General Info


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.

William D. Squires Scholarship applicants must be from Ohio but may attend colleges outside of Ohio.  Our recipients are attending 29 different colleges with 13 at Ohio State University during the 2014-2015 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 Foundation awarded 15 William D. Squires Scholarships to the Class of 2014!  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 William D. Squires Educational Foundation is excited to announce
our decision to once again offer 15 scholarships to the Class of 2015.

If you are a senior, graduating from an Ohio high school in 2015, please be sure to put us on your calendar. The 2015 William D. Squires Scholarship application will be available to download for free from this website January 1st. Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2015. It is important to submit the correct application for your class as there are minor changes each year. Details about The William D. Squires Scholarship for 2015, including the eligibility requirements, may be found on the tab for Seniors.

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 219 students have received The William D. Squires Scholarship.  The list of the Class of 2014 and all of our previous recipients is available, along with their home town and the college where they began their undergraduate program.

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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