Financial Aid and Scholarships
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FinAid—Comprehensive advice from National Association of Financial Aid Administrators www.finaid.org
FastWeb—Comprehensive free scholarship search site www.fastweb.com
United Negro College Fund—Extensive list of scholarships administered by UNCF https://scholarships.uncf.org/
For scholarships that are college/university specific, please visit the College Counseling office, or check the institution's website. Scholarships are listed in alphabetical order. Many scholarships listed below have applications materials in the College Counseling Office, but most information can be obtained by going to the website. Please stop by for detailed information. General scholarship search engines: www.fastweb.com and https://studentscholarships.org
The following scholarships are offered annually and should be researched for exact application deadlines. Scholarships are listed in alphabetical order.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program will award up to $1,000 to winner(s) each year. Scholarship deadline is June 15. www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This is a $500 scholarship. Visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
AFSA (American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program) is a competitive scholarship based on information provided on their website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/hsinformation.html The deadline is in April.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated awards a scholarship to an African-American high school senior who exhibits the following: academic excellence, community/church volunteer service, extra-curricular activities, exceptional leadership potential, and financial need. The deadline is in January. http://www.akaeaf.org/
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania is offering at least one $4,000 scholarship, with the possibility of more. To qualify a student must be a US citizen ,a full time student working toward a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited engineering program; and either attend college in Pennsylvania, be a Pennsylvania resident, or serve/have served as an intern with a Pennsylvania office of an ACEC/PA member firm. http://www.acecpa.org/?page=Scholarships&hhSearchTerms=%22scholarships%22
American Chemical Society Scholars Program provides scholarships for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology. This program is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students to pursue degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology. Awards range from up to $2500 (for freshmen) and up to $3,000 (for sophomores, juniors and seniors). http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships.html
The American Legion Scholarship Fund There are several scholarships available through the American Legion. Eligibility ranges from direct descendants of Legionnaires; children or grandchildren of WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam Granada, Lebanon or Desert Storm veteran; wife, daughter, stepdaughter, granddaughter, son, grandson, stepson, adopted son/daughter of veteran (for nurses training). Application materials available in the College Counseling Office or on the website at www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy.
Arlington Capital Management has established a $1,000 scholarship, dedicated to US-based students looking for tuition assistance. Visit https://arlingtoncapitalmanagementscholarship.com/. The deadline is in March.
ASHRAE SCHOLARSHIP is sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is offering scholarships for Mechanical Engineering students for this school year. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as high school seniors may apply. The application deadline is May 1. Visit the ASHRAE website for more information.
Automotive Women’s Association Scholarships are available to high school seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14064/automotive_women_a_association_scholarships_scholarship.phb. The deadline is in January.
The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship offers scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The Scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation. Criteria for applicants: US citizen or legal resident, students who reside in the AXA branch areas, and current senior in high school. Details and application materials are available in the College Counseling Office. Additional scholarship applications, criteria and deadlines are available at AXA Achievement Scholarship | Scholarships for College (collegeboard.org).
BBB Students of Integrity Scholarship is designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity in our community’s youth. BBB awards up to five $1,000 scholarships. Applications are available to current juniors and candidates will be judged solely on how their essay displays their firm understanding and commitment to ethics. Call 513-421-3015 for more information. https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/deadline/deadline-in-june/students-of-integrity-scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship with a deadline at the end of May. For detailed information visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women is an award of $1,000 for the promotion of women’s health. Please visit https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/
THE BIGSUN ORGANIZATION offers an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student athlete. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of the sport they play. The successful applicant is a high school senior or is attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Visit the BigSun Scholarships web site for more information.
Bold.org is offering scholarships for Black students. Visit: https://bold.org/scholarships/blog/scholarships-for-black-students/
Burger King Scholars over 1,500 scholarships of $1,000 each for graduating seniors who work part-time an average of 15 hours a week, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Apply on-line between Oct. 15 and Feb. 15 at https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/corporate-scholarships/burger-king-scholars-program/
Care.Com Scholarships for Student Caregivers. They award two $1500. Scholarships yearly. Deadline is the end of June. For more information visit these two websites. https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers and https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship
CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship is available to high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13729/cc_bank_s_young_scholars_scholarship_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
CG Trader Scholarship is for seniors interested in the field of technology. This is a $2,000 award. Please visit https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships
Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling each year to outstanding high school students. The Scholarship is a one-time $1,000. award. You must have financial need and a 3.00 or better and plan to attend an Ohio College or University. Applications are available in the college counseling office. Deadline is February. Visit OACAC Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship - Muskingum County Community Foundation - Scholarship Central (mccf.org)
Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships are for good academics, financial need, and caddy for two years at a local country club. These are generally full tuition scholarships. https://www.wgaesf.org/site/c.dwJTKiO0JgI8G/b.7512567/k.47CB/Evans_Scholarship_Application.htm
Cincinnati Elks MVS Scholarships are second only to the Federal Government in awarding college scholarships. The awards range from $50,000. To $4,000 over four years. You must be a college bound senior and related to an Elk member. The deadline is Nov. 27th. Visit www.enf.elks.org/mvs.
Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will award two scholarships to African American females in the greater Cincinnati area that are currently high school seniors and plan to attend a college/university upon graduation. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on academic excellence, community service involvement, financial need and a short interview for selected applicants. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Additional Scholarships are available to high school seniors form the Lincoln Heights Community. If you live in this community, the application process and criteria are the same as above. The deadline is in March. Application materials are available at: http://cqcadst.org/programs/scholarship/
Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation administers approximately 80 different scholarship funds and makes awards to as many students as possible. Many of the scholarship funds are considered "last dollars" to cover unmet need after all other state, federal and campus scholarship aid has been awarded. High school seniors must submit a transcript, completed FAFSA, application, and award letter from the college you will be attending in the fall. The application is available on the website, www.cincinnatischolarshipfoundation.org in mid-January. It is due April 30.
Coca-Cola Foundation - The future of the Coca-Cola Foundation rests with the development of its scholars, who embody the kind of energy and vision that the history of the Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company manifests. Each year the Foundation awards $20,000 to 50 National Scholars and $4,000 to 200 Regional Scholars from across the country. National Scholars receive their awards over a period of four years. Coca-Cola Scholarships are awarded based on character, personal merit and commitment. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. Contact information: Coca-Cola, P.O. Box 442, Atlanta, GA 30301-0442, phone: 800-306-2653. Applications will be available at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
Credit Union Outreach Alliance provides scholarships for $1,000 to graduating students who are credit union members. Please visit: CU Outreach Alliances - Ohio Credit Union League (ohiocreditunions.org)
C.R. "Dick" Meyers Memorial Scholarship Foundation is awarding http://oalprp.org/scholarships/ $1,000 to a student who will be enrolled in the fall at an Ohio college/university and is interested in majoring in natural resource conservation, environmental sciences and/or environmental education. The deadline is in April. Visit: http://oalprp.org/scholarships/
Daughters of the American Revolution- American History Scholarship (open to all students) The American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. This award is intended to promote the study of our history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter. American History Scholarship applications are first judged on the State level. Only State winners are eligible for judging on the Division level. Division level First and Second place winners are judged at the National level. The American History Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal. Deadline: February 1. Visit: www.dar.org
Debbie Moore Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who is of good character, performs community service, and has high academic standards, but must be pursuing a career with horses. For more information please stop by the college counseling office or contact: http://lisdef.com/student-programs/graduating-senior-scholarships/available-scholarships/
Dell Scholars Program is available for high school seniors. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9745/dell_scholars_program_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a scholarship given to high school seniors with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and is a person of good character. Deadline is in January. Visit: www.cacdst.org
Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation - Since the inception of the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation, several alumni have elected to establish funds to benefit their respective undergraduate chapters. Check website for details on each. http://www.delts.org/scholarship/
Design Thinking Scholarship is available for high school seniors. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11010/design_thinking_scholarship_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship Program for JUNIORS ONLY: Juniors with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA for the 9th and 10th grades who are multi-talented, take the lead, have experienced a significant obstacle(s) and who are giving back to their communities-- qualify! Discover offers up to nine $25,000 national scholarships and up to nine $2,500 scholarships in each state every year. Application materials available in the College Counseling Office or on the website at: http://www.free-4u.com/discover_card_tribute_award_scholarship_program.htm
Donald Jeffers Scholarship - Available to Sharfeax members and family members. Visit: https://www.sharefax.org/member-services/life-events/college-corner/donald-jeffers-scholarship-form/
The Dorothy O’Brien Youth Scholarship is affiliated with the Asian Community Alliance and is given to a senior of Asian American or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Must be a permanent Resident or a US citizen. Two scholarships of $2500. Each are given. The application deadline is March 1. For more information please visit 2021 Dorothy O’Brien Youth Scholarship – Asian Community Alliance Inc.
