Foundation Scholarships

Zane State College Foundation Scholarships

One application lets you apply for more than 100 scholarships provided by the Zane State Foundation. These scholarships are awarded based on a variety of eligibility factors. Scholarship applications for academic year 2019-2020 will be accepted until May 1, 2019. Applications received after May 1, 2019, will be reviewed on a funds-available basis.

The awarding process is competitive. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. The best way to improve your candidacy is to submit all required materials as early as possible.

The Foundation is excited to offer two new scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Brenda Hoffman Memorial
Details are being finalized and will be posted soon.

Ben Welker Sportsmanship and Community Service
Zane State College is offering two $500 book scholarships to each Muskingum Valley League school. The scholarship can be used in conjunction with other scholarships, including the Academic Award which can provide full tuition. Students should contact their school counselor or athletic director to apply by April 1, 2019. Students should also submit their completed application to their school counselor or athletic director. In addition to maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75, the individual must demonstrate superior sportsmanship/leadership in athletics, band, high school extracurricular activities/clubs, or a strong dedication to community service. This scholarship is open to 2019 graduating high school seniors. Download the Ben Welker Scholarship Application here.

For an overview of all Foundation Scholarships, please click below.

Choose Your Application

Award Amounts

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.


Once all final documents are received and your file has been reviewed, you will be notified of eligibility and asked to sign a scholarship agreement.

Award letters are typically mailed in July for the upcoming academic year. Approximately $350,000 is awarded to ZSC students annually.

Questions? Please call 740.588.1206 or email

What happens after I am awarded?

Donor Thank-You Letter

You will receive a Scholarship Award Notice from the Foundation. You will be required to write a thank you letter to the donor(s) of your scholarship. The Scholarship Award Notice will contain the name of the donor(s) and instructions for writing your thank you letter. Click here for more information about donor letters and an example to help.

Scholarship Donor Breakfast

At the beginning of each academic year, scholarship awardees will be required to attend the Scholar-Donor Breakfast. This event allows the Foundation Board of Directors, scholarship awardees, and College faculty and staff to formally thank donors for their investment in the educational resources of students such as yourself. This event allows the entire Zane State College community to interact and recognize the accomplishments of the scholarship awardees. The details regarding this event will be communicated in your Scholarship Award Notice.

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


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