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Community and National Scholarships
Criteria- membership in 4 H -- awards and other criteria vary.
Award: $500
Criteria: You are NOT required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible, winner is selected based on essay (500-1000 words)
Deadline: Oct. 6th
Criteria 200 word bio and 1,200-1,500 word essay on how Alzheimer's disease has impacted your life. $5,000. Deadline: Feb. 15th
Criteria-plan on attending Kent State University to major in Early Childhood or Middle Childhood Education. 3.0 GPA. Need Based.
April 1 deadline.
Memorial Scholarship - Two $500 scholarships available to any Ohio resident pursuing a career path that is related to the HVACR industry may apply.
$5,000
Criteria: Be a high school senior, be a child of a Foreign Service employee, maintain a satisfactory academic record (cumulative 2.0 GPA)

Due: February 6 and March 6

Criteria-a commitment to the hospitality industry - hotel/restaurant management, culinary arts, travel/tourism, or hotel administration. $500-5,000 scholarships.

Scholarship applications for the 2017-18 school year will open in early 2017

6 scholarships available. Criteria, awards, and due dates vary.
Awards of up to $2,500 per year.

Criteria: Maintain a 2.5 overall GPA, Maintain an art major, make consistent progress toward building a portfolio of quality work, support both the curricular and extracurricular program of the Department of Art.

*Note: Scholarship portfolios will be accepted at any time, however, priority will be given to portfolios received before Feb. 15th.

$1,000
The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing an animation related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
Must submit an original 500-1000 word essay.

Deadline: June 1st

$1,000
Criteria: The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing a fashion related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Fashion related fields include, but are not limited to, the following programs:

Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Management
Fashion Retailing

Must submit a 500-1000 word essay

Deadline: June 1st

$1,000
Open to all U.S. seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
Deadline: Aug 31st
$1,000 scholarship.300-500 essay. Deadline: Two dates per year.
$1,000-$2,000 Award
Requirements: Recommended by your College Now advisor, 2.5 GPA, 18+ ACT, pell grant eligible
Essay- typed, 1 page, discussing commitment to the community, desire to obtain an education, challenges or obstacles to obtaining that education, why you would like to receive this scholarships, goals, dreams, etc.

Deadline: April 5th

Scholarships are available for full time students attending a US or Canadian college or ASE/NATEF certified post secondary school for automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians.

Deadline: 3/31

The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.

June 30

Offered in February of the student's senior year.
Based on community involvement. Deadline: December
Award Value: $1,000
Criteria: 1,000 word essay
Deadline: May 22nd
$1,000
Criteria: Must be enrolled at an accredited Ohio college, university, or technical school. Must have a major, or plan to have a major, relating to environmental sciences or environmental education. Must reside in Lorain County.
500 word essay.

April Deadline

Criteria: Have been born in Cambodia or have parents, either of whom were born in Cambodia, minimum of a 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a public or private, not-for-profit higher educational institution approved for Federal financial aid.
Deadline: April 29th
The applicant must submit an essay discussing the following question. HOW HAS MY EXPERIENCE WITH CANCER IMPACTED MY LIFE VALUES AND CAREER GOALS? Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1200 words. Criteria- Diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21.
Award: $1,000
Criteria: Minimum GPA of 3.5, Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry.
Deadline: July 31st
Ten, $2,000 scholarships . Criteria : 500 word essay &community involvement.

Feb. deadline

(Marion Motley Scholarship) two 3 year-renewable up to $2,500 per year. Criteia-2.5 GPA, ACT 18 min. Need Based. Deadline Oct. 1st
$1250 award.
Requirements: Recommended by your College Now advisor, 3.0 GPA, 18+ ACT score, pell eligible, must be a minority. Student must agree to volunteer at two Cleveland Indians Outreach events.

Deadline: April 5th

Criteria: truly movitaved , dedicated , involved high school students. Coca-cola awards 3 million a year in scholarships to 250 deserving students. Apply online www.coca-colascholars.org .
Deadline Oct. 31.
Award amount varies.
Requirements: Recommended by your college now advisor, 2.5 GPA, 18+ ACT score, pell grant eligible.

