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Grants & Loans

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Ohio College Opportunity Grant - Provides need-based tuition assistance to Ohio residents

Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation is a comprehensive, searchable website for Summit County Ohio high school students who are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. Through this website, students and parents can search for available local scholarships and review information about college preparation. Corporations and private foundations can also post scholarships through the online submission tool.

Individual Scholarships (Organized by deadline)

Below are various individual scholarships that you are able to apply for. We keep these as up-to-date as possible. If, however, a link is dead or not working, please let a college counselor know so we can get it fixed. 

  • Last Update: April 28, 2021

Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships 

Deadline: N/A
Amount: Various Amounts 
Eligibility: Must have strong caddie record, at least a B average, financial needs, outstanding character. Visit this website to apply.

Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship 

Deadline: September 30
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Must be between the age of 16 and 25. At least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. GPA higher than 2.5 
Apply online: 

Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship 

Deadline: October 1
Amount: 4 year renewable, $2,500 per year 
Eligibility: To apply, please go to this website:

AES Engineer Scholarship

Deadline: October 5 
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page. More details are on the website. 

Name - GASOA Scholarship

Deadline: October 25th
Amount: Variable
Eligibility: Male or Female Soccer Athlete in the Greater Akron area planning to attend college or trade school. Application is here.

Tradition of Caring Scholarship 

Deadline: October 29
Amount: $500 to $3,500
Eligibility: Seniors who plan to study mortuary science. The application is available at

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: October 31 
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Seniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA may apply at

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Deadline: October 31
Amount: $1,000-$30,000
Eligibility: Submit a 3-5 minute recorded essay on "My Responsibility to America." For Students in grades 9-12. Mail audio CD or flash drive to VFW Post 3383, 690 Waterloo Rd. Akron, Ohio 44314.

Marianist Leadership Scholarship - University of Dayton

Deadline: November 1
Amount: $4,000 renewable
Eligibility: Seniors from Marianist High Schools who exemplify servant leadership in church, community, and school.
Link to application (Opens Oct. 1st):

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 4
Amount: Up to $40,000 per year over 4 years
Eligibility: Senior standing - Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2015. Fall College Enrollment - Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2015. GPA - Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. Test Scores - Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. Income - Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.. Apply from September 12th-November 4th at

Knights of Columbus 

Deadline: November 15
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Must be a practicing Catholic, attend Catholic High School, financial need, at least a 2.5 grade point average, scholastic honors, extracurricular activities, community and church involvement. Apply online:

Elks National “Most Valuable Student" Scholarship 

Deadline: November 15
Amount: Various 
Eligibility: The application process must be initiated online this year at

Take Action Video Contest

Deadline: December 7
Amount: 1st - $2,500; 2nd - $1,500; 3rd - $1,000
Eligibility: Create a 60 second video on cybersecurity, identity theft, or student loans, Find out more here:

Stephen J. Brady Scholarship 

Deadline: December 5 
Amount: $5,000 
Eligibility: Open to high school students. Must demonstrate community service that impacts the hunger in the United States within in the last 12 months. Added consideration given to student working to fight childhood hunger. Must be volunteering with Non-family members. Apply online:

Burger King Scholarship 

Deadline: December 15
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Any high school senior, Burger King employees, their depended children or spouses or domestic partners are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the coming school year. Go to

Scholarship & ESPY Experience

Deadline: December 30
Amount: $2,500 & trip to the ESPYs
Eligibility: High School Athletes in Ohio - Sophomores to Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher (no lower than a 2.7 in any grading period). Apply Here.

Karen Frey Scholarship

Deadline: January 13 
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Business majors with a 3.0 or better who graduated from a Catholic HS - Preferably STVM. Scholarship good for The University of Akron. Click the link to apply:

Engineers Foundation of Ohio 

Deadline: January 15
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Must be a graduating Senior in high school or college student. Have at least a 3.0 GPA, Meet the minimum SAT Math 600 Reading or Composition 500) or ACT ( Math 29 English- 25) Be a citizen of the United States and permanent resident of Ohio. Download and print the scholarship application.

