Undergraduate External Scholarships
Many students receive scholarship assistance through private organizations
which include high schools, businesses, civic groups and churches. While most
sources of such awards are found in the students local community, some
are regional or even national in scope. We encourage students to seek out
such additional sources of assistance, and information is usually available
from high school counselors.
Awards received from private
sources in excess of $100 are required to be reported to Student Financial
Services, though in almost all cases such awards do not affect the gift
assistance previously awarded to students.
Scholarship Bulletin Board
As we are notified of scholarship opportunities from outside sources we will post them here. We make every effort to post reputable scholarship sources on this page. Please use your own judgement and common sense before applying to any scholarship. We recommend that you read the Scholarship Scam Tip Sheet to protect yourself.
Scholarship Search Engines:
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Scholarship Deadline - June 15, 2015. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
AES Engineers Scholarship
AES is pleased to be able to continue providing scholarships to high school seniors or college students (regardless of courses being studied) who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to one of the two questions that are posted on our site: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2014
The AICPA is pleased to offer several academic scholarships for students interested in accounting and business. Please visit their website at http://www.aicpa.org/InterestAreas/AccountingEducation/Resources/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx to learn about requirements for the available scholarships and their deadlines.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
100 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduates interested in four-year degrees in the chemical sciences. The scholarship is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic and Native-American students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences. The scholarship is valued at up to $2500 per year for freshmen, $3000 for sophomores and $5000 for juniors and seniors. Applications and more information are available at www.chemistry.org/scholars.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
Scholarships are available to undergraduate engineering and engineering technology students. Applications are available in student Financial Services or at https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/student-zone/scholarships-and-grants
ASCO Numatics will award to $5,000 scholarships to juniors or seniors in engineering. Applicants should have a 3.2 GPA. Application is available at www.asconumatics.com/apply and is due by March 31, 2014.
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. Applications must be received by May 25, 2015. Amount of Scholarship: $1,000.
Buick Achievers Schoalrship Program
High School seniors and current undergraduates planning to major in engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Apply at www.buickachievers.com by February 28, 2014.
Canton Audubon Society
CAS is offering a $1000 scholarship to students majoring in Environmental Sciences or related fields. This scholarship is available to college students at Junior level and above. A
copy of the Guidelines & Application papers can be accessed by going to www.cantonaudubon.org/about/scholarship/
Celine Wyatt Scholarship
Applicants must be 2015 high school senior girls from the state of Ohio, who play or have played softball and wish to pursue
opportunities in higher education for the 2015-2016 school year. Information and application available at: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/20421-Muskingum-County-Community-Foundation
The application period for the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship will begin Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and run through Tuesday, May 6, 2014 or until 2,000 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. A total of 10, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who have been active in community service. The scholarships will be awarded this summer for the 2014-2015 academic year. Apply at www.charterone.com/scholarship
Choose Appalachian Teaching Scholarship
The CAT scholarship program is for future
adolescent-to-young-adult (AYA) mathematics and science teachers in southern and
eastern Ohio. CAT scholarships are undergraduate scholarships for two, three, or
four years in the amount of $4,000 per year at Muskingum University. More information and an application can be found at www.ohio.edu/education/college-offices/office-of-the-dean/morton/cat.cfm
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD)
David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students who are residents of the 30 counties in COAD's service area and who want to attend college, but lack the required resources. Please visit www.coadinc.org/scholarships for more information and an application. Application deadline is March 1.
The Central and Southern Ohio Health Information and Management Systems Society (CSOHIMSS) Chapter is pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities for both full time and part-time students. The CSOHIMSS Jane A. Blank Scholarship Program is for full time undergraduate or graduate students studying in the healthcare information or healthcare management systems field. This $1,000.00 scholarship (cash award) and one year HIMSS Student membership is awarded to the student deemed most deserving by the CSOHIMSS Scholarship Committee. The Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Program is for part-time certificate, undergraduate or graduate student studying in the healthcare information or healthcare management systems field at a degree granting institution. The $500.00 scholarship (cash award) and one year HIMSS membership is awarded to the student deemed most deserving by the CSOHIMSS Scholarship Committee. Applications are due on September 30, 2013. For more information about either of these scholarship opportunities, please visit the CSOHIMSS scholarship page at: http://csohio.himsschapter.org/About/content.aspx?ItemNumber=32285&navItemNumber=19&navItemNumber=277
Delta Kappa Gamma - Alpha Psi Chapter
A $500 Grant will be awarded to a Muskingum County high school graduate who is preparing to teach and is entering their final year of college, ready to student teach. The Delta Kappa Gamma - Alpha Psi Chapter application is due June 30, 2014 and supporting materials must be received by July 15, 2014.
DeLoitte & Touche
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges is pleased to announce the renewal of the Deloitte & Touche Scholarship Program for students planning to become CPAs. Current scholars must re-apply. Deloitte & Touche is very interested in cultivating relationships with their scholars and they will be strongly encouraged to apply and interview for an internship or work-study program with Deloitte during their college careers, although these opportunities are not required to receive the scholarship. For a full description of the program and access to the online application, use the following link and credentials:www.ofic.org/smr/deloitte
User Name: Deloitte Password: dELoitTe08 DEADLINE: April 30
Earl F Morris Scholarship
Several scholarships of approximately $2,500 are available for students preparing for a legal career. These awards are for undergraduate study at any OFIC college. For a full description of the program and access to the online application use the following link and Username/Password: www.ofic.org/smr/morris
User Name: Morris
DEADLINE: April 30
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay contest
This contest was created to challenge college students to comtemplate ethical issues facing them in today's complex society and to analyze their own perception and thoughts on ethics. Full-time juniors and seniors are eligible to compete. Awards are up to $5,000. Contest guidelines and entry form can be found at www.eliewieselfoundation.org.
