General Info


We are thrilled to reveal that the scholarship award amount has been increased from $3,000 to $4,000 per year!  This undergraduate scholarship is renewable up to 3 more years for a maximum total of $16,000!

The William D. Squires Scholarship application for the Class of 2018 is now available.  Please see the page for seniors.  Applications will be accepted after February 15th. 

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 25 different colleges with 14 at Ohio State University during the 2017-2018 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 was consistent until the 2018-2019 school year.  It has been increased from $3,000 per year to $4,000 and is renewable.  The new scholarship award amount is renewable for a maximum total of $16,000!

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.

Recipients are selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion or gender.

Many of our William D. Squires Scholarship students 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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