Scholarship Opportunity: Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship – DEADLINE EXTENDED thru April 15th

The scholarship was established by Dorrin and Ruth Ross. Natives of Licking County, Ohio, Dorrin and Ruth married and moved to Columbus in 1935. Mr. Ross began his career as a carpenter, worked for the Curtiss-Wright Company during World War II, and spent the remainder of his career with the Ohio Parole Board, working his way from Parole officer to a supervisor before he passed away in June, 1989. Following Ruth Ross’s graduation from Bliss College in Columbus, she became a corporate secretary and the owner and broker of Gateway Realty.

The scholarship is indicative of Mrs. Ross’s interest in supporting educational opportunities for rural students, inspired by the loss of her family’s farm during the Depression, after her graduation from college. The current administrator of the scholarship is the Ross’s niece, Mrs. Glenna Gibson of Lancaster. The Dorrin and Ruth Ross scholarship program has assisted 4-H and FFA youth in Fairfield County with scholarship funds for over 25 years.

  • Eligibility Criteria – Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:
    Graduates or graduating high school seniors of Bloom Carroll High School or Fairfield Union High School;
    Past or present members of Fairfield County 4-H or Fairfield County Agriculture’s Future Farmers of American)FFA);
    Candidates must attend or plan to attend an educational institution in the U.S.

Deadline for the online application is April 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

NEW for this year the application is now ON-LINE and can be found at the Columbus Foundation site or at :

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