2023-2024 SCHOLARSHIPS

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MADISON TRUST COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP INFO: Click here for info on Financial Aid, Scholarships, and more.

CANTON STUDENT LOAN FOUNDATION: The Canton Student Loan Foundation provides low interest student loans to Stark County graduates who have and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA and who are pursuing post high school education or training on a full-time basis. Qualified applicants can borrow each academic year up to a total maximum loan of $16,000. Click here for the application.

SCHOLARSHIPS 360: Various scholarships to look for! Click here for the website.

UNIGO SCHOLARSHIPS: Various scholarships to look for! Click here for the link. 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIPS: Various info about scholarships. Click here for the link.

ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Various info about scholarships. Click here for the link.

GOING MERRY SCHOLARSHIPS: Various info about scholarships. Click here for the link.

BEST COLLEGES SCHOLARSHIP: Bestcolleges.com has curated a financial aid guide filled with scholarships for students of color. Click here for the website to look through scholarships. Deadlines vary by scholarship.

NOVORESUME SCHOLARSHIP TIPS: Scholarship guide, tips, and resources. Click here for the website.

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY SCHOLARSHIP: The mission of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s National Educational Educational Foundation is to support higher education achievement through scholarships and conduct community education programs and related research to improve individual and community living standards. The Foundation annually provides financial assistance to worthy students pursuing higher education both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. We offer 15 scholarships that have a range of award values, including the $125,000 Founders' Centennial Scholarship! Click here for the scholarship programs page to learn more about the scholarships. DEADLINE: Varies by scholarship

LENDEDU SCHOLARSHIPS: Various scholarships to look for! Click here for the link

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: This organization is a scholarship management service and a scholarship database for students. Their database is used to find scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use. Click here to look for scholarships

DISCOVER SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH: Discover's college scholarship search tool gives students fast access to over 3 million scholarships. With this tool, students can customize their scholarship search to meet their unique needs. Discover can even e-mail the student a list of the scholarships to select so they can apply when they are ready. Click here to access the website.

THROCKMORTON SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for students who met these specific requirements: Student must be African American or Native American and must reside within the Northeast Ohio or Western Pennsylvania geographic region, have a copy of birth certificate, attend an educational facility that must be in Northeastern Ohio or Western Pennsylvania, have a copy of current High School/College grades and GPA, have a current financial needs form from the school that documents grants, scholarships and loans being presently received, have a current bill from the school for the next semester/quarter, have a copy of the courses being taken for the next semester/quarter, write a one or more short paragraphs that should state why you should be considered, your future goals, college major/minor, needs, extracurricular activities at school or in the community, and send in final high school transcript (if applying during senior year of high school). Click here for the scholarship info. Click here for the scholarship checklist.

OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarships: Several scholarship programs are available for AFSCME members and their children. Click here for the website to access other scholarships. DEADLINE: Varies per scholarship

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for any young lady who is involved in school and/or community activities, has outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics, or the arts.  Click here for the link to the application.

OHIO UNIVERSITY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is available through Ohio University for any student interested in chemical engineering who is an Alliance High School graduate. Requirements include admission to Ohio University and acceptance into the Engineering college. Click here for the website to access the website. Next, on that page, click on the “search for scholarship” link. Then, on that page, type in “Iden” and the scholarship will appear.

MENSA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Based on essay contest. Entry form can be found on: Click here for website. Once on the webpage, Click on "Scholarship Application" link on left side of page. Then click "Determine Eligibility and begin process..." Enter zip code which connects to link for our area. DEADLINE: Depends on which scholarships the student is applying for, please check each scholarship and deadline

THE BEAUTY + WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP: This $1,000 scholarship is to support the health of college women. Requirements: Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and must identify as female. All majors and GPAs are welcome to apply! Click here for the application. The scholarship will be given out quarterly. Deadlines are January 1, March 31, June 30, and September 30 every year.

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIPS: These national and state scholarships are based on students pursuing a bachelor's degree, who have at least a 2.0 GPA and who need financial assistance for college. Click here for link

CARING.COM SCHOLARSHIP: As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, more and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones. While the exact number of young people taking on this responsibility is not well understood, it’s estimated to be well over 1 million.On top of their demanding caregiving duties, many of these young people are simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students. Click here for multiple scholarships. DEADLINE: Depends on which scholarship you are applying for.

COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS: This program was created to help students earn the chance at a scholarship. The program is currently open to class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, regardless of citizenship status. U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad may also participate. At least half of all scholarships are designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.Click here for the application website.

JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is looking for applicants for their College Scholarship. Requirements include Exceptional academic ability and achievement: Strong academic record, academic awards and honors, and substantive assessments by educators providing confidential recommendations. In addition to GPA and college entrance exam scores, we consider participation in available advanced courses, commitment to learning, and intellectual curiosity; Unmet financial need: Demonstrate unmet financial need/will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000; Persistence: Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles; Leadership: Ability to organize and positively influence others in and out of school (family, religious community, sports, arts, etc.); Service to Others: Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others which may be evidenced by participation in volunteer/community service activities. Click here for application website for the application. DEADLINE: Varies by scholarship

BOLD.ORG SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships for Black and African American students. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: Varies by scholarship.

HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP: The Heisman Trophy Trust continues the 28-year tradition of honoring high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities through the Heisman High School Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all. Requirements include students whose senior year of high school is the 2022-2023 academic year, graduating with the class of 2023, students who have at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10 and 11, students who participate or have particiated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations, students who have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community, and students who are a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.). Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: October 20, 2023


VFW’S VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 80,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “Why Is The Veteran Important?”The 2022-2023 Theme “Why Is The Veteran Important?”Click here for the application. DEADLINE: October 31, 2023


ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Scholarships range from $1,000-$12,500 per year. Download application here. DEADLINE: November 13, 2023

GREATER CANTON MLK JR. COMMISSION 2023 SCHOLARSHIP: Every year we have the privilege of giving out scholarships for our students in the Stark County community and this year is no different. We will be giving away up to (5) five $2,000 scholarships to worthy recipients. Items needed to apply are as follows: Transcripts from high school or college; Letter of Recommendation from teacher or counselor; Letter of Recommendation from one reputable citizen of your community; Letter from the applicant indicating qualifications, financial needs; and a 500-word essay outlining the impact that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's philosophy of nonviolence has had on your life; Photo. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: November 26, 2023

THE DR. JUAN ANDRADE SCHOLARSHIP: The Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders through the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), is seeking to award up to $1,000 to eligible applicants. This scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, at an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2023

ELEVATE IWOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP: Elevate Women in Technology ScholarshipScholarship: From shaping our behavior, to shifting our beliefs, to redesigning our interactions, technology is rapidly changing the world. The rise of technology has created a wealth of personal and professional opportunities and the ability to leave a positive dent in the universe. It’s critical that women be at the forefront of our tech-driven world. Globally, women are significantly underrepresented in the tech sector. While many factors contribute to the gender imbalance in tech, it’s indisputable that having more women in tech will fuel innovation and lead to better social and business outcomes. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship exists to move the tech industry in the right direction by empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders. The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students are women who intend to enter a technical or non-technical career that leverages technology to make the world a better place. While not required, being involved in entrepreneurial endeavors and STEM fields of study will be a plus on student applications. DEADLINE: November 30, 2023. Click here for the application website.

THE ELEVATE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP: The Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges. Students applying to the scholarship will be required to write an essay about how their experience with mental health has influenced their beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations. While not required, working or volunteering at organizations that increase mental health awareness, provide mental health support, or research mental health solutions will be a plus on student applications. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: November 30, 2023

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU LIFE LESSONS SCHOLARSHIP: BBB Life Lessons is a theme-based essay contest that challenges students to reflect on living a life of integrity and ethics. The essays are submitted online and reviewed by a panel of judges. The top six essays are then awarded scholarships ranging from $500 -$2,500. This theme-based essay contest challenges students to reflect on living a life of integrity and ethics. We would like to invite  high school seniors to participate in the 2023 contest themed “HONESTY”. Guidelines for the contest include that this scholarship is available to any high school senior located within the Canton Regional & Greater West Virginia BBB’s 64 county service areas, no minimum GPA required, and scholarship funds must be used to attend a career/technical, college, university or trade school after high school graduation. Essays will primarily be judged on their content and best overall use of the contest theme to describe a life lesson. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: December 1, 2023

TOP NUTRITION COACHING FIRST-GEN FUTURES QUARTERLY SCHOLARSHIP-The Top Nutrition Coaching First-Gen Futures Quarterly Scholarship is worth $1000 for first generation college students (meaning neither of their parents have obtained a four-year college degree). All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Click here to apply. DEADLINE: December 1, March 1, June 1, September 1.

DIRK DERRICK CAR & TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY SCHOLARSHIP: The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: December 15, 2023

EQUITABLE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP: Equitable Foundation has established the Equitable Excellence® Scholarship Program Scholarship Program to assist high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college in the United States by Fall 2024. Applicants to the Equitable Excellence® Scholarship Program Scholarship Program must be current high school seniors in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year, demonstrate ambition and self-drive to be a force for good in school, community or work activities, be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and information about their achievements along with photographs for use in program promotion and information, and have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: December 18, 2023.

BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for high school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year! Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Click here for the application. DEADLINE: December 15, 2023

JOBTEST.ORG DIVERSE ABILITIES QUARTERLY SCHOLARSHIP- The Jobtest.org Diverse Abilities Quarterly Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship for all high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students with a disability are eligible to apply. Click here to apply. DEADLINE: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1.

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and GE seeks to award a $10,000 per year scholarship that is renewable for up to 3 additional years totally $40,000. This scholarship is available to high school seniors who demonstrate a strong sense of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at the workplace, and in the community. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: January 5, 2024

SUPERMONEY SCHOLARSHIP: SuperMoney is excited to announce that we are offering a scholarship to eligible student who are enrolled full-time in high school as a senior or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, trade school, or coding bootcamp, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, upload an unofficial transcript or an enrollment verification document, and must provide your written essay. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: January 9, 2024

THE JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but to guide them through the process of higher education. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must be a graduating, minority high school senior, be a United States citizen, present evidence of financial need, demonstrate a record of academic excellence, demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service, submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year, plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university, have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: January 10, 2024

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS: The National FFA Organization provides scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships sponsored by businesses and individuals, through the National FFA Foundation, are awarded to support a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: January 11, 2024


MARK BELTER SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENT ATHLETES: Applicants for the Mark Belter Scholarship for Student Athletes must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a college or university in the United States. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have participated in at least one varsity-level sport during their high school career. They must have demonstrated leadership skills both on and off the field and must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the importance of teamwork in achieving success, and how being a student athlete has prepared them for future challenges. They also must provide two letters of recommendation, one from a coach and one from a teacher or other non-family member and must complete the scholarship application and provide all required documents by the deadline. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

ENGINEERS FOUNDATION OF OHIO SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are administered by the Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO), a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the advancement of engineering education in cooperation with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Requirements include 3.0 minimum grade point average (A=4), minimum SAT (Math=600, Reading or Composition=500) or ACT (Math=29, English=25), be a citizen of the U.S. & permanent resident of Ohio, and be a graduating high school senior. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

FIFTH THIRD BANK FINANCE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP: Fifth Third is committed to building financial capacity in the communities we serve. To recognize the efforts of students and teachers committed to financial and entrepreneurship education, Fifth Third will award twenty-eight accomplished students across the country with a $2,500 529 College Savings Gift Card via our scholarship contest.Click here for the application. DEADLINE for Fall Entries: January 15, 2024

