Scholarships

College Planning & Scholarship Information

There are scholarships of all different kinds available to students. Here, we will provide information on a number of local scholarships. If you are interested in searching for scholarships on a larger scale, consider using websites such as Big Future by the College Board, Cappex, Scholarships.com, or Fastweb. There are a large number of additional scholarship search websites. It is also a good idea to look for scholarships directly on the website of the college or university you plan to attend. As a general rule, you should never pay to apply for a scholarship.

 

Local Scholarships (listed by Penta-only scholarships first, and then by application due date)

 

Hirzel Excellence Award
Deadline: April 20, 2018 
 
The Hirzel Excellence Award is given in honor of Karl A. Hirzel and Rosalie Hirzel. This is a scholarship available only to Penta Career Center students. Students may apply for a tuition scholarship award to go toward post-secondary education or for a resource assistance award to be used toward tools, equipment, apprenticeship fees, uniforms, etc.
 
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Owens Community College Board of Trustees Scholarship

Apply to Owens & submit transcript as soon as possible after January 1, 2018

The Board of Trustees Scholarship is $1,000 per semester for up to four consecutive semesters. The scholarship begins in fall semester; summer enrollment is optional. All awards are based upon available funding.

Students who will be enrolling at Owens in the fall semester immediately after graduating from a high school in the Owens legal district, and who have a high school GPA of 3.7 or above, must submit official high school transcripts on or after January 1 of their senior year to be considered.

In addition, students who meet one of the following qualifications may apply for the scholarship by submitting the Board of Trustees Scholarship -- Nomination Form.

  • A high school senior attending a high school located in the Owens legal district, who has a high school GPA of 3.0 - 3.69, demonstrates student motivation, and enrolls in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • A high school graduate, who has not been in high school for at least one year, or a GED recipient (applicants may not have attended Owens for at least one year); resides in the Owens legal district; demonstrates motivation through exceptional work or public/community service (including military service), academic performance, other demonstrated leadership, or other experience as related to a career path; and enrolls for the fall semester immediately following the award of the scholarship.

All recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Apply for admission to Owens as a regular student
  • Pursue a degree or certificate with the intent to complete at Owens Community College
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at a minimum of twelve credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to continue eligibility for each semester at Owens, for a maximum of four total consecutive semesters (summer optional)

For more information and the scholarship application, please click here.

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Terra State Community College Workforce Demand Scholarship

Deadline Extended to: April 15, 2018

 

Terra State Community College is offering a unique opportunity for 2018 high school graduates. Students that choose to major in a program with high job demand are eligible for the new Workforce Demand Scholarship.

This scholarship would provide up to an associate’s degree tuition free for 2018 high school graduates majoring in the following academic programs:

  •        Computer Systems
  •        Digital Media Technology
  •        Electrical
  •        Health Information Technology
  •        Management

o   Business

o   Agribusiness

o   Hospitality

  •        Manufacturing Engineering
  •        Music Technology
  •        Office Administration
  •        Robotics-Integrated Manufacturing Technology
  •        Welding

The Workforce Demand Scholarship will pay the gap between the cost of tuition and general fees and all state and federal grants received by the student. This amazing opportunity does have some stipulations:

1.    1. The recipient must graduate from high school in 2018.

2.    2. The scholarship will pay for a maximum of five semesters. 

3.    3. To qualify a student must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) for the fall and spring semesters. 

4.    4. Books and other fees (i.e. course, activity, and technology) are not covered by this scholarship program. 

5.    Students who are awarded a Workforce Demand Scholarship will be provided with the opportunity to participate in a work-based experience with an employer in the College’s service district.

Applying for this scholarship is easy. Just follow these simple steps:

1.    1. Complete a free application for admission to Terra State before March 1, 2018.

2.    2. Complete the Terra State 2018-2019 scholarship application before March 1, 2018.

3.    3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2018.

4.    4. Develop an academic and career plan, sign a participation contract, and register for classes before June 15, 2018.

 
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Woodville Historical Society Scholarship
Deadline: April 21, 2018
* Woodmore Seniors Only
 
The Woodville Historical Society is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from Woodmore High School.
 
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Woodmore PTO Scholarship
Deadline: April 25, 2018 
*Woodmore Seniors Only
 
The Woodmore PTO is offering scholarships from $250 - $1,000 to graduating seniors who intend to attend a 2 or 4 year college degree. Eligible students must have attended Woodmore Elementary and have a 7 semester GPA of at least 2.5. Additional eligibility requirements apply.
 
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Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Veterans Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 27, 2018
**Woodmore Students Only
 
The Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Veterans Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Woodmore High School. The student must meet either of the following criteria: (1) Have a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate community and/or extracurricular involvement, and have been accepted by a two or four year college, or (2) be entering the United States Armed Forces. The scholarship is a one-time award in the sum of $500.
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Larry D. McCarthy Veterans Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 27, 2018 
**Woodmore Students Only 
 
The Larry D. McCarthy Veterans Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Woodmore High School. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate community and/or extracurricular involvement, and have been accepted by a two or four year college. The scholarship is a one-time award in the sum of $500.
 
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Key Driving School Safe Driver Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018
 
Former Key Driving School students who will graduate from high school in 2018 are eligible for a $400 scholarship. A check will be written to the school upon proof of admission. Eligible students must not have any traffic citations. a drawing of those meeting the requirements will determine the winner of the scholarship.
 
