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Rio District Counselor Scholarship

2021 University of Rio Grande District Counselor Scholarship

Full Four Year Tuition Scholarship to Rio

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be accepted to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • A minimum GPA of a 3.20 along with a minimum ACT score of a 21 is required for qualification for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must attend a high school in the four county (OH) service district of Jackson, Gallia, Meigs, and Vinton (including Buckeye Hills Career Center).

Application Process

  • Along with the application, students are required to submit a resume stating any academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, employment history, and any special skills or accomplishments.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation letters (do not to include the high school guidance counselor)
  • The essay should not exceed two (2) typed, double spaced pages with 12 point font.
  • You can choose either topic: 1.) If you could give advice to yourself as an incoming high school freshman, what would you say? Would you do anything different?  or    2.) "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."-Nelson Mandela. Describe how you plan to use your education to make a change in the world. Tell us about how you would plan to make that change,and what obstacles you might encounter along the way. 

To download an application, please click here.

Please mail the above requirements to: University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College - Office of Admissions, Attn: Michelle Kennedy, P.O. Box 326, Rio Grande, OH 45674.

Deadline: The completed application must be received by Michelle Kennedy in the Admissions Office by January 28, 2021.   Students are responsible for mailing their own applications for this scholarship.

Rio Grande Bapst Scholarship

2021 University of Rio Grande Jake Bapst Scholarship

Two Year Full Tuition Scholarship

(Course fees and other institution fees still apply.)

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be accepted to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College for the 2020-2022 academic year.
  • Applicants must attend a high school in the four county (OH) service district of Jackson, Gallia, Meigs and Vinton (including Buckeye Hills Career Center).
  • All applications will be considered when selecting the top recipients. 

Application:

Submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT scores.

In addition to the application, please attach a typed response (double spaced and 12 point font required) for the following questions:

  1. List your school involvement (including clubs, organizations, teams, etc.) and the time you have participated in each program.
  2. List your community involvement (including charities, church organizations, etc.) and the time you have participated in each program.
  3. Minimum 500 words response, double spaced, 12 point font. You can choose either topic: 1.) If you were chosen as the recipient of this scholarship, how impactful would this be to your college career? or 2.) When you look back on your life in 20 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things, accomplishments are needed? How does this scholarship fit into your plans for the future?

To download an application, please click here.

Please mail the above requirements to: University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College - Office of Admissions, Attn: Michelle Kennedy, P.O. Box 326, Rio Grande, OH 45674 (Students are responsible for mailing their own application and materials to Rio.)

Deadline: Completed application and resume materials should be returned to Michelle Kennedy in the Admissions Office by January 28, 2021.

Buckeye Rural Scholarship

2021 Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperatives (REC) Scholarships

Are Your Parents Buckeye REC Members?

If so, you could win scholarship money to further your education!

Buckeye Rural Electric is proud to present the following Children of Members Scholarships:

  • First-place Buckeye REC award: $2,000
  • Second-place Buckeye REC award: $1,500
  • Third-place Buckeye REC award: $800
  • Fourth-place Buckey REC award:  $500

To be eligible for the Buckeye REC, Inc. Scholarship Awards, the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applications:

  • Applicants must be a son, daughter, or legal ward of a Buckeye REC, Inc. residential member living on the lines and receiving service at the time of competition.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors who have all basic credits for college, or proper vocational, or technical school entrance. (A "proper vocational or technical school" is defined as a post-secondary institution where credits can be transferred to a state-accredited four-year )
  • Applicants in both divisions must have a current career average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standing on a nontraditional scale. Winners must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college in order to claim their scholarship. Applicants, who are accepted and then enrolled in an accredited school of nursing, working toward a degree, are also eligible.
  • Applicants may not be immediate family members of, or reside with, people who are employed by any electric cooperative in Ohio (employees, trustees, managers, OEC, or affiliated organizations such as Buckeye Power,, Inc., RESCO, Cardinal Operating Company, etc.).
  • Applications for the Buckeye REC, Inc. competition must be submitted (typed to be accepted) on the forms provided by Buckeye REC, Inc. or downloaded from www.buckeyerec.coop. Application forms must be returned to the co-op office by Friday, February 5, 2021Application information must be confined to the official nomination form. The only attachments permitted are transcripts, teacher recommendations and one photo of the applicant. (Teacher recommendations must be no more than 500 words.)
  • Applicants who have received "full ride" scholarships (tuition, room, board, and books) to the schools of their choice are not eligible for scholarships from Buckeye REC, Inc.
  • All scholarships must be accepted in the first academic year after proof of enrollment is received. However, an extension of one year may be granted for just cause in the judgment of the president of In the event a student is unable to fulfill his enrollment obligation under this program, the award is forfeited.
  • Personal interviews will be conducted with selected The applicants will receive points for scholastic record, personal achievement, school and community activities. Points will also be awarded for poise, personality and appearance in the interview. Finalists are not permitted to bring any outside materials to their interviews (electronic presentations, props, handouts, etc.).
  • Winners will be notified as soon as possible after One winner will be chosen to represent Buckeye REC, Inc. in the statewide scholarship competition where he or she will compete for additional scholarships. Eligibility requirements apply. Contact the cooperative for details.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship competition please feel free to contact Buckeye REC, Inc.at (877) 567‑9649.

For more information, please go to https://www.buckeyerec.coop/index.php/scholarships/

To access the Application forms, please click here.

To access the Rules & Regulations page, please click here

MAIL OR DELIVER THE APPLICATION AND ATTACHMENTS TO:

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4548 SR 325, P.O. Box 200
Rio Grande, OH 45674-0200
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 5, 2021.

Fluor-BWXT STEAM Scholarship

2021 Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth S.T.E.A.M. Scholarship
( S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts* and Math)

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) is committed to being an active corporate leader in the communities that have supported nuclear and environmental remediation missions at the Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth site for nearly 65 years. It is the mission of FBP to create opportunities for area students to excel in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts* and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.). The S.T.EA.M. Scholarship is open to all 2020 graduating seniors attending a high school within the counties of Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have been accepted to attend an accredited college or university with a major in a S.T.E.A.M field. The scholarships, each valued at $2,000, will be awarded one time to 12 area students. 

* "Art" majors eligible for the 2021 FBP Scholarship:

  • Communication/Journalism
  • Photography/Videography
  • Graphic Design
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Architectural
To download an application, please click here.
Note: You are required have two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers/staff to accompany your application. 
 Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 to Mrs. Spees in the guidance office. 

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