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Ohio Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 28, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Ohio students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This offers a varied amount to full-time graduating high school seniors with a 3.4 GPA, of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to pursue their college education. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. This application is due January 31st. Learn more here.

This offers a varied amount to a African-American female Greater Cincinnati high school senior pursuing their college education. They must have a good standing academic record, show personal challenges and hardships, ACT and/or SAT scores, letters of recommendation, class rank, honors and awards, involvement in extracurricular activities and community service, and employment history. This application is due January 15. Learn more here.

This provides $2,000 to individuals that are in their fourth year of high school, that intend on enrolling at a higher educational institution to obtain a degree in agriculture, that are members of the Future Farmers of America, whose family shops at Beck’s Hybrids Seeds, and that live in one of 14 states including Ohio. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here. 

 

This provides $1,000 to an individual who is a fourth year high school student or in college, who plans on obtaining a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, or a certification in any area of agriculture at a higher educational institution, who has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, who has engaged in various activities to help their community, who lives in one of 14 states including Ohio, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Learn more here.

This provides $1,500 to an individual who is a fourth year high school student or in college, who plans on obtaining a bachelor’s degree in one of four specified areas at a higher educational institution, who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who lives in one of 25 states including Ohio, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Learn more here.

This provides $1,000 to individuals that are fourth year high school students, that intend on obtaining their bachelor’s degree in a specified area, that have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, that reside on a family farm, that have engaged in various activities to help their communities, that are members of the Future Farmers of America, and that live in one of nine states including Ohio. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here.

This provides $2,500 to individuals that are fourth year high school students, that intend on obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a higher educational institution in one of 6 fields of study, that live in one of 3 states including Ohio, that have engaged in activities to help their communities, that are members of the Future Farmers of America, and that require financial assistance to further their education. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Learn more here. 

This provides $5,000 to individuals that are fourth year high school students, that intend on obtaining their bachelor’s degree from a higher educational institution in a specified field of study, that live in and intend on enrolling at a college/university in one of three states including Ohio, that have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, that require financial assistance to further their education, and that are members of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here.  

 

This provides $3,000 to an individual who is a fourth year high school student or in college, who plans on obtaining a bachelor’s degree in one of six specified areas of agriculture at a higher educational institution, who requires financial assistance to further their education, who lives in one of 25 states including Ohio, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Learn more here.

This provides $2,000 to an individual who is a fourth year high school student or in college, who intends on obtaining an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate/degree from a higher educational institution, who requires financial assistance to continue their educational career, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here.

 

This provides $1,000 to an individual who is a fourth year high school student or in college, who intends on obtaining a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from a higher educational institution, who identifies as male, who will be going to an educational institution that has an Alpha Gamma Rho chapter, who demonstrates qualities that align with a leader, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here. 

This provides $5,000 to an individual who intends on obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a higher educational institution and plans on studying a major related to agriculture, who would identify as disabled or handicapped, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here.

This provides $1,000 to an individual who is a fourth year high school student or in college, who intends on obtaining an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate/degree from a higher educational institution in one of five field of studies, who has a GPA that is a 3.0 or higher, who lives in the United States, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here.

This provides $1,000 to to an individual who is a fourth year high school student or in college, who intends on obtaining an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate/degree from a higher educational institution in one of four majors, and who is a member of the Future Farmers of America. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Read more here.

This provides up to $80,000 to individuals that have DACA, TPS, or arrived in the United States prior to November 2016 and would have met the requirements for DACA. Additionally, these individuals must have been younger than 16 when they arrived in the United States, must require financial assistance to further their education, must be a resident of one of 20 states including Ohio, must be a fourth year student or have received their diploma from a high school in one of 20 states including Ohio, must have a minimum GPA of 2.8, and must plan to attend one of the organization’s partner colleges. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Read more here.

February

This offers a varied amount to a  full-time high school senior or full-time college freshman or sophomore who is younger than 20, has at least a GPA of 3.0 for graduating high school seniors or 2.75 for college applicants. This application is due February 15 Website here.

This offers $2,500 to high school seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area with community service, recommendation provided by peers or faculty familiar with the student’s community impact, and intending to declare a major in a STEM-related field of study at a college or university program.This application is due February 15. Learn more here.






This offers $4,000 to students residing in Ohio and attending an Ohio pursuing their college education during the scholarship year, in a water industry related program. The deadline is February 11th. Website here.

This offers a varied amount to Ohio residents who are Pell-eligible and show academic excellence.This application is due February 1st. Learn more here.

