Scholarship Opportunities


Scholarship Links

Due Date


Horatio Alger 

Oct. 25, 2016

2.0 GPA, financial need

Prudential Spirit of Volunteerism 

Nov. 8, 2016

Must have volunteer activities

Hagan Foundation 

Nov. 15, 2016

*must be a senior

*3.5 GPA or higher

*23 or higher on ACT

*must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year

*your EFC from FAFSA must be less that $7500

Rhodes State College 

Dec. 9, 2016

There are several scholarships for Rhodes state. **If you plan to attend Rhodes, you MUST submit the CCP Scholarship as your intent to attend in the FALL!

Young Entrepreneur 

Dec. 18, 2016

This scholarship is open to any graduating senior that owns and operates his/her own small business.

OSU Putnam Co. Alumni 

Jan. 10, 2017

*Must be in top 10% of high school graduating class

* Must attend OSU Columbus or OSU Lima

Putnam County Cattlemen 

Jan. 13, 2017

*Must have agricultural background and a plan to enter the AG industry

*Must be a senior residing in Putnam County and accepted to a 2 or 4 year school

BGSU Math & Science 

Jan. 15, 2017

*Minimum GPA 3.0

*Recommended ACT min. of 23

*Considering a career teaching science and/or mathematics

Ohio JCI Senate Foundation 

Jan. 20, 2017

*Academic or Need Based

*Must be a US Citizen

*Must plan to study at an accredited school

*Must use the money for 1st year of full time study

Robert Kumpe Soccer  

Jan. 31, 2017

*Must have played soccer in high school

Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative 

Feb. 1, 2017

*Must have a parent or legal guardian who received electric services from Hancock-Wood

*Must have a 3.5 GPA

*Have not received a full tuition scholarship

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders 

Feb. 1, 2017

*Must be studying in an agriculture-related field

Charles Warren Memorial 

Feb. 3, 2017

*Must show a commitmen to cultural and intellectual diversity

*Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA

*Must attend an OHIO college or university

Paulding Putnam Electric Coop 

Feb. 14, 2017

*Your parents must be a Paulding Putnam Cooperative permanent residential member receiving service for the 2016-2017 academic year

*Must have a 3.5 GPA

National Co op Foundation 

Feb. 15, 2017

*must have a 3.5 GPA or higher

*must plan to attend on of the WACE partner colleges listed

*minority, female, and students interested in science, math, engineering and technology are strongly encouraged

Stolly Insurance 

Feb. 17, 2017

Eligible students can locate the scholarship application at There you will also find a brief explanation of the eligibility guidelines.

Mercy Health/ St. Ritas 

Feb. 24, 2017

*for future medical providers

*Ten $1500 scholarships will be awarded

Whirlpool One Energy 

Feb. 24, 2017

*Must be majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math

*Must reside in Putnam County...ONE $5000 scholarship will be awarded annually

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy 

March 1, 2017

*Must have a career goal in the crude oil,   natural gas industry or related field  *Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher

Lima Allen County Medical Allicance 

March 1, 2017

*Must enter a human/health science based field of study

*Must have at least a 3.0

*Must demonstrate financial need

*Must apply to an Ohio school of higher education

Putnam Co Retired Teachers 

March 1, 2017

*Must be planning to pursue a degree in EDUCATION

*Open to any Putnam County senior

Ohio Assoc. of Public School Employees 

March 1, 2017

Under the program, scholarships of $2500.00 are awarded to the top winners in each of the 10 districts.

*Your parent must be a member and in good standing of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees

Knights of Columbus 

March 1, 2017

*Must be a member in good standing of Council 1757 or a son or daughter of a member in good standing or of a deceased member

*All candidates shall be entering their freshman year in an approved college

Bob Kreinbrink Memorial 

March 8, 2017

**Must be MALE student to apply and a 3rd degree member of the K of C Ottawa Council #1757 by March 8, 2017.

**Minimum 2.5 GPA

Doris Kersh Orinin Memorial 

March 10, 2017

The goal is the award a FEMALE OGHS athlete a $500.00 scholarship.

