Financial Aid

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Outside Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office (FAO) is often notified of scholarship opportunities outside of the BW community. As we become aware of these opportunities, we will update the list below.

  • New and returning students are encouraged to complete the Scholarship & Special Award Application found on our forms page. (Be sure to use the correct one for the appropriate academic year.)
  • If you are an incoming freshman, be sure to check with your high school guidance office, as they may be aware of opportunities.
  • All students are encouraged to check with family members as their employers or membership organizations may provide scholarship opportunities. 

In addition to the individual scholarship opportunities listed below, there are a number of websites that offer free scholarship database searches. These resources are listed for your benefit. You should check each one thoroughly before providing any personal information.

While there are plenty of free resources available to students for free, some do require a fee. These types of resources may be scams. Before paying for anything related to scholarships, find out if they are legitimate. Additional scholarship search tips can be found here.

Outside scholarship policy:
Federal regulations require you to report any outside scholarship you receive to the FAO. We will apply your outside scholarship to your unmet need first by reducing Parent PLUS Loans or alternative loan eligibility. When necessary, we will reduce self-help portions of your financial aid package (Stafford loans, federal work-study) rather than reducing grants or other scholarships. In rare cases, some grants and scholarships may be reduced if the amount of an outside scholarship is such that all self-help aid has been eliminated from a student's financial aid package.

Outside scholarships are credited to your account after the FAO receives the funds, processes a revised Award Letter for you, and forwards the funds to the Cashier's Office. They are included in your financial aid reward on a "hold" status but will not help reduce the amount of your bill with the Cashier's Office until they have been received and processed.

Scholarships are listed by application deadline date, with the most immediate deadlines listed first. Please note: since these opportunities are outside of BW, eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without our knowledge. We are providing this information as a courtesy to you.

**Please check back often. We will update this page as new scholarship opportunities become available.** Scholarships are listed in order of earliest deadline date. Last updated: 6/25/14.

