Scholarship Information

Many scholarships are available through the Rhodes State College Foundation and through external sources for students. Most applications for scholarships are available Fall semester and provide funding for the next academic year. Students can apply for Foundation scholarships online. All Foundation scholarships have minimum standards for the student to receive funding and require a personal statement, professional resume and two letters of recommendation. A recommendation form is available online. Most awards are divided into equal parts over two academic semesters (Fall & Spring) unless specified differently at the time of the award. Each semester’s award is dependent on the academic success of the student during the prior semester and is subject to the Scholarship Program Standards. Most applicants must submit a FAFSA, available online at www.FAFSA.gov, to be eligible for scholarships. Please see the requirements listed below for Foundation scholarships. Other criteria may apply.

Scholarships and Eligibility Requirements
ScholarshipEligibility Requirements
Allied Health Majors
Anigbogu Godwin Rovner Respiratory CareScholarship

Current or incoming students who are enrolled in the Respiratory Care Major or Sleep Certificate program may apply. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above and demonstrate financial need

Le Nien Boone Mueller Scholarship

Full-time OTA majors demonstrating financial need as defined by the Rhodes State College Financial Aid Office may apply. Preference is given to single parents and veterans. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required and must be maintained.

Borra Family Foundation Scholarship

Full-time students with financial need, majoring in any Allied Health field, who have and must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Dr. Robert D. and Ann M. Brunk Scholarship

Second-year Dental Hygiene students with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA who must answer an essay question regarding dental hygiene practices. A personal interview may also be required.

Emergency Medical Services Scholarship

Full or part-time EMS, Paramedic, or Fire Science students who have 12 or more credit hours earned, a minimum 2.5 GPA, and unmet financial need.

Elizabeth Enneking Memorial Scholarship

Full-time students who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed or are completing their first year of study in NSG, RES, OTA, PTA or ECE program. Must have at least one recommendation from a clinical site supervisor or faculty member and an interest in working with young children with special needs.

Frank and Shirley Hill Scholarship

First year, full-time students who have and are able to maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in any Allied Health field.

Terri Hill-Kaufman Memorial Scholarship

Students who have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Open to Allied Health and Nursing majors.

Jane P. Krites Scholarship

Awarded to a full or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Must be an Allied Health, NSG, or Business and Public Service major. First generation college attendees encouraged.

Thomas R. and Gloria P. Leech Scholarship

Students enrolled in an Allied Health or Nursing major who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to residents of Allen and Hardin Counties.

Thomas and Linda Lesher Dental Hygiene Scholarship

Full-time students who have completed 19 credit hours in the Dental Hygiene Program with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. The student must be accepted into the Dental Hygiene program for Clinicals.

Respiratory Care Alumni Scholarship

Full or part-time students, demonstrating financial need, who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and who are completing the first year of the Respiratory Care Program.

Nursing Majors
Elizabeth Enneking Memorial Scholarship

Full-time students who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed or are completing their first year of study in the NSG, RES, OTA, PTA or ECE program. Must have at least one recommendation from a clinical site supervisor or faculty member and an interest in working with young children with special needs.

Terri Hill-Kaufman Memorial Scholarship

Students who have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Open to Allied Health and Nursing majors.

Jane P. Krites Scholarship

Awarded to a full or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Must be an Allied Health, NSG, or Business and Public Service major. First generation college attendees encouraged.

Thomas R. and Gloria P. Leech Scholarship

Students enrolled in an Allied Health or Nursing major who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to residents of Allen and Hardin Counties.

Nursing Scholarship

Second-year Nursing students who have and maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and demonstrate financial need.

John and Margie Robenalt Memorial Scholarship 

Nursing students who have completed one year of training in the program with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Two recommendations from members of the Nursing faculty are required.

Avis Hardin Smith Memorial Scholarship

Students enrolled in the Nursing program at Rhodes State College. Preference is given to graduates of Perry or Waynesfield-Goshen school districts, then to Allen, Auglaize, or Hardin County residents. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required.

Arts & Sciences Majors

Dr. Nancy P. Redding Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an AA or AS major with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above.

Business and Public Service Majors
Elizabeth Enneking Memorial Scholarship

Full-time students who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed or are completing their first year of study in the NSG, RES, OTA, PTA or ECE program. Must have at least one recommendation from a clinical site supervisor or faculty member and an interest in working with young children with special needs.

John J. and Martha M. Hudson Scholarship

Full-time students who live in Allen County and are majoring in a Business program or a program in the Division of Information Technology and Engineering Technology. Students are required to have a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Margot and Robert B. Keller Public Service Scholarship

Any full-time student majoring in ECE, HUM, or LAW who has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. A recommendation from a faculty member of his/her department or a high school advisor is required.

John and Irene Kinkley Scholarship

Awarded to a Mechanical Engineering Technology or Education major who is a resident of Auglaize or Mercer County, has a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, and is one of several children in his or her family attending college at the time of application.

