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2018 Horatio Alger Scholarship

Receive up to $25,000 for College!

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you - you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. This scholarship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life. It helps students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing a higher education.

To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college.

To learn more and apply, visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org

Deadline: October 25, 2017

2017 University of Rio Grande Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarship Competition

The University of Rio Grande will be hosting the Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarship competition, which allows students to compete for scholarships to major in chemistry at the University of Rio Grande. The awarded scholarships can be for as much as $2,500, which is approximately half of the first year's tuition, and the awardees have the chance to increase their scholarships as they continue to demonstrate academic achievement while working towards their chemistry degrees at Rio.

  • The process will involve an application, letter of recommendation from a current or past chemistry teacher, and academic transcripts.
  • Select students may be invited to campus for an interview.
  • More students than three (as in past years) will have the opportunity to win scholarships.
  • Any student who will be a first time freshman at Rio Grande in fall 2018 is eligible to apply.
  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please go to the Rio Grande Chemistry Program webpage:  http://www.rio.edu/chemistry

Deadline: November 1, 2017

2018 Hagan Scholarship

Sponsored by the Hagan Scholarship Foundation

"Helping Rural Students Graduate College Debt Free"

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need-based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. Three hundered fifty scholarships can be awarded each year.

Scholarship Particulars:

  • For high achieving, self-driven students with high goals
  • Each scholarship is worth up to $40,000
  • Opportunity to graduate college debt free

Additional Benefits:

  • Study Abroad program worth up to $8,000
  • $10,000 Schwab brokerage account
  • Free Workshops to learn important life skills.

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation will award 350 new scholarships in April 2018. Two-thirds of the finalists interviewed are awarded scholarships. Each finalist interviewed and not awarded a scholarship will receive $1,000. Funds are provided for travel and lodging to the interview site.

For more information, including the scholarship application, please visit the website at www.hsfmo.org .

The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

2018 University of Rio Grande District Counselor's Scholarship

Four Year Full Tuition Scholarship to URG

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be accepted to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College for the 2018-2019 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 and Ohio Valley Christian Schools).
  • The highest qualified applicant will receive a four year full tuition scholarship to the University of Rio Grande.

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 (not to include the high school guidance counselor)
  • An essay on the following topic, "Describe how you have demonstrated leadership skills, in and out, of school." The essay should not exceed two (2) typed, double spaced pages.

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: Taylor Noel, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674.

Deadline: The completed application must be received by Taylor Noel in the Admissions Office by December 1, 2017Students are responsible for mailing their own applications for this scholarship.



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