Scholarship Fund Overview

The purpose of the Harvey Scholarship Fund is to help deserving young people to acquire an education that will enable them to become self-supporting, useful citizens.

Eligibility

Any person with a legal residence in Ashtabula County as determined by post office address and who will be graduating from a high school in Ashtabula County is eligible to apply for this scholarship. An applicant must be planning to attend any higher education institution on a full-time basis.  An institution must be accredited by a regional accrediting association.

Scholarship recipients will become ineligible for future grants if placed on probation for more than one term consecutively.


Preferences will be given to students showing financial need and satisfactory academic achievement or ability (GPA of 2.5 or above).  The following rubric has been selected as a guideline in the selection process for a total of 100 points:

  1. GPA - 25 points

  2. ACT/SAT Scores - 15 points

  3. Income/Financial Need - 25 points

  4. Essay - 10 points

  5. Outside Activities - 25 points


Grant Details

Scholarships will be awarded for tuition and fee costs, granted proportionately to the institution’s terms.  The number of awards each year is contingent upon the number of continuing student awards.  Numbers of scholarships may vary if funds available increase or decrease.

Scholarships are renewable up to four years for undergraduate degrees.  Formal request for renewal is required each year.  The submission of a current transcript and the college tuition statement constitutes a formal request.  It is the responsibility of the recipient to submit a transcript and college tuition statement to The Ashtabula Foundation to be considered for renewal.  Checks will be sent to the recipient, payable to the recipient and institution. *Please note there is a two-week processing period for the issuance of checks.  In the event the student withdraws or becomes ineligible during the term, the refund is to be made payable to The Ashtabula Foundation.

Application

Individuals must submit a completed application along with a copy of your signed high school transcript, a copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, and/or a copy of your SAR (Student Aid Report), and 500 word essay directly to the Edward J. Harvey Scholarship Fund Committee, c/o The Ashtabula Foundation, 4510 Collins Boulevard, Suite 6, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, postmarked by the last business day in March.   Awards will be made no later than the end of April.

The Edward J. Harvey Scholarship Fund was designed to help deserving young people to acquire an education that will enable them to become self-supporting, useful citizens.  Please click the link to download the Scholarship application.

Please note, paper forms are available at all Ashtabula County High School guidance offices as well as The Ashtabula Foundation office.