ATHENA/WOMAN OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP: $1000 scholarship to a deserving female high school senior who has demonstrated community involvement, academic achievement, and leadership. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be accepted at a recognized institution of learning offering a post-high school curriculum. Essay required as well as a transcript, and three letters of recommendations.Click here for the application. DEADLINE to Alliance Chamber of Commerce Office: January 31, 2024

THE DREAM U.S. OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP-TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship is for undocumented students (or Dreamers) who live in 20 targeted, locked out states where they cannot access in-state tuition. The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meals for a bachelor’s degree at one of our 5 Partner Colleges in another state. Click here for the website. DEADLINE: January 31, 2024

THE USDA/1890 NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as room and board, for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree. Eligibility includes be a U.S. citizen, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale), have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines, demonstrate leadership and community service, submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature, submit a signed application (original signature only), have a 21 ACT, 1080 SAT scores. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: January 31, 2024

ADHDADVISOR.ORG’S QUARTERLY MENTAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN- The ADHDAdvisor.org's Quarterly Mental Health Scholarship for Women is a scholarship worth $500 for a woman who prioritizes mental health. All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Click here to apply. DEADLINE- February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: The ESA Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. Students do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and the application process is 100% online. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: February 1, 2024

ELKS LEGACY AWARD: This scholarship is open to high school seniors whose parents or grandparents are ELK’s members. DEADLINE: February 5, 2024. Click here for the application.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: Junior Achievement (JA) is dedicated to helping your students financially achieve their dreams through hands-on, relevant programs. JA of North Central Ohio is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have participated in any JA programming throughout their elementary to high school career. Click here for the Employment Readiness Scholarship Application. Click here for the Scholarship Application for 2- & 4-Year Instituions. DEADLINE: February 15, 2024

HBCU WEEK X LEXISNEXIS® RISK SOLUTIONS GROUP SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for incoming freshman students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Applicants must provide most recent, verifiable high school transcript, provide proof of acceptance at an Historically Black College or University (HBCU), be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and be entering their freshman year of college, attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the entirety of their college education, and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship can be used for tuition, room and board. A student may accept additional scholarships but they cannot exceed the total cost of their education. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: February 15, 2024

THE CAVALIERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Cavaliers Community Foundation and Huntington are proud to award five (5) graduating seniors a $10,000 scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarship funds can be applied to verifiable costs associated with college or a vocational/trade school, including tuition, fees, books, and on campus room and board. Five (5) runners-up will be selected to receive a $1,000 Huntington Savings Accounts. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, outstanding community service, and need. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: February 16, 2024

INTEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: Intel Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist women who plan to enroll in a 2-year associate degree or one-year semiconductor certificate program in the state of Ohio. Learn more about Intel in Ohio and careers in Semiconductor Manufacturing here. The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: February 19, 2024

AHS FOUNDATION THERESA UTTERBACK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: This award is for an Alliance High School senior who demonstrates a clear financial need to assist them with higher education plans. Preference is given to a low income single parent recipient. An applicant from a lower income two parent family who demonstrates need will be given full consideration and should apply. Will also look at GPA, financial need, and work experience. Fill out the AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to GUIDANCE: February 29, 2024.Click here for application

THE HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients with the opportunity to achieve their goals and graduate college debt-free. Applicants must graduate from a high school located in the United States. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000. Other requirements include must be a U.S. Citizen or have a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average, must enroll in an eligible four-year not-for-profit College or University the first semester following high school graduation, must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college, or complete the equivalent of a four year degree if in a professional program, recipients must work 240 hours from January 1, 2024 until commencement of the 2024 fall semester in college. Work can be performed at recipient discretion. Employment must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation. Work can be full-time during the summer and/or part-time work, applicants selected as Finalists must provide a copy of their FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS), must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible, and must not have a felony conviction. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

THE CANTELL AND GLADYS MERRELL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND-The Cantell and Gladys Merrell Education Scholarship Foundation is the charitable arm of  Cantell Lodge #1417 and Gladys Merrell Temple #1049 in Alliance, Ohio.  The Art Malone Memorial Scholarship was established in June 2023.  The one-time $1000 scholarship is awarded to a high school graduating senior residing in or graduating from Alliance, Marlington, Sebring, and  West Branch School Districts.   The applicant must  plan to attend an accredited college, university, or training school upon graduation.  To apply for this award, please submit the following- A completed and signed application form , a copy of your transcript, one faculty reference letter on school letterhead, one personal reference letter  (non-school personnel) , and an attached 100 words or more typed essay explaining why you should be awarded this scholarship and your life and career goals. Click here for the application. DEADLINE- March 1, 2024

FIRST COMMONWEALTH BANK SCHOLARSHIP: First Commonwealth Bank has a scholarship program which awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors based on community involvement, GPA, and residence in one of the counties in their footprint (Stark County residents are eligible). Our mission is to improve the financial lives of our neighbors and their businesses. There is no better way to give back to the community than through the education of area youth, which is why we are is excited to offer the First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship Fund. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU LIFE LESSONS ESSAY CONTEST: The Better Business Bureau awards $6,500 in scholarships to area students each year for the BBB Life Lessons Essay Contest. This theme-based essay contest challenges students to reflect on living a life of integrity and ethics. The BBB Charitable & Educational Fund, Inc. sponsors the contest recognizing outstanding youth that best demonstrates, through reflection, what living a life with ethics and integrity truly looks like. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors, with no grade point requirement. The 2024 contest-theme is “TRUST”. Trust plays a vital part in the marketplace. Students should describe how businesses establish trust with consumers through marketing, and how consumers can determine if the marketing is truthful and the company is one, they can trust. This is available to any high school senior located within the Canton Regional & Greater West Virginia BBB’s 64 county service area listed below. There is no minimum GPA required to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship funds must be used to attend a career/technical, college, university, or trade school after high school graduation. Scholarships will be awarded to the top six essays and range from $500 up to $2,500. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

