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Lorain County JVS Combined Scholarship Application Form (Click Here)
The application will be used for all students interested in applying for any of the Lorain County JVS Scholarships listed below.  All completed application information is due to Ms. West in the Student Services Office by the first school day in April. 
 
J. Edgar Martin Scholarship

J. Edgar Martin was a benefactor of the Lorain County JVS who bequeathed funds to be used for student scholarships.
The J. Edgar Martin Scholarship was established in 2004.

James A Berthold Board of Education Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the family of former JVS Board member James A. Berthold, along with the Lorain County JVS Board of Education members.

Janet Lowther McMinn and Robert McMinn Scholarship
This JVS scholarship is presented by a retired JVS Business Academy teacher and her husband to a JVS graduate who is pursuing a career in business or education at an Ohio college or business school. Selection is determined by members of the JVS Teachers’ Association.
 
Julie L. Hogan Memorial Scholarship

The Julie L. Hogan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by the family and friends of Julie Hogan. J
ulie Hogan was a student in the JVS Marketing and Management program, completing the program in 1992.

Linda Diedrick Teacher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is names in honor of our beloved supervisor, Linda Diedrcik, as well as honoring those faithful teachers
we have lost during their tenure at LCJVS.

Lorain County JVS - Vitalant Community Blood Services Scholarship 
These scholarships are funded annually by contributions from LifeShare Community Blood Services as a tribute to the blood
donations made by JVS staff and students.

Lorain County JVS Tribute Scholarship

The Lorain County JVS Student Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of former JVS students who have passed away. In 2012, this scholarship was renamed the Lorain County Tribute Scholarship, to be given in memory or honor of students, staff, or friends of the JVS.

PTA/Lorain County JVS Teachers' Association Schloarship*
Lorain County JVS Educational Foundation, PTA & Teacher's Association Scholarships.

Ray's Auto & Truck Service Scholarhip
Ray Gilles and his son Mike, a 1986 graduate of the LCJVS Auto Technology program, own and operate Ray’s Auto & Truck Service in Avon, Ohio. They currently employ four LCJVS graduates and host work-based learning for students each year. Mike has been a member of the LCJVS advisory committee for many years. This $1,000 scholarship is being offered to help the next generation of technicians further their education in the highly skilled field of auto and truck technology.

Ryan Woodrum Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by donations from the family and friends of the late Ryan Woodrum, and it awarded to a deserving
Industrial Equipment Mechanics senior.

Sandra Dodson Memorial Scholarship
The Sandra Dodson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by Gary Dodson to honor his wife Sandy, a longtime English instructor at the JVS. Preference is awarded to students choosing to continue their education at LCCC. This is a $2,000 scholarship.

William R. Burton Scholarship

The William R. Burton Scholarship was established in 1994 by the Lorain County JVS Teachers' Association in memory of William R. Burton, the founding superintendent of the Lorain County JVS. Mr. Burton devoted his efforts to establish and maintain high standards of performance for both the JVS faculty and students.

William R. Randall Scholarship

The William R. Randall Scholarship was established in 2008 by the Lorain County JVS Teachers' Association in memory of retired Superintendent William R. Randall, with the financial support of his family, friends, Lorain County JVS staff and longtime educational associates. Mr. Randall was Superintendent at the Lorain County JVS from 1999 until his retirement in 2007, culminating a 40-year career in adult and high school career technical education.




Lorain County JVS Scholarships for Adult Career Center students

Hampson Family Foundation Adult Career Center
The Hampson Family Foundation Scholarship was established in 2008 by the Hampson Family Foundation. Three scholarships will be awarded to Adult Career Center students in need of financial assistance.  
 
Robert D. Beecheler Memorial Scholarship Adult Career Center August 23rd

The Robert D. Beecheler Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of Robert D. Beecheler by his brother William Beecheler, and other family members and friends.

John L. Kopronica Memorial Scholarship Adult Career Center

The John L. Kopronica Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of John L. Kopronica by his wife, Robin, and other family members and friends. John worked as a welder at Lorain Products and was known throughout Northeast Ohio as the clarinet and saxophone player in his band, The Castaways. The Scholarship will be awarded to an Adult Career Center student enrolled in welding courses.



Community and National Scholarships (list in alphabetical order)

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

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)

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

6 scholarships available. Criteria, awards, and due dates vary.

$2,000 scholarship to students pursuing an automotive themed major.

$2,000 scholarship for a student who is currently enrolled full-time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute, or are high school seniors who are enrolled in one of the aforementioned institutes.

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, and 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

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.
Opens: Feb 1 Deadline: June 30

Avon Lake Common Scholarship program February 28th
 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 24th

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.
 Opens: Feb. 4th

Award: $1,000
 For students who plan to attain a career in the automotive field.

