Scholarship Applications for Jay County High School Seniors!
The Portland Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to help Jay County be a strong and vital community. One way the Foundation seeks to achieve this is by administering a scholarship program for higher education so that people will have a greater likelihood of reaching their potential. The Portland Foundation offers over 130 scholarship opportunities to Jay County students. Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation has scholarships available to students of every age, income level, academic ability, and athletic aim. All Jay County Seniors graduating by June 2022 and who are pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college, or trade school, part-time or full-time, are eligible to apply for scholarships. To date, The Portland Foundation has awarded more than $6.9 million in scholarships to more than 3,321 students.
College financial aid directors suggest that families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), preferable by March 1, to determine eligibility for assistance through federal, state, and/or institution funded programs. By completing the forms early in 2022, you are more apt to meet the variety of college and university filing deadlines, and you will receive notification of financial aid eligibility in time for your family to make decisions regarding the school your student will attend.
The deadline for Portland Foundation scholarship applications to be submitted is: February 25, 2022. The applications can be accessed within the links included below. The Foundation also recommends your student complete the FAFSA early in order to include along with the scholarship application.
The Lance Corporal Andrew F. Whitacre Memorial Scholarship is for Jay County High School graduates that have enlisted in any branch of the military. The scholarship is intended to help offset the cost of uniforms or travel for the new recruit.
This fund provides a scholarship for one graduating Jay County High School senior, who plans to enroll in the physical or biological sciences at a community college, technical institution, or four-year college or university. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average to receive funds beyond the first quarter or semester. The scholarship will be awarded according to the calendar of the college the student attends.