The Firelands Chapter OSCPA Scholarship Fund The Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County, is proud to announce it is offering at least $1,600 in scholarship(s) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The number of awards each year shall be at the discretion of the selection committee. The scholarship is open to fourth or fifth year applicants pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level accounting degree, and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam. The scholarship is non-renewable.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014. Applications and additional information available at www.pncpa.biz.
Florence Allen Scholarship Program
Florence Allen Scholarships are awarded annually by The Allen Endowment to provide Ohio women with
the opportunity to achieve their full potential through education. Scholarship funds are for the 2014-15
academic year and may be used for undergraduate courses at accredited degree-granting institutions
recognized by a state Board of Regents. Application is due April 1, 2014.
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities are available for students pursuing post-secondary studies. Information and applications for scholarships can be found at http://www.appalachianohio.org/scholarships/index.php
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
Offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country. Application deadline is April 1, 2013. For more information and to apply go to:
Guernsey Co. Township Association
is offering a $250 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a resident of Guernsey County. Application is due April 1, 2014.
Hudson Economic Development Corporation
Applicants for the Edward E Devlin Scholarship for Economis Development must be Hudson, Ohio residents studying urban planning, city and regional planning and/or economic and community development at an Ohio university. Visit www.hudsonedc.com for more information. Application deadline is March 1st.
A Jeannette Rankin Fund scholarship
Eligible applicant must be a woman, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, age 35 or older, as of March 1, 2014, Low-incomefinancial guidelines are available on our website), enrolled in or accepted to a regionally or ACICS accredited school, pursuing a vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree. Eligible students can apply online at www.rankinfoundation.org/students/applications.The deadline is March 1, 2014
Marine Corps Scholarships
Offering scholarships to children of an actice duty Marine or Marine Reservist, a former Marine or Marine Reservist, or an active, reserve, or former U. S. Navy Corpsman who has served in the Marine Corps. Income limits apply. To check eligibility and to download an application visit http://my.mcsf.org/apply
Marion Community Foundation offers an annual scholarship program for high school seniors and graduates in Marion and other surrounding counties. Our program includes more than 75 scholarship funds. Last year, Marion Community Foundation awarded $322,000 to 116 scholarship recipients. Each scholarship has different eligibility requirements and selection criteria. Scholarship award amounts vary from $10,000 to $250. More information available at: https://www.marioncommunityfoundation.org/mcf/
Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire
Applicant must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. At the time of submitting this application, each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD. The Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education. Fifty recipients will be selected in 2015, based on community service, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted their lives.More information and applications can be found at www.ShireADHDscholarship.com. Application deadline is February 18, 2015.
Muskingum County Community Foundation: Scholarship Central
For information on local scholarships and scholarships available to students who live in Ohio or Pennsylvania visit www.mccf.org
Muskingum County Retired Teachers Association
Muskingum County Retired Teachers Education Grant applications will be accepted through Nov. 30. Applicants must be juniors or seniors enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university for the upcoming term and pursuing a teaching career. Applicant must ahve attended and graduated from a Muskingum
County public or paraochial school. For application and information call Tina Wickline at 740-452-6892.
National Federation of the Blind
The NFB has a large scholarship program whose awards are made solely to persons who are legally blind. Applications are avaliable at www.nfb.org/scholarships. Application deadline is March 31st.
Ohio Academy of Science
Offering the Ohio Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available to students who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or envoronmental engineering. For information about eligibility requirements and to obtain an application visit: http://www.ohiosci.org/scholarships
OFA/Casey Scholarship Program
For undergraduate and graduate school support to college students who were in foster care. Visit www.orphan.org for more information and an application. The application deadline is March 31, 2013.
Payne, Nickles & Company
Offering up to two $2000 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year to a fourth or fifth year student with an accounting major. Student must live in Erie, Huron or a contiguous County, Ohio resident, minumim 2.8 GPA and file the FAFSA. Applications are available at www.pncpa.biz and are due May 2, 2014.
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A
Visit www.pcusa.org/financialaid and you will find information on grants, scholarships and loans for Presbyterian students.
Quincy Connor Memorial Scholarship
will be awarded to a student from Guernsey or Muskingum county in Ohio who is planning to attend Muskingum University. The Quincy Connor Memorial Scholarship application is due April 15, 2014.
The RiSE Scholarship Foundation Inc. is a non-profit resource and scholarship opportunity for high school students who learn differently.
RiSE is pleased to announce that our 2014-15 award application is available online at www.risescholarshipfoundation.org
Senior Care Innovation ScholarshipFive $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Deadline April 15, 2015. Essay topic and details found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges is pleased to announce the new Sherwin Williams Scholarship Program for students planning on careers in Accounting or Finance (not necessarily planning on becoming CPAs). Scholars will be notified of internship and work-study opportunities with Sherwin Williams during their college careers; participation in these opportunities is not required to receive the scholarship. For a full description of the program and access to the online application, use the following link and credentials: www.ofic.org/smr/sherwinwilliams/ User name – sherwin,
password – SWsmr2013
(these are case sensitive)
DEADLINE: April 30
Stark County Retired Teachers' Association
Available to college juniors or seniors in the field of education this fall who have graduated from a high school in Stark County, OH. Five $1200 grants will be awarded. Application available at www.scrta.net. Application deadline is May 20.
Thomas J. Seefred Trust
A perpetual fund that will award scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to college students between 18-25 years old who are suffering from Juvenile Diabetes. Students must be successfully completing a standard curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited junior college, college or university. Applications must be postmarked by April 1. For more information visit www.seefredtrust.org
US Bank Scholarship
apply to win a $1,000 scholarship from U.S. Bank. Applications are being accepted through March 31st at usbank.com/scholarship.