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.
- Scholarlink (database search) from The Columbus Foundation (Ohio-based scholarships)
- Minority Students: A Guide to College Affordability
- FastWeb (click here for TIPS for maximizing FastWeb)
- Top Ten Myths About Scholarships
- College Resource Network (free scholarship search engine and college planning website)
- SchoolSoup (free scholarship directory)
- BestColleges (free scholarship directory)
While there are plenty of free resources available to students for free, some do require a fee. These types of resources may be scams. Before paying for anything related to scholarships, find out if they are legitimate. Additional scholarship search tips can be found here.
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!
Last updated: 2/25/15.
Name of Scholarship
|Excellence in Print & Design Marketing Scholarship||11/30 annually||Graphic Arts & Design or a related field|
|Giva Student Scholarship||12/1 annually|
|The JoAnne Robinson Memorial Scholarship||2/28/15||Applicants must be a fulltime college student with a major in broadcast journalism and should be African American.|
|Digital Marketing Scholarship||3/1/15|
|Junior League of Cleveland Scholarship||3/2/15||The Junior League of Cleveland, Inc. (JLC) awards scholarships from its scholarship to women who are 17 years and older, and are seeking the opportunity to gain further education and/or career training. This scholarship is open to non-traditional women students in the greater Cleveland area.|
|Anti-Texting & Driving Scholarship||3/15/15||video essay|
|College Club West Scholarship||3/15/15||Women 25 and over - must live in Cuyahoga, Lorain, or Medina Counties (OH)|
|Scholarship for Computer Science/Computer Engineering students||3/15/15||essay + visual infographic|
|The Blanche & Walter Hoffman Endowed Scholarship||3/16/15||
Provide full scholarships to Juniors and Seniors with a Grade Point Average of 3.00 or more (B or better average) or the equivalent, who would otherwise have to work to get through school. The scholarships may be awarded to students in any major field; however at least one shall always go to a student who is preparing for seminary (divinity school) and ordination, whether it be Protestant, Jewish or Catholic.
|Why is it important to save money?||3/21/15||essay|
|JDOTT Merit Scholarship||3/23/15||
"Applicant must be a Black undergraduate student enrolled full-time in fall 2015 and attending a fully accredited institution of higher learning (2- or 4- year college or university in the United States). The applicant must have earned at least 30 credit hours, and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale."
|H.O.P.E. Scholarship (SHC/The Arc of Medina County)||3/31/15||must be SHC member or an unmarried child or grandchild of a member|
|Attorney James W. Vititoe Award||3/31/15||Applicants shall be daughters, stepdaughters, sons, stepsons, grandsons, stepgrandsons, granddaughters, step-granddaughters, great-granddaughters, step-greatgranddaughters, great-grandsons or step-great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces. Applicants must be entering freshman year of college in 2015.|
|The Mary Elizabeth Keller Scholarship Fund (administered by the Lorain County Retired Teachers Association)||4/1/15||Applicants must be a current Lorain County resident and/or a graduate of a high school in Lorain County. Applicant must be pursuing teacher licensure with plans to graduate by 2016 or 2017 and must have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours by this summer.|
|The Orrin R. Findley Scholarship Fund of the Lorain County Retired Teachers Association||4/1/15||Applicants must be a Lorain County resident who is the child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a current or retired Lorain County Educator.|
|Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Business||4/1/15||Applicants must be interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to: Business Management, Information Systems Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship.|
|Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Communication and Journalism||4/1/15||Applicants must be interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business Communications, Advertising, and Broadcasting.|
|Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Social Sciences||4/1/15||Applicants must be interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to: Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, and History.|
|Master's Degree Scholarship in Education and Teaching||4/1/15||Applicants interested in pursuing master level degrees related to Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education, and Educational Technology.|
|Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Berea Business and Professional Women)||4/1/15||Applicants must be: female, aged 30 by 12/31/14, resident of Cuyahoga, Medina, or Lorain counties.|
|Florence Allen Scholarship||4/1/15||Provides Ohio women with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through education.|
|Law Question Scholarship||4/1/15||essay|
|ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarship||4/3/15||Applicants must have completed their sophomore year in a bachelor’s degree program or enrolled in a graduate program, at the time of application.|
|"What's the most interesting item you ever received in the mail?" Scholarship||4/15/15||essay|
|General Scholarship for Higher Learning - Spring 2014||4/15/15|
|College Scholarship Contest||4/17/15||essay|
|Sassy Investor Scholarship||5/1/15||essay|
|AAUW - Wooster Branch - Scholarship||5/1/15||Women residing in Wayne County whose college educations have been interrupted|
|Jane E. Hunter Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be full time undergraduate women under the age of 30, who are residents of Ohio or South Carolina.|
|Payne, Nickles & Company Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be an Erie/Huron, or continguous counties, Ohio resident. Minimum 2.8 GPA.|
|Student Athlete Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be full-time and actively part of a sports team.|
|Future Teacher Scholarship Program||5/1/15||Applicants must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in education related field with goal of becoming a teacher.|
|Women in Computer Science Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be female and pursuing a degree in computer science. Applicants must be enrolled full-time.|
|Jewish Student Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be enrolled full-time and must demonstrate strong record of community service within the Jewish community.|
|Scholarship for Latino Students||5/1/15||Open to any Latino student who has been accepted to or currently enrolled in a 2-4 year accredited college or university.|
|African American Student Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be enrolled full-time and must have demonstrated a strong record of community service within the African-American community.|
|Asian American Student Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be enrolled full-time and have demonstrated a strong record of community service within the Asian-American community.|
|Student from Single Parent Home Scholarship||5/1/15||Applicants must be enrolled full-time and must have grown up in a single parent home for the majority of their academic career.|
|The Americans of Italian Heritage Scholarship||5/15/15||At least one parent of the applicant must be of Italian descent. Applicant must be a resident of Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, or Ashtabula county (Ohio).|
|AWBA Scholarship (for women in business)
||5/15/15||Women with a 3.0 GPA (minimum) can apply|
|AWBA Scholarship #2 (for women in business)||5/24/15|
|How does pizza bring people together?||5/31/15|
|Suhre & Associates Law Firm Scholarship||5/31/15||Applicants must be seeking a future career in law.|
|Internet Scholarship||6/1/15||What do you think the status of the Internet will be in five years? What kind of technology will incorporate Internet access? What limitations will be placed on access to the internet?|
|Rural Student Scholarship||6/1/15|
|Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program||6/15/15||Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.|
|Scholarship for Veterans||6/15/15|
|Tattoo Art Scholarship||6/15/15||Applicants must be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate level degree for Graphic Design or Art. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.|
|Birth Parent Scholarship||7/1/15||
Must have placed a child for adoption in or after 1985 (letter from your adoption agency or attorney must be provided). Applicant has been accepted to a college or trade school. (verification required)
|Scholarship for Science Majors||7/10/15|
|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|
|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.|
|Healthcare/Life Sciences Scholarship||12/31/15||essay|
|Quarterly Business Plan Contest||ongoing|
|Scholarships and Competitions||ongoing||various design competitions|
|Campus Explorer scholarships||ongoing|
|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
|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|
|The Graduate Programs Graduate School Scholarships||none given||For current graduate students OR those who finished graduate school in the last five years; must agree to receive email from the website and its partners|
|Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award||none given|
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