 

This offers $2,000 to $4,000 to students living in Ohio that attend an Ohio higher educational institution, that are pursuing their college education during the scholarship year, and that are in a water industry related program. The deadline is February 11th. Website here.

This awards $3,000 to candidates. Candidates must be the child of a worker for the Simon Property Group who has worked with this company for a minimum of a year, be younger than 23 years old, and be a fourth-year high school student or college student intending to attend an associate’s level, bachelor’s level, or technical educational institution. The deadline to apply is February 16th. Read more here.

This provides $1,500 to two students that have displayed citizenship by engaging in various activities to help their communities, that are United States citizens, that live in an Ohio township, and that intend on enrolling at a higher educational institution in Ohio to obtain their associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Read more here.

This provides $1,500 to two students that have a B average or higher, that either got a 22 or higher on the ACT or a 1000 or higher on the SAT, that are United States citizens, that live in an Ohio township, and that intend on enrolling at a higher educational institution in Ohio to obtain their associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Read more here.  

This offers up to $10,000 to a  student who must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll as a full-time student in the following year at a college or university, be a US citizen, be Pell Grant-eligible.  This application is due February 28th . Learn more here.

March

Scholarship contest offers $500 to students in grades 9-12 attending any high school in Ashland, Medina, Portage, Richland, Summit and Wayne Counties are eligible. This application is due March 5. Learn more here.

This offers a varied amount to a student who is enrolled or currently attending a two- or four-year accredited college located in the state of Ohio for a minimum of 6 credit hours, have at least a 3.0 GPA and express financial need. This application is due March 15. More info here.

This offers a varied amount to a graduating senior of a high school in Montgomery County; have a 3.5 GPA; and expresses financial. This application is due March 4. Website here.

This is for students who plan to pursue their college education in early childhood education, counseling or related fields. Students must express financial need, be enrolled full-time, and have a 2.75 GPA. This application is due March 14. Learn more here.

This offers $2,500 to an undergraduate student pursuing their college education  in welding engineering or welding engineering technology. Students must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma; be enrolled full or part time in the United states, have at least a 2.5 GPA and express financial need. This application is due March 1. Website here.

This is for Hispanic students from Greater Cleveland entering or continuing their college education.Students must be high school graduates enrolling full-time in college or university in the fall, live in Cuyahoga or Lorain County, be Hispanic or have at least one Hispanic parent, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA eligible student. This application is due March 16. Learn more here.



This offers $1,000 to thirty students who are fourth year high school students, who are the children or grandchildren of a member of the Co-Alliance Cooperative that has branches in four states including Ohio, and who intend on pursuing a career in agriculture. This application is due March 1st. Learn more here.

This awards 5 scholarships of varying amounts. Candidates must be a fourth year student at a high school and live in one of four different regions (Region I consists of 16 states including Ohio), must have displayed academic success throughout their high school career, must display that they are ready to begin their college career, and must intend to pursue a career in the automobile field. The deadline to apply is March 12th. Read more here.

This provides $1,000 to two individuals that are fourth year students at either Glenville High School or Collinwood High School which are both in Cleveland, Ohio, that identify as African-American, that intend to attend a non-profit college/university full-time, that intend to obtain their degree in education, and that have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

This provides $1,000 to individuals that live in either Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, or Geauga counties in Ohio, that intend to attend a non-profit higher educational institution full-time, that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, that intend to fund a part of their education, that are a part of the ROTC program, and that have displayed entrepreneurism. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This provides $1,500 to individuals that live in Cleveland, that are fourth year high school students, that intend to attend a non-profit college/university, that have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.3, that require financial assistance to further their education, that have displayed qualities that align with that of a leader, and that have special skills. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

This is awarded to individuals that attended a high school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, that identify as female, that plan to attend a higher educational institution, that have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and that require financial assistance to further their education. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This provides $3,000 to individuals that have obtained their diploma from a public high school, that live in Cuyahoga County, that intend to attend a non-profit college/university full-time, that have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and that require financial assistance to further their education. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

This provides $500 to $1,500 to an individual that is a fourth year high school student, that lives in the 4th district of the Cleveland Police Department, that plans to attend a non-profit higher educational institution, that has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, that requires financial assistance to further their education, and that has engaged in various activities to help their community. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This provides up to $2,000 to individuals that are fourth year students at Glenville High School or Ginn Academy which are both in Cleveland, Ohio, that plan to attend a non-profit higher educational institution, that have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, that require financial assistance to further their education, that have engaged in various activities to help their communities, and that have displayed qualities that align with that of a leader. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

This is awarded to individuals that are fourth year students at a high school in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, that live in Cuyahoga County, that plan to attend a non-profit higher educational institution, that have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, that have displayed a passion for STEM fields of study, and that intend to pursue a career specifically in civil engineering. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This is awarded to individuals that live in Northeast Ohio or that plan to attend a non-profit college/university in Northeast Ohio either full-time or part-time, that plan to major in accounting, and that have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More information here.

