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The following Scholarships are available for our senior students.

Scholarship Link Description Be sure to read and follow all instructions.  Some scholarships must be postmarked by their deadline and some may need to be delivered by that date.

 Ohio JCI Scholarship

In the Academic-Based, first place and second place will receive $1,000.00. In addition, first and second place in Category 1 will be submitted to the US JCI Senate Foundation scholarship program and could be selected as one of the twenty (20) $1,000.00 scholarships that they will be awarding this year.

In the Need-Based there will be five (5) winners selected with each receiving $1,000.00 scholarship.  One (1) is the “Morgan Jones Memorial Scholarship” sponsored by the Ohio JCI Senate, and an additional four (4) of which one (1) scholarship will be given to a student who is a resident in one of the following counties: Allen, Putnam or Van Wert.

January 13, 2018

Bonnie Eddy Educational Supply Book Grant Must be majoring in teacher education at an accredited college or university in the state of Ohio. Deadline: 
January 31, 2018

Paulding Putnam

Must be the child or legal ward of a Paulding Putnam Cooperative residential member.  GPA 3.5 or above.  Application can be filled out online and printed.  All applications must be typed.  1st place boy and girl- each $1,000; 2nd place boy and girl- each $800; 3rd place boy and girl- each $600. At large Scholarship boy or girl- $600.  www.ppec.coop (Programs then scholarships or click link on guidance scholarship page.)

February 9, 2018

Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical

Ten $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Scholars will be invited to participate in special events and activities related to healthcare.

February 23, 2018

Ohio Farm Bureau Variety of scholarships Deadline:
February 28, 2018

Ohio Elks Association

These grants will be awarded to applicants desiring to attend a career or technology institution.  Bachelor or Graduate Degree programs will not qualify for this provision.  Send to 1197 Elks Drive, Van Wert, OH 45891

March 1, 2018


Looks for the young women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.  $500 for a local winner and $4,000 International level winner. Deadline:
March 1, 2018
GenFed Scholarship The available scholarship will be for members or dependents of members of the GenFed Financial Credit Union.  Deadline:
March 9, 2018
WMYW Paulding County Radio Station One (1) $500 scholarship for a Wayne Trace senior enrolling in a college, university, or trade school. Deadline:
March 9, 2018
AAA Northwest Ohio School Safety Patrol Must be a former Safety Patrol Guard who has contributed to community organizations, involved in extracuricular activities, has a strong academic record and will continue to pursue higher education. Deadline:
March 23, 2018 to Mrs. Franz
GROB Apprenticeship Program For those interested in going into manufacturing. While employed, will pay for certain Associates’ Degrees at Northwest.   Deadline:
March 24, 2018
Paulding County Hospital Foundation Healthcare Pursuing a degree in Healthcare field.  Student must have at least a B average (3.0).  One (1)- $1,000 for a Wayne Trace senior.  Students qualifying to the interview round must be available on April 11, 2018 and available to attend the Foundation's Annual Banquet on April 23, 2018.  Deadline:
March 28, 2018 to Mrs. Franz by 9:00 am
Northwest State Community College Brochure 
Scholarship Application
Presidential Scholarship: The Northwest State Community College Presidential Scholarship is a full-tuition, renewable scholarship. Covering tuition for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 credit hours for four (4) consecutive fall and spring terms. A minimum of fourteen (14) students will be offered the scholarship.

Honors Scholarship: The Northwest State Community College Honors Scholarship is a half-tuition scholarship covering a minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 credit hours per semester, for four (4) consecutive fall and spring terms. Up to fifty (50) students will be offered the scholarship.
April 1, 2018
William Squires Based on financial need.  Must know career goal, be highly motived, have good character and have a minimum gpa of 3.2.   Application opens February 15.  $4,000 per year

April 5, 2018

Paulding County Farm Bureau Student or Parent must be a current paid member of the Paulding County Farm Bureau. Must plan to go into an agriculture-related program.  GPA must be 2.5 or higher.  (Can continue to apply while in college.)  $500.  Deadline:
April 6, 2018
Brian Myers Memorial Preference given to student attending The Ohio State University and/or majoring in an agricultural field of study.  Deadline:
April 13, 2018
Tammy Gibson Memorial A $1,000 scholarship to a Wayne Trace Senior.  2.5 gpa or better Deadline:
April 13, 2018
Robbie Seffernick Memorial A one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to attend a Trade School after graduation.  A one page essay on the given topic is required. Deadline:
April 13, 2018 (mail)
Hey Buddy Scholarship In memory of Robbie Seffernick.  Any field of study. Deadline:
April 13, 2018 (mail)
Paulding County Foundation Anonynmous Two (2) $1,000 for Wayne Trace seniors.  Preferably majoring in an Agriculture related area and plans to return to NW Ohio- neither are a requirement. Deadline:
April 13, 2018 (mail)
JP Crain Family Scholarship 3.0 gpa.  Consideration will be given to applicants for financial need, scholarship and character.  Deadline:
April 13, 2018 (mail)
Antwerp Conservation Club This $400 scholarship is sponsored by the Antwerp Conservation Club. Any graduating senior who plans to enter a college or university and pursue a degree may apply. You must be admitted to qualify. Deadline:
April 15, 2018
Wayne Trace Education Association Sponsored by the Wayne Trace Education Association.  Must have a 3.0.  One scholarship will go to a student planning to major in education and additional scholarships are open to other majors.  Deadline:
April 20, 2018 to Mrs. Franz by 9:00 am
Jacob's Trust Scholarship based heavily on financial need Deadline:
April 20, 2018 to Mrs. Franz by 9:00 am
Amy Welch Memorial In Memory of Amy Welch.  $365 for a college bound graduate planning to major in a health related field or special education. Deadline:
April 20, 2018 to Mrs. Franz by 9:00 am
Nathan Plummer Two (2) scholarships presented by the Plummer family in memory of Nathan.  No GPA requirement Deadline:
April 20, 2018 to Mrs. Franz by 9:00 am
Paulding Coutny Retired Teachers Senior planning to enter the field of education. Deadline:
April 20, 2018 to Mrs. Franz by 9:00 am
Taylor Tumblin Foundation Scholarship Must be pursuing a degree in Nursing or Intervention Specialists (Special Education).  There will be two scholarships- one will be $1000 and the other will be $500.   Must have a 3.0 GPA Deadline:
April 27, 2018
Deb Haney Memorial A scholarship for a senior who is planning to further their education.  3.0 GPA Deadline:
April 27, 2018
Ohio Credit Union Foundation The Ohio Credit Union Foundation (OCUF) is offering Ohio undergraduate credit union members the opportunity to apply for a $5,000 video-based scholarship by creating a 60-second to 2½-minute video. Deadline:
April 30, 2018
Darwin Hemenway Sponsored by the Herman Hesselschwardt Detachment Marine Corps League.  Must be accepted to a college and have letters of recommendation.  You do NOT need to be going into the service Deadline:
April 30, 2018
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical We are proud to continue providing support for students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environmnet.  This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarship criteria also include high school completion by spring of 2018, commitment to pursue and complete a career orr technical certificate/degree, Pell-eligibility, studnet udner 30 and United States citizenship.  For additional information click here. Deadline:
First Priority:  June 15, 2018