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Search and Apply for Scholarships and Educational Loans

The Ashland County Community Foundation is committed to supporting education for a better tomorrow. We award hundreds of competitive scholarships and educational loans to deserving traditional and nontraditional students in and around Ashland County each year.

  • The Foundation’s competitive scholarship and educational loan programs are detailed below. Should you wish to apply for scholarships and/or educational loans, you will need to create an account and log in to our Online Scholarship System.  If applying for the Women’s Fund Scholarship, see below.

Scholarship Funds are created and designed by individual donors with varying eligibility and selection criteria. No two scholarships are the same. Most (but not all) scholarships are for Ashland County students and residents. Opportunities exist for current year graduating high school seniors, recent graduates, non-traditional students and more.

Using our Online Scholarship System , you’ll complete one application form and be applied to all opportunities for which you’re eligible and/or prompted to answer supplemental questions for even more scholarship opportunities. (This excludes the Women’s Fund Scholarship Award.)

  • Application deadline: March 15 (Application window opens January 1 each year)
  • Apply now  
  • Notice that, during inactive months, only a listing of scholarship funds appear. Any notation that reads, “This opportunity is no longer available” simply means that the application date has passed for this year. Please be sure to check back next January 1.
  • Note to applicants: The online form should be filled out as completely and thoroughly as possible. This single application will qualify you for as many scholarships as you are eligible. Missing or incomplete data may disqualify you for a scholarship opportunity.

Women’s Fund Scholarship Award is for female non-traditional students looking to get more education to secure a better job. Specific requirements are:

  • Non-traditional student (Ashland County resident-90 days minimum-age 22 and older at the time she begins-or began-her current higher education program; or students of any age starting again after not being enrolled for at least one year.)
  • High school graduate (from any high school) or GED earned
  • Planning to attend any type of higher education (to include traditional 2 or 4 year schools, adult education programs, licensure/certificate programs, etc.)
  • Application deadline: March 15 (Application window opens January 1 each year)
  • Apply now   

Educational Loans are competitive loans awarded to Ashland County residents of all ages who have graduated from any high school, and to non-Ashland County residents who have graduated from any Ashland County high school (Ashland, Hillsdale, Loudonville, and Mapleton high schools, and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center). Resident household net worth must be less than $250,000. Applicant must be accepted to or attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above.

  • Loan features: Loans are $2,000 or more per year. Students (to include prior year recipients) must reapply annually during student’s 4 years in college. Loans may be applied to tuition costs and fees only. Repayment begins one year after completion of college. Loans are interest-free during the time the student is in college, plus one year. After that, if not paid in full, interest is charged at the market prime rate.
  • Application deadline: June 15
  • Read the Hess Educational Loan flyer.  
  • Apply now  

Watch a video on the application process.