IMPORTANT CHANGE IN REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Due to unforeseen changes with the FAFSA we are no longer able to see the financial information for parents and students as in the past. This information is needed for VWCF to determine eligibility to receive a scholarship. Therefore, we are requesting 1040 tax forms (pages 1 & 2) from both parents and students. Please submit these documents instead of the originally requested FAFSA with your scholarship application and transcript.
- A maximum of three grants will be made to a student earning a Baccalaureate Degree in four years. A student whose course of study requires five years to earn a baccalaureate degree may be awarded a fourth grant. Students earning an Associate’s Degree are eligible for scholarship funds after completing the equivalent of one year.
- An applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 12 quarter or 12 semester hours per term. Special consideration may be given to part-time students.
- Students who have completed the equivalent of one year in college are eligible to have their application considered, provided they have a 2.75 accumulative grade point average. A first-time applicant with above sophomore standing must have a 3.0 accumulative grade point average.
- Students who have been granted a scholarship must maintain a 3.0 accumulative grade point average to warrant continuation of a scholarship grant.
- An applicant must have been a resident of Van Wert, Paulding, or Allen Counties when they graduated from one of the following eligible High Schools:
- Antwerp Local School
- Crestview Local Schools
- Delphos Jefferson
- Delphos St. Johns
- Lincolnview Local Schools
- Parkway Local School – Only Van Wert County Residents Eligible
- Paulding Local Schools
- Spencerville Local School – Only Van Wert County Residents Eligible
- Vantage Vocational School
- Van Wert High School
- Wayne Trace Local Schools
- An applicant who receives a diploma through the General Education Development testing program is eligible for a scholarship provided they attended one of the eligible high schools. Home-schooled students are also eligible as long as residency is within the above-listed school district.
- A Van Wert County Foundation Representative will visit each High School in the spring. At that point, Seniors (and Graduating Juniors) will fill out the required High School Information Form. Students should return the completed form to their Guidance Counselor, who will attach a Final High School Transcript. The Guidance Counselor will submit the forms and transcripts to The Foundation.
- On or after April 1 each year, The Foundation will automatically send an application to the address included on the high school information form to eligible first-time applicants who have submitted a complete High School Information Form. If the student has not submitted a High School Information Form, we have no way to contact them about scholarships. The students may still be eligible for a scholarship but will need to obtain the necessary forms from either The Foundation website or The Foundation office.
- Applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning April 1 of each year.
The scholarship application is CLOSED.
Scholarship Application and all additional items must be submitted or postmarked by the close of business day, CURRENTLY CLOSED to be considered eligible for a potential scholarship.
Mail or deliver applications and additional items to:
The Van Wert County Foundation
138 East Main Street
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Do not email or fax documents.