OHIO NATURAL ENERGY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Ohio Natural Energy Foundation is offering their $1000 annual scholarship to students who must be a U.S. citizen, must have a career goal in the natural gas and oil industry, must be an OHIO resident OR a student attending, or planning to attend an accredited OHIO college, university, technical, or trade school, and must have and maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 or higher. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

THE COLLEGE CLUB OF CANTON SCHOLARSHIP GRANT: This scholarship is for local women in the Greater Stark County area. Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university in the spring or fall of 2023 and be working toward a two-year, four-year or post graduate degree. Character, need, GPA, work ethic, community participation and commitment to the major and/or career choice will be considered. Click here for application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY TRADE SCHOOL & COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP: The Berkshire Hathaway Trade School & College Scholarship opportunity is for three (3) deserving High School Seniors. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services is sponsoring the 2023-2024 Dream...Innovate... Grow Scholarship(s) to three amazing seniors that embody one or more of these traits. Each scholarship is valued at $1000 per year, for up to four years. Seeking three qualified individuals who intend to become a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school for the fall of 2020. The senior must reside within our sales force footprint; 16 counties in Western Pennsylvania and 15 counties in Eastern Ohio (see criteria on application), have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (see criteria), and applicants should mirror some of the qualities of our Berkshire Hathaway Home Services team in terms of leadership, volunteerism, character, and an overall positive attitude towards life. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

CAROL STRIP WHITNEY SCHOLARSHIP- The Carol Strip Whitney Scholarship represents a life of passion, as she has taught gifted children for 45 years. Dr. Carol operates Gifted Services of Ohio, which serves gifted children, grades K-12. She has also written three books on the subject of gifted education and received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in curriculum of the gifted adolescent. Her books include, Helping Gifted Children Soar, 2000 with a revision in 2012; A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child, 2010, and she is writing Turning Stress into Success: A Handbook for the Gifted. Applicants to the scholarship intend to be among the leaders of the next generation. Eligibility Criteria include candidates must be residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio, candidates must demonstrate high moral character in his or her daily life, candidates must participate in extracurricular activities, candidates must attend or plan to attend an educational institution in the U.S., candidates must be graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.75 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, 4.0 GPA on a 5.0 scale, or high school graduates with a 3.0 GPA in college, and candidates must be considered gifted, as denoted by the parent ID letter from their school district. o Students who are homeschooled or from districts that do not issue letters may submit documentation indicating an IQ of 130 or above from a licensed psychologist. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

STARK COUNTY ALUMNAE CHAPTER DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC SCHOLARSHIPS: The Stark County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is offering two scholarships. The Marie J. Slaughter scholarship was established to celebrate the forty-one years of  service Soror Slaughter dedicated to the teaching profession. The $1,000 scholarship will  be awarded to a student  pursuing a degree in higher education. The Sharon Glenn scholarship was established in 1990 in her honor to celebrate her  accomplishment as the first African-American speech and language pathologist in Canton  City Schools. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a documented disability or enrolled in a degree program aimed at working with disabled individuals.  Click here for either/both scholarships. DEADLINE: March 1, 2023

SEVEN SEVENTEEN CREDIT UNION: Eight $1500 scholarships for seniors who are members or legal dependents of a Seven Seventeen Credit Union. Click here for link. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN PA AND EASTERN OHIO SCHOLARSHIPS: Whether it’s helping a local high school senior in the memory of a loved one or providing scholarship dollars directly to an alma mater, many donors find great joy in investing in our region’s next generation of leaders by helping to lighten their load with regard to affording a college education. Funds within the Community Foundation of Western PA & Eastern OH currently offer more than 200 scholarships throughout our region. This one online application can qualify applicants for more than 260 education scholarships administered by the Community Foundation! Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

YWCA OF ALLIANCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Must be a senior girl who shows financial need and has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Essay required as well as two letters of recommendation and a transcript.Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 7, 2024

AHS STUDENT SENATE OUTSTANDING SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP - Five $200 scholarships to a graduating senior planning on attending college or technical school. Applicants must have been a member of Student Senate for at least two years and must have maintained a 3.0 four-year cumulative GPA or higher.. DEADLINE to Mrs. McFarland (221) or Ms. Large (327) by March 8, 2024. Click here for application.

ALLIANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP - Must have attended one of our elementary schools, including the Early Learning Center for a combo of 3 or more years. GPA of 3.0 or higher. DEADLINE to guidance: March 11, 2024. Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION MEGAN ADELMAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for any senior girl/boy who has lettered in cross country for four years. See Mrs. Morrison in the guidance office for an application. DEADLINE: March 11, 2024

AHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - MUST fill out this application if applying to ANY of the AHS Foundation scholarships. Checkmark any scholarship for which you wish to apply (See the application for the complete list). Only one application necessary UNLESS YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THOSE LISTED THAT SPECIFICALLY HAVE A SEPARATE APPLICATION. Click here for the application. DEADLINE to Guidance: March 11, 2024.

