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Local Scholarships

Organizations and clubs commonly update and publicize their scholarships in late winter or early spring each year. The deadlines for applications are often in February, March and April so that winners can be selected and scholarships awarded before the end of the school year. For any changes to the information below, or updates, contact the organizations offering the scholarships. Often, the scholarships' amounts and deadlines will vary each year. This site does not include scholarships that are national, offered through one's high school, through the colleges themselves, or the State of Ohio, all of which are valuable places to look for funding.


American Association of University Women - Medina Branch

American Association of University Women - Medina Branch

Two $1000 scholarships for "non-traditional" women undergraduate students attending an accredited college or university.
Applicants must be residents of Medina County and at least 25 years old. Previous winners are eligible for the scholarship.
A "non-traditional" student is a woman who is returning to college to finish an undergraduate degree or a woman who has delayed entering college for several years after completing high school or earning a general equivalency diploma.
Deadline: April 10, 2014.
Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and clarity of stated goals and objectives.
For information or an application, contact Betty Lynham, scholarship committee chair at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , give telephone number and email address.
http://medinacounty-oh.aauw.net/scholarship

 

Berea Business & Professional Women

Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship - Available to women applicants 30 years or older by December 31, 2013

Applicant must be:

• A resident of Cuyahoga, Lorain, or Medina Counties

• Seeking entry or re-entry into the workforce

• Pursuing a 2 year Associate Degree or 4 year Bachelor degree at a North Central Ohio ACCREDITED College or University http://ncahlc.org/

• Demonstrate financial need


Application deadline:
Completed applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2014 and must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2014 


Send your request for an application along with a self addressed envelope to:

Berea Business & Professional Women

PO Box 95, Berea, OH 44017

Or

Download an application online at: http://berea.bpwohio.com/scholarship/

 

Birthcare of Medina County Scholarship

Birthcare of Medina County Scholarship

Up to $500 and given to one or more applicants each year who meet certain criteria and are recommended by the scholarship committee:

  • you must be a client or client spouse of Birthcare within the current year
  • you must hold a GED or High school diploma
  • you must be a current resident of Medina County


Application deadline:
June or July each year; winners notified in July


Birthcare of Medina County

620 E. Smith Rd., Unit E-5A

Medina OH 44256

330 722-1190

e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

http://www.birthcaremedina.org


For more scholarship details and applications:

Visit the Birthcare office beginning in January of each year.

 

Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship

Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship

Two renewable $2500 Scholarships will be awarded to senior students who are enrolled in a high school located in Northeast Ohio and plan to major in areas that would lead to a career working for a professional sports organization.


Application deadline:
November 2, 2012 for the 2013/2014 scholarship


For more scholarship details and application:

https://scholarselect.com/scholarships/4137-20132014-cleveland-browns-marion-motley-scholarship

 

College Club West

College Club West

Tuition grants "up to $2000 or more", offered to women whose official home residence is within the counties of Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain counties. They must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any area of study. The scholarships will be awarded to women 25 years of age and older based on financial need, scholarship, career goals, and community service.


Application deadline:
5/15/2015


For more scholarship details and applications:

www.collegeclubwest.org


 

College Now Adult Learner Program

College Now Adult Learner Program

College Now provides scholarship opportunities to adult students age 19 and above who have interrupted their education for one year or more.  Open to residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit or Trumbull Counties.


Application deadline: Deadlines vary by semester. Check website for the latest information.


For full information, eligibility and online application:

http://www.collegenowgc.org/

 

Critchfield Law Scholarships

Critchfield Law Scholarships
The Critchfield Law Resident Scholarship is offered for currrent or former residents of Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Medina or Wayne counties who have completed at least one semester of law school.

The Critchfield Law Diversity Scholarship is offered to a minority student who has completed at least one semester of law school, regardless of the student's place of residence.

Recipients will be awarded $1000 for each scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. The application deadline is April 4, 2014.
Information regarding the scholarships and copies of the scholarship application forms can be found at www.ccj.com under "Media Center".
Questions regarding the scholarships may be directed to Tricia L. Pycraft, Esq., at 225 N. Market Street, Wooster, OH 44691, (330) 264-4444 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Delta Kappa Gamma - Medina County Chapter

Delta Kappa Gamma - Medina County Chapter
The Medina County Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma - Epsilon Chapter, a professional women's educational society, is sponsoring scholarships for young women who are currently in college pursuing a career in the field of education. Interested applicants must have junior or senior status at their college or university.  Applications will be accepted from residents of Medina County only. Forms will be available at local college and university offices after Feb. 1, 2014.

