The Fairfield County Foundation scholarship application is closed for the 2018-2019 school year. The deadline was Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. and any submissions or updates after this time will make your application incomplete/ineligible for consideration. Applications are now being reviewed and applicants should check their online portal for status updates. Recipients will be notified via email for online applications and via mail for paper applications once decisions are final. All applicants should be notified by the end of May. Students may submit an application for the 2019-2020 school year once the application opens even if they were not selected or ineligible for this year. Check back in the fall of 2018 for the opening date and deadlines.


When viewing your online status, you may see a few different categories:

Incomplete: Your application did not have all the required documents to be complete and will not be considered for scholarships. Required documents include official transcript uploaded, two letters of reference submitted, a SAR from the 2018-2019 FAFSA and a cost of attendance from the school you will be attending.

Not Qualified: You did not meet the criteria for this scholarship.

Reviewed Not Selected: Your application has been reviewed for the scholarship and was not selected.


Questions? Please contact Program Officer Abby King at (740) 654-8451 or



Trevor and Violet Jones Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship, for Walnut Township Local High School, honoring former history teacher, principal and coach of Millersport High School was the first scholarship established at the Fairfield County Foundation in 1991.  It was set up by his students, friends and family to recognize over 26 years of service to Millersport.  Violet Jones, his widow and former Millersport first grade teacher, established a trust to ensure this fund continues to be available for many years to come. Applications can be obtained from the Walnut Township Local High School counselor.

Tyler C. Sharpe Memorial Scholarship  This scholarship is in memory of Tyler C. Sharpe who was a 4.0 Academic All-Ohio student and cross-country team member from Sheridan High School and was tragically killed in a car accident on November 12, 2016. Tyler loved life and had an infectious smile. “He lit up any room he entered,” his friends and peers said. In honor of Tyler’s legacy of academic excellence, love and laughter, the “Tyler C. Sharpe Memorial Scholarship” has been created through the Foundation and will be awarded beginning in 2018 in celebration of Tyler’s senior year. This fund shall provide a scholarship(s) to a graduating senior within the Muskingum Valley League (MVL) residents, pursuing a university degree, is a member of their high school cross country team, has a 3.0 GPA or higher and receives a nomination from their cross-country coach. Sharpe Application