Crawford County, Ohio Scholarships
The CF4CC currently offers 25 different scholarships for students who are currently students at one of the six Crawford County Schools or have graduated from said schools. Interested applicants should review the scholarship requirements for each of these scholarships.
All applications must be submitted on-line by creating an account on our SmarterSelect portal. Most of these scholarships have an application deadline of April 1st, but scholarships for current college students may have different deadlines so be sure to click on those links (either photo or name of scholarship) for more information. Below are brief descriptions of the scholarships available. Click on the accompanying photo to go to that scholarship application (which takes you to our scholarship portal at www.SmarterSelect.com. NOTE: A transcript is required for every applicant.
The Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship
The Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship was established in 2010 to help students with tuition costs as they further their education. This scholarship is specifically designed to help a graduating male and female student from each of the six Crawford County High Schools as they pursue higher education plans.
The Crawford Forward Scholarship
The Crawford County Young Professionals (CCYP) established the Crawford Forward Scholarship in 2015 to be awarded to a current Crawford County resident working toward an Associate's or Bachelor's degree from a college or university in Crawford or surrounding counties. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Individuals who are passionate about Crawford County and using their education to make an impact in our community are encouraged to apply. Applicants will submit an essay and finalists will conduct a follow-up interview with the CCYP Scholarship Committee, who will select the recipient.
The Daryl Stucky Memorial Scholarship
The Daryl Stucky Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of Daryl E. Stucky, a life-long resident of Crawford County. Mr. Stucky spent his adult life as a farmer and retired after 20 years as an employee at BuE Comp.-Lykens, Ohio. Mr. Stucky loved to attend the sporting events of his grandchildren and understood the importance of continuing education beyond high school.
The family of Mr. Stucky generously started this scholarship so $500.00 annually could be awarded to a graduate of Wynford High School. An essay providing evidence of community service and a minimum 2.5 grade point average is required for this scholarship.
The Dustin T. Stover Scholarship
The Dustin T. Stover Memorial Scholarship is given annually to remind us of a truly inspirational story. Following a car accident in January, 2001 that hospitalized Dustin for nearly three months, he started the uphill task of redeveloping mental and physical abilities he possessed prior to the accident. Dustin passed away July 4, 2002 from bacterial meningitis. This scholarship is awarded annually to two graduating seniors, one from Colonel Crawford High School and one from Wynford High School, continuing on to pursue any form of higher education. Recipients are selected solely based on their essay, which is prompted by several questions related to inspiration.
The Holmes Liberty Alumni Scholarship
The Holmes Liberty Alumni Scholarship was established in 2012 to express a sense of gratitude for the education received while attending Holmes-Liberty School. This scholarship is specifically designed to help graduating students of Wynford High School who might not otherwise consider any formal education beyond high school. Students who have a special appreciation for assistance they have received and those who exhibit a strong desire to improve themselves and/or contribute to the well-being of others are especially encouraged to apply.
The Huggins Scholarship was started in 1999 in honor of James E. & Margaret Huggins, and is available to any graduate of a Crawford County High School. Applicants must be entering an accredited institution of higher education in an agricultural-related program, either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
The Jeanne A. Miller Scholarship
The Miller Scholarship is named in honor of Jeanne A. Miller, a beloved teacher for the Wynford School District. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior of Wynford High School who displays a strong desire to continue their education. This scholarship encourages applicants who might not otherwise consider a post-secondary education. Preference will be given to first generation post-secondary students.
The John W. Brubaker, Jr. Scholarship
The Brubaker Scholarship is named in honor of former Bucyrus High School Chemistry teacher, John W. Brubaker, Jr. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior of Bucyrus High School who is pursuing a degree in a science- or education-related field of study.
The Kenneth Cummins Scholarship
The Kenneth Cummins Scholarship was transferred to the CF4CC in 2016. It was established to express a sense of gratitude for Dr. Cummins and his gift for teaching the concepts of chemistry and mathematics in students as well as conveying the thrill of learning to others. This scholarship is specifically designed to help graduating students of, or students who have already graduated from, Buckeye Central High School. Students may apply during any level of their educational attainment.
The Kevin A. Binau Scholarship
The Binau Scholarship is named in honor of Kevin A. Binau, former President and CEO of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group. Awarded annually to graduating seniors from any Crawford County High School, recipients are awarded $1,000 based upon high academic achievement, a commitment to community service, and exhibition of high personal character.
