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 currently attending 27 different colleges with 16 at Ohio State University.
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 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.
The Foundation is offering 15 William D. Squires Scholarships to the Class of 2014! The award has remained consistent. It is $3,000 the first year and is renewable up to $12,000. The number of scholarships has varied over the years. We announced 12 scholarships for the Class of 2013 but members of the Foundation are proud to have been able to award 15 scholarships to Ohio seniors in the class of 2013.
To date, a grand total of 204 students have received The William D. Squires Scholarship. The list of the Class of 2013 and all of our recipients is available, along with their home town and the college where they began their undergraduate program.
If you are graduating in the Class of 2014, reside in Ohio, and are interested in applying for The William D. Squires Scholarship, visit the page for seniors to see if you are eligible to apply. Our eligibility requirements are strict in order to be fair to each applicant.
Recipients are selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion or gender.
If you are in the class of 2015, please be sure to put us on your calendar for next January. It is important to submit the correct application for your class as there are minor changes each year.
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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