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Scholarship Database

Each scholarship contains a link to the appropriate website or application. If an application is only available in the guidance office, that is indicated in the description.

Please Note: New Scholarships are added as they are received but scholarships are not removed when they expire.  Please continue to scroll down the page to find awards with current deadlines.

Scholarships are listed in order of deadline.


Toledo Community Foundation (various deadlines)

Through the generosity of many individuals, families and businesses, scholarships are awarded on an annual basis from philanthropic funds which have been established with Toledo Community Foundation. These awards assist local students in their pursuit of higher education.

Toledo Community Foundation manages over 160 scholarship funds. Although we offer scholarships from over 160 individual funds, those listed here represent only the scholarships for which Toledo Community Foundation is the contact for making application.





The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.  Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2017
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

Deadline: November 30






Elks Most Valuable Student

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting in September

Deadline:   November 30





Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program

The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio Beat the Odds® scholarship program honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities.  Annually, CDF-Ohio identifies five Ohio high school students to honor and support by providing each with a $5,000 college scholarship, a laptop computer, an invitation to join CDF’s youth leadership development programs, and other support.  These five extraordinary young people are introduced and honored and their stories of perseverance and determination are shared at an event that helps to raise awareness about the challenges facing Ohio children and the need for continued advocacy and investment.  The individual experiences and stories of these young people contribute to CDF’s ongoing efforts to shape policies and change the odds for all children.

Deadline November 30







Judith Herb Scholarship

The University of Toledo Herb Scholars Program is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Judith Herb College of Education.  The scholarship honors Judith Herb and her family who, along with The University of Toledo, recognize, encourage and support teachers of the future as they make their way into classrooms that will educate and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.


The Herb Scholars Program is valued at a full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition and general fees (up to 16 hours per semester), room and board for up to eight semesters of undergraduate enrollment.  The scholarship is renewable, subject to scholarship policies and requirements and continued progress in an education major.  The projected value of this scholarship exceeds $82,000.


Selection criteria for the Herb Scholars Program includes ACT/SAT test scores, high school GPA, high school transcript, resume, completed scholarship application, essay, letters of recommendation, and a completed application for admission to The University of Toledo in the Judith Herb College of Education.  Please see the attached application for further details.  Selected finalists are invited to the UT campus for a personal interview.


Minimum requirements to apply include a high school cumulative GPA of 3.4 (based on six semesters of high school performance) and a 21 ACT composite or 980 SAT combined reading and math score (from a single test date).  In addition to a review of the high school transcript and test scores, transfer students (15 credits or more) must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0.   Eligible candidates must pursue a degree in the field of education.  Preference will be given to candidates who express interest in teaching mathematics, science, special education or in urban environments.  Scholarships, however, are not restricted to these areas.


All scholarship materials must be received no later than December 15 and sent in a separate envelope from completed applications for admission.  Please note interviews for finalists will be conducted at UT in January.  Please mail to:  The University of Toledo, Judith Herb College of Education, Attn:  Kathy Schultz - Mail Stop 914, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH  43606







Burger King Scholarship

 High School seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in scholarships.   

Deadline:  application submission begins October 15th and ends December 15th







Young Entrepreneur Award

100 scholarships will be awarded to young entrepreneurs. Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB foundation. 

Deadline:  application submission begins October 1st and ends December 18th  








National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship

Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, intend to participate in a 2 or 4 year college, actively hunt, have a current hunting license and NWTF membership, and display leadership in school and the community.

Deadline: January 1






GE_Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  The program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive up to $10,000 scholarships.

Deadline: January 5





BGSU Science and Math Education in ACTION

Science and Math Education in ACTION at BGSU offers 4-year scholarships and also provides innovative opportunities to prepare the best science and mathematics teachers in the State of Ohio.  If you are a high school senior considering teaching either (a) middle school science and math (grades 4-9), (b) high school science, or (c) high school mathematics, then the ACTION Program may be for you!

Deadline January 15th



The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program Application

Open to Wood county seniors admitted to OSU

Deadline January 18







Northwest Region Oho School Board Association
 2017 Educational Book Grant

Four $500 Educational Book Grants presented to seniors in NW Ohio; planning to major in teacher education in Ohio; 3.0+ gpa; demonstrate potential as an educational leader, community involvement, and evidence of good moral character.