AHS FOUNDATION MEL KNOWLTON SCHOLARSHIP - Must be a varsity letter winner in any sport (cheerleader and managers included). Financial need. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 12, 2024.Click here for application

KIMI KORLESKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Must have GPA between 2.5 - 3.5 and must be pursuing a degree in music, drama, or fine art. DEADLINE to guidance: March 13, 2024. Click here for application

MEDICAL MUTUAL SCHOLARSHIP-The Medical Mutual Scholarship Fund is a one-time $1,000 scholarship for seniors graduating from Ohio school districts that carry Medical Mutual insurance. Additionally, six top applicants across the state will receive a $10,000 award for their outstanding academic and community service efforts. Requirements include a one-page essay that includes the student’s college major and describes how receiving a scholarship would impact their life, current official transcript, and the student's Student Aid Report from FAFSA. Click here for the application link. DEADLINE: March 15, 2023

AHS FOUNDATION CHRISTOPHER L. PENNY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- This scholarship is for someone who plans to attend an accredited college/university, demonstrates good character and potential for success in college, and maintained at least a 3.0 GPA. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 15, 2024. Click here for application

CLASS OF 2024 BLOOD DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP FOR PRE-MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS STUDENTS - Must have GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend a 2 or 4 yr. college. School, community activities and awards must be attached as well as transcripts and letters of recommendation. See Mrs. Woodruff for application. DEADLINE: March 15, 2024

ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH DEPT. BLOOD DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP - For seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2023. Essay required. DEADLINE to guidance: March 15, 2024.Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION DAVID R. AND IRENE GOLDIE MAINWARING SCHOLARSHIP- Demonstrates character, leadership, scholarship, and community service. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 18, 2024.Click here for application.

ROBERT H DOWLING SCHOLARSHIP - Senior who is planning on attending college or technical school. Based on academics, references, and financial need. DEADLINE to guidance: March 18, 2024. Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION CARLI-COWAN MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP - Senior who has taken precalculus and will be pursuing a career in a mathematics-related field. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 19, 2024. Click here for the application.

BRYCE A SKIDMORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - For a senior officially enrolled in college or university. GPA of 2.8 or higher. Must be involved in extracurricular activities. DEADLINE to guidance: March 19, 2024.Click here for application.

THE STARK COUNTY SCHOOL COUNSELORS SCHOLARSHIP: The Stark County School Counselors Association is offering a $500 scholarship for seniors attending a high school with a school counselor that is a member of the Stark County School Counselors Association, have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and intend to pursue a career in education or psychology (with an interest in school counseling) . Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 20, 2024

ALLIANCE ASSOCIATION OF OFFICE PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIP:  The Alliance Association of Office Professionals is offering up to six, $1000.00 scholarships to students in the greater Alliance area. Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on the following criteria: The ability to follow directions for application and submission process, applicant must reside in the greater Alliance area and attend(ed) Marlington, Alliance, Sebring, West Branch High Schools, applicant must be pursuing a program related to business, including General Business, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Office Administration (not healthcare), Management (not sports management), Economics, Sales and Entrepreneurship, applicant must attend a program/school located in the State of Ohio, the completion of 300-500 word essay describing educational and career goals, as well as financial need and interest in our scholarship, grade transcripts and attendance records, and quality letter of reference from a teacher or current employer answering the question: What makes this student/employee deserving of an AAOP $1000 scholarship? Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 20, 2024

DR. JAMES J. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- As the Aultman Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary has done in the past, we are again offering the Dr. James J. Thomas Scholarship to four seniors from area high schools. This is a one-time $1,500, second semester, scholarship for those students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Click here for the application. Click here for the application info. DEADLINE: March 24, 2023

JERAMY KEANE SCHOLARSHIP - $750 scholarship to a varsity athlete that has a least a 2.5 GPA. Click here for application.DEADLINE to guidance: March 22, 2024.

THE JOSEPH A. AND RHEA M. JEFFRIES SCHOLARSHIP: The Joseph A. & Rhea M. Jeffries Memorial Scholarship is a $750 scholarship that is granted to a Stark County student who has demonstrated academic achievement, character, leadership, and service to school and community. Two scholarships will be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Be a resident of Stark County and a senior in or a graduate of a Stark County high school, Be accepted or have an application in process by an accredited college or university, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. Click here for the scholarship. DEADLINE: March 22, 2024

MARC A. ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Must have at least a 2.5 GPA, participated in a varsity athletic for at least 2 years, entering the education or government service fields, show evidence indicating potential success at the college/university/technical school level, and demonstrates good character and integrity.DEADLINE to guidance: March 22, 2024. Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION DOROTHEA AND OWEN MCCOY FOREIGN LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP: Must have 5 credits in foreign language. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to Mrs. Davis at AHS: March 22, 2024. Click here for the application.

ALLIANCEWORKS SCHOLARSHIP: Alliance High School students completing an Alliance High School Career and Technical Program in good standing are eligible for one full tuition scholarship (excluding books and fees) to Stark State College. Requires a completed application, one page essay (typed, double spaced) on your passion and commitment to a career tech program and future career, one letter of recommendation from your career tech teacher, a current transcript, and a completed FAFSA. For more information, see your counselor in the guidance office. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 22, 2024

ALLIANCE AREA DEVELOPMENT CAREER TECH SCHOLARSHIP: The Alliance Area Development is offering a scholarship for Engineering Technologies, Industrial, Advanced Manufacturing and Automotive Technologies for Alliance High and Marlington High School students completing one of the following programs (listed on application) in good standing are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship to Stark State College to be used for programs, books, etc., To be eligible for the program, students will need to meet admission criteria to Stark State College and be granted admission, complete and pass one a 2 year Career Tech program at Marlington or Alliance High Schools:Auto Technology, Construction Trades, Engineering, Natural Resources Energy, Welding, or “other”, earn an overall proficient score or higher on required CTE Competency Exams (WebXams) or earn 12 or more points of State Recognized Industry Credentials, be fully enrolled at Alliance or Marlington High Schools during Junior and Senior years, successfully complete all state and school graduation requirements by the Spring Commencement, enroll as a student at Stark State College in the Summer or Fall semester immediately following graduation, and study one of the post-secondary programs listed at the top of this page. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 22, 2024

THE NELLIE V. VISI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Nellie V. Visi Memorial Scholarship will award one $500 scholarships to a deserving high school senior who will be enrolled in an undergraduate course of study during the 2022-2023 school year an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university, vocational, or technical college in the United States. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and demonstrate integrity, respect, responsible stewardship, and spirit of Nellie V. Visi. Each applicant is required to submit two letters of recommendation and a copy of their high school transcript. Click here for the application. DEADLINE to GUIDANCE: March 22, 2024

