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All scholarships offered by the Hocking College Foundation are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship consideration is now closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Two scholarships with an additional application are still open.

There is not a separate application to be considered for scholarships listed on this page (except for the first section, Scholarships with an additional application). All others will be automatically rewarded to eligible students.

For any questions, please contact the Foundation Office at wellsd34471@hocking.edu or 740-753-7010.

Scholarships with an additional application

Students selected to join the Hocking College Singers or Hocking College band are eligible for a chance at a scholarship worth up to $1,000 a semester.

Who is eligible?

  • Full-time students (at least 12 credit hours per semester) in an eligible degree or certificate program at Hocking College.
  • Register for MUS-1134 (Hocking College Band) or MUS-1131 (Hocking College Singers).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. SAP guidelines can be found at www.hocking.edu/financial-aid.
  • Complete the most FAFSA for the year the scholarship is to be applied.

How do I apply?

Students must submit a 1-2 minute video audition either singing or playing one song in its entirety that showcases their range of talent.

To submit your audition, click here.

If you have any questions about submitting your audition contact Emily Davis at 740-753-6137 or davise37786@hocking.edu.

The Patrick Gangwer Brewing Scholarship will provide up to one scholarship for four semesters to a student in Hocking College's Fermentation Science Brewing program.

For more information and to submit your application, click here.

The Presidential Scholars Award is a competitive scholarship for new students who have demonstrated not only academic excellence in High School but also civic engagement that has enriched their local community. Award recipients will serve as a Student Ambassador representing Hocking College at various events, host guided tours or speak with various stakeholders about the student experience. To be considered, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and demonstrate active community involvement. Students also need to have their admissions application submitted for the Autumn 2021 term, complete their  2021-2022 FAFSA and submit the Presidential Scholars application by the deadline below. In addition, recipients must be enrolled full-time in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Open Scholarships

The Canton Alliance Book Fund is available to any student in any program.

Goal: Graduation! is open to students who have completed 45 or more credit hours at Hocking College with a 2.75 GPA.

The John Light Scholarship is available to returning students with 3.50 GPA who have completed 30-45 credit hours at Hocking College.

The Marian Schaefer Sinsel Scholarship is available to students who are hearing-impaired or intend to work with the hearing-impaired. 

The M. Laird and Chrisann Froberg Endowment Scholarship is open to any student in any program.

The R. Kenneth Kerr and Nada Jean Smith Family Scholarship is available to students who are a veteran or current member of the military.

The Rice Ceramic Scholarship is available to any student in any program.

Location-based Scholarships

The Border States Scholarship is available to full-time students who are current graduates from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia high schools with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

The Athens Business and Professional Women's scholarship is available to students from Athens County majoring in business or nursing.

The Clara Patterson/Anthony Nickel Memorial Scholarship is available to students from Trimble or Athens County in any program.

The Community Bank Business, Accounting and Finance Scholarship is available to students from Perry County who are enrolled in a business-related program, with financial need.

The David S. Fraedrich Memorial Scholarship is available to second-year nursing students who graduated from Nelsonville High School.

Graduating high school seniors from Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway, Ross and Vinton counties are eligible for this scholarship. The District Scholars Scholarship is worth $1,000 an academic year.

The Elberfeld Family Scholarship is available to forestry or business students who graduated from Logan High School and have maintained a 3.0 GPA.

The Eleanor Minister Scholarship is available to students from Athens County who have a documented physical disability.

The Florence Parker Memorial Scholarship is available to students from Trimble or Athens County in any program.

The Frank & Barbara Downhour Scholarship is available to students from Logan High School or Nelsonville-York High School.

The Gayle S. Wells Memorial Scholarship is available to Logan High School graduates enrolled in any associate degree program.

The Ihla Fae Kimes Memorial Scholarship is available to nursing students from Athens or Meigs County.

The J.R. Hooper Academic Scholarship is available to students from Athens, Hocking or Perry county who are enrolled in any program.

The Jack O. McClenaghan Academic Scholarship is available to students in any program who have graduated from any high school in Ohio.

The James & Betty Blower Memorial Scholarship is available to any students from Trimble Township or Athens County.

The Joyce D. Malone Memorial Scholarship is available to graduates of an Athens County high school who are enrolled in a business program.

The Leah G. Featherston Scholarship is available to students from Chauncey, Dover Township or Athens County. Students can be enrolled in any program.

The Logan Rotary Matching Scholarship is available to Logan High School graduates who have received a scholarship from the Logan Rotary Club and are attending Hocking College.

The McLain-Grossman Scholarship is available to Logan High School graduates enrolled in an information technology program with a 3.0 GPA.

The Nadine Goebel Nursing Scholarships are available to new Hocking College nursing students who are also graduates of Eastern High School.

The Park National Bank Scholarship is available to students from Athens, Hocking, Perry or Muskingum county with a minimum 2.5 GPA in a business-related program.

The Rex & Nancy Maiden Smith Memorial Scholarship is available to graduates of any Athens County high school, enrolled in any program.

The Robert & Susan Grossman Scholarship is available to Logan High School graduates in the Natural Resources Program.

The Scott A. Neiferd Memorial Scholarship is available to students from Ohio who are enrolled in the Natural Resources Law Enforcement program.

The Stone Family Scholarship is available to Nelsonville-York High School graduates in the Natural Resources program, with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The Terry Crabtree Memorial Scholarship is available to students from Athens County who are enrolled in the Wildlife program.

The Vita Mgmt Scholarship is available to Logan High School graduates enrolled in any program.

The William Hill Scholarship is available to students from Hocking, Perry or Athens counties enrolled in the Nursing Program or associate degree program.

Program-specific Scholarships

The Dennis Profant Memorial Scholarship is available to students in the Natural Resources program.

The Grizzly Scholarship is available to second-year students in the Hocking College Natural Resources program.

The Hector Boiardi Scholarship is available to Culinary Arts students with financial need.

The Jillian Leigh Davidson Memorial Award is a nursing scholarship awarded at the graduation pinning ceremony.

The John Douglas "Jack" Fitch Memorial Scholarship is open to students enrolled in equine, canine, adventure leadership or natural resources programs.

The Karen Teicher Memorial Nursing Scholarship is available to second-year nursing students.

The La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux Athens County Voiture #775 408 Scholarship (Forty & Eight- Athens Co.) Scholarship is available to second-year nursing students.

The Linda Caswell Berry Memorial Scholarship is available for nursing students.

The Marcinda Cade Graduation Award is a nursing scholarship awarded at the graduation pinning ceremony.

The Mercer Tool Culinary Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in the Hocking College Culinary Arts or Baking Programs with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

The Morris Institute Scholarship is available to students from Ohio who are enrolled in the Hocking College Forestry program.

The PenBetter Scholarship is available to students in Computer Sciences, Web and App Development or a related program, with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The grant — worth $65,600 — from the Ohio Department of Higher Education will fund scholarships for students joining the college’s Website and Application Development and Cybersecurity and Networking programs.

The scholarships are available to Ohio residents applying or transferring to Hocking College or changing their major to one of the two Computer Sciences programs.

Apply here: https://info.hocking.edu/choose-ohio-first