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  • Scholarships and Endowments

    Scholarships are a form of gift aid that typically does not have to be repaid. Funds are awarded based on a number of different reasons including scholastic achievement, financial need, hobbies, college major, academic merit, political involvement or participation with athletics.

    Not all scholarships require completion of the FAFSA. This means that they are awarded based on some criteria other than demonstrated financial need. Additionally, scholarship donors recognize that outside factors may occasionally have a negative effect on a student’s academic progress. Thus, not all scholarships consider a student’s grade point average as a final determination of eligibility. Most scholarship applications require an essay, which allows students the opportunity to explain why they deserve to receive the scholarship.

    The Academic Scholarship Application is your ticket to applying for over thirty campus-based scholarships. These scholarships are listed under the first tab below. Scholarships listed under the second tab below are available with the submission of a separate application.

  • The 2017–2018 Academic Scholarship Application is your ticket to applying for any of the following campus-based scholarships.

    Academia Scholarship 
    This scholarship was formed by the Edison State Community College Marketing Committee and their outreach to the Academia program with our local high schools.

    Mary Rebecca Allen Memorial Scholarship 
    The Mary Rebecca Allen Memorial Scholarship is a lasting tribute established by her son, Thomas Allen. She was a Trustee of Edison State Community College. Any full-time student may apply.

    Alumni Association Scholarship 
    The Edison State Community College Alumni Association awards six scholarships annually to full-time and part-time students. Selection is based on scholastic achievement.

    Dr. and Mrs. John F. Beachler Memorial Nursing Scholarship 
    This scholarship is established by their daughter, Jinx Beachler to honor her parents and her appreciation of the nursing care industry. Awards are made to student enrolled full- or part-time and majoring in Registered Nursing. Preference to residents of Miami County of at least one year prior to enrollment. Recipient should have at least one year work experience as a Nurse's Aide prior to the scholarship award.

    Greg and Alisa Blankenship Scholarship 
    Full-time students majoring in Engineering Technology, Industrial Management or Fine Arts; recipient must be a U.S. citizen.

    Sheryl Brinley Memorial Scholarship 
    The Sheryl Brinley Memorial Scholarship was established by members of the Business and Professional Women's Association located in Darke County. Sheryl's commitment to the club and its philosophy inspired them to establish a scholarship in her memory for a female adult student from Darke County studying business.

    Darke County Campus Scholarship 
    This scholarship is designed for Darke County residents; preference is given to those taking classes at Edison State Community College Darke County Campus.

    Raman K. Das, M.D. Memorial Scholarship 
    Raman K. Das, M.D., beloved Piqua physician and husband of Violet Das. This scholarship, established in Dr. Das' memory, is available to full- and part-time students.

    John J. Dugan Memorial 
    The John J. Dugan Memorial Scholarship, established in 2004 by his wife, Jean, memorializes Miami County Commissioner John J. Dugan. This scholarship is awarded annually to full-time Miami County students majoring in history, political science, government or pre-law.

    Edison State Employee Scholarship 
    Made possible by employees of Edison State Community College, this scholarship is awarded to two full-time and two part-time students who have successfully completed 15 credit hours at Edison State Community College.

    Edison State Foundation Scholarship 
    Edison State awards scholarships to full-time and part-time students who demonstrate academic achievement.

    Holly Hahn Memorial Scholarship 
    The Holly Hahn Memorial Scholarship was made possible by the gifts of family, friends and former students. The scholarship celebrates her life of dedication to helping students succeed, particularly those for whom English is a second language.

    Edison State Foundation/James P. Humphrey Sidney-Shelby County Black Achievers Supplemental Scholarship 
    Proof of award of the James P. Humphrey Sidney-Shelby County Black Achievers Scholarship (for information and application, contact Office of Student Financial Aid at Edison State Community College, Sidney High School, or the Shelby County Educational Service Center)

    D. Douglas King Memorial Scholarship 
    The D. Douglas King Memorial Scholarship was established by his mother, Marjorie L. King, a long-time resident of Darke County, Ohio. Marjorie King established this trust upon her death to provide full-tuition to graduates of Ansonia High School.

    Philip C. Lootens Scholarship 
    For students with a 3.0 CGPA.

    William M. McCulloch Memorial Scholarship 
    The William M. McCulloch Memorial Scholarship was established by his family in honor of his notable contributions to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and to his belief in the importance of education for the betterment of all.

    Mindy S. McNutt Scholarship 
    For students with a 3.0 CGPA.

    Miami County Antique Power Equipment Association Scholarship 
    For full- or part-time enrollees; one male and one female; preference to residents of Miami County.

    Miami County FOP Bruce Brand Memorial Scholarship 
    The Miami County F.O.P. Memorial Scholarship was established to honor members of the Miami County Fraternal Order of Police for youth in Miami County interested in the criminal justice field.

    Miami County Republican Women's Scholarship 
    For a female student from Miami County with preference given to those majoring in Political Science, Law or Government.

    Miami County Voiture 40 et 8 Scholarship 
    The Miami County Voiture 420, Forty et Eight Society of the American Legion, awards scholarship to a second-year nursing student. Applicants must be residents of Miami County taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

    Minority Scholarship 
    The College awards a full-tuition scholarship to an African-American, Asian, Hispanic or Native American student. The applicant must be a full-time student with a record of scholastic achievement.

    Myers-Vaccaro Engineering Scholarship 
    The Myers-Vaccaro Scholarship in Engineering is given by two dedicated Edison State faculty members in loving memory of their fathers, Clarence H. Myers, a civil engineer and Charles A. Vaccaro, an electrical engineer.

    Ohio Equipment Distributors Scholarship 
    For incoming freshmen enrolling in Mobile Powered Equipment program option; 2.5 CGPA, and demonstrating financial need.

