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Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship
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. Eventually, she took a position with the Ohio Rehabilitation Department, where she worked until disabled by illness in 1986. Mrs. Ross died in June, 1988. Very private people, the Rosses were active in their church and Dorrin was a mason.

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.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:
  • o Graduates or graduating high school seniors from Washington High School in Washington County, KY; or
  • o Graduates or graduating high school seniors of Bloom Carroll High School or Fairfield Union high School;
  • o Past or present members of Fairfield County 4-H or Fairfield County Agriculture’s Future Farmers of American)FFA);
  • o Past or present members of Washington County 4-H or FFA.
  • Relatives of Dorrin and Ruth Ross or any member of the selection committee are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must attend or plan to attend an educational institution in the U.S.
Check back in January 2024!
Award Amount:
Minimum $500
Contact person for more information:
Bloom Carroll and Fairfield Union High School Guidance Office
The Ohio State University Extension Office in Lancaster, OH
Washington Cnty High School, Extension Office, or Agriculture Office