Rupert Otterbacher Scholarship

  1. The Greater Ohio Showman’s Association Rupert Otterbacher Scholarship Fund offers a minimum of one or more scholarships up to $1,500.00 each.
  2. A scholarship is renewable, subject to review, and is given in expectation that a scholar will receive it annually for up four years, if the required standards are maintained.
  3. Awards are given for superior scholarship. Among criteria for measuring a student’s scholarship are: test scores,  Scholastic performance and high school  recommendations. Such factors as a student’s extra-curricular activities and employment may also be considered. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student’s own merit accomplishments. The matter of financial need and family situation are not factors in these awards. Awards will be for academic achievement, character, and promise.
  4. To be eligible, an applicate must be qualified to enter a accredited junior college, college, or university. The student must be classified as a FULL TIME STUDENT according to the criteria of the institution they are attending. The scholarship may be used at any such institutions in any curriculum which leads to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  5. Scholarships will be paid in the following form: The funds will be paid directly to the student during the month of January. In the event the student drops out and there is a refund, it will be paid directly to the Greater Ohio Showman’s Association Rupert Otterbacher Scholarship Fund.
  6. Applicants may be interviewed by representatives of the Greater Ohio Showman’s Association. Recipients may also be interviewed by a scholarship committee member or their representative at any time in connection with the review pertinent to continuing the award for subsequent years.
  7. Applicant must submit with his or her application a two page essay on how the amusement industry has impacted their life and why they feel they should receive this scholarship.
  8. The payment of funds will be discontinued if the recipient’s academic grade average falls below the level established by his/her school as a minimum for eligibility.
  9. Applications must be submitted by November 1st of the school year. Applications may be submitted after January 1st of the student’s senior year in high school.
  10. Applications will be held for only one year. Applicants are encouraged to reapply.
  11. Grades and proof of enrollment form the institution must be received as soon as possible after the end of the fall quarter or semester in order to issue checks in January.
  12. Attached with the application is a form that must be completed by a high school counselor and sent to the address indicated.