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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

Scholarships 2020 - 2021


 

Congratulations CLASS of 2021!
Congratulations to Bryce Hoffman who has been accepted to the University of Akron and been awarded the Akron Guarantee Scholarsip in the amount of $16,000 over four years. Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Alexis Bamberger who has been accepted to The Ohio State University. Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Javan Belt who has been accepted to The Ohio State University. Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Zachary Prater who has bee admitted to The Ohio State Univeristy for the summer 2021 semester. Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Bryce Prater who has been admitted to The Ohio State Univeristy for the summer 2021 Semester. Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Ryan Moses who has been admitted to the University of Cincinnati's Electrical Engineering  program which is offered through the College of Engineering and Applied Science! Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Mason Mizer who has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio and enrolled in the AAS in Agriculture Equipment Technology program! Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Ashley Hough who has been accepted to Muskingum University and, based on her performance in the classroom, awarded an Academic Scholarship of $18,000 per year which includes a  $1000 Housing Scholarship! Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Alexis Lousha who has been accepted to Muskingum University and, based on her performance in the classroom, awarded an Academic Scholarship of $18,000 per year which includes a  $1000 Housing Scholarship! Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Jadyn Art who has been accepted to Ohio University in the College of Health Sciences and Professions as a first year student in the Pre-Nursing program. Best Wishes! 

Congratulations to Elizabeth Sampsel who has been accepted to Bowling Green State University! Best Wishes! 

Congratulations to Alexia Wise who has been accepted to University of Mount Union! Best Wishes!

Congratulations to Madisyn Colvin who has been accepted to Wheeling University and awarded the Presidential Scholarship of$14,000 per year! Best Wishes!

Make sure to give Ms. Collins a copy of your acceptance letters and scholarship awards so we can congratulate you! Ms. Collins will also make a copy of them for your file!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Scholarship Opportunity to childhood cancer and blood disorder survivors. Apply at bit.ly/faithlovescholar Deadline May 9, 2021

Scholarship Opportunity to high school students who have a parent or guardian who have been on the frontline this past year. Frontline workers are food delivery and supply chain workers, paramedics, EMT/EMS, firefighters, teachers, nurses, doctors, and those serving in our military. Go to bit.ly/frontlinefamilies. Open to grades 9 - 12. Deadline May 8, 2021.

National Scholarships Deadline May 8, 2021. Go to nationalstopthebleedday.org

Attention! David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship has extended the due date to May 31, 2021! Go to http://new.coadinc.org/scholarship  There are 30 $500 scholarships availableto students in the region.

Junior Girls - The American Legion Auxilary will sponsor a high school junior's participation in Buckeye Girls State which will take place on the Mount Union campus June 13th, 2021 and conclude on June 19th. The deadline to apply is April 1. See Ms. Collins if you are interested in this wonderful opportunity. You can also find more information on what happens at Girls State by going to www.buckeyegirlsstate.org.


*Please note if a local application requires a recommendation the person you ask can email Ms. Collins the recommendation at [email protected]; she will make a copy and attach it to your completed application. Please ask the recommender to identify which scholarship the recommendation is for.

The Raymond Border  Memorial Scholarship application is now available. The recipient of the $500 scholarship will be Ridgewood senior who will be attending college. Priority will be given to students in building trades. This scholarship requires an essay describing how the military has impacted the senior's life. See Ms. Collins for an application. Deadline for submission: April 1, 2021.

Scholarships Due March 25, 2021 to Ms. Collins by 4 PM:

Virginia Stevens Memorial Athletic Scholarship: Recipient will be a high school female senior who will attend a degree granting  college or univeristy and who has participated in one, two or more Ridgewood High School Sports programs. Pick up an application from Ms. Collins. Due 03/25/21.

Ridgewood Education Association Scholarship: Recipient(s) will be a Ridgewood High School senior who will be attending a degree granting institution, college or university after high school. Pick up an application from Ms. Collins. Due 03/25/21. 

West Lafayette Community Scholarship is available:  Recipient  will be a Ridgewood High School senior who will be attending a degree granting institution, college or university after high school. This application must be submitted with a recommendation from the applicant's minister, guidance counselor or Ridgewood faculty member. Pick up application from Ms. Collins. Due 03/25/21. 

