Local Scholarships

Organizations and clubs commonly update and publicize their scholarships in late winter or early spring each year. The deadlines for applications are often in February, March and April so that winners can be selected and scholarships awarded before the end of the school year. For any changes to the information below, or updates, contact the organizations offering the scholarships. Often, the scholarships' amounts and deadlines will vary each year. This site does not include scholarships that are national, offered through one's high school, through the colleges themselves, or the State of Ohio, all of which are valuable places to look for funding.

AAUW of Medina County Scholarship Fund

Established by the American Association of University Women of Medina County to award scholarships to nontraditional female students. A "nontraditional" student is a woman whose undergraduate education has been interrupted or delayed. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded. For more information, contact Cheri Ingraham at 330-723-3355.

Eligibility requirements:
At least 25 years old
Resident of Medina County
Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university.

Application deadline: May 1, 2020

Information and application available at www.akroncf.org/students


Berea Business & Professional Women

$1,000 Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for female applicants 25 years or older

Consideration for the Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship will be given to recipients who meet the following qualifications:

  • A resident of Cuyahoga, Lorain, or Medina Counties
  • Seeking entry or re-entry into the workforce
  • Pursuing a 2 year Associate Degree or 4 year Bachelor degree at a North Central Ohio ACCREDITED College or University (first time degrees)
  • Demonstrated financial need

Applications for the 2020 scholarship will begin to be accepted on January 1st, 2020. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2020 to be considered.

For more scholarship details and application:



Birthcare of Medina County

Birthcare Scholarship

You must be a client or client spouse of Birthcare within the current year.

You must hold a GED or high school diploma.

You must be a current resident of Medina County

Application forms are available in the Birthcare office beginning in January of each year, 620 E. Smith Road, Unit E-5A, Medina, or at www.birthcaremedina.org. Awards of at least $500 are given to applicants each year who meet the above criteria and are recommended for the award by the scholarship committee.

Deadline: Monday June 25, 2020

Applications and information: birthcaremedina.org


College Club West

Tuition grants "up to $2000 or more", offered to women whose official home residence is within the counties of Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain counties. They must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any area of study. The scholarships will be awarded to women 25 years of age and older based on financial need, goals and academic records.

For information and application materials: www.collegeclubwest.org

Deadline: March 20, 2020


College Now Adult Learner Program

College Now provides scholarship opportunities to adult students age 19 and above who have interrupted their education for one year or more. Open to residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit or Trumbull Counties.

Application deadline: November 17, 2020

For full information, eligibility and online application: www.collegenowgc.org


Friends of Brunswick Library

The Friends of Brunswick Library are offering a $500 Scholarship to "any student whose residence or employment is within the bounds of Brunswick Schools and who intends to pursue a master's degree in library science". The applicant must be a graduate with a four-year degree and be accepted into an accredited Master of Library Science program for the current academic period. Applications will be judged on academic credentials, financial need and professional goals.

For more scholarship details and application:
Contact Nancy Ullman at 330 225-7699


Hinckley Women's Club Scholarships

The Hinckley Women’s Club is offering two (2) scholarships to eligible Hinckley residents for the fall of 2020. The scholarships, worth $1,000.00 each, can be used for books or tuition. The scholarship is open only to Hinckley residents currently pursuing a post high school training program, or to any resident planning to do so in the fall. Post high school training includes business school, technical school or college/university study. The scholarship will be presented to the recipients at the April 23, 2020 Hinckley Women’s Club meeting.

Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 21, 2020


John S. Knight Memorial Journalism Fund

The John S. Knight Memorial Journalism Fund Inc. annually awards scholarships to college journalism, public relations and communications students, with preference given to students from Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark and Wayne counties.

This year, five students each will be awarded a $5,000 Knight scholarship. One will win a $5,000 Sauvageot public relations scholarship. Another student will receive $5,000 scholarship sponsored directly by the Akron Press Club.

Scholarship guidelines are as follows:

1. The applicant must be active in any facet of journalism and/or public relations. Applicants must be in good academic standing at a college or university.

2. The applicant should be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior.

3. Financial need will be considered.

4. Previous John S. Knight or Ludel Sauvageot Scholarship winners will be considered

These are guidelines only, and are not intended to limit the discretion of the fund.

