The first step in financial aid is to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible.  Whether it is  believed you will qualify or not, it is important to file as colleges use this as the first step in financial aid.  If you do not file, it is likely that the next step will not be reached and financial aid opportunities may be missed.  With few exceptions, most students will need parent tax information to file.  You will use your 2017 filed taxes.   If help is needed, college financial aid offices are great resources.  The FAFSA opens October 1, 2018.


Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2019.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2018.

College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.   Public Universities of Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Kent State, Miami of Ohio, Shawnee and Youngstown have Priority Deadlines (Must be submitted to be eligible for all possible financial aid and scholarships) of December 1Other Priority Deadlines are Wright State - January 8, Bowling Green and Ohio U -January 15, Central State -January 31, and Ohio State and Toledo - February 1.  Any question about private or 2 year college deadlines, please stop in my office.

**** Beware of Scholarship Scams!!  

The Federal Trade Commission offers the following signs that a scholarship offer is NOT legitimate:

  1.       “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
  2.      “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
  3.       “May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?”
  4.      “We’ll do all the work.”
  5.       “The scholarship will cost you some money.”
  6.       “You’ve been ‘selected’ by a national foundation to receive a scholarship.”
  7.      “You're a ‘finalist’ in a contest you have never entered.”


Reputable General Scholarship Search Engine Sites Include  (Active Links):                                                                                


Wells Fargo College Steps Sweepstakes   $1000 Wells Fargo Sweepstakes

Discover College Covered Scholarship Sweepstakes

$10000 College Covered Sweepstakes

Youth for Christ

   $2500October 1, 2018Lattimer Scholarship Program

Ball Recycling Scholarship

To Be DeterminedOctober 5,2018Ball Recycling Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship

   Up to $25,000   October 25, 2018Horatio Alger Scholarships

Elks Most Valuable Student

Up to $50,000   November 15,2018Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

$1000   December 15, 2018Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarshi[p

The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship

$1000   December 15, 2018The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship

Burger King Scholars

Up to $50,000December 15, 2018Burger King Scholars

Zip Recruiter

   $3000   December 31, 2018Zip Recruiter Scholarship

National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship

Up to $10,000

Minimum $250

January 1, 2019Dr. Kennamer Scholarship

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

   Up to $40,000   January 4, 2019   GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Ohio Jaycees Scholarships

   $1000   January 11, 2019   JCI Scholarships

BGSU Science & Math

Education in Action

Cost of Bachelor's Degree    January 15, 2019   BGSU Science & Math Education in Action

Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award

(Chosen Students Only)

   Varies   January 19,2019Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award

Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship

$1500January 21, 2019

Warren Scholarship Criteria

Warren Scholarship Application

The Bonnie Eddy Educational Supply and Book Grant

$500January 31, 2019BEES - Book Grant

Electrical Engineering Scholarship


   February 1, 2019

   Hancock-Wood Electrical Engineering Scholarship

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Up to $2750

   February 1, 2019

Hancock-Wood C.O.M. Scholarships

Community Foundation Scholarships


   February 6, 2019

12:00 Noon

   Community Foundation Scholarships

Sparkling ICE

   $5000     February 15, 2019   Flavorful Futures Scholarship

Mercy St. Rita Scholarship

   $1500February 22, 2019   4 pm   Mercy Health - St Rita's Scholarship

Vaughn Industry Apprenticeships

 On the Job


February 28,2019     Apprenticeship Training Programs 

Hancock County Retired Teachers Scholarship

   $1000   March 1, 2019Hancock County Retired Teachers Scholarship

Megawatt Scholarships

   $5000   March 1, 2019Megawatt Scholarships

Whirlpool Sons & Daughters Scholarship

  Varies March 1, 2019   Employee HR Office

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

   $10,000 Renewable   March 12,2019Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Black Swamp Bucks Unlimited Scholarship

   Up to $1000   March 15, 2019Black Swamp Bucks Unlimited Scholarship

Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship

   $1000   March 15,2019Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship

Findlay Service League Scholarship

   Up to $2000   March 21,2019Findlay Service League Scholarship

Friend Al Himes Scholarship

(Member Millstream Credit Union)

To Be DeterminedMarch 23, 2019Friend Al Himes Scholarship

Zonta Club Scholarship

$1500 up to $4000March 25, 2019   Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Marie Berry Scholarship

 Varies     March 29,2019Marie Berry Scholarship

OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

$500-$1000   March 29,2019   By Nomination

Findlay Masonic Bodies

(Must reside in Hancock County)

$1000   March 31, 2019Oran L. Goodman Scholarship

Blanchard Valley Health System Scholarships


   March 31, 2019

April 1, 2019

Blanchard Valley Health System Scholarships

Impact Credit Union Scholarships

(Member or child of Member)

   $1000   April 1, 2019Impact Credit Union Scholarship

Potts/Parcher Memorial Scholarship

$500   April 1, 2019Potts/Parcher Memorial Scholarship

Robert L. Rhoad Scholarship

TBD   April 1, 2019Robert L. Rhoad Scholarship

Zonta Club of Findlay Scholarship


April 1, 2019

Must be available for personal interview April 23, 2019

Zonta Club of Findlay

William D. Squires Scholarship

   $4000 per year - up to $16,000   April 5, 2019   William D. Squires Scholarship

Old Fort Scholarship (For Heidelberg, Tiffin or Findlay Universities Only)

$1000April 9, 20192019 Old Fort Bank Scholarship

Arlington BGSU Scholarship

   Varies   April 12, 2019   Arlington BGSU Scholarship

Sharon K. Jolliff Scholarship

   $500   April 15, 2019Sharon K. Jolliff Scholarship

Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary

TBD   April 15, 2019Blanchard Valley Auxiliary Scholarship

Adrian G. & Anne M. Werst Scholarship

 April 19,2019Adrian G & Anne M. Werst Scholarship

Ohio News Media Foundation Minority Scholarship

   $1500   April 19, 2019Ohio News Media Foundation Minority Scholarship

American Farm Bureau Scholarship

   $500 minimum   April 25, 2019

Betty Hildebrand Memorial Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application

Gerald & Eilene Inbody Scholarship   $500   April 26, 2019Gerald & Eilene Inbody Scholarship
Arlington ATA Scholarship   $250-$500   May 1, 2019Arlington ATA Scholarship 2019
Potts/Parcher Memorial Scholarship   $500   May 1, 2019Potts/Parcher Memorial Scholarship
Student Caregiver Scholarships  $1500June 30, 2019 Student Caregiver Scholarship

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