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Scholarships

Scholarships will be listed here as they become available for the 21-22 school year.  Most scholarships begin taking applications around December.  March and April are heavy months for scholarships. 

Many scholarships have online applications. Scholarships that are not online (are paper forms) will be submitted by Guidance unless the scholarship committee requires the student to directly submit.

Students are encouraged to keep track of deadlines for submission.

Some scholarships require letter(s) of recommendation.  Students are encouraged to not wait until the last minute to ask for a letter from a teacher, coach, etc.

Many scholarships do not require a very high GPA, therefore students who are "average" are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Many scholarships focus more heavily on local community involvement (volunteerism, charity, extracurriculars) more than GPA, so students are strongly encouraged to become involved community members as much as possible.  

In preparation for receiving financial aid from colleges / universities and scholarships, parents need to complete the FAFSA, which opens October 1, 2021.  Families should aim to have the FAFSA completed by December 1, 2021.  YSU's Financial Aid office will help families with this if they would like, regardless of whether your child is planning on attending YSU or not.

Please revisit this page frequently as the school year continues and scholarship applications open.  I will be visiting seniors throughout the year to update them on available scholarships.

Fastweb is a website that helps connect students to national scholarships that they may be eligible for.  Students are encouraged to create a free account. 

Current Scholarships:

YSU Choose Ohio First - this is a scholarship for students headed to state schools in Ohio planning in majoring in a STEM-related field.  Amount: $3,000.  Deadline to apply: December 1, 2021.  Applications are being handed out to seniors Nov. 18 and are also available in the guidance office.  Also may apply at:https://ysu.edu/academics/science-technology-engineering-mathematics/scholarships/choose-ohio-first

Kent State Choose Ohio First Scholarship - for students pursuing a STEM major, varies per program; apply online at https://www.kent.edu/chooseohio1st/apply

Akron University Choose Ohio First Scholarship - for students pursuing a STEM major, varies per program. Apply online at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyu-_6bL-3VnBmqX9SKMKl4XKpShudFLDSS-fF66ymdtx11Q/viewform

YSU Foundation Scholarships - this one application is used to apply to hundreds of private scholarships available to students attending YSU.  Seniors will be applying online together with Mrs. Killingsworth the week of November 22.  Deadline is December 1.  This can also be found at: https://cfweb.cc.ysu.edu/finaid/ysuf/ysuf_application.cfm

Kent State Scholarship Search - use the following link to search for available scholarships for first-year students attending Kent State University: http://www.sfa.kent.edu/SchGuide/IFScholarshipSearchEnterDrupal.asp

Akron State University Scholarship information can be found at: https://www.uakron.edu/finaid/scholarship-programs/

Akron State University Private/Endowed Scholarship application; this single application helps students become eligible for over 300 private scholarships.  Fill out online at: https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6QlK8bZKG3mM4w5. Deadline Jan. 31, 2022.

Crystal Lake Foundation - for any school, amounts vary, deadline (postmark) 3/1/21, no minimum GPA, 300-word essay required, no letters of recommendation required. Paper application due to Mrs. Killingsworth no later than Feb. 21, 2022.

Berkshire Hathaway Trade School and College Scholarship - $1,000 per year, deadline March 1, 2022, minimum 3.00 GPA, one letter of recommendation, paper application due to Mrs. Killingsworth Feb. 24, 2022

JUNIORS - The Horatio Alger Scholarship application is now open until March 15, 2022.  Up to $10,000.  Minimum GPA of 2.0 required and family gross income of below $55,000.  Apply online at  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/

StudentScholarshps.org has 15 scholarships available to Ohio students, more than 949 scholarships will be awarded through these 15 scholarships.  All are online applications.  Links for all these have been emailed to seniors on 12-2-21.  Go get that money!!! :)

Akron Children's Career Launch program for students interested in the medical field offers tuition assistance and employment opportunities; check it out at https://careers.akronchildrens.org/career-launch

Goingmerry.com - This is a search engine similar to Fastweb.  Students can create an account to locate scholarships that they would be eligible for.

JFK Library Foundation - Annual essay contest for 8 scholarships ranging from $1,000-10,000.  Deadline is Jan. 14, 2022.  Go to: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/eligibility-and-requirements

Lester Marrison Teacher Education Book Grant - This grant will pay for books for an education major, 3.0 min. GPA, two letters of recommendation (one from teacher, one from community member), essay, deadline Jan. 14, 2022.  Paper application available in the Guidance Office.

PB & J Scholarship - Students who have experienced a challenge or hardship are encouraged to apply.  This scholarship does not require a minimum GPA.  An essay and letter of recommendation is requried.  Ten scholarships for $1000 will be given.  Deadline May 31.  Application is online; students were emailed the QR code to scan (in order to access the appliation) on Jan. 3, 2022.

Richard T. Naples Sr Scholarship - $800 will be given to 30 seniors in the tri-county area.  Application is paper (not available online).  Will be passed out to seniors on Feb. 2.  Deadline to submit to guidance office is March 28, 2022.  Two letters of recommendation required.

Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award - One student from Mahoning County will be selected for an undisclosed amount. Essay required and at least one letter of recommendation.  Application is not online and will be passed out to seniors Feb. 2.  Deadline to submit to guidance office is Thursday March 10.

