 2 and I will deliver the applications to the trustee.
     
     The Inter Valley Conference Scholarship application is available. See Ms. Collins. Completed scholarship application due to Ms. Collins by April 1. Requirements include: 3.5 GPA; lettered in 2 different sports with a minimum of one letter earned prior to the senior year; an essay. 
     
    Coshocton County Board of Realtors Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Due to her by March 21.
     
    Janusian Club's application for a $500 scholarship is now available from Ms. Collins. Due March 21 to her.
     
    Don't forget Dollars for Scholars must be completed by March 30th! Do briefly explain your short and long term career goals. Do complete the unusual circumstances if applicable.
     
    The Newcomerstown Elks Warner/Rehard Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Due date May 6, 2016.
     
     
    The Raylei Nikole Tanner Scholarship funded by Invisible Wings is now available from Ms. Collins. Due date is March 21. Must have a GPA of 3.0 and preference is given to majors that focus on children. 
     
    The West Lafayette and Ridgewood Alumni Scholarship is now available see Ms. Collins for the application. Due to her by March 21.
     
    The West Lafayette Community Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for the application. Due to her by March 21.
     
    A reminder the Farm Bureau has an grant available to senior whose parents are members. See Ms. Collins for a copy. You must send to the Farm Bureau on or before April 30th.
     
    For students in the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, AK STEEL Foundation offers a student award. Postmark deadline is March 31, 2016. This information is from Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. A contact is ewebb@ffao.org
     
    The Brenda S. Hoffman Memorial Scholarship is now available. One $1,000 or two for $500 each. This is for a Ridgewood senior who will attend a degree granting college or university and plans to major in the medical or agricultural field.
    See Ms. Collins for the application. Due date to her is March 21, 2016.
     
     The Eric R. Smith Memorial Athletic Scholarship Application is now available. The recipient will be a high school senior who will attend a degree granting college or university and who has participated in at least one of Ridgewood's sports programs. See Ms, Collins for an application. They are due to her by March 21, 2016.
     
    Regis Shivers Scholarship
    Application is now available from Ms. Collins. Due to her by March 14.
    This scholarship is in memory of ultra runner Regis Shivers who was as great a mentor as he was a competitor. Eligibility includes: applicant participates in cross country and or track running events this year; applicant is accepted to a college, university or vocational school; applicant consistently demonstrates integrity, tenacity, compassion and willingness to help others; applicant is never a quitter or naysayer, but one who encourages others.
    Note this is not based on grades, running times or team placement.
     
    Ben Stevens Memorial Athletic Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins. Completed Application is due to her by March 14. Recipient of the scholarship will be a high school senior who will attend a degree granting college or university and who has participated in one, two or more of Ridgewood's High School Sports Programs.
     
    Coshocton Community Choir  Bachert Scholarship available.
    Pick up an application from Ms. Collins. You must have sent or delivered the completed application by Friday, April 15, 2016. Established for a senior pursuing further musical study.
     
    Coshocton Hospital Registered Nurse Association will award two scholarships to a recipient who is endeavoring to enter the nursing field. See Ms. Collins for an application. Due date to Ms. Collins is March 14.  This includes an essay of 300 words on what you believe are the personal and professional qualities a nurse should possess.
     
    John Wells Memorial Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins. Two nonrenewable scholarships for $1000 each will be awarded to two individuals who have demonstrated outstanding athletic involvement during their education and exhibit the ability to succeed in high education. A check is sent directly to the chosen institution and can be used for room, board, tuition, books, lab fees or other incidental costs.. This application requires a letter of recommendation from a softball coach and one other adult who is not a relative. You must send the completed application by April 15, 2016.
     
     
    SENIORS - the COAD scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. The deadline for the application is a postmark of APRIL 1. In addition to having proof of acceptance to a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning,earning a high school diploma, and living in the 30 county area, you must reside in a household with a total income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
    Number of persons in household: 200% Poverty Guideline
    1    $ 23,760
    2    32,040
    3    40,320
    4    48,600
    5    56,880
    6    65,160
    7    73,460
    8     81,780
    Each Additional person adds 8,320
     
    Children of Warriors National President's Scholarship is available. See Ms. Collins for an application, Requirements include:
    Be a daughter, son, grandson, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, great-grandson of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership into the American Legion. See Ms. Collins for those dates. 
    Be a senior.
    Scholarship must be used within 24 months of notification one is a winner.
    50 hours of volunteer service in the community during the senior year.
    And more. again, see Ms. Collins for more information.
    The application must be to the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit President ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2016.
     
    Applications for the Edward E. Montgomery, Jr. Piano Awards for 2016 are available from Ms. Collins. The application and audition tapes/CD must be to The Montgomery Foundation Office by Thursday, March 10. There is a junior division for grades 7,8,9 and senior division for high school students.
     
