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Due to the COVID19 Pandemic and the challenges it has placed on everyone and everything, we have altered our scholarship process for this school year to allow us to still issue some scholarships without causing financial hardship to the organization and its overall mission in the future.

To execute our mission, we rely on public support via donations and opportunities to serve on our board. Our primary fundraiser has been canceled out of an abundance of caution in regard to health and safety concerns amid the pandemic.

We encourage anyone who is able to assist in any way they can, so we can continue to provide scholarships for deserving seniors from the Westerville area.

To Donate: Please use the options available farther down this page.

To Serve: Please contact us using the options on this page.

We appreciate your understanding as we all go through this unprecedented pandemic together.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and we’ll all get through this!


Donate to help the WSF provide scholarships to deserving students in the Westerville area.

Get Involved

Opportunities are available: volunteering at an event, participating on a committee or joining the board.

About the WSF

Learn more about the Westerville Scholarship Foundation, our mission and vision and our board members.

THE Westerville Scholarship Foundation

The Westerville Scholarship Foundation is led by a small group of local volunteers and board members and has been enhancing the Westerville area community through education since 1998.


Types of Scholarships Offered


In Scholarships since 1999



Recent Donation Opportunities

See below to learn ways you can contribute to help the WSF provide a Westerville student with a scholarship.


Enhance the Westerville community through education.


Leadership Westerville Scholarship
High School Scholarship
Adult Life Long Learning Scholarship
Otterbein University Master’s Degree Scholarship


Building leaders for the future of Westerville through scholarships and programs.

Apply For Scholarships

Use the tabs below to see, review and apply for scholarships.

Six $1,500 scholarships will go to high school seniors entering institutions of higher education. One scholarship will go to a graduating senior who resides in the Westerville City School District for each of the following categories: 

  1. Graduate from Westerville North High School; 
  2. Graduate from Westerville South High School; 
  3. Graduate from Westerville Central High School; 
  4. Graduate from a private or parochial school; 
  5. Will enroll in a two-year program at a community college or technical school; and, 
  6. Will attend Otterbein University. 

Applications are evaluated on academic standings and involvement in extracurricular activities, including volunteering. Scholarship recipients will be asked to volunteer during a future Foundation fundraiser (typically in July of each year).

Up to $750 will be awarded (per calendar year) to an individual desiring to participate in the Leadership Westerville program as offered through the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Qualifications for applicants: 

  1. Is a member of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, is an employee of a Westerville Area Chamber member business, or resides in the Westerville City School District; 
  2. Receives acceptance into Leadership Westerville (application process and deadlines HERE); 
  3. Must have the support of the employer (i.e. time off from work to attend sessions, etc.); and, 
  4. Will use the awarded funds within four months of notification of the scholarship. 

The Westerville Scholarship Foundation accepts applications any time of the year and awards scholarships prior to the annual, fall start of Leadership Westerville. 

Up to $1,000 will be awarded (per calendar year) to individuals or an individual desiring specific coursework to improve work performance and career advancement.

Qualifications for applicants: 

  1. Registers for specific coursework which will benefit the applicant’s employer and/or the career of the employee; 
  2. Registers at an accredited institution or the coursework is through a licensed or recognized provider of coursework in the industry; 
  3. Coursework is not a mandated education requirement or required for the maintenance of a license; 
  4. Must have the support of the employer (i.e. partial funding, matching funds, time off from work, etc.), but the course cannot qualify for 100 percent reimbursement by the employer; and, 
  5. Will use the awarded funds within four months of notification of the scholarship. 

The Westerville Scholarship Foundation accepts Adult Life Long Learning Scholarship applications any time of the year and awards scholarships quarterly.

One $2,500 scholarship will go to a qualified applicant for a Master’s Program at Otterbein University. 

Qualifications for applicants: 

  1. Holds a Bachelor’s Degree; 
  2. Has a letter of acceptance from an Otterbein Master’s Program; 
  3. Will use the awarded funds within one year of notification of the scholarship. 

Upon proof of invoice, payment will be made to Otterbein University.  The Westerville Scholarship Foundation accepts Otterbein University Scholarship applications any time of the year and awards scholarships annually.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Our Board

Sarah Hysell
Sarah Hysell
City of Westerville
Ron Cunningham
BMI Federal Credit Union
Megan Lemmon
Westerville Central High School
Lindsey Hance
Robin Enterprises
Jennifer Stovall
Westerville South High School
Jeff Akers
Columbus State Community College
Gene Hollins
City of Obetz
David Bauer
Capstone CPAs
Andrew Streetman
Vysion Technology Solutions

Are you ready to volunteer?

Become a Volunteer!

Click below to complete our volunteer form. Someone will be in contact with you within 72 hours to discuss opportunities with you and find the right fit for both you and the WSF!


The Bowl-A-Thon is a fun and easy way to help the Westerville community. Funds will benefit local students and educators through the issuance of scholarships and grants and the funding of musical performances for classrooms. Through the combined efforts of the Westerville Scholarship Foundation, the Westerville Education Foundation and the Westerville Symphony, the Bowl-A-Thon is one of the largest annual fundraisers benefiting Westerville City Schools.