Applications can be downloaded from the Internet: https://www.akronpressclub.org/scholarships

Applications should be postmarked by March 2, 2020, and mailed to:

John S. Knight Scholarship Committee

Attn: Mark Turner

Akron Beacon Journal

44 East Exchange Street

P. O. Box 640 Akron, Ohio 44309-0640.


The Junior League of Cleveland

Awards of up to $5000. Applicant must be a non-traditional student, a woman not going directly to a four-year college immediately after high school graduation. Scholarship funds are available to assist with the cost of accredited instructional programs and/or workforce training programs. Applicant’s permanent residence must be in one of these Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina or Trumbull.
Further information and application at https://www.jlcleveland.org/

Deadline: March 23, 2020


Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Scholarship

College, vocational or technical school scholarship of $2,500. First place will be given for both a boys and girls division as well as runners-up in each division which will receive $1,500 scholarships. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative and receiving electric at their primary residence from the Cooperative. The applications must have at least a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or better.

Application deadline: January 17, 2020

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
22898 West Road
Wellington, OH 44090

For more scholarship details and applications:

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Children of Members Scholarship

Each year, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative offers high school seniors whose parents or guardians are LMRE members the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship. Candidates submit an application, and finalists in the boys’ and girls’ divisions are interviewed by a panel of judges. The judges base their scores on the students’ poise, community and school involvement, academics, personality, and cooperative knowledge.

Application deadline: January 17, 2020

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
c/o Co-op Youth Programs
22898 West Road
P.O. Box 158
Wellington, OH 44090


For more scholarship details and applications:

Cooperative Trade Scholarship

As part of our ongoing support for our youth programs, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative (LMRE) is excited to announce a new $500 trade scholarship to high school seniors who are pursuing further education and are enrolled at a technical or trade school following graduation. Some examples of career courses that may qualify for the scholarship include industrial electricity, heating and air conditioning, masonry trades, and carpentry.

To qualify, applicants must be graduating seniors carrying a grade point average of 2.0 or above who reside in homes served by LMRE, and should include the completed form, as well as a copy of the applicant’s high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation.

Application deadline: January 17, 2020

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative
c/o Co-op Youth Programs
22898 West Road
P.O. Box 158
Wellington, OH 44090


For more scholarship details and applications:



MC Chamber Charities High School Student Scholarship

Two $500 Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from the Brunswick, Buckeye, or Highland school districts. Students at Medina County Career Center are also eligible to apply if their home school is one of these noted districts. Deadline April 15, 2020

Details and application: http://nmccalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Traditional-HS-MC-Chamber-Charities-Scholarships.pdf


Medina County Art League Continuing Art Education Scholarship Awards

$1000 - First Place

$700 - Second Place

$550 - Third Place

$350 - Honorable Mention

$200 - Steinmetz Award

Eligibility: All Medina County graduating seniors who are continuing their art education in college (as a major or a minor) following graduation. Portfolio required.

Application deadline: March 10th, 2020 between 3:00 - 5:00 pm to turn in portfolio, application, and copy of college acceptance letter.

For more scholarship details and applications:


Medina County Arts Council Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship shall be a one-time amount $1000 to be used toward tuition, books, or other school fees. Eligibility: all Medina County graduating seniors who have been actively involved in the arts during high school and are continuing their education at a technical school, two-year, or four-year institution.

Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., March 14, 2020.



Medina County Auditor

Citizenship Scholarship

The County Auditor also offers another scholarship just for Brunswick High students, called the Citizenship Scholarship. It is a $500 scholarship to a Brunswick High School senior with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The student must reside in the Brunswick City School District and plan on attending a two- or four-year degree program from an accredited community, state or private college or university. The winning senior must complete an application form and write an essay on the following topic: : "Tell us about an issue or event that caused you to contemplate injustice or unfairness in your world."

Citizenship Scholarship application

For more information, call 844-722-3800, ext. 9756. The deadline for submitting is April 3, 2020.

Medina County Bar Association Law Day Scholarship

The Medina County Bar Association has announced its 2020 Law Day Scholarship Contest. A $5000 one-time scholarship is available to one high school senior, residing in Medina County, Ohio who writes an outstanding essay on the theme of “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.”

Deadline: 4pm, April 1, 2020

Application and information available here

Medina County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Medina County Farm Bureau Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance for those citizens of Medina County who desire to further their education beyond high school level in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Farm Economics, Animal Husbandry, Soil & Water Conservation or Forestry. Applications from students of member families who are pursuing other fields of study will be considered also, but priority will be given to the listed fields. One Scholarship of $2,000.00; one scholarship of $1,500.00; three scholarships of $1,000.00 each; and two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident of Medina County or a Medina County Farm Bureau member/dependent at the time of application.
  2. Have graduated from an accredited high school or be in their senior year.
  3. Plan to further their education in one of the fields listed above.