 

Friends of Brunswick Library

Friends of Brunswick Library

The Friends of Brunswick Library are offering a $500 Scholarship to "any student whose residence or employment is within the bounds of Brunswick Schools and who intends to pursue a master's degree in library science".  The  applicant must be a graduate with a four-year degree and be accepted into an accredited Master of Library Science program for the current academic period.  Applications will be judged on academic credentials, financial need and professional goals. 


For more scholarship details and application:

Contact Nancy Ullman at 330 225-7699

 

Hinckley Women's Club Scholarships

Hinckley Women's Club Scholarships
Two scholarships worth $500 each will be awarded for the fall of 2012. The scholarships are open to Hinckley residents currently pursuing a post high school training program, or to any resident planning to attend college in the fall. Post high school training includes business school, technical school, or college/university study. Application forms are available at http://www.hinckleywomensclub.com/.

Application deadline: March 10, 2014
Scholarship Committee
Hinckley Women's Club
PO Box 272
Hinckley, OH 44233
For questions, contact: Joanne Hughes 330-278-2259, Kay Nyerges at 330-220-1250.

 

International Association of Administrative Professionals - Medina County Chapter

International Association of Administrative Professionals - Medina County Chapter

One $750 Scholarship will be awarded in 2013.

This scholarship is offered to Medina County high school seniors and Medina County residents pursuing a business administration, information technology, or Associates/Bachelors Degree in an Administration - or Technology related field.


Application deadline:
4/12/2013


For more scholarship details and applications:

http://www.iaap-medinacounty.org/

http://www.iaap-hq.org/

 

John S. Knight Memorial Journalism Fund

John S. Knight Memorial Journalism Fund
Annual scholarships to college journalism, public relations and communications students, with preference given to undergraduate students from Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark and Wayne counties. This year [2014], five students each will be awarded a $5000 Knight scholarship, and one will win a $5,000 Sauvageot public relations scholarship. Another student will receive $5000 scholarship sponsored directly by the Akron Press Club.

Scholarship guidelines, requirements, and an application are at: http://www.thebeaconjournal.com/public/jsk_scholarship.pdf
Deadline: postmarked by March 7, 2014.
Questions can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (330) 996-3291, 800-777-7232 Ext.3291.

 

Lodi Community Hospital

Lodi Community Hospital Health Career Scholarship Application

Lodi Community Hospital and its’ Medical Staff offer eight $1,000 health career scholarships to local area students. The scholarships are available to (1) female and (1) male graduating high school senior per school from each of the following school districts: Black River, Buckeye, Cloverleaf and Northwestern. The graduating senior must be pursuing a career in any medical field at a four-year college or university.


Application deadline:
5/1


For more scholarship details and applications:

http://www.akrongeneral.org/ Search term: scholarship

or call Lodi Community Hospital Administration at 330-948-5501.

 

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Scholarship

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Scholarship

College, vocational or technical school scholarship of $2,500.  First place will be given for both a boys and girls division as well as runners-up in each division which will receive $1,500 scholarships.  The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative and receiving electric at their primary residence from the Cooperative.  The applications must have at least a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade poiint average or better.


Application deadline:
1/23/2015


Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

22898 West Road

Wellington, OH 44090

440-647-2133


For more scholarship details and applications:

www.lmre.org

 

Marilyn Cross Scholarship

Marilyn Cross Scholarship

The $2,000 scholarship is presented each year to an OEA member and career teacher enrolled in a graduate-level program directly linked to his/her current area of certification/licensure, and must demonstrate a need of financial assistance and a reasonable prediction of success in graduate work. The application deadline is January 12, 2015.
www.ohea.org/marilyn-cross-scholarship

OEA Headquarters
225 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 2550
Columbus, Ohio 43216
Main Phone Number: 614-228-4526

 

Medina County Art League Continuing Art Education Scholarship Awards

Medina County Art League Continuing Art Education Scholarship Awards

$1000         First Place

$700           Second Place

$550           Third Place

$350           Honorable Mention

$200           Steinmetz Award

Eligibility:  All Medina County graduating seniors who are continuing their art education in college (as a major or a minor) following graduation. Portfolio required.


