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)


Owens Community College Board of Trustees Scholarship

Apply to Owens & submit transcript as soon as possible after January 1, 2020

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.


Owens Community College Tech Prep Scholarship

Due June 26, 2020

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. 


Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Due November 15, 2019

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship. The scholarship is designed to help rural students graduate college debt free. Eligible students must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the U.S. having fewer than 50,000 residents. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. 

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


Judith Herb College of Education Scholarships (University of Toledo)

Due December 1, 2019

 The University of Toledo is now accepting applications for scholarships specifically

for high school seniors who want to become teachers.


The Judith Herb College of Education is fortunate to have a strong alumni base who support our students. With over 55 endowed scholarships just for education majors, they annually award funds to over 140 students. These college scholarships are on top of any merit and university-level awards. We invite your seniors to apply for scholarships for the 2020-21 school year, so they can be one of our award winners!


FEATURED SCHOLARSHIP: Herb Scholars Program, the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Judith Herb College of Education. The Herb family recognize, encourage and support teachers of the future as they make their way into classrooms that will generate the leaders of tomorrow. The Herb Scholars Program is valued at full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition and general fees, room and board for up to eight semesters of undergraduate enrollment. The projected value of this scholarship is $82,000.

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


Science and Math in ACTION Scholarship (Bowling Green State University)

Due January 15, 2020

Eligible students are pursuing a career in Science and/or Math Education.  This scholarship is worth up to $4,000 the first year with increases each year up to more than $5,000 in the students fourth year. Seniors considering teaching high school science or math or middle school science and math may be eligible.

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


Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship

Due January 20, 2020

 Students from underrepresented populations with a grade point average of a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale who are in a college preparatory curriculum are eligible to compete for the scholarships. The students must also plan to attend an Ohio college or university. They will need to submit their completed application along with their personal statement, high school transcript, and the guidance counselor recommendation (which must be signed by the counselor). Please note that students may also submit a recommendation from a teacher, clergy or someone who has worked with them through a community organization.

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


North Baltimore Education Association Senior Scholarship 

Due by 3:00 p.m. March 30, 2020

Eligible students are North Baltimore Seniors graduating in 2020 who will be enrolling in a two or four year college or trade school starting summer of fall of 2020. Students must show they have been an outstanding example during their North Baltimore school lives, including in the classroom, the school community, and through extracurricular activities. There is a portfolio requirement for this scholarship.

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

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