Ben Stevens, Mike Gress,and Mark Gress Memorial Scholarship is available. Recipient(s) will be a Ridgewood high school senior  who will attend a degree granting university or college who has participated in one, two, or more Ridgewood High School sports programs. Pick up and application from Ms. Collins. Due 03/25/21. 

Technical Scholarships available for  adult and high school consumer - members. Ohio's Electric Cooperatives. Rules and regulations are available at www.ohioec.org/TechnicalScholarship Application Deadline: April 30.

Check this out, there are many scholarships listed : https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/ 
AADE American Association of Drilling Engineers scholarship is available. See Ms. Collins for a copy.
Req. include: GPA 3.5 or Above; 27 Composite ACT or SAT Minimum 600 in Math and 600 on Critical Reading; enrolled in accredited college in Pennsylvania, Ohio or West VIrginia; US CItizen; Submit fully completed application; be considering a career in the oil and gas industry. Deadline to AADE April 15, 2021.

 Coshocton Foundation applications are due this Friday, February 26, as are the Dulcimer, Rotary, Alumni and Dollars for Scholars! Note, that is a remote day for you, however, Ms. Collins will be in the building from 7:00 AM to 3:00 P.M. on Friday. If she is not her room, the door will be open and you are to put your applications in the the correct spots in the back of the room. Remember, she will add the transcripts. If you have a question and she is  not in her room,  she is  probably in the auditorium. Come there. 
John Wells Memorial Scholarship:Must be outstanding female softball player/manager. See Ms. Collins for an application. Application must be returned by April 15, 2021. 
Operation Veterans Helping Veterans is offering another scholarship this year.  The scholarship amount is $1000.  There is a maximmm of $500 for an enlisted  student. WHEN you enlist, please send your enlistment information to Ms. Collins or Mrs. Ionno so you can be eligible for this opportunity! Include the branch, your occupational specialty and the date you are to report for duty and any other important information! Operations Veterans  Helping Veterans  are pleased to aid a graduating senior who is enlisted and serve in our Armed Forces.

Corporation For Ohio Appalachian Development iavailable. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. The deadline for the application is a postmark of MAY 1, 2021. 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          $25,760

2          $34,840

3          $43,920

4          $53,000

5          $62,080

6          $71,160

7             $80,240

8             $89,320

*Each Additional person adds $9,080

Scholarship application is available for a student whose career goal is to work in the natural gs or related energy field from Ohio Gas Association.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a U.S. citizen, complete the 3 page application, sign and date and include two letters of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or employer. Applications will be accepted January 11, 2021 - March 31, 2021. Include and essay 250 - 500 words describing career and personal goals and more. Include a resume. Include a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application if you qualify.
 
 The Coshocton Regional Medical Center scholarship application is now available.Requirements:Must be a High School Senior;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; Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above; Must be going on to pursue a career in healthcare or related field;A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each of the five schools.Application must be returned to Coshocton Regional Medical Center by March 26, 2021. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the applications


Scholarship Opportunity for Credit Union Members

There are less than 60 days left for your college-bound or college-enrolled student members to apply for the 2021 Ohio Credit Union Foundation’s video scholarship!Students submitting a short video could win $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 towards college. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2021. We appreciate your support in promoting this scholarship to your members. Go to  Ohio Credit Union Foundation for more information.
 

Board of Realtors of Coshocton County is offering a scholarship to a senior at each of the county schools. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. Due to Ms. Collins completed by February 26, 2021. Ms. Collins get and attach your transcript. You do need a copy of your letter of acceptance. You also need a letter of reference from an employer or instructor. No photo is required. If your recommender would prefer to send Ms. Collins the recommendation he/ she can and Ms. Collins will make a copy and attach to your application.

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has regional scholarships available for seniors in the 32 Appalachian counties: AK Steel has one for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering , if a senior is pursuing a career in those areas, particularly, if studying  metallurgy, you should apply. The Ora E. Anderson is for a student pursuing studies associated with environmental conservation and the natural sciences. The Bob Evans and Wayne F Legacy Scholarship is available to students who have  demonstrated financial need to pursue postsecondary education. If one of these 3 is applicable to you, see Ms. Collins for an application. Applications may be submitted beginning February 15, 2021 through March 15, 2021.

The application for the Newcomerstown Elks #1555 Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for the application. All applications must be complete and to Ms. Collins by Friday, March 26. On that day a representative ov the Elks will collect them from her. 

