Our Scholarship

In Memory of Keith Rathbun

About Our Scholarship

The Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition scholarship was established in Memory of former board member and friend of literacy, Keith Rathbun. The scholarship will be offered to students at Tuscarawas County school districts on a rotational basis with the goal of aiding current seniors to continue their efforts towards obtaining a Certificate/Associate or Bachelor’s Degree. This is a one-time only scholarship.

Scholarship FAQs

The 2021 application period has closed. Stay tuned for 2022 scholarship information.

Scholarship applications can be mailed to:

Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition
PO Box 1173
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

2021 applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2021.


Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded in 2021.

The applicant must:

  • Be a senior enrolled at a Tuscarawas County High School or Tuscarawas County homeschooled senior.
  • Plan to begin their studies at an accredited post-secondary institution in any course of study.

The selection will be based on:

  • Essay response.
  • School involvement.
  • Extra-curricular and community based activities.
  • Service to the community.

You are required to obtain two letters of recommendation.

  • 1 from a teacher
  • 1 from another source (club, group, school, etc.)

“How have you or how would you improve literacy in your community?”

The essay must be at least 300 words but no more than 500 words and must be typed.

The scholarship winner will be notified April 16, 2021. Attempts will be made to include award announcements in the recipients’ school academic awards programs.

Payment will be made to the recipients’ college/university directly. Bursar information must be forwarded to the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition treasurer.