Jane P. Krites Scholarship

Awarded to a full or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Must be an Allied Health, NSG, or Business and Public Service major. First generation college attendees encouraged.

One-Night-a-Week Champion Scholarship

The ideal applicant is a full-time One-Night-a-Week Business Administration major who demonstrates that he/she seeks career advancement, possesses an ability to balance family, employment and education, is self-motivated, and is community minded.

Rudy and Norma Rakowsky Scholarship

Full-time students with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students must be majoring in Engineering Technologies or Business.

Gary Weaver Public Service Scholarship

Available to full-time students enrolled in ECE, HUM, or LAW who have completed or are completing 30 credit hours toward his/her major, have verified financial need, a recommendation from the department Chair, and a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Information Technology and Engineering Technology Majors
American Society for Quality Assurance (ASQ) Section 0808 Scholarship

The applicant must be enrolled as an Engineering Technology major and have a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Hardin County Engineering Technology Scholarship

Full-time Engineering Technology students from Hardin County who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

John J. and Martha M. Hudson Scholarship

Full-time students in Allen County majoring in a Business program or a program in the Division of Information Technology and Engineering Technology. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required.

Roger P. Jones Concrete TechnologyScholarship

Full or part-time students registered in the Concrete Engineering Technology program with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Kevin Kemper Memorial Scholarship

Any student who is an Engineering Technology major and has a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

John and Irene Kinkley Scholarship

Awarded to a Mechanical Engineering Technology or Education major who is a resident of Auglaize or Mercer County, has a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, and is one of several children in his or her family attending college at the time of application.

Rudy and Norma Rakowsky Scholarship

Full-time students majoring in Engineering Technologies or Business with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Marilyn Shaffer Office Administration Scholarship

Full or part-time students majoring in Administrative Office Technology (AOT) who have completed at least 25 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. A recommendation from an AOT faculty member is required.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Scholarship

Awarded to those pursuing an engineering major and have a financial need. All levels of SME chapter & community involvement considered. A 2.0 GPA required.

West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium Scholarship

Full and part-time students interested in obtaining an intermediate or advanced certification in manufacturing career pathways and/or a degree in Engineering Technology/Information Technology or a related field. Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

All Majors
Earl Belch Scholarship

This award supports students in any major from Putnam County. A 2.0 GPA required.

Dr. Norman and Margaret Browning Scholarship

Students who demonstrate unmet financial need and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students of Allen County.

James J. Countryman Scholarship

Any full-time student who has demonstrated financial need and does not qualify for other forms of financial aid. Student must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Distance Education Scholarship

Full or part-time students who have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and work at least 20 hours per week. The students must have or be in the process of completing 30 credit hours with 25% of those hours being in a distance education format.

Dr. Wilfred Ellis Multicultural Scholarship

Students of multicultural backgrounds who demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students of Allen County.

Rhodes State College Faculty and Staff Student Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA who has demonstrated financial need as defined by the Rhodes State Financial Aid Office.

Gilbert Scholarship

Any full or part-time student, age 21 years or older, demonstrating financial need and are self supporting as defined by the Rhodes State College Financial Aid Office. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.

Jack and Margaret Howell Putnam County Scholarship

Full-time students with at least a 2.9 cumulative GPA. Residents of Putnam County or graduates of a Putnam County high school may apply.

Dr. Carolyn Hull-Anderson Scholarship sponsored by the National Council on Black American Affairs

Full or part-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 with unmet financial need. This scholarship helps meet the direct costs of education and supports the mission of the NCBAA to improve educational opportunities for Black (African) Americans.

Lima Elks Fifty Four Scholarship

Any full or part-time student with a demonstrated financial need and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply. Must attend a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

McClain/Marshall Scholarship

Female students age 30 or over who demonstrate financial need with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to graduates of Ada High School then to residents of Hardin County.

Kito Christian Shane McCurdy Scholarship

Any full or part-time student who demonstrates financial need with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to an Allen County resident who is a first-time student at Rhodes State College, including PSEOP.

Memorial Scholarship

Any full or part-time student who has earned at least 24 credit hours at Rhodes State College. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required.

Outstanding Alumni Scholarship

Full or part-time students who have demonstrated financial need. Must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in his/her program of study and be enrolled in the same program as the prior years’ Outstanding Alumni award recipient.

George B. Quatman Scholarship

Any full-time student with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and an ACT score of 22.

Rhodes State Scholarship

Any student with a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

David and Marie Steiner Scholarship

Full-time students with unmet financial need who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in his/her program of study. Preference is given to students of Allen County.

Matthew C. Terrill Memorial Scholarship

Students who have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to graduates of Ridgemont High School, then to residents of Hardin or Logan Counties.