According to www.student-view.com you can log on, complete a 15- 20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. A scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The winner will bbe announced May, 2021. Deadline to complete the survey is April 22, 2021. (1 $5000 scholarship, 2 $1000 scholarships and 10 $500 scholarships)

Medical Mutual of Ohio has announced the enhanced Medical Mutual Fund for Customer Schools. Through this program Ridgewood seniors are eligible to apply online for a one-time $1000 scholarship toward college tuition. Additionally, 6 top applicants across the state will receive a $10,000 award for their outstanding academic and community service efforts.
Application deadline is April 1, 2021 at 5 P.M.

West Lafayette / Ridgewood Alumni Association scholarship opportunity is now available See Ms. Collins for a copy. Due to her by February 26, 2021. The Alumni will be awarding 3 graduating seniors a $1000 scholarship.

Rotary Scholarship Application is now available. See Ms. Collins for an application. This is a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior who will be attending a post secondary institution. Due date to Ms. Collins is February 26, 2021.

THE COSHOCTON FOUNDATION IS NOW AVAILABLE! First, go to the Foundation online and click on Scholarships; next go to the list available for Ridgewood seniors; read through the requirements for each and make a list of those you qualify for; 
Next, at the top you will see a place to click on the application. This is the application you use for all the scholarships you apply for. You are responsible for printing each one and turning it in to Ms. Collins by the  February 26, 2021 deadline. *Some of the scholarships will have additional requirements, make sure you fulfill those and have them attached to that scholarship when you turn it it. Ms. Collins will have tables set up with designated spots for each of the scholarships in her room. Do not ask guidance for transcripts, Ms. Collins will attach them after they are turned in. You do need your picture attached to each application you turn in. That can be a paper copy, but also have one official one and turn in too with your name on the back.
Any questions, email Ms. Collins or stop in with questions.

Coshocton Community Choir Bachert Scholarship is available. See Ms. Collins for an application. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Coshocton County senior or a current/former member of the Community Choir to pursue further musical study. Completed application must be received no later than Friday, April 9, 2021.

Coshocton County Farm Bureau has scholarship awards. Students must be attending 2 or 4 year school majoring in agriculture or a realated field. Applicant or his/her parent /guardian must be a paid Coshocton County Farm Bureau member.
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021. For more info and to apply online: https//ofbf.org/foundation/scholarships/coshocton-county-scholarship/

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation offers a $ 1000 annual scholarship. The application does include a required essay of no less than 250 words detailing your career goals related to the natural gas and oil industry and how your degree will help you achieve those goals. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. Must be completed and returned with attachments no later than March 1, 2021.

For seniors who have a parent working for the school and belonging to the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, go to www.oqpse.org, then click on "Benefits of Membership" then click on " Scholarships." Or see Ms. Collins for a paper copy. At least one$ 2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded in each of the 10 OAPSE/AFSCME districts in Ohio. Completed application must be postmarked on later than March 1, 2021 to be considered.

Coshocton Dulcimer Days is awarding a $500 scholarship to one graudate from each of the Coshocton County Schools who is going to further his/her studies in music. Criteria - commitment to music. See Ms. Collins for an Application. Due Date February 26, 2021

The Susan Writing Award grants 5 - $1000 scholarships to students who show outstanding promise and talent for creative writing. This application requires verification these are your original works, your goals as a writer, 2 original writing samples Applicants must also disclose if their work has been posted online and provide the judges the web address. See Ms. Collins for the application and directions. The completed application with the requirements must be to Ms. Collins by January 29, 2021.

Applications for the FRONTIER POWER SCHOLARSHIP can be found at www.frontier-power.com under the Youth Oppportunities Tab. The deadline is Monday, February 8th. This means that the application must be IN Frontier Power's office or post-marked February 8, 2021 to be considered for the scholarship!

