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. Be sure to check the end of the table for scholarships without deadlines!

Last updated: 3/26/15.

Name of Scholarship
(click for more information)

Deadline Other Info
Excellence in Print & Design Marketing Scholarship 11/30 annually Graphic Arts & Design or a related field
Giva Student Scholarship 12/1 annually  
H.O.P.E. Scholarship (SHC/The Arc of Medina County) 3/31/15 must be SHC member or an unmarried child or grandchild of a member
Attorney James W. Vititoe Award 3/31/15 Applicants shall be daughters, stepdaughters, sons, stepsons, grandsons, stepgrandsons, granddaughters, step-granddaughters, great-granddaughters, step-greatgranddaughters, great-grandsons or step-great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces. Applicants must be entering freshman year of college in 2015.
The Mary Elizabeth Keller Scholarship Fund (administered by the Lorain County Retired Teachers Association) 4/1/15 Applicants must be a current Lorain County resident and/or a graduate of a high school in Lorain County. Applicant must be pursuing teacher licensure with plans to graduate by 2016 or 2017 and must have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours by this summer.
The Orrin R. Findley Scholarship Fund of the Lorain County Retired Teachers Association 4/1/15 Applicants must be a Lorain County resident who is the child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a current or retired Lorain County Educator.
Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Business 4/1/15 Applicants must be interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to: Business Management, Information Systems Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship.
Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Communication and Journalism 4/1/15 Applicants must be interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business Communications, Advertising, and Broadcasting.
Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Social Sciences 4/1/15 Applicants must be interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to: Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, and History.
Master's Degree Scholarship in Education and Teaching 4/1/15 Applicants interested in pursuing master level degrees related to Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education, and Educational Technology.
Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Berea Business and Professional Women) 