When should I start preparing for college?

Learn more about important timelines and details for college preparedness and for our HCEF current scholarship recipients.

Are you currently an HCEF scholarship recipient?

Both New Scholarship recipients and Renewal Scholarship recipients are required to submit a Notice of Withdrawal Form or Transfer/Reinstatement Scholarship Information Form should there be any disruption or changes in higher education enrollment.  Please fill out the Notice of Withdrawal Form if you no longer are enrolled in college.  It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Foundation should the student re-enroll in the future.  Please complete the Transfer/Reinstatement Scholarship Information Form if you require your scholarship funds to be temporarily held due to transferring colleges or re-enrolling within the current academic year. Scholarship funds are based on availability and eligibility.  If you are unsure which form to use, please contact us via email at info@hcef.net or through the online Contact Us form below.

Career & College Financial Aid Resources

Looking for financial aid can sometimes be a lengthy and frustrating experience. To better serve your needs, the HCEF has compiled a list of online and offline resources that might help speed up the process of furthering your education.

Scholarship Resource Book

DOWNLOAD  the file below to find some other scholarships that might be pertinent to your future academic endeavors or course of study.

NOTE: A scholarship listing in this book does not suggest that the Holmes County Education Foundation in any way endorses or promotes a given organization or group. All information is subject to change.

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Darla A. Stitzlein

Darla A. Stitzlein


Darla Stitzlein is a strong believer in life-long learning and wants to inspire others of all ages to continue to learn new things. She grew up in the family restaurant business at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio and began working in Holmes County after graduating from the Ohio State University. She likes tackling new outdoor adventures every year, traveling with her husband Skip, sharing time with family and friends, trail running, and horseback riding. She served as Executive Director of the Holmes County Education Foundation from 1999 - 2021.