DOLLARS for SCHOLARS applications will be available MONDAY, December 7, 2020. Deadline for completion and submission of the application is March 1, 2021! This opportunity is for a graduating senior who is pursuing ANY further training, from earning certification to a college degree and more.Don't miss this opportunity. When you fill out the application, for the transcript request, identify  Mrs. Ionno, counselor, and for the reference identify Mrs. Ionno.
Go to coshoctoncounty.dollarsforscholars.org  then in the upper right corner click the Students and Parents tab, next scroll to the bottom of the page and click "login"

AAA Ohio Auto Club is offering high schol seniors the opportunity to apply for one of the five $1000 grants by competing in the AAA School Safety Patrol $1000 Grant Scholarship Program.This is limited to high school seniors who once served as a member of the AAA School Safety Patrol. See Ms. Collins for details if you qualify. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

 There are three schoolarship opportunities offered by The Guernsey - Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Inc. to area students.
The Children of Members Scholarship  for graduating seniors with 3.5 ( 4.0 scale); Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship for students who have overcome unique personal challenge; Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative Scholarship in Honor of Jerry Kackley, emphasis scholarship, community service and leadership. Deadline for all Friday, February 5, 2021. Go to www.gmenergy.com for rules and applications.

Reminder Go to StudentScholarships.org for a long list of applications; deadlines are from November 30 - Feb. 20!

Voice of Democracy " Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" Write and record a speech of 3-5 minutes to compete. See Ms. Collins for an application. Deadline to post the speech is October 31, 2020.

The Hagan Scholarship application is now available. This is a nationwide need-based scholarship. Recipients will graduate from a high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents or a remote rural area. There is no application fee. Go to Haganscholarships.org for more information

The National society Daughters of the American Revolution (JAC) are offering contests in art, creative expression, and community service. See Ms. Collins for more information. All entries except community service must follow the theme "THE 400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAYFLOWER: RISE AND SHINE FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN A NEW LAND." Deadline for submission is Dec. 1, 2020.

The DAR also has a Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the program's overview. Scholarship application does require two letters of recommendation and an essay.
Don't miss this opportunity.

 













                                    2019-2020
 Congratulations Seniors! 
Please note, clubs and organizations are sending their letters of congratulations to you. When all decisions have been made, and we have been informed, we will formally announce the list of the awards and the award winners. 

*If you need an address for your thank you notes or would like a suggested format, please email Ms. Collins
 
Dollars for Scholars envelopes for those who were awarded scholarship monies will be available from Mr. Stoffer when your photo is taken, on Saturday, May 16. If you are not participating in the photo sessions,  they will be available MONDAY, the 18th. On Monday, call ahead to check and see if there is an envelope and the best time for pickup.
 
Congratulations to othe following seniors who have received acceptance letters!
 
Jaelyn Mc Gee who has been accepted for admission to Youngtown State University. Best Wishes! Olivia Allen who has been accepted for admission to Mount Vernon Nazarene University.; Muskingum University with a $12,000 annual scholarship; Heidelberg University! Best Wishes! Jenia Gump  who has been accepted for admission to West Virginia University. Best Wishes! Delena Dean who has been accepted for admission to Ohio Dominican University; Muskingum University; West Virginia University Best Wishes; Memphis Cutshall who has been accepted to Heidelberg University and awarded the Dean’s Scholarship of $16,000 annually. Best Wishes! Nicole Schwartz who has been accepted to Baldwin and Wallace University and awarded the annual Dean's Scholarship of $17,000 and the BW Sibling Award of $2000; accepted to Kent State University Best Wishes! Congratulations to Logan Smith who has been accepted to Ohio Northern University; Wilmington College; University of  Findlay; accepted to The College of Wooster and awarded the Dean's Scholarhip of $32,000 annually. Best Wishes! Tessa Stingel who has beeaccepted to Muskingum University: $15,000 Academic Scholarship annually which includes a $1000 Housing Scholarship; Marietta College: Riverside Grant of $17,000 annually!Best Wishes! Grace Gottwalt who has been accepted to The Ohio State University; Capital University: $ 26,000 Presidential Scholarship & $2,000 The Reverend Rufus S. Tarrant Grant: West Liberty University: Elbin Schlolars Program which covers tuition, mandatory fees, room and board; accepted to Hillsdale College and awarded the Merit Scholarship Award of $11,500.00 annually.  Best Wishes! Taylor Keffer has been accepted to The Ohio State University! Best Wishes! Bethany Landis has been accepted to Muskingum Univeristy,awarded a &15,000 annual scholarship! Best Wishes! Congratulations, Tayhani Cordero-Miller who has been accepted to Muskingum University and offered a $15,000 per year academic scholarship; Capital University with a $21,000 Presidential Scholarship and $2,000 Reverend Tarrant Grant; Kent State University! Best Wishes! Congratulations! Garret Bassett who has been accepted to The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, The College of Wooster, Miami University, Bowling Green State University.Best Wishes! Congratulations! Preston Powell who has been accepted to Capital University and offered: Presidential Scohlarship of $14,000 and Alumni Award of $1,000; Baldwin and Wallace University. Best Wishes! Congratulations to Raymond Shaw who has been accepted to Hocking College and the Criminal Justice-Major in Law  Enforcement; Congratulations to Jorryn Wentz who has been accepted to Muskingum University and awarded the Muskie Award of $12,000 annually. Best Wishes! Congratulations to John Evin who has been accepted to The Ohio State University. Best Wishes! Congratulations to Logan Smith, accepted to The Ohio State University. Good Luck

