Scholarships will be listed here as they become available for the 22-23 school year. Most scholarships begin taking applications around October of senior year. March and April are heavy months for scholarships.
Students will be made aware of scholarships in three ways; monthly classroom visits, posting on the Class of 23 Google Classroom, and through a Google Sheet that lists them and their various details. For online applications, the link to the application will be posted on the Class of 23 Google Classroom. For physical paper applications, they will be distributed in Economics/Financial Literacy class.
Students are responsible for keeping track of deadlines for submission. Scholarship applications will not be accepted past the deadlines.
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, 2022. Families should aim to have the FAFSA completed by December 1, 2022. 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 (starting with most recent):
Run for Caitlin, Inc. is offering a scholarship (amount undisclosed) for a graduate of Boardman, Campbell, Canfield, Cardinal Mooney, Lowellville, Poland, or Struthers. This is for a student headed to YSU, Marietta College, John Carroll, or Gannon University. No minimum GPA or letters of recommendation. Must answer 5 questions about yourself. This application is not available online and will be passed out in Global class this week. Also is available in the blue boxes outside the Guidance Office. Deadline is March 27. This is so that it can be mailed in time to reach the foundation by their stated deadline of April 1.
The Mahoning Valley Powers Scholarship is available to students with a 2.5 or higher, up to $5000. Simple application; no letters of recommendation or essay. Application is a physical copy, not available online. Applications were distributed in Global class on 2/1/23. Turn back into Guidance by Feb. 10.
WKBN is offering their annual Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship contest. WKBN will award one junior or senior high school student from the area 4 counties for a $1500 scholarship. Students have to write a :30 second PSA (Public Service Announcement) for a local non-profit organization from the list here: https://www.wkbn.com/community/caring-for-our-community/wkbn-27-caring-for-our-community-tom-holden-memorial-scholarship-contest/
Deadline for all entries is March 3.
One application for all the following Foundation for Appalachian Ohio scholarships: DUE Mar. 15
1. AK Steel Foundation Student Scholastic Award for STEM
2. Ora E. Anderson Scholarship-for students pursuing environmental/natural sciencess
3. Ariana R. Ulloa Scholarship - international studies students
4. Bob Evans adn Wayne F. White Legacy Scholarship - for students with financial need
5. Bellisio Foods Scholarship - children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees
Applications will be passed out in Global class (not an online application).
Lockheed Martin is offering
That is $40,000 over four years to help deserving students achieve their goals.
Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.
- Be U.S. Citizens
- Be high school seniors, freshman or sophomore undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Be majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be willing to consider internship opportunities with Lockheed Martin
Deadline March 31. Apply at: https://lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.html?utm_source=MDRe1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LM2023
YSU STEM Scholarships (Choose Ohio First and YSU Deep-C) applications are due Feb. 1. If you are heading to YSU and majoring in a STEM-related major (see me if you aren't sure), apply at this link: https://ysu.edu/academics/science-technology-engineering-mathematics/professional-services/outreach-scholarships/scholarships
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has several scholarships available through one online application. Deadline March 1, 2023. Apply here: https://www.cfmv.org/apply-for-scholarships/
The Believe in Ohio Statewide STEM Scholarship Program is giving out 132 awards for $1000. Deadline is April 18. Apply online at:https://m.scholarships.com/scholarship-directory/school-year/high-school-junior/believe-in-ohio-statewide-stem-scholarship
Epsilon Sigma Alpha has many scholarships available up to $2000, deadline is Feb. 1 2023, requires essay and letters of recommendation. Application is online at:https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants
The JFK Library is offering the Profiles in Courage Essay Contest; giving out 15 awards ranging from $100-$10,000! Deadline Jan. 13, 2023. The topic of the essay is to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. To apply, go to: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest
Heading to Kent State University and need some help finding scholarships? You can register for a help session with them by emailing them at email@example.com
The Lester Marrison Book Grant is for students pursuing an education degree (planning on becoming a teacher). $1000, 2 letters of recommendation, one essay. Due to me by Jan. 11. 3.0 Min GPA. The application is not online; it is a physical paper application.
The Jeannie Nock Patton Memorial Scholarship is taking applications until April 6. A 2.0 GPA is required, plus a one-page essay explaining why you would be the best recipient for this scholarship; plans for college, what you will study, and how you will give back to the community. You will need your FAFSA EFC (estimated family contribution) amount on the application as well. One letter of recommendation requried.
I will pass these applications out in Econ class next week :)
Return materials to me by Apr. 5 and I will submit them for you.
The Crystal Lake Foundation was created by the Mahoning Sportsman's Association to provide scholarships to students in six area counties. The application is not online; it was passed out at our Scholarship Workshop on Friday. 300-500 word essay (personal statement), no min. GPA, no letter of rec needed. Amount has not been disclosed. Extra copies can be picked up in the blue boxes outside the Guidance Office. Due to me by Feb. 24, 2022.