This is awarded to fourth year high school students that have lived in Ohio for at least 2 years, that have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, that plan to attend a non-profit higher educational institution, that require financial assistance to further their education, and that identify as a minority. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here. 



This provides $1,000 to individuals that are considered deaf or hard of hearing or that have a family member that is considered deaf or hard of hearing, that utilizes American Sign Language, that intends on attending a non-profit college/university, that has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, that requires financial assistance, and that identifies as African American, Latino American, or Native American. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This is awarded to fourth year high school students that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, that plan to attend a non-profit higher educational institution, and that require financial assistance to further their education. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This provides $1,000 to fourth year students at one of three high schools in Cleveland, Ohio that live in Cleveland, that have a 3.5 or higher, that plan to attend a non-profit college/university, and that require financial assistance to further their education. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

This offers $10,000-$15,000 to students who are US citizens living and studying within a 150-mile radius of Houston, PA with a GPA of 3.0. The students’ field of study must be in technology, engineering, math, or metals. Students must be registered or plan to be registered as a full-time student. This application is due March 31st. Website here.

April

This awards $3,000 to a student who is  currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and has at least a 2.5 GPA. This application is due April 30th. Learn more here.

This awards $3,000 to a student who is  currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and has at least a 2.5 GPA. This application is due April 30th. More info. Here.

This offers $2,500 to  undergraduate or graduate college students that participated in GAC programs (Softball, Baseball, Cheerleading or Football) while living within the Greentown Fire District. This application is due April 1.  Website here.

This offers up to $48,000 to a college-bound high school senior; 2.5 GPA; continuous membership and active participation in the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA for the 3 years prior to April of the application year; participation in sports or  fitness activities; commitment to community service as a volunteer, particularly at the Y. Must demonstrate caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in daily life; and, must demonstrate leadership qualities. This application is due April 3. More information here.

These are for students who openly identify as LGBTQ and have a 3.0 GPA. There are a range of scholarships available. The deadline to apply is in April. Read more about it here.

This offers $1,000 to six students that attend or plan to attend an Ohio higher educational institution. The students must be obtaining a bachelor’s degree in one of 39 majors as specified by Goodyear. Three of these six students must have obtained their diploma from a school in the Akron Public School District. This application is due April 1st. More information here.

 

This offers $2,500 to three students who complete both a creative component and essay. These students must attend or plan to attend an Ohio higher educational institution and must be obtaining a bachelor’s degree in one of 15 majors as specified by Goodyear. One of these three students must identify as a female. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Learn more here.

This offers $1,000 scholarships to 9 students who complete an essay. These students must attend or plan to attend an Ohio higher educational institution and must be obtaining a bachelor’s degree in one of 15 majors as specified by Goodyear. Two of these nine students must have obtained their diploma from a school in the Akron Public School District. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Learn more here. 

This has awards for seniors whose intended major is in an area of the sciences and who are in need of financial assistance.  Students must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college degree program. There are six awards for $1,000. The deadline to apply is April 8th. Read more about it here.

 

This offers $2,000-$5,000 to students who are US citizens living and studying within a 150-mile radius of Houston, PA with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The students’ field of study must be in science, technology, engineering, or math. Students must be registered or plan to be registered as a full-time student. This application is due April 15th. Website here.

 

This offers $2,000-$5,000 to students who are US citizens living and studying within a 150-mile radius of Houston, PA with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The students must plan to attend either a LPN/LVN, ADN, or RN program. Students must be registered or plan to be registered as a full-time student. This application is due April 15th. Website here.

This is awarded to individuals that have a parent that is a member of the Laborer’s District Council of Ohio, that intend to attend a non-profit college/university, that have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, that have engaged in activities to help their communities, and that are United States citizens or legal residents. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Learn more here.

This is awarded to an individual that is a child or grandchild of an eligible Covia employee, that intends to attend a college/university in the United States, that is below the age of 26, that has a GPA of 2.75 or higher, that requires financial assistance to further their education, that has displayed academic success throughout their high school career, and that has displayed qualities that align with that of a leader. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Read more here.

