Scholarship Opportunities

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Application Window: May 15 – May 31

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is available to Van Wert and Paulding County high school graduates, and select graduates of other area schools provided their main residency is Van Wert County. Applicants are eligible for a scholarship after the completion of their first year of post-secondary study.

Application Window: July 1 – September 1

The Learn & Return Student Loan Payment Scholarship is a talent retention and attraction program that financially assists with a student’s education on the “back-end” of their college career. This competitive program awards up to $30,000 to qualifying applicants should they have completed a degree or qualified skilled trades program, and if they agree to return or remain in Van Wert County to both live and work. 

The Vantage ACTS Program is a scholarship opportunity for students enrolled in applicable Adult Education Programs at Vantage Career Center. Students should be accepted into a Vantage program and should apply online at

Scholarship Information Registration

By completing and submitting this form, you agree to receive communication from The Van Wert County Foundation regarding Scholarship Programs. The Foundation will mail, email, or text the contact information you provide. To ensure consistent communication from the Van Wert County Foundation, please do not use a school email address. A personal email address is best to maintain contact.

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