Foundation Scholarships

Zane State College Scholarships

***Deadline Extended to June 1.***

Academic Award Scholarships

Awarded to graduating high school seniors with an ACT composite score of 21 or higher AND a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. This half tuition scholarship is awarded for three consecutive semesters and can be used in addition to grants and community scholarships. Students must enroll the same calendar year as graduation.

***EXTENDED DEADLINE: Students must follow the Application Process outlined below. All required documents (except the final high school transcript) must be received by the ZSC Foundation by June 1 (was May 1). Apply Here.

Ben Welker Sportsmanship and Community Service Scholarship

After graduating from Tri-Valley and Zane State College, Ben Welker obtained employment as a contracted employee at AEP. Sadly, Ben lost his battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2016. “This scholarship is a testament to Ben’s character. Throughout his brave battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma, Ben continued to learn, be inspired, and plan for a successful career. We want to help other high school students do the same,” said Erin and Scott Welker (Ben’s parents). “It’s amazing what a difference a scholarship can make in the life of a college student. We are so proud to have Ben’s memory live on through others as they work to achieve their dreams.”

 Zane State College will award up to $14,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates who demonstrate excellent sportsmanship and community service.

Click here to apply.

Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to student of all ages with a 2.75 or higher GPA. Foundation awards vary from student to student and range from $250 to full tuition. The award amount is based on a multitude of factors including GPA, program, volunteer experience, and financial need.

Students must follow the Application Process outlined below. For first consideration, all required documents must be received by the ZSC Foundation by June 1. Applications completed after June 1 will be considered on a funds-available basis.

List of Scholarships

Scholarship Application

Application Process

After completing the Scholarship application, applicants should:

  1. Submit their high school transcript (showing cumulative GPA) and ACT scores (if applicable) to the ZSC Admissions Office. Graduating seniors should request their final transcript (with graduation date and final cumulative GPA) be sent immediately after graduation.
  2. Request official copies of all external college or university transcripts be sent to the ZSC Registrar’s Office.
  3. Apply for financial aid at ZSC by completing the FAFSA online at the Federal Financial Aid website. ZSC will receive your results and begin to develop your financial aid package. If asked to provide documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid, applicants should submit as soon as possible.
  4. Submit a one-page, typed letter about yourself that includes: academic background, employment experience, career goals, community involvement, interests, and other information you would like considered. This will be blindly evaluated and scored and should be as thorough as possible.

Notification

Once all final documents are received and your file has been reviewed by the Scholarship Review Committee, students will be notified of eligibility in a Scholarship Award Notice (SAN) via US mail.

Scholarship recipients will be required to sign and return the SAN and write a thank you letter to the donor(s) of their scholarship. The SAN will contain the name of the donor(s) and instructions for writing the thank you letter. View an Example Donor Thank-You Letter.

Award letters are typically mailed in July for the upcoming academic year. More than $200,000 is awarded to ZSC students annually.

Maintaining Your Scholarship

Academic Award recipients are required to complete 12 or more credits (except summer semester) and achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA each semester. In the event the semester GPA is lower than 3.0, the student may be given an opportunity to raise their GPA during the next semester. If the student does not complete a minimum of 12 credits per semester, the Academic Award Scholarship will not continue for any remaining semesters.

Foundation recipients are required to complete the credit hours and achieve the GPA each semester that is shown on the Scholarship Award Notice (SAN). In the event the semester GPA is lower than shown on the SAN, the student may be given an opportunity to raise their GPA during the next semester. If the student does not complete the number of credits per semester shown on the SAN, the Foundation Scholarship will not continue for any remaining semesters.

Failure to attend this event may result in your scholarship award being rescinded.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Scholarship Office at 740.588.1206 or foundation@zanestate.edu. You can learn more about the Zane State College Foundation here.

If you would like schedule an appointment to discuss scholarships, please click here.

Community Scholarships

Additional scholarships not provided by Zane State College:

Florence Allen Scholarships (Deadline—5-1-21)
Ohio women seeking financial aid to pursue their first undergraduate degree or technical certificate.
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Clapper, Griffee & Wilkins (Deadline—5-15-21)
Full-time Muskingum County residents who demonstrate financial need. Applicant must display ambition, character and leadership skills and provide letters of recommendation from two unrelated people. 
Apply

Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development David V. Stiverson Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund (Deadline—5-1-21)
Residents of COAD’s 30-county service area with a household income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
Apply
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Genesis HealthCare Foundation (Deadlines vary)
Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth in in Muskingum, Perry, Guernsey, Coshocton, Noble and Morgan counties pursuing a degree in health care.
Apply

Ruth M. Hughes Educational Trust Scholarship (Deadline—5-15-21)
Full-time Muskingum County residents who demonstrate financial need. Must submit a typed short autobiography including information about family, community involvement, and future plans.
Apply

Donald Kincaid and Julianne Kincaid Educational Trust (Deadline—5-1-21)
Graduates from any high school located within Muskingum County or the City of Zanesville.
Application at Kincaid, Taylor & Geyer, 50 North 4th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.

Don and Winona Manifold Scholarship (Deadline—5-15-21)
Philo high school graduates with a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.
Apply

John McIntire Education Fund (Deadline—5-15-21)
Students who reside within the City Limits of Zanesville and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Consideration given to need, recommendations, and community service. First-time applicants must be under 21 years old.
Application available at Huntington National Bank, 422 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Zanesville, OH 43701.

T.R. Murphy & Dorothy K. Murphy Educational Fund (Deadline—5-1-21)
Graduates from any Muskingum County high school. Consideration given to academics, need, recommendations, and participation in activities and community service.
Application available at Kincaid, Taylor & Geyer, 50 North 4th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.

Muskingum Economic Opportunity Action Group, Inc. Community Action Agency of Muskingum County Scholarship Fund (Deadline—5-1-21)
Muskingum County residents with a household income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines. Preference given to those that also apply for the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development David V. Stiverson Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund (see above).
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Helen Vandenbark Educational Fund (Deadline—05-15-21)
Zanesville High School graduates with a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA who are pursuing a degree in the teaching profession and interested in training themselves in the public schools.
Apply

Muskingum County Community Foundation (Deadlines vary)
https://www.mccf.org/Scholarship-Central/