This offers $2,000 to two local high school students in the Canton-Massillon area who are pursuing a career in metallurgy, materials science or other engineering/science disciplines. A minimum ACT composite score of 28 is required. This application is due April 23rd. Website here.

May

This offers $1,500 to one pilot from the Midwest working to obtain higher ratings in aviation. Students must hold a current Private Pilot Certificate and plan to pursue advanced training in aviation. This application is due May 15. Website here.

This offers $1,000 to students majoring in recreation, parks and leisure studies throughout Ohio.This application is due May 7. More info. Here

This offers $1,000 to a student who has a declared major in a relevant degree program at a college or university in Ohio or live in Ohio, have completed or be enrolled in courses that add up to a minimum of 30 credit hours and at least 12 credit hours in their major and must have a 3.0 GPA in their major. This application is due May 7. Learn more here.

This offers $4,000 to a female who lives in Ohio; be enrolled in a four-year U.S. accredited university/college; have at least a 3.0 GPA and be able to demonstrate service within the community in some way. This application is due May 31. More information here.

This scholarship offers a varied amount to  high school seniors who are involved in the NOSB during their high school career, want to pursue their career in the ocean sciences or a marine-related field, and show academic success and integrity. This application is due May 25. More information here.

This offers $ 1,250 to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field that is related to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an accredited college or university within the United States for the coming academic year. Students must be graduating from an Ohio high school with at least a 2.5 GPA. This application is due May 15. Learn more here.

This provides up to $50,000 over the course of four years, thus $12,500 each year, to individuals that have a parent that is an active-duty service member, that are in their fourth year of high school, that have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and that intend to obtain their bachelor’s degree from a higher educational institution. The deadline to apply is in May. Read more here.

This provides up to $3,000 to individuals that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County and plan to attend or already attend a higher educational institution and major in one of 4 specified majors. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This is given to three individuals that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County, that come from a family that is a part of the commercial dairy farm business, that are attending or planning to attend a higher educational institution, and that are majoring in animal science. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.    

This is given to one individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County (specifically, priority is given to an individual that went to a school in the Pymatuning Valley School District), that plans to attend or already attends a higher educational institution, and that plans on majoring in one of 4 specified majors. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This is given to an individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County and that plans to attend or already attends a higher educational institution and majors in one of 4 specified majors. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here. 

 

This is given to an individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in one of three areas (Pymatuning Valley School District, Grand Valley Local Schools, or Jefferson Area Schools) and that plans to attend or already attends Ohio State University or the Agricultural Technical Institute and majors in one of 4 specified majors. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This is given to an individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County and that plans to attend or already attends a higher educational institution and majors in one of 5 specified majors. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

These are given to two individuals that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County, that plan on attending or already attend a higher educational institution, and whose families obtain a part of their income from farming.The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This is given to an individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County, that plans to attend or already attends a higher educational institution, whose family obtains a part of their income from dairy or another crop, and that participated in 4-H or the Future Farmers of America Livestock Project for 3 or more years. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This is given to an individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County (specifically from a high school in the Jefferson Area School District), that plans to attend or already attends a higher educational institution, that majors in one of 3 specific areas, and whose family obtains their income from dairy. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here. 

 

This is given to an individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County, that was considered an ATECH student, and that plans to attend or already attends a higher educational institution. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This provides either $1,000 to one individual or $500 to two individuals that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County, that plans to attend or already attends a higher educational institution, that majors in one of seven areas, and that participated in Future Farmers of America or Ag classes during their high school career. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This is given to an individual that obtained their diploma from a high school in Ashtabula County, that participated in the 4-H club for 4 years or more in their county, that has performed well in the 4-H club, that has displayed qualities that align with that of a leader, that has demonstrated academic success throughout their educational journey, and that has engaged in various activities to help their community. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

This offers between $500 and $3,500 to fourth year students at a high school in Montgomery County, Ohio that have a minimum GPA of 3.0, that can receive the Pell Grant, that live in Montgomery County, that intend to enroll in a higher educational institution full-time, and that require financial assistance to further their education. 18 higher educational institutions would match this scholarship if an individual given this scholarship chooses to attend. This application is due May 3rd. Website here.

This offers $5,000 to spouses of active-duty service members. Students must plan to pursue their college education in various ways. (online, undergraduate, graduate). This application is due May 4th. Website here.

This is given to students that are pursuing a degree in recreation, which includes 12 specified fields of study. The deadline to apply is May 7th.  Read more here.

