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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. Applications for the 2017–2018 academic year are no longer being accepted.

    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 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-time 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.

    College Credit Plus Scholarship 
    Former College Credit Plus students are eligible for a scholarship awarded each year to a full-time or part-time student who is working towards the completion of an Associate's degree at Edison State.

    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-time 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 "Illuminate the Future" Employee Scholarship 
    This scholarship is made possible by Edison State Community College employees who desire to make a difference in the lives of students attending the College each year. Awards are given to both full-time and part-time students.

    Edison State "Illuminate the Future" Community Scholarship 
    Based on the generous donations from our area businesses, organizations and individuals, the Edison State Foundation awards this scholarship to both full-time and part-time students who demonstrate academic achievement.

    The Edison Foundation Scholarship 
    The Edison Foundation Scholarship is awarded to full-time or part-time students.

    The Edison 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)

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

    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.

    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.

    Miami County FOP 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 this 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.

    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.

    Kathy Oda Memorial Scholarship 
    The Kathy Oda Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a female student who has been out of the workforce and is a resident of Piqua, Ohio.

    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 Scholarship 
    Edison State awards the President's Scholarship to a full-time student who is beginning his/her studies at Edison State Community College. This scholarship is based upon academic achievement.

    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-time or part-time students taking a minimum of six (6) credit 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-time or part-time and majoring in the business management and/or marketing field.

    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.

    Trustee's Scholarship   
    Edison State awards the Trustee's Scholarship to a full-time student who is beginning his/her studies at Edison State Community College. This scholarship is based upon academic achievement.

    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.

    Kenneth A. Yowell Emeritus Scholarship 
    The Kenneth A. Yowell Emeritus Scholarship is awarded to a full-time, first-generation student from Darke, Miami or Shelby County. Student should be in a a degree-seeking program. Award is post-financial Aid assistance and can be used for tuition, fees and books.

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

    The 2018 Scholarship Application will be available January 2018.

    Choose Ohio First Tech-Prep Scholarship
    Available to Ohio residents majoring in selected programs who have earned articulated tech-prep credits in at least one pathway course. See application for a complete list of approved programs. Student must be enrolled in courses totaling at least six (6) credit hours per semester to qualify for this scholarship.

    GED Scholarship 
    Student must be a resident of Darke, Miami or Shelby county and successfully completed the ASPIRE program (formerly the GED program) through the Upper Valley Career Center. Apply through the ASPIRE Office at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, Ohio.

    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  www.darkecountyfoundation.org 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.

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  • Scholarship Recipients

    We congratulate the following scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck in their scholastic endeavors!

  • Mary Rebecca Allen Memorial Scholarship   Isatou Kassama, Troy
    Alumni Association Scholarship   Kristen Strunk, Sidney | Max Voisard, Versailles
    Dr. and Mrs. John F. Beachler Memorial Nursing Scholarship 
    Greg and Alissa Blankenship Scholarship   Tanner Lee, Dayton
    Sheryl Brinley Memorial Scholarship   Casey Garrett, Greenville
    College Credit Plus Scholarship   Stephen Ridgeway, Tipp City
    Darke County Campus Scholarship   Katelyn Kingery, Bradford | Wyatt King, Greenville
    Raman Das, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
    Donnelly Nursing Scholarship   Carley Brown, Piqua
    John J. Dugan Memorial Scholarship   Christine Ramos, Piqua
    Edison State "Illuminate the Future" Employee Scholarship   Alyssa Byers, Piqua | Rebecca Deloye, Ft. Loramie | Terin Ellis, Greenville | Audrey Fields, Sidney | Dakoda Kitchen, Piqua | Dylan Watson, Raleigh, NC
    Edison State "Illuminate the Future" Community Scholarship   Janice Moore, Tipp City | Kristina Romie, Piqua 
    The Edison Foundation Scholarship   Lillie Clinton, Sidney | Brook McName, Piqua 
    The Edison Foundation/Chelsea Lukey Memorial Scholarship   Mariah Cornett, St. Paris | Maurizia Harvey, New Knoxville  
    The Edison Foundation Scholarship/James P. Humphrey Black Achievers Supplemental Scholarship
    Edison State Minority Scholarship   Jennifer Tellez, Piqua    
    GED Scholarship
    Holly Hahn Memorial Scholarship   Jennifer Tellez, Piqua    
    D. Douglas King Memorial Scholarship   Amanda Jones, Ansonia
    William C. McCulloch Memorial Scholarship   Jacob Oglesbee, Piqua
    Miami County FOP Memorial Scholarship   Harlei Jenkins, Piqua
    Miami County Republican Women's Scholarship   Lauryn Gray, Piqua | Sophia Terrill, Troy
    Miami County Voiture 40 et 8 Scholarship
    Douglas C. Murray Scholarship   Melissa Dunn, Vandalia | Keisha Garber, Pleasant Hill | Amy Grafmiller, Union City
    Myers-Vaccaro Engineering Scholarship   Tanner Lee, Dayton
    Kathy Oda Memorial Scholarship   Patsy Guenthner, Piqua
    Piqua Promise   Kayli Anderson, Piqua | Rayna Brownlee, Piqua | Morgan Hazeltine, Piqua | Claire Hilleary, Piqua | Derek Jennings, Piqua | Dante Kemp, Piqua | Kelly McClelland, Piqua | Brook BcName, Piqua | Jennifer Tellez, Piqua | Darby Wright, Piqua
    Piqua Promise | Year Two Renewal   Carly Brown, Piqua | Alycia Davidson, Piqua | Kirsten Davis, Piqua | Mitchell Havenar, Piqua | Elizabeth Spoltman, Piqua
    William Hart Pitsenbarger Memorial Scholarship   Anna Pomeroy, Sidney
    President's Scholarship   Cody Pleiman, Ft. Loramie
    Charles E. Ridenour Memorial Scholarship   Ayoub Samari, Sidney
    Thomas and Patricia Robinson Scholarship   Charity Barnes, Ansonia | Stephanie Lewis, Sidney | Dawson Westfall, Sidney
    Jean Shaneyfelt Scholarship
    Thomas Alva Edison Scholarship   Seth Barhorst, Sidney | Kyle Flaute, Houston | Summer Inman, Sidney | Zachary Longnecker, Greenville | Kaytlyn Riffle, Sidney | Jailyn Thwaits, Ansonia | Jesse Walls, Piqua    
    Tri-County Trust Scholarship   Claire Hilleary, Piqua
    Trustees' Scholarship   Tristin Stangel, Piqua  
    Samuel E. Valandingham Memorial Scholarship   Keighly Burt, Germantown
    Susie Wise Nursing Scholarship   Christina Cook, Sidney
    Kenneth A. Yowell Emeritus Scholarship   Olivia Hageman, Sidney