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The list of students who need financial aid is endless, but so is the one of grants and scholarships available to them. And obtaining these college scholarships doesn’t have to be a struggle. Sometimes, all it takes is being in the right place at the right time. By using your state as a search criterion, Scholarships.com can help you find scholarships and grants especially created for students living in Ohio. Check out the scholarships below for a sample of what you may find. For additional information about Ohio scholarships, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

AWS John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $14,000
  • The John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Priority is given to those individuals residing or [...] More

Beat the Odds Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds scholarship program honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. For consideration in the Beat the Odds scholarship program, an applicant must be a current high school student in Ohio, New York, California, Texas, Minnesota or Washington, D.C. [...] More

Community Foundation of Shelby County Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Community Foundation of Shelby County oversees more than 70 scholarship funds that provide around 190 scholarship opportunities to help talented and passionate students attain their dreams. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, current college students and adults from select counties in Ohio. Additional requirements vary by scholarship. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Don Schmidt Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/8/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation annually awards scholarships to students majoring in recreation, parks and leisure studies throughout Ohio. The scholarships are broken into three categories; the Don Schmidt Scholarship for students majoring in parks/law enforcement. The scholarships is evaluated based on three criteria: (1) Resume (2) Essay (3) Professional References (regarding [...] More

GRCF Dr. William E. and Norma Sprague Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Dr. William E. & Norma Sprague Scholarship, students must be full-time with permanent residency in the Michigan counties of Kent, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo or Athens County, Ohio, pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree at Ohio University. Applicants must have financial need and minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Lee E. Schauer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • Amount: $48,000
  • The Lee E. Schauer Scholarship is intended to reach students who may not qualify for other scholarships - "average" students who are involved in their community and in school activities, who are leaders and display character traits like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, but whose GPA may eliminate them from consideration for other scholarships. The criteria for the scholarship are: [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that should be completed) who are enrolled at Ohio public university main campuses (not regional campuses or [...] More

Ohio EPA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Ohio EPA Scholarship is offered to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering (though majoring in it is not required). Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be entering their junior or senior year. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Ohio Newspaper Association University Journalism Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,250
  • This award is for a student currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university. Applicant must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at an Ohio college/university for the upcoming academic year that the scholarship is provided; a 2.5 GPA is required. For [...] More

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/8/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation has been honored to provide three academic scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships are evaluated based on two criteria: resume and essay question. Eligible applicants are enrolled in a degree program relevant to parks and recreation at an Ohio college/university. Applicants must have at least 30 credit hours [...] More

Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund provides tuition assistance to the children and spouses of peace officers, fire fighters and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty, anywhere in the United States. (It also provides assistance to the children and spouses of a member of the armed services of the US, who has been killed in the line of duty during Operation [...] More

Richland County Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Richland County Foundation's undergraduate college scholarships are based on financial need. Students must be attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis and maintain primary residency in Richland County, Ohio. New applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Returning students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to achieve higher education and the accompanying rewards is important to The Ability Center. Therefore, the Center provides college scholarships to area students with disabilities. Last year, The Ability Center and its Auxiliary collaborated to give out several scholarships totaling $20,000.
    Applicants must be an individual with a [...] More

The Ernst Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • he Rev. Robert E. And Gladys Ernst Scholarship is awarded to current ABC/Ordained pastors of American Baptist Churches in Ohio who are pursuing post-graduate ministry degrees such as Master's or Ph.D of Divinity either at accredited institutions or through a college/seminary extension program. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Foundation manages more than 175 scholarship funds that honor family or friends, celebrate retirements, memorialize loved ones, or ensure that donor values are passed from one generation to the next. Each fund has different eligibility requirements. Applications are for students in the following West Virginia counties: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Pleasants, Mason, Ritchie, Roane, [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Zinggia Art Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/7/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Zinggia Ohio Art Scholarship was started to help art students in Ohio further their education in the visual arts field. The Zinggia Ohio Art Scholarship is available yearly to a deserving Ohio high school senior to pursue a career in illustration, graphic design, photography, or any other art-related program. The mission of the Zinggia Ohio Art Scholarship is to provide financial assistance [...] More

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Last Reviewed: July 2020