Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarship Information Received by Oberlin

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.

Other large scholarship databases are available on the FinAid! websiteScholarship Experts website, andScholarship America.

Be sure to visit the Oberlin College Financial Aid Facebook page for additional Outside Scholarship Opportunites. 

Scholarship Guides:

Financial Aid Resource Guide  For Study Abroad

MoneyGeek.com is offering a Study Abroad Guide that explains different forms of financial aid and loans available to help fund this educational experience. Check it out at  https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/study-abroad/

Scholarship Guide for Women

MoneyGeek.com is offering a Scholarship Guide specifically geared toward helping Women apply for scholarships.  Please visit the following site for additional information and to access the guide. https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarships-for-women-guide/

Scholarship Guide for African American Students

MoneyGeek.com is offering a Scholarship Guide specifically geared toward African American students. Please visit the following site for additional information and to access the guide. http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-black-students

Scholarship Listings:

AES Engineering Scholarship

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Their belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be studying Engineering courses to be eligible.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

The Catological Scholarship for the Promotion Of Animal Welfare

The Catological Scholarship For The Promotion Of Animal Welfare is open to any American citizen or permanent resident who is, or will be by the time of the prize being awarded, enrolled in undergraduate or graduate level courses at a post-secondary institution in the United States.
To apply, students simply need to meet the eligibility requirements, and submit a 500+ word essay detailing what daily, monthly, and yearly habits people should adopt to affect positive change for animal welfare.
For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://www.catological.com/scholarship/

GeneralcontractorLicense Guide.com Bi-Yearly Scholarship

The General Contractor License Guide, values education and helping those in need. They also understand that the cost of schooling can be significant, and that it can be difficult for students and their families to make ends meet. With tuition, books, housing, and school supplies, the cost of attending college can easily sore into the thousands of dollars, or more.

In an effort to make this whole process a little easier for students and their families, GeneralContractorLicenseGuide.com is pleased to be offering a bi-yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are either currently enrolled in a college program or are planning to attend a college or graduate school in the near future.

 For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://generalcontractorlicenseguide.com/scholarship

Thomas Law Offices Annual Scholarship

Thomas Law Offices, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky, is happy to announce  a once-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming semester. The rising costs of education is continuing to be a hardship many students struggle to overcome. Thomas Law Offices believes that by helping students overcome those struggles, our world can become a brighter place for future generations.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://www.thomaslawoffices.com/scholarship/

Drubi Orthodontics Community Support Scholarship

The Drubi Orthodontics Community Support Scholarship was created to help exceptional students in their quest to better themselves and their communities. The scholarship will award $1,000 to help in their education. To apply, send an essay of 500-1000 words describing your educational goals and how your career will allow you to help your community. The scholarship is open to all incoming college students as well as current college and post-graduate students.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://www.drubiorthodontics.com/community-support/

Baker & Gilchrist Scholarship Program

The firm of Baker & Gilchrist invites students throughout Indiana and across the United States to submit an essay or video in this scholarship competition. The contest is open to: High school seniors who are planning to attend college; Community college students; Students in other types of medical or nursing programs; Undergraduate college students; Graduate students

Unfortunately, international students, those who are not U.S. citizens, and residents of U.S. territories are not eligible. Employees of Baker & Gilchrist and their immediate family members are also not eligible.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://www.bakerandgilchrist.com/scholarship/

2016 Homeinsurance.com Scholarship Contest

HomeInsurance.com, an independent insurance agency that operates the Quotes.Safeco.com site, will award a college scholarship worth $1,500 to an eligible college student.

