SCHOLARSHIPS
INFORMATION FOR 2021 HIGH SCHOOL RECIPIENTS

If you are a 2021 high school graduate and were notified that you won a scholarship from the Darke County Foundation, you must verify your contact information in the account you created when you applied for your scholarship (link below). All future correspondence from the Darke County Foundation will be sent to the e-mail address listed in your account under "My Profile." It is recommended that you also enable text messaging so you can receive scholarship information via text message. Steps:

  1. Log into your Darke County Foundation scholarship account (link below).

  2. Click your name in the upper right corner of the home screen.

  3. Click "My Profile."

  4. Verify that your e-mail is one you will use through March 2022. (Do not use your high school e-mail.)

  5. It is recommended that you click "Yes" under "Do you wish to receive text messages?"

  6. Click Save.

To log into your scholarship account, click here.

   

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 a Darke County Foundation scholarship by April 1, 2022. (Seniors from neighboring counties applying for Pohl Transportation Scholarship see below.*)

The application for high school seniors opens Feb. 15, 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 are merit-based without regard to financial need. Some awards do not put a strong emphasis on ACT score.

The Darke County Foundation uses a reimbursement method of awarding scholarships. Potential recipients will be announced at the high school graduation or awards program. Scholarship money will be disbursed following the student’s first semester (or quarter) 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.

INFORMATION FOR 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. 2021 directing you to this site.

You must complete the following form to be eligible for renewal. You will first be asked to create an account with our NEW online scholarship manager, Smarter Select. Make sure the e-mail address and phone you provide will be active to receive instructions for renewal in Fall 2021. 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
POST-HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Pohl Transportation Scholarship

Application due
March 31, 2021

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, 2021, and due March 31, 2021.

Pohl application for high school seniors

Pohl application for post-high school students

Nils and Collette Eikenberry Scholarship

Application due

June 1, 2021.

​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, 2021 and due June 1, 2021.

 

Click here for application

Joyce Bruns Continuing Nursing Scholarship

Application due
June 1, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a Registered Nurse and employed in health care
    in Darke County for the last five 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, 2021
     

Click here for application

John and Ella Stevenson Scholarship

Application due
June 1, 2021

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, 2021.
     

Click here for application

Lori Michelle Williams Healthcare Scholarship

Application due
June 1, 2021

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, 2021.
     

Click here for application

James B. Phelan Memorial Scholarship and Internship

Application due
Jan. 15, 2021

​Eligibility:

  • Must have completed 2 years of college by Dec. 31, 2020.

  • 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 2021.

  • Application is available Dec. 5, 2020, and due Jan. 15, 2021.

Click here for application