12/15/16 AXA Achievement & Community Scholarship www.axa-achievement.com AXA Foundation is offering the AXA Achievement Scholarship and Community Scholarship. The national awards range from $25,000, $10,000, and $2000. Recipients are known as AXA Achievers and demonstrate drive, determination, respect for self, their families and community, and an ability to succeed in college. The focuses of these two scholarships are on community service and overcoming personal challenges. 12/31/16 Rove Pest Control Scholarship http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/ The Rove Pest Control $500 Scholarship is open to any graduating senior. Special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
01/15/17 Mensa Foundation www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships The Mensa Foundation of East Central Ohio Mensa will award scholarships based on an essay competition. Contestants do NOT have to be members of Mensa. The foundation typically awards one scholarship of $2000 in the local area, and qualified entries will compete for amounts up to $1000 regionally and nationally. 02/15/17 WACE CO-OP Scholarship www.waceinc.org/scholarship/partners.html To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must apply to one of the seven partnering universities. The University of Toledo and the University of Cincinnati are Ohio institutions that are represented for this $6000 renewable award. Applicants must also have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher to apply.
3/1/17 Chapter AC, P.E.O. SISTERHOOD Chapter AC of the P.E.O. Sisterhood has a renewable $800 scholarship available for a qualified graduating senior woman in Stark County. Criteria for selection will include academic promise, contribution to the school/community, and financial need. The female applicant must also be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree. (Download File)
03/1/17 Stark County School Counselor’s Association Scholarship The SCSCA is offering a $600 scholarship to (4) Stark County seniors wishing to pursue a degree in education or psychology (with an interest in counseling). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is not a need based scholarship. (Download file)
3/01/17 Seven Seventeen Credit Union Scholarship www.sscu.net/scholarships Each year Seven Seventeen Credit Union offers eight (8) $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of Seven Seventeen Credit Union or the legal dependent of a Seven Seventeen member. One scholarship each will be awarded to a student planning to attend the University of Akron and Youngstown State University. Two scholarships will be awarded to students planning to attend Kent State University main campus or any other regional Kent State campus. The recipient of these scholarships will be chosen by the Financial Aid Departments of the respective universities, based on the applicant’s grade point average, school and community involvement, and letters of recommendation. Four scholarships will be awarded to teens that are members of Seven Seventeen’s Cha-ChingTM Teen Club or the Edge ClubTM. Both of these programs are designed to teach basic money management skills to teens. These scholarships are available for any post secondary education – ie: any accredited university or trade school. All of these scholarships are not based on financial need. 3/01/17 College Club of Canton (interest-free loan program)www.collegeclubofcanton.org The College Club of Canton is offering interest free loans to five female senior students in Stark County. The loan is for $1500 a year for four years totaling $6000. Five loans will be awarded per year. Applicants must plan on attending a 4-year institution and be pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree. Those interested should return their applications promptly.
3/31/17 Slater & Zurz Scholarshiphttps://slaterzurz.com/scholarship/ The Slater & Zurz Scholarship is a $1000 nonrenewable award granted to one senior who will attend an Ohio college or university. It is NOT based on GPA, class rank, or ACT scores. Applicants will create a 2 - 4 minute YouTube video addressing one of two topics and write a short essay.
4/1/17 Canton Preservation Societywww.cantonpreservation.com/news.html The Canton Preservation Society’s annual $1000 scholarship provides financial assistance to a Stark County student preparing for a career in/or related to Historic Preservation. Eligible students must be enrolling in a technical or undergraduate program in Building Preservation, History, Architecture, American Studies, Urban Planning, or Museum Studies. The student’s eligibility will be based partly on financial need.
4/15/17 Paul & Carol David Foundation Scholar Programwww.davidscholar.org The David Scholar Program awards annual scholarships to eligible students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. The purpose of the program is to aid and assist qualified graduating high school students from Stark County who, due to significant financial constraints, would find it difficult to further their education. The annual Scholarship award for the 2015 class of David Scholars is $7,000, renewable for up to four years for a total of $28,000.
4/28/17ASM International Engineering (File) The Canton-Massillon Chapter of ASM International is offering one $1500 scholarship to a Stark or Carroll County graduating senior. The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering for the 2017 fall semester. A minimum ACT composite of 28 is required. The scholarship is nonrenewable and not a need based award.
06/1/17 Canton Student Loan Foundation www.cantonstudentloan.org The Canton Student Loan Foundation offers low interest loans to Stark County high school graduates. The application is available online for electronic submission.
6/1/17 Groth & Associates Scholarshipwww.grothlaw.com/scholarship The Groth & Associates $1,000 Scholarship is open to any graduating senior. A 500-word essay about difficulties and/or hardships you have had to personally overcome is required. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply.
10/1/17 KSU: Stark Scholarship Match KSU: Stark Campus will match any outside scholarship for the Fall 2017 Semester, up to a total of $1,000. Download application
VariesChoose Ohio First: STEMM Scholarshipswww.ohiohighered.org/cof/programs This renewable scholarship will range in amount from $1500-$4700 per academic year. Students who wish to pursue an associate or bachelor degree in a STEMM field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine) are eligible to apply for scholarships from one of 45 Ohio colleges, universities, or technical schools. Eligibility and deadlines vary by institution. All participating schools are linked to the website above.
All Year Ohio National Guard Scholarship Programhttp://www.ong.ohio.gov/ The Ohio National Guard is currently offering scholarships that will pay 100% of your college tuition for a two or four year degree. As a member of the Ohio National Guard, you can serve while you attend high school or college. Call or text SFC Matt Locker at (330)309-0355 or email at email@example.com . You can also visit the Ohio National Guard website or download this file for more information.
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