    Coshocton Foundation Application is now available. NOTE you do  not need to attach a transcript. Once all the applications are in to Ms. Collins, guidance and she will attach.
     
    Make sure you complete in all other attachments!
     
    Read the scholarships' requirements, you may not qualify for one, for example, perhaps it is for soccer players only, and you are not a soccer player.
     
    Make note of the individual requirements for each scholarship.  Does it require, for example, a financial statement?
     DUE date to Ms. Collins, FEB. 25! 
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    Club Scion Scholarship Application is now available from Ms. Collins. Completed application to her by Feb. 5. This is for a Ridgewood student who has been accepted to an institution of high learning, demonstrates commitment to the school district and the community, and is a respectable role model to peers. Award is $500.
     
    Women of Witness will be awarding a 250 dollar scholarship to a young woman. Candidates must exhibit Christ-like attitudes. Application includes required two letters of recommendation and one of those must be from your minister/pastor. See Ms, Collins for an application. Must be postmarked by March 31.
     
    Coshocton Memorial Hospital Scholarship Application:
    Must be a high school senior; attend one of five area schools which includes Ridgewood; GPA of 3.0 or above; going into a career in healthcare or realted field; $1000 awarded to one student from each of the five schools; Application to the Administrative Office of CCMH by March 15, 2016. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application.
     
    Seniors, if your parents are electric cooperative members,
    you are eligible to apply for the Ohio Electric Cooperative - Frontier Power - scholarship. GO TO www.frontierpower.com for rules and application details. DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION IS FEBRUARY 8. Entire application must be IN the Frontier Office OR POSTMARKED no later than February 8.
     
    Sophomores and juniors, if your parents are members of the Frontier Power Company, an electric cooperative, and you would like an all expenses paid leadership trip to Washington, D.C.,this June, go to www.frontierpower.com for information and the application. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS February 8. Your application must be in the Frontier office by FEBRUARY 8 or POSTMARKED no later than February 8. Veronica Roberts attended last summer. Ask her for information.
     
    Muskingum Valley Education Service Center's Susan Writing Award application is now available. See Ms. Collins. Included requirements are: senior in high school status; signature of your teacher verifying the work is yours;  statement of your goals as a writer; 2 pieces of original writing samples; and restrictions on posted websites.
     
    Due date is by February 1 so to Ms. Collins by January 29  by the start of the school day.
     
     
     
     Most Valuable Student Scholarship
                       sponsored by the Elks.
    Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is signed. Applications are available ONLY to students who enroll in four-year undergraduate degree programs accredited U.S. American colleges or universities. 
    Download online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars
    Deadline to Collins COMPLETED is Thursday DEC.3, 2015!
     
     
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     2014-2015
    Past Scholarships:
     
    Lenora Ford Bland Scholarship available. See Ms. Collins.Part 1 and 2  Due to Guidance Office by April 7  for PART 2 completion.  Criteria for this grant is NEED of Financial Assistance and this must be addressed on the application.
     
    DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS, as announced is DUE March 27
    MUST BE DONE ONLINE!This one takes some time.
    YOU MUST ACCEPT THE COSHOCTON DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS online.
    If under 18, your parent must verify through an email.
    This impacts another scholarship so make sure you complete it!
    *You have been instructed in English class, but, if you still have questions, see Ms. Collins.
     
    Coshocton Memorial Hospital Scholarship is now available. YOU send and application must be to CCMH by May 15.
     For a high school senior who must have a 3.0 or better GPA and
    must be going into a healthcare or related field. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior from each Coshocton County school (5) . See Ms. Collins for the application.
     
    Rotary Scholarship Available. Pick up an application from Ms. Collins. Completed application to Collins by March 27.
     
    Newcomerstown Elks Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. DUE by MAY 6 to Ms. Collins
     
     
    Janusian Club Scholarship Application now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy.  To her by March 27.
     
    West Lafayette Community Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. To her by March 27.
     
    West Lafayette and Ridgewood Alumni Sponsored Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. Due to her March 27.
     
     
     
    Eric R. Smith Memorial Athletic Scholarship now available. See Ms. Collins for the application. Recipient must be a senior, attending a degree granting college or university and participant in at least one Ridgewood sport. Due to Collins by March 17.
     
    AK Steel Foundation for students pursing studies in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering.
    Ora E Anderson Scholarship for students pursuing studies associated with the Natural Sciences
    Ariana R Ulloa Scholarship  to support international students or students pursing a degree in international studies
    Wayne White and Bob Evans Legacy Scholarship
     Go to info@ffao.org          appalachianohio.org
     You send. Postmark by March 31,  2015
     
    Ridgewood Education Association Scholarship Applications are available. See Ms. Collins. Due Date to Collins March 17.
     