To apply, a student must submit the scholarship application by May 1, as well as the request for abstract of driving record to the BMV.
 
 
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Janet Phleger Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: May 14, 2018
 
The Janet Phleger Foundation was established to provide assistance to graduating high school seniors, that have a parent and/or legal guardian that has been affected with cancer, as a cancer survivor, those who may have succumbed to cancer, or those who are currently fighting.  
 
Eligibility:
Candidate must have a parent that was diagnosed with cancer.
Candidate (or parent/legal guardian) must currently live or work in Toledo and surrounding suburbs.
Candidate must be a graduating high school senior.
Candidate must be attending an Ohio College or Trade School.
Candidate must show financial need.  
 
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2018 Toledo Regional Association of Realtors Scholarship

Deadline: May 21, 2018

The purpose of the Toledo Regional Association of Realtors Scholarship is to provide annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Northwest Ohio who will be attending Ohio colleges or universities. The applicant must be eligible for graduation from high school in the year in which the scholarship is first awarded. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

REQUIREMENTS

1. Selection of Toledo Regional Association of Realtors scholarship recipients may include consideration of the following:

a. Financial need;

b. Scholastic aptitude;

c. Prior academic achievement;

d. Character and qualities of leadership.

2. Applicants may be asked to participate in a personal interview with the Toledo Regional Association of Realtors Scholarship Advisory Committee in late June or early July (exact date to be determined).

3. Dependents of both employees and members of Toledo Regional Association of Realtors are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

For more information and the scholarship application, please click here.

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2018 First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2018

To provide annual scholarship(s) to high school graduates who are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg enrolled in a degree based program at an accredited school of higher education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Scholarship recipients may re-apply for up to three additional years of study and will be considered for possible renewal if they maintain a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA.

REQUIREMENTS

The criteria used for selection of scholarship recipients includes consideration of the following:

a. Academic achievement;

b. A positive people-centered character (as exemplified by participation in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities);

c. Financial need;

d. Letters of Recommendation

  For more information and the scholarship application, please click here.
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2018 Mud Hens/Walleye/Hensville Employee Scholarship

Deadline: June 8, 2018

Provides educational scholarships for part-time employees (defined as those working 1,000 hours or less per calendar year) of the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, Inc., the Toledo Arena Sports, Inc. (dba Toledo Walleye), and/or Hensville attending a two or four year accredited post-secondary institution. Individuals may be enrolled as either full-time or part-time undergraduate students. It is anticipated that one scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years after the initial scholarship award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

REQUIREMENTS

1. First-time applicants must possess an employment record with the Mud Hens, Walleye or Hensville reflecting the following: A part-time employee working 1,000 hours or less per calendar year; employee must have worked at least 250 hours before applying for an initial scholarship award; and verification of this record is provided by the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, the Toledo Arena Sports, Inc., and/or Hensville.

2. The applicant must be planning to pursue undergraduate study (full or part-time) at a two or four year college/university, or other school of the student’s choice accredited by one or more of the accrediting bodies belonging to the “Council on Post-Secondary Education.”

3. Recipients may have their scholarship renewed for up to three years if additional study is needed to complete a degree or certificate. To be considered for renewal, a recipient must re-apply each year and show progress toward their degree.

Scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen by Toledo Community Foundation's Scholarship Advisory Committee. In selecting recipients for this award, the Committee will consider the following:

a. average to above average academic achievement;

b. involvement in extracurricular and/or community activities;

c. financial need; and

d. brief essay on living and working in the Toledo region.

In assessing the above criteria, the Scholarship Advisory Committee will take into consideration information submitted on the scholarship application, transcripts/academic records and all attachments.

For more information and the scholarship application, please click here.

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2018 Belmont Country Club Employee Scholarship
Deadline: June 8, 2018
 
Eligible candidates for this scholarship are Belmont Country Club employees or dependents of employees who have a 2.5 minimum GPA.
 
 
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Owens Community College Tech Prep Scholarship

Deadline: June 29, 2018


Owens Community College offers Tech Prep scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have participated in a Tech Prep career pathway within the Greater Northwest Ohio Tech Prep Consortium. The maximum award is $2,000 total ($1,000 per year) or $500 per semester for four semesters to cover tuition, fees, and an allotment for books that are not covered by other financial aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, as long as the student maintains eligibility. This scholarship does not pay for supplies, lab fees, course fees, and other institutional fees.

Students must obtain the Tech Prep Scholarship Application and complete it in order to be considered. The 2018-2019 deadline for the application and all documentation is June 29, 2018.

To qualify for the Owens Community College Tech Prep Scholarship, students:

  • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale by the end of their 7th high school semester;
  • Enroll at Owens Community College for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation;
  • Enroll in at least 12 graded credit hours each semester (continuous full-time student enrollment in fall and spring semesters is required in order to continue receiving the scholarship);
  • Declare an associate degree program related to the chosen high school Tech Prep career pathway;
  • Indicate the intent to obtain a certificate, or to obtain an associate degree for transfer to another college or for the job market;
  • Have instructional and general fee charges which are not being paid by other financial aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant.

For more information and the scholarship application, please click here. 

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 The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation honors Marines by educating their children. Our scholarship programs cover a full range of certificate and degree programs including CTE. These scholarships are available for sons and daughters of U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen, enrolled in CTE programs nationwide. Applications are open year-round. Check your eligibility and apply today.

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