Edison Scholars Program is for high school seniors going into STEM majors. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13965/edison_scholars_program_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
The Farrish Law Firm, L.P.A. Cincinnati Superhero Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to a high school or college student in the Greater Cincinnati Area. The lawyers at Farrish Law Firm have been blessed by educators who have allowed them to meet their career goals and would like to pay it forward. For more information visit http://kellyfarrishlaw.com/scholarship/
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program is given to athletes that have shown leadership both on and off the field. Please visit https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/
Enrich Empower Enlighten Ulta Scholarship offers an $8,000 one year non-renewable scholarship to the educational institute of your choice. Materials must be post marked by March.https://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/Enrich,-Empower-%26-Enlighten-Scholarship/-s-d-4162
Equitable Excellence Scholarship is available to high school seniors attending a college in the US Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/equitable_excellence_scholarship_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
ESA Foundation Scholarships the ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Scholarship applications are submitted to the Foundation's state counselor of the applicant's state of residence or directly to the scholarship director if there is no state counselor for that state. When the application has been determined to meet the Foundation's criteria, it is forwarded to a member of the regional scholarship committee who double checks to see that the applicant meets the necessary criteria. The application is then sent to the scholarship coordinator responsible for the judging of the particular scholarship for which the student is applying. See our scholarship site for more details at http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants The completed application and all required enclosures, and the $5.00 processing fee must be POSTMARKED TO THE ESA FOUNDATION STATE COUNSELOR NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1.
Four Seasons Garden Club is a $1,500 scholarship for current seniors who live in Fairfield or Fairfield Township. Please visit https://fairfieldcommunityfoundation.org/grants/four-seasons-garden-club-scholarship.html
Gates Millennium Scholars is designed to broaden opportunity and access to higher education for low-income, high achieving African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian/Pacific, and Hispanic Americans. For more information visit https://gmsp.org/a-gates-millennium-scholars-program/
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is awarded annually for up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000. Renewable scholarships. (up to $40,000 per recipient). The deadline is early February. For detailed information visit: www.reaganfoundation.org/scholars-program.aspx
THE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP - The Gilman International Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs. More than 1,700 scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded. Contact the Gilman Scholarship office at (713) 621-6300 ext. 16 or email@example.com for more information. Visit for more information the Gilman Scholarship web site
Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund recently announced at a National Underground Railroad Freedom Center banquet that local businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area have raised $275,000 for college scholarships! Any African American high school senior can apply for this scholarship. Deadline: February. Apply online at: https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Scholarships
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays are offering scholarships to students who are actively involved with the GLBT community. Students must be 17 years old (as of 4/16/05) and complete all required application materials. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight supportive students in the local community. Additional information is available at: www.pflagcinci.org
The Greater Ohio Valley Women in Defense Chapter 2018 STEM Scholarship for students who are interested in a career in the STEM field of studies. Deadline is the end of March. Please visit: www.greaterohiovalleywid.com
Green Home Improvement Scholarship - HomeAdvisor is challenging students to break new ground in green home improvement by offering a scholarship every year to one student. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000 to 2,000 word essay. Students should e-mail their essays to https://usascholarships.com/green-home-improvement-scholarship/
Hamann Family Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of H. Paul Hamann to honor him and the qualities that he embraced during his lifetime. This scholarship recognizes a student who embodies these same qualities, maintains a GPA of 2.5 or better, and demonstrates financial need. https://www.jccf.org/hamann-family-memorial-scholarship
Hispanic Heritage Youth America is available for high school seniors with a GPA of at least a 3.0. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13676/Hispanic_youth_awards_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs is given to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Awards range from $1,000-$20,000. For deadline and application information please go to www.horatioalger.org or stop by the college counseling office.
Hoxworth Blood Center Scholarship - Scholarships are awarded to approximately 6 graduating seniors in the spring. This scholarship may be for you if: 1) You are active in your school and community; 2) You have at least a 2.5 GPA and are a graduating senior; 3) You can explain why donating blood is a community responsibility. If you are interested in this scholarship, please come to the College Counseling office and pick up an application (in the large blue binder). Application information is also available online at: https://hoxworth.org/donors/high-school/scholarships.html Scholarship applications are usually due in March. Please check individual application for details.
