Our 2015 scholarship applications are now open!  Please click the 2015 Scholarship Application link below.  You will have the opportunity to create a login using your email address and password that will enable you to leave and reenter the application before it is submitted.  Most scholarships had a March 12 deadline and are no longer open to new applications.  A few scholarships have a June 1, 2015 deadline.  Start your application will take time to answer questions, gather information and attach documents. 

Community Foundation of Shelby County 2015 Scholarship Application

Specialized Application for upcoming Third Year Law Students Only  (This application remains open through June 1, 2015)
Law Student Assistance Fund Scholarship Application
Must be a resident of the Ohio counties of Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami or Shelby.  Deadline is June 1, 2015.

If you need assistance before our deadline dates, please email our office at or call (937) 497-7800.


For Scholarship Award Recipients
If you have been notified that you have received a scholarship from one of the funds administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County…Congratulations!  You need to complete two easy tasks to receive your scholarship check:
  1. Sign and return the Acceptance Letter we mailed to your home. You can keep one copy because it contains helpful information about whether you will receive your check(s) before or after the first semester and whether you must fulfill any conditions for your scholarship. If you need a replacement copy of the Acceptance Letter, please contact our office.
  2. Send us your tuition invoice (often called a statement or fee bill) from your college or university.  Colleges and universities typically make these available to you by logging into your account on the college’s website.  Please mail or email a copy which shows what you owe to attend college.  We consider this as proof of enrollment in the college.  An emailed item may be sent to   A mailed copy may be sent to Community Foundation of Shelby County, 100 S. Main Ave, Ste 202, Sidney, Ohio 45365

And one more important request…please send a Thank You note to the person or family that provided your scholarship.  It is always appreciated and valued by them!  Please send the note to the Community Foundation address at 100 S. Main Ave  Suite 202, Sidney OH 45365. 

If you don’t personally know the individuals who provided the scholarship, it is always safe to begin your note with “To the (scholarship name) family.”   We will forward your note to the appropriate individual or family member. Mention your future plans such as your college, major and career goal.  Most individuals who create a scholarship fund have no involvement with the selection process and have not read your application.  They truly enjoy reading notes from recipients!