Masonic Scholarship - The 2022 Masonic Scholarship from the Grand Lodge F&AM of Ohio is due to Mrs. Killingsworth by March 11.  $1000.  Requires one essay.  Paper application (not available online) being passed out to seniors in class on Feb. 2, additional copies available outside the guidance office.

WKBN's Tom Holden Memorial  - WKBN is offering a two scholarships for $1500 to a junior and a senior in the four-county area.  Students need to write a 30 second public service announcement (write it only, not film it).  Deadline for entries is Feb. 18, 2022.  Information available at WKBN.com.  Submissions can be emailed to dredig@wkbn.com.  Juniors and seniors have received a paper handout detailing this opportunity.

JL Francis -  The top ten seniors with the highest GPA are offered the opportunity to apply for the JL Francis Scholarship.  Deadline April 8.  $1,000.   Essay and letter of recommendation required.  Application is online.  This will be shared with qualifying seniors the week of Feb. 7, 2022.

Mahoning Valley Powers Scholarship - For students heading to YSU, this scholarship is available with a due date of February 25.  Amount varies each year.  There is no essay, letter of recommendation, or minimum GPA.  The application is not online; applications are being handed out to seniors the week of February 2, 2022.

Pioneer Trails Tree Farm Scholarship - $500 to one senior from Lowellville High School.  3.0 minimum GPA. Must be studying STEM-related or agricultural/environmental college track.  One letter of recommendation required.  Deadline March 31. 

Jeannie Nock Patton Memorial Scholarship - In loving memory of Jeannie Nock Patton, $1000 will be given annually to a deserving senior from Lowellville.  Minimum GPA 2.0, essay required and a letter of recommendation from the Pricipal.  Due in the Guidance office April 15.  Application is paper; not online.

Edward J. DeBartolo - Last year 15 scholarships were given to area students for $10,000 each.  Paper application (not online).  No minimum GPA.  Essay and FAFSA information required.  Due to the Guidance Office by April 4 2022.  Applications will be passed out to seniors Feb. 25, 2022 and are also available in the Guidance Office. 

MVOCAF Scholarship - The Mahoning Valley Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation is giving away laptop computers to seniors who apply and are chosen.  Application is online; link was sent to seniors on Feb. 22, 2022.  No min. GPA.  No letter of recommendation.  Applicants must write an essay about how a loved one's cancer has affected them.  Deadline April 22, 2022.

BBB Ethics and Integrity Scholarship - The Better Business Bureau is providing five $1000 scholarships  this  year to the tri-county area.  3.0 min. GPA, essay, and one letter of recommendation.  Application is not online; passed out to seniors on Feb. 25.  Deadline is May 17.

PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship - Students pursuing a STEM-related field are encouraged to apply for this.  One scholarship of $2000.  Written essay required.  Application can be accessed online at bit.ly/PixelPlexSTEM.  Link was shared with students via email on 3-2-22.  Deadline is June 5, 2022.

StudentScholarships.org - 15 various scholarships due dates range from Mar. 31, 2022 to June 30, 2022.   All applications are online.  Links were emailed to seniors on 3-4-22.

OCCHA - the Organización Cívica y Cultural Hispana Americana is offering two $1000 and several $500 scholarships to students who are of Hispanic ethnicity.  Essay and letter of recommendation required.  Application is not available online; will be passed out to seniors week of March 7.  Deadline April 4, 2022.  

Mary T. Patterson Scholarship - Any student who is a former student of Head Start is eligible to apply.  $500.  Application is online only; link emailed to students 3-8-22.  Deadline April 28.  Essay required.  No min. GPA or letter of recommendation.

Lowellville Foundation Scholarship - March 17 2022 Jill Palumbo from the Lowellville Foundation will speak to seniors about the Lowellville Foundation Scholarship.  Mrs. Killingsworth will visit the MCCTC to speak to seniors that day as well. Applications will be passed out and due back to the Guidance Office by March 25.  Students will complete a timed essay on April 7 and those that make it to the interview process will be interviewed the week of May 9.  Scholarships will be announced at the Senior Breakfast on May 24 at 8am.  A letter detailing the entire process was sent out on March 10, 2022 to all seniors, including MCCTC students.

Lowellville PTO Scholarship - two awards of $250 will be given out this year.  No min. GPA, essay, or letter of recomendation.  Due April 25.  These applications will be passed out at Lowellville High School and MCCTC on 3-17-22. 

Anthony Fimognari Memorial Scholarship - $1000 will be awarded to a qualifying senior.  Due May 15.  No min. GPA.  Essay required.  This application will be distributed to seniors on April 1, 2022.

Men's Mt. Carmel Scholarship - Awarded to a student of Italian and Catholic heritage.  No min. GPA. $400, possibly more.  Essay required. Deadline Apr. 25, 2022.  Scholarship application was distributed to seniors 4-1-22.  All paper scholarship applications are also available in blue boxes outside the Guidance Office. 

StudentScholarships.org - 15 online scholarships ranging from $500 - $25,050.  Deadlines range from April 30 2022 to June 30 2022.  Links were emailed to students on 4-6-22.