Information for Sophomores and Juniors 

Buckeye Rural Electric Corporation Youth Tour Washington, D.C

Youth Tour is an annual leadership program sponsored by Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative. It is a weeklong, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., that gives exceptional high school students the opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders at the U.S. Capitol, make new friends across the state and country and see many of the famous Washington, D.C., sights.

Applicants should:

  • Be a high school sophomore or junior
  • Be the son, daughter or legal ward of a Buckeye member living on cooperative lines and receiving electric service from the cooperative at the time of selection.
  • Submit an application along with grade transcripts indicating cumulative credit hours and grade-point  average.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, principal, teacher, or a community or  organized advisor.

The Deadline to apply is February 24, 2023. Use this link to print the application or stop in guidance to have one printed.

 2022-2023 Scholarships for MHS Seniors


 Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 Scholarship

Available to graduating seniors in Gallia, Meigs, and Mason Co. Award is based on financial need as well as scholastic and leadership qualities. The application must be accompanied with an official high school transcript, a copy of  ACT and/or SAT scores and at least two letters of recommendation. Deadline to apply is: July 5, 2023. Completed applications should be returned to: Past Exalted Ruler's Association, Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107, 408 Second Ave. PO Box 303, Gallipolis, OH 45631-0303

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) Scholarships 

There are multiple scholarships included on this application; however, only a few are available to Meigs High School students. Some are major specific; some are school specific. Read all descriptions to find scholarships for which you are eligible. You only need to complete one application and simply check mark the scholarships for which you are applying. The deadline to apply for these scholarships March 15, 2023. Use the link to print the application or stop in guidance to pick one up.


Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation

  • Must have a career goal in the natural gas or related energy field. 
  • Must be an Ohio resident attending, or planning to attend an accredited Ohio college, university, technical, or trade school.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  •  3-page application is required. Applications are also available in the guidance office. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023

 Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Scholarship (OOGEEP)

This is a $1,000 scholarship and to qualify the following criteria must be met:

  • Career Goal in the Natural Gas and Oil Industry
  • Ohio resident who plans to attend or who is already attending an accredited Ohio college, university, technical or trade school.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • This is a 4-year renewable scholarship for qualifying students.

Applications are also available in the guidance office. The Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023

Ohio Association of Public-School Employees Memorial Scholarship Foundation Program

OAPSE/AFSCME Scholarship is available to any graduating high school senior whose parent or legal guardian has been a member in good standing of the OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4/AFL/CIO for one year. The graduating senior must intend to enroll in a full-time degree program in any 2- or 4-year accredited university, college, business, or technical school. The scholarship may be used for any field of study. At least one scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to a scholarship applicant in each of the ten OAPSE/AFSCME Districts in the state. The application must be postmarked NO LATER than March 1, 2023

Dr. G. James Pinchak Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the Ohio Career-Technical Administrators Organization (OCTA) in memory of Dr. Jim Pinchak to help support career and technical education students who wish to further their training. This scholarship is available to all current senior students enrolled in a career and technical education program. There will be a $500 scholarship per OCTA region. Deadline for application is March 1, 2023. Please see this link for the complete application materials.

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Applicants must be a son, daughter, or legal ward of a Buckeye Rural Electric Coopertive residential member living on the lines and receiving service at the time of completion. Applicant must be a graduating senior with a 3.5 or above GPA. Applicant may not be an immediate family member or an employee of any electric cooperative. Applications for the Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. competition must be submitted (typed to be accepted) on the forms provided by Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. or downloaded from Application forms must be postmarked by Saturday, February 18, 2023. Application information must be confined to the official nomination form. The only attachments permitted are transcripts, teacher recommendations and one photo of the applicant. (Teacher recommendations must be no more than 500-words.) Click on the above link for full details on the rules for his scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship competition, please feel free to contact Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. at (740) 379-2025. MAIL COMPLETED ENTRIES TO: Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., 4848 SR 325 S. PO Box 200, Rio Grande, OH  45674-0200

New IBI Group Scholarship Fund is established by IBI Group Engineering Services Inc., a multi-disciplinary global leader specializing in infrastructure, buildings, and Intelligence. The scholarship fund includes two $1,500 scholarships awarded annually.  The primary objective of the scholarship is to foster college participation in students from southeastern Ohio. While students entering all career fields are eligible, there will be an emphasis on awarding the scholarships to those applicants interested in pursuing study in the field of civil engineering at an accredited university. Applications can be printed for you in the guidance office or printed by clicking on this link. The deadline for this scholarship is March 3, 2023.

NewHarry B. Crewson Freshman Scholarship

Members of the Ohio University Credit Union and their children are eligible for this scholarship. This award is available to incoming first-year students attending Ohio University who have demonstrated excellence in community activities and/or talent areas in addition to academic achievement in high school. Special emphasis is placed on contributions, honors, and recognition in all areas of community service, fine and performing arts, athletics, forensics, and other special talent areas and will be weighted heavily in the evaluation of each application. Scholastic achievement as reflected in ACT and SAT scores, class rank or academic record are also considered to be important criteria. Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded. Deadline for application is March 1, 2023.

'Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest'

The VFW Auxiliary has a scholarship opportunity for up-and-coming artists called the 'Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest'. For more information students can contact the guidance office, Ms. Grueser, or find the online application form at The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.