Many students today fund a portion of their college expenses through scholarships given by private agencies, civic groups, companies, and other independent organizations. When the Office of Financial Aid receives information about such outside scholarships, it is posted online. Several good Internet search engines can also help students identify scholarship opportunities.
For information on how outside scholarships affect financial aid awards, see Financial Aid Policies.
Outside Scholarship Search Engines
With more than $3 billion in scholarships, the FastWeb scholarship search and www.scholarships.com are the largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship databases. If you supply an e-mail address, they will notify you when new awards that match your profile are added to the database.
Outside Scholarship Information Received by Oberlin
Glamour Magazine Scholarship
Each year for the past 56 years, the magazine has been honoring ten of the country's most exemplary and high-achieving female undergraduates with scholarship money ($3,000 for nine winners, $20,000 for one grand-prize winner), recognition in Glamour, and a special three-day winners' conference in New York City. We are now accepting applications from female members of the class of 2015 (current rising juniors), and I hope that you'll work with your scholarship office and honors programs to encourage your most deserving students to apply. The suggested application deadline is July 15, 2013, and the final one is September 15, 2013. The application is attached, as well as available in electronic form here: http://www.glamour.com/
C.R. Meyers Memorial Scholarship
This is an annual scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and college enrolled students with a declared major in environmental sciences or environmental education. Each year, one student is selected to receive the $1,000.00 scholarship. The individual must reside in an OALPRP member community. (Note: Residency is determined by the applicant’s home address, not the school address.) The application must be completed and emailed by April 15 or postmarked by April 15. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced in June. The recipient will be invited to a formal presentation at the OALPRP Summer Conference luncheon on Thursday, June 20, in Darke County.
To apply for the C.R. Meyers Memorial Scholarship, download application form. Email or mail all requirements to the scholarship chair. A complete application include application form, letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor or academic advisor that includes your current GPA reference, resume of your school and community involvement, and a one-page essay of approximately 500 words, describing your attitude toward litter prevention, recycling, and environmental stewardship.
If you have any questions or would like to check if your application is complete, please contact: email@example.com
The Three Arts Club of Lakewood is pleased to announce several performing arts scholarship grants
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges is pleased to announce the new Sherwin Williams Scholarship Program for students planning on careers in Accounting or Finance (not necessarily planning on becoming CPAs). Scholars will be notified of internship and work-study opportunities with Sherwin Williams during their college careers; participation in these opportunities is not required to receive the scholarship.
For a full description of the program and access to the online application, use the following link and credentials:
User name – sherwin
password – SWsmr2013
OFIC/Bricker & Eckler Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship program was created in 2011 with Bricker & Eckler awarding The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, the prestigious Bricker & Eckler Anniversary Gift. With this endowed gift, the donors' intent is to distribute annually the fund earnings as scholarships to promising and dedicated pre-law students.
One scholarship is available for students preparing for a legal career. These awards are for undergraduate study at any OFIC college in the 2013-2014 academic year. Students must meet the criteria listed below. Awards may replace loans, but not grants.
For a full description of the program and access to the online application use the following link and credentials: (these are case sensitive)
Sustainable LawnCare Leaders Scholarship
$500 scholarship to be applied to fall 2013 semester tuition. Applicants must be undergraduate students, US citizens or legal residents, enrolled full-time, and be committed to pursuing a career in horticulture, landscape architecture, or a related environmental field. The ideal applicant will display a passion for sustainable practices in his/her industry through experience, field of study, and/or the written response. Application period is February 13-July 1, 2013.
Details & application instructions can be found at http://www.lawncare.net/
Dating & Relationship Psychology Scholarship
Annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates and graduates majoring in Psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 500- to maximum 900-word essay entitled "The Psychology of Online Dating." The essay should address the psychological issues and challenges facing singles given the growing popularity of online dating, and how relationship professionals can help online daters navigate these challenges. See more details at: http://www.datingadvice.com/scholarship
Mail official transcript and original essay to:
c/o Digital Brands Inc.
15 SE 1st Ave, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601
Entries postmarked by: June 30th, annually
Disbursement on: July 31st, annually
* Please title your essay “The Psychology of Online Dating”
* List your full name as recognized by your educational institution
and a valid (.edu) email address
* Stay updated on scholarship award and instructions at
* Essay should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-
spaced, 1-inch margins
* Any resources should be cited using MLA format
* Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify student from award disbursement
Yellow Ribbon Project
Oberlin College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Project for post-9/11 veterans and their children. Additional financial aid funds are available to veterans and their children.