ALLIANCE KEY CLUB/WEBSTER SCHOLARSHIP - Must have GPA of 3.0. Essay required. DEADLINE to guidance: March 25, 2024. Click here for application

OLIVER COXEN SCHOLARSHIP - Along with application, submit at least one but no more than four letters of recommendations from teachers, and a copy of your transcript. DEADLINE to guidance: March 25, 2024.Click here for application

ANN McCONAHAY SCHOLARSHIP - Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, show financial need, demonstrate good character and integrity, and show evidence indicating potential success in college. DEADLINE to guidance: March 26, 2024. Click here for application

THE MARY REGULA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Mary Regula Memorial Scholarship is offered in honor of the National First Ladies Library & Museum founder, Mary Regula. Essay Contest and Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is offered to a Stark County 11th or 12th grade student whose essay best exemplifies the importance of telling history through the eyes of women. History is often recorded from men’s perspectives, especially at the presidential level. Yet it was many of our nation’s First Ladies who were active in diplomacy and acted as confidants, good-will ambassadors, and advocates; they were even present at world-changing events. Students should choose an important event in American history and reframe the event through the eyes of the First Lady of the United States. In at least 500 words, students must answer the following question in an essay format: How would you reframe a significant historical event through the eyes of the First Lady of the United States rather than through the eyes of her husband, the President? Contest Rules: This essay/scholarship contest is open to any Stark County 11th or 12th grade student who plans to attend college in 2024-2025. Please provide your full name, email address, and school on all of your materials. Essays should be in Times New Roman 12pt. font, double spaced. Only one entry per student. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 27, 2024

ALLIANCE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 scholarship upon confirmation of college enrollment. DEADLINE to guidance: March 28, 2024. Click here for application

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants of this $500 scholarship must be going to college and enrolling in a program that leads to a bachelor’s degree. Click here for the application.DEADLINE to GUIDANCE: March 28, 2024

AVIATORS SPORTS BOOSTERS OUTSTANDING ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP- For male or female. Based on athletic accomplishments, coach recommendations, personal essay, character, leadership, and academics. GPA of 2.8. Click here for application. DEADLINE to guidance: March 29, 2024

CANTON LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to award non-repayable grants to deserving students who are either graduates or attendees of Canton Lincoln Junior or Senior high School or their descendants. Descendants include child(ren), grandchild(ren), great-grandchild(ren), step-child(ren), adopted child(ren), or spouse of attendees or graduates who are paid members of CLHSAA for the current calendar year. If the applicant's only lineal Lincoln ancestor is deceased, then the paid membership requirement is waived. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: March 30, 2024 (postmarked by this date)

THE HOMETOWN HEROES PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Honoring Hometown Heroes Project established a Hometown Heroes Scholarship Fund in July of 2022.  A Hometown Heroes one time $1,000 Scholarship is available to all seniors of a veteran or active duty parent or guardian residing in and graduating from Alliance, Marlington, Sebring, West Branch School Districts.  St. Thomas Aquinas seniors may apply if they reside in one of the above four school districts.  The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, career technical school or equivalent.  To apply for this award, please submit the following a completed and signed application form, a copy of your transcript, a copy of your parent/guardian's DD214 form or Active Duty form (military ID), one faculty reference letter, one personal reference letter (non-school personnel), and an attached 100 words or more typed essay explaining why you should be awarded this scholarship and your life and career goals. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 30, 2024.

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF ALLIANCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Available to senior girls residing in the Alliance area who plan to attend an accredited college or university upon graduation. Essay required as well as a transcript, two teacher and two personal reference letters. Click here for the application. DEADLINE to address on cover letter: March 30, 2024

KISLING, NESTICO, AND REDICK DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP: This is for a $5,000 scholarship for students enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program. The purpose of the scholarship is to challenge students to come up with the best plan to discourage people from distracted driving. Click here to apply for the scholarship.DEADLINE: March 31, 2024

THE RICHARD T. NAPLES SR. EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP- The Richard T. Naples, Sr. Education Foundation, Inc. has been making the perpetual scholarship fund available to all graduating seniors and college students in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Stark Counties. A total of THIRTY (30), $1,000 scholarships are being made available for the 2024 year. The scholarships are available to students with a grade point average of 2.5, or above, who will attend colleges, universities, institutes for fine and performing arts, as well as trade and vocational schools. Click here for the application: DEADLINE: March 31, 2024

OHIO GAS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry, or related energy field, must be an OHIO resident attending, or planning to attend an accredited OHIO college, university, technical, or trade school, and must have and maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.0 or higher. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: March 29, 2024

MICHAEL L. BONDONI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Michael L. Bondoni Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Michael Bondoni. Education was extremely important to him. This scholarship will be awarded to an Alliance High School senior (class of 2022) with a non renewable $500 scholarship. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 31, 2024

JUNIOR WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Since its inception in 1946, Junior Women's Civic Club has been serving the needs of the community by supporting the areas of art, civic, education and health.The members of the Junior Women's Civic Club believe the meaningful volunteer work provides an invaluable leaRNING experience for students while providing interaction with members of the community. This year the club will continue its support to female students who volunteer, have proven themselves academically and have a financial need, by providing scholarships. The annual individual scholarship amount is $2,000. Payment will be made directly to your school and can be used for the 2022-2023 school year. Three scholarships will be awarded this year. The scholarship is based on volunteer service, academics, financial need, and being a female resident of summit, Medina, Portage, and Stark County. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: March 31, 2024

ALLIANCE KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - Six- $1000 scholarships. Must plan on attending a college, university, technical school or special training school. Scholarship achievement, leadership abilities, extracurriculars, and community service are necessary. Financial need is not a consideration. DEADLINE to guidance: April 1, 2024. Click here for application

