The Mercer County Civic Foundation is CLOSED.
We will be checking emails and phone messages daily from our home offices.
MAIL to PO Box 439, Celina, OH 45822
EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL 419-586-9950 and leave a message for further directions.
All scholarship grants are for high school seniors who are going on for further education. Most of the scholarships are given with the guidance of the high schools counselors, teachers and administration. Students are urged to visit their high school counselors to find out about these opportunities. Below is a list of scholarships and the schools they benefit:
|Scholarship Grant Name||Purpose||School||Download Link||Application Number|
|Abrams, Marian F.||Math/account/bus (female preference)||Celina||Download||184|
|Andrew, Jerry Memorial||Advanced studies||Celina OR Tri Star Student||Download||320|
|Armcorp Construction||Construction or Construction Management Coursework||Tri-Star affiliated schools||Download||288|
|Bidlack, Terry||College studies||Ft. Recovery||School|
|Borger, Fred||Mechanics||Tri Star schools||Download||310|
|Bruns, Mary Alice||College studies||Ft. Recov/St. Henry||School|
|Celina Tent Intern||Engineering or a business-related field at Lake Campus & Intern at Celina Tent||N/A||Download||351|
|Celina Class of 1959||College studies||Celina||School|
|Celina Insurance Group||College studies/Insurance||Mercer/Auglaize||Download||273|
|Coldwater Eagles||College studies||Member schools||Download||205|
|Dabbelt, Betty||College studies||Celina||School|
|Dawson, Dewey & Ruth||College studies||Celina||School|
|Dawson, William & Patsy||Veterinary/Education/Nursing||Celina||Download||185|
|Dietrich Scholarship||Vocational School or Ag Studies||Celina/Parkway||School|
|Eastview 3-3 Basketball||College studies||Celina||School|
|Esmonde||Athletics, Business at Celina; any major at Tri-Star||(2) for Celina & (1) for Tri Star||Download||126|
|Franke, Virginia B.||Music/band student||Ft. Recovery||School|
|Gilmore Vocal Music, Jeanette||Involved with vocal music in college or the community level.||Celina||Download||294|
|Griesdorn, Randy||Auto or Diesel Mechanics||Tri-Star Schools||Download||262|
|Hierholzer, John & Katie||Culinary Studies||Mercer Co, pref. |
|Hollinger, Dan||Agriculture major||Marion Local||School|
|Homan, Ben||Vocational/Agricultural and an athlete||Marion Local||School|
|Houts, John & Ruth||College studies||County schools||School|
|Kaiser, Beth||College Studies||St. Henry||School|
|Lefeld Indus. & Welding Supplies||Welding, machining, metals||Mercer, Auglaize, Darke ||Download||281|
|Lefeld, Paul||Agriculture major||Mercer Co. or Tri Star student||Download||149|
|Long, Phil A. Scholarship for Humanity||Humanities-soc. work, gerontology, educ., etc||Celina||Download||280|
|Meiring, Joe||Education/Nursing||Ft. Recovery||School|
|Mercer Co. Civic Foundation - Celina||College Studies||Celina||Download||302|
|Mercer Co. Retired Teachers||Education||County Schools||Download||233|
|Meyer, Paul & Helen||College Studies||Celina||Download||293|
|Moorman, Fern||College Studies||Parkway||School|
|Moorman, Paul||College studies||Celina||School|
|Operation Freedom Support||College Studies||Parent/Sibling in the Armed Forces; One scholarship to @ Co. School||Download||289|
|Parkway Retired Teachers||Education major||Parkway||School|
|Pogue, I.W.||College studies||Celina||School|
|Purdy, Angus L.||College Studies||Celina/Parkway||School|
|Snyder, Margaret & Parker||Nursing||Celina(1) & County(1)||Download||226|
|Stachler, Jane Memorial||Music education or performance||Celina||Download||319|
|Staugler-Cooper||Agriculture major||Ft. Recovery||School|
|Strohl, Bruce||College studies||Celina||School|
|Univ. Women for college Jr. or Sr.||College studies - female||Mercer Co, Jr/Sr in college||Download||317|
|Univ. Women and UWC Evelyn Meyer||UWC: female, college study; |
UWC-E. Meyer: female, education major
|Vore, Stephen R. |
Welding & Steel
|Welding-Metal working||Mercer Co, pref |
to Ft. Rec.
|Werling, Jim & Marilyn||College studies||St. Henry||Download||200|
|Werling, Joe||College studies||St. Henry||School|
|Willhoff, Thomas Family||Engineering or STEM major||Coldwater||School|
|Ziegenbusch, Dr. Kenneth & Kitty-Hunt||Nursing||Mercer & Aug. Co. for WSU Lake Campus||WSU Link|
The Civic Foundation has a number of low interest (4%) student loan funds for Mercer County high school graduates. Interest begins to accrue only when the student graduates from college, with repayment beginning six months after graduation. The $1,500.00 loan is renewable for undergraduate study (four years). Contact our office for applications, due each year by June 15.
|Scholarship Loan Fund||Purpose|
|Bair, Wyckoff & Ross Pharmacy||Pharmacy majors attending OH Northern Univ.|
|C.A. & Belva Stubbs||College studies|
|C.M. & Mabel Mongomery||College studies|
|Celina Business & Professional Women||College studies|
|Clista & Hugo Fahncke||College studies|
|Combined Loan Funds (AVCO, Susan Eblen, Goldstein and Blair Williams Funds)||College studies|
|Dieringer Loan||College studies|
|Henrietta Logan||College studies|
|John & Ruth Houts||College studies|
|Mersman Brothers||College studies|
|Ollene & Simon Straley||College studies|
|Physician||Students majoring in medical fields|
|Zehringer Family Loan||College studies|
This scholarship will help alleviate much of my financial burden of college. Thank you for this Paul Lefeld Scholarship and for helping with furthering my education.
There is not enough room on this card to express my gratitude for your Scholarship. As a 19 year old kid it’s hard to grasp the concept of paying for college.
I often find that in life, knowing the right thing to do is simple. However, simple isn’t always easy; it is often the hardest route to take. Over the years, I will continue to serve others and help benefit society in some way. It has always been my deepest desire to somehow find a way to change the world around me. I want you to know that this scholarship will truly help me on my mission to accomplish this.
Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of the Paul Lefeld Agricultural Scholarship. It will be very helpful paying for my college education at Wright State University.
Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship. It sounds like Mr. and Mrs. Houts were hard workers. I will honor their gift by working hard in college and later giving back to the community of Mercer County. Thank you for your financial help.