Inclusive Corporate Affinity Network (iCAN) Scholarships range from $2,000-$5,000. The scholarships are available to high school seniors with a preference for African-American students. The scholarships are payable to the attending university. For more information please stop by the college counseling office for information. https://phscounseling.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/ican-scholarship/ .The deadline must be postmarked by 2/15.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Applicants should have family income of less than $95,000. Most recipients will be eligible for Pell Grants. Applications available September to November of senior year. http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
The Jack and Jill of America Foundation’s National Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors who will become and maintain full-time status at an accredited, four year post-secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year working toward a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition and room & board ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. http://jackandjillfoundation.org/scholarships/
The Jean-Guy Beliveau, P.E. MATHCOUNTS Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who formerly competed in MATHCOUNTS and who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four year college. The scholarship is awarded in one disbursement of $3,000. The deadline is March 1. Visit https://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/Jean-Guy-Beliveau,-PE-MATHCOUNTS-Scholarship/-s-d-3680
JETS/Power Engineering Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship for an essay about why you want to work in the power engineering industry. http://www.newswise.com/articles/jets-power-engineering-next-generation-scholarship-awards-14-000-in-college-scholarships
Jinhee Wilde Scholarship is awarded to a student who strives to complete a college degree. It is a $1,000 award. Visit: Jinhee Wilde Jinhee Wilde Attorney Scholarship - Jinhee Wilde Attorney or email firstname.lastname@example.org December deadline
John Spach Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship. For students in college or entering college. Please visit https://johnspachscholarship.com/ Late November deadline.
Jonah Engler Scholarship is $1,000. For high school seniors going to college and is a talent based or performance based scholarship. Deadline for submission is May. Please visit: https://jonahenglerscholarship.com/
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recognizes student between the ages of 6-18 who make a difference in their community through their volunteer work. Please visit http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/kohls-scholarship.html for more information.
Lead with Languages Scholarship Fund provides recipients with an award of $1,500 per academic year. Scholarships can be renewed three times following the initial award, for a cumulative total of $6,000. Visit: Teacher Scholarship Program - Lead with Languages May deadline
The Louie F. Cox Memorial-AK Steel African American Scholarship is a $5,000. Award for four years of college. Students must be African American and are graduating from a high school located in Butler or Warren Counties. Please https://www.financialaidfinder.com/louie-f-cox-memorial-ak-steel-foundation-african-american-scholarship-2019/
Loveland Stage Company is proud to offer a $1,000 Creative Arts Scholarship to a high school graduate planning to pursue a career in the Creative Arts field. Visit: http://lovelandstagecompany.org/about-us/awards/
Mason Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation will present three renewable $1,000 college scholarships to high schools grads who reside in Mason City School District. Students who have a 2.75 GPA and who have been accepted into an accredited program are eligible for consideration. Application materials are due by April 1. http://masonkiwanis.org
Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s annual scholarship essay contest is open to any person enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited American institution for post-secondary education. Prizes will be awarded on the basis of essays of 550 or fewer words which state clearly and concisely the applicant's career, vocational and academic goals. Applications are available in the College Counseling office. www.mensafoundation.org
Mental Health Movement Scholarship is an annual scholarship in the amount of $3,300. For details please visit https://bold.org/scholarships/mental-health-movement-scholarship/ Deadline is April 4.
Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship is for children of Meijer employee, both part and full time. The scholarships range from $2,500-$10,000 For more information please visit https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net
Mercy Education Scholarship Program through Health Partners is offering several scholarships to high school students. Please stop by the College Counseling Office for detailed descriptions of each one. All applications are due by March 31. https://www.mercy.net/footer/healthcare-education/residencies-fellowships-and-scholarships/mercy-scholarships/
THE MG JAMES URSANO SCHOLARSHIP offers financial assistance for undergraduate study to dependent children of Army Soldiers. https://www.aerhq.org/
Montgomery Woman's Club, Inc. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who reside in the Sycamore Community School District. Scholarships will be used to implement higher education at accredited universities, colleges, schools of nursing, art or technical schools by full time students. Applicants must have financial need, at least 3.0 grade point average, two letters of recommendation, attitude and determination to succeed and extracurricular activities. Applications available in the College Counseling Office. Deadline is in early February. www.montgomerywomansclub.org
National High School Oratorical Contest and Other Scholarships - The main purpose of the National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. You are eligible to participate if you are a citizen or a lawful resident of the United Stated, under the age of 20 and enrolled in high school. Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the Final Round of the contest as follows: 1st place - $18,000; 2nd place - $16,000; 3rd place - $14,000. For more information visit: www.legion.org/scholarships
The National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, public health, and policy schools. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/national-hispanic-health-professional-student-scholarship/1000247
NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships - The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to one of the STEM disciplines. Visit http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/stem-scholarships/
THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS - Scholarships offers a number of scholarships to high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing engineering. Visit the National Society of Professional Engineers web site for more information.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards a scholarship program designed to award and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. https://apply.scholarsapply.org/nfibyea/
Northrop Grumman Corporation provides an engineering scholarship program. Two qualified students chosen from area high schools will receive individual scholarships of $10,000. over the course of four years. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, and resident of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, or Warren Country. The student must be a graduating senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and SAT score of 1700 or ACT 27. The student must plan to attend an accredited college as a full time student in an approved engineering program. Please visit: March 31 deadline http://www.northropgrumman.com/corporateresponsibility/community/pages/engineeringscholars.aspx
North American Van Lines Scholarship is for high school seniors going to school in the US. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11374/north_american_van_lines_logistics_scholarship_scholarship.phb Deadline is December
Ohio Board of Regents Nurse Education Program - Application materials for those interested in Nurse Education Assistance Loan Programs should see the College Counseling Office for more detail. Deadline: June 1. www.regents.ohio.gov/sgs/
Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is offering more than 400 scholarship opportunities. Visit https://www.dorsey.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Student-WTSF-Instructions.pdf
Ohio Newspapers Foundation announces its Sixteenth Annual Minority Scholarship Program. Three $1,500 scholarships are available for Ohio high school seniors intending to major in print journalism at an Ohio college or university. Applications are available in the College Counseling office. The deadline is March 31. www.ohionews.org/foundation/
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. offers a scholarship to African-American men with a 3.0 or above and has financial need. Please visit: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – Lifting as we Climb (oppf.org)
PEO Star Scholarship is a one-time $,2500. Award to senior girls with excellence in leadership, academics and community service with a 3.0 GPA. Application deadline is Nov. 30. For more information please visit http://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-star-scholarship-star
PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays encourage students and supporters who strive to foster understanding and acceptance in the community. Scholarships available. Applicants must be: 17 years old, resident of the Greater Cincinnati Area, and proven record of positive involvement with the GLBT community. Visit www.pflagcinci.org Deadline is mid-April.
Points Scholarship is available for high school seniors. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14803/points_scholarship_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
REDFIN is a $2,500 award is open to both high school seniors and current college students, so is a great opportunity for young men and women to help further their education. The deadline to apply is July 31. You can find all information related to the scholarship https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship
RMEL Foundation is a scholarship awarded to students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry. Deadline is early March. For more information visit: https://www.rmelfoundation.org/scholarships
Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for a high school senior. Deadline is early January. Visit https://phscounseling.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/robert-a-cunningham-memorial-scholarship-general-electric-credit-union/
Ron Brown Scholar Program is available to high school seniors that are African American and have a commitment to community service. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9535/ron_brown_scholarships_program_scholarship.phb Deadline: January
The Rover Scholarship Program is an essay based scholarship for $1,000 per year. Visit: https://www.rover.com/blog/rover-college-scholarship/
RushOrderTees Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship for senior passionate about entrepreneurship. Please visit: https://www.rushordertees.com/scholarship/ Deadline, May 1
Global Perspectives Scholarship is from Rustic Pathways which empowers students to positively impact lives and communities around the world through its innovative and responsible travel experiences. Rustic Pathways is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school or college student attending an accredited college or university in 2021. $1,000 will also be granted to the school that referred the winning student. Please visit: https://rusticpathways.com/students/scholarships/global-perspectives-scholarship
The Sallie Mae Fund is offering scholarships to ethnic minority and under-served students. Criteria and deadlines are available at www.thesalliemaefund.org
Sander Jennings Spread the Love Scholarship is a $1,000 award for students who want to write an essay about self love. Please visit: https://bold.org/scholarships/sander-jennings-spread-the-love-scholarship/
Scholarships.com is a scholarship search for parents and students to find college scholarships and other valuable financial aid information. Visit www.scholarships.com
SOF Foundation, Inc. (Seeds of the Future) awards up to $1,000 for those who qualify for financial aid. Deadlines are posted on website www.soffoundation.com . More information is available in the College Counseling Office.
S.T.A.R. Chapter Foundation, Inc. presents the annual Rising Stars Scholarship Program. A scholarship is awarded to young men who have an overall GPA of 3.00 or above and a strong commitment to education and community service. For more information please visit http://www.thestarchapterfoundation.org/ The deadline is mid-February.