Deadline: April 5th

Must be a Midview student.
2-3 page typed paper describing a goal you have set for yourself, how you worked to achieve that goal, and whether it was achieved or not.

Due: April 15th

Complete the College Now Scholarship application, be recommended by your College Now advisor, cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5, minimum ACT composite score of 18 OR combined verbal and math SAT score of 940, one page essay explaining interest in art, dance, fashion, music or theater and how this scholarship would help you to achieve your life goals.

Deadline: April 5th

Toyota challenges kids to drive distraction-free. Teens can create a PSA on the dangers of distracted driving to win prizes of up to $15,000.

Deadline is Feb. 28th

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Due at Elyria Elks Lodge in November
Multiple Scholarships available to EHS seniors through your Naviance account.

To log on, go to connection.naviance.com/elyriahs
Username is LastnameFirstnameGradyear
Ex: SmithJane19
Password is Studentnumberecs
Ex: 123456ecs

Various scholarship for students interested in any aspect of aviation.
Criteria: Interest, exposure to aviation, future plans , reason for need or want.
Criteria- enroll in a 4yr. university with emphasis on agribusiness economics, agribusiness financing, accounting or economics. 3.0

Multiple scholarships, deadlines vary

Multiple Scholarships, Award amounts vary. Deadlines Vary.
Applications available on line after Dec.
$10,000 renewable. Criteria: Demonstration of leadership. 3.0/4.0 GPA . Financial need. Enrolling in 4yr. college or university.

January deadline

$500 Scholarship
Criteria: Accepted to a post-secondary institution for Fall of 2016, submit a short story, and hold a GPA of 2.5 of greater

Due: June 15

Value Range - $250-$1,500
Can be used toward professional tools
Must be entering the cosmetology field

Due: March 31st

$1,000
Must submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay
Deadline: Dec. 15
Multiple scholarships- average, annual amount is $1500-$2,000 per award.
Eligibility: Only persons with a proposed academic study of Forestry, Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Landscaping, or Culinary Arts are eligible for this scholarship.

Due: April 1, 2017

Multiple scholarships opportunities, varying award amounts.

Deadlines vary.

up to $20,000 ($5,000/ yr. renewable) Criteria- Elyria & Midview seniors, 2.8 GPA, 2 letters of recommendations, merit based on community service, volunteerism and extra curricular. (Immediate family members of Elyria Rotary are not eligible).
$2,500 renewable. Criteria: Need based, 150 word statements of career objectives and goals. Open to Oberlin, Keystone, Firelands and Wellington students. Deadline May 1st.
Award amount ranges from $500 to $5,000 renewable per year. Criteria: GPA of 3.0 , Ohio resident. Apply online starting December. Application due February
up to $5,000. Must be female 17 years or older.
$1000. Criteria: Continuing education in his/her related field at an accredited college, technical or trade school. Open to students in the following : Collision Repair, Auto Technologies, Industrial Equipment Mechanics , Masonry, Carpentry, Plumbing, Industrial Electricity, Welding, Precision Machine Trades or Landscaping.
Due April 1st.
Scholarship Amount: The amount of the scholarship varies but averages $500.00 (may be more or less).

Eligibility Criteria: Be a graduating LCJVS senior; be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the following academic year as a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary school within the United States; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.; applicant does not need to have ever donated blood; have a 2.0 GPA or above while enrolled at the LCJVS; and have the heart of a vocational learner and be sincere about pursuing post-secondary education.

Criteria: Letter of recommendation, 300 word essay

Deadline: April 30

Numerous scholarship opportunities
Awards and deadlines vary
Multiple scholarships all on one form! Most have min.2.0 GPA. Scholarship opens approx. Dec.and deadline is late Feb- early March.
$500 Criteria – Family members of Bureau. Pursuing college or technical school any field.
1,000 Criteria-Majoring in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry or Ag-business. March deadline.
2-3 scholarships ranging from $500-$700. Criteria: Child or grandchild of a current or retired Lo. Co. Educator, academic record, ACT/SAT scores, financial need, 2 teacher recommendations and personal essay. April deadline.
Award: $1,000
Criteria: Enrolled for the fall semester at a two or four year college or university in Ohio in an agricultural or natural resource related field. Must be a Lorain County resident.
Deadline: April 13th
Attention Seniors whose parents/guardians are members of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative. LMRE offers TWO separate scholarship opportunities.
1. Children of members scholarship- LMRE will award two $3,000 scholarships to one senior boy and one senior girl. The runners-up in each of the two divisions will receive a $2,000 scholarship award. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 of better.
2. Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship- LMRE will issue a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has overcome personal or family challenges by demonstrating a high level of maturity, has high standards of character, demonstrates determination in coping with their circumstances, has good citizenship traits, and a record of contribution to their local community - all values expressed by the Touchstone Energy brand.