To enter this Contest, choose from one of two essay topics about driving safety, write your response in 600 to 800 words and post your essay onto your blog site. If you do not currently have a blog, you can create your own blog free on Google’s Blogger.com, Wordpress.com or other sites. Judges from HomeInsurance.com will choose the winning essay based on creativity, insight and the quality of writing. Essays must be between 600 and 800 words in length and be properly submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on October 30th, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://quotes.safeco.com/scholarships/

Overcoming Adversity Scholarship

Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C helps individuals overcome personal adversity - i.e. personal injury - every day. They recognize that personal adversity of any kind can be physically, emotionally, and financially crippling. Those that overcome personal adversity in their lives and strive to become great members of our society deserve recognition in their eyes. Palermo Tuohy Bruno's "Overcoming Adversity Scholarship" aims to help individuals who have overcome adversity fund their college expenses.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: https://www.thesuffolkpersonalinjurylawyer.com/overcoming-adversity-essay/

Scholarship For Children Of Police Officers

At Larry R. Williams, PLLC we value the dedication and courage our local police officers display each and every day as they help maintain order in the community and ensure a safe environment for our children. To celebrate our pride in the police force of Nashville and throughout the country, we are offering a $2,000 scholarship for children of police officers.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://www.lrwlawfirm.com/scholarship-children-police-officers

Custom-Writing.org Essay Writing Contest

Custom-Writing.org awards scholarships of $1800 in total to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in their upcoming Essay Writing Contest.The aim of the Essay Writing Contest is to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their writing talents and win an award for them.

The Essay Writing Contest is not only about finding people who can write well. Indeed, the aim of the contest is to identify individuals who have both critical thinking and writing skills. The 2016 Essay Writing Contest focuses on two aspects:

The ability to think critically
The ability to express thoughts clearly and logically

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://custom-writing.org/blog/essay-writing-contest-by-custom-writing-org

Brandy Austin Law's Better Your Life Scholarship

Given the financial difficulties often faced by domestic violence victims, Brandy Austin Law Firm is interested in helping individuals engage and complete undergraduate and graduate-level education with the Better Your Life Financial Scholarship. A scholarship crafted to reduce tuition, the Better Your Life Financial Scholarship serves those in need to obtain a fulfilling college experience enhanced by reduced costs.

The Brandy Austin Law Firm scholarship grants victims the amount of $1,000 to be used exclusively for university school tuition. The check, payable to the recipient’s University, may reduce overall costs during undergraduate entry. The recipient is expected to submit any receipts in accordance with IRS regulations, so as to meet the scholarship’s integrity standards and meet legal requirements.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://brandyaustinlaw.com/better-your-life-scholarship/

Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship

Blue Kangaroo is proud to offer a scholarship award to students who exemplify the spirit and values of helping others in their local community. Recipients will be selected based on the ability to bring people together through collaboration and creativity. Tell us how you are making an impact on your community by taking action and inspiring others for a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://www.bluekangaroo.com/page/scholarship

Veterans Benefits Scholarship

Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Veterans and military are urged to apply for the scholarships, although it is open to all current college students. 

Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on one of our three essay topics. Deadline is December 31, 2016. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2017. Essay topics and scholarship details can be found here:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13270858.htm

This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

Ben Turnage Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship

This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student.

Deadline for Applications: November 1
GPA: 2.8
Class Standing: N/A
Requirements: Accepted or Enrolled in Accredited School, 500-1000 word essay


Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship 

The goal of the scholarship is to increase awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the large impact it has had on the US. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2017, and they must have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Students who wish to apply must submit an unofficial transcript and a 500-word essay that answers the prompt: "From your own experience or that of family member, please describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped, fallen short, or failed in protecting the rights of Americans with Disabilities."

The scholarship is for $1,000, and applicants must email in their application before March 1st, 2017. The winner will be announce in the summer of 2017. More information about the scholarship can be found at the scholarship's website:


2016/2017 Margaret Wong Scholarship for Undocumented Students (DACA)

The Margaret Wong Scholarship, in partnership with Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), assists students who are not eligible for federal student aid as a result of their citizenship status. Applicants must be immigrant students who reside in the United States and have achieved Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Please visit the following link for more information and details on how to apply: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/27635-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland

2016 NBC/Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, the America Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to offer the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. This scholarship will offer eight (8) scholarships to students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media or entertainment industry. Each recipient will receive $$5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university. The scholarship will be available for the 2016 fall semester. The 2016 application is due July 1, 2016 by 5 pm ET. Please visit the following link for additional information: http://www.aapd.com/nbcuniversal-tony-coelho-media-scholarship-program/

