College loans cost you.

A loan of only $15,000 held over 25 years at 6% will grow—which means your total payback will be $28,500.

Thanks to our generous donors, we’re here to help.

Whether looking at a 4-year, 2-year, technical, or other accredited educational program, you have an opportunity with the Big Walnut Education Foundation.


Platinum Eagle Scholarship:
This application is targeted for students with a GPA of 4.0 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.


Golden Eagle Scholarship:
Applicants for this scholarship have a GPA of 3.99 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 4.0 or above.


Bronze Eagle Scholarship:
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.


Continuing Scholarship:
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 both one-year and multi-year awards. Questions? Contact your Guidance Counselor at 740-965-2243.