Ralph J. and Mabel C. Gooding Memorial Scholarship

Application Begins: 01/01/2024
Application Ends: 06/01/2024

The Ralph and Mabel Gooding Memorial Scholarship Fund was created upon the passing of Ralph and Mabel Gooding in January 2003.  The Gooding Family has a long history in Delaware County going back to the early 1800’s. Mr. and Mrs. Gooding were lifelong residents. Mr. Gooding was a local farmer, and Mrs. Gooding an educator in Delaware County. 

This scholarship provides post-secondary support to college students already enrolled in an accredited university or college and pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree.


* Completed first year or beyond at an accredited university or college;

* Must have GPA of at least 2.5 or higher on a 4-point scale or its equivalent; 

* Attend for four (4) years and graduated from a public high school located in:

  • Big Walnut Local School District
  • Buckeye Valley Local School District
  • Delaware City Schools
  • Olentangy Local School District
  • Westerville Central High School
  • Westerville North High School

* Resident of Delaware County, Ohio when graduated from high school;

* Continuing as a full-time student (sophomore, junior, senior) at an accredited university or college pursuing an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Applicant is ineligible if the Gooding Scholarship has already been received three (3) times.
  • Students receiving scholarships may reapply each year if eligible.
  • Seniors graduating early (mid-year) must be a full-time student during all quarters/semesters before graduation and must include date of graduation to be considered.