 

Attention seniors continuing your education in the fall, make sure you have emailed Mrs. Ionno soon about where your final high school transcript should be sent.


 In addition, in early June, if you have taken college credit classes and wish to be granted credit for them, you must order a transcript from  Kenyon College, Stark State, COTC, Kent State Tusc, and, or Muskingum which will be sent directly to your college of choice. (I always suggest you also order one to be sent to you too for your files.) 

Goggle how to get to each college's order form for the transcripts, these orders are done online and the transcript must go directly to the college you will attend this fall. Note too, when you order, be prepared with a credit card, all colleges and universities do have a fee for each transcript they send.

 
 
Scholarship Opportunities:
UPDATE ON SCHOLARSHIPS: Please note the 10 boldfaced local scholarships available below. 

 

To facilitate you and the clubs offering scholarship opportunities, first, please email Ms. Collins the  list of scholarship applications you would like and I will email those to your school email.  

When I email those, I will include the steps for submitting the applications to my school email. 

In order to give the clubs and committees adequate time to discuss the applications and select a student, the DEADLINE is April 10.

If you already have the paper copy and have completed the application, please inform me and I will give you instructions on sending them to my school email.

 If you have already placed an application in the envelopes on the board in Room 104, I have those and will scan and add them to that scholarship’s list of applicants.

 UPDATE  - AADE ( American Association of Drilling Engineers) has moved the DUE date to May 1. Awarded on academic excellence, financial need and extenuating circumstances. Must be graduating with a 3.5 or higher; Composite minimum 27 ACT;enrolled in accredited college in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia; US citizen; submit a fully completed and signed AADE application. To be sent to [email protected] This is an opportunity offered to encourage seniors to consider a career in the oil and gas industry. This is not limited to petroleum engineering majors;or for that matter, engineering majors. Email Ms. Collins for the application. 

 

 Added Scholarship: Jr. Fair Dairy Scholarship. Must be enrolled in 4 H project in Tusc. County; proof of acceptance to college; good academic standing and include transcript; 2 letters of recommendation; application must be received by May 1, 2020. Email Ms. Collins if you would like a copy of this application.

 

 Change in date as of April 30th.

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, 2020. Changed to MAY 6 by the Medical Center* Email Ms.Collins if you need a transcript.
 
 Coshocton Farm Bureau Scholarship oppportunity! Applicant or parent must be a Farm Bureau member. Deadline extended to May 15, 2020. Go to  https.//ofbf.org/foundation/scholarships/coshocton-county-scholarship


Please note change: 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. An additional scholarship is being given in memory of Nancy Porteus .The application form must be completed and received no later April 19, 2020. 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. You can also email the application to [email protected]

West Lafayette Community Scholarship application is now available. The application must be submitted with a recommendation from the student's minister, guidance counselor or a member of the Ridgewood faculty. In addition to the usual information, you are asked to word process a response to these prompts: What have you done to help serve your community? What are your career goals? If you were mayor of the community, what would you do to improve the community? Application is available from Ms. Collins. Due date April 10 to her.
 
Regis Shivers Scholarship: In memory of ultra runner Regis Shivers who was a mentor and competitor. For any graduating senior who participates in cross country and/or track running events; who upon graduating will enter a college or university or vocational school no later than the fall of  2020. This scholarship is based on character. the candidate must have consistently demonstrated integrity, tenacity, compassion and willingess to help others. The winner is never a quitter or naysayer, but on who encourages others. This is not based one grades, running times or team placement. See Ms. Collins for an application. Due to her April 10.
 
