What exactly is a scholarship? How can I get one? Scholarships come from many different sources and are awarded for various reasons. The more you educate yourself about the scholarship process, the better your chances will be to receive one.
All scholarship applications should be started at least three weeks before they are due. Many will require letters of recommendation and essays. Applying for scholarships is a tough job, which requires good organizational and time management skills. Click here for information on Scholarship Tips & Tools. Click on any heading below for more information, if applicable.
Current Scholarships & Opportunities
Our students also qualify for other statewide and national scholarships and contests, and we encourage all seniors to explore options and apply where they meet the criteria set by the organization offering the scholarship. CHECK THE COUNSELING OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP BOARD FOR THE MOST CURRENT OFFERINGS.
Ashland is fortunate to have a large number of local scholarships available to graduating seniors. Every year, over $100,000 is awarded by local service organizations and foundations of Ashland. Local Scholarship Applications will be posted here and available to students in mid-December. Students will have approximately nine weeks to complete and submit applications to the Counseling Office by mid-February. For more details or questions, please visit the Counseling Office.
Students can pick up the OSAC Scholarship Lists in the Counseling Office, which will explain the criteria for each scholarship. These scholarships will be available to apply (on-line only) by November 1st every year.
Scholarship & College Planning Resources
For a free scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships, worth over $14 billion, visit: www.scholarshipexperts.com. Scholarship Experts has a full-time staff of researchers to update and add scholarship awards daily.