    William Hart Pitsenbarger Memorial Scholarship 
    William Hart Pitsenbarger, a Piqua native who received the Air Force Cross for saving the lives of numerous comrades in Vietnam, was killed during his last rescue mission. His parents, Frank and Irene Pitsenbarger, established this scholarship to "realize his dream of completing a college education."

    President's and Trustees' Scholarships 
    Edison State annually awards a President's Scholarship and a Trustees' Scholarship for full tuition to two beginning, full-time students. The awards are based on a academic achievement.

    PSEOP Scholarship 
    Former Post-Secondary Enrollment Option students are eligible for a $1250 scholarship which can be used for full- or part-time students toward the completion of an Associate's degree.

    Charles E. Ridenour Memorial Scholarship 
    The Charles E. Ridenour Memorial Scholarship was established by his sister, Eileen Leasure. Mr. Ridenour was a teacher of welding and enjoyed his previous interaction with Edison State students. She wanted to have that spirit of learning to continue after his death.

    Thomas and Patricia Robinson Scholarship 
    Full- or part-time students enrolling for at least 6 semester hours.

    Jean Shaneyfelt Scholarship 
    The Jean Shaneyfelt Scholarship was formed due to her generosity and her appreciation of Edison State. Awards will be made to students enrolled full- or part-time and majoring in the business management and/or marketing field.

    TechPrep Scholarship 
    Students who have completed the high school portion of a College TechPrep program and have met other qualifying requirements and have enrolled in a qualifying Edison State program of study for six or more credit hours; residents of Miami, Darke, or Shelby Counties. Must meet Edison State's academic scholarship application requirements and deadlines (Appendix C from high school counselor required before final eligibility can be determined); renewable.

    Tri-County Trust Scholarship 
    Through the leadership of G. W. Hartzell, the Tri-County Education Trust was established at the same time as the College in 1973. The initial fundraising effort in area communities created a capital fund, which has been the basis of scholarships and grant-in-aid awards since 1976.

    Samuel E. Valandingham Memorial Scholarship 
    The Samuel E. Valandingham Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of this Piqua High School graduate with an interest in architectural drawing.

    The following scholarships are available with the submission of separate and unique applications. Please see directions associated with each scholarship.

    Spring 2017 Scholarship Application  (The 2017 Scholarship Application deadline has expired.)
    This application is available for new students entering Edison State for the first time or those returning to Edison State after an absence of at least one (1) year. The 2018 Scholarship Application will be available January 2018.

    Choose Ohio First Scholarship
    Available to students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine.

    GED Scholarship 
    Successful completion of the GED program through the Upper Valley JVS by Miami or Shelby County residents or the ABLE Office at Greenville High School by Darke County residents; minimum GED score of 550; full-time or part-time students; renewable. Apply through GED Office at Upper Valley JVS or ABLE Office at Greenville High School.

    Hands-On Technology Scholarship
    Application is available to students majoring in IT or Engineering.

    Thomas Alva Edison Scholarship 
    Thomas Alva Edison Scholarship applicants must be in the top 15 percent or be one of the top 10 seniors in their graduating class. Recipients must attend Edison State on a full-time basis. Selection is based on academic achievement. The awards may cover full or half tuition. Upon successful completion of the first year, the recipient may qualify for a renewal scholarship. Applications for this scholarship are available from your high school guidance counselor and are accepted until April 1, unless otherwise noted.

    NEW!  2017 Ohio Agricultural Council Scholarship
    The Ohio Agricultural Council provides up to three (3) $1,500 scholarships annually to Ohio high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in agriculture and up to three (3) $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate college students from Ohio who are currently pursuing as degree in agriculture. Applicants or their parent or legal guardian must be a resident of Ohio. Applicant must have declared, or plan to declare, a major in agriculture at any two-year or four-year college or university. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is preferred. Application is due by Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Click here for more information.

    NEW!  2017 Larry Studebaker Memorial | Miami Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship
    Applicant must be a Miami County resident pursuing an Agriculture or Natural Resources major. Applicant must be enrolled for the 2017 Fall semester. This scholarship will assist student with tuition and fees. Application must be postmarked by Friday, March 17, 2017. Completed application and materials should be mailed to: Miami SWCD Scholarship | 1330 North County Road 25A | Suite C | Troy, Ohio 45373.

    NEW!  2017 Friends of the Piqua Public Library Scholarship
    This local organization is offering a $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must be Piqua, Ohio residents who have chosen to further their post-secondary education by attending an accredited college/university, trade/vocational school or nursing/health facility. Students must complete the application and write an essay on a book that has impacted their life, and explain specifically, how it impacted their life. Application deadline is Sunday, April 30, 2017.

    NEW!  2017 Darke Country Foundation Scholarship
    The Darke County Foundation will be awarding 85 scholarships totally nearly $130,000! Applicants must reside in Darke County and be home schooled or attend a Darke County high school. Students who are planning to attend a 4-year college, 2-year college or shorter vocational program are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded based upon grade point average, ACT score, activities, financial need and essay (not necessarily in this order). Download an application here, at or by contacting their high school guidance counselor. Application submission deadline is Saturday, April 1, 2017. For more information, call 937.548.4673.

    Loman and Olive Shiverdecker Scholarship
    Application is available to a graduate of a Darke County high school and must be attending or planning to attend Edison State Community College. Completed applications should be mailed to or dropped off at The Elk's Lodge, 214 W. Third Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Applicants may phone 937.548.1139 for more information.

    We are committed to your success and to providing you with as much information as possible, on the many scholarship opportunities available to you. Click below to access additional Scholarships Resource information.

    Scholarship Resources

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