Ridgewood Education Association Scholarship opportunity. See Ms. Collins for an application. Due Date to Ms. Collins is April 10. 
 
 The Virginia Stevens Memorial Athletic Scholarship application is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy. The recipient of this scholarship will be a high school female senior who will attend a degree-granting college or univerisity who has participated in one, two or more of  Ridgewood High School's sports programs. Due Date to Ms. Collins April 10, 2020. 
 
West Lafayette / Ridgewood Alumni Association scholarship opportunity is now available See Ms. Collins for a copy. Due to her April 10, 2020.
 
West Lafayette Rotary Scholarship is now available see Ms. Collins for a copy. Due to her APRIL 10.
 
 The Ben Stevens, Mike Gress, Mark Gress Memorial Athletic Scholarship is now available. See Ms. Collins for a copy, Due date to her is A'pril 10.Recipient is a senior who will attend a degree granting college or univeristy who has participated in one, two or more RIdgewood High School's sports programs.
 
The Janusian Club Scholarship is now available from Ms. Collins. This is a community service scholarship. Deadline return completed application to Ms. Collins is April 10.
 
 
 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, 2020. Changed to April 22 by the Medical Center* Email Ms.Collins if you need a transcript.
 
 
 
 Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation. There are accepted majors posted outside of Room 104. The majors are included: Life Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Business, and Liberal Arts. Student must have a 3.0. Each scholarship is $1000 and RENEWABLE for up to three additional years. However, minimum applicant criteria includes a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas, or related energy.  See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. Deadline is March 31,2020. If this requires a transcript, ema;Ms.Collins.
 
Warner/ Rehard Scholarship for 2020 from the Newcomerstown Elks is now available. See Ms. Collins for an application.  DUE DATE CHANGED TO APRIL 10 emailed to Ms. Collins . Application includes 300 words statement concerning your vocational and professional goals, a transcript, a 200 word or less statement from parent/guardian concerning financial obligations. Ms. Collins will provide the Elks with a transcript. Please email her if you have or are planning on applying for this scholarship.  No folder.
 
 
Jim Pinchak Memorial Scholarship, $1000 scholarship application is available. See Ms. Collins for information sheet. Deadline for completion and submission is March1. Purpose is to support career and technical education. This is for seniors who are enrolled in a career and technical education program at a city, compact or joint vocational school.
 
 
 John Wells Memorial Scholarship:Must be outstanding female softball player/manager. See Ms. Collins for an application. Application must be returned by April 15, 2020. 
 
PB&J Scholarship opportunity is for studens whose test scores and GPAs are no the best. The scholarship is also for students who have experienced challenges in their lives and who have a drive to succeed. Go to http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020 to apply. Deadline May 31,2020. Worth $500 to $1000
 
Scholarship Essay Contest, the third annual Labor Scholarship Contest. " WHAT IS SO CALLED RIGHT TO WORK? Essays should include: defining what the right to work laws  mean;history of right to work; effects of right to work;effects of right to work laws on workers, community, and unions; differences among states and right to work laws; who pushes the right to work laws and why; who is against the right to work and why; any personal or family history with the right to work. Awarding at least 2- $500 for the best essays. Submission deadline Tuesday, March 24. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the letter and contact information.
Sponsored by Central Labor Council of Licking, Knox Muskingum and Coshocton Counties. 
 
 
Corporation For Ohio Appalachian Development iavailable. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. The deadline for the application is a postmark of APRIL 1, 2020.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. During the mandatory closure, there will be someone in guidance if you need a transcript to send.
Number of persons in household: 200% Poverty Guideline:

1          $25,520

2          $34,480

3          $43,440

4          $52,400

5          $61,360

6          $70,320

7          $79,280

8          $88,240

*Each Additional person adds $8,960
 
Board of Realtors of Coshocton County is offering a scholarship to a senior at each of the county schools. See Ms. Collins for a copy of the application. Due competed to her by March 3. Ms. Collins will procure and attach your transcript. You do need a copy of your letter of acceptance. A letter of reference from employer or instructor is preferred. No photo is required. 
 
Medical Mutual Insurance Scholarship for Customer Schools: Ridgewood seniors are eligible to apply for  a one-time $1000 scholarship toward college tuition. Additionally, the top 6 applicants across the state will receive a $10,000 award for their outstanding academic and community service efforts. Deadline for submission APRIL 1, 2020. Students may apply at https://cfprogams.smapply.io/prog/medmutual
Included in student materials - One page essay that includes college major and describes how receiving the scholarship will impact student's life; Current official transcript; Student Aid Report from FAFSA. Email Ms. Collins for transcript.
 
