Monday, February 16, 2015

Scholarships Available from Darke County Foundation

Seniors from the class of 2015 who live in Darke County and attend a Darke County high school or are home-schooled may apply for scholarships from the Darke County Foundation (formerly HOPE Foundation). Application deadline is April 1, 2015. Students who are planning to attend a 2-year vocational program or 4-year college are eligible to apply. By filling out one general application, students are eligible for approximately 60 scholarships totaling over $90,000.

Students may download the application from the Darke County Foundation website,, or see their high school guidance counselor. Awards are based on the following criteria, not necessarily in this order: grade point average, ACT score, activities, financial need, and essay. ACT score is not required for students attending a 2-year program. Provisional recipients will be announced at each high school’s graduation. Scholarship money will be disbursed following the student’s first semester in college, providing the student earns at least a 2.75 grade point average.

Since 1986, the Darke County Foundation has awarded over $1 million to Darke County students. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Darke County residents by receiving, managing and distributing charitable gifts. For more information, call (937) 548-4673 or visit

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