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2nd Year College/Tech Bound Student

Date Due
C Blodgett Medical ScholarshipThe foundation also has a scholarship for a student finishing their first year of college in the medical field with a 3.0 GPA or higher. $500 to a WT gradApril 1, 2024
(transcript will need to be submitted after the year is completed)


The following Scholarships are available for our senior students.



Date Due

Elks Student of the Month
The Elks sponsor this local scholarship for students who have Volunteer/Community Service hours.  Grades are not part of this scholarship.  They will do this each month through April, and they will choose 2 students from Van Wert County and Wayne Trace.  Once a student applies, they are eligible each month following as well.  
Rolling submission date until March 1

Northwest State

Presidential and Honors Scholarships.  The Presidential is a full tuition scholarship with the following criteria:  3.5 gpa and ACT scores of Reading: 21; English- 18; and Math 22.   And the Honors is a half tuition scholarship with the following criteria:  3.25 gpa and ACT scores of Reading- 21; English- 18 and Math 22.  They give away a lot of these scholarships.  If you meet the criteria, I would suggest applying for this soon after you have been accepted.

There is no deadline.
If you meet the criteria, apply as soon as possible.  The scholarship will stop when the funds run out.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
No one in the family is required to be an Elks member.  This is open to all students who are high school seniors and US citizens and must be planning to attend an accredited four-year college.  Students can also apply if you start at a two year school and then complete your program at a four-year college.  
Nov. 13, 2023 at 11:59pm
PST  Online
Elks National Foundation Legacy
Must be a child or grandchild of a dues-paying Elk.  High school senior going on to an accredited school, college or university.  (I can't find if it's for trade schools in addition to colleges.)  
Feb 5, 2024 Online

Jack Cooke Kent
High Achieving senior with financial need planning to attend a four-year college.  Up to $55,000 per year- highly competitive.  3.5 minimum GPA. Demonstrate financial need- family annual gross income up to $95,000.  Apply via the Common App. 
November 16.  jkcf.org (College Scholarship Program)

Intend to major in education, 2.5 gpa minimum, demonstrate potential as an educational leader.  

Dec. 1, 2023 (email or mail)

FFA ScholarshipMust have an FFA Member ID that is linked to your active membership and FFA.org email.  (Can search on page) Will need an electronic copy of your transcript.  Multiple scholarships are linked to this site ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.January 11, 2024 (Online)
Ohio JCI ScholarshipAcademic Scholarship, Need-Based and Vocational Scholarship.January 19, 2024 (Mail)

Charles L Warren Memorial Heritage

Commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity, 3.0 gpa or higher, planning to attend college in Ohio. Four (4) $1,500 one time scholarship.

February 5, 2024
ACME Scholarship
Participated in ACME baseball.  Have a 2.5 gpa or higher.  $500- 1 per districtFebruary 15, 2024 (Online)
Ohio Agriculture Council
Students in pursuing a career in a agricultural-related field.  Scholarships are selected based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and responses to application essay questions. February 15, 2024 (Online)
Paulding Putnam Children of MembersParents must be a Paulding Putnam Coop member.  GPA of 3.5 or above
2-$1,000, 2-$800, 3-$600
February 15, 2024
The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Mansons of Ohio

They will give one male and one female a scholarship.  Each scholarship is worth $1,200. and the candidate must be going on to higher education (including a trade school).  February 16, 2024 to Mrs. Franz
Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical CenterMust be going into the medical field. Essay required.  Scholars will be invited to participate in special events and activities.  Will give twelve $1,500. scholarships.February 23, 2024 (Mail)
Natural Gas ScholarshipPlanning to major in careers in the natural gas and oil industry in college, technical, or trade school.  gpa 2.5 or higherMarch 1, 2024 (Online)
AG Plus
Must major in an agricultural field or landscape related programs going to a two or four year program.  Demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.  Four $1,000 scholarships.March 1, 2024 (mail)
Zonta Young Women in Public AffairsRecognizing young women for their commitment to volunteerism, volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to empowering women worldwide.March 1, 2024 (Mail)
Paulding County Hospital Foundation HealthcarePursuing a degree in healthcare field  3.0 gpaMarch 8, 2024
(Mail, email, or Mrs. Franz-preferred to Mrs. Franz)
Megawatt/Holcim/LafargeSenior going into a science, technology, engineering or math discipline in college.  3.5 gpa is recommended (means it is not required)  Three $5,000 scholarships awarded for Paulding CountyMarch 15, 2024 (Mail)
Promedica Defiance Regional Hospital Executive Committee (MEC)Pursuing a career in a field of study that would offer services in a hospital setting with a gpa of 3.0 and be of good character.  2 and 4 year programs are eligible.March 15, 2024 (Online)
Nathan PlummerTwo scholarships presented by the Plummer family in memory of Nathan.  No GPA or field of study requirements.  DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ESSAY.  March 22, 2024
hand directly to Mrs. Franz or Mrs. Myers
Central Companies Educational and Charitable FoundationPlans to go into a field of study that can be utilized in the insurance industry- Accounting, Actuarial/Mathematics, Business, Claims Management, Computer Science, Data Management/Analytics, Human Resources, Management, Insurance, Marketing, Pre-law, Public Relations, Quantitative Science, Underwriting, etc. 3.0 gpa or above. Plans to attend a 2 or 4 year post-secondary institution.March 29, 2024 (Mail)
Ohio Gas Association
Planning to major in natural gas or related energy field and planning to attend an Ohio college, technical, or trade school. gpa 3.0 or higherMarch 29, 2024 (Online)
Paulding County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Applicant, parent, or guardian must be a current paid member for two years; preference going to someone planning to enroll in an agriculture related program OR be enrolled full-time majoring in an agriculture related program at a university, college, or technical school; 2.5 gpaMarch 31, 2024 (Online)
Brian E Myers Memorial ScholarshipPreference given to students attending The Ohio State University and/or majoring in an agricultural field of study, but open to all majors and collegesApril 1, 2024  (Online)
Hey Buddy ScholarshipIn memory of Robbie Seffernick.  Any field of study.April 1, 2024  (Online)
JP Crain Family Scholarship
Paulding County Foundation will determine the selection committee.  3.0 gpaApril 1, 2024  (Online)
Paulding County Foundation Anonymous ScholarshipTwo (2) $1,000 for Wayne Trace seniors.  Preferably plans to return to Paulding County but not a requirement.April 1, 2024  (Online)
Robbie Seffernick Memorial ScholarshipA one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to attend a Trade School after graduation.  An essay on the given topic is required. April 1, 2024  (Online)
Tammy Gibson Memorial ScholarshipA $1,000 scholarship to a Wayne Trace senior.  2.5 gpa or betterApril 1, 2024  (Online)
Agriculture Education ScholarshipFor students interested in pursuing a major in an Agricultural field of study.  GPA of 3.0 or above.April 1, 2024 (Online)
Jacob's Scholarship Trust
Based heavily on financial need.  The committee does understand that some students are paying for college themselves, and they will take that into consideration.April 8, 2024 (to Mrs. Franz)
Wayne Trace Education Association Scholarship
Sponsored by the Wayne Trace Education Association.  You do not have to be going into education to receive this scholarship!  Must have a 3.0 gpa  One scholarship may go to a student planning to major in education and additional scholarships are open to other majors.April 9, 2024 (to Mrs. Franz)
Antwerp Conservation ClubPlan to enter college or university.  No degree requirement.  2.75 gpa
2-$400. available
April 12, 2024
(Mail or email)

Darrell Parks Student Scholarship

Vantage students going onto further or going into the workforce. (2) $1,000

April 12, 2024



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