WRWOA WRESTLING SCHOLARSHIP-The Western Reserve Wrestling Officials Association (WRWOA) is committed to the growth and support of high school wrestling. Our area has a strong wrestling tradition and we as a not-for-profit organization wish to show support to the area teams in Portage, Stark, & Summit Counties by starting a scholarship that will be awarded annually. This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the WRWOA membership, partners, and sponsors. We are offering three (3) scholarships of $500 each to members of the Class of 2024 who attended a high school in Portage, Stark, or Summit counties of Ohio. Criteria for students to apply include students must be in their senior year of high school and currently hold accumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, students must have been a member of their high school wrestling team during their senior season. They could be in the role of wrestler, statistician, manager, videographer, or another student assistant role, students must utilize the scholarship funds toward a college/university, trade/apprenticeship, or support their service in the United States’ military, and students must complete and submit all required documents (WRWOA scholarship application, transcript - a copy of the student’s transcript from grades 9-12 must be provided, essay – (500 words or less) "How would you benefit from receiving this scholarship?", and a recommendation letter - the head wrestling coach must provide a letter of recommendation. Click here for the application. Click here for the application details. DEADLINE: April 1, 2024

NANCY L. PENNY SCHOLARSHIP - Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have been accepted as a full-time student at a college/university, and demonstrates good character and potential for post-secondary education success. Application is accessible in January of 2020. DEADLINE: April 1, 2024. Click here for the website to gain access to the application

O.A.P.S.E. LOCAL CHAPTER #265 SCHOLARSHIP - $300 scholarship for any senior whose parent(s)/grandparent are active members of the O.A.P.S.E. Local Chapter #265. DEADLINE to guidance: April 1, 2024. Click here for application

AHS FOUNDATION PIETROCOLA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - Based on academics and demonstration of active role in volunteerism. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Fill out AHS Foundation application as well as the separate application. DEADLINE to guidance: April 4, 2024. Click here for application

JOHN E. HARRIS III ARCHITECTURAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: The SoL Harris/Day Architecture announces that applications are now being taken for the John E. Harris Ill Architectural Scholarship Award. This annual $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Stark County high school senior student entering an accredited school of architecture as a Freshman in Fall 2022. This scholarship is awarded in recognition of John E. Harris’ commitment to quality architecture, community service, and ongoing mentoring of architectural students and interns. These leadership traits have served as the foundation for Sol Harris/Day Architecture’s success and growth for over 50 years. Click for the application. DEADLINE: April 4, 2024.

ITALIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL FOUNDATION OF STARK COUNTY: A total of $8,000 will be given out to high school seniors and will be judged on a basis of need, scholastic ability, extracurricular involvement, and character. Along with the application form, applicants must submit a written essay and a letter of recommendation from a senior year faculty member. Applicants must be of Italian descent and a 2020 May/June graduate of a Stark County High School. In order to obtain the application form, please request one in writing to “Italian American Festival Foundation, PO Box 9345, Canton, OH 44711-9345, Attn: Matthew Carona Scholarship Chairman." DEADLINE: April 1, 2024

CATONNA JONES AND TREMAYNE BANKS BOOK SCHOLARSHIP: The Black Spectrum Collaborative is honored to provide a $600 nonrenewable book scholarship in recognition of past Alliance High School graduates, Catonna Jones (92’) and Tremayne Banks (92’).  Both Catonna and Tremayne were outstanding student-athletes. They soared beyond excellence in everything that they took on - within the classroom and in sports.  This scholarship will be provided to one female and  one male student-athlete. The recipients will exhibit the will to win, lead and persevere, overcoming odds they may have faced in their high school journeys.  Applicants must have at least a 2.8 GPA and participated in at least two years of a varsity sport.  The following information is needed: high school transcript, three reference letters (two must be from a school administrator, counselor or teacher), a 350 word  essay describing their journey through high school and how they overcame obstacles to reach their goals (must be typed and double spaced)Click here for the application. DEADLINE: April 12, 2024

DARRELL PARKS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AND WORKFORCE AWARD: Annually, Ohio ACTE bestows up to two Darrell Parks Student Scholarship and Workforce Awards, offering $1,000 each to support the educational or employment pursuits of career-technical graduates. In accordance with the wishes of Dr. Darrell Parks and his family, a committee comprising Ohio ACTE members will select the recipients for the 2024 scholarships. Eligibility extends to any student currently enrolled in a career-technical program set to graduate in 2024 and intending to further their education or embark on a career path. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: April 12, 2024.  

STARK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: Click here for a list of scholarships throughout Stark County. DEADLINE: April 15, 2024

THE PAUL AND CAROL DAVID SCHOLAR PROGRAM - A four year renewable scholarship for Stark County high school seniors. Must demonstrate financial need; above average academic performance; participates in extracurriculars; has overcome some obstacle in their life; exhibits good character. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE TO THEIR OFFICE: APRIL 15, 2023. Questions? Contact info@davidfoundation.org

REDWOOD FINANCIAL NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP: Redwood Financial Network, a boutique wealth management firm is delighted to announce that they will be accepting 5th annual $1,000 scholarship application. This non-need based scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior who has intentions of attending college in the Fall of 2019. Candidates will be judged on the academic and 500-word essay. The question to be answered is “What Does Financial Responsibility Mean To You?” All applications must be submitted to Sunwook Jin via email (SJIN@REDWOODFN.COM). Applicants MUST include the following in the email: 1. Write “Redwood Scholarship Application for 2019” in the subject line, 2. Provide your name, date of birth, address, email address and the best phone # to reach you, 3. Name of your High School, 4. Proof of your GPA: Either copy of your transcript or a letter from a school official on school’s letterhead, 5. Future Academic Plans: Accredited Post-Secondary Institution, 6. How did you hear about the scholarship?, 7. 500-word essay (attach a word document). Applications will be reviewed by members of the Redwood Financial Network Judges Panel. 50% of the weighting of your application will be based on the answer to our essay question. Click here for the website to view the application requirements. DEADLINE: No later than 5:00 pm on April 30, 2024

