The application process for Big Walnut Education Foundation scholarships is simple and direct.

**School closures due to COVID-19 have altered the process slightly in 2020; please pay special attention to the steps in bold below. **

  1. Pick up your application in the Guidance Counseling Office or print one here or from Naviance.
  2. File the FAFSA with your parents. This form is mandatory for all applications.
  3. Complete and mail your application and all accompanying materials to Mark Predieri at 5677 State Route 656,  Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
  4. All applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2020.

Here are printable details and applications:

This application is targeted for students with a GPA of 3.5 and above who perform well on standardized tests and have many activities. Your GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and honors/awards make up 55% of this application.
Applicants for this scholarship have a GPA of 3.49 or lower. Teacher and adult recommendations, work experience, and extracurricular activities are weighted more heavily than test scores. You may not apply for the Golden Eagle Scholarship if your GPA is 3.5 or above.
Entering an accredited program that’s not four years? This scholarship is for you; emphasis is placed on your work experience, adult recommendations, and financial need.
This scholarship is for Big Walnut graduates who are enrolled in a college or university at the time of application and are seeking a scholarship for the upcoming year. Confirmed GPA and registration required; work experience and activities are also considered.
All categories offer one-year and multi-year awards. Scholarship monies will be mailed directly to your college or university.

Given the current circumstances relating to COVID-19, the Big Walnut Education Foundation is required to postpone its application review process for 2020 scholarships. We are very concerned about our community, our schools, and our students—and we did not make this decision lightly. We will continue to be in communication with the Guidance Office of Big Walnut High School so that we can implement and incorporate procedures that are compliant with social distancing requirements and overall educational objectives. We will communicate next steps as soon as we are able to provide such information.  In the mean time, our thoughts and prayers are with our 2020 Seniors. We know that this has been a disappointing finish to your Big Walnut High School career. However, it is important that we all stay safe. 

Details on interviews and the announcement of winners will be shared as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience as we work to honor social distancing policies due to COVID-19.

Questions? Contact your Guidance Counselor at 740-965-2243 or Mark Predieri at 740-965-4286.

Please note that the Big Walnut Education Foundation, Inc. reserves the right to revoke any student’s scholarship funds if the student’s conduct is deemed unethical or illegal. The Foundation’s decision will be final and the student will be notified in writing.