Minority students may now apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship! $30,000 over 4 years!!! Deadline Jan. 11. Apply online at https://jackierobinson.org/apply/utm_source=programs&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=network&utm_term=FY23
You must submit one letter of recommendation and 4 essays (yes, 4, but lots of students see this and say "forget it" but that only INCREASES your chances of winning!!! See me for help if you need it!
Seven Seventeen Credit Union Scholarships are available if you or a family member have an account with them. They are giving 12 $1500 scholarships. I will be visiting class to pass these out (they are not online applications). Due March 1 but I am asking they be turned in by Feb. 24 so I can send them in time. You can also print out the applications at:
Berkshire Hathaway Scholarship - giving away three scholarships for $1000 (renewable each year). 3.0 GPA minimum. An endorsement form that I or Mrs. Parry will fill out is required. One letter of recommendation. Application is not online; is a physical paper application. This will be distributed in Econ class and is also available in the blue boxes outside my office. Return all materials to me by Feb. 24.
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Headed to Cleveland State University? Check out available scholarships:https://www.csuohio.edu/financial-aid/new-incoming-freshman
Headed to Kent State University? Check out their merit scholarships (merit scholarships do not need to be applied for; they are based on GPA and ACT scores) at:https://www.kent.edu/financialaid/scholarships-new-first-year-ohio
Also, the way to apply for Kent's private scholarships is through their Scholarship Universe portal, access here:https://www.kent.edu/scholarshipuniverse
If you are pursuing a STEM-related major, the Choose Ohio First Scholarship opens up Dec. 1 and is available on a first-come basis. Don't put it off! Go here to apply:https://www.kent.edu/chooseohio1st/apply
Heading to The University of Akron? Be sure to complete this application for their private endowed scholarships at https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6QlK8bZKG3mM4w5. Deadline is May 1. This will help connect you to over 300 private scholrships that the university offers.
Also check out their additional scholarships at: https://www.uakron.edu/finaid/scholarship-programs/
Akron University's Choose Ohio First Scholarship for STEM majors. Deadline March 1. Apply at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyu-_6bL-3VnBmqX9SKMKl4XKpShudFLDSS-fF66ymdtx11Q/viewform
Heading to YSU? Be sure to complete the YSU Foundation Application at https://cfweb.cc.ysu.edu/finaid/ysuf/ysuf_application.cfm. This ONE application helps you automatically apply for 575 scholarships that you may be eligible for!!!! Due by Dec. 1!!!!
Also, check out YSU's merit scholarships, which are based on ACT scores and GPA (you don't need to apply for these)
Choose Ohio First Scholarship for STEM-related majors:https://ysu.edu/choose-ohio-first-scholarship-program-application Deadline Feb. 1, 2023. $3000 and $4000.
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.
In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, participants, or cadets, commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Each Service branch has its own take on ROTC. Find out more at:
Naval ROTC scholarship:https://www.netc.navy.mil/commands/naval-service-training-command/nrotc/apply/
Army ROTC scholarship:https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/find-your-path/army-officers/rotc/scholarships.html
Air Force ROTC scholarship:https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/
Marine ROTC scholarship:https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/Marine/
Scholarships360 - similar to Fastweb; create an account and search for national scholarhips.
Fastweb - Create a free account here to search for national scholarships:https://www.fastweb.com/
Mahoning Co. Basketball Scholarship - $250 to one male and female. 3.0 GPA. 2 letters of recommendation. Physical application will be passe out in Econ class. Submit to Mrs. Killingsworth by Jan.17.
Headed to YSU with a Electrical Engineering/Technology or Engineering major? Be sure to
1. Complete the YSU Foundation Application here: https://cfweb.cc.ysu.edu/finaid/ysuf/ysuf_application.cfm
Deadline Dec. 1.
2. Complete the ADMETE Scholarship in Electrical and Electrical Engineering Technology as well as the DEEP-C (Developing and Encouraging Engineering Professionals) applications here: https://ysu.edu/academics/science-technology-engineering-mathematics/professional-services/scholarships. Deadline Dec. 1.
The Trumbull Achievement Scholarship is offered automatically once a student completes their application for admission to Kent State Trumbull. Based on their cumulative high school GPA at time of admission, if 2.5+, we will automatically offer the student the Trumbull Achievement Scholarship in the amount of $1000 for the year, renewable for future years. Students who submit their 2023-2024 FAFSA to Kent State University at Trumbull will be evaluated for additional scholarships. https://www.kent.edu/trumbull/scholarship
OAASFEP (Ohio Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education) Scholarship - Deadline Oct. 15.
Three scholarships for $1000 and one for $2500 will be awarded. Essay and three letters of recommendation are required. Fill out application at this link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-U6dXjBREAwUoTXyGhUaH1RFZ-jEo4_tCzbrEF4icuqVApA/viewform
Give me your essay and letters of recommendation and I will submit them for you. SUBMIT BEFORE OCTOBER 15!!!