Ivan Flohr Scholarship - Entrepreneurial & Manufacturing

Deadline: January 15 & June 15
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Seniors in NE Ohio majoring in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering. Write a 500-word essay on "Why I Fell I have the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Manufacturing." Application at

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program 

Deadline: January 15 
Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Eligibility: The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Apply at:

John F. Kennedy Essay Contest 

Deadline: January 18 
Amount: 1st - $10,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500 
Eligibility: Write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information and registration and to submit your essay go to

Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: January 22
Amount: $1,500 one time award
Eligibility: Senior attending an Ohio college with a 3.0 or higher from an underrepresented population who demonstrate a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity. Click here to access the application.

JCI Senate Scholarship

Deadline: January 24
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Welcome to the US Junior Chamber International ( JCI) Scholarship Program. A JCI Senatorship is the highest honor which can be bestowed upon a current or past member by Junior Chamber International for outstanding service to the organization. It provides a unique means for recognizing a member’s outstanding achievements, and also confers upon that individual a “Life Membership” in Junior Chamber International, The U.S. JCI Senate Foundation is comprised of life members of the U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). To complete your application go to

Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarship

Deadline: January 25
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: All graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue a post high school education. Apply online: 

Optimist Club of Akron Essay Contest

Deadline: January 31
Amount: $2,500-$3,500
Eligibility: Students under the age of 18 as of October 1st. Contest rules/application available in room 238.

Outstanding Senior High Youth Award

Deadline: February 1
Amount: State - $500; National - $1,000
Eligibility: Must have a 3.0 GPA and 22 ACT or 1030 (Verbal and Math) SAT Must possess good character and leadership skills.

Download the cover letter and application here

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship

Deadline: February 17
Amount:   $5,000
Eligibility: High School seniors who plan to attend a Catholic college listed in this guide

Application and rules available here

Greater Akron Touchdown Club Foundation 

Deadline: February 17
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Must plan to attend college next fall and earn at last one varsity letter  for participation in an interscholastic sport. Apply online here.

Urban League Scholarship

Deadline: February 19
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Must be planning to attend a trade school or college for the upcoming fall. Must reside and attend high school in summit county. Volunteer a minimum of 20 volunteer service hours at the Akron Urban League (after the scholarship awardees are announced). Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. 

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Simon Youth Community Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 20
Amount: $1,500 one time award
Eligibility: First generation college students who live near a Simon mall (Summit Mall and Aurora Farms are Simon-owned). Apply online at

Optimist Club of Akron CCDHH Scholarship

Deadline: February 28
Amount: $3500
Eligibility: Students through grade twelve with a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more. Application available at

University of Akron Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1 
Amount: Up to $5,200
Eligibility: Any high school senior or current UA students or transfers are eligible. The program awards scholarships up to $5,200 to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (or math/science education) at The University of Akron. This scholarship is renewable if a GPA of 3.00 is maintained. Visit to access the application. 

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Scholarship

Deadline: March 1
Amount:  $1,000 renewable scholarship
Eligibility: US Citizen/Ohio resident attending an Ohio college with a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry.  2.5 GPA required. Application can be downloaded at

Optimist Club of Akron Oratorical Contest

Deadline: March 3
Amount: $2,500-$2,500
Eligibility: For Students under the age of 18 as of October 1st. Contest rules/application available in room 238.