Medina County Farm Bureau
377 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

For more scholarship details and applications:
Call the office at 330-263-7456 or e-mail your request at wcfb@sssnet.com. The forms must be filled out and returned to the county office by April 1 most years.


Medina County Federal Credit Union - Multiple Scholarships

Deadline for these scholarships: 3/13/2020

Bernard R. Spechalske Scholarship

$1000 for high school seniors (12th grade status).

Medina County Federal Credit Union Memorial Scholarship

$1000 for full-time students attending an institution of higher learning (college, trade school, etc.)

For more scholarship details and applications: https://www.medfed.com/about/scholarship


Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)

For graduates of Medina County, Ohio high schools who are majoring in education and will be a junior or senior in college.
Deadline: May 01, annually
More details: medinacrta.weebly.com

Inquires/replies: Medina County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA)
Kay Rasor
2235 Osage Trail
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281-8475
330 336-1703


Medina County Schools' Educational Service Center - Multiple Scholarships

Medina County Schools' Educational Service Center
124 West Washington Street
Medina OH 44256
Phone: 330 723-6393 Fax: 330 723-0573


The following scholarships are available through the Educational Service Center of Medina County office:

Peter & Mary Galassi Scholarship & The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award
All Medina County Public Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 18, 2020

Delmar Graff Scholarship
All Medina County Public Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 18, 2020

Clearence H. Horn Scholarship
All Medina County Public Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 18, 2020

Margaret L. and Paige D. Myers Scholarship
All Medina County Public and Private Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 18, 2020

Harold A. and Louise C. White Scholarship
Medina County Local Schools Eligible
Due Date: March 18, 2020


Medina County Show Biz Company

Two $500 scholarships for two graduating seniors residing in Medina County and/or graduating from any Medina County high school, including home-schooled students, who are active in Medina County Show Biz Company, their respective high school, and/or community events, in any aspect of the performing arts. These would include but not be limited to art, dance, music, vocal, performing, technical theater, set design, makeup, costuming, lighting, sound, etc. For more information, go to www.medinashowbiz.org.

Deadline is March 31, 2020.

General contact information:
Medina County Show Biz Com.
P.O. Box 814
Medina, OH 44258-0814


Medina General Hospital - Multiple Scholarships

Medina General Hospital
1000 E. Washington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256-2170

Medina Hospital, the Hospital Foundation and the Medina Hospital Medical Staff assist students interested in a medical career through one of four scholarship programs made available for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. While eligibility details for each scholarship vary, general requirements include that the applicant must be a graduate of one of the seven Medina County school districts and are pursuing a healthcare career field of study. Students who are thinking of becoming doctors, nurses or members of allied health professions are encouraged to apply.

The four scholarships; the Jean Myers/Gift Gallery, Medina Hospital and Hospital Foundation, Medical Staff and Bill and Ruth Kelly, scholarships range from $1,000 - $2,500 and all scholarships are currently closed. Check for applications are available online or at the Medina Hospital main lobby information desk beginning January 2020.

Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled full time in an accredited certificate, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree health science program. Medical and nursing students are not eligible for this scholarship. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be going into the final year of a health science program to be considered (with a graduation date between December 2020 and August 2021). Preference may be given to students who have or will have clinical rotations at a Cleveland Clinic facility.

Although students from all health science programs are eligible to apply, preference may be given to students from health science programs based on the workforce needs of Cleveland Clinic. Applicant is responsible for the following:

1. Completing online application (link to application will be posted on February 1, 2020)

2. Uploading FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)

3. Completing one-page typewritten statement (no more than 400 words) stating your career goals (e.g. clinical practice, education, areas of interest, continuing education, clinical instructor or mentor, etc.), reasons for choosing the health science profession you are pursuing, and any pertinent life- or career-changing events that have influenced your career path

4. Uploading signed recommendation waiver form

5. Facilitating the recommendation submission process. Two recommendation forms are required, a reference letter may also be included in addition to the required form. One recommendation must come from a faculty member of your health science program. Additional instructions will be provided during the application process

6. Ordering official transcript from your college or university. Your official transcript must be mailed by your academic institution directly to the address below. If your transcript is submitted by you directly it will not be accepted. Once your transcript has been received it will be uploaded to your application by a member of the Center for Health Sciences Education.