The Daily Scholarship - amounts vary, no deadlines. Click here to enter.
Wayne Community Foundation scholarships - deadlines are varied. See the entire list here.
The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship - deadline 7/27/14. Minimum GPA requirement: 2.50. Eligible fields of study: MBA, finance, accounting, law, management, entrepreneurship, economics, business administration. Click here for more info.
Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship - deadline 8/1/14. Click here for more info.  
Coach Up Scholarship for Student Athletes - deadline 8/1/14. Click here for more info.  
Thermo-Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award - deadline 8/1/14 @ 3 pm. Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-15 fall semester. Graduate or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for Fall 2014 to qualify. More details and the application can be found here.
Boomer Benefits Scholarship - deadline 8/15/14. This scholarship is idea for mature students who demonstrate a willingness to give back to their community via service to older Americans and the elderly. Click here for more info.
Healthy Home Scholarship - deadline 8/15/14. Eligibility requirements: US students who are 16 years of age or older. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.
Xero Accounting or Finance Scholarship - deadline 8/30/14. Click here for more information.
Power Graphics Scholarship - deadline 8/31/14. If you're an art, graphic design, or related major, this scholarship is for you. Click here for more info.
K Alliance Scholarship - deadline 8/31/14. If you are currently enrolled, you can apply for this scholarship. Click here for more info.
Cash Store/Scholarship America Continuing Education Scholarship - application period September - October 2014. You must be a high school graduate at the time you apply. You also must be 25 years of age or older and be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate program of study for the entire 2014-15 academic year. Click here for more information.
Versitas Education Scholarship - 10/1/14. Essay regarding software training. Click here for more info.
AES Engineers Scholarship - deadline 10/6/14. Complete one of the essay questions located here. Scholarship - deadline 10/15/14. One $1500 scholarship is awarded twice a year. Click here for more details.
Pertino IT Innovation Scholarship Program - deadline 10/31/14. Click here for more info.
Global English Editing Scholarship - deadline 11/21/14. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria: full-time student (minimum 12 semester credits) at an accredited university in the US; maintain a GPA of at least 3.5; be a citizen of the US or have a valid green card. Click here for more info.
Buckfire & Buckfire PC 2014 Disability Scholarship Program and Application - deadline 12/1/14. The Disability Scholarship is $1000 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. Click here for more info.
Printaholic's Artistic Excellence in Print & Design Marketing Scholarship - deadline 11/30 each year. $1000 scholarship to a current undergraduate student majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field who is currently enrolled at an accredited US institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Click here for more details.
Giva Student Scholarship - deadline 12/1 each year. Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays, answering the following questions: How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals? Why? The essay needs to be between 500-1000 words, and must be submitted to Giva. A current resume must be included. For more information, click here. Scholarship Programs - deadline 12/14/14. Requirements: 600-1000 word essay. Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school. Eligibility: full- or part-time student who is in an accredited US post-secondary educational institution; has a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; has worked an average of at least 12 hours for each of the previous 4 weeks at the time of applying; is a residential parent of at least one minor child; is a legal resident of the US; is 18 years or older. Click here for more info.
Influence Print Award for Design Excellence - deadline 12/31/14. $1000 scholarship for students majoring in or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities. Click here for more info.
HSA for America Scholarship - deadline 12/31/14. Essay. Click here for more info.
ADT Scholarship - deadline 12/31/14. Answer an essay question in 400-600 words and submit by the deadline. Click here for more info.
Express Metrix Scholarship - deadline 1/15/15. Express Metrix will be award one $5000 scholarship to a student interested in pursuing a career in IT management. Applications will be evaluated based on an essay (500-1000 words) describing, in specific terms, how you hope to use your IT management education/background to make a positive impact in the business world. Click here for more info.
Smiles in Los Angeles Scholarship - deadline 2/18/15. Submit a 1000 word response to the essay question on the website. Include your name, phone number, and mailing address. Click here for the essay question and more info.
The Company Corporation's Quarterly Business Plan Contest - (ongoing). Complete a business plan executive summary. Click here for more info.
Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions (ongoing). Various design competitions. Click here for more info.
Campus Explorer scholarships (ongoing). The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship is a monthly $1,000 giveaway designed to help students pay for their higher education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a new scholarship - and a new way to win. Winners will be randomly selected from the participants. Click here for more information.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Application deadlines vary by scholarship type.

College Student Scholarships - must be a community college, undergraduate, or graduate student; be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen; have plans to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at a two- or four-year US-accredited institution in the upcoming academic year; be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.

Community College Transfer Student Scholarships - must be enrolled part-time or full-time at a community college; be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen; have plans to transfer and enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at a 4-year US-accredited institution in Fall 2009.

High School Student scholarships - must be a graduating high school senior; US citizen or eligible non-citizen; have plans to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at a two- or four-year US-accredited institution in the upcoming academic year.

Gates Millennium Scholars - must be a graduating high school senior; be enrolling for the first time at a college or university as a full-time degree-seeking freshman in the fall; be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen; have a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; demonstrate leadership skills, and significant financial need (Pell Grant eligible).

Kids' Chance of Ohio. (no deadline)

The mission of Kids' Chance of Ohio is to provide financial support to further the education of the children of Ohio workers who have been killed or declared permanently and totally disabled as a result of work-related injuries or occupational diseases. Specific requirements of the scholarship program are as follows: the student must be the child of an Ohio worker declared permanently and total disabled or killed; the worker must have an Ohio workers' compensation claim; the student must show financial need. There are several documents required to apply for this scholarship program. Please review each of the following:

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. (no deadline)

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund was established to provide education assistance for postsecondary study to members of families impacted by events of September 11, 2001. Contributors to the Fund want to ensure that the children and spouses of those who died or were permanently disabled will have the opportunity to continue their education.

The United Methodist Church - General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. (various deadlines, undergraduate and graduate students) Various scholarships are available for active, full members of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at any accredited institution. High school students may apply if they will be college students in the fall term. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are required to be full-time students according to their school's standards for the program in which they are enrolled.


Financial Aid Office
Phone: 440-826-2108
Fax: 440-826-8048

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