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Arthur A. Armbrust Scholarship Loan Fund

Empowering Education in Portsmouth, Ohio

Established in 1982 in memory of Arthur "Art" Armbrust, a cherished member of the First Presbyterian Church community, this fund embodies Art's lifelong commitment to education and community support.

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About The Arthur A. Armbrust Scholarship Loan Fund

Arthur "Art" Armbrust, a native of Portsmouth's Boneyfiddle area, forged a lifelong bond with the First Presbyterian Church, a place that nurtured his early years. Despite living in various communities throughout his career, Art's connection with the church never waned. In 1982, he established the Arthur A. Armbrust Scholarship Loan Fund, reflecting his deep commitment to education and community support. This fund, further enriched by Art's endowment upon his passing in 1998, continues to empower Portsmouth's perspective undergraduate students, embodying his enduring legacy of generosity and support for education.


We understand the challenges of funding educational aspirations, and it is our goal to ease this burden, allowing students to focus on what truly matters – their academic and personal growth.


This revolving student loan program is administered under the authority of the Board of Session of First Presbyterian Church, 221 Court Street, Portsmouth Ohio.

How We Select Students

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The student's merit will be assessed based on academic performance, school involvement, extracurricular activities, and overall attitude - all a part of making an outstanding member of our society.

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The Board of Session or its representatives will strive to support deserving students in funding their education.

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In cases where repayment concerns arise due to the family's credit history, the student's character and trustworthiness should be the primary consideration.

We’ve Been Helping Students For More Than 40 Years

For over four decades, our commitment to empowering young minds has never wavered. Year after year, we've proudly supported countless students on their educational journeys, fostering a legacy of learning and opportunity that continues to flourish.

More About The Loan

The maximum loan amount to any individual is $5,000 per academic period year with a maximum outstanding to any borrower.

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How To Apply

1.Fill Out Application

Simply download the application, fill out your information, and submit it on online.

2. Approval Process

Applications undergo a review by the committee, focusing on aspects such as academic merit and financial requirements.

3. Path To Education

Upon approval, the disbursed funds enable students to invest in their educational journey with less financial worry.

How To Apply

Contact Us

Have questions or need more information? We're here to help! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any inquiries you may have about the loan process, eligibility, or application details. We are here to provide the guidance and support you need to take the next step in your educational journey.


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