The Kiwanis Kahle-Wenner Scholarship
The Kiwanis Kahle-Wenner Scholarship is awarded through the Bucyrus Kiwanis Club. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Colonel Crawford, Bucyrus, Wynford or Wayside Christian High School. Preference is given to students who wish to enter the fields of forestry, health care or computer science. Preference is also given to those applicants who can display financial need. This may include evidence of student loans, etc. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Kiwanis Club.
The Larry Schiefer Memorial Scholarship
The Schiefer Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Larry E. Schiefer, a beloved father, grandfather, and teacher. Larry taught business and accounting for many years at Wynford High School; he was very passionate about the importance of education.
The family of Mr. Schiefer generously started this scholarship so $1,000.00 annually could be awarded to a graduate of Wynford High School. An essay providing evidence of community service and a minimum 2.5 grade point average is required for this scholarship.
The Schaaf Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Marvis Ann Schaaf, a generous member of several organizations in Crawford County. Marvis worked as manager for the Ohio Bureau of Unemployment Services before retiring after 35 years of employment. She was a member of St. Johns UCC of Bucyrus and the Church Women's Guild. She was also involved with the North Side Reading Circle and Salvation Army Board. Marvis was honored with the title of Bucyrus Business and Professional Woman of the year in 1970.
Marvis generously provided for this scholarship in her will, so a $3,500.00 will be awarded to two graduates of any Crawford County, OH High School. Recipients of this scholarship will be chosen based upon the student's financial need and academic qualifications.
The Merle and Peg Hutson Scholarship Fund is named in memory of “Coach” Merle Hutson, beloved football coach and educator for many years at Crestline High School. Coach’s career as a player went from high school to college to both pro and semi-pro. Later, he was inducted into both the Heidelberg College Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, and the football stadium in Crestline is named in his honor. His coaching career was interrupted only when he enlisted in military service during WW II. Applicants must be graduates of Crestline High School, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and submit two letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applicants who can display examples of extracurricular activities, community service and leadership. Finalists will be interviewed, and should have knowledge of Coach Hutson and his importance to Crestline High School.
The Mount Zion Milton Harman Scholarship
The Mount Zion Milton Harman Scholarship was created in honor of Milton Harman, a long time Superintendent of Mount Zion School. The alumni of Mount Zion created the $1,000 scholarship to be awarded annually to a Wynford High School graduate who has completed the first half/semester of their first year at an accredited college, university or trade school.
The Nancy Angene Johnson Scholarship
The Nancy Angene Johnson Scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Nancy Angene Johnson. Applications are open to graduating students of Wynford High School planning to attend any college or university. Students who graduated not more than six years earlier from Wynford High School may also apply. Students who display a strong desire to continue their education are encouraged to apply. The following conditions increase an applicant’s chances of receiving this scholarship.
- Students entering Bluffton University or any campus of The Ohio State University.
- Students intending to pursue the field of elementary or secondary education, with the intent of teaching in the public school system.
- Students who can display financial need (e.g. evidence of student loans)
The Noah Skylar Lear Scholarship
The Noah Skylar Lear Scholarship is named in memory of Noah Skylar Lear, a Bucyrus High School student who passed away in 2016. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who is graduating from (or graduated from) any Crawford County school. The applicant can be entering any level of their educational attainment (i.e. graduating senior, first semester of 1st year, 1st semester of 2nd year, etc.). This scholarship may be awarded repeatedly to the same individual, provided the student has reapplied and is deemed most worthy of that year's applicant pool.
The Pry Scholarship
The Pry Scholarship was established in honor of retired Executive Director of The Community Foundation for Crawford County, Janet P. Pry.
With over 30 years of combined experience as both a volunteer and the executive director of the foundation, Janet understands the struggles students face as they navigate the time and monetary commitment necessary for a post-secondary education. The intent of this scholarship is to help the non-traditional student improve their life through continuing education.
This scholarship is intended for students attending North Central State College at the Crawford Success Center. The student should be a graduate of any Crawford County High School, Pioneer Vocational School, or Tri-Rivers Vocational School OR has been a resident of Crawford County for a minimum of three years. The student should have graduated from high school at least one year prior to their application for this scholarship. In addition, a short essay explaining why the student is seeking this scholarship and how education will improve their life is required. Proof of a high school diploma or GED certificate is also required. The scholarship may be renewed via re-application the entire time the student is in school. The recipient for this scholarship will be selected by the Crawford Young Professionals group. Click here to RENEW this scholarship.
The Richard A. Miller Scholarship
The Richard A. Miller Scholarship Fund was established in honor of a vibrant young man, Richard (Dick) A. Miller, who lost his battle to multiple sclerosis at the age of 29.
At Crestline High School, Dick was extremely active in multiple extracurricular activities. These included National Honor Society, plays and musicals, choir and Royal Blue Express, football, basketball, and tennis – all while being an A student. He also sang in the United Methodist Church choir. Dick graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where he played football and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His degree was in Applied Math and Computer Sciences. In 2005, Dick was inducted into the Crestline Athletic Hall of Fame, and his football jersey (#90) was retired in 1994. The Crestline High School tennis courts are named in his memory. The Richard A. Miller Scholarship was established by the 1982 class of Crestline High School following his death in 1994.
As one of seven children, Mr. Stearns understands the struggle for parents to fund education for all of their offspring. As a college student, Mr. Stearns learned the difficulty of paying for college on his own. He knows that while students graduating high school may be able to get a scholarship to help pay for the first year of higher education, they may find that they are having a difficult time finishing their college education due to lack of funds. He decided that something needs to be done to help those students.
Mr. Stearns generously started this scholarship so that $1,000 can be awarded annually to a Crawford County high school graduate who is entering his or her junior or senior level at an accredited institution of higher learning, with a major in an educational or medical field of study.
The Robert Schwaderer Scholarship
The Robert Schwaderer Scholarship was transferred to the CF4CC in 2016. This scholarship is specifically designed to help graduating students of, or students who have already graduated from, Buckeye Central High School. Students may apply during any level of their educational attainment. Applicants must be pursuing an agricultural field of study at either The Ohio State University OR OSU's Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in Wooster, OH.
The Rollie and Esther Wilson Scholarship
The Wilson Scholarship was established by the family of Rollie and Esther Wilson, who were happily married for 67 years, until the passing of Esther in 2012. This scholarship will honor the memory of Esther and the dedication that Rollie has shown to the Girls Softball program at Colonel Crawford High School.
Rollie has operated the scoreboard for the Colonel Crawford High School Girls' Softball team for many years and also raises the flag at the games.
A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a FEMALE athlete (particularly female SOFTBALL players) graduating from Colonel Crawford High School.
Applicant must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and have attended Colonel Crawford High School for a minimum of her junior and senior years.
Samuel Neff and his family, during the hundred years they were associated with the Bucyrus community, were actively involved with the larger world around them. Neff's descendants believe it is appropriate that the recipient is an internationally-minded young man or woman excited about engaging in a significant international experience and be willing to share that experience with others. This scholarship is intended for any Crawford County High School student, or graduate of any Crawford County High School, who is pursuing an educational experience outside the United States. Exchange programs set up by other organizations, like Rotary or college semesters abroad, are applicable for this award.
The Susan Campbell Memorial Scholarship
The Campbell Scholarship was started to honor Susan Campbell's commitment to the importance of community service. She was a beloved Colonel Crawford High School teacher, guidance counselor, and coach who passed away in 1997. She was also the first Colonel Crawford Leo Club Advisor. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two graduating seniors of Colonel Crawford High School who have exhibited high academic standards and a strong commitment to community service as they pursue their goal of a post-secondary education.
The Tyler Niese Memorial Scholarship
The Tyler Niese Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Tyler Niese, a young man from Buckeye Central High School who passed away in 2016. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Buckeye Central High School. The recipients for this scholarship will be selected by the Buckeye Central School's Scholarship Committee. Preference will be given to students who have had to overcome some educational or life situational hardship.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
in Crawford County
The following scholarship opportunities are not part of the CF4CC. However, these opportunities are for students in the Crawford County area.
The Bucyrus Rotary Club Jerry Volkmer Memorial Scholarship
The Volkmer Scholarship is named in honor of former Bucyrus Rotary Club member and long-time resident of Bucyrus, Gerald "Jerry" Volkmer. Jerry's professional background and Rotary Club commitment exemplified "Service Above Self." A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate of or graduating senior of Bucyrus Secondary School, Wynford High School, Colonel Crawford High School student or a student from any one of those schools attending Pioneer Career & Technology Center. This scholarship is ONLY available to students pursuing an ASSOCIATE DEGREE. Students planning to attend a four-year college or university are NOT eligible. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has exhibited "Service Above Self" through a submitted essay and interview process. Awards are decided by the Bucyrus Rotary Club Scholarship Committee.
The Bucyrus Rotary Club STRIVE Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to 2 seniors from Bucyrus Secondary School who have successfully participated in the STRIVE program. Applicants must have applied and been accepted at any type of further education after high school (i.e. 2-yr. college, 4-yr. college, technical college, apprenticeship training/certification. The recipients are selected by the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee for the quality of their essay regarding community service and a formal interview.
Selected recipients are eligible to participate in the Rotary District 6600 STRIVE Scholarship interview in April.