University of Northwestern Ohio

External Scholarships

Abbott and Fenner

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are offering $1,000 to the winner(s) each year—submit an essay on the topic by June 7, 2024 by visiting:

Allen County Lima Rotary Scholarship Committee

Residents of Allen County who are attending post-secondary institution in Allen County. Individuals may apply 4 times per year for this scholarship.

Deadlines – April 1, July 1, November 1, February 1 each year.

Applications are available in the Financial aid office or online. Contact with questions.

Alliance Recruitment Agency Scholarship

Alliance Recruitment Agency is offering up to $5,000 in scholarships to undergraduate Accounting Major students. Deadline is May 15 of each year. For more information and to apply visit:

Allied Van Lines Military Scholarship

Allied Van Lines is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to two military member (current and former) students who are pursuing a degree in logistics, supply chain management, operational management, engineering, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and those eligible must be current college students or those who are enrolling full-time.

Apply by December 15, 2023 at

AAUW-American Association of University Women Lima Branch

To qualify an applicant must be female and a high school graduate planning to be enrolled or enrolled in an accredited college or university for Fall 2024.  Bachelor Degree students must be a graduate of Allen County, OH and Graduate students must be a resident of Allen County, OH.

Applications are available by contacting the Financial Aid Office at Deadline is March 8, 2024.

American Muscle Automotive Scholarship

Two scholarships for $2,500 each are awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major - one award for spring semester, followed by one award for fall semester.

Essays must be submitted by October 15 for a Spring Award and July 15th for a Fall Award. More information is available at

American Welding Society

There are several different scholarships opportunities available.

Learn more and apply at

Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Program.

Apply at

ASC - Agriculture Scholarship Centre for Basis Trading Education

ASC is offering scholarships and training to qualified individuals seeking a career in Agriculture.  ASC’s Basic Scholarship Award is a $5,000.00 award.  For more information and to apply visit:

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Ashcraft Motorsports

Ashcraft Motorsports is offering scholarships in the amount of $1000 + to young women enrolled in an Automotive Motorsports program. For more information and to apply visit:

Deadline: May 2024

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

ARI will award $10,000 in prize money for the 24/25 year to the winners of its essay contests. Deadlines vary by scholarship. For more information and to apply, visit:

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

Scholarships are available to incoming Freshman and upper-level undergraduate students. Deadline is June 30, 2024. For eligibility criteria and application information, please visit:

Automotive Women’s Alliance

Applicants for consideration of this scholarship must be accepted to a college or university. Applicants must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Apply at January 16, 2024

B. Davis Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. The deadline for applications is May 21, 2024 and the amount is $1,000.

Visit: submission requirements.

BigSun Scholarship

All student athletes are eligible to apply regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institution.

The deadline is June 19, 2024 and each scholarship will be $500.

Apply at

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Christian Entrepreneur Scholarship

The West Ohio Christian Chamber of Commerce is offering five $500.00 scholarships to eligible High School Seniors graduating Spring of 2024.  Deadline is July 10, 2024.  For information on eligibility and application requirements visit:

Citizens Bank Scholarship

Citizens Bank offers a monthly drawing for a $2,500 Scholarship and an annual $15,000 Scholarship.  For more information and to apply, please visit:

Council of College and Military Educators (CCME)

Up to 15 $1,000 scholarships are awarded to US Service Members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. Deadline is October 3, 2023. To view eligibility requirements and apply, visit:

Coca-Cola Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year with annual scholarships for current high school seniors. Deadline is October 31, 2023. To view scholarship availability and to apply, visit:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students at select high schools, colleges and universities who are pursuing higher education degrees in automotive technology, hospitality and tourism, or communications and broadcasting. Students must be a senior at one of the 21 designated high schools or a student at the speedway’s official partnering institution, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) in Lima, Ohio. For more information and to apply, visit:

Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2023

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Dollars for Scholars Scholarship

Dollars for Scholars is offering several opportunities for students to apply for scholarships. A directory of scholarships can be found at


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Florence Allen Scholarship

Florence Allen Scholarships are awarded annually by The Allen Endowment to provide Ohio women with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through education. Applicant must be pursuing her first undergraduate degree. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000. Application deadline April 30, 2024.

Applications and information are available at

Fluid Power Scholarship

Scholarships up to $2,000 are available to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. school with 9 credit hours or equivalent, who have earned a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale cumulative and who are taking, or plan to take, a minimum of one fluid power course. Deadline is April 1, 2024. For more information and to submit your application and essay visit:

Ford Auto Tech Scholarship

Ford Fund and Ford Dealers welcome the next generation of auto technicians by awarding $5,000 tuition scholarships to students pursuing careers in auto and auto/diesel technology. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2024. For more information and to apply visit:

Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship

Interactive scholarship application on the web beginning December 1, 2023 and due March 1, 2024. You could receive one of numerous $4000 and $10,000 awards. Available to all Meijer store employees full or part-time and their children. View details and apply here:

Foundation for IT Education Scholarships

The Foundation currently provides scholarship funds or assists in the scholarship award process for IT students.

Applications are accepted between January 1st and May 31st each year.

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Garage Gurus Scholarship

Garage Gurus is offering $2500 scholarships to High School Seniors pursuing an automotive technician degree or certification.