Due date: No later than 4pm on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Award amount varies.
Requirements: recommended by your college now advisor, 2.5 GPA, 18+ ACT score, pell eligible, one page typed essay.

Deadline: April 5th

Criteria: Must be a resident of Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain or Summit County and attending an eligible non-degree certificate, license or degree in a vocational or technical program that is up to two years in length at a public or private not-for-profit college or university. Must demonstrate financial need.
Award: $1,000
Criteria: Current high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA
Deadline: Sept. 25th
Open to African American Seniors . Criteria : 3.0 GPA. Required: Application submitted on line and essay. Scholarships are also offered for college undergraduates. March 1 deadline.
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation wants to put you on the path to achieving your dreams. We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships to students who want an education and a career in the foodservice industry, starting at $2,500 scholarships
NTHS gives multiple scholarships. Criteria: Current member and involvement in your professional orgamization. Scholarship deadline range from Jan- April. Check individual scholarship for details.
Three scholarships ( $2-$10,000) available for high school seniors pursuing majors in manufacturing, STEM, business disciplines, and demonstrate how their area of study prepares them for a career in manufacturing. Criteria: CTS -2.7, USS and CEIS 3.0. Students must demonstrate financial need. Due date: May 15
Check out NR High School Website for the local scholarship application good for up to 22 different scholarships. (Example: North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce: $500 any graduating NR student planning to major in a Business related curriculum.
See attachment for list of scholarships available to North Ridgeville seniors only!

Deadline: March 21, 2018

Amount varies.
The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, STEM disciplines.
Deadline: April 1st
Manufacturoing Major Scholarship. Up to $5,000. Criteria: Manufacturing based major. 2.5 GPA. Deadline : March.
Award: $2,500
Criteria: Graduating senior whose parent or legal guardian is a member in good standing of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 4/AFL-CIO, and who intends to enroll in a full-time degree program in any two, or four year accredited university, college, business or technical school. One scholarship is awarded to one applicant in each of the ten OAPSE/AFSCME Districts in the state.
Deadline: March 1st
$1,00 Criteria: Any student enrolled in a Ohio Career Technical Program is eligible. 500-1,00 word essay. Application available in student services. Deadline: March
Joseph Fighter- winner $1,000 and 2 runners-up 250.
Virgil Thompson- winner $1,000 and 2 runners up $550.
Criteria Jr. or Sen. Parents or grandparents are members. Essay required. Deadline: December
Award: $1,000 RENEWABLE for three additional years
Criteria: Must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry, or related energy field. Must be planning to attend an accredited Ohio college, university, technical, or trade school. GPA of 3.0+
Deadline: March
$1,500, Minority scholarship for students planning a major in print journalism, marketing or communications that have a 2.5 GPA. Deadline:March 31st
Also, grants for prior and current newspaper carriers.
Award: $,1000 RENEWABLE for 4 years
Criteria: Career goal in crude oil and natural gas industry or related energy field. Must be planning to attend an accredited Ohio college, university, technical, or trade school. GPA of 2.5+

Deadline: March

Three scholarships available: (1) Academic, (2) Technical, and (3) Special Education
Award: $500 each
Deadline: March 1st
Open to High School seniors who reside within one of the 1,308 Ohio townships. Three $1,500 scholarships awarded for local government achievement or academic achievement.
Criteria: 500 word essay, letters of recommendation and plan to attend an Ohio 2 or 4 year College or University.

