Through the generosity of individuals, families and

businesses, scholarships are awarded on an annual

basis from philanthropic funds which have been

established with the Foundation. These awards assist

students in their pursuit of higher education or training.

click on the link for a table of available scholarships. 

Scholarships for high school seniors: 

A majority of the Foundation scholarships are designated for seniors graduating from Ottawa County high schools including Danbury, Genoa, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and Woodmore.  Students are encouraged to work with their school guidance counselors early in their senior year to determine applicable scholarships and prepare the required applications. All scholarship applications must be turned in to your school guidance counselor for consideration. It is important for applicants to plan ahead, as required attachments need to be a part of the application at the time of submission. 

Scholarships for students other than high school seniors:

Donald and Joan Loeffler Second Chance Scholarship: This scholarship was established to provide educational scholarships for adults who desire to further their education to obtain or continue employment.  Training may include coursework to acquire new job skills, update/renew job skills, or train/re-train for a new career.  Applicants must be over age 18 and a current resident of Ottawa County, Ohio.

Ian Huffman Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Ian Huffman, a graduate of Woodmore High School and The Ohio State University.  Ian passed away in July 2010.  The scholarship provides assistance with study abroad/international experiences with emphasis on travel related costs, such as airfare, train travel, etc.  Applicants must be a graduate of a high school located in Erie, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, or Wood counties in Ohio.

Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Scholarship:  This scholarship was established with funds provided through The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  The scholarship provides assistance to individuals who desire to complete training/coursework to acquire new skills relevant to the applicant’s entrepreneurial endeavors or update/renew/expand job skills necessary to be successful with your planned enterprise. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over and a resident of Ottawa County or operate a business in Ottawa County, Ohio. 


Ottawa County Community Foundation