*Must have 2.75 GPA minimum

*Must have played a Varsity sport

*The award will be made after the first semester of college; must maintain a 2.75 in college also

Putnam Co Dairy 

March 17, 2017

*Must have leadership in community activities, youth organizations and agriculture related activities, although this is NOT mandatory.

*Must have declared a major in some aspect of AGRICULTURE

*Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

Snyder Pay it Forward 

March 17, 2017

Two $1000.00 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded (1 to a Miller City student and 1 to a student from a surrounding school)

*The candidate must show a strong interest in giving back to their team/ group/ community

Esfandiary-Palte/Tent Maker 

March 22, 2017

*Must have a 3.0 GPA and planning to attend an OHIO college or university

*Financial need is a consideration but not a requirement

*First in family to pursue post-secondary education given priority

*Students who receive full scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will NOT be considered for this scholarship

AAA Safety Patrol 

March 28, 2017

AAA Ohio Auto Club is offering ten $1000 grants

*You must have once served as a member of the AAA School Safety Patrol

Bob Smith Youth Bowling 

March 30, 2017

*Must have been active on a bowling team

*Must have community service

Ohio Eagles (state) AERIE 

March 31, 2017

*You must be a graduating senior

*You must be the son or daughter of an Ottawa Eagles #2234 member in good standing

*You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA

Edward and Ettie Rieman  

March 31, 2017

Four $1000.00 scholarships were awarded in 2016

*Must be a graduating senior from 1 of the nine Putnam County schools.  This will be awarded to those who have demonstrated volunteerism, service to community, good citizenship and strong character as well as patriotism to country.  A special interest is noted to those majoring in education, HOWEVER that is NOT a requirement.

ACME Baseball 

April 1, 2017

*Must have played at least 1 year of Varsity ACME baseball

*Must have 2.5 or higher GPA

Henry Fought Memorial 

April 1, 2017

There will be three (3) $750.00 scholarships awarded this year.

*Applicants must be Putnam County graduating seniors attending a college, university or technical school.

Blanchard Valley Healthcare Careers 

April 1, 2017

**There are 14 scholarships listed in this package. Please view the sheet to read guidelines and find scholarships that you are able to apply for. All scholarships are for nursing/healthcare field.

Ottawa Eagles #2234 (local) 

April 3, 2017

*You must be the son or daughter of a member of the Ottawa Eagles #2234 and in good standing to apply

*There is a 2.75 minimum GPA

There are FIVE $1000.00 scholarships available

William Squires Foundation 

April 5, 2017

15 renewable scholarships of $3000 will be awarded to Ohio Seniors

*Must show financial need with EFC on FAFSA of $8000 or less

*Must have a cumulative 3.2 GPA

Putnam County Farm Bureau 

April 6,2017

*You must be a current paid member of the Putnam County Farm Bureau or have a parent or guardian who is a current paid member

*You must be planning to major in an agriculture-related program; or come from an agriculture background; or been involved as an active participant in an ag related service for at least one year

*Minimum GPA 2.5

OG Board of Education 

April 7, 2017

Open to all seniors who will go on to an institute of higher learning. We value not only grades, but also students who are involved in the community and are well-rounded.

**Return application to guidance office

Marvin Charles Ellerbrock Veterans 

April 7, 2017

*Must be the son, daughter, brother, sister, grandson or granddaughter of a veteran (active duty or honorable discharge) who served in one of the Armed Services Branches:  Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, National Guard or Coast Guard.

*Must be a graduating senior from one  of the 9 Putnam County High Schools

All Things are Possible 

April 7, 2017

This is a one time $500.00 non-renewable scholarship

*Must be a resident of Putnam County and attend an Ohio college or university in Fall 2017   This scholarship will be awarded on basis of high school records, participation and leadership roles from extra-curricular activities.  Candidates must have strong character and motivation as seen in the student's life outside of school.

