Our 2018 Scholarship applications are now open. Our final deadline this year is Mon., May 21, 2018 for most current college, adult student and some high school senior scholarships. The deadline for most high school senior scholarships passed on Feb. 15, 2018 and those scholarships are no longer accepting applications.

Please work through the applications early, as they take time to complete and gather all necessary attachments.

New in 2018: You will complete a set of questions to determine your eligibility for various scholarships. You will complete some of those questions a second time to complete an application. A "My Applications" section will track all scholarships for which you are eligible and will feature a few more questions you need to complete to submit your application to each scholarship program. Please contact us with any questions at or call during the business day at (937) 497-7800.

To complete the scholarship application click here:

2018 Community Foundation of Shelby County Combined Application

For Scholarship Award Recipients

If you have been notified that you have received a scholarship from one of the funds administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County…Congratulations!  You need to complete two easy tasks to release your scholarship check to your college:
  1. Sign and return the Acceptance Letter we mailed to your home. You can keep one copy because it contains helpful information about whether you will receive your check(s) before or after the first semester and whether you must fulfill any conditions for your scholarship. If you need a replacement copy of the Acceptance Letter, please contact our office.
  2. Send us your tuition statement (your college may call it an account or billing statement).  Colleges and universities typically make these available to you by logging into your account on the college’s website.  Review your Acceptance Letter to learn whether your scholarship check will be paid before the first or second college semester.  Please mail or email a copy of the tuition statemnent which shows what you owe to attend college.  We consider this as proof of enrollment in the college.  An emailed item may be sent to   A mailed copy may be sent to Community Foundation of Shelby County, 100 S. Main Ave, Ste 202, Sidney, Ohio 45365

And one more important request…please send a Thank You note to the person or family that provided your scholarship.  It is always appreciated and valued by them!  Please send the note to the Community Foundation address at 100 S. Main Ave  Suite 202, Sidney OH 45365. 

If you don’t personally know the individuals who provided the scholarship, it is always safe to begin your note with “To the (scholarship name) family.”   We will forward your note to the appropriate individual or family member. Mention your future plans such as your college, major and career goal.  Most individuals who create a scholarship fund have no involvement with the selection process and have not read your application.  They truly enjoy reading notes from recipients!