Scholarships of up to $2,000 each per year are available to students of the Fostoria Learning Center.  These funds are made available through the Pillars Trust Scholarship and are accessible via an application process, which you can complete by clicking on one of the links below:

Pillars Trust Scholarship Application (Word Document)

Pillars Trust Scholarship Application (PDF file)

Completed application forms should be mailed or emailed to:

Fostoria Learning Center
342 Perry Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

Email: director@fostorialearningcenter.org

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a resident of the City of Fostoria or surrounding vicinity.
  • One (1) scholarship application form should be completed per applicant.
  • Financial need is not a consideration. The scholarship is for one year and is non-renewable.
  • The scholarship check will be mailed directly to the educational institution that the applicant is planning to attend.

The Pillars Trust Scholarship

The Pillars Trust Scholarship was established by Edward R. Pillars, who was born on October 6, 1877, and died on June 28, 1959.  He lived much of his life in Fostoria, Ohio, was an entrepreneur, with others obtained several patents, and was the founder of Fostoria Screw Company which was established in 1911.

In his trust he created the Pillars Trust Scholarship to provide professional, vocational, and technical educations in colleges, universities, and other institutions of learning for young men and women of the City of Fostoria, Ohio, and the surrounding vicinity who have outstanding ability and aptitude but insufficient means either of their own or of their families to enable them to obtain such professional, vocational or technical educations and who otherwise could not have secured the benefits of such training.

The trust does not contemplate full scholarships and intends that recipients supplement the scholarship with their own earnings.

He further directs that each recipient be informed that in the event the recipient can at any time repay the amount advanced after graduation or the completion of their education, that the amount so advanced be repaid without interest, but that such promise to repay shall not be obligatory upon the recipient so that the recipient may have a free choice in the desire to help others who might be similarly situated, thereby creating a larger fund for such purpose.

It was Mr. Pillars desire that the recipient of his scholarship become a leader and a useful and valuable member of the community.  And it was his desire that the recipient displays the qualities of natural talent, ability of concentration, energy, powers of observation, mathematical mind and demonstrable evidence that the individual is industrious and endowed with a character that has qualities which will make such recipient a good citizen.