Deadline: January

Award amount ranges from a partial to a full tuition scholarship.
Criteria: Senior women entering Ohio University as a full time freshmen, 3.5 cumulative GPA, 25+ ACT or 1140 SAT
Deadline: February 2nd
Six- $500 stipends awarded. Eligibility: African-American student accepted to an Ohio college. 2.5 GPA. Criteria: Financial need, academic record, extra curriculum activities, and personal qualities.
Deadline: March.
$500 Scholarship for high school seniors whose guardian is a current OSROA member.

Scholarship is based on essay (350 word), school involvement, community involvement, and GPA

Due date: March

See link for application and guidelines.

Award: $1,000 renewable
Student must be in top 10% of their high school graduation class, 4.0 cumulative GPA, 31 ACT composite score or 1420 combined verbal and math SAT, and a plan to pursue a degree in liberal arts.
$500. Criteria: Open to any outstanding senior who intends to major in education. April Deadline.
Two (2) $500 scholarships available to any Ohio resident pursuing a career path that is related to the plumbing or heating industry may apply.
$2500
300-500 word essay.
Must be a high school senior with a 3.5 or better GPA
Open twice yearly: Spring application period closes January 31st, fall application period closes July 31st.
$1,000, non-renewable, merit-based scholarship

Criteria: Sufficient academic or vocational ability and demonstrated character/motivation

DUE: May 1st

$1,000 Criteria: Student in the Transportation Academy continuing education with in the field. Must be turned into Ms. West in Student Services Office no later than the first JVS school day in the month of April.
Open to Elyria High School or Midview High School seniors.

Top scholarship totals $50,000

Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply, must be involved in community service - volunteering or after-school employment

Due April 20th

$1,000
400-500 word essay
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving IEM graduating senior of the Industrial Equipment Mechanics class from the Lorain County JVS. The scholarship is funded by donations from the family and friends of the late Ryan Woodrum. The selection is made by the committee of the Lorain County JVS Teachers' Association. This is a $1,000 scholarship.

This scholarship is included in the Lorain County JVS Educational Foundation & Teachers' Association Scholarship packet.

Driving-Tests.org hosts an annual safe driving scholarship. College students and high school seniors are invited to submit a two-minute video answering a topical question for a chance at a $2500 prize.

December 31st deadline

6 non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 each
Criteria: Applicants must be members of School Employees Lorain County Credit Union, Inc.
Deadline: Feb 28th
$2,500- May qualify you for a four-year renewable award of $5,000 annually
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors enrolling in Engineering or Geosciences

Due: March

Award amount varies.
Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with Sigma Phi Epsilon to be eligible for the scholarship.
Criteria: Full-time, Cleveland State University freshmen for the upcoming academic year, male, and 3.0 GPA or greater.

Deadline: August

$1,000
Criteria: Be a student in the 11th or 12th grade

Due: April

$1,000. Criteria: Active member of Skills USA.
$5,000 for Students 5-25 who are working to end hunger in their community. Deadline Dec. 5th
Variety of Scholarships offer through the Cleveland Foundation.
Deadline: Most are March 31st.
Amount: Up to 7,000. Criteria , 21 ACT , Minority, Attending a 4 year College or University. Leadership qualities and Community service. February deadline
$10,000 annually , renewable. criteria:Black or African American, Demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community service and financial need.
Five $1,000 scholarships available.

Deadline: October 15th, 2018

Multiple scholarships available.
Deadline: Jan.
Open to Walmart associates and dependents of associates.

Associates deadline: Dec.
Dependent deadline: April

$500. Granted by the Lo. Co. Educational Service Center Endowment.Criteria: Pursuing a degree in education as a full time student. 2 teacher recommendations. April deadline.
Criteria-Financial Need, pref. to Lorain residents continuing in a trade or industrial field. (e.g. building trades, Culinary Arts etc.)
Available thru the Lorain County foundation scholarship.
Award: Up to an associate's degree at Terra State Community College
Criteria: Must be enrolled at Terra State Community College in one of the following majors: Computer systems, Digital Media Technology, Electrical, Health Information Technology, Management (business, agribusiness, hospitality), Manufacturing Engineering, Music Technology, Office Administration, Robotics-Integrated Manufacturing Technology, Welding.
Deadline: Must have Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), admissions application, and scholarship application submitted by March 1st. Must be registered for fall semester by June 15th.