SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2022

High school seniors who attend a Darke County high school or are home-schooled in Darke County may apply for Darke County Foundation scholarships. (Pohl Transportation applicants see exception below.*) Applications are available Feb. 15, 2022, and due April 1, 2022.

Scholarships are available to students pursuing 4-year or 2-year degrees, or shorter vocational certificates. One application allows you to be considered for all categories of scholarships. Awards are based on the following criteria (not necessarily in this order): grade point average, ACT score, activities, essay and financial need. Some awards do not require ACT score. Some awards are merit-based without regard to financial need.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2022. Scholarship money will be disbursed following the student’s first semester in college, providing the student earns at least a 2.75 grade point average in that grading period. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Darke County Foundation at (937) 548-4673 or dcf@darkecountyfoundation.org.                                                                             

 

*Applicants for Pohl Transportation scholarship may attend school in Auglaize, Darke, Miami, Mercer or Shelby counties.

RENEWING RECIPIENTS

This section is ONLY for students who have received a scholarship from the Darke County Foundation and were informed it is RENEWABLE (renewal amounts vary). You should have received an award letter in Feb. 2022 directing you to this site.

You must complete the following form to be eligible for renewal. You will then receive instructions by
e-mail in the fall of 2022.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
POST-HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Religious Vocations Scholarship 

Application due Nov. 30, 2022

Eligibility:

Click here for printable application

At Least $2,500 Scholarship for Edison State Peace Officer Academy

Application due May 13, 2022

Eligibility:

  • At least 21 years of age by June 17, 2023.

  • Resident of Darke County, Ohio, and graduate of a Darke County high school.

  • Must attend Edison State Peace Officer Academy in Piqua July 6-Dec. 17, 2022.

  • Deadline for Edison Academy enrollment is May 30, 2022.
     

Click here for scholarship application

John and Ella Stevenson Scholarship

Application due
June 1, 2022

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a Darke County high school graduate and completed
    at least 3 years of college.

  • Applicants must be majoring in education, healthcare, law or theology.

  • Application is available April 1 and due June 1, 2022.
     

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Lori Michelle Williams Healthcare Scholarship

Application due
June 1, 2022

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a Darke County high school graduate.

  • Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of college,
    not including college credit earned while in high school.

  • Applicants must be majoring in a healthcare-related profession.

  • Application is available April 1 and due June 1, 2022.
     

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Nils and Collette Eikenberry Scholarship

Application due

June 1, 2022.

​Eligibility:

  • Available to Greenville High School graduates who have completed 3 years of college

  • Applicants must be majoring in nursing or business-related field
    (marketing, finance, accounting, etc.)

  • Application is available April 1, 2022 and due June 1, 2022.

 

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Scholarship for Medical Students

Application due

June 1, 2022.

​Eligibility:

  • Available to graduates of Darke County high schools.

  • Applicants must be attending medical school in the Fall of 2022.

  • Application is available April 1, 2022 and due June 1, 2022.

 

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Joyce Bruns Continuing Nursing Scholarship

Application due
June 1, 2022

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be an R.N. and employed in health care in Darke County for the last 5 years.

  • Applications may be made for:

    • Completion of a B.S.N., M.S., M.S.N., P.N.P, PhD. or related nursing degree

    • Certification preparation and exam

    • National or state nursing convention

  • Application is available April 1 and due June 1, 2022.
     

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James B. Phelan Memorial Scholarship and Internship

Application due
Jan. 15, 2022

​Eligibility:

  • Must have completed 2 years of college by Dec. 31, 2021.

  • Attended high school in Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, or Shelby counties. 

  • Majoring in business, finance, marketing, accounting, insurance or risk management.

  • Available to serve a full-time paid internship at Phelan Insurance Co. during summer 2022.

  • Application is available Dec. 10, 2021, and due Jan. 15, 2022.

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Scholarships for Adults Going Back to School

Application due Dec. 31, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Darke County resident.

  • Must have completed high school (in or out of Darke County) in 2011 or before. 

  • GED (general educational diploma) may be acceptable - please inquire.

  • Must be currently enrolled in an educational program or starting in the first term of 2022.

  • Any length of educational program is eligible.
     

Click here for scholarship application

Pohl Transportation Scholarship

Application due
April 1, 2022

Eligibility:

  • Current high school senior or post-high school student who attended high school
    in Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, or Shelby counties. 

  • Pursuing a degree or certificate requiring studies of 4 years OR LESS in
    Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Diesel Technology.

  • Application is available Feb.15, 2022, and due April 1, 2022.

Pohl application for high school seniors
 

Pohl application for post-high school students