OEC TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP: The OEC Technical Scholarship’s purpose is to help cooperative members or children of cooperative members pursue technical training. Applicants will be eligible to win up to a $2,000 scholarship. Applicants must be residential members of an Ohio electric cooperative, or dependent children, or legal wards of permanent residential electric cooperative members receiving electric service at the time of application, applicants may be high school graduates enrolling in a technical program; current technical school enrollees; or students enrolling in a post-undergraduate technical program, applicants must plan to attend or currently attend an accredited technical school program, and applicants must have cumulative grade point averages of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent standing on nontraditional scales. The only attachments permitted are high school transcripts, proof of enrollment*in a program, typed essay responses, and one 500-word letter of recommendation from an instructor. Applicants are also required to complete two brief essays (250-word max each) (A) detailing their educational and career goals; and (B) discussing cooperative knowledge per the online orientation. Applicants must complete the essays without outside assistance. Applicants shall refer to the www.ohioec.org/orientation to complete the cooperative knowledge essay. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS EDUCATION AWARD: All communities benefit from having active and thriving arts programs. The Carnation City Players Education Award was created to support the education and participation of young people in theatre. Eligibility include applicants must be high school seniors who have participated in Alliance-area community theatre and/or school theatre, the award is to be used towards post-secondary education expenses, and applicants must express intent to study theatre arts and/or plan future involvement with community theatre. The recipient will be chosen considering several factors including (but not limited to) past theatrical experience, CCP membership (one consideration factor, but not required), academic record, personal achievements, future theatrical goals, and personal recommendations. The recipient of the award will be chosen by a CCP Award Committee. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: May 1, 2024

UNIQUE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: The Unique Club Scholarship Foundation of Stark County will be awarding $20,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors graduating in May 2023. The scholarships are awarded based on character, academic ability, and community involvement. To qualify, applicants must be of Italian descent, a resident of Stark County, and a graduate from a Stark County High School. Qualified applicants may request an applicant via email or by writing to the address (4096 Holiday St., NW Canton, Ohio 44718) or emailing andy@ginellalaw.com). DEADLINE: May 1, 2024.

PURELAND SUPPLY SCHOLARSHIP: Pureland Supply offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to students accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school, or community college for the study of trade, craft or labor occupations. Click here for the application website. DEADLINE: May 1, 2024

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ITALIAN MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP : Must be a high school senior, be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA 3.0, must be a citizen of the United State and of Italian-American descent who is attending Alliance, Marlington, St. Thomas, Sebring McKinley, or West Branch High Schools. Click here for the application.DEADLINE: May 15, 2024

THE JOHN & ROENE KLUSCH MEMORIAL HOT STOVE SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants of this $1000, renewable scholarship must have at least a 2.5 GPA or better and have played in the Alliance Hot Stove Charter in H and G leagues. Click here for application. DEADLINE: June 1, 2024

SIGMA PHI EPSILON BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIPS: Sigma Phi Epsilon is proud to offer the Balanced Man Scholarship at over 140 universities to student leaders this year! This is a great opportunity for students entering college in Fall 2023. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: June 1, 2024

OHIO NATIONAL GUARD MINUTEMAN (MM) SCHOLARSHIP: Minuteman Scholarships can be either two-year GRFD scholarships or DEDNG-GRFD scholarships that cover up to four years. They guarantee that Cadets who commission as Army officers will serve in the Guard. A Minuteman Scholarship requires a nomination letter as part of the scholarship packet and offers either full tuition and mandatory fees or a room and board flat rate of $10,000 per year, covering up to four years (or eight semesters) of benefits. Minuteman Scholarship recipients also receive a $1,200 annual book allowance and a monthly stipend of $420 for 10 months of the academic year. Minuteman Scholarship Cadets must participate in the SMP while attending college, so they will also receive pay for attending a drill one weekend per month and a two-week annual training in a local Guard unit. In return for these scholarship benefits, a Minuteman Cadet will serve as a Commissioned Officer in the Guard in a drilling status for eight years after graduation. Minuteman Scholarship Cadets can be nominated from any State Adjutant General (TAG) or any Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) in lengths of two years, up to four years, for a scholarship. These scholarships are limited each year, and applications require a nomination memo with a handwritten signature from the nomination source. Requirements include be a U.S. citizen, be accepted to a college/university with an ROTC program, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and maintain a 2.0, as an incoming freshman, have a minimum 19 ACT or 1000 SAT to qualify for the four-year Minuteman Scholarship, be under 31 years of age for the entire year of commissioning, be a full-time student, complete the ROTC Basic Course requirements or Basic Combat Training, and medically and morally qualified. Click here for more information. DEADLINE: June 1, 2024

THE LARIAT FUTURE INNOVATORS FOUNDATION: Our foundation established a scholarship, the highly motivated, small-town student who has a burning passion for math, science, technology and more! We realize big dreams are meant to be chased and fulfilled, regardless of where you’re from and despite skyrocketing college costs far out of your control. When you apply to be a Lariat STEM Scholar, you’re being awarded up to $30,000 of tuition money to pursue your passion today, earn a degree and start innovating tomorrow. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: June 15, 2024

SARAH STANLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Sarah Grace Stanley Memorial Fund is in honor of Sarah Stanley, who was a Stark 4-H member and loved animals and was an inspiring young artist. To honor her memory, a scholarship was established for Stark County 4-H members. This $2,000 non-renewable scholarship is available to graduating or homeschool high school seniors who plan to pursue one of the following career paths: Agriculture or Fine Arts. Click here for the application. DEADLINE: August 1, 2024