This offers a varied amount to children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. Students must live in Ohio, enroll full-time in undergraduate study and pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree at an eligible Ohio college or university, and be between the ages of 16 and 24. The deadline is May 15th. Learn more here.

This offers $ 750 to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field that is related to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an accredited college or university within the United States for the coming academic year. Students must be graduating from an Ohio high school with at least a 2.5 GPA. This application is due May 23rd. Learn more here.

This provides $750 to individuals that are in their fourth year at a high school in Ohio, that intend to pursue a degree in journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications at a higher educational institution in the United States, and that have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The deadline to apply is May 23rd. Read more here.

June

This offers a varied amount to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are pursuing a degree in health care.This application is due June 11. Learn more here.

This provides scholarships to individuals that plan to attend a higher educational institution in one of ten states including Ohio, that are of Korean descent, that have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and that require financial assistance to further their education. This application is due June 30th. Website here.

July

This offers $2,500 to a student who submits an inspiring personal essay. Must be currently registered at a high school, college, or university in the Greater Pittsburgh area including Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia. This application is due July 31st.Website here.

 

August

September

October

This is for Ohio residents who express the highest levels of financial need who are enrolled at Ohio public university main campuses, Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private, for-profit institutions. This application is due October 1. Learn more here.

This covers all tuition costs for a bachelor’s degree from one of the program’s partner higher educational institutions. Individuals that apply for this program must have DACA, TPS, or be considered undocumented. Additionally, they must require financial assistance to further their education, must have displayed success throughout their academic journey, and must attend high school or community college or must have received their high school diploma or GED. The deadline to apply is October 23rd. Learn more here.

November

This provides up to $55,000 every year over the course of four years to individuals that are in their fourth year of high school in the United States, that plan on obtaining their bachelor’s degree from a higher educational institution, that have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, that require financial assistance to further their education, that have qualities that align with that of a leader, and that have displayed perseverance. The deadline to apply is November 17th. Read more here. 

December

Deadline's Vary

This offers a varied amount to high school seniors, current college students and adults from select counties in Ohio. Website here.

This offers one-hundred percent tuition to Ohio National Guard members attending a two- or four- year public college or university. Participants must commit to completing a six-year enlistment in the Ohio National Guard.Website here.

This offers a varied amount to the children and spouses of peace officers, firefighters and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty, anywhere in the United States. Students must reside in Ohio, be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and attend a college/university in Ohio. More information here.

This awards $1,000 to an individual who is in their fourth year of high school or is in college, who intends on acquiring an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate/degree from a higher educational institution, who is a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), and who has acquired the signature from a Ford Dealer. Read more here.

This is for students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11. Read more here.

This awards $4,000 to individuals that are in their fourth year of high school or that are already in college. Additionally, this scholarship is awarded to students that displayed academic success throughout their high school career, that have been active in their community, that have displayed qualities that align with a leader, that display a passion for problems affecting the LGBTQ community, that consider themselves a lesbian, and that intend to enroll in a higher educational institution within the United States in the upcoming fall semester. Read more here.

This provides $1,000 to individuals that are in their fourth year of high school, in college already, or older individuals who are returning to school. Additionally, they must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, must intend to attend a higher educational institution, must require financial assistance to further their education, and must live in a rural region. The deadline for fall is June 30th and the deadline for spring is November 30th. Learn more here.

This provide up to $10,000 to individuals that are either a football player, a male athlete, a female athlete, or involved in art in any form, that have demonstrated academic success throughout their educational career, that have displayed character, that require financial assistance to further their education, that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and that are fourth year students at Wickliffe High School in Wickliffe, Ohio. Read more here. 

 

This is awarded to individuals that are fourth year students at Brecksville – Broadview Heights High School which is in Broadview Heights, Ohio, that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, that plan to attend a non-profit college/university, that require financial assistance to further their education, and that have engaged in activities to help their communities. Learn more here.

This provides $1,000 to individuals that are fourth year students at Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio and that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Read more here.

This is awarded to individuals that are fourth year students at Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio, that have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, that plan on attending a non-profit college/university, and that require financial assistance to further their education. Learn more here.

This awards up to $10,000 over the course of 2 years to fourth year students at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, that plan to attend a college/university, that have engaged in activities to help their community, and that require financial assistance to further their education. Read more here.

This provides up to $10,000 to fourth year students at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and that require financial assistance to further their education. Learn more here. 

This provides $1,000 to fourth year students at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, that have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and that require financial assistance to further their education. Read more here.  

 

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.