Scholarship Information

The scholarship information on this page was shared with students in a February newsletter for the Class of 2024. Scholarships listed as having a separate application (noted by each entry below) are available in the Guidance Office.

Scholarships without a separate form may be applied for by submitting the online form, and students should note the scholarships for which they qualify. Note that students applying for scholarships that require a separate application should also indicate they are applying for those scholarships on the same form. They will receive those forms from the Guidance Office

Note: Scholarships that require a separate application are listed on first, and the need for a specifical application is noted. Details about requirements for each scholarship are listed below.

Scholarships are free money, so you want to apply for as many as you can! On this page are the local scholarships available to Xenia High School Students. 

All applications should be completed neatly in ink or typed and turned into Ms. Spitz in the Guidance Office (DO NOT mail them yourself!)


Scholarships listed in this section require an additional application, available from the Guidance Office. Students must complete the  online request form prior to the deadline each year to indicate they are applying for these scholarships:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Rho Omega Chapter* (Separate application required)

  African American Female 
  2.5 GPA
  This application has own mailing/emailing instructions

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Chi Lambda Chapter* (Separate application required)

  Minority, Male
  3.0 GPA
  3 Letters of Recommendation, Essay, Transcript
  Academic Achievement - Need, leadership, commitment to betterment of humanity
  Plan to attend a historically black college

American Legion Foody-Cornwell Post 95 Scholarship* (Separate application required) 
$1000 (Approximate)

  First choice ~Dependent/Relative of American Legion Post Member
  Second choice ~ Dependent of Active Duty Military
  2 or 4 year college, acceptance letter
  2.5 GPA Minimum

Class of 1959 Scholarship* (Separate application required) 

  Preference to first family member to attend college and financial need

Delta Sigma Theta Wilberforce Alumnae Chapter* (Separate application required)

  2 or 4 year college
  2.5 GPA
  Living in Greene County – Minority Only
Florida A & M University* (Separate application required)

  Must attend Florida A&M University

Gene Fischer Memorial* (Separate application required)

  Enter law enforcement

George J. Graham Scholarships * (Separate application required)
2 @ approximately $1,000 

  Upper 30% Decile
  Financial statement

Hughes Book Award * (Separate application required)

  Strong work ethic - 200 word essay on work ethics and reasons to be considered
  2.0 – 2.5 GPA
  Good attendance, good school citizen
  3 teacher recommendations
  Must have attended XHS at least 2 years

Jim Fleisher Scholarship* (Separate application required)

  4 year college
  Major in Education

John Gregory Leadership Award* (Separate application required)

  African American
  Exhibits overall leadership
  2.7 GPA

John E. Meyer, II, Memorial Scholarship* (Separate application required)
$2000, amount to student(s) depends on need

  Pursue Higher Education
  Physical handicap or disability

John Williams Jr.* (Separate application required, available online)

  Must attend a trade school

Kenneth Thornhill Colbert Memorial Scholarship (Separate application required)

  3.0 or above GPA
  Leadership experience
  Pursue career in social justice

P.A.L.S. Award *(Separate application required, available online

  4-year college
  Minority Only
  GPA 2.5 and above

Shirley J. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship* (Separate application required)
$750 (1)
$500 (1)

  2.0 GPA, transcript, 300 word essay
  Participated in Theater Arts
  3 letters of recommendation                
Tecumseh Alumni Scholarship* (Separate application required)
(2) $300
  Former Tecumseh student 

William Spahr Memorial* (Separate application required)
(2) $2,500 

  honest, kind-hearted
  goal oriented, good character

Xenia Community Schools Foundation* (Separate application required)

  3.75 GPA
  2 or 4 year college
  School and/or Community Activities, Leadership, Service

Xenia Education Support Professionals* (Separate application required)

  Dependent of XESP member

Xenia Elks Lodge #668* (Separate application required)
(3) $1,000

  Financial need, grades, school & community leadership
  Xenia Elks member child/grandchild

Xenia High School Alumni Scholarship Class of 1973* - Renewable (Separate application required) 
$1,000 – Initial – Renewable/attending a 2 or 4 year college

