Financial Aid

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Outside Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office (FAO) is often notified of scholarship opportunities outside of the BW community. As we become aware of these opportunities, we will update the list below.

  • New and returning students are encouraged to complete the Scholarship & Special Award Application found on our forms page. (Be sure to use the correct one for the appropriate academic year.)
  • If you are an incoming freshman, be sure to check with your high school guidance office, as they may be aware of opportunities.
  • All students are encouraged to check with family members as their employers or membership organizations may provide scholarship opportunities. 

In addition to the individual scholarship opportunities listed below, there are a number of websites that offer free scholarship database searches. These resources are listed for your benefit. You should check each one thoroughly before providing any personal information.

Outside scholarship policy:
Federal regulations require you to report any outside scholarship you receive to the FAO. We will apply your outside scholarship to your unmet need first by reducing Parent PLUS Loans or alternative loan eligibility. When necessary, we will reduce self-help portions of your financial aid package (Stafford loans, federal work-study) rather than reducing grants or other scholarships. In rare cases, some grants and scholarships may be reduced if the amount of an outside scholarship is such that all self-help aid has been eliminated from a student's financial aid package.

Outside scholarships are credited to your account after the FAO receives the funds, processes a revised Award Letter for you, and forwards the funds to the Cashier's Office. They are included in your financial aid reward on a "hold" status but will not help reduce the amount of your bill with the Cashier's Office until they have been received and processed.

Scholarships are listed by application deadline date, with the most immediate deadlines listed first. Please note: since these opportunities are outside of BW, eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without our knowledge. We are providing this information as a courtesy to you.

**Please check back often. We will update this page as new scholarship opportunities become available.** Scholarships are listed in order of earliest deadline date. Be sure to check the end of the table for scholarships without deadlines!


Name of Scholarship
(click for more information)

Deadline Other Info
Excellence in Print & Design Marketing Scholarship 11/30 annually Graphic Arts & Design or a related field
Giva Student Scholarship 12/1 annually  
Collegiate Scholarship 6/30/15 essay
Scholarship for Science Majors 7/10/15  
High School Achievement Scholarship 7/15/15 Applicant must display high achievements in grades and extracurricular activities during their senior year in high school.
Medical Student/Field Scholarship 7/15/15 Essay question
Social Confidence Scholarship 7/15/15 Essay question (3 choices)
College Book Scholarships 7/15/15  
A Better Chicago Scholarship 8/1/15 essay about Chicago
Growing Up With Glasses Scholarship 8/1/15 poetry contest
Business Scholarship 8/1/15 essay
"Healthy" Scholarship 8/15/15  
U.S. Bank Scholarship Program 9/17/15 Applicants must be a high school senior or current undergraduate college student enrolled by September 1, 2015
Customer Engagement-Focused Marketing Scholarship 10/1/15 Applicant must be an Undergraduate or Graduate School Education (MBA/LAW/Ph.D). Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
2015 Clark Scholarship 12/15/15 essay
Healthcare/Life Sciences Scholarship 12/31/15 essay
A Better America Scholarship 12/31/15 essay
Quarterly Business Plan Contest ongoing  
Scholarships and Competitions ongoing various design competitions
Campus Explorer scholarships ongoing  
Cuyahoga County Educational Assistance Program 30-60 days before semester Applicant must be a resident of Cuyahoga County and at least (18) years of age.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - College Student
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Community College Transfer Student
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - High School Student
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- Gates Millenium Scholars
Kids' Chance of Ohio no deadline  
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
no deadline  
The United Methodist Church - General Board of Higher Education and Ministry varied  
Northeast Ohio Education Scholarship     n/a Available to spouse/children of military (former or present)
The Daily Scholarship none  
The Graduate Programs Pre-Grad Scholarship none given For current undergrads or recent grads thinking about graduate school; must agree to receive email from the website and its partners
Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award none given  



Financial Aid Office
Phone: 440-826-2108
Fax: 440-826-8048

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