Q & A

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When will applications be accepted for William D. Squires Scholarship?

Applications will be available after January 1st and accepted after February 1st.

How many scholarships has the Foundation awarded? 

With the addition of our 15 newest recipients from the Class of 2017,  264 students have received this scholarship since 2000.  The Foundation has awarded over three million dollars!

Will the scholarship program be the same every year?

The exact program details will be announced each year when this website is updated in early January.  The William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily financial need-based.  The eligibility requirements and other details including the number of scholarships, may change each year. Other scholarship and school websites post our scholarship application.  It is highly recommended that applicants download the application from this website.

Why does The Foundation only give scholarships to students from Ohio?

The Foundation is actually incorporated in Arizona because William was a resident of Arizona when the Foundation began.  It was William’s wish to give financial assistance only to students from his home state of Ohio.  William and all of the members of the Board of Directors were born in Ohio and graduated from Ohio High Schools.

After the overwhelming response by applicants, we do not anticipate expanding our geographic area.  There is obviously a great need for this type of scholarship, as shown by the number of applicants.

How many applications does the Foundation receive annually?

Normally about 625-700 students apply annually for The William D. Squires Scholarship.  The ones that meet the eligibility requirements move on to the selection committee in May.  Please read all the directions to ensure that your application moves forward.


>>Check out all winners of the William D. Squires Scholarship   


Good luck with all of your scholarship applications!

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