The Fairfield County Foundation scholarship application is currently closed. The application for the 2020-2021 school year will tentatively open in December of 2019, please check back in the fall for exact dates. We have over 80 scholarships, many that awarded to more than one recipient, that can be applied to through our ONE online application. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section for examples and tips on filling out the application. These questions will be updated frequently so please check back before submitting! Make sure to follow our Facebook page for reminders and information!

Below are our few remaining scholarships that you cannot apply for online and must fill out a paper application. Application will be available for download during the open period. Each has unique instructions so please be sure to read the instructions on the applications.

Edward N. Sands Scholarship- The Trustees of the Ed Sands fund encourage residents of Liberty Union-Thurston school district who feel they have a financial need to apply.  They must be attending an Ohio tax supported institution of higher learning.

Shelly Strigle Memorial Scholarship- In 1987 Shelly Strigle's parents and friends established a fund, to perpetuate her name and memory.  This scholarship is to partially cover tuition to attend Fisher Catholic High School.  This is a Lancaster Rotary Club Scholarship.

Donald I. Rodenbaugh Engineering Scholarship- Mr. Rodenbaugh, a Rotarian for 30 years, graduated in 1932 from Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon) in Mechanical Engineering.  The majority of his working career was spent as a glass furnace engineer who obtained several patents on processes related to the manufacturing of glass products.  Mr. Rodenbaugh's family established a Charitable Lead Trust, in 1998 to provide scholarships for students enrolled in a College of Engineering at a state-supported university in Ohio.  Recipient must be enrolled as a full time student in a College of Engineering at a state supported school in Ohio and must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Must be a graduate of a Fairfield County High School.  This is a Lancaster Rotary Scholarship.

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.

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.

Andrew “Drew” Townsend-Engle Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was created by friends and loved ones of Andrew “Drew” Townsend-Engle to remember a bright light that was unfortunately lost far too soon. The scholarship is for a Lancaster High School graduating senior who is an active member of one or more of the Lancaster High School Choirs. The student should have at least a 2.5 GPA on the weighted scale and must have a passion for the art of performance.

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