    Club Scion Scholarship Application are Available. See Ms. Collins. Due Date to Collins March 17.
     
    Coshocton Board of Realtors Scholarship applications are available. Seem Ms. Collins for an applications. Due to Collins by March 10.
     
    Coshocton Hospital Registered Nurse Association
    2 -$500 Scholarships will be awarded. Application available from Ms. Collins. Due to Ms. Collins by March 10, 2015. This includes n essay on the personal and professional qualities of a good nurse.
     
    2015 Ben Stevens Memorial Athletic Scholarship Application ( One $1000 or 2 $500 Scholarships. See Ms. Collins for an application.
    Due  to her by March 10.
     
    John Wells Scholarship for female softball player or manager. See Ms. Collins for an application. You must send before April 15,2015. This includes a letter of recommendation from a softball coach and one adult who is not a relative. 
     
     
    Juniors girls there is a sponsor for girls to attend Buckeye Girls State held June 14-20th at the University of Mount Union. I have questionnaires for interested girls to fill out. See Ms. Collins. Due to Collins by February 23.
     
    Women of Witness Scholarship application available for a young woman in Coshocton County (2014-15) Completed applications, including an essay and two letters of recommendation( one from minister) must be mailed by student by April 13. See Ms. Collins for an application.
     
    Coshocton Foundation Scholarships are now available online. Go to the Coshocton Foundation's site and Scholarships.
    Remember to  check which scholarships are for Ridgewood  and whether you are eligible for the scholarship because some specify a sport or membership and whether the scholarship has additional requirements.
    Due to Collins February 25! Transcripts added after the scholarship applications are in! Make the work pristine, it represents YOU.
     
    SENIORS - the COAD scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. The deadline for the application is a postmark of APRIL 1. In addition to having proof of acceptance to a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning,earning a high school diploma, and living in the 30 county area, you must reside in a household with a total income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
     
     
    SENIORS, if your parents are members of Frontier Power Cooperative, you could win more than $ 3400  in scholarships. Go to the Frontier Power Office in Coshocton or online at www.frontier-power.com for the application and deadline.
     
    Sophomores and Juniors, if your parents are members of Frontier Power Cooperative, go to the Frontier Power Office in Coshocton or online at www.frontier-power.com and find out information on the YOUTH TOUR2015, an all expenses paid leadership trip this June to DC.
     
    The Susan Writing Award - Deadline for submission is February 6. Due to Ms. Collins By February 2. Includes your goals as a writer and two pieces of original writing samples. If said writing has been posted on line you must provide judges with the web address. Must also have the signature of teacher and parent for verification. See Ms. Collins for more information.
     
     OAPSE Memorial Scholarship Foundation Program
    For graduating senior whose parent or legal guardian is a member in good standing of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees. Scholarships of 2500 each are awarded. See Ms Collins for an application. You complete and send.
    Postmark no later than March 1, 2015.
     
    Scholarship is available for graduating senior attending Bowling Green University and majoring in biology. See Ms. Collins for information. Deadline is February 13, 2015
     
    DAR Scholarships:
    To access all Daughters of the  American Revolution Scholarship Applications go to http://www.dar.org/natonal-society/scholarships
    The Ohio Society  of the DAR awards Wings of Eagles Scholarships. Application deadline is February 1 to them. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the requirements or go to the web.
     
    See Ms. Collins for a copy of the Scholarship Opportunities from the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools. These schools award associate degrees, certification and some bachelors degrees in  areas ranging from accounting , dental or medical assisting, electronics to visual communications.
     
    The Elks Most Valuable Student applications must be to Ms. Collins by Dec. 3, 2014. Most Valuable Student Scholars are available to high school seniors only. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Applications are available only to students who enroll in a FOUR year undergraduate degree program at accredited U.S. American colleges and universities. Applications can be download at www.elks.org/enf/scholars
     
     
    *This application requires a folder with exhibits of awards, a parental financial statement, an essay, an official transcript, ACT or SAT scores and a counselor's report.
    The steps of completion are very clear.
     
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     Scholarship Oportunity: Mended Hearts Y-Bridge Chapter #51 This is sponsored by a local tri-county organization that focuses its efforts on heart disease patients and families. Two $1,000 scholatships will be awarded to 2019 graduating seniors and current college students. To qaulify applicants must be enrolled in a health care related field at an accredited school in the state of Ohio. Deadline date is July 1, 2019.  See Ms. Collins for an application.
     
    Hagan Scholarship Foundation applications are available on line at www.hsfmo.org. See the requirements there. Some of the requirements to take note of are 23 or higher ACT or 1150 or higher SAT, work 240 hours in a 12 month period, have a 3.5 GPA and EFC based on the FAFSA less than $6500. 
  •  ted applicants in the 2019 competition..Good Luck.