Supporting STEM Scholarship

This is an annual scholarship for spring and fall semesters to benefit students involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused fields of study. the hope is to encourage youth to pursue these areas of study in order to cultivate college graduates who are prepared to work in fields which enhance the economy and complement our own business industry. Please visit the following link for additional information: https://hoshizakiicemaker.com/stem-scholarship

Reverie Innovation Scholarship

Reverie is happy to announce the 2016 Science, Design and Engineering Scholarship open to any and all interested and qualified students. The Reverie Scholarship awards the top three student essays chose: $2,000 first place; $1,000 second and third place. Please visit the following link for additional information and deadlines. http://www.reverie.com/wp/scholarship

Road to the Future Scholarship

The Road to the Future Scholarship awards $1000 annually to a deserving candidate who is working to become a computer science of information technology professional.  Please visit the following link for additional information: http://computersciencemajor.org/computersciencemajor-org-road-to-the-future-1000-scholarship/

The ezDinero Latino Scholarship Fund Aspire!

ezDinero awards its annual Latino scholarship through its various scholarship programs, including scholarships geared specifically for high school seniors, community college students and current college students. In order to be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree, and plan to enroll as a part-time or full-time student at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year. Deadline May 15.  For more information please visit: https://www.ezdinero.com/english/latino-scholarships/


Clements & Clements understand the value of a higher education and the challenges that come with obtaining a degree for both students and their families. For this reason, they are offering a $1,000 scholarship to the winners of their Biannual College Scholarship Essay Contest. Potential applicants can find information regarding the application procedure and this year's essay topic at the following link: http://www.clementslaw.com/scholarship

The Band Together Scholarship

The Band Together Scholarship is all about the most influential people in your life that have helped you get to where you are today. The annual scholarship will award $500 towards a student's tuition to the winner of a short essay contest. Application procedures can be found at the following link: http://willyoube.com/band-together-scholarship

Women in Finance Scholarship in support of women in STEM

Provided by The Mortgage Reports, the Women in Finance Scholarship will help a deserving female student cover her education expenses in the upcoming school year. Submission Deadline is May 17. Visit http://themortgagereports.com/first-time-home-buyers-guide/#scholarship for additional application information. 

Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women

Toptal will award 12 scholarship over the next 12 months to help women pursue their technical career aspirations. This scholarship is open to more than just aspiring developers; the award applies to anyone with a passion for tech and welcomes applicants from all majors and academic standing. 

Each scholarship winner will receive a stipend and a year of mentoring and guidance from the senior developers with the Toptal network. 

Please visit the following link for the scholarship guidelines: https://www.toptal.com/scholarships

180 Medical: College Scholarship Program

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).


Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Must be a legal resident in the United States.

Scholarship Awards: Seven $1,000 college scholarships

Deadline: Application must be postmarked on or before June 1, 2016

For Application, please visithttp://www.180medical.com/scholarships

2016-17 Florence Allen Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available to Ohio women for undergraduate studies only. 

Traditional Student Applicants

  • Women who will graduate or have graduated from an Ohio high school or who have received a GED from the Ohio Board of Education prior to         July 1, 2016.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Undergraduates who meet the above criteria and are enrolled as full-time students at an accredited degree-granting institution recognized by a  State Board of Regents.
  • Applicant must be pursuing her first undergraduate degree or a certificate. 

Non-traditional Student Applicants

  • Women who are residents of Ohio and are at least 30 years old as of April 1, 2016.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Undergraduates who meet the above criteria and are enrolled at am accredited degree-granting institution recognized by a state Board of       Regents. (Applicant need not be a full-time student)
  • Applicant must be pursuing her first undergraduate degree or a certificate.   

How to Apply: Scholarship applications will be available from January 15 through March 31, 2016 by making a request via e-mail to allenendowment@gmail.com

Deadline: The completed application and all supporting documentation must be hand stamped (not metered) and mailed via US Postal Service First Class Main on or before April 1, 2016



  • Available to all students seeking a post-secondary education in the United States.
  • Must be enrolled in a University, College or other post-secondary institution or plan to enroll in the Fall of 2016.
  • May apply or re-apply for the scholarship in any one or all of the four (4) post-secondary.
  • Submission deadline is April 1, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded and made payable to the individual student on June 1, 2016. 

You can find all the details at http://klandrylaw.com/help-save-lives-dont-text-drive-college-scholarship/

The Tree Center Scholarship Program

The Tree Center is offering a $500 scholarship to students at colleges within the US.


  • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa.
  • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
  • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
  • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
  • All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of last month of each quarter (Q1: March 20th, Q2: June 20th, Q3: September 20th, Q4: December 20th). The submission window closes on the 21st of the final month of each quarter and will reopen on the 1st of each quarter at 8:00 a.m (Q1: January 1st, Q2: April 1st: Q3: July 1st, Q4: October 1st).

You can find all the details at http://www.thetreecenter.com/scholarship

Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC Scholarship

After the overwhelming positive response we got from our last scholarship, Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC., has decided to offer another $1,200 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. The new deadline for entries is July 17, 2016.

The full details of the scholarship we are giving away can be found here:


Firstsiteguide Scholarship

FirstSiteGuide is an online knowledge base helping people start personal or business websites and blogs. These sites can be places to show off your hobbies, offer advice to others, advance your business interests, or just share personal stories, pictures, and videos. We believe the web is a great place to make new connections from all over the world or just your own neighborhood. Buy, sell, share your passions, educate, or entertain. Whatever you want to do, we want to help you do it.

Eligible Applicants:

Any degree-seeking student enrolled in an accredited college or university and to all high school students in the United States.


A $1,500 scholarship to be put towards tuition or books.
Submission deadline is May 31, 2016.

Requirements: Scholarship applicants must submit an essay on the provided topic.

Application Instructions:

Your submission on “Why Should you Start a Blog” of 1500 words minimum must be submitted to First Site Guide for evaluation. Please read the terms and conditions prior to submission. The best entrant, as judged by First Site Guide, will receive the award.

Reply: Submission of completed essays via scholarship@firstsiteguide.com

Winner Announcement: June 15, 2016


The Zeiger Firm $1,000 Bi-Annual College Scholarship

After the overwhelming positive response we got from our last scholarship, The Zeiger Firm has decided to offer another $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. The new deadline for entries is February 15, 2016.

The full details of the scholarship we are giving away are here:


Countyoffice.org Scholarship

Our organization proudly awards a $1,000 scholarship on an semi-annual basis, with submission deadlines on April 30 and September 30 annually. The submission deadlines will remain the same annually; however, the prompts are subject to change. 

The prompt and deadline for the April 30 application is: "Describe how one of the local government offices (or type of office) listed on our website has improved your own life and/or the lives of people around you."

Eligibility is open to US citizens 16 years of age and older who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning. Awards are sent directly to the financial aid or bursar's office of the finalist's enrollment. All majors are urged to apply.    


Branson Show Inspired Scholarship

Branson Show Tickets is offering an academic scholarship for students currently enrolled, or planning on enrolling into an accredited institute of higher learning. 

More details about the scholarship can be be found at: http://www.bransonshowtickets.com/scholarship/

Basic details of the "Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship" are below:
1. Scholarship Amount: $1,000
2. Submissions must be received by October 15th
3. Submissions must be sent to the web form at the above listed site or can be sent via mail.
4. Applicants must be 16-19 years of age
5. The essay topic for our annual scholarship is, “How (*Enter Your Show*) Inspired Me to Realize My Dreams.” Don’t be afraid to be creative or let your personality shine! We want to hear your unique voice! You may include a short personal statement at the end of your essay if preferred, but it is not a requirement. In the event that you have not seen a Branson Show, you may research and use your creativity.
6. Selected finalist will have award paid directly to the institution they are enrolled in.

BransonShowTickets.com is the ultimate Branson, Missouri tourism agency. 

Solar Action Alliance Scholarship

Solar Action Alliance, is a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable and abundant source of renewable energy, the sun, To further spread the solar message and give back to the community, Solar Action Alliance has created a $1000 scholarship. Scholarship details can be found at https://solaractionalliance.org/scholarship/ 

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

As personal injury trial lawyers, we have seen firsthand the devastation that injuries caused by distracted drivers cause. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes for car accidents involving people 27 and under and it is easily avoided. Our goal is to raise awareness of the perils of distracted driving, especially for young drivers. 

Distracted driving results in thousands of accidents each year.  The scholarship is for a student at any level, regardless of year, major, or program. Help us raise awareness for this serious issue. For more information please visit: http://www.neilburnslaw.com/distracted-driver-awareness-scholarship/

Greenpal Business Scholarship

GreenPal believes small businesses are the backbone of our country's economy.

Our CEO started his first company, a small lawn mowing business, in high school and grew the company while attending college, ultimately scaling the organization to over 100 employees. Having recently guided that company through acquisition by a respected national organization he wants to assist aspiring entrepreneurs attending college while starting or running a small business.

The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today's students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today's generation.

If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, see below for the instructions and criteria for applying for the GreenPal scholarship.

  1. We will open up the 2016 application entry period August 1, 2015
  2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements
  3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., evidence of GPA.) Incomplete applications will not be considered
  4. Submissions are to be submitted through the online application process below
  5. Scholarship winner will be announced May 30th, 2016
  6. This is an evergreen scholarship and will be renewed and funded each year by GreenPal Co.
  7. Applicant must be graduating High School's Senior Class in 2015 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  8. Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner
  9. Applicant must have a declared major or minor in the college of Business, Economics, or Finance.
  10. Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States


To apply for the GreenPal Scholarship, email your essay (500-1000 words) along with a photo to scholarship @yourgreenpal.com . Winners will be announced on the GreenPal Scholarship page by April 30, 2016.   http://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship

USPostmail.org Scholarship

USPostmail.org will be awarding its annual Post Office Locator Scholarship for students enrolling in the upcoming 2015 Fall Semester. Both incoming and current students who are US citizens are eligible and urged to apply.

Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling, and persuasive they are. Applications are due April 15, 2016 and finalists will be notified of selection on May 30, 2016.

This is an annual scholarship and the dates will remain the same year after year. More details of our scholarship, rules and application eligibility requirements may be found at: www.uspostmail.org/scholarship

Point Foundation Scholarship

On November 1, Point Foundation launched its online scholarship application. Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Point promotes change through education, mentorship, leadership development and community service training, and provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend higher educational institutions across the nation.

Point is currently supporting 80 full-time undergraduate and graduate scholars during the 2015 – 2016 academic year. Each scholar is paired with a mentor who advises the scholar on education and career decisions, and also helps guide them through the completion of an annual community service project.

Point’s online scholarship application in now open and will be available until January 20, 2016. The Point Scholarship application is ONLY available online through our website:  https://www.pointfoundation.org/OnlineApplicationInfo

Soccerloco’s National Scholarship Program

Soccerloco has partnered with the American Business Women’s Association to launch a national scholarship fund and is holding an essay contest to determine the most qualified candidate.  The winner of the contest will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship through the ABWA Scholarship Fund.

To enter the scholarship competition you must submit your 500-700 word essay on how your athletic career has helped you to become a better teammate, leader and person.

Students are encouraged to focus on how their sporting career has helped them gain critical life experiences that will transfer to their academic and professional careers.  We encourage using specific stories and sharing how these experiences have helped you to grow as a person.

You must also include along with your essay your full name, email address, mailing address, college, year to graduate, phone number and a brief bio about yourself. Please limit your bio to 150 words or less.

The essay and accompanying information must be submitted to scholarships@soccerloco.com no later than December 19, 2015 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Scholarship Deadline and Rules:

The deadline to submit an essay is December 19, 2015 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) . Essays will be read and evaluated and the winner will be selected by January 31, 2016 and contacted via email and phone. Scholarship money must be used for tuition or books. Scholarship is not renewable (meaning that it is good for only this cycle and a second scholarship will not be awarded to the same recipient in the subsequent year). Selection will be made by the Board of Trustees of ABWA’s educational scholarship fund. For the scholarship to be awarded, we must have a minimum of 3 qualified applicants that have completed the entire process. Checks not cashed will not be reissued and scholarship will be returned to the general SBMEF fund. (This is a rare occurrence but has happened).


Any further questions an applicant has can be directed to scholarships@soccerloco.com

* The $2,000 award will only be usable for tuition and book costs. The check will be written to the winner’s school of choice and credited to your academic costs.

* Essays must be received no later than December 19, 2014 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST).

* Submit your essay to scholarships@soccerloco.com

The Ornament Shop

The Ornament Shop of Findlay, Ohio, a leading secondary dealer in Hallmark ornaments for the last 20 years is offering a $500 annual scholarship to university students.  The scholarship will be decided based on an essay and is available to any student who is a United States citizen with any major area of study carrying a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Payment will be made directly to the college/university where the winning student is enrolled. 

The details about the scholarship and entry requirements can be found on our website at http://www.ornament-shop.com/scholarship.html.

Buick Achievers

Applicants to the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2016-17 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
  • Plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
  • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.

Award Criteria:

Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

Interested students can begin the electronic application process by clicking on the Login/Register link at the top of this page. You must supply a unique and valid email address and create a password.

Hartford Technology Rentals

Hartford Technology Rentals has been in the short term technology rental business for over 25 years. We feel that it is important to give back.

We are offering two $1000 scholarships that are available to students studying in the IT or related fields. Simply fill out the form and tell us about yourself and what you hope to do with your IT degree in the short essay form. One scholarship will be awarded in December and one in May. You may apply for both scholarships separately.  More information on the application process can be found at http://hartfordrents.com/scholarship

College Club West Scholarship

College Club West Scholarship Information for 2016-17 Academic Year

Thank you for your interest in applying for a College Club West Scholarship grant for a minimum of $2000 for academic year 2016-2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Women 25 years of age or older may apply.
  • You must be enrolled in an educational program leading to a graduate or undergraduate degree.
  • Associate degree candidates are only eligible if they are currently accepted into a bachelor’s degree program.
  • You must live in the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga, Lorain or Medina.
    Members of College Club West and their relatives are not eligible.

Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, scholarship, career goals and community service. Each individual applicant may only submit one application a year. Applicants can apply again each year for a College Club West Scholarship as long as they are eligible.

Each Scholarship application will require the following materials:

  • Scholarship Application Form – This form may be found on this website. It must be completed as instructed and submitted online. To make a hard copy of this form hold down the Control Key and then type the letter "p".
  • Financial Form – 2015 Federal Income Tax forms required.
  • Personal Essay – Complete as instructed on the Scholarship/Financial Form.
  • Copy of your 2015 Income Tax return. Remove or black out all social security numbers.
    Official transcripts must be received directly from all colleges and universities that you have attended. (Not a copy issued to a student.)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation must be received from your professors, academic advisors, former teachers, employers, business associates or clergy, but not from any family members or close friends. Please see Main Menu for a printable copy of the recommendation form which should be used as a guide for the letter of recommendation. The Letters of Recommendation must include the recommender’s printed name, professional title(s), address and telephone number, and signature.
    The Letters of Recommendation must be sent directly to the mailing address by the person writing the recommendation, not the applicant.

Note: Items 1, 2, 3, 4 are to be sent by the applicant to the Official Mailing Address listed below. Items 5 and 6 are to be mailed separately from the parties indicated above to the Official Mailing Address listed below.

Mailing Address for Scholarship Applications:

Pat Green
5792 Arlyne Lane
Medina, OH 44256-6805

Due Date for All Application Materials: March 15, 2016.

All application materials must be postmarked on or before the above date to be valid for consideration. Once all materials have been received and reviewed, the finalists will be contacted to schedule a personal interview time with the College Club West Scholarship Committee to be held on May 7, 2016.

Finalists will be notified shortly after the interview regarding their status and/or selection.

If you have any questions, please email your concerns to kparker322@gmail.com.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 7th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2014.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Full details are available on our site.

Please encourage your students to apply.

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: sschlather@clarkcountyohio.gov

Sherwin Williams Scholarship

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 2016-2017 academic year.  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)


Username: brickereckler

Password: BEschol2013

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:
DatingAdvice.com Scholarship
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 
DatingAdvice.com (http://www.datingadvice.com/)
* 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 Scholarship

  • Students between the ages of 18-25
  • Suffering from Juvenile Diabetes
  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Ohio residents

Awarded based on academic promise, personal statement, recommendations and financial need. Awards of up to $3,000. 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
  • 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. http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org

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:


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 2016-17 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, 2016