Application deadline:
March 12, 2014, between 3:00 - 5:00 pm to turn in portfolio and application


For more scholarship details and applications:

http://www.medinaartleague.com/

 

Medina County Auditor

Medina County Auditor

The scholarship shall be awarded to a senior graduating from a vocational program at the Medina County Career Center or Wadsworth High School.

The scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of sincerity in furthering one's education, grades, student citizenship, and school/community involvement. Financial need will also be considered.

The amount of the scholarship shall be $500 to be used toward tuition, books or other school expenses. The money shall be paid directly to the student at the conclusion of their senior year when proof of acceptance and enrollment have been verified by the selection committee.

The scholarship must be used during the school year immediately following the award.

A transcript from the school must be provided with the application.


Application deadline:
March 28, 2014. Applications are to be mailed to the Medina County Auditor's Office at 144 North Broadway Street, Room 306, Medina, OH 44256


For more scholarship details and applications:

www.medinacountyauditor.org

 

Medina County Bar Association Law Day Scholarship

Medina County Bar Association Law Day Scholarship

The Medina County Bar Association has announced its 2014 Law Day Scholarship Contest. A $4,000.00 one-time scholarship is available to one high school senior, residing in Medina County, Ohio, who writes an outstanding essay on the theme of Law Day 2014. Each applicant must reside in Medina County, Ohio but does not need to attend a high school located in Medina County.

This year’s theme is “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters”.

The essay and application must be received by the Medina County Bar Association, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256 (the Common Pleas Courthouse on the Square) by 4:00 p.m., April 16, 2014. Questions should be directed to Jared Hoover at 330-725-6666, or via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 

Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilites

Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities
4691 Windfall Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
330 725-7751

For the following scholarship details and application:
http://www.mcbmrdd.org/

Continuing Education Donor Scholarship
The Medina County Board of DD offers this scholarship to previous recipients of the Donor Scholarship/Marion Stroud Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was created to continue support young persons who are continuing to pursuing a career which serves individuals with developmental disabilities.

2015 Deadline - The deadline for the 2015 scholarship applications is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Donor Scholarship
One $1000 scholarship each year.
Applicants must be current high school seniors, accepted into an accredited program in a field providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities (i.e. special education, physical therapy, behavioral sciences, speech therapy, etc.). Further requirements and criteria apply and are listed in the application.
Application deadline: 4:00 pm on 3/31/2015

 

Medina County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Medina County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applicants must be a member or be the dependent of a member of Medina County Farm Bureau, a senior in high school or enrolled at an institution of higher learning, and for most scholarships, the applicant must be planning to continue his/her education in an agricultural field of study. One $1000 and one $500 have been generally the awards in the past.


Application deadline:
4/1/2014


Medina County Farm Bureau

377 West Liberty Street

Wooster, OH 44691

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

For more scholarship details and applications:

Call the office at 330-263-7456 or e-mail your request at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The forms must be filled out and returned to the county office by April 1 most years.


 

Medina County Federal Credit Union - Multiple Scholarships

Bernard R. Spechalske Scholarship

$1000 for high school seniors (12th grade status).

 

Medina County Federal Credit Union Memorial Scholarship

$1000 for full-time students attending an institution of higher learning (college, trade school, etc.)

 


Application deadline:
February 28, 2014

For more scholarship details and applications:

www.mcfcu.com


 

Medina General Hospital - multiple scholarships

Medina General Hospital - Multiple Scholarships

1000 E. Washington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256-2170

Applications and information for the following scholarships are posted to the hospital website at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/locations_directions/regional-locations/medina-hospital/news-events.aspx. Applications must be submitted and/or postmarked by March 15, 2014.

Medina Hospital Medical Staff Health Profession Scholarship
$20,000 in scholarships offered by the physicians on the Medina Hospital Medical Staff. It is intended for high school seniors who reside in Medina County and are pursuing careers in the medical field.