Ottawa-Glandorf Teachers Association

April 7, 2017

**You MUST sign up in Mrs. Moore's room to obtain an indentification number used on the application BEFORE you begin by March 10th

Ohio Career Colleges 

April 14, 2017

If you considering attending a career college in Ohio, you should apply for this scholarship. To see a list of colleges visit

*You must pick up an application from Mrs. Knowlton in guidance office

Kyle Steffan Memorial 

April 15, 2017

*minimum GPA 3.2

*Must be involved in extra-curricular activities

Everett Schmenk Erhart Stechschulte Insurance 

April 15, 2017

This is a $1000.00 scholarship.  

*Must have a 3.0 GPA.  Consideration will also be given to extra-curricular activities, community service, leadership, ambition, citizenship, work ethic and commitment to pursuing post-secondary education.

Ottawa Lions Club 

April 17, 2017

This scholarship is open to all seniors who intend to further their education after high school. An emphasis is placed on community service.

**Return to the Guidance office

Putnam Soil and Water 

April 17, 2017

*Must be enrolled in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environmental Safety or a closely related field and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Ottawa Kiwanis 

April 21, 2017

3 scholarships of $1000.00 each will be awarded; must have

Blake and Blaine Romes Memorial 

April 21, 2017

*Applicants are required to write a short essay about what they have done to improve their community

Louis Breece/Ken Schortgen 

April 21, 2017

*Must be a graduating senior in the OG Titan Band Program

*Plans to perform in musical groups in college (but not required) however special interest will be noted. Majoring in music is NOT a requirement.

Jordan Schimmoeller Memorial 

April 25, 2017

This is a $500.00 award

**You must have a minimum 2.7 GPA

**You  must work an average of at least 10 hours per week

**You  must demonstrate volunteerism, service to community/church/school, superior character and strong work ethic.  Special intetest goes to those who demonstrate financial need.


TURN IN TO MRS KNOWLTON in the guidance office

Nathan J. Pothast 

April 26, 2017

*You must be a senior athlete and/or cheerleader and have received a Varsity letter during senior year of a sport or as a cheerleader

*Minimum GPa of 2.5

Hirzel Canning 

April 28, 2017

*Minimum GPA 3.25

*Must plan to enter the following fields: Agriculture or Food Science, Biological Science, Enginerering or Physical Sciences

OG Athletic Boosters 

April 28, 2017

*Must be a senior athlete

*Must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher

*Must have received a Varsity letter in high school

American Legion Auxiliary 

May 1, 2017

*Must be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary

Joyce Hovest Cancer Survivor 

May1, 2017

This scholarship is for any student who has previously been diagnosed with some form of cancer.

William J. Luttfring 

May 4, 2017

*Must be a senior male or female athlete

*Must have overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Hermiller / Lytle Fund (Loan) 

May 5, 2017

*Must have a 2.5 GPA or better

*This is a loan that MUST be repaid!

Red Cross 

May 5, 2017

This is a $750.00 scholarship awarded for involvement with the Red Cross.

**Turn in your application to Mrs. Knowlton by May 5th

Ottawa Jaycees 

May 15, 2017

*Scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female member of the Senior Class based on community service and involvement

Zach Wobler Memorial 

May 15, 2017

This scholarship intended for students entering the filed of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Nursing, FBI or US Military.

Dooryard Garden Club 

May 27, 2017

*Must be FEMALE and pursuing a career in Agriculture or Environmental Studies.

Robert Klingler Problem Solving 

May 31, 2017

*You must be pursuing a college education at any 2 or 4 year institution

*You must submit an essay

Medical Mutual of Ohio 

May 31, 2017

You will need the following to apply:

1. Your Student Aid Report from FAFSA

2. Submit a 1 page essay describing your major choice and what receiving a scholarship would mean to you

3. Current official transcript

Horatio Alger Career and Technical 

June 15, 2017

*Must be pursuing a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States

*Must demonstrate financial need

*Must be involved in service activities

Various Student  Scholarships 

Varying dates

*there are several scholarships listed under this category with various due dates and criteria

NOTE: some days are already past