There’s one thing all of our scholarships have in common...

Our scholarships were established by caring people who wanted to advance educational opportunities for Licking County students and help create a positive future for our community. Our scholarship program consists of more than 100 different scholarship funds established by generous individuals, families, businesses, or organizations to assist students in pursuing post-secondary education.

Online Scholarship Opportunities

The Licking County Foundation offers a wide variety of competitive scholarship opportunities to help area students achieve their academic goals.There are scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors, recent high school graduates or those with a HiSET/GED, undergraduate college, graduate/professional degree-seeking, and non-traditional adult students seeking to continue their education through two- or four-year college degree programs, graduate degree programs, or technical and training certificate programs. LCF scholarships may be used at any accredited institution in the United States.

Frequently asked questions about LCF scholarships 

Who is eligible to apply? 

Full-time and part-time students pursuing post-secondary education may apply for LCF Scholarships; our scholarships are open to all types of students, including:  

  • high school seniors
  • high school graduates within the last two years (no school after high school due to gap year, deferment, AmeriCorps, work)
  • current undergraduate college students
  • graduate/professional degree students
  • adult re-entry students (21+ years old; either never attended post-secondary school or currently/previously attend post-secondary school.) 

Do all scholarships have the same eligibility requirements? 
No. Each scholarship fund has specific eligibility requirements that were defined by the donor(s) when the fund was established. These requirements are considered when someone applies, based on the answers provided.

Do I have to attend an Ohio college? 
Not necessarily. Licking County Foundation scholarship recipients attend accredited colleges, universities, and technical or trade schools across the United States. However, some funds require that recipients do attend institutions in a specific geographic area (e.g., Ohio or Licking County), or a specific institution.   

Do I have to live in Licking County, and also be a graduate of a Licking County high school to be eligible for Licking County Foundation scholarships? 
No, some scholarships require you to be a Licking County resident, some require graduation from a Licking County high school, and some require graduation from a specific high school. You would be considered for any scholarships for which you qualify based on your responses to the application questions.   

Will I receive a check for my scholarship? 
No. Scholarship payments are mailed directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.   

For more answers to frequently asked questions, please click the link below. 

Our Program Team is here to help!

Amy Dell, Program Officer, (740) 349-3863 ext. 108

Leeah Mahon, Program Associate, (740) 349-3863 ext. 113