Ten, $2,000 scholarships. Criteria: 500 word essay &community involvement. 

(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

Variety of scholarships.
 Minimum GPA of 2.0
 Deadline: March 15th

Criteria: truly motivated, 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.

Cpl. Brad D. Squires Scholarship (Available to all Midview High School students)
To apply, fill out the attached application and include (1) official school transcript and (2) a 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. 

$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.
Deadline: April

Award: $1500
 Must be a child or grandchild of a Farm Credit Mid-America customer attending an accredited two - or - four year college, university, vocational, or trade school.

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

Lila M. Van Sweringen Student Scholarship.
 Open to students who wish to pursue an office-related career.
 Award: $1,000

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, visit: 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. 

$3,000 scholarship to students who are pursuing a Biology or related degree in Environmental Studies.

Multiple Scholarships, Award amounts vary.
 Deadlines vary.

Applications available on line after December.

$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

$1,000
 Must submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay
 Deadline: December 15

Award: $500
 Criteria: Six short answer questions

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).

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

Scholarship amount: $1,000
 Requirements: Must be enrolled for the fall quarter/semester 2017 at a two or four-year college or university in Ohio as a full-time student, must be enrolled in an agricultural or natural resource related field, must have a 2.5 minimum high school GPA, must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA for the first quarter/semester.

Up to $5,000. Must be female 17 years or older.

 
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.

The Lorain County Farm Bureau has multiple scholarship opportunities for students pursuing post-secondary education and for high school seniors living in Lorain County.
General $500 Scholarship for students attending either a two or four-year college or university in Ohio.
Ag Related $1,000 Scholarship for students pursuing studies in an agricultural related field
Continuing Education $1,000 Scholarship for students who have completed the first year of studies and majoring in agricultural-related fields.
Al DiVencenzo Memorial $1,000 Scholarship for students who have completed the first year of studies and majoring in agricultural-related fields.

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.
 
Attention seniors whose parents/guardians are members of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative. LMRE offers TWO separate scholarship opportunities.
 1. Children of member’s 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: January

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

Several scholarships available. Award amounts vary.
 Applicants must be the child of one of the following: Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine, a Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine unite, a Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit that was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Additionally, GPA of at least a 2.0, family adjusted gross income for the 2018 tax year that does not exceed $100,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income. Attending or planning to attend a college or career-technical training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic's College Navigator website in the 2019-20 academic year.

One-time $500 scholarship towards college tuition.
 The deadline for application is May

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 organization. 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. Opens: Jan 15 Due date: May 15

Amount varies.
 The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, STEM disciplines.
 Deadline: April 1st

Manufacturing Major Scholarship. Up to $5,000. Criteria: Manufacturing based major. 2.5 GPA. Opens in January.

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

$1,000 Criteria: Any student enrolled in an Ohio Career Technical Program is eligible. 500-1,000 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+
 Opens: January
 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
Ohio Tour Guide Scholarship
Award: 1,000
 Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.
 Deadline: December 31

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 

$500. Criteria: Open to any outstanding senior who intends to major in education.
 Deadline: April

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

Open to Elyria High School or Midview High School seniors.
 Top scholarship totals $20,000
 Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply, must be involved in community service - volunteering or after-school employment
 Due April 21st

$1,000
 400-500 word essay 
Safe Driving Scholarship
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.
 Deadline: December 31
SELCCU: Young Adult Scholarship
6 non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 each
 Criteria: Applicants must be members of School Employees Lorain County Credit Union, Inc.
 Deadline: Feb 28th

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

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

Award: $2500 

Amount: $1000 and two $250 awards
 Qualifications: Must be majoring in a STEM field of study as well as attending an accredited college or university.

Volstead Holdings Scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to allow residents of central and northeast Ohio to continue of inventing and building
through technical post-secondary education in fields related to design, construction, manufacturing, and logistics.
Deadline: March 1

Wal-Mart Scholarships 
Open to Walmart associates and dependents of associates.Walmar
 Associates deadline: November
 Dependent deadline: April 

Wealth Wise Scholarship
Award: $1,000
 Requirements: Minimum GPA of 3.5, major of study must support a career in the finance industry, essay
 Deadline: December 31

Award: $1,000 non-renewable
 Qualifications: Must be accepted into a program for broadcasting, whether at an accredited college, university or technical school for broadcasting.
 
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, and hospitality), Manufacturing Engineering, Music Technology, Office Administration, Robotics-Integrated Manufacturing Technology, and Welding.
 Deadline: Must have Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), admissions application, and scholarship application submitted by March 1st and must be registered for fall semester by June 15th.

Ziprecruiter Scholarship 
Award: $3,000
 Eligibility: Be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, be 18 years of age or older, and be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States.
 Deadline: December 31

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