Scholarships

Scholarship funds offer hope to students and their families and increase their chance of academic and future financial success. The Pickaway County Community Foundation partners with The Columbus Foundation to administer its scholarship funds.

We encourage students looking for a scholarship to search the Columbus Foundation’s online scholarship link for the scholarships you may be interested in. This link makes finding the right scholarship easy for you. You can search on a specific scholarship by name, or you can put in Pickaway County and it will bring up all scholarships that are held by the Columbus Foundation that you may be eligible for.

Various Pickaway County Scholarship applications can also be obtained in all local high schools.

Give Hope to Students' Success

William Ammer Memorial Education Trust Fund

This fund was established to benefit students graduating from high school. The fund is to provide financial assistance to one student from each of four Pickaway County school districts to attend a college or university of their choice. 

Nelson E. Jones Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to benefit students that are graduating seniors or graduates of the Logan Elm School District who reside in Salt Creek Township. Candidate may be pursuing a degree in any area; however, preference may be given to those pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: business, agriculture, education OR an associate’s degree in a vocational trade. Candidate must have a strong interest in public service.

Ohio Christian University Pickaway Scholarship

This fund was established to provide assistance to enrolling students at Ohio Christian University. The successful candidate must be an enrolled student at the Ohio Christian University with a 3.2 GPA and a resident of Pickaway County.

Lanman-Massie Scholarship Fund

This is a scholarship fund established by the Westfall Local Schools and transferred to the Westfall Education Foundation. The donor has established unique scholarship criteria.

Karen Matesky Grigg Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established for a candidate pursuing a degree in the science or medical profession, including veterinary medicine. The donor has established unique scholarship criteria.

Edwin and Patricia Taylor Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to support the residents of Pickaway County or Fayette County, Ohio who are pursuing Agricultural Production, Dietetics, or Medical Dietetics attending The Ohio State University. Recipient needs to be a full-time student with a GPA of 2.75 or better.

Gladys Schaal Memorial Scholarship

To benefit students graduating from Logan Elm or Logan High Schools who are residents of Hocking County, Ohio and plan to major in Education. The candidate must be a graduating senior and resident of Hocking County, Ohio

Floyd E. and Mary Irene Younkin Scholarship Fund of the Pickaway County Community Foundation

Floyd Edwin Younkin (1916) and Mary Irene Pontius (1920) were born and raised in Pickaway County. The struggles involved in working family farms during the Depression established a strong work ethic and determination that they carried throughout their lives. They instilled that same principle in their three children as well as Irene’s twin sister’s three children whom they raised after her untimely death. 

After their marriage in 1940, they moved to Columbus and purchased 9 acres of ground on Greenlawn Avenue where they ran a wrecking company during WWII and later used the land as a temporary trailer park for returning GI’s. What started as 25 temporary spaces grew to a dozen manufactured housing communities and nearly 2500 residents. A pioneer in the industry, Floyd’s park designs and building methods and Irene’s hands-on management led them to both being inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame as a testament to their success. Along the way they also built parks in Florida and transitioned that into a public company known as Dycom Industries, a leading construction company in fiber optics which is currently traded on the NYSE. Following Floyd’s death in 1997, Irene continued her active role in the businesses they built until her death in 2015. She paid forward to the communities they loved and educating youth with her contribution to form the Floyd E. Younkin branch library in Ashville and the Younkin Success Center at The Ohio State University. Although they never had the opportunity to attend college, both strongly believed in the rewards that education brings. To continue the legacy that they started, Floyd and Irene’s family established this scholarship.