University of Akron Army ROTC Scholarship

Deadline: Deadlines vary
Amount: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and book allowance
Eligibility:  Seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a 19 or higher on the ACT. Must serve wither 4 years active duty or 6 years in Reserves or National Guard. 
How: Apply at

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union

Deadline: March 13
Amount: $1,000 need based
Eligibility: Credit Union members who attend Catholic High School. If a student wishes to be nominated for this, see your college counselor. Application available at

Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Deadline: March 15
Amount: Varies up to $10,000
Eligibility: Junior who demonstrate critical financial need and demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity. Application available at

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

Deadline: March 15th at 4pm
Amount: Ranges from $1,000 to $3,000
Eligibility: Seniors living in Ashland, Carroll, Crawford, Coshocton, Holmes, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne who have been involved in Junior Achievement. Application available at

The Archbishop Hoban Scholarships 

Deadline: March 15 
Amount: Various
Eligibility: The Archbishop Hoban Scholarships are offered to eligible seniors in the Catholic high schools of the Diocese. Accordingly, the following scholarships will be awarded:

  1. Scholarships to John Carroll University
  2. Scholarships to Notre Dame College
  3. Scholarships to Ursuline College
  • Nominees must be graduates of accredited high schools.
  • Nominees must carry full-time schedules at the college or university.
  • All nominees and recipients must start their scholarships with the next regular session following the award.
  • All nominees must meet entrance requirements of the college or university and be approved by the President.
  • Scholarships do not apply to the summer session, are not redeemable in money, and are not transferable in any way.
  • Archbishop Hoban Scholarship Application | Terms & Conditions

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship 

Deadline: March 20
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Must plan to attend a college/ university in the fall. At least a 3.0 gpa, have a family member who is a veteran of the armed forces of the U.S.A. Winners must attend the scholarship awards dinner at Firestone VFW Post 3383.

Junior Women’s Civic Club

Deadline: March 20
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Must be a female high school senior in Summit, Medina, Portage or Stark Counties. The scholarship is based on volunteer service, academics and financial need. Apply at

Free Speech Essay Contest - City Club of Cleveland

Deadline: March 21
Amount: Up to $1000 - amount varies
Eligibility: Grades 9 - 12 - must write researched essay on topic provided. Application available at

Optimist Club of Akron Scholarship 

Deadline: March 22
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Must be a graduating seniors that plans to attend the University of Akron in the fall. Download the application

National Academy of Television Scholarship

Deadline: March 25
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Available to seniors who plan to attend a four-year college with intentions to pursue a career in television or television-related field. The application is accessed through their site - Once at the site, the scholarship application is under the "Students" tab.

H.O.P.E. Scholarship 

Deadline: March 27
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to any SHC Members unmarried child or grandchild in their efforts to gain a higher education in a disability related field as defined by the SHC Scholarship committee. Applicants will be judged on volunteer experience, related volunteer experience, essay content, letter of reference. Must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate program in disability related field. Click the link to appy:

Homer Unkefer Agricultural Scholarships

Deadline: March 29
Amount: Five - $1,000
Eligibility: Seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA in Carroll, Columbiana, Stark, or Summit County who plan to pursue an agricultural related career. Download the application.

Joy Park Scholarship

Deadline: March 29
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Seniors with 2.75 GPA or higher graduating from an Akron area high school and involved in the community. Application available here.

Levy Law Offices Safe Student Driving Scholarship

Deadline: March 30
Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: High school senior enrolling in a 2 to 5 year college program. Prepare either a 2 to 3 minute video or write a 1,000 word essay on the topic of preventing distracted driving. Go to to apply.

Hudec Dental Scholarship

Deadline: March 31
Amount: 1st place = $2500, 2nd place = $1500, 3rd place = $1000
Eligibility: Graduate from a Northeast Ohio High School with a 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in community service. Visit to apply.

Fields of Learning Scholarship 

Deadline: March 31
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: You must write an essay. Please see the following information and additional information located at Essays should tell us something you learned related to high school football.  This is not limited to experiences of actually being on the high school football team.  For example, maybe you learned something as a cheerleader, a band member or as a fan who attended games.  Maybe you learned something from an experience a friend or relative had.  Or maybe high school football had an impact on your school or your community that ultimately had an effect on you.  Really, anything you think of that has any connection at all to high school football is fine to submit.

