Scholarships

2022 Scholarship applications will be available on-line from January 1, 2022 through March 20, 2022.

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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!

**Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation in the application and selection processes. If you require an accommodation in making an application through our online system, please call 419-739-9223 or email raskinswacf@bright.net.
You will need to provide your name, phone number, email address or other means of contacting you, and a brief description of the nature of the requested accommodation.

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
Sheriff James M. & Carol A. Knoch 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 Community Scholarship Fund
-Ben Stoll Heartbeat Scholarship
-Barb Norton Scholarship
-Masonic Lodge Leland Stroh Scholarship
-Riverside Art Center Scholarship
-Roots & Shoots Garden Club Scholarship
-Wapakoneta Lions Club Scholarship
-Wapakoneta Sertoma Scholarship
-Pauline Menges Nursing Scholarship
-Walter G. Menges Police Training Scholarship
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 2020-21 – $205,500

Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 Scholarships
Audrey Bensman
Kassidy Mitchell
Cassandra Shroyer
Garrett Siefring
Alyssa Watt

Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarships
Kelsey Fullenkamp
Kiarra Holtzapple
Jaimee Merritt
Kassidy Mitchell

Women’s Club Scholarships
Madison Doseck
Kelsey Fullenkamp
Marisa Raney

Ida Brown Scholarship
Emily Kohler
Caitlin Puff

Al & Gladys Heinrich Scholarship
Grace Schneider

Minster Bank Scholarship
Trevor Crow

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8445 Scholarships
Alexandria Daum
Andrea Goodes
Riley Hutt
Haven Swink
Jalyssa Zwiebel

Sons of the American Legion Post #330 (Jerry Mason Memorial)
Trevor Crow

Paul E. (Bud) Fisher
Zoe Johns

Freymuth Sutton
Mallory McDermitt

Jesse Doseck
Haylie Collins

Alvin Egbert
Sydney Steinke

Merle & Opal Miller Scholarships
Amanda Bailey
Madison Bishop
Brianna Fisher
Faith Hagelberger
Sierra Lentz
Mallory Liles
Alexandria Ott
Sarah Parker
Kyle Searson
Alice Schmiesing
Makayla Schroeder
Mallory Voll
Jillian Wine
Jeven Woodruff
Jalyssa Zwiebel
Rylie Barrington
Mariangelica Cannizzo
Madison Doseck
Alex Eisert
Delani Harter
Kiarra Holtzapple
John Kohler
Jaimee Merritt
Kassidy Mitchell
Elyssa Mullins

Scott Lhamon Scholarship
Casey Minnig

Administered by Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund
Wapakoneta Service Club – Cameron Lenhart
Lions Club – Alex Eisert
Barb Norton Memorial – Chloei Barnett
Barb Norton Memorial – Kaylei Barnett
Neil Armstrong Scholarship – Kelsey Fullenkamp
Leland E. Stroh Hamer Lodge Masonic – Kassidy Mitchell
Leland E. Stroh Hamer Lodge Masonic – Marisa Raney
Roots & Shoots Garden Club – John Kohler
Riverside Art Center – Zoe Johns
Ben Stoll Heartbeat– Alden Longsworth
Ben Stoll Heartbeat – Mallory McDermitt
Pauline Menges Nursing – Delani Harter
Pauline Menges Nursing – Mariangelica Cannizzo
Pauline Menges Nursing – Kassidy Mitchell
Deb A. Kleinhenz Scholarship –
Madison Doseck
Laney Folk
Zachary Holtzapple
Ellie Horman
Emma Horner
Mallory McDermitt
Taryn Meyer
Kassidy Mitchell
Lauren Place
Marisa Raney
Grace Schneider
Madison Schroeder
Cassandra Shroyer
Mallory Voll
Alyssa Watt
Taylor West
Jeven Woodruff
Olivia Woten

Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Shannon Carnes
Deanna Claybaugh
Trevor Crow
Kaylee Dearinger
Emily Freeman
Kelsey Fullenkamp
Alyssa Good
Delani Harter
Riley Hutt
Zoe Johns
Hanah Knueve
Emily Kohler
John Kohler
Mallory McDermitt
Nathaniel Metzger
Taryn Meyer
Casey Minnig
Kassidy Mitchell
Ella Rex
Ellie Schroer
Cassandra Shroyer
Garrett Siefring
Madison Snider
Adyson Stahler
Sierra Sutton
Taylor West
Olivia Woten

Stephen & Marie Bilyj Scholarships

Mariangelica Cannizzo
Madison Doseck
Delani Harter
Jaimee Merritt
Kassidy Mitchell
Kiarra Holtzapple

Mary Place Baker Scholarship- Gifted by Dr. Robert F. Baker
Sierra Sutton

Jason Kline
John Kohler

Arlene Metz Teaching
Ella Rex

Berg Family
Alex Eisert

Hardacre Family
Zachary Holtzapple

Carl & Imogene Atkins
Jeven Woodruff

First National Bank Academic Team
None in 2021

Larry Sanders Memorial Scholarship
Trevor Crow
Kassidy Mitchell

Mark Coomer Memorial Tool Scholarships
Landon Kenney
Brittany Thomas

AmVets Post #333 Scholarship
Kaylee Dearinger
Alexis Gilroy
Alden Longsworth
Madison Schroeder
Garrett Siefring
Dana Prenger

Diane Inbody Scholarship
Zackary Britton

Sherriff James & Carol Knoch Scholarship
Haven Swink

Niki Schaub 4-H Scholarships
TBD

Naylor Scholarships
TBD

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. Scholarship payments, in most cases, will be made in full the fall semester of the academic year they have been awarded. 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!

“Think of giving not only as a duty, but as a privilege.”

John D. Rockefeller