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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial Aid

College financial aid is money given by colleges and federal and state government entities to help students pay college expenses. The two basic types of financial aid are (1) merit-based and (2) need based. Merit based aid is awarded to students with a special talent (i.e. academic, musical, athletic, etc.) Need-based financial aid is awarded solely on the financial needs of the family as determined by the government and college. It is the most prevalent type of financial aid. Following are a list of helpful websites, in finding, researching, and applying for financial aid.

  • Federal Student Aid Information
    Student Aid on the Web is the U.S. Department of Education's gateway to student-centered, financial-aid-related information and the steps involved in planning for education beyond high school. This offers students and their families a single source of free information on choosing a career, selecting a school, and identifying resources to pay for higher education.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    To apply for federal student financial aid, and to apply for many state student aid programs, students and their parents/guardians must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide on your FAFSA determines if you are eligible for financial aid.

  • State of Ohio Student Aid Information
    The Ohio Board of Regents administers a variety of need-based and merit based programs that are described on this website.

  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
    NASFAA is an association of 3,000 colleges, universities, career schools, and others with an interest in the effective administration of student financial aid. The Association does not provide financial aid to students; please contact the financial aid administrator at the college of your choice for specific details on available financial aid opportunities. However, NASFAA provides information on the financial aid process and directs you to some of the more important and helpful financial aid guidance available.

  • Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
    The Ohio Organization of NASFAA provides information and links for students and parents to help you navigate the financial aid process and make higher education affordable.

  • FAFSAHelpOhio
    A website maintained by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA), whose mission is “to ensure access to higher education through the promotion of financial aid awareness.” As the FAFSA is the primary application that institutions of higher education use to determine students’ eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs, this website aims to help students and families get access to the resources you need to be able to complete the FAFSA.

  • FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
    This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.

Virtual Financial Aid Night

If you missed the October 19 Financial Aid Night presentation, you can click here to view the financial aid and FAFSA information slides that were presented by a representative from Bowling Green State University.


A few local scholarships are listed below, and full list of of scholarships is also available to seniors via Google Classroom. If you have questions about specific scholarships, please contact your counselor.

Anthony Wayne Education Association Scholarship
Graduating seniors: If you intend to pursue a career in education, you might want to fill out an application for an AWEA Scholarship. This is open to any senior from AWHS or a graduating son/daughter of an AWEA member who intends to work in the field of education. Applications are available via email to: [email protected]. Applications are due March 24, 2023.

Anthony Wayne Alumni Association Scholarships
The scholarships listed below are provided by the Anthony Wayne Alumni Association for the 2022-23 school year. Each is a one-time, non-renewable $1,000 award. Applications are due March 23, 2023. 
Applications available by clicking here to download or in the Class of 2023 Google Classroom.

Generals Scholarships82% or 2.75 GPA required
Funded by 50/50 sales, memberships, donations and other fundraisers

Plymale Family Scholarship82% or 2.75 GPA required, applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, coach or advisor
Funded by the Plymale family in memory of their parents, Charles and Rachel Plymale

Les Disher Ag-Sci Scholarship82% or 2.75 GPA required
Funded by Doris Disher

Fred Dias Future Educator Scholarship82% or 2.75 GPA required
Funded by Mr. Fred Dais (AW '60)

Public Safety Scholarships75% or 2.5 GPA required
Funded by area public safety forces and government entities

Patrick Short Skilled Trades Scholarship75% or 2.5 GPA required
Funded by Mr. Pat Short (AW '72)

Randee DeBolt Masciola Nursing/Public Health Scholarship88% or 3.5 GPA required, must be a female athlete in one or more varsity sports, attending an Ohio school.
Partially funded by Ms. Randee DeBolt Masciola (AW '91)

Military Dependent Scholarship82% or 2.75 GPA required, must be a dependent of current Guard, Reserve or Active Duty service member
Partially funded by Dr. Brad Contat, AWLS Human Resources Director and U.S. Army veteran and area veterans

History Scholarship82% or 2.75 GPA required, for students who enjoy and actively study history and use their knowledge to become participants in the civic duties of their community
Partially funded by the Waterville Historical Society in partnership with the AW Alumni Association

Jim Rider Band Scholarship82% of 2.75 GPA required, for graduating senior band member who is dedicated, enthusiastic and hard working. Must attend a two- or four-year university of college, but do not have to study music. Must include a written recommendation by the band director or school counselor.
Funded by friends of Jim Rider (AW '72)

Don Ondrus Math Educator Scholarship82% or 2.75 GPA required, must plan to attend a four-year college/university to become a math teacher. Must enclose a written recommendation from a high school math teacher or school counselor.
Funded by Mr. and Mrs. Don Ondrus (AWHS faculty, 1970-2007)

Michael Short
Art / Creative Writing Scholarship
82% or 2.75 GPA required, must be a senior with an enthusiastic desire to pursue a degree in the field of art, creative writing, visual art or literary art. Must enclose a sample of work and a written recommendation from a high school art or literature teacher, or school counselor.
Funded by Patrick Short (AW ’72)

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