For many students, scholarships are a key part of the formula needed for many students to access an affordable college education. Scholarships come in many forms and from many sources. For most students, the scholarships they receive are going to come from the colleges they apply to and are often based on academic performance. Other sources of scholarships come from private entities, social & service clubs, athletic groups, local business and churches. Students are encouraged to begin researching for scholarship opportunities as early as the junior year. The rule of thumb is you don't earn any scholarships if you don't apply. Direct your scholarship questions to Mr. Shawn Grime (last names A-L) or Mrs. Sharon Ziegler (last names M-Z).
The Counseling Department maintains a database of scholarships. This list is not comprehensive and only includes those scholarships the counselors are made aware of. The database is updated as new information is received. Please note that details regarding eligibility, amounts and deadlines often change and may not be accurate. It is the responsibility of the student to verify and meet scholarship deadlines regardless of what may be listed on the database. To access the database, students must be logged into their AHS Google account.
The Archbold community is extremely generous each year through its sponsorship of a wide variety of local scholarships. These scholarships are supported by local service organizations, businesses, booster clubs and families. Each year in the spring, seniors are advised to the local scholarships that are available and how to apply for them. Those scholarship applications are made available on the guidance website during the application window. Generally, local scholarship applications are available late February through late March. Most local scholarships will be announced at the annual Senior Scholarship Night held in May.
There are hundreds of scholarship search websites, and some are definitely better than others. We recommend students consider registering with at least one of the sites below. In setting up a profile, the site will identify scholarships that may be a good fit for the student. Students should NEVER pay for a scholarship service nor should they ever pay to submit a scholarship application. If it costs money, it is likely a scam. Below are several scholarship search sites that have been known to provide better service than others.