Iota Sigma Pi Scholarship

Deadline: March 31
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Female high school senior planning to major in chemistry at a four year college in Ohio. One $2,000 non-renewable scholarship & one $300 non-renewable scholarship. Application is available at Application must be postmarked no later than March 31st.

Great Clips, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline: March 31
Amount: $250 to $1,500
Eligibility: Students interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology. Information available at

Building Boosters of Nordonia Hills, Inc. Positive Civic Scholarship

Deadline: March 31
Amount: Two $750 Scholarships
Eligibility: Reside within Nordonia Hills School District. Download the applicaton.

Fairlawn City Women's Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
Amount: Several $1,000 scholarships
Eligibility: Seniors living in Fairlawn or Copley Township. GPA of 3.0 or better, active in service to the community, involved in extra-curricular activities and possess financial need. Download the application.

Summit County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who plan to major in education. Apply online here.

Ohio Machine Lacrosse Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
Amount: Two $2500 scholarships - one male and one female
Eligibility: Applicants must play lacrosse recreationally or in high school. Application is available at

WISE (Women in Sports and Events)

Deadline: April 1
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Scholarship for female residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Medina, Lorain, Summit or Portage Counties interested in pursuing a degree in sports management, events management, or related fields. This award is not given based on athletic skill or achievement. Amount of scholarship varies. Seniors accepted to an accredited college with a 2.75 GPA or higher who have shown a history of participation in event planning or volunteerism with sporting events. Essay, recommendation, acceptance letter to college. Applications available in room 238. 

Dombo-Fiedler Scholarship for Women

Deadline: April 1
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Must be a female graduating this year and interested in studying communications at a four year Ohio public college. Click Here for more information

Bruce Buchholzer Scholarship

Deadline: April 3
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Must be an athlete who received a varsity letter in an OHSAA recognized sport. Must have at least a 3.0 gpa, live in summit county, plan on attending college in the upcoming fall. Students must apply at

Summit County Counselors' Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 3
Amount: $750
Eligibility: Attend a school with a participating member of SCCA. Have a 3.25 GPA and plan to major in Education. Download the application

William D. Squires Scholarship

Deadline: April 6
Amount: $4,000 per year 
Eligibility: Based on financial need. The EFC on your FAFSA student Aid Report must be less than 7,000 to apply. Must have a career goal. Be highly motivated and have good character. Show academic promise; minimum of 3.20 GPA. Apply online:

DSA Academy Scholarship

Deadline: April 7
Amount:  Two $500 scholarships
Eligibility: Senior who has participated in a high school sport and will participate in a college sport. Application is available at

Bath Volunteers for Service Merit Awards

Deadline: April 9
Amount: $750
Eligibility: Student must be graduating high school and living within the Revere Local School District(Bath). Download the application

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship

Deadline: April 15
Amount: Varies up to $2500
Eligibility: Pursuing a 2 year degree or less in technical degree/certificate program in a not-for-profit institution.  Must demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell grant eligible. Apply by visiting

AADE Scholarship

Deadline: April 15
Amount: Twenty - $1,000
Eligibility: Graduating seniors going to college in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or West Virginia Must be U.S. citizen with a GPA of 3.5 or above Must have scored a minimum of 27 on the ACT or 600 each in Math and critical reading on the SAT. Download the application.

Learn more at

Accomplished Achiever Scholarship

Deadline: April 15
Amount: Five from $500-$1,000
Eligibility: GPA must be between 2.0 and 2.9. Graduate of Cleveland Metropolitan or Akron School District Pursuing an 2 or 4 year Degree from Accredited School or enrolling in a vocational/technical school. Commitment to community service Well-defined goals. Go to: to apply. 

John T. and Julia A. Spellman Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 15
Amount: N/A
Eligibility: Must demonstrate financial need through an income statement and be accepted to college. Available at under "General Scholarship Funds" or in the guidance office.

