Applications for the upcoming academic year are available from November 1 through March 15 of the year proceeding the application academic year. Applications, along with all required information, are accepted by the Foundation during the period of November 1 through March 15 only. Applications received after March 15 will not be considered. Review of applications takes place in March and April, followed by announcements of grants by June 1.
Applicants must be either a graduate of a high school located in Auglaize or Allen County, Ohio, or a resident of Auglaize or Allen County, Ohio at the time of graduation from high school. Residency for this purpose shall be the applicant’s voting residence if of voting age, or, the voting residence of the applicant’s guardian, parents or parent with whom he or she resides. Proof of residency must be furnished upon request.
Educational Grants are made for one year only to applicants who will be full-time students. Grant recipients may apply for educational grants in succeeding grant years and such applications shall be considered along with all other applications for educational grants for that grant year provided the applicant has attained a college academic average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent where grades are not given on a four-point system.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications may be obtained on the Foundation’s website, www.hauss-helmsfoundation.org, or by telephoning the Foundation with your request. The telephone number is 419-738-4911.
Applications may be downloaded from this website, but must be received by the Foundation on or before the March 15 deadline. Completed and signed applications, along with all required information, can be returned by overnight mail, regular mail, in person, or by facsimile or email. Completed applications, with the required information, MUST BE RECEIVED on or before March 15, or they will not be considered.
Applications may be obtained by written request. The address is provided on the Contact Us page of the website.
Announcements of the grant award will be made by June 1 of the grant award academic year.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Applicant must be in the upper fifty percent of his/her high school graduating class. Applicants who are already attending college and are applying for the first time, or who did not receive a grant in the prior academic year, must supply their high school transcript with class rank and GPA as well as their college transcripts with GPA.
Applicants who are in high school, and applicants in college who have not previously received a grant, must supply a copy of their high school transcript through at least the end of the second nine weeks of their senior year. High school transcripts must contain the applicant’s cumulative GPA and class rank. These applicants must also supply independent verification of their composite ACT or SAT scores if not already stated on the high school transcript.
ALL APPLICANTS, EVERY YEAR, must supply a copy of their ENTIRE FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) when their application is submitted.
Each new applicant, whether in high school or college, MUST provide a statement or recommendation from a Principal, Guidance Counselor or Faculty Advisor who is familiar with the applicant’s academic record.
Applicants must be enrolled as a full time college student. This is twelve credit hours per quarter/semester. The Foundation does not pay for internships or co-ops.
Grant recipients are required to send a copy of their grades at the end of each quarter/semester.
The Foundation Trustees may make such amendments and modifications of the rules and regulations pertaining to the selection of grant recipients, the amount of each grant and the payment of grants as they, in their sole and absolute discretion, determine.