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ABOUT THE FUND

The Lima Shawnee Alumni-Legacy Scholarship Fund is driven by a single goal; to help ensure the success of Shawnee High School graduates through the scholarship program. It is an opportunity for all SHS Alumni to acknowledge their Shawnee experience and, at the same time, pay it forward for future Shawnee High School graduates.

Two types of scholarships will be awarded - General Scholarships and Named Scholarships. General funding will be made in each of the following areas: Arts & Humanities;  Business/Vocational;  Education; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Named Scholarships are named after individual donors, their families, or in honor of an individual who was particularly meaningful to the donor. The award from a Named Scholarship will be based upon the requirements determined by the donor, subject to review and approval by the Scholarship Committee. Named Scholarships are available with a minimum contribution of, or pledges totaling, $50,000.


Contributions may be made to the general scholarship fund in any amount, without minimum, and also can be made in honor or celebration of an individual, group, or event. Requirements and criteria for the general scholarships are specified and detailed on the scholarship application, which is available on the APPLICATION PROCESS page.

The Scholarship Fund will work with all donors and their advisors interested in supporting both General and Named Scholarships. Both types of scholarships can be a special way to honor or memorialize a loved one, a family, or to create a personal legacy.

The Shawnee Alumni - Legacy Scholarship Fund provides a way for 100 years of Shawnee classmates and generations of their families to join together with fellow Alumni to celebrate their time at SHS and build a legacy of support for future graduates. It is a great opportunity for donors to honor the special people at Shawnee who contributed toward their success, or simply a way to honor the many generations of family members who have attended Shawnee across the decades.

Scholarships will begin to be awarded in the Spring of 2022 based upon submitted applications. Initial general scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000. Grant amounts provided by the Named Scholarships will be based upon donor wishes. Grant recipients will be determined by a volunteer committee composed of representatives from Shawnee Local Schools, the Lima Community Foundation (the administrative 501(c)3, non-profit partner), donors, and select members of the community. 

You can help to assure the success of Shawnee High School graduates. To contribute to the general scholarship fund or to inquire about establishing a Named Scholarship please go to the TO DONATE page. If you have specific interests or questions, please drop an email to info@LimaShawneeScholarshipFund.org.


Working in partnership with the Lima Community Foundation (LCF), all contributions to the Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible. Established in 1965, the Lima Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. LCF administers and oversees the investment of multiple scholarship funds throughout the Lima community. For additional information on LCF, return to the top of this page, click MORE, then click LCF.

Contributions can currently be made by check (see DONATION FORM page) or electronically through PayPal (see LCF page). Contributions can also be made by transferring securities directly to the Lima Community Foundation. For more information on LCF, go to:

https://www.limacommunityfoundation.org/. For any and all questions, you can also send your request to info@LimaShawneeScholarshipFund.org.