SCHOLARSHIPS

Our 2016 scholarship applications are open!  High school seniors will find most scholarships have a March 15 deadline.  The second deadline for scholarships that are directed mostly to high school graduates is June 1.  (Sidney High Alumni Scholarship and the Vera D. Ginn Scholarship have a March 15 deadline for alums!)
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Completing one application enables you to apply for most of our scholarships, except the Law Student Assistance scholarship, see below.  As you answer questions in the application, scholarships for which you may be eligible will be presented to you. Please contact us before the deadline with any questions at (937) 497-7800 or info@commfoun.com. Best of luck!

       2016 Scholarship Application for funds administered through the Community Foundation of Shelby County


Law students approaching the third year of law school may apply for the Law Student Assistance Fund Scholarship. Deadline is June 1, 2016

       2016 Law Student Assistance Scholarship 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:
  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 statement (your college may call it an account or billing statement).  Colleges and universities typically make these available to you by logging into your account on the college’s website.  Review your Acceptance Letter to learn whether your scholarship check will be paid before the first or second college semester.  Please mail or email a copy of the tuition statemnent 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 info@commfoun.com.   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!