Go to www.AppalachianOhio.org where you will find a variety of scholarship opportunities. Applications can be submitted beginning Feb. 15, 2020 through March 15, 2020. You send. Some of the scholarships are limited to certain schools or counties, but others are more open, for example, there is the Bob Evans and Wayne F. White Legacy Scholarship. Students from the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio are eligible and that includes Coshocton County. 
 
The Coshocton Foundation Application is now available online at  the Coshocton Foudation's web address. Make sure you read through the list of scholarships available to Ridgewood and determine which you would be eligible for. You must have an application for each scholarship; note some of the scholarships require additional information. Ms. Collins will add your transcripts to the application AFTER they have been turned in. NOTE the February 28 DUE Date is a firm date. All applications must be to Ms. Collins in  by  3:30 on that date. Again, transcripts are added after you have turned in the applications. Take advantage of these opportunities!
*You do need an acceptance letter so make sure you have applied to a college or university. 
 **While you can make a copies of your picture for your scholarship application. You must turn in ONE original  to Ms. Collins that way the Foundation wil have one that is original to use in their publication.


ATTENTION Junior girls: The Coshocton BPW will send two girls to Buckeye Girls State June 14 - June 20 at the University of Mt. Union in Alliance. If interested see Ms. Collins for an application. Applications should be sent by Feb. 1. 
 
 Coshocton Dulcimer Days is offering a $500 scholarship to one graduate who is going to further studies in music from each of the Coshocton County Schools. Criteria: Demonstrated commitment to music. See Ms. Collins for the application. Due Date to Ms. Collins April 10, 2020.
 
Women of Witness will be awarding one college scholarship in the amount of $250.00 to a young woman in Coshocton County. Candidates must exihibit Christ-like attitudes and be able to share how they use their gifts and talents to serve the Lord. See Ms. Collins for an application. The applicataion must be mailed to the WOW office and postmarked by March 27, 2020. This application does require 2 letters of recommendation ( one from pastor/minister). 
 
Frontier Power applications for a Youth Tour Trip to Washington, D.C. and the Frontier Power Scholarship can be found at www.frontier-power.com under the Youth Opportunities Tab. Deadline for both is Monday, February 10, 202. The applications MUST be in the Frontier Power Office on Second Street by Feb. 10 or postmarked February 10 to be considered.
 
AAA Ohio Auto Club is offering graduating high school seniors an opportunity to apply for one of the ten $1000 grants by competing in the AAASchool  Safety Patrol Scholarship Program. You must have been a member of the School Safety Patrol to apply. Deadline is Febrary 28, 2020. See Ms. Collins for an application.
 
 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 your goals as a writer. See Ms. Collins for the application. These must be turned in for submission before Friday, January 31.2020..
 
 
 The Ohio Association of Public Employees (www.oapse.org) offers a scholarship opportunity for students whose parents/guardian are OAPSE union members. The OAPSE Memorial Scholarship Foundation Program awards a $2500 scholarship in each of the 10 districts in Ohio. See Ms. Collins for an application. Must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 1,2020..
 
Go to https://studentscholarships.org/newletter.php At this address you can download a newsletter with a list of available scholarships. 
 
Mended Hearts Y- Bridge Chapter #51 will award 2 - $1000 scholarships in 2020 to high school seniors and current college/university students. To quolify applicants must enroll or be enrolled in a program of health related studies in an accredited school in Ohio. Selection is based on academic achievements, extra curricular activities, community volunteer service and financial need.  Pick up an application from Ms. Collins. Deadline date is June 26, 2020. New Address to send application. Ms. Genevieve
Maniaci, Interim Chair at 2035 Shady  Lane, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
 
2020 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for high school students. Contest topic is Describe and analyze an act political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. Deadline for submission is January 17, 2020. jfklibrary.org/essaycontest ( FIrst place is $10,000, 2nd place is $3000, 5 finalists $1000 each, 8 semi-finalists $100 each, 10 honorable mentions.
 
Penn State Lake Effect National High School Poetry Competition. Go to behrend.psu.edu/poetrycontest. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2019 
 
 
 
 
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