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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 commitee 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.