How to Apply
Scholarships are organized by school district. Select the form in the dropdown box for the high school from which you will graduate or have graduated. If you can’t decide which form to use, you may complete the General Comprehensive Application*, which is lengthier, but includes listings for most CFSC scholarships. If you are having difficulty completing the application, see our Scholarship FAQs page for troubleshooting tips and additional information.
***Before you finish and click 'SUBMIT APPLICATION,' you must go to Section 8 of your application to click 'Yes' next to the name of each scholarship for which you wish to apply and be considered. Any left as 'No' means you will not be considered for that scholarship.***
Shelby County (Ohio) and select Miami County high schools:
DO NOT COMPLETE MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION ON THIS SITE.
If you did not find your high school listed in the dropdown menu (above) or will not or did not graduate from a school within Shelby County, Ohio, please select the General Comprehensive Application to review scholarships that are open to a broader group of applicants. Section 8 of the application allows you to read eligibility qualifications for each available scholarship.
Southeastern High School Seniors Application (South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio)
Law Student Assistance Fund Scholarship Application
*The Shoemaker Scholarships for Southeastern High School seniors (South Charleston, Ohio) and the Law Student Assistance Scholarship are not included on the General Comprehensive Application.
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:
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!