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Grants & Loans

Stafford Loans - Fixed-rate student loans for undergraduate and graduate students
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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: March 23, 2022 

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: October 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: http://www.odenzascholarships.com 


Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship 

Deadline: October 1
Amount: 4 year renewable, $2,500 per year 
Eligibility: To apply, please go to this website: https://www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/10/cleveland-browns-marion-motley.html


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. 


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 www.NFSGI.com/scholarship


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: October 31 
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Seniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA may apply at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants


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. Apply at https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships


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): go.udayton.edu/MLSLeaders


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Amount: Up to $40,000 per year over 4 years
Eligibility: Seniors with demonstrated financial need. Apply at http://www.jkcf.org/


Elks National “Most Valuable Student" Scholarship 

Deadline: November 15
Amount: Various 
Eligibility: The application process must be initiated online this year at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm


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 https://bk-scholars.com/


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: http://www.uakron.edu/development/funds/?id=529828


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 https://flohrmachine.com/Flohr-Scholarship-Program.pdf.


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: http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships


John F. Kennedy Essay Contest 

Deadline: January 14 
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 http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx


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

Deadline: February 7
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. Apply at https://form.jotform.com/OhioACAC/2022WarrenApplication


JCI Senate Scholarship

Deadline: January 14
Amount: Various
Eligibility: Seniors residing in Ohio. To complete your application go to http://ohiojcisenate.org/


Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarship

Deadline: February 11
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: All graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue a post high school education. Apply online: http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/community/scholarship-program 


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 will be available in room 238 when the Optimist Club of Akron sends the form. For more information, visit this site - https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships3.cfm.


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. Apply here https://newmansociety.org/the-newman-guide/essay-scholarship-contest/


AAA Ohio Auto Club Scholarship

Deadline: February 25 
Amount: Five, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded
Eligibility: Seniors who served as AAA School Safety Patrol members. Application available at AAA.com/SafetyPatrol 


Greater Akron Touchdown Club Foundation 

Deadline: March 1
Amount: Various
Eligibility: **This scholarship program will end after the 2021-22 school year.** Must plan to attend college next fall and earn at last one varsity letter for participation in an interscholastic sport. Apply online here. (The link to the application is blocked by the school’s firewall, but available outside of the building.)


Urban League Scholarship

Deadline: February 18
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. Apply here: https://forms.gle/AiJuGGRQnVrCBZym8


Simon Youth Community Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 16
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 http://programs.applyists.com/syf/


Optimist Club of Akron CCDHH Scholarship

Deadline: June 1
Amount: $3500
Eligibility: Students through grade twelve with a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more. Application available at https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships2.cfm


Dream . . . Innovate . . . Grow Scholarship

Deadline: March 1
Amount: $1,000 per year renewable
Eligibility: Seniors with a 3.0 GPA and leadership, service, and character. Download application here.


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 www.uachooseohiofirst.com to access the application. 


Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st
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 here.


Ohio Gas Association Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st
Amount:  $1,000 (renewable for 3 additional years
Eligibility: Must have a career goal in the natural gas or related energy field, possess a 3.0 GPA or higher. Application can be downloaded here.


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 https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html


Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union

Deadline: March 15
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 https://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/catholic-scholarship-program-2021-2022-school-year/


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 https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/


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.

Contact John Carroll University, Notre Dame College, or Ursuline College for an application.


Junior Women’s Civic Club

Deadline: March 31st
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  www.jwccakron.org/scholarship-information/


Free Speech Essay Contest - City Club of Cleveland

Deadline: March 31
Amount: Up to $1000 - amount varies
Eligibility: Grades 9 - 12 - must write researched essay on topic provided. Application available at https://www.cityclub.org/support/support-student-programs/free-speech-essay-contest


Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 8th
Eligiblity: Seniors or returning college students who reside in Cuyahoga Falls
Amount: Varies
Application can be found at this link https://www.cfchamber.com/chamber-of-commerce-foundation/

 

 

Optimist Club of Akron Scholarship 

Deadline: April 15
Amount: $1,500 - four will be awarded to two male and two female students 
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: April 15
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 - nataslgl.org. 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: http://shc-medina.org/opportunities/scholarships/


Homer Unkefer Agricultural Scholarships

Deadline: March 31
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.


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 www.hudecdental.com/scholarship 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 www.fieldsoflearning.org. 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 https://sites.google.com/site/iotasigmapicleveland/bp-scholarship. 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 https://www.greatclips.com/about-us/news-room/the-great-scholarship-program


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.


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. 


Summit County Counselors' Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 8
Amount: $750
Eligibility: Attend a school with a participating member of SCCA. Have a 3.25 GPA and plan to major in Education. Application


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


Believe in Ohio STEM Scholarship

Deadline: April 15
Amount: $1,000 (99 will be awarded - one in each of Ohio's 99 House of Representative Districts).
Eligibility: Junior or Senior in good academic standing who has involvement in a rigorous STEM or entrepreneurship competition or research project. 
Application. Additional information can be found here.

 

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 application.horatioalger.org.


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: www.justusrhythmnmotion.com 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 www.akroncf.org/Students/ScholarshipFunds.aspx 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: February 1
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. Apply online here.


Bath Business Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 22
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 1
Amount: Ten $2,000 scholarships ($500/year for 4 years)
Eligibility: Financial need, 3.0 GPA. Download the application. For more informtion, visit their website.


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 aitaneetfoundation.kawkabani.com


American Association of Drilling Engineers Scholarship

Deadline: April 29
Amount: $2,000 renewable for four years - up to ten will be awarded this year.
Eligibility: 3.5 GPA or higher, 27 ACT Composite or SAT of 1200 or higher (must have 600 or higher in both verbal and math). Be enrolled in an accredited college in Ohio, Pennsylvania or West Virginia and considering a career in the oil and gas industry. Application

 

 

Ohio Credit Union Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
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 union 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: https://iapbc.org/scholarship/


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.


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 https://www.catholiccommunity.org/grants 


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 http://www.asiaohio.org/scholarship/


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 www.summitathletic.com/scholarship


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 https://flohrmachine.com/Flohr-Scholarship-Program.pdf.


Tribeca Capital Group Scholarship

Deadline: June 15
Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen and admitted or enrolled in college. Application

 

BigSun Scholarship 

Deadline: June 19
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Must be an athlete preparing to graduate and attend a post secondary institution. Go to http://www.bigsunathletics.com 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 www.csuohio.edu/SigEp