Caroline Wilson Cook Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 15
Amount: $4,000
Eligibility: Seniors with a record of service to others Strength in the face of adversity - particularly a chronic illness or that of a parent Interested in the importance of physical activity and music Must have 3.0 GPA or higher. Must be nominated by a counselor or teacher to verify adversity Complete application which is available in room 238.

Minority Journalism Scholarship

Deadline: April 19
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: A high school senior planning to major in journalism at an Ohio College or University. Apply online here.

Friends of the Barberton Public Library

Deadline:  April 22
Amount:   $1,000
Eligibility: High School senior residing in Barberton and accepted to college or technical school. Download the application form.

Bath Business Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 23
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: High School Seniors living in Bath and majoring in business with a 2.5 GPA.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc - Eta Tau Lambda Chapter Akron, Ohio

Deadline: April 23
Amount: Ten $2,000 scholarships ($500/year for 4 years)
Eligibility: Financial need, 3.0 GPA. Downoad the application.

Aitaneet Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 26
Amount: $1,000 to $4,000
Eligibility: Seniors of Lebanese Christian descent accepted to college. Applications and guidelines can be found at

Ohio Credit Union Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 30
Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Create a 1 to 2.5 minute video answering the this question: "How has your credit union been centered on you and why should your peers go to a credit union for their financial needs?" Click Here for more details on the video contest and how to submit it. Any member of an Ohio-based credit uniion who is accepted to a college for any degree is eligible. 

Italian American Professional & Businessmen's Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 30
Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Graduating seniors with Italian descent are eligible. Apply here:

Akron Amateur Softball Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1
Amount: Three $1,000 scholarships
Eligibility: Summit County Senior with a 3.0 GPA and 2 Varsity Letters in Softball. Download the application.

Dave DiGirolamo Memorial Cuyahoga Falls - Stow Little League North Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1
Amount: Unspecified
Eligibility: Enrolling in college in the fall and played for Little League North for at least two years (to include 12U). Download the application.

Phi Delta Kappa - Beta Lota Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or better planning to major in education. Applications available in room 238.

Demkee Family Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
Amount: $1200
Eligibility: Must be a registered parishioner in a Wayne or Summit County parish planning to attend the University of Akron. Application available at

Aultman Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Deadline: May 1 
Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: $2,500 renewable scholarship for students planning to attend Aultman College. Member of racial or ethnic minority group with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Applications available at

The Jean Thomas Lambert Foundation Scholarship 

Deadline: May 12
Amount: Up to $3,000 a semester
Eligibility: Lack financial means to attend college, attain at least a 3.0 in Junior or Senior years, at least a 22 on ACT, participate in extra – curricular activities, have two letters of recommendation. Go to the guidance office for an application and more information. 

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Deadline: May 14
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Must reside in Cuyahoga Falls or Silver Lake and be a graduating senior. Download the application

Wang-Ji Family Scholarship for Health Professionals

Deadline: May 24
Amount: $2,500 (2)
Eligibility: Juniors or Seniors who are members of AAPI community of Northeast Ohio (Asian Americans/Pacific Islander). Application available at

Summit Athletic Running Club Scholarship

Deadline: May 31
Amount: $500 - $2,000
Eligibility: One male and one female student awarded between $500 to $2000. High school seniors in Summit County who demonstrate a commitment to distance running with a 2.5 GPA or higher accepted to college. Application available at

The Ivan and Judith Flohr Scholarship

Deadline: June 15
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Seniors in NE Ohio majoring in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering. Write a 1,000-word essay on "Why I Feel I have the Tools for Success." Application available at

BigSun Scholarship 

Deadline: June 19
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Must be an athlete preparing to graduate and attend a post secondary institution. Go to to apply 

Balanced Man Scholarship at Cleveland State

Deadline:  August 15
Amount: Varies - $500 to $1000
Eligibility: High School Male Students planning to attend Cleveland State with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Apply at