Scholarships in Lorain

Walter and Virginia Nord Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a graduating senior from any Lorain County high school demonstrating high academic achievement, financial need, and active involvement in extracurricular activities. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Plain Dealer Charities Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must rank in the top fifth of secondary school class and have a combined SAT Reasoning or composite ACT score in the top quarter. Applicant must be a resident of and must have graduated from a high school in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, or Summit counties, Ohio.

Plain Dealer Charities Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a resident and high school graduate of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Medina, or Lorain Counties (OH). Applicant must rank in the top 20% of class, score in the upper 25th percentile on SAT Reasoning or ACT, and demonstrate financial need.

Ohio Newspapers Foundation Douthit Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a graduate from a high school in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Wood, Geauga, Sandusky, Ottawa, or Lucas Counties who is enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at an Ohio college or university. Applicant must be majoring in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or a communications degree program. Minimum 3.0 GPA and college transcript required.

Emma C. Miller Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Lorain County. Financial need and academic achievement are considered.

Richard and Roberta Aros Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Lorain or Erie County who is pursuing education in the dental field. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Robert E. Bass Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an adult learner pursuing a medical, nursing, or business degree. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

Dr. A. L. Berman and Family Medical Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must reside or be employed in Lorain County desiring aid for initial and advanced medical education or be pursuing education and training in all fields of medicine. FAFSA, Student Aid Report, and tax forms are required.

John H. Bobel Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Lorain, OH, who is planning to attend Lorain County Community College. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

Roy E. Hayes, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a college student entering or enrolled in medical school. FAFSA, Student Aid Report, and tax returns are required.

Myron and Elinor Kolbe Agricultural Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant but be an undergraduate student from Lorain County who is enrolled in a four-year college preparing for a career in agriculture, including but not limited to animal science and veterinary medicine. Preference is given to students from the Black River, Keystone, and Wellington School Districts. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Mary J. and Paul J. Kopsch Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have been accepted into medical school (either osteopathic or allopathic). Students in six-year programs will be considered in year three and above. FAFSA, Student Aid Report, and tax returns are required.

Lake Erie Electric Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is pursuing a career in the electrical or electrical engineering industry. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

Lakeland Woman's Club Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be in their sophomore year of a four-year college. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Walter O. Larson Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be entering their first year of study beyond high school. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Lorain Youth Center Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Lorain Admiral King or Lorain Southview High Schools. High academic achievement, active involvement in extra curricular actives, and financial need are considered. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Vera C. Mast Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be studying ministry. FAFSA is required.

Philippine American Association of Lorain County Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be of Filipino descent who is able to demonstrate academic achievement and active involvement in extracurricular activities. Essay describing pride in heritage, FAFSA, and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

Will Ptak Trade and Industry Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Lorain County resident pursuing studies in the trade and industrial fields at a college or technical school. Financial need is considered. High academic achievement is not required. Preference will be given to graduates from schools in the city of Lorain, and Lorain County JVS.

Helen Steiner Rice Scholarship in Creative Writing

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Lorain County resident who is pursuing literary studies. Three samples of any of the following are required: prose, articles, short stories, or poetry. Special consideration will be given to adult learners. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Gabriel A. Sabga M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be currently enrolled in medical school. FAFSA, Student Aid Report, and copy of most recent tax return required.

A.C. Siddall Educational Trust Fund Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident or current/past employee of a health care facility in the Allen Community Hospital District. Applicant must want to pursue or further their education in health care (including postgraduate or short-term refresher courses). Award is not for those who are studying to become doctors. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

South Lorain Merchants Association Scholarship

Award: $1,250, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a high school senior who is planning to major in business or finance. Three letters of recommendation and essay discussing "what I plan to do with my education" are required to be submitted. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required as well.

Geraldine Elsasser Zahars Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a current or past female graduate of a high school in Elyria, OH, who desire to attend nurses training. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Harry T. and Dorothy Zahars Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a current or past male graduate of a high school in the city of Elyria, OH, pursuing education in engineering, medicine, or in the sciences. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required.

Albert J. Wacker Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Lorain County resident pursuing a degree in either math or science at an undergraduate or graduate level. Academic achievement and financial need are considered. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

Chronical Telegram Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a student entering their third or fourth year of journalism studies. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

Elyria Jaycees Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating student from Elyria High School, Elyria Catholic High School, Lake Ridge Academy, Midview High School, or Open Door Christian School. Community leadership, academic achievemet, and financial need are considered. Essay addressing leadership in the community, how the applicant has personally worked to become a leader, and plans to make a positive impact upon the local community is required. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required as well.

Frank Jacinto Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Hispanic student who is graduating from a public high school in the city of Lorain, OH. Two letters of recommendation and a one-page essay on career goals are required. Applications are only available through Lorain Admiral King and Southview high school guidance counselors. Award amount is determined by committee.

James R. Hunt Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a Ohio institution pursuing a path of providing service to others, by virtue of their majority field of study, career plan, or demonstrated service to the community. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.