  Academic achievement, financial need, leadership,
  Concern for other

Xenia Touchdown Club* (Separate application required)
  Xenia resident, XHS graduating senior, minimum (1) year full season played
  2.5 cumulative GPA
  Essay ~ 250 word
  Civic responsibility
  (3) handwritten signature reference ~ position coach, teacher, community member

Xenia Youth Athletic Association-Wee Bucs Organization* (Separate application required)

  Commitment to Community
  Available to all students in Greene County who participated in Wee Bucs
  List community involvement/service
  Essay how football enriched life


No additional application is needed for the following scholarships. Students should check those for which they qualify, and submit using the online form from the Guidance Office.

Darrel and Johnena Herdman Memorial Scholarship              

  Academic achievement, financial need, leadership, involved in athletics
  2 or 4 year college

Dorothy and Edwin C. Kingsbury Memorial Scholarship

  Degree in Education
  4yr accredited college or university

Gale Adkins Memorial Scholarship

  Academic achievement/3.5 GPA or above
  Financial need
  Participation in one of the following activities each year of high school interscholastic athletics, performing arts or community service
  Attendance in XCS 1-12 grade
  Accepted to attend a state college or university

Glenora J. Mercer Memorial Scholarship
(5) $3,000

  Ohio College, 2 or 4 yr
  Major in Music, Science or Mathematics

Greene County Sheriff’s Office Youth Activity Fund
2 @ $750

  2 or 4 year college, need

James Joseph McHarg Scholarship

  Positive personal character
  Accepted to 2 or 4 year college
  Academic achievement 
  Consideration given to student pursuing a career related to Science or Math

Knights of Columbus Council 1801

  Grades and attendance are factors used in selection
  Community Service must be documented/described
  Plan to major in service related field in college
  Accepted to 2 or 4 year college

Lorin McNeal Scholarship
(3) $750  ea


Louise and Wilfred Jones Memorial Scholarship

  Aviation Field, Music Education or Business

Marsha Smith Memorial Scholarship

  Academic achievement, financial need, leadership
  4 years of Honors Math classes
  Any 4 year college

McKinley Elementary PTO

  Former McKinley Student
  Academic achievement, leadership, financial need

P.D. Wickline Scholarship 

  XHS or GCCC student
  Continuing college education in the field of agriculture or related area

Patricia Meyer Dorn Allied Health Scholarship

  Domestic college/university
  Major in Physical, Occupational, Respiratory or Speech Therapy or Radiography

Patricia Meyer Dorn Fine Arts Scholarship

  Domestic college/university
  Major in architecture, fashion, fine art or graphic design, school of the arts
Pete Shagin - Cox School P.T.O.  Award

  Attended Cox Elementary School
  If member of school patrol, indicate number of years
  2 or 4 year college

Robert Paul Dillaplain

  80-90th % of class
  3 yrs of foreign language ~ German, Russian or Spanish
  1 sem each of Econ & Am Govt.
  Active in service club at least 3 yrs
Rocky Thomas 

  Top student varsity athlete
  GPA 3.00   
Shawnee / Spring Hill Elementary PTO Scholarship

  Attended Shawnee or Spring Hill Elementary for at least 3 years
  3.0 GPA or higher
  Plan to attend 2 or 4 year school
  Academic achievement, financial need and leadership
  Attend Shawnee’s year end program

Walter Sellers Memorial Scholarship

  XHS Graduate
  Attend Central State University

Xenia Committee to Assist Youth Organization Scholarship  

  25%-50% Decile
  Continuing college education, Females only

Xenia Education Association Scholarship 
2 @ $1,500

  Student majoring in Teacher Education
  4 year college

XHS Student Council

  Minimum 2 year member

XHS National Honor Society

  Leadership, Character, Service, NHS Member


Loan Opportunity

Paul B. Evers Loans (Separate application required)
$400 - $1000 (renewable)

  Reside within city limits of Xenia
  2 or 4 year college in Ohio
  Parents must complete a confidential financial statement- 
  Forwarded to Trust Attorney for consideration