Scholarships

2020 scholarship applications will be available from January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020

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High school seniors will find most scholarships have a March deadline. Start early…gathering and adding information takes time!

Completing one application enables you to apply for most of our scholarships.  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 (419) 739-9223 or raskinswacf@bright.net. Best of luck!

Scholarships

Many different scholarships are available to apply for.  Below are a few samples.  Click on the links below for a full list of detailed scholarships available and the scholarship FAQ’s.

Alvin E. Egbert Scholarship Fund
AmVets Post #333 Scholarship Fund
The Berg Family Scholarship
Carl & Imogene Atkins Alpha Strength Scholarship
Steven A. and Marie E. Bilyj Scholarship Fund
Ida Brown Scholarship
Richard and Cindy Chadwick Scholarship
CYO Girls Basketball Scholarship
Jesse Doseck Memorial Scholarship
Paul E. Fisher Jr. Scholarship Fund
Freymuth-Sutton Scholarship
Jason C. Kline Scholarship Fund
Riley and Jean Hardacre Family Scholarship Fund
Al & Gladys Heinrich Scholarship
Deborah A. Kleinhenz Scholarship
Scott Lhamon Scholarship
The Sons of the American Legion Post #330 Jerry Mason Memorial Scholarship

Mary Place Baker Scholarship Gifted by Dr. Robert F. Baker
Richard A. and Mary L. Lowry Scholarship
Merle and Opal Miller Scholarship
Arlene M. Metz Scholarship
Minster Bank Scholarship
Naylor Scholarship
Diane Inbody Pepple Memorial Scholarship
Larry Sanders Memorial Scholarship
Niki Schaub 4-H Scholarship
Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarship Fund
Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 8445 Scholarship Fund
Wapakoneta Area Community Scholarship Fund
Wapakoneta Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691 Scholarship
Wapakoneta Woman’s Club Scholarship

Full List of Detailed Scholarships | Scholarship FAQ’s

Scholarship Opportunities

These are some of schools that the foundation offers scholarship opportunities (please check each scholarship for specific eligibility requirements):

Botkins
Indian Lake
Lima Senior
Minster
New Bremen
New Knoxville
St. Marys Memorial
Upper Scioto Valley
Wapakoneta
Waynesfield-Goshen

Scholarships Awarded 2019-20 – $170,500

AmVets Post #333 Scholarships
Alexandria Bauer
Amanda Gilroy
Madison Schroeder
MaKayla Schroeder
Hannah Tabler

Niki Schaub 4-H Scholarships
Maddi Altherr
Evan Aufderhaar
Faith Hagelberger
Lindsey Okuley
Noah Vogel
Isaac Webb
Beth Kohler
Gallant Shephard
Savanna Spencer
Alicia Weadock

CYO Girls Basketball Scholarship
MacKenzie Morgan

Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 Scholarships
Brady Erb
McKenzie Zwiebel
Haeley Ann-Marie Hefner
Emily Schroeder
Kate Henderson

Naylor Scholarships
Jelisa Austin
Loretta Lemaster
Amari Russell

Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarships

Austin Gegel
Elizabeth Goodes
Hope Johns
Caitlin Puff

Women’s Club Scholarships
Abby Deitering
William Alexander

Ida Brown Scholarship
Lacey Hayes
Caitlin Puff

Al & Gladys Heinrich Scholarship
Alexis Jacobs

Minster Bank Scholarship
Aaron Good

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8445 Scholarships
Alexandra Gesler
Morgan Fisher
Drew Peachey
Brady Erb
Adalia Place

Sons of the American Legion Post #330(Jerry Mason Memorial)
Madison Schroeder

Paul E. (Bud) Fisher
Hope Johns

Freymuth Sutton
Mitchell Dorsett

Jesse Doseck
Christopher Headley

Alvin Egbert
Evan Aufderhaer

Merle & Opal Miller Scholarships
Jett Makar
Faith Hagelberger
Brianna Fisher
Jacob Aldrich
William Alexander
Madison Bishop
Alice Schmiesing
Jadelyn Hennon
Makayla Schroeder
Becca Young
Jenna Nixon
Emily Klopfenstein
Paige Crawford
Jenna Crawford
Jillian Wine
Kori Lochard
Owen Settlage
Jordyn Law
Mya Hager

Scott Lhamon Scholarship
Mitchell Dorsett

Administered by Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund
Sertoma Club – Morgan Fisher
Lions Club – Tyler Amstutz
Barb Norton Memorial – William Alexander
Barb Norton Memorial – Abbigail Ruppert
Leland E. Stroh Masonic – Caitlin Puff
Leland E. Stroh Masonic – Drew Peachey
Roots & Shoots Garden Club – Austin Gegel
Riverside Art Center – Benjamin Schneider

Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund Scholarships
Jacob Aldrich
Madison Bishop
Koleman Brown
Abby Deitering
John Doll
Brianna Fisher
Aaron Good
Lexi Harrod
Hope Johns
Allison Kohlrieser
Drew Peachey
Caitlin Puff
Benjamin Schneider
Madison Schroeder
Logan Shirk
Samantha Sutton
Isaac Webb

Stephen & Marie Bilyj Scholarships
Jacob Aldrich
Madison Bishop
Abby Deitering
Brianna Fisher
Jett Makar

Mary Place Baker Scholarship- Gifted by Dr. Robert F. Baker
Brianna Fisher

Jason Kline
John Doll

Arlene Metz Teaching
Audra Schaub

Berg Family
Emily Schroeder

Richard A. & Mary L. Lowry
No Award

Hardacre Family
Zachary Holtzapple

Carl & Imogene Atkins
Mitchell Dorsett

First National Bank Academic Team
John Doll

Mark Coomer Memorial Tool Scholarships
Connor Foor
Dylan Rolston
Owen Simonson

For Scholarship Award Recipients

If you have been notified that you have received a scholarship from one of the funds administered by the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation…Congratulations!  You need to complete one easy task to receive your scholarship check:

  1. 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 statement 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 raskinswacf@bright.net.   A mailed copy may be sent to Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation P.O. Box 1957 Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.

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 Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation P.O. Box 1957 Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.

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!

“The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”

Henry Ford