Marcia Jeanne Woodfield Memorial Scholarship

Full or part-time continuing students who have six or more credit hours earned, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and unmet financial need. Preference is given to adult students with children and first-generation college students.

Scholarships at a Glance
Available to New Students? GPA Required Based on financial need? Program Specific? Full-time status required?
All Majors
Earl Belch Scholarship Yes 2.0 No No No
Dr. Norman and Margaret Browning Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes No No
James J. Countryman Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes No Yes
Distance Education Scholarship No 2.5 No No No
Dr. Wilfred Ellis Multicultural Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes No No
Gilbert Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes No No
Jack and Margaret Howell Putnam County Scholarship Yes 2.9 No No Yes
Dr. Carolyn Hull-Anderson Scholarship sponsored by the National Council on Black American Affairs Yes    2.5 Yes No No
Lima Elks Fifty Four Scholarship Yes 2.0 Yes No No
McClain/Marshall Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes No No
Kito Christian Shane McCurdy Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes No No
Memorial Scholarship No 2.0 No No No
Outstanding Alumni Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes Varies No
George B. Quatman Scholarship Yes 3.2 No No Yes
Rhodes State College Faculty and Staff Student Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes No Yes
Rhodes State Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes No No
David and Marie Steiner Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes No Yes
Matthew C. Terrill Memorial Scholarship Yes 2.5 No No No
Marcia Jeanne Woodfield Memorial Scholarship No 2.5 Yes No No
Business and Public Service
Elizabeth Enneking Memorial Scholarship No 3.0 No RES, OTA, PTA, ECE, NSG Yes
John J. and Martha M. Hudson Scholarship Yes 2.0 No Business and IT/ET majors Yes
Margot and Robert B. Keller Public Service Scholarship Yes 3.0 No ECE, HUM or LAW Yes
John and Irene Kinkley Scholarship Yes 2.7 No MET, EDU or ECE No
Jane P. Krites Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes Allied Health, Business and Public Service, NSG No
Rudy and Norma Rakowsky Scholarship Yes 2.0 No Business and ET majors Yes
One-Night-a-Week Champion Scholarship No 3.0 No ONAW Business Admin. Yes
Gary Weaver Public Service Scholarship No 2.0 Yes ECE, HUM or LAW Yes
Allied Health
Anigbogu Godwin Rovner Respiratory Care Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes RES No
Borra Family Foundation Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes Allied Health Yes
Dr. Robert D. and Ann M. Brunk Scholarship No 2.0 No DHY No

Emergency Medical Services Scholarship

No 2.5 Yes EMS, Paramedic, or Fire Science No
Elizabeth Enneking Memorial Scholarship No 3.0 No RES, OTA, PTA, NSG, ECE Yes
Frank and Shirley Hill Scholarship Yes 2.5 No Allied Health Yes
Terri Hill-Kaufman Memorial Scholarship No 2.5 No Allied Health, NSG No
Jane P. Krites Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes Allied Health, Business and Public Service, NSG No
Thomas R. and Gloria P. Leech Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes Allied Health, NSG No
Thomas and Linda Lesher Dental Hygiene Scholarship No 3.0 No DHY Yes
Le Nien Boone Mueller Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes OTA Yes
Respiratory Care Alumni Scholarship No 3.0 Yes RES No
Information Technology and Engineering Technology
American Society for Quality Assurance (ASQ) Section 0808 Scholarship Yes 2.0 No Engineering Technology No
Hardin Coounty Engineering Technology Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes Engineering Technology Yes
John J. and Martha M. Hudson Scholarship Yes 2.0 No Business or IT/ET Yes
Roger P. Jones Concrete Technology Scholarship Yes 2.5 No Concrete Eng. Tech. No
Kevin Kemper Memorial Scholarship Yes 2.5 No Engineering Technology No
John and Irene Kinkley Scholarship Yes 2.7 No MET, EDU or ECE No
Rudy and Norma Rakowsky Scholarship Yes 2.0 No Engineering Technology, Business majors Yes
Marilyn Shaffer Office Administration Scholarship No 3.0 No Administrative Office Tech No
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Scholarship Yes 2.0 Yes ET No
West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium Scholarship Yes 2.5 No IT/ET or Mfg. Pathway No
Nursing
Elizabeth Enneking Memorial Scholarship No 3.0 No RES, OTA, PTA, ECE, NSG Yes
Terri Hill-Kaufman Memorial Scholarship No 2.5 No Allied Health, NSG No
Jane P. Krites Scholarship Yes 3.0 Yes Allied Health, Business and Public Service, NSG No
Thomas R. & Gloria P. Leech Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes Allied Health, NSG No
Nursing Scholarship No 2.0 Yes NSG No
John and Margie Robenalt Memorial Scholarship No 2.5 No NSG No
Avis Hardin Smith Memorial Scholarship Yes 2.5 No NSG No
Arts & Sciences
Dr. Nancy P. Redding Memorial Scholarship Yes 2.5 Yes AA or AS No