2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

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STARK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPSClick here for a list of scholarships throughout Stark County. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 360: Various scholarships to look for! Click here for the website.

UNIGO SCHOLARSHIPS: Various scholarships to look for! Click here for the link. 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIPS: Various info about scholarships. Click here for the link.

LENDEDU SCHOLARSHIPS: Various scholarship to look for! Click here for the link

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: This organization is a scholarship management service and a scholarship database for students. Their database is used to find scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use. Click here to look for scholarships

DISCOVER SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH: Discover's college scholarship search tool gives students fast access to over 3 million scholarships. With this tool, students can customize their scholarship search to meet their unique needs. Discover can even e-mail the student a list of the scholarships to select so they can apply when they are ready. Click here to access the website.

THROCKMORTON SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for students who met these specific requirements: Student must be African American or Native American and must reside within the Northeast Ohio or Western Pennsylvania geographic region, have a copy of birth certificate, attend an educational facility that must be in Northeastern Ohio or Western Pennsylvania, have a copy of current High School/College grades and GPA, have a current financial needs form from the school that documents grants, scholarships and loans being presently received, have a current bill from the school for the next semester/quarter, have a copy of the courses being taken for the next semester/quarter, write a one or more short paragraphs that should state why you should be considered, your future goals, college major/minor, needs, extracurricular activities at school or in the community, and send in final high school transcript (if applying during senior year of high school). Click here for more info.  Or, email april.m.thomas@huntington.com for questions regarding the scholarship. 

OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarships: Several scholarship programs are available for AFSCME members and their children. Click here for the website to access other scholarships. DEADLINE: Varies per scholarship

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for any young lady in the class of 2018 who is involved in school and/or community activities, has outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics, or the arts.  Click here for the link to the application.

OHIO UNIVERSITY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is available through Ohio University for any student interested in chemical engineering who is an Alliance High School graduate. Requirements include admission to Ohio University and acceptance into the Engineering college. Click here for the website to access the website. Next, on that page, click on the “search for scholarship” link. Then, on that page, type in “Iden” and the scholarship will appear.

MENSA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Based on essay contest. Entry form can be found on: Click here for website. Once on the webpage, Click on "Scholarship Application" link on left side of page. Then click "Determine Eligibility and begin process..." Enter zip code which connects to link for our area. DEADLINE: Depends on which scholarships the student is applying for, please check each scholarship and deadline

THE BEAUTY + WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP: This $1,000 scholarship is to support the health of college women. Requirements: Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and must identify as female. All majors and GPAs are welcome to apply! Click here for the application. The scholarship will be given out quarterly. Deadlines are January 1, March 31, June 30, and September 30 every year.

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIPS: These national and state scholarships are based on students pursuing a bachelor's degree, who have at least a 2.0 GPA and who need financial assistance for college. Click here for link

CARING.COM SCHOLARSHIP: As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, more and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones. While the exact number of young people taking on this responsibility is not well understood, it’s estimated to be well over 1 million.On top of their demanding caregiving duties, many of these young people are simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students. Click here for multiple scholarships. DEADLINE: Depends on which scholarship you are applying for.

COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS: This program was created to help students earn the chance at a scholarship. The program is currently open to class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, regardless of citizenship status. U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad may also participate. At least half of all scholarships are designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. Click here for the application website.

JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is looking for applicants for their College Scholarship. Requirements include Exceptional academic ability and achievement: Strong academic record, academic awards and honors, and substantive assessments by educators providing confidential recommendations. In addition to GPA and college entrance exam scores, we consider participation in available advanced courses, commitment to learning, and intellectual curiosity; Unmet financial need: Demonstrate unmet financial need/will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000; Persistence: Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles; Leadership: Ability to organize and positively influence others in and out of school (family, religious community, sports, arts, etc.); Service to Others: Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others which may be evidenced by participation in volunteer/community service activities. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: October 30, 2020

ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Scholarships range from $1,000-$12,500 per year. Download application here. DEADLINE: November 15, 2020

THE DR. JUAN ANDRADE SCHOLARSHIP: The Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders through the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), is seeking to award up to $1,000 to eligible applicants. This scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, at an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2020

DIRK DERRICK CAR & TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY SCHOLARSHIP: The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

THE HEER LAW ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: At Heer Law, we know students have great entrepreneurial ideas. We also know that many startup businesses start by bootstrapping whereby the initial funding comes from the founder's personal funds. For young entrepreneurs, a lack of personal funds combined with educational costs can seriously stall the progress they make in moving their business ideas forward. So, we've set up a scholarship to help. To apply for the scholarship please send us, in confidence, a copy of the business plan for your current or prospective business, together with the details outlined in the scholarship criteria below. Since we are an intellectual property law firm, your business plan must include a section outlining your business's intellectual property strategy for our consideration. In order to be eligible for the $2000 CAD scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: Must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during the 2019-2020 academic year; must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution; must apply via email and provide their name, address, university or college, major and expected graduation month and year; provide their application (a business plan for their current or prospective business which includes a section outlining intellectual property strategy) by December 31, 2019. Applications will be judged on the strength of the business idea and the cogency of the business plan and intellectual property strategy. All submissions should be submitted via email to scholarship@heerlaw.com. All business plans submitted in application for this scholarship will be treated as strictly confidential. Click here for more info. DEADLINE: December 31, 2020

OHIO TOUR GUIDE SCHOLARSHIP: At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Ohio area, while also getting an insider view of the Buckeye State. So, students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that's great! But there are no limits to what we're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible. Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: December 31, 2020

THE HUGGABLE SUPERMOM SCHOLARSHIP: The Huggable Supermom Scholarship focuses on supporting single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms. Put simply, the Huggable Supermom Scholarship is a student scholarship designed to support single mothers and those who support them and benefit from their love. All GPAs are considered. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: January 1, 2021

SUPERMONEY SCHOLARSHIP: SuperMoney is excited to announce that we are offering a scholarship to eligible student who are enrolled full-time in high school as a senior or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, trade school, or coding bootcamp, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, upload an unofficial transcript or an enrollment verification document, and must provide your written essay. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: January 4, 2021

FIFTH THIRD BANK FINANCE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP: Fifth Third is committed to building financial capacity in the communities we serve. To recognize the efforts of students and teachers committed to financial and entrepreneurship education, Fifth Third will award twenty-eight accomplished students across the country with a $2,500 529 College Savings Gift Card via our scholarship contest. Click here for the application. DEADLINE for Fall Entries: January 15, 2021

ENGINEERS FOUNDATION OF OHIO SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are administered by the Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO), a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the advancement of engineering education in cooperation with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Requirements include 3.0 minimum grade point average (A=4), minimum SAT (Math=600, Reading or Composition=500) or ACT (Math=29, English=25), be a citizen of the U.S. & permanent resident of Ohio, and be a graduating high school senior. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: January 15, 2021

OHIO JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS -For seniors who will be attending a college, university or vocational school. Click here for the application. DEADLINE to address on application: January 22, 2021

ELKS LEGACY AWARD: This scholarship is open to high school seniors whose parents or grandparents are ELK’s members. DEADLINE: February 5, 2021. Click here for the application.

EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: The ESA Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. Students do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and the application process is 100% online. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: February 1, 2021

THE COLLEGE CLUB OF CANTON SCHOLARSHIP LOAN: Each year the College Club of Canton extends to at least one deserving female student a loan in the amount of $6,000 which is given over a period of four years. The money is loaned in the amount of $1,500 per year. Requirements for this scholarship loan include attending a four-year college or university, be a female resident of a Stark County school district, and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA while in college. Application is also on website; click here for website. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

ALLIANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP - Must have attended one of our elementary schools, including the Early Learning Center for a combo of 3 or more years. GPA of 3.0 or higher. DEADLINE to guidance: March 11, 2021. Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION MEL KNOWLTON SCHOLARSHIP - Must be a varsity letter winner in any sport (cheerleader and managers included). Financial need. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 12, 2021. Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - MUST fill out this application if applying to ANY of the AHS Foundation scholarships. Checkmark any scholarship for which you wish to apply (See the application for the complete list). Only one application necessary UNLESS YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THOSE LISTED THAT SPECIFICALLY HAVE A SEPARATE APPLICATION. DEADLINE to Guidance: March 12, 2021. Click here for the application.

AHS FOUNDATION MEGAN ADELMAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for any senior girl/boy who has lettered in cross country for four years. See Mrs. Morrison in the guidance office for an application. DEADLINE: March 15, 2021

AHS FOUNDATION CARLI-COWAN MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP - Senior who has taken precalculus and will be pursuing a career in a mathematics-related field. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 15, 2021. Click here for application

ROBERT H DOWLING SCHOLARSHIP - Senior who is planning on attending college or technical school. Based on academics, references, and financial need. DEADLINE to guidance: March 16, 2021. Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION CHRISTOPHER L. PENNY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- This scholarship is for someone who plans to attend an accredited college/university, demonstrates good character and potential for success in college, and maintained at least a 3.0 GPA. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 16, 2021. Click here for application.

AHS FOUNDATION DAVID R. AND IRENE GOLDIE MAINWARING SCHOLARSHIP- Demonstrates character, leadership, scholarship, and community service. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 16, 2021

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants of this $500 scholarship must be going to college and enrolling in a program that leads to a bachelor’s degree. Click here for the application.DEADLINE to GUIDANCE: March 17, 2021

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants of this $500 scholarship must be continuing his/her education at an institution offering a post high school curriculum such as a technical school, trade school, or specialty training school. Click here for the application. DEADLINE to GUIDANCE: March 17, 20212021. Click here for application

MARC A. ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Must have at least a 2.5 GPA, participated in a varsity athletic for at least 2 years, entering the education or government service fields, show evidence indicating potential success at the college/university/technical school level, and demonstrates good character and integrity.DEADLINE to guidance: March 19, 2021. Click here for application

THE JOSEPH A. AND RHEA M. JEFFRIES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Joseph A. and Rhea M. Jeffries Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is a $750 scholarship that is granted to a Stark County student who has demonstrated academic achievement, character, leadership, and service to school and community. Two scholarships will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must meet the following requirements: 1. Be a resident of Stark County and a senior in or a graduate of a Stark County high school 2. Be accepted or have an application in process by an accredited college or university 3. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 19, 2021.

OLIVER COXEN SCHOLARSHIP - Along with application, submit at least one but no more than four letters of recommendations from teachers, and a copy of your transcript. DEADLINE to guidance: March 23, 2021.Click here for application

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU LIFE LESSONS SCHOLARSHIP: BBB Life Lessons is a theme-based essay contest that challenges students to reflect on living a life of ethics and integrity. Students should collect ideas from real life experiences and reflect and write how these experiences could impact my life. There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship funds must be used to attend a career/technical, college, university or trade school after high school graduation. This year's essay topic theme is INTEGRITY. The BBB's mission is building an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other. BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance.  In the essay, students should describe the role of integrity in a business environment and how it affects the success of the organization. Students should also share an example they have personally experienced and its impact on them. Students may begin submitting entries after January 2, 2020. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: March 26, 2021

ANN McCONAHAY SCHOLARSHIP - Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, show financial need, demonstrate good character and integrity, and show evidence indicating potential success in college. DEADLINE to guidance: March 26, 2021. Click here for application

ALLIANCEWORKS SCHOLARSHIP: Alliance High School students completing an Alliance High School Career and Technical Program in good standing are eligible for a one of five full tuition scholarship (excluding books and fees) to Stark State College. Requires a completed application, one page essay (typed, double spaced) on your passion and commitment to a career tech program and future career, one letter of recommendation from your career tech teacher, a current transcript, and a completed FAFSA. For more information, see your counselor in the guidance office. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 26, 2021


ALLIANCE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 scholarship upon confirmation of college enrollment. DEADLINE to guidance: March 29, 2021. Click here for application

ITALIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL FOUNDATION OF STARK COUNTY: A total of $8,000 will be given out to high school seniors and will be judged on a basis of need, scholastic ability, extracurricular involvement, and character. Along with the application form, applicants must submit a written essay and a letter of recommendation from a senior year faculty member. Applicants must be of Italian descent and a 2020 May/June graduate of a Stark County High School. In order to obtain the application form, please request one in writing to “Italian American Festival Foundation, PO Box 9345, Canton, OH 44711-9345, Attn: Matthew Carona Scholarship Chairman." DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

THE PAUL AND CAROL DAVID SCHOLAR PROGRAM - A four year renewable scholarship for Stark County high school seniors. Must demonstrate financial need; above average academic performance; participates in extracurriculars; has overcome some obstacle in their life; exhibits good character. Click here for website. DEADLINE TO THEIR OFFICE: APRIL 15, 2021. Questions? Contact info@davidfoundation.org

REDWOOD FINANCIAL NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP: Redwood Financial Network, a boutique wealth management firm is delighted to announce that they will be accepting 5th annual $1,000 scholarship application. This non-need based scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who has intentions of attending college in the Fall of 2019. Candidates will be judged on the academic and 500-word essay. The question to be answered is “What Does Financial Responsibility Mean To You?” All applications must be submitted to Sunwook Jin via email (SJIN@REDWOODFN.COM). Applicants MUST include the following in the email: 1. Write “Redwood Scholarship Application for 2019” in the subject line, 2. Provide your name, date of birth, address, email address and the best phone # to reach you, 3. Name of your High School, 4. Proof of your GPA: Either copy of your transcript or a letter from a school official on school’s letterhead, 5. Future Academic Plans: Accredited Post-Secondary Institution, 6. How did you hear about the scholarship?, 7. 500-word essay (attach a word document). Applications will be reviewed by members of the Redwood Financial Network Judges Panel. 50% of the weighting of your application will be based on the answer to our essay question. Click here for the website to view the application requirements. DEADLINE: No later than 5:00 pm on April 30, 2021

PURELAND SUPPLY SCHOLARSHIP: Pureland Supply offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to students accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school, or community college for the study of trade, craft or labor occupations. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

NANCY L. PENNY SCHOLARSHIP - Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have been accepted as a full-time student at a college/university, and demonstrates good character and potential for post-secondary education success. Application is accessible in January of 2020. DEADLINE: May 1, 2021. Click here for the website to gain access to the application

CANTON STUDENT LOAN FOUNDATION: The Canton Student Loan Foundation provides low interest student loans to Stark County graduates who have and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA and who are pursuing post high school education or training on a full-time basis. Qualified applicants can borrow each academic year up to a total maximum loan of $12,000. Freshmen can borrow $3,000 per year, sophomores, $4,000 and juniors can receive $6,000 for a maximum of $12,000. Seniors wishing to borrow, qualify for $6,000 for their final year. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

THE JOHN & ROENE KLUSCH MEMORIAL HOT STOVE SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants of this $1000, renewable scholarship must have at least a 2.5 GPA or better and have played in the Alliance Hot Stove Charter in H and G leagues. Click here for application. DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

HALL OF GAME CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL, AFL-CIO/AMERICAN INCOME LIFE SCHOLARSHIP: $500 scholarships will be given to graduating high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are a member of one of the local unions affiliated and in good standing with the Hall of Fame Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Applicants interested in this scholarship need to REQUEST the application in writing to “Hall of Fame Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1329 Market Avenue, North, Canton, Ohio, 44714.” DEADLINE for requesting and completing the application: June 30, 2021

BACHUS & SCHANKER LLC LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP: Bachus & Schanker LLC law firm is offering a $2,000 scholarship open to any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university or students currently enrolled at a four-year university in the United States. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to the 7th Amendment and have a 3.0 GPA. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: DEADLINE: July 30, 2021

PRIME SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarships is open to applicants working toward a two year or four year degree with a the intent of becoming a RN or LPN upon graduation. This award will be given to up to five students, worth $1000. click here for the application. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: July 31, 2021

GOUNARIS ABBOUD SCHOLARSHIP: The Gounaris Abboud Scholarship Contest is a $1000 scholarship for either out-going high school seniors (graduating Summer 2021) or currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the 2021 semester. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: August 1, 2021