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 NamePurposeSchoolDownload LinkApplication Number
Abrams, Marian F.Math/account/bus (female preference)CelinaDownload184
Armcorp Construction
Construction or Construction Management CourseworkTri-Star affiliated schools
Download288
Bidlack, TerryCollege studiesFt. RecoverySchool
Bruns, Mary AliceCollege studiesFt. Recov/St. HenrySchool
Celina Class of 1959College studiesCelinaSchool
Celina Insurance GroupInsurance/BusinessMercer/Auglaize2018 Download273
Coldwater EaglesCollege studiesMember schoolsDownload205
Dabbelt, BettyCollege studiesCelinaSchool
Davis/McNuttCollege studiesParkwaySchool
Dawson, Dewey & Ruth College studiesCelinaSchool
Dawson, William & Patsy Veterinary/Education/Nursing CelinaDownload185
Dietrich ScholarshipVocational School or Ag StudiesCelina/ParkwaySchool
Droesch/MuellerClergy/EducationTroy ChristianSchool
Eastview 3-3 BasketballCollege studiesCelinaSchool
EsmondeAthletics, business, technologyCelinaSchool
Franke, Virginia B.Music/band studentFt. RecoverySchool
Gilmore Vocal Music, JeanetteInvolved with vocal music in college or the community level.CelinaDownload294
Griesdorn, RandyAuto or Diesel MechanicsTri-Star SchoolsDownload262
Hierholzer, John & KatieCulinary StudiesMercer Co, pref.
to Celina
Download303
Hollinger, DanAgriculture majorMarion LocalSchool
Homan, BenVocational/Agricultural and an athleteMarion LocalSchool
Houts, John & RuthCollege studiesCounty schoolsSchool
Kaiser, BethCollege StudiesSt. HenrySchool
Lefeld Indus. & Welding SuppliesWelding, machining, metalsMercer, Auglaize, Darke
Download281
Lefeld, PaulAgriculture majorTri-Star schoolsDownload149
Meiring, JoeEducation/NursingFt. RecoverySchool
Mercer Co. Civic Foundation - CelinaCollege StudiesCelinaDownload302
Mercer Co. Retired TeachersEducationCounty SchoolsDownload233
Meyer, Paul & HelenCollege Studies
CelinaDownload293
Moorman, FernCollege StudiesParkwaySchool
Moorman, PaulCollege studiesCelinaSchool
Operation Freedom Support
College StudiesParent/Sibling in the Armed ForcesDownload289
Parkway Retired TeachersEducation majorParkwaySchool
Pogue, I.W.College studiesCelinaSchool
Purdy, Angus L.College StudiesCelina/ParkwaySchool
Reichert, ChrisAthleticsCelinaSchool
Schenking, KathyEducation/EngineerColdwaterSchool
Scholarship for Humanity
(Phil A. Long)
Humanities-soc. work, gerontology, educ., etcCelina Download280
Schulte, JohnNursingCelinaDownload299
Snyder, Margaret & ParkerNursingCelina(1) & County(1)Download226
Staugler-CooperAgriculture majorFt. RecoverySchool
Strohl, BruceCollege studiesCelinaSchool
Univ. Women/Evelyn MeyerEducationCounty SchoolsSchool
Vore, Stephen R.
Welding & Steel
Welding-Metal workingMercer Co, pref
to Ft. Rec.
Download304
Werling, Jim & MarilynCollege studiesSt. HenryDownload200
Werling, JoeCollege studiesSt. HenrySchool
Willhoff, Thomas FamilyEngineering or STEM majorColdwater 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

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

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

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

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.

Jason BrunswickZahn ScholarshipMarion Local High School

Thank you for honoring me as a recipient for the Chris Reichert Scholarship. It is great to see that my hard work ethic and determination have paid off and I was well-respected by my peers and coaches as well.

Kourtney FarkChris Reichert Memorial scholarshipCelina High School