Deadline: Sat January 30

www.ohioschoolboards.org/nw-region under "Downloads"





The Scholarship is open to anyone currently enrolled in college or who will be entering college in Fall, 2017. A complete Application Form (see attached) and required information. An official high school and/or college transcript.  ACT/SAT scores, GPA and class ranking must be included. You must have played Soccer in High School to be considered for this scholarship.   A typed essay in 500 words or less on the following topic:

Deadline: January 31st 





Wright State Valedictorian Scholarship

The value of in-state tuition Student must be ranked first or named Valedictorian by a four-year high school; minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA.

(Salutatorian receives 1/2 tuition)


Deadline February 1



P.E.O. Chapter I, Marguerite Woman's Scholarship

The Ohio Marguerite Women’s Scholarship is available to local young women of the 2018 graduating class from high schools in the attendance area of our members.

P.E.O. Chapter I is looking for a scholarship recipient with the following qualifications:

  • Is diligent in her pursuit of a college education;
  • Does not restrict herself to a single-minded focus on academics;
  • Contributes her talents for the goodwill and benefit of others;
  • Is interested in growth and learning beyond the confines of the classroom;
  • Collaborates and works with other women;
  • Realizes the importance of her school grades; and
  • Maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average (“GPA”).


I’ve attached P.E.O. Chapter I Scholarship application.  Instructions for completing the application are as follows:

  1. Student completes the 2-page application using her own handwriting;
  2. Student provides her GPA (space provided on the application);
  3. Student obtains her Counselor’s signature, as verification for her GPA, on the space provided on the application;
  4. Student provides one (1) letter of reference from a non-family member; and
  5. Scan the completed 2-page application and the reference letter, and attach them to email; and

send to peoscholarship2018@gmail.com by no later than February 1, 2018.



Deadline February 1



Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship

Students from underrepresented populations with a grade point average of a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale who are in a college preparatory curriculum are eligible to compete for the scholarships. The students must also plan to attend an Ohio college or university. They will need to submit their completed application along with their personal statement, high school transcript, and the guidance counselor recommendation (which must be signed by the counselor). Please note that students may also submit a recommendation from a teacher, clergy or someone who has worked with them through a community organization.

Deadline:  Application opens in November and closes February 3rd 





Gail Schuler-Walter Scholarship

Students attending BGSU and majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development with a 3.0 GPA will be considered.


Deadline: February 15



Robert C. Romans Biological Science Scholarship


Scholarship recognizes incoming freshmen students from local high schools to pursue an education and a subsequent career in the biological sciences.    Eligibility: Entering freshman.

Criteria: Entering freshman from Wood County, Ohio schools.   Shall declare major in biological sciences.
Minimum 3.0 GPA in high school.

Deadline : February 15

To Apply go to https://bgsu.academicworks.com/ and sign into your BGSU account in the upper right hand corner 

The student must have set up a MyBGSU account in order to log in and complete the on-line application. If your student has not set up a MyBGSU account, please have him/her visit the below link:  https://bgsu.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=8386



Biological Sciences Alumni Scholarship


Scholarship recognizes an outstanding high school senior who has been admitted to BGSU with a major in the biological sciences.
Criteria: High school GPA 3.5 and composite ACT score of 26 or above.


Deadline : February 15

To Apply go to https://bgsu.academicworks.com/ and sign into your BGSU account in the upper right hand corner 

The student must have set up a MyBGSU account in order to log in and complete the on-line application. If your student has not set up a MyBGSU account, please have him/her visit the below link:  ‚Äčhttps://bgsu.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=8386






All participants will have to research and submit a 600 – 1000 words regarding the following topic:“Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying”.
In the content, make sure to include the following ideas:

  • Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?
  • How has cyberbullying personally affected teens?
  • The best submission will be selected and rewarded $1000, which can be used in course materials or other resources.

Deadline: Feb 28





Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship

These scholarships are available each academic year and are subject to available funding.

*Scholarships based on financial need require the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). See the application for further information.  Take time to read the eligibility requirements on the second page of the application and  make sure you qualify for at least one of the scholarships



Deadline: February 28



Owens Community College Board of Trustees Scholarship

The Board of Trustees Scholarship is $1,000 per semester for up to four consecutive semesters. The scholarship begins in fall semester; summer enrollment is optional. All awards are based upon available funding.