William and Ruth Kelly Scholarship
Two $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing careers in an allied health profession, including nursing. This is open to both high school seniors who have been accepted by and individuals who are presently enrolled in an accredited associate or bachelor’s program

Medina Hospital Foundation and Medina Hospital Scholarship Program
$14,000 in scholarships to area students pursuing a degree in nursing or allied health. Two, $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors from each of the following Medina County High Schools: Black River, Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland, Medina and Wadsworth. Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

 

Medina County Hibernian Scholarship Award

Medina County Hibernian Scholarship Award

Two $1000 scholarships, one to a girl and one to a boy, who are currently enrolled as a high school seniors and are residents of Medina County and who will be attending a higher-education facility in the fall of 2014. Essay required.


Application deadline:
2/15/14


For scholarship application email:

Applications available in guidance counselors' offices.


 

Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)

Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)

For graduates of Medina County, Ohio high schools who are majoring in education and will be a junior or senior in college. For 2015 there are two awards of $1000 each.
Deadline: May 01, annually.
More details: medinacrta.weebly.com

Inquires/replies: Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)
Kay Rasor
2235 Osage Trail
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281-8475
330-326-2888
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Medina County Schools Educational Service Center – Multiple Scholarships

Medina County Schools' Educational Service Center
124 West Washington Street
Medina OH 44256
Phone: 330 723-6393 Fax: 330 723-0573

http://www.medina-esc.org/Scholarships1.aspx

Delmar Graff Scholarship
Amount: "The principal amount of the scholarship fund (at least $20,000) shall be maintained in a trust, and the interest from such fund (earned between July 1 of one year and June 30 of succeeding year) will be awarded as the scholarship(s) amount."
Eligibility: All Medina County Public Schools Eligible. One or more graduates of the Medina County public high schools (Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland, Medina, or Wadsworth). Students attending the Medina County Career Center will be eligible in the name of the home high school they attend in Medina County. Students attending any eligible Medina County school, but not living in the Medina County attendance area, will not be eligible for the scholarship.
Due Date: March 25, 2015
The scholarship will go to a student or students enrolling at an Ohio college or university (public or private) in the field of music education or art education.
Application and further details: available at the above website.

Clarence H. Horn Scholarship
Amount: "The principal amount of the scholarship fund (at least $10,000) shall be maintained in a trust, and the interest from such fund (earned between July 1 of one year and June 30 of succeeding year) will be awarded as the scholarship(s) amount." Eligibility: All Medina County Public Schools Eligible.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolling at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, in the field of accounting, teaching or a related field. The primary emphasis will be placed on accounting over other fields.
Application and further details: available at the above website.

Harold A. and Louise C. White Scholarships
Amount: "The principal amount of the scholarship fund shall be maintained in a trust, and the interest from such fund (earned between July 1 of one year and June 30 of succeeding year) will be awarded as the scholarship(s) amount." The dollar amount of the scholarships will vary from year to year.
Eligibility: A graduate of each of the Medina County local high schools (Buckeye, Cloverleaf, and Highland).
The scholarships will go to a student enrolling in an Ohio college or university and majoring in the field of education.
Application and further details: available at the above website.

Margaret Ford and Lloyd K. Smucker Scholarship
Amount: At least $1500 - one or more scholarships.
Eligibility: 12th grade status in a public or parochial high school located within Medina County, 3.0 G.P.A. at the end of seventh semester, certain course of study (see application) required, economic need, and more in application.
Application and further details: available at the above website. Due Date: March 25, 2015.

Peter & Mary Galassi Scholarship and Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award
Amount: unspecified.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior from one of the Medina County local schools districts (Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland, Medina City, Brunswick and Wadsworth). Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements as indicated by high school grades, test scores, and awards.
Application and further details: available at the above website. Due Date: February 6, 2015.

 

Medina County Show Biz Company

Medina County Show Biz Company
Two $500 scholarships for two graduating seniors residing in Medina County and/or graduating from any Medina County high school, including home-schooled students, who are active in Medina County Show Biz Company, their respective high school, and/or community events, in any aspect of the performing arts. These would include but not be limited to art, dance, music, vocal, performing, technical theater, set design, makeup, costuming, lighting, sound, etc. For more information, go to www.medinashowbiz.org.

