Students who use the Clinton County Foundation Scholarship portal to complete and submit at least one scholarship application in the portal by March 15, 2023 will be eligible for one of five $1,000 scholarships.
“Building on the success of the portal last year, we continue to believe that this platform provides access to opportunity for all our graduating seniorsâ€, stated Chip Murdock, Chair, Clinton County Foundation Grants and Scholarships Committee.
Five student names will be drawn from those eligible and announced in May.
Scholarships are offered to graduating seniors who live in Clinton County or attend the local high schools of Blanchester, Clinton Massie, East Clinton, Wilmington and Laurel Oaks. Opportunities exist for homeschooled or private school students as well.
Students should visit the portal on the Clinton County Foundation website to set up an account. According to Lynn Deatherage, volunteer Scholarship Coordinator and President of the Clinton County Foundation Board of Trustees,
â€œThe process really is easy for our students â€“ personal email address, a general essay, and an email address for an individual to provide a general letter of recommendation â€“ will get you started. The more one qualifies for the more questions you may have to answer, however that means more opportunities for scholarship dollars. Itâ€™s worth the effort.â€
The Foundation currently manages more than 80 scholarships annually with a total gift amount of over $220,000.Â Just over a year ago the portal was launched and has been a tremendous asset to all involved. Deatherage continued, â€œThis portal is an investment by the Foundation.Â Schooling is expensive and we wanted to afford people in our community access to the many scholarships available.â€ There are also scholarships available for adult learners. Visit our Scholarship information page to learn more and apply..