The Richland County Foundation has awarded $355,400 in scholarships to Richland County students this year.
RCF Scholarship Committee Chairman Chan Stevens reported 276 students received scholarships from various funds. The average scholarship amount was $1,343.
Total scholarships awarded by students’ year; 132 freshmen, 69 sophomores, 39 juniors and 33 seniors. Five people were awarded trade school scholarships. Sixty-two students will attend local schools including Ashland University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, North Central State College and Ohio State University Mansfield.
Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial need. The application is available online at richlandcountyfoundation.org after January 1 with an April 1 deadline.
A scholarship fund can be created with a minimum investment of $20,000. For more information on how to establish a scholarship fund or any other fund at the Richland County Foundation please call 419-525-3020 or visit the website richlandcountyfoundation.org.