Contact: 216-444-5678

Deadline: April 30, 2020


Scholarship details and application


National Association of Legal Secretaries of Northeast Ohio

NALS, an association for legal professionals offers a one-time scholarship of $3000 to a qualified student who is interested a pursuing a career in the legal field. The second place award will be $1000.

Information is available here

Application is available here

Deadline for 2017 is March 31, 2018.

The Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools

Over 200 scholarship opportunities ranging from $1000 to $11,750 at participating career colleges and schools. The primary objective of these scholarships is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in an Ohio business or industry. Must be an Ohio high school senior graduating from any Ohio high school by April 10, 2020. You need a "C" average or better to apply. Students do not have to demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be nominated by a local civic or community leader or by a current member of the Ohio Legislature.

Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools
2109 Stella Ct, Suite 125
Columbus, OH 43215
Mailing Address:
PO Box 163723
Columbus OH 43216
Phone: 614-487-8180
Fax: 614 487-8190

For more scholarship details and application:


Ohio Education Association

Marilyn Cross Scholarship

The $2,000 scholarship is presented each year to an OEA member and career teacher enrolled in a graduate-level program directly linked to his/her current area of certification/licensure, and must demonstrate a need of financial assistance and a reasonable prediction of success in graduate work

Application deadline: January 24, 2020.

OEA Headquarters
225 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 2550
Columbus, Ohio 43216
Main Phone Number: 614-228-4526

The Ohio Tour Guide Scholarship

The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Ohio area, while also getting an insider view of the Buckeye State.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.

Ohio Township Association

Three $1500 scholarships for high school seniors. Student must live in one of Ohio's 1,308 townships. Scholarships are offered in two categories: Academic Achievement (one scholarship) and Local Government Achievement (two scholarships).

Application deadline: January 28, 2020

Ohio Township Association
6500 Taylor Road, Suite A
Blacklick, OH 43004-8570
Phone: 614-863-0045
(This is not the address to which the application is mailed.)

For more scholarship details and application:


Sharon Women’s Club

Betty J. Osborn $1000 Scholarship

Eligibility: current college students and high school seniors (male or female) bound for college or technical/vocational schools who are residents of Sharon Township.

Applications found at: www.sharontwp.org/special-announcements.

Completed applications must be received at:
P.O. Box 45
Sharon Center, OH 44274
Deadline: April 17, 2018


Society for Handicapped Citizens

4283 Paradise Road
Seville, Ohio 44273

H.O.P.E. Scholarship
SHC members, or an unmarried child or grandchild of a member who is working toward a degree in a disability-related field can apply for the H.O.P.E Scholarship. The scholarship committee awards up to two scholarships each year through the SHC Endowment Fund. The scholarships for 2020 will be in the amount of $1,000. This is a one year, non-renewable scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a disability-related field.
Deadline: March 27, 2020
Forms are available by calling 330-722-1900 ext. 100 or at the website: www.shc-medina.org.

The Sharon and Kristine Dunham Scholarship
Non-traditional students who are seeking a degree in any area of study may apply for the Sharon and Kristine Dunham Scholarship. The scholarship committee awards one, $1,000 scholarship each year. This is a one year, non-renewable scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and meet the application criteria for a non-traditional student. Ideally the applicant has connections to SHC either through work, family or community involvement.
Deadline: March 27, 2020
Forms are available by calling 330-722-1900 ext. 100 or at the website: www.shc-medina.org.


Stephen F. Joseph Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Amount: Up to $1000 annually, or more, for as long as funds are available to the students(s) who best meet the award criteria.

Selection criteria: Academic achievement, citizenship and community service, leadership, 4-H involvement.

Applicant must be a Medina County high school senior or college freshman. See website application below for further details.

Application deadline: April 15

For more scholarship details and applications:


Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital - Multiple Scholarships

Evangeline Witzeman Nursing Scholarships
Two scholarships of up to $1000 each for area nursing students. Four scholarships of up to $1000 in the allied health field (further details regarding qualifying fields from sponsor) Subject to availability of funds.

To be eligible to apply, one must:

  • Be a resident in the Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital service area, which includes Copley, Creston, Doylestown, Marshallville, Norton, Rittman, Seville, Sharon Center, Smithville, Spencer, Sterling, Wadsworth and Westfield Center, or an employee of Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
  • Be officially accepted into an accredited nursing or allied health program
  • Be able to show scholastic ability to maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of the program.

Application deadline: mid-June (the date may vary annually)

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital

For more scholarship details and applications:
Call Marketing Communication at 330 331-1582 or 1-800 828-1789, extension 1583.


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