For full scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply, visit:

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship

These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who are enrolling in a college, university or vocational-technical school. Must be enrolled in an Automotive or Heavy Duty Program. For more information and to apply, go to

Deadline: March 31, 2024

GM Minority Dealer Development Scholarship

The GM MDD Scholarship program is offering scholarships up to $5,000 to minority students interested in automotive retail careers. This program is open to minority students of African American, Asian, Hispanic or Native American descent interested in pursuing careers in automotive retail and/or automotive technology. For more information and to apply visit:

 Deadline: April 15, 2024

GM Women’s Retail Network Scholarship

The WRN Scholarship Subcommittee is offering scholarships up to $5,000 to female students interested in automotive retail careers.  The program is open to women enrolled in undergraduate educational programs in automotive retail areas, or who are currently employed in an automotive dealership and are enrolled in an educational program that advances their career within automotive retail.  For more information and to apply visit:

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Hauss-Helms Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the upcoming academic year are available from November 1 through March 15 of the year. Applicants must either be a graduate of a high school located in Auglaize or Allen County Ohio.

Deadline: March 15 each year

Applications available at

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. For full eligibility requirements, deadlines, and to apply, visit:

The Hourglass Foundation Scholarship

The Hourglass Foundation is providing $1,000 scholarships to High School Senior graduates enrolling in a college program with a focus on Automotive Tech, or Engineering Tech or Skilled Trade Programs. Opportunities include:

For full eligibility requirements and to apply, visit:

Deadline: April 14, 2024

Lewis Family McDonald's Tuition Assistance

Students employed at a Lewis Family McDonald's location has an opportunity to receive tuition assistance: $2500 is available after 90 days of employment at 15 hours per week, and $5250 is available for managers based on performance. Textbook assistance may be available as well.

Applications are available at

Max Gorin Scholarship

Founded in 2021, the Max Gorin Scholarship was designed to award one lucky applicant $1,000 for their educational expenses.

For Scholarship information and to apply, go to

Deadline is June 30, 2023

Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $175,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

For more information and to submit an application, please visit: Deadline is January 15, 2024.

Mid-West Tool Association Scholarship

Mid-West Tool Association is offering a $1500 scholarship. Applications are available after November 1, and due by April 1 of each year.

Applications must be requested at

Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship

The scholarship is not limited to a particular school or trade but is available to any qualified individual who is enrolled or about to be enrolled in an approved technical or vocational-related program.

Check the site for application availability and apply at

National FFA Scholarship

Each year the National FFA Organization awards scholarships designed to fit the diversity of the applicants.

Apply by January 11, 2024 at:

Elks National Foundation

Scholarship programs are for undergraduate study only. A student may not receive more than one Elks National Foundation scholarship award or grant in any one academic year. Applications and information can be found at

Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation

The Ohio Gas Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to Ohio resident students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who have a career goal in the natural gas or related energy field. Visit for more information and to apply.

Deadline is March 29, 2024

Ohio Natural Energy Institute

The Ohio Natural Energy scholarship foundation may offer scholarships for students pursuing careers in the natural gas and oil industry. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are offered and may be renewable.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be an Ohio resident, or attending an accredited Ohio college/university
  • Must have a career goal in the natural gas and oil industry
  • Must have and maintain a G.P.A of 2.5 or higher

For more information and to review application availability, visit:

Ohio Soybean Council Foundation

Scholarship funds in the amount of $44,000 is being offered for the 24/25 academic year, including undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,00 each. Must be an Ohio resident pursuing studies in the field of agriculture.

Details and application information is found at

Apply by January 12, 2024

Payne, Nickles & Co. Accounting Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Erie/Huron, or contiguous counties, Ohio resident
  • Minimum 2.8 grade point average
  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The scholarship is based on field of study, merit, financial need and community involvement. To view more information and apply, visit:

Piston Fund Scholarship

Individuals can receive up to $5,000 per year to help cover tuition costs of a two-or four-year automotive technology program.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Spring 2025 Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit

The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship

All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the USA for the semester that they are applying to receive the $1,000 scholarship.

Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA. Domestic, international, online and undocumented students may apply.

Apply by October 5, 2024 at

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Selking International Trucking Scholarship

Selking International Trucks is offering Diesel Mechanic Students scholarships to provide financial support for potentially future employees of the trucking industry. Applications can be downloaded at

Application deadline is January 17, 2024.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

SEMA Scholarships & Loan Forgiveness. Students Preparing for careers in the automotive industry may be eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $2,000- $5,000. Application deadline is March 1 of each year.

Students can apply at

Sports Gear Swag Scholarship

Sports Gear Swag is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students aiming for excellence and outstanding performance.  Deadline is October 1, 2024. For eligibility and application information visit:

This website gives you several opportunities for applying for many different scholarships. Scholarships are available throughout the year.


Techforce Foundation

Over 1.5 million dollars are awarded each year in transportation industry scholarships and grants. Students in the Automotive and Diesel programs can apply.

For more information and to apply visit:

Tuition Funding Sources

Free scholarship search, financial aid information, student loan resources and career aptitude test for both graduate and undergrad students. Visit:

UNCF Scholarship

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation.

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Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship

Provides scholarship up to $10,000 per year, to fill gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. Renewable.

Visit: to view Scholarship availability and to apply.

Wells Fargo Emergency Grant Program

Helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000. One time grants.

Apply at to view Scholarship availability and to apply.

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