Visit www.gibill.va.gov for information about applying for funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Thomas J. Seefred Trust Scholarships
- Students between the ages of 18-25
- Suffering from Juvenile Diabetes
- Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
- Awards of up to $3,000
- Ohio residents
- Awarded based on academic promise, personal statement, recommendations and financial need
- April 1 postmark deadline
Additional information and application download: www.seefredtrust.org
US Bank Scholarship Program
- Available to high school seniors and college undergraduates
- Forty $1,000 scholarships awarded in a random drawing
- No essays
- Program runs October through March
Apply online at: www.usbank.com/scholarship
Gilman International Scholarship
- Enrolled as an Undergraduate student, receiving academic credit
- Be a US Citizen
- Participating in a study abroad program of at least 4 weeks, but not more than an academic year
- Receiving a Federal Pell Grant
Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out! scholarship
Maltz museum of Jewish Heritage
- Scholarships of up to $50,000
- Additional information available online www.mmjh.org
National Federation of the Blind Ohio
Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $12,000 for legally blind students. High school seniors through grad school students.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships
- Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
- Must be a graduate or undergraduate student
- 3.0 GPA
- Leadership skills
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $10,000 to students of Hispanic descent majoring in many different areas. To read more about each program's requirements and deadlines, please visit the website listed below.
Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
National Physical Science Consortium
- NPSC identifies tomorrow's most promising scientists and matches them with employer sponsors who support their doctoral training.
- Each fellowship is worth up to $200,000 depending on the university a Fellow attends.
- Top U.S. agencies, companies and laboratories as well as more than 100 public and private universities participate in the program.
- Fellowships are open to all eligible students with emphasis on recruiting historically underrepresented minority and women students in the physical sciences and related engineering fields
The Point Foundation LGBT Scholarships
There are numerous scholarship opportunities for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) students. The Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.
American Chemical Society
This scholarship is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences.
To qualify, candidates must be:
- African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
- a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- a full-time student at an accredited college or university
- high academic achievers in chemistry or science (GPA 3.0)
- able to demonstrate financial need via FAFSA
- a high school senior, college freshmen, sophomore or junior
- major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a chemically-related science
www.chemistry.org/scholars or call 800-227-5558 ext. 6250
Polonia Foundation of Ohio
Grants ranging from $750 to $1500 will be awarded to students of Law, Medicine and Communications.
- Ohio residents
- Polish ancestry
Application requests and returns can be addressed to Edward J. Jayjack at 2120 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, Ohio 44134
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship Fund
- Jewish, permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County
- U.S. citizen or documented Legal permanent U.S. resident
- Planning to attend full-time in the U.S.
- Minimum 2.7 GPA
- Demonstrated and verifiable financial need
- View PDF poster of scholarship criteria and scholarship
The Upakar Foundation - Geeta Rastogi Memorial Scholarship
Through a competitive process, the GRMS will recognize the most qualified student and award him/her with a $2000 scholarship per year toward their tuition. Details of the GRMS and instructions on how to apply are available at:
Earl F. Morris Memorial Endowed Scholarships
OFIC is pleased to announce that the application for the Earl F. Morris Memorial Endowed Scholarships is now available online. The Earl F. Morris Memorial Scholarship was started in 1992-93 in memory of Earl F. Morris, long time trustee and volunteer for The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), graduate of Wittenberg University, and founding partner of the Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur law firm in Columbus. Several scholarships are available for students preparing for a legal career. These awards are for undergraduate study at any OFIC college in the 2013-2014 academic year. Students must meet the criteria listed below. Awards may replace loans, but not grants. Since the number of applicants for this program is usually small, students who meet the criteria and complete the application process professionally have a high possibility of receiving an award.
U. S. citizen
Qualify for financial aid
- Enrolled fulltime in a college that is a member of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
- Pre-law student (applicant's intent, not necessarily major)
- Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
- Senior class rank for the 2012-2013 academic year
- Demonstrate strong leadership skill
- Involved in campus and/or community activities
Deadline, April 30, 2013
Deloitte & Touche Scholarship Program
The OFIC is pleased to announce the renewal of the Deloitte & Touche Scholarship Program for students planning to become CPAs. Three awards are available for undergraduate study at a college or university that is a member of The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges in the 2013-14 academic year. Current scholars must re-apply. Deloitte & Touche is very interested in cultivating relationships with their scholars and they will be strongly encouraged to apply and interview for an internship or work-study program with Deloitte during their college careers, although these opportunities are not required to receive the scholarship.
Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
- Students who are attending an OFIC member institution full-time.
- Minimum 3.3 GPA, with a preference for 3.5 or higher.
- Financial need, as verified by college's Financial Aid Director.
- Planning a career as a Certified Public Accountant.
- Open to all accounting majors who intend to complete the coursework required to sit for the CPA Exam.
- Demonstrated leadership potential while attending college.
- Recipients can be sophomores, juniors and seniors.
- Deadline, April 30, 2013