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships is available for students with on going commitment to service. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8850/stephen_j_brady_stop_hunger_scholarships_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarships is pleased to announce the awarding of fie scholarships valued at up to forty thousand dollars each. ($10,000 renewable for three years.) Eligible applicants must be the children of a parent who has died from breast cancer, or had breast cancer themselves and live in Greater Cincinnati, exhibit financial need, and plan to attend a state-supported college in their state of residence. For more information visit www.komen.org. The application deadline is January 15. https://www.collegescholarships.com/scholarships/detail/105911
SOAR Scholarship Award is sponsored by the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors. It Is designed to provide assistance to graduating high school seniors from Clermont, Brown, eastern Hamilton (east of I- 275) southern Warren, western Butler, and Adams counties. Please visit: http://www.soarealtors.com
SYNOD OF THE TRINITY SCHOLARSHIP offers academic scholarships to our Synod-related colleges and universities. Presbyterian students who meet criteria are eligible to apply. http://www.syntrinity.org/grants/
Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarship that will cover expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall. Please visit http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org
UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. The UNCF Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility. https://www.hamilton.edu/after/fellowships/awards/uncf-merck-undergraduate-science-research-scholarship
United Negro College Fund has extensive lists of scholarships and help with filling out applications. Visit https://scholarships.uncf.org/
US Bank has an internet scholarship program, sponsored by the US Bank Student Banking Division. It awards forty $1,000 scholarships. They are selected through a random drawing process. You can apply at: 2021 U.S. Bank Student Scholarship (usbank.com)
Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards honor America’s high schools with sport, spirit, and achievement. Please visit www.varsitybrands.com
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships is available for high school seniors who have been an advocate for vegetarianism in their community or school. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9544/vegetarian_resource group_scholarships_scholarship.phb Deadline: February
Video Surveillance Company offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior. The deadline is August 1. Please visit: http://www.videosurveillance.com/college-scholarship-application.asp
Vietnam Veterans of America is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program available to students from the Greater Cincinnati area that are pursuing higher education. Scholarships are available to veterans and their family members/dependents. Students must be high school seniors or students already enrolled in college. Deadline is in April. https://vva.org/inside-vva-chapters/vva-chapter-939-awards-college-scholarships/
Wal-Mart/Sam's Club Foundation is pleased to announce the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. It is a non-renewable $1,000 award for the student's first year of undergraduate study. To qualify, the student must be a graduating high school senior and may not be a Wal-Mart or Sam's Club associate. The scholarship is available online from November 1-January 12. For more information visit http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/sam-walton-scholarship.html
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship is available to high school seniors with an interest in exploring a career in local, state, or federal government. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10091/wahington_crossing_foundation_scholarship_scholarship.phb Deadline: January
Wendy’s High School Heisman Award is for male and female students who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. www.wendysheisman.com
William D. Squires Educational Foundation is proud to announce that new scholarships will be awarded to Ohio seniors. The award amount is $3,000 per calendar year and is renewable up to 3 additional years for a total of $12,000. Requirements: highly motivated student, need financial assistance for college, and have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Visit www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org Deadline is in April.
The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Scholarship will award $500 to help promote equality in our schools. Visit: https://www.wisegeek.com/lgbtq-awareness-scholarship.htm Deadline is July
Women’s Alliance, Inc. is a service organization dedicated to assisting minority female youth. This is a $1,000 per year scholarship for four years and an $800 stipend for books each year. Each nominee must have a minimum 2.50 GPA and write an essay as to why she should be considered for this scholarship. The application is due April. Applications are in the college counseling office or visit www.womensallianceinc.com
You Deserve It Scholarship is available to high school seniors. Visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15589/you_deserve_it_scholarship_scholarship.phb Deadline: December
Young Arts National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts offers scholarships to 17-18 year old seniors in performing, literary and visual arts. YoungArts | Competition, Awards + More for Artists Ages 15-18
YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Award - YWCA of Greater Cincinnati's mission is to empower women and eliminate racism. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Mamie Earl Sells, who served her community through volunteer work in the arts, race relations, education, and social services. Criteria: Student must be an African American female, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and will be enrolling in a post-secondary institution next year. Deadline: February. Applications available The YWCA (ywcacincinnati.org)
Zumper Apartment Rental Search is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for outstanding students who have been leaders in their community. For more information and deadline information please visit: https://www.zumper.com/scholarship
Paying for College
Families should pursue both need-based financial aid and merit scholarships as the plan for college costs. Most private colleges give financial aid to a majority of the freshman class, and families of all income levels should investigate applying for aid.
FAFSA –Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.gov
CSS Profile https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile