The CF4CC currently holds 39 different scholarship funds, all awarding in 2023 except one, and accepts applications for the Bucyrus Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship and STRIVE Scholarship. Most but not all of our scholarships are for students who have graduated from or are graduating seniors of one of the Crawford County, Ohio schools or are residents of Crawford County. New starting last year, we had two scholarships that are available for Richland County students who have either graduated from or are graduating seniors of one of the Richland County high school or are current residents of Richland County. Interested applicants can review the scholarship requirements for each of the scholarships.
The Foundation currently has five online applications and one paper applications. The Pry Scholarship and the Samuel Neff Fellowship for International Study Scholarship each have their own separate online application as they have multiple deadlines throughout the year. The Come Home Scholarship application is a paper application that can be downloaded on the Come Home Scholarship page. All other scholarships have two separate online applications (one for graduating high school seniors and one for high school graduates with an application deadline of MARCH 1, 2023 at 5pm.
NOTE: The application deadline for every scholarship (except the Pry Scholarship, the Samuel Neff Fellowship for International Study, and the Come Home Scholarship) is MARCH 1, 2023 at 5PM.
All online applications must be submitted through our SmarterSelect portal. You will need to start an account on SmarterSeclect or login to your account in order to apply. GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Please do not use your high school email account as when you graduate we will not be able to contact you.
APPLICANTS: Please do not wait until the last minute to start your application. Our application process takes time and involves multiple information verifications that must be completed by outside individuals before you can completely submit your application.
To view the full scholarship requirements list, please visit our scholarship requirements page.
Below is a list of our available scholarships with a brief descriptions of each.
Alyssa Pine Memorial Scholarship
The Alyssa Pine Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Alyssa Pine, a bright, young women who was taken too early in a tragic car accident in June of 2020. Alyssa graduated from Buckeye Central High School in 2019. During high school, she loved participating in plays, musicals and the marching band. Alyssa was attending the University of Toledo and majoring in early childhood education at the time of her passing. This scholarship awards a $1,000 annually to a graduating senior of any Crawford County high school who is pursuing a degree in the field of education. Preference is given to graduating seniors from Buckeye Central HS, Colonel Crawford HS and Wynford HS.
Arlene H. Smith Scholarship
The Arlene H. Smith Scholarship came under the management of the Foundation in 2021. In memory of Arlene H. Smith, this scholarship honors her life and the profession she loved.
Arlene was a lifelong resident of Crawford County. She graduated from North Robinson High School and attended Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing. In 1948, she proudly graduated as a registered nurse after completing her clinical experience at a Cleveland hospital. Most of her professional career was spent in the field of geriatrics. However, Arlene also helped local youth by serving as a 4-H leader. In addition, she was a willing mentor to those interested in nursing. She believed in maintaining high professional standards and transferred that expectation to others. Because of the high value she placed on the nursing profession, Arlene wished to provide a scholarship that would benefit Crawford and Richland County residents with the compassion and calling to enter this field.
This scholarship awards seven $1,000 scholarships annually. Applicants must be a graduating senior or graduate of a Crawford or Richland County high school. Residents of these counties who have passed an Ohio High School Equivalence Assessment are also eligible. Preference is given to graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in the field of nursing and can display financial need. To encourage completion of a degree, this award is renewable, but students must reapply and be chosen each year.
Bucyrus High School Class of 1971 Scholarship This scholarship starts awarding in 2023.
The Bucyrus High School Class of '71 meets monthly for lunch. Different classmates come on any given month depending on personal schedules and their time permitting. A discussion came up about creating an annual scholarship in honor of the Class of '71's 50th class reunion. After sending several letters out to classmates over a period of several months, the Bucyrus High School Class of '71 Scholarship was created. This scholarship is intended for a broad range of students. Those that have just graduated, those that have been in college and their scholarship money has run out, or even a person that wants to restart their career. This student can be of any age level. This scholarship is for all levels of educational attainment - trade schools, 2-year programs, 4-year programs, etc. The Class of '71 wants this scholarship to be available to a broad audience of people for years to come, in recognition of the education and experiences they received from their teachers, counselors, parents, and classmates. "We are the Class of '71... Great things have come from our class!"
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 graduating students from the six Crawford County High Schools as they pursue higher education plans. The applicant must be a member of an athletic program in high school, such as athlete, manager, or trainer and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
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.
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 are required for this scholarship.
Dorothy Sherer Flohr Scholarship
Established in 2021 by her children, the Dorothy Sherer Flohr Scholarship honors the caring and compassion of Dorothy Sherer Flohr. After driving a school bus for Galion City Schools for several years during the late 1970s, Dorothy began attending night school at the former North Central Technical College (now North Central State College). With hard work and dedication, she earned her Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) degree in 1981. This lifelong dream was obtained while also raising six children as a single parent and working full time during the day. She then devoted her entire 15-year nursing career to working the 3:00-11:00 pm shift on the medical surgical floor at Galion Community Hospital (now Avita Health System). An inspiration to her family, two of her daughters and two of her grandchildren subsequently followed her into the nursing field.
This scholarship is designed to aid nursing students. Preference is given to 2nd-year LPN students attending North Central State College (NCSC). If no LPN students apply, preference is given to a Registered Nurse (RN) student entering their final year of an RN program. Preference is also given to those who can display evidence of financial need. All awardees must have graduated from a Crawford County High School, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and complete a 500-word essay on the topic: Why I Want to Pursue a Career in Nursing.
Doug and Renee Leuthold Scholarship
The Doug and Renee Leuthold Scholarship Fund was established by Doug and Renee Leuthold at the end of 2018. This scholarship awards approximately nineteen $2,500 scholarships annually. Applicants must be a current or former resident of Crawford County who is graduating from or has graduated from a Crawford County high school (If the student is attending a vocational high school, such as PCTC or Tri-Rivers, that student's home high school must be one of the Crawford County high schools) OR must be a current resident of Crawford County who has earned their high school diploma or passed an Ohio High School Equivalence Assessment and have been a resident of Crawford County for a minimum of 2 years at the time of application. Applicants can be attending any college, university, trade school, or certificate/technical program and can be entering any level of educational attainment. Preference is given to those who can display financial need. This scholarship is renewable for all the years of post-secondary education by reapplying and being chosen each year.
Dr. Joseph and Susan Shadeed Scholarship
The Dr. Joseph and Susan Shadeed Scholarship was established in 2020 by Dr. Joseph and Susan Shadeed. This scholarship will be awarded annually with the amount to be announced. Applicants must be graduating or graduated from any Crawford County HS AND a current Crawford County resident OR graduating or graduated from a HS outside of Crawford County who is a resident of Crawford County for a minimum of the last two years at the time of application. Applicants can be attending any college, university, trade school, or certificate/technical program and can be entering any level of educational attainment. Preference is given to students pursuing a degree in the field of healthcare and attending 1) the Crawford Success Center of North Central State College and 2) secondarily, to the main campus of North Central State College. Preference will also be given to those who can display financial need. This scholarship is renewable for all the years of post secondary education by reapplying and being chosen each year.
Dr. Laurie Anne Rhodebeck Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Laurie Anne Rhodebeck Memorial Scholarship was established by the Friends of the Crawford Park District in memory of Dr. Laurie Anne Rhodebeck. Laurie graduated in 1972 from Galion High School and was the class salutatorian. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and Spanish from Miami University and completed her Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University in their joint Politics and Psychology programs. Laurie’s teaching career began at the University of Notre Dame, continued at the State University of New York, Buffalo, and ended up at the University of Louisville where she held a tenured position as Associate Professor. Laurie was an avid gardener and loved the arts, nature, and animals of every type and size.
Applicants can be entering any level of their educational attainment, attending any college, university, technical or vocational school, and entering any field of study. Preference is given to those studying environmental sciences or other studies that correlate with the mission of the Crawford Park District and to those who can display community services activities. An essay on the environment is required. This scholarship is renewable for the entire time a student is in school as long as they reapply each year.
Dustin T. Stover Scholarship
The Dustin T. Stover 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. Tragically, Dustin then 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.
Glen and Alice Beers Scholarship
The Beers Scholarship was established in 2019 in memory of Glen and Alice Beers, lifelong area residents. This scholarship is designed to help college students who have completed at least one year of their post-secondary education to pursue their educational apparitions. Applicants must be a graduate of a Crawford County, Ohio high school, completed at least one year of their post-secondary education, and demonstrate a compelling pursuit of excellence in their post high school education. Preference is given to Colonel Crawford High School graduates. 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. Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.
Holmes Liberty Alumni Scholarship
The Holmes Liberty Alumni Scholarship was established in 2012 by the alumni 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.
Jacie Everett Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is no longer available.
The Jacie Everett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 after a tragic accident took the life of this bright, young Bucyrus High School senior. Jacie was an honor roll student who participated in various sports and clubs throughout high school. This is a one-time scholarship will go to a deserving Bucyrus High School senior who plans to further their education.
James E. Huggins, Sr. & Margaret M. Huggins Agricultural Scholarship
The Huggins Scholarship was started in 1999 in honor of James E. & Margaret M. 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. This scholarship is renewable for a second year, but the student my reapply and be chosen. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.
