Scholarship Opportunities - Richland County Foundation

Scholarship Opportunities

College Scholarships
Since 1958, donors have been supporting the educational needs of Richland County students through scholarships funds. Although the education horizon has changed since then, the commitment to that support continues.

Consideration Criteria:

  • Richland County resident or graduate of a Richland County high school
  • Achieve a GPA of 2.5+ (for new applicants), 2.0+ (for past scholarship recipients)
  • Demonstrate financial need (determined using the Student Aid Report & tuition package)
  • Complete ALL required steps of the checklist
  • Apply by the April 1st deadline!

Things You Need to Know:

  • Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, current college students and non-traditional students.
  • Awards are made for the upcoming academic year (fall & spring semesters only).
  • Awarded scholarships are sent directly to the school you selected on your scholarship application. 
  • YOU are responsible for notifying us of a change in school choice prior to and after award decisions are made. 
  • Use an email address you'll have long-term access to! We'll email you reminders, questions & award notifications.

Changing Colleges?

We get it, sometimes your plans change! Please note, a change in college choice after a scholarship is awarded could result in a reduction of amount or loss of award.

If you have applied for or were awarded a scholarship for the upcoming year and you're changing schools, here is what you need to do to determine your further eligibility:


Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships
Commitment to education goes beyond college scholarships! Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees also awards scholarships to individuals who want to obtain certifications and credentials at accredited technical institutions. In aligning with Ohio’s Attainment Goal we want to help fill the gap between job openings and certified employees as well as lead the way to support workforce development through Career Technical Education scholarships.

Learn more about CTE scholarships, community resources and Ohio's Attainment Goal!

Consideration Criteria:

  • Richland County resident or graduate of a Richland County high school
  • Be pursuing post-secondary education goals at an accredited CTE institution
  • Complete ALL required steps of the checklist 
  • Apply anytime between January 1st and April 1st deadline!

Things You Need to Know:

  • Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, current CTE students and non-traditional students.
  • CTE Awards are made for the duration of your chosen program, under the condition you are still enrolled.
  • Awarded scholarships are sent directly to the school you selected on your scholarship application. 
  • Use an email address you'll have long-term access to! We'll email you reminders, questions & award notifications.


Quick Links & Required Documents
 

College Scholarship Checklist 
CTE Scholarship Checklist
Permission to Financial Aid Form
Change of College Form
Financial Aid Contacts


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Mansfield Aviation Club Scholarship

The Mansfield Aviation Club (MAC), established in 1949, a 501c(3) organization,  provides aviation scholarships.  

Throughout its history, the Mansfield Lahm Airport has served our community by being one of the finest general aviation airports in our state. The cost of flying has become more expensive, many who had the dream to become a pilot may have found it beyond their financial means. MAC scholarships can help people fulfill their dream and keep general aviation in our community vibrant into the future.

Consideration Criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Live in Richland County or a contiguous county
  • Be at least 16 years of age by the application deadline
  • Hold a current FAA Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application
  • Apply by the April 1 deadline

Helen Keating Ott Scholarship 

This Scholarship is offered by the Friends of the Mansfield/ Richland County Public Library, Inc. and Richland County Foundation to graduates of Richland County High Schools or residents of Richland County pursuing graduate degrees in the area of Library and Information Science.

Consideration Criteria:

 

 

Steve Shoenfelt Memorial Scholarship

The memory of long time Mansfield area swim coach Steve Shoenfelt is honored through this scholarship fund. In collaboration with the Richland County Foundation and the Friendly House, the fund will award two, $500 scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors. 

Consideration Criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 years of high school swimming
  • Age group experience in USA/YMCA swimming
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Community service experience
  • Write a short essay on your favorite band/concert experience or favorite meal/food experience.
  • Apply by the April 1 deadline

Cardinal District Civitan Scholarship

The Cardinal District supports Civitan Service Clubs in Ohio and West Virginia. Each Civitan Club helps their own community where the need arises. Civitans have been helping people since the organization’s founding in 1917, by a group of businessmen determined to make a difference in their community. For more information visit: https://www.civitancardinaldistrict.org/

Consideration Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled/accepted at an accredited institution for post-secondary coursework (community college, CTE, two or four-year degree programs and graduate school candidates are all eligible).
  • Candidates must be a member or related to a member of Civitan. (Campus and Junior members are acceptable).
  • Apply by the January 31 deadline

 

 

Sandy Mazur/Spherion Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

This legacy scholarship was created to recognize and honor the contribution of Sandy Mazur to Spherion and the Spherion Owner Community by recognizing individuals seeking pursuing post-secondary education who best represent the qualities of excellence and passion during her distinguished career at Spherion.

Annually, recipients will be chosen to receive financial assistance in achieving their goals of higher education. The selected recipients will reside in a county owned by a Spherion owner.

Consideration Criteria:

  • Must be an individual pursuing a degree or certificate at a trade school, 2-year or 4-year institution
  • Applicants achieve a 2.5 GPA or above 
  • Apply by the April 30 deadline

 

 

 


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