Deadline is March 31, 2014.

General contact information:
Medina County Show Biz Com.
P.O. Box 814
Medina, OH 44258-0814

 

Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools

The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools

Over 220 scholarship opportunities ranging from $2,000 to $44,000 at participating career colleges and schools. The primary objective of these scholarships is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in an Ohio business or industry. Must be an Ohio high school senior graduating from any Ohio high school by June, 2015.  You need a "C" average or better to apply.  Students do not have to demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio Legislature.


Application deadline:
4/10/2015


Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools

2109 Stella Ct, Suite 125
Columbus, OH 43215
   Mailing Address:
   PO Box 163723
   Columbus OH 43216
Phone: 614-487-8180
Fax: 614 487-8190


For more scholarship details and application:

www.ohiocareercolleges.org

 

Ohio Township Association

Ohio Township Association

Three $1500 scholarships for high school seniors. Student must live in one of Ohio's 1,308 townships. Scholarships are offered in two categories: Academic Achievement (one scholarship) and Local Government Achievement (two scholarships).


Application deadline:
January 30, 2015


Ohio Township Association

6500 Taylor Road, Suite A

Blacklick, OH 43004-8570

Phone: 614-863-0045

(This is not the address to which the application is mailed.)


For more scholarship details and application:

http://www.ohiotownships.org/

 

Society for Handicapped Citizens

Society for Handicapped Citizens
4283 Paradise Road
Seville, Ohio 44273
330-722-1900
http://www.shc-medina.org

H.O.P.E. Scholarship
Up to two scholarships each year: in 2014 they will be in the amount of $1000. Applicants must be a current SHC Member or an unmarried child or grandchild of a Member. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a disability related field. Applicants will be judged on volunteer experience, related volunteer experience, essay content and quality, letter of reference. Deadline for submitting application: Friday March 28, 2014, 5 pm. Application forms are available at the website above. For questions, contact 330 722-1900.

The Sharon and Kristine Dunham Scholarship
This is a one-year, non-renewable scholarship for $1,000.
Scholarship basic requirements: A connection to SHC/The Arc of Medina County through work, a family member receiving services from SHC, or community involvement; are a non-traditional student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a disability-related field; or, already working in the field and returning to school to continue their education.
Deadline for submitting application: Friday March 28, 2014, 5 pm.

Applications for these scholarships are available at the above website.

 

Stephen F. Joseph Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Stephen F. Joseph Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Amount: Up to $1000 annually, or more, for as long as funds are available to the students(s) who best meet the award criteria.

Selection criteria: Academic achievement, citizenship and community service, leadership, 4-H involvement.

Applicant must be a Medina County high school senior or college freshman.  See website application below for further details.


Application deadline:
April 15


For more scholarship details and applications:

http://medina.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/scholarships

 

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital – Multiple Scholarships

Evangeline Witzeman Nursing Scholarships

Two scholarships of up to $1000 each for area nursing students. Four scholarships of up to $1000 in the allied health field (further details regarding qualifying fields from sponsor) Subject to availability of funds.

To be eligible to apply, one must:

  • Be a resident in the Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital service area, which includes Copley, Creston, Doylestown, Marshallville, Norton, Rittman, Seville, Sharon Center, Smithville, Spencer, Sterling, Wadsworth and Westfield Center, or an employee of Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
  • Be officially accepted into an accredited nursing or allied health program
  • Be able to show scholastic ability to maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of the program.


Application deadline:
mid-June (the date may vary annually)


Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital


For more scholarship details and applications:

Call Marketing Communication at 330 331-1582 or 1-800 828-1789, extension 1583

 

Women's Network, Inc.

Judith A. Resnik Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a young woman graduating from a public or private high school in the greater Akron area. This scholarship is designated for a student accepted into a baccalaureate degree program in the physical sciences, engineering or mathematics at an accredited college or university. The $1,000 scholarship is renewable annually for a maximum of three years ($4,000).


Deadline: Must be postmarked by March 31, 2014


Resnik Scholarship Fund

Akron Community Foundation

345 West Cedar Street

Akron, Ohio 44307-2407

330 376-8522

fax: 330 376-0202

e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For more scholarship details and applications:

http://womensnetworkneohio.com/