The Board of Trustees of the Clinton County Foundation announced 2022’s totals for area scholarships.
Clinton County Foundation manages 38 scholarship funds that support educational advancement for our citizens. 93 individuals were awarded a total of $367,140. Twenty five percent of all students who utilized the Foundation’s Scholarship Portal received a scholarship award. Here are the results:
Blanchester High School had 7 different students receive awards.
Bryce Bandow received 3 awards
Clinton-Massie High School had 12 students receive awards.
Abigayle Steed received 2 awards
East Clinton High School had 12 students receive awards.
Tessa Bosier received 4 awards
Wilmington High School had 19 students receive awards.
Claire Burns received 4 awards
This year marked the pilot year of the Foundation’s Scholarship Portal. The portal provided one stop for 353 students to apply for 89 offerings in Clinton County Scholarships. The portal facilitates the time-consuming process of finding and applying for a scholarship by bringing offerings into a central location. Student applicants answer qualifying questions and are directed to relevant scholarship opportunities.
The once paper heavy application process is completely electronic and available here. All documents supporting an application can be uploaded by guidance counselors and others writing recommendation letters.
The feedback from participants has been very positive. The Board of Trustees will continue to build on their work by encouraging outside scholarships to include their applications in the portal, even if their funds are not managed by the Foundation. All scholarship funds managed by the Clinton County Foundation use the portal, further enhancing the scholarship offerings for Clinton County residents. The 2023 Scholarship Portal will go live on December 1 and remain open until March 15, 2023.