University of Northwestern Ohio

Types of Aid Available

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 12, 2021 by visiting:

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm 

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 at the College Access Program Office at the Chamber of Commerce and the College Access Resource Center and the Financial Aid office.

Alliance Recruitment Agency Scholarship              

Alliance Recruitment Agency is offering up to $5,000 in scholarships to undergraduate Accounting Major students. Deadline is May 15, 2021. For more information and to apply visit:

https://www.alliancerecruitmentagency.com/excellence-accounting-scholarship-program-undergraduate/ 

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, 2020 at https://www.allied.com/military-scholarship

American Muscle Automotive Scholarship           

Four scholarships for $2,500 each are awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major - two awards for spring semester, followed by two awards for fall semester.

Essays must be submitted by October 15 for Spring Awards and July 15th for Fall Awards. More information is available at https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html 

American Welding Society           

There are several different scholarships opportunities available.

Learn more and apply at:  www.aws.org/foundation

Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Program.

Apply at: www.aerhq.org 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest    

ARI will award $30,000 in prize money for the 21/22 year to the winners of its essay contests. Deadlines range from April 29, 2021 to September 27, 2021.  For more information and to apply, visit: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#atlasshrugged-1

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

Scholarships are available to incoming Freshman and upper-level undergraduate students.  Deadline is June 30, 2021. For eligibility criteria and application information, please visit:

https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarships/

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 during a scholarship-funded semester.

Apply at:  https://awafoundation.org/scholarships by January 9, 2021

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 22, 2021 and the amount is $1,000.

Visit: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm for 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, 2021 and each scholarship will be $500.

Apply at: http://www.bigsunathletics.com 

Bonsai Finance Veterans Scholarship      

Veterans or Active Duty Members of the U.S. Military enrolled at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution may apply by September 30, 2020.  Applications can be submitted online at bonsaifinance.com/veterans-scholarship/#eligibility 

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 December 18, 2020.  To view eligibility requirements and apply, visit:

http://www.ccmeonline.org/awards-scholarships

CheapScholar.org           

CheapScholar.org is a nationally recognized resource that provides families and their students with the financial tools, resources and knowledge to assist in their college education search.

Visit: http://www.cheapscholar.org 

Coca-Cola Scholarship   

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

https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ 

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: https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/

FastWeb             

If you haven’t visited Fastweb recently, take a look today. This website gives you several opportunities for many different scholarships.

Visit:   www.fastweb.com 

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 is April 1, 2021.

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship            

Interactive scholarship application on the web beginning December 1, 2020 and due March 1, 2021.  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: 

https://www.meijer.com/services/meijer-scholarship.html

Free Logo Services Scholarship  

Free Logo Services is offering a $1500 scholarship to a Graphic Design scholar who has completed one year of coursework in graphic design with a 2.5 GPA minimum.  For more information and to apply, visit:

https://www.freelogoservices.com/logodesignscholar

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.

Apply at: http://www.edfoundation.org/scholarships.htm 

Garage Gurus Scholarship

Garage Gurus is offering $2500 scholarships to High School Seniors pursuing an automotive technician degree or certification beginning 2021/2022. 

For full scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply, visit https://www.garagegurus.tech/about/scholarships.html

Deadline is April 30, 2021

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. The program is funded from the net proceeds of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. For more information and an application for the program, go to www.automotivescholarships.com or call (919) 549-4800.  

Deadline: March 31, 2021

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 www.hauss-helmsfoundation.org 

Hello Campus Tour Guide Scholarship

Students employed as Campus Tour Guides can apply for a $5000 scholarship!  Two scholarships will be provided to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher.  Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.  Applications and a video can be submitted at sayhellocampus.com.

Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Hourglass Foundation Scholarship

The Hourglass Foundation is providing $1,500 scholarships to High School Senior graduates enrolling in a college program with a focus on Automotive Tech, or Engineering Tech or Skilled Trade Programs.  For full eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.thehourglassfoundation.org.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

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 $3000 is available after 90 days for managers.  Textbook assistance is available as well.  

Applications are available at www.archwaystoopportunity.com.

Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $150,000 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 www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/.  Deadline is January 15, 2021.

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, 2021.

Applications must be requested at www.mwtca.org/scholarships

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: http://profoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship/ 

NADA Foundation

Search for scholarship opportunities for automotive careers via the National Automobile Dealers Association at:

https://www.nadafoundation.org/join-workforce/find-scholarships/

National FFA Scholarship              

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

Apply by January 14, 2021 at:

https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/local-engagement-programs-scholarships/ 

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 https://www.elks.org/scholars/ 

Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation

The Ohio Gas Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who have a career goal in the natural gas or related energy field.  Applications are available in the financial aid office, or you can visit www.ohiogasassoc.org to apply.  

Deadline is March 31, 2021

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program

The OOGEEP scholarship foundation is offering 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 apply, visit https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/.  Deadline is March 1.

Ohio Soybean Council Foundation           

Scholarship funds in the amount of $44,000 is being offered for the 21/22 academic year, including undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,00 each. Must be an Ohio resident pursuing studies in the field of agriculture.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021

Details and application at: www.soyohio.org/scholarship 

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 application must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2021. The scholarship is based on field of study, merit, financial need and community involvement. To view more information and apply, visit:

https://pncpa.biz/Careers/AccountingScholarship.aspx

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 scholarship.

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

Apply by October 5, 2021 at: https://www.responsify.com/scholarship/ 

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Register for free access to 5 million scholarships offering up to $24 billion in free money for college. Learn more at SallieMae.com/Ohio

Scholarships.com

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Visit: www.scholarships.com 

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 are available in the Financial Aid Office, or an application can be downloaded at https://www.adamscountyfoundation.org/scholarship-info/scholarship-applications. Application deadline is February 3, 2021.

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 www.sema.org/scholarships 

StudentScholarships.org

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

Visit: www.studentscholarships.org 

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 https://info.techforcefoundation.com/UNOH

Tuition Funding Sources

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

UNCF Scholarship

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

Apply at:   www.uncf.org 

US Bank

Available to high school seniors and college undergraduates. Forty $1,000 scholarships awarded. Program runs April through October.

Apply by October each year at: https://financialiq.usbank.com/index/manage-your-household/student-center/enter-to-win-the-student-union-scholarship.html

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 https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/ 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 https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency/ to view Scholarship availability and to apply.