Congratulations to our newest William D. Squires scholarship recipients from The Class of 2016.
William D. Squires had a dream to help students in his home state, the great state of Ohio. His dream led to the creation of The William D. Squires Educational Foundation in 1999. It is a small non-profit family foundation, created solely to offer financial need-based undergraduate scholarships to Ohio seniors.
William D. Squires Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors from Ohio but may attend colleges outside of Ohio. Our recipients are attending 30 different colleges with 11 at Ohio State University during the 2015-2016 school year.
The William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily financial need-based, but ideal applicants have already selected a career goal and are highly motivated to reach their goal. The Scholarship Selection Committee also considers each student’s academic promise.
The number of scholarships has varied over the years but the award amount has remained consistent. It is $3,000 the first year and is renewable up to $12,000!
The Foundation began awarding scholarships in 2000. William D. Squires was the Foundation’s major donor. What a wonderful legacy. Many people assume that William passed away prior to the Foundation’s inception. He actually witnessed the initial phases, including the selection process, and even the graduation of our first recipients from the Class of 2000. About the Foundation will answer questions about Mr. William D. Squires and give a brief history of this Foundation.
To date, a grand total of 234 students have received The William D. Squires Scholarship. The lists from the Class of 2015 and all of our previous recipients are available, along with their home town and the college where they began their undergraduate program. Our newest scholarship recipients from the Class of 2016 will be added by the end of May.
Recipients are selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion or gender.
Many of the recipients of The William D. Squires Scholarship have told us that it has made a huge difference. Sometimes the scholarship is the deciding factor between which school to attend or whether they can live on campus and enjoy the full college experience. Sometimes it simply means less work and more study time.
It is truly a joy to help our recipients follow their dreams. We hope to continue awarding scholarships for many years.
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