Students who will be enrolling at Owens in the fall semester immediately after graduating from a high school in the Owens legal district, and who have a high school GPA of 3.7 or above, must submit official high school transcripts on or after January 1 of their senior year to be considered.

In addition, students who meet one of the following qualifications may apply for the scholarship by submitting the Board of Trustees Scholarship -- Nomination Form.

  • A high school senior attending a high school located in the Owens legal district, who has a high school GPA of 3.0 - 3.69, demonstrates student motivation, and enrolls in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • A high school graduate, who has not been in high school for at least one year, or a GED recipient (applicants may not have attended Owens for at least one year); resides in the Owens legal district; demonstrates motivation through exceptional work or public/community service (including military service), academic performance, other demonstrated leadership, or other experience as related to a career path; and enrolls for the fall semester immediately following the award of the scholarship.

All recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Apply for admission to Owens as a regular student
  • Pursue a degree or certificate with the intent to complete at Owens Community College
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at a minimum of twelve credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to continue eligibility for each semester at Owens, for a maximum of four total consecutive semesters (summer optional)



Deadline: Not listed on application...apply ASAP





Buick Achievers

Applicants 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 specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, Design or other programs of study related to the automotive industry.  See the list of eligible majors online

• 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.

Deadline:  Application opens January 4 and closes February 29th 






Wood County Republican Women's Club Scholarship

Open to FEMALE seniors who live in Wood county and will be attending college/university in the fall 


Deadline: March 9





Northwest Ohio CU Outreach Alliance Scholarship

3 Scholarships offered by local credit unions for graduating seniors


Deadline:  Friday, March 31





The Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between March 20, 2018 and April 1, 2018.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.


1. Louie Family Foundation Scholarships - March 31, 2018 (25 Awards - $4,000)



2. National Technical Honor Society Scholarship - April 1, 2018 (4 Awards - $1,000)



3. Writers of the Future Scholarship - April 1, 2018 (13 Awards - $5,000)



4. NSHSS STEM Scholarships - April 1, 2018 (1 Awards - $1,000)





5. Harris Poll Scholarship - March 31, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)



6. SP Scholarship - March 31, 2018 (10 Awards - $10,000)



7. VIP Scholarship - March 31, 2018 (1 Award - $5,000)



8. YDI Scholarship - March 29, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)






Safety Patrol

The AAA Safety Patrol Scholarship is open to any high school senior who served as a AAA School Safety Patroller in Northwest Ohio.  Applicants must show documented proof of AAA Safety Patrol participation, good academic standing and a strong record of participation in community and extracurricular activities. Applications are reviewed by a AAA committee. One recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship to use towards higher education studies.

Deadline: April 1






William D. Squires Scholarship

William D. Squires Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors from Ohio but may attend colleges outside of Ohio.  Our recipients are attending 30 different colleges with 11 at Ohio State University during the 2016-2017 school year.

The William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily financial need-based, but ideal applicants have already selected a career goal and are highly motivated to reach their goal.  The Scholarship Selection Committee also considers each student’s academic promise


Deadline:  April 5





Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools Scholarships

Over 400 Scholarships available ranging from $2,000 to $44,000.  Area schools are:  ITT Maumee, Herzing University Toledo, Lincoln College of Technology Toledo, Healing Arts Institute, Stautzenberger College Maumee, Ohio Business College (Sandusky).  More information available at:  


Deadline:  April 14




Horace and Letitia Newton Scholarship

Seniors must be graduating from a Toledo area high school and enrolling full-time at an accredited college or university.  Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).  Applicant must NOT be an employee of KeyBank (or any of its affiliates) or an immediate relative of an employee.


Deadline: April 15




Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship

What's one thing you would change in order to make this world a better place for everyone. Why did you pick this particular change? How would you implement it?

If you are a high school or college student in Ohio and are enrolled in a two to five-year institution in 2017, apply today for the $1,000 Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship.

Deadline:  May 31





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Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools Scholarships:  Over 400 Scholarships available ranging from $2,000 to $44,000.  Area schools are:  ITT Maumee, Herzing University Toledo, Lincoln College of Technology Toledo, Healing Arts Institute, Stautzenberger College Maumee, Ohio Business College (Sandusky).  More information available at:  www.ohiocareercolleges.orgDeadline:  April 


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