With the cost of college rivaling the cost of a home, more students and parents are eager for financial assistance in the way of scholarships. Two sources have recently announced opportunities for Hancock County area students.
The Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation encourages students pursuing degrees in health care to apply for scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,500 for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Foundation administers three scholarship funds; eligibility requirements are specific to each fund and are listed on the application. Applications are available online at www.promedica.org/giveFCH and at the hospital welcome desk/switchboard.
Completed applications will be accepted through April 22, 2011, with the scholarship awards announced in May and monetary disbursements in August 2011. In 2010, 15 local students received a total of $9,000 in scholarships from the Foundation. For more information, call Evelyn Marker at 419-436-6678 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has 86 scholarship funds which are available to current graduating seniors and current college students. For the first time, the Community Foundation has gone paperless and all scholarships are accessible online at www.community-foundation.com. Students will only need to submit one application to be considered for all scholarships. No paper applications will be accepted. All applications must be completed by April 1, 2011. For more information, contact Marie Swaisgood at the Community Foundation at 419-425-1100.