Jan and Al Fulton Scholarship This scholarship will start awarding in 2024.
The Jan and Al Fulton Scholarship Fund was established by Jan and Al Fulton in October 2022. Al graduated from The Ohio State University in Metallurgical Engineering, and Jan obtained a degree in Business from Bowling Green State University. They own and operate The Dexter Company, which outfits trucks and tractors with highway/municipal snow fighting and mowing equipment. They look forward to passing on to others the opportunity to further their individual higher education goals and attain careers in their chosen fields.
Applicants must be graduating from any high school in Crawford County OR currently reside in Crawford County AND have passed an Ohio High School Equivalence Assessment. There are no restrictions on the length of time the applicant has been out of high school before applying for the scholarship funds. Preference is given to current college students who graduated from a Crawford County high school. They may be entering at any level of their educational attainment, i.e., first semester of first year, second semester of first year, first semester of 3rd year, etc. Scholarships may be for the entire time a student is in school to encourage completion of his/her course of study, but the student will have to reapply every year and be chosen. There is no guarantee the scholarship will be renewed, but preference is given to those who have been awarded this scholarship previously. A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be attained to be eligible.
Jeanne A. Miller Scholarship
The Jeanne A. Miller Scholarship is named in honor of Jeanne A. Miller, a beloved teacher for the Wynford School District.
Jeanne graduated from Toledo DeBilbiss High School and earned a bachelor's degree in Speeech Therapy from Ohio University. She began her teaching career in Monroe, Michigan, but most of her career was spent with her Wynford Royal family where she was known as the "go-to person" when things needed to be done right. She had a passion for seeing that every student was treated fairly and had the opportunity to be successful. She spent a great amount of time researching different learning plans so teachers would have useful tools to reach each student, and she played a big part in the school's drug and alcohol abuse policies.
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.
John W. Brubaker, Jr. Scholarship
The Brubaker Scholarship is named in honor of former Bucyrus High School Chemistry teacher, John W. Brubaker, Jr. Two $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.
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.
Dr. Cummins was a 1929 graduate of New Washington High School. He then continued his education and earned his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his M.A. in mathematics from Bowling Green State University, and his Ph.D. degree in mathematics and mathematics education from The Ohio State University. He taught mathematics and science in the Sulphur Springs and New Washington High Schools until 1957, when he joined the staff of the Department of Mathematics at Kent State University and taught there until 1993. Locally, Mr. Cummins was a longtime director of the New Washington Band and organized and directed many cantatas and oratorios with the New Washington Community Chorus.
This scholarship is specifically designed to help graduating students or graduates of Buckeye Central High School. Applicants may be pursuing any field of study and attend any accredited college. Applicants may also apply during any level of their educational attainment.
Kevin A. Binau Scholarship
The Kevin A. Binau Scholarship is named in honor of Kevin A. Binau, former President and CEO of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group. Kevin graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1972 and received a bachelor's degree in industrial management from the University of Tampa. Kevin served on many boards and volunteered for various organizations in the local community.
Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors from any Crawford County High School based upon high academic achievement, a commitment to community service, and exhibition of high personal character.
Kiwanis Kahle-Wenner Scholarship
The Kiwanis Kahle-Wenner Scholarship was establish by Kiwanian, Dr. Donald Wenner, in honor of his son, Craig, and fellow Kiwanian, Bill Kahle's son, Patrick, who both passed away before their time.
The Kiwanis Kahle-Wenner Scholarship awards two $1,000 scholarships annually to graduating seniors of Colonel Crawford, Bucyrus, Wynford or Wayside Christian High School. Preference is given to students who can display financial need and to those who are entering the fields of forestry, health care or computer science. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Bucyrus Kiwanis Club.
L. Earl Smith Scholarship
The L. Earl Smith Scholarship came under the management of the Foundation in 2021. In memory of Earl Smith, this scholarship honors his life and passion for agriculture.
Earl was part of a family that had lived and farmed in Crawford County since his ancestors homesteaded in the 1820's. A 1943 graduate of Tiro High School, he was active in the FFA and earned the state farmer award in 1942. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Earl was employed as a pressman for 42 years with the Shelby Salesbook and farmed for many years. As Earl truly loved farming and felt most at home tending his land, he wished to provide a scholarship opportunity to benefit Crawford and Richland County residents pursuing a post-secondary education in the field of agriculture.
This scholarship awards seven $1,000 scholarships annually. Applicants must be a graduating senior or graduate of a Crawford or Richland County high school. Residents of these counties who have passed an Ohio High School Equivalence Assessment are also eligible. Preference is given to graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and can display financial need. To encourage completion of a degree, this award is renewable, but students must reapply and be chosen each year.
Larry Schiefer Memorial Scholarship
The Larry Schiefer Memorial 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 annually could be awarded to a graduate of Wynford High School who must have attending junior and senior year at Wynford High School. Applicants must have a 2.5 minimum GPA and exhibit a high level of character, work ethic, and a strong commitment to community service.
Magaret and Donald Wenner, MD Scholarship
The Margaret and Donald Wenner, MD Scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Donald Wenner and his wife, Margaret.
This scholarship was generously started by Dr. Wenner so that approximately nineteen $2,000 scholarships can be awarded annually to Crawford County high school graduating seniors or graduates who want to further their education. Applicants may be entering any level of their academic attainment including graduate school. Preference is given to graduates or graduating seniors of Bucyrus High School and to those who display financial need. Applicants must have a 2.5 minimum GPA. This scholarship is renewable for all years of academic achievement; however the student must reapplication each year and be chosen from that year's pool of applicants.
Marvis Schaaf Scholarship
The Marvis 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 two graduates of any Crawford County, OH High School with receive an award of approximately $4,0000 each. Recipients of this scholarship will be chosen based upon the student's financial need and academic qualifications.
Merle & Peg Hutson Scholarship
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 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 graduating seniors of Crestline High School, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 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.
Mount Zion Milton Harman Scholarship
Established by the alumni of Mount Zion Alumni, the Mount Zion Milton Harman Scholarship honors, Milton Harman, a long-time superintendent of Mount Zion School. This $1,000 scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Wynford High School. Preference is given to those who display financial need.
Nancy Angene Johnson Scholarship
The Nancy Angene Johnson Scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Nancy Angene Johnson. Nancy graduated from Holmes Liberty School is 1961 and was valedictorian and president of her class. She continued her education at The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree cum laude in elementary education. Teaching students for the next 21 years was a great joy to Nancy.
This application is 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)
Noah Skylar Lear Scholarship
The Noah Skylar Lear Scholarship was established in memory of Noah Skylar Lear by his family in 2016. Noah, known to his online friends as "Victory," was sixteen when he passed away. He was attending Bucyrus High School and a member of the basketball team. He was an inspiration to all of his teammates and friends and led by example through his love of the game and his commitment to getting better.
One $1,000 scholarships will be annually awarded. Applicants must be a student who is graduating or graduated from any Crawford County school, and can be entering any level of their educational attainment. 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 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 any accredited certificate program or two year degree program at the Crawford Success Center of North Central State College OR any equivalent program in the counties surrounding Crawford County. Preference will be given to those attending the Crawford Success Center, those who have previously been awarded the scholarship and are reapplying for renewal, and to non-traditional students. (A traditional student is considered a student who just graduated high school, is dependent on their parent(s), and does not have children.) Those reapply for renewal of the scholarship may be attending any college or university. The applicant should be a graduate of any Crawford County High School, Pioneer Vocational School, or Tri-Rivers Vocational School OR if applicant did not graduated from a Crawford County high school, they must has been a resident of Crawford County for a minimum of three years. 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 required along with a recommendation from a representative of the program/institution where the applicant is attending. The scholarship may be renewed via re-application the entire time the student is in school.
This scholarship has its own separate online application with multiple deadlines throughout the year. There are three deadlines each year - one for each college semester (fall, spring, and summer). The deadline will be approximately one month prior to the beginning of classes at North Central State College each semester. Please check the application for the exact date each semester.
Richard A. Miller Scholarship
The Richard A. Miller Scholarship was transferred to the Foundation in 2017 but was established in 1994 by the 1982 class of Crestline High School. This scholarship honors the memory 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.
Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors of Crestline High School. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and preference is given to students who participated in a minimum of three (3) extracurricular activities
Richard E. Stearns Scholarship
The Richard E. Stearns Scholarship Fund has been established in honor of retired Crawford County elementary education teacher, Richard E. Stearns. As one of seven children, Mr. Stearns understands the struggle for parents to fund education for all of their children. 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.
Robert Schwaderer Scholarship
The Robert Schwaderer Scholarship was transferred to the Foundation in 2016. This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Robert Schwaderer, a life long resident of rural New Washington. He graduated from New Washington High School in 1937, proudly served in the US Army Air Force during WWII, and ultimately retired from Timken after 31 years of employment. One of Robert's great joys was gardening and sharing his produce with family, neighbors and friends.
Robert generously provided for this scholarship in his will to help graduating high school seniors or graduates of Buckeye Central High School. Students may apply during any level of their educational attainment. Preference is given to applicants who are pursing an agricultural field of study or are attending The Ohio State University or OSU's Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in Wooster, OH.
Rollie and Esther Wilson Scholarship
The Rollie and Esther Wilson Scholarship was established in 2015 by their family. Rollie and Esther were happily married for 67 years, until the passing of Esther in 2012. Rollie subsequently passed away in 2017. This scholarship honors their memory and commemorates Rollie’s dedication to the Colonel Crawford Girls Softball program. For many years, Rollie operated the scoreboard and raised the flag at the Colonel Crawford High School Girls' Softball team games.
Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to FEMALE athletes (particularly female SOFTBALL players) graduating from Colonel Crawford High School. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have attended Colonel Crawford High School for a minimum of her junior and senior years.
Samuel Neff Fellowship for International Study
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. Preference is given to Bucyrus students or graduates, applicants traveling to an area other than Western Europe, and to those who can show financial need. Exchange programs set up by other organizations, like Rotary or college semesters abroad, are applicable for this award.
This scholarship has its own separate online application with TWO DEADLINES throughout the year, MAY 15th and OCTOBER 31st.
- The May 15th deadline is for students traveling in the fall of the same year they are applying. (Example: It is the year 2020. Applicant X is going to be traveling abroad during the FALL of 2020. Applicant X would need to get their application into the Foundation before the MAY 15, 2020 deadline.)
- The October 31st deadline is for students traveling in the spring or summer of the year after the year they are applying. (Example: It is the year 2020. Applicant Y is going to be traveling abroad during the SPRING or SUMMER of 2021. Applicant Y would need to get their application into the Foundation before the October 31, 2020 deadline.)
If there are extenuating circumstances, you may apply at other times, but there is NO guarantee that funds will be available.
Stan and Carolyn DeGreve Scholarship
The Stan and Carolyn DeGreve Scholarship is established to honor Stanley Charles DeGreve (Crestline High School Class of 1953) and Lecta Carolyn Yerkey DeGreve (Crestline High School Class of 1958). Following graduation, Stan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from The Ohio State University and served our country in the US Air Force. Stan and Carolyn’s lives have been blessed with a loving family, many personal and professional successes, and a lifetime of endeavors that have taken them around the world. The character and values they have embodied throughout—family, determination, hard work, respect, love of country—are rooted in Crestline, Ohio. This scholarship is intended to honor Stan and Carolyn and the town of Crestline.
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior or graduate of Crestline High School. Preference will be given to those students studying the field of engineering, especially if they are attending The Ohio State University. Preference is also given to those students who can display financial need. Evidence of participation in extracurricular activities and community service may be considered. This scholarship is renewable for the entire time a student is in school to encourage completion of his/her course study; however, the student will have to reapply every year and be chosen.
Tyler Niese Memorial Scholarship
The Tyler Niese Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Tyler Niese, a sixteen-year-old young man from Buckeye Central High School who passed away in 2016. Tyler was a member of 4-H, FFA, the Ohio State Trappers Association, played football and was a self-taught mechanic. He enjoyed working on the farm, hunting, trapping, cutting wood, and was a man of many words.
Three $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.
Wynford FFA Rising Sun Scholarship Fund
The Wynford FFA Rising Sun Scholarship was established in January 2018 by the Wynford FFA Alumni. Eligible applicants must be a graduating senior from Wynford High School who has received their State FFA degree or students already in post-secondary stages of their education who have previously received this award. The student can be attending any college, university, or trade school and studying any subject matter. The Wynford FFA scholarship selection committee may or may not require interviews. This scholarship is renewable for the entire time a student is in school to encourage completion of his/her course study; however, the student will have to reapply every year and be chosen.
Bucyrus Rotary Club Scholarships
The following scholarships are administered by the Bucyrus Rotary Club; however, the Foundation collects their applicant submissions.
Bucyrus Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship
The Bucyrus Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship honors former Bucyrus Rotary Club members who exemplify the Rotary Club commitment, "Service Above Self." A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate of or graduating senior of Bucyrus High 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 STRIVE (Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that is awarded to a graduating senior of Bucyrus High School who has successfully participated in the Rotary STRIVE program.
The student must demonstrate improvement in the 4 A's:
- 1) Academics: Maintaining a “C” average during the second semester of school
- 2) Attitude: Maintaining appropriate conduct and a positive attitude
- 3) Attendance: Maintaining a 90% attendance level at STRIVE meetings
- 4) Altruism: Complete at least 10 hours of community service
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