Scholarship applications are being accepted from Jan. 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019.

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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 Best of luck!


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
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
Dwight W. & Mary L. Edwards Scholarship
Paul E. Fisher Jr. Scholarship Fund
Freymuth-Sutton Scholarship
Keith Froning Scholarship
Jason C. Kline Scholarship Fund
Riley and Jean Hardacre Family Scholarship Fund
Al & Gladys Heinrich Scholarship
Scott Lhamon Scholarship
Mary Place Baker Scholarship
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
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):

Indian Lake
Lima Senior
New Bremen
New Knoxville
St. Marys Memorial
Upper Scioto Valley

Scholarships Awarded 2018 – $166,750

Diane Inbody Pepple Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Moore

Veterans of foreign Wars Post #8445
Morgan Fisher
Steven Chivington
Audrey Daum
Alexandra Gesler
Raymond Vorhees

Sons of American Legion Post #330
Lauren Place

Alvin E. Egbert
Douglas Balbaugh

Merle and Opal Miller
Alice Schmiesing
Jenna Nixon
Mallory Voll
Jillian Wine
MaKayla Schroeder
Zachary Holtzapple
Jadelyn Hennon
Emily Klopfenstein
Becca Young
Paige Crawford
Jenna Crawford
Morgan Miller
Sierra Sammons
Jordyn Law
Owen Settlage
Mya Hager
Kori Lochard

Ida Brown
Kaitlin Snider
Lacey Hayes

Al and Gladys Heinrich
Alexis Jacobs

Minster Bank Scholarship
Kayla Crawford

Paul E. Fisher Scholarship
Jace Copeland

Berg Family Scholarship
Douglas Balbaugh

Jesse Doseck Scholarship
Elizabeth Brewster

Freymuth-Sutton Scholarship
Hunter Burden

Richard A. and Mary L. Lowry Scholarship
Jaden Maxwell

Hardacre Family Scholarship
Alexis Salsbury

Dwight and Mary Edwards Scholarship
Garrett Shroyer

First National Bank Academic Team Scholarship
Michael Johnston

Mark Coomer Memorial Scholarship
Coy Stauffer
Cameron Wireman

Scott Lhamon Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Klopfenstein

Arlene M. Metz Teaching Scholarship
Jordan Moening

Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691
Adam Henderson
Kate Henderson
Elizabeth Severt
Kateland Keene
Gabreil Hagens

Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund
Douglas Balbaugh – WCSF
Madison Bowman – WCSF
Hunter Burden – Lions Club
Hunter Burden – WCSF
Jace Copeland – WCSF
Kayla Crawford – Barb Norton Memorial
Michaelia Fisher – Leland E. Stroh Memorial Masonic
Michaelia Fisher – WCSF
Morgan Fisher – Sertoma Scholarship
Alexis Jacobs – WCSF
Katherine Klopfenstein – WCSF
Kaitlin Manger – WCSF
Jordan Moening – Barb Norton Memorial
Jordan Moening – Leland E. Stroh Memorial Masonic
Lauren Place – WCSF
Nicholas Schoonover – WCSF
Lauren Snider – WCSF
David Spradlin – WCSF
Grant Turner – WCSF
Ali Wayman – WCSF

Stephen & Marie Bilyj Scholarship
Madison Bowman
Ali Wayman
Sonja Bowers
Alexis Richard
MaKayla Schroeder
Savannah Oen
Mallory Voll

Mary Place Baker Scholarship
Lauren Place

Wapakoneta Women’s Club Scholarship
Taylor Davis
David Spradlin

Jason Kline Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Metzger

Jason Strauser Scholarship
Sonja Bowers
Kayla Crawford
Mariah Hicks

CYO Girls Basketball Scholarship
Katie Manger

Naylor Scholarship
Loretta Lemaster
Jelisa Austin
Amari Russell

Niki Schaub 4-H Scholarship
Austin Albers
Danielle Bertke
Madison Bowman
Claire McClurg
Brandon O’Dell
Madison Ott
Michaelia Fisher
Joanna Frankenberg
Rebecca Lehmkuhl
Caitlin Schaub
Danielle Schneider
Laura Wilker
Cricket Wuebker

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   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