Scholarships

Scholarship Grant Funds
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 NamePurposeSchool
Abrams, Marian F.Math/account/bus (female preference)Celina
Armcorp Construction
Construction or Construction Management CourseworkTri-Star affiliated schools
Bidlack, TerryCollege studiesFt. Recovery
Bruns, Mary AliceCollege studiesFt. Recov/St. Henry
Celina Class of 1959College studiesCelina
Celina Insurance GroupInsurance/BusinessMercer/Auglaize
Coldwater EaglesCollege studiesMember schools
Dabbelt, BettyCollege studiesCelina
Davis/McNuttCollege studiesParkway
Dawson, Dewey & Ruth College studiesCelina
Dawson, William & Patsy Veterinary/Education/Nursing Celina
Dietrich ScholarshipVocational School or Ag StudiesCelina/Parkway
Droesch/MuellerClergy/EducationTroy Christian
Eastview 3-3 BasketballCollege studiesCelina
EsmondeAthletics, business, technologyCelina
Franke, Virginia B.Music/band studentFt. Recovery
Gilmore Vocal Music, JeanetteInvolved with vocal music in college or the community level.Celina
Griesdorn, RandyAuto or Diesel MechanicsTri-Star Schools
Hollinger, DanAgriculture majorMarion Local
Homan, BenVocational/Agricultural and an athleteMarion Local
Houts, John & RuthCollege studiesCounty schools
Kaiser, BethCollege StudiesSt. Henry
Lefeld Welding SupplyWelding, machining, metalsMercer, Auglaize, Darke
Lefeld, PaulAgriculture majorTri-Star schools
Long, Phil A.Educ. or Social StudiesCelina
Meiring, JoeEducation/NursingFt. Recovery
Mercer Co. Ret.TeachersEducationCounty Schools
Meyer, Paul & HelenCollege Studies
Celina
Moorman, FernCollege StudiesParkway
Moorman, PaulCollege studiesCelina
Myers, Evelyn R.EducationCounty Schools
Operation Freedom Support
College StudiesParent/Sibling in the Armed Forces
Purdy, Angus L.College StudiesCelina/Parkway
Reichert, ChrisAthleticsCelina
Retired TeachersEducation majorParkway
Schenking, KathyEducation/EngineerColdwater
Schulte, JohnNursingCelina
Staugler-CooperAgriculture majorFt. Recovery
Strohl, BruceCollege studiesCelina
Werling, Jim & MarilynCollege studiesSt. Henry
Werling, JoeCollege studiesSt. Henry
Willhoff, Thomas FamilyEngineering or STEM majorColdwater

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.

Jack HindersKen Esmonde Sr. ScholarshipCelina High School

Scholarship Loan Funds
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 FundPurpose
Bair, Wyckoff & Ross PharmacyPharmacy majors attending OH Northern Univ. 
C.A. & Belva StubbsCollege studies
C.M. & Mabel MongomeryCollege studies
Celina Business & Professional WomenCollege studies
Clista & Hugo FahnckeCollege studies
Cochrane-ChrispinCollege studies
Combined Loan Funds (AVCO, Susan Eblen, Goldstein and Blair Williams Funds)College studies
Dieringer Loan College studies
Henrietta LoganCollege studies
John & Ruth Houts College studies
Mersman BrothersCollege studies
Ollene & Simon StraleyCollege studies
PhysicianStudents majoring in medical fields
Walter MersmanCollege studies
Zehringer Family LoanCollege 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.

Andrew AlbersPaul Lefeld Agricultural ScholarshipMinster High School

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.

Joe GonzalezJohn & Ruth Houts ScholarshipFt. Recovery High School