Defiance High School Scholarships

Take a look at the scholarships available through the Defiance Area Foundation and reach out to us if you have any questions. All applications are due March 31st unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions, please email dani@defianceareafoundation.org or call us at (419) 782-3130.

  • Virginia Lenhart Scholarship Fund $1,000
    Eligible applicants include:
    – Graduating senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all 4 years of HS
    – Will graduate near the top 20% (or 10%) of their senior class
    – Intend to graduate from College with a Bachelor’s Degree
    – Click here for the PDF application
  • Melton Family First Generation Scholarship Fund $1,000
    Eligible applicants include:
    – Are the first generation in their family to graduate from College
    – Must have achieved a B average in High School
    – Intend to graduate from College with a Bachelor’s Degree
    – Click here for the PDF application
  • Erica J. Strausbaugh Culinary Arts/Food Science Scholarship Fund $1000/$500
    Eligible applicants include:
    – Age 25 years old or younger
    – Intend to graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Food Science, or Hospitality
    – The first year award is $1,000 and $500 renewable for second year
    Click here to apply online via Google Forms
    Click here for the PDF application
  • The Women’s Giving Circle Scholarship Fund $1,000
    Eligible applicants include:
    – Must have graduated from a Defiance County High School or has been a resident of Defiance County for two or more year
    – Will attend The Defiance College or Northwest State Community College
    – Will be a non-traditional student age 20 or older
    – Preference will be given to student taking six credit hours per semester
    – Any major is eligible
    Click here for the PDF application
  • Cletus Vetter Memorial Scholarship Fund $1,000
    Eligible applicants include:
    – Residents/students of Defiance County seeking a focus or career in conservation, natural resources, agricultural, or a related field
    Click here for the PDF application