Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

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The Columbus Foundation offers over 300 scholarships, through which we award more than $4 million annually! We encourage our students to explore these unique scholarship opportunities that may enhance their next steps, listed below. The applications are available now, and the deadline is March 1, 2023.

Columbus Foundation Scholarships

CBC Charities Scholarships
Award: One $12,000 four-year scholarship and one $4,000 two-year program
  • Candidates must be a graduating high school senior from central Ohio (Franklin and contiguous counties), OH; or Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding counties.
    • Ohio Counties: Delaware County, Fairfield County, Franklin County, Licking County, Madison County, Pickaway County, Union County
  • Candidates must have a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.5.
  • Candidates must enroll in a two- or four-year, post-secondary educational institution or an accredited trade or apprenticeship program.
  • Candidates must plan to major in a construction industry field (e.g. construction management, architecture, engineering, HVAC, etc.).
  • Candidates must attend or plan to attend an educational institution in the U.S.

Amanda Rush Scholarship Fund for Future Leaders
Award: $2,500
  • Candidates must residents of Central Ohio.
  • Candidates must be going into the restaurant field in either culinary or hospitality
  • Candidates must attend a college, university, or technical program either full- or part-time in the U.S.

Ian Van Heyde Memorial Culinary Scholarship
Award: Minimum $1,500
  • Candidates must be in the top 20% of the applicant’s culinary arts program (outside of the culinary arts program, there is no academic requirement); OR, maintain an “A” average in their culinary classes.
  • Candidates must be graduating from, or have graduated from, a culinary arts program operated by a public school system in central Ohio (Franklin and contiguous counties and Knox County in Ohio).
  • Candidates must be pursuing post-secondary education in culinary arts (which includes pastry and baking), restaurant management, or food management.
  • Previous recipients, if eligible, are encouraged to reapply.

Volstead Holdings Scholarship
Award: Minimum $500
  • Candidates must be residents of central or northeast Ohio.
  • Candidates must plan to pursue a post-secondary program in a trade, certification, apprenticeship, or two-year community college program.
  • Note: Preference will be given to:
    • Students who are in programs that lead directly to employment;
    • Students in programs that represent a good value (cost of program); or non-traditional students (adult).

Apply now!

How to apply (flyer)

For more information or for further assistance, contact Alicia Szempruch, Scholarships Officer, at [email protected]

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio advances the commercial construction industry as the resource for communication, education, services and recognition. For more than 60 years, the BX Scholarship Program has been providing tuition assistance to students. If you know someone pursuing a construction-related degree, encourage them to apply for a BX Scholarship!

BX Builder Exchange Scholarship

BX Scholarship Flier ImageClick to download the flyerOpen to all high school seniors and individuals enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate college program, or Ohio Technical Center certificate program that is related to the field of construction

The deadline to apply is February 24, 2023. 

Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Academic achievement
  • Community and school involvement
  • Financial need
  • Relationship of the student’s field of study to the construction industry
  • Potential future impact of the student on the central Ohio construction community
  • Quality of the application
For more information about the BX Scholarship Program, contact Pam Austin.


The Fairfield County Foundation holds over 130 scholarship funds for the benefit of area students. Over 90 of these funds are administered using the Foundations online system and the majority can be applied to by using the universal application. Since 2010, we have provided 3,863 scholarship opportunities and awarded more than $7.2 million in scholarship funds! 

The link to apply and detailed information on applying can be found on our FAQ page. The Fairfield County Foundation scholarship online application for the 2023-2024 school year will open December 1, 2022. The scholarship application will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023

Questions? Please contact Senior Program Officer Abby King at [email protected] or Program Officer Andrea Spires at [email protected] or call (740) 654-8451.


Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program

Ohio’s natural gas and oil industry is supporting students and education by offering an amazing scholarship opportunity! The scholarship application and detailed information can be found at, where it can be easily viewed, downloaded and shared with your students. Completed applications and applicable attachments must be emailed or postmarked no later than March 1, 2023.

Scholarships are awarded in amounts of $1,000. To qualify for the scholarship, a student:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a career goal in the natural gas and oil industry.
  • Must be an OHIO resident OR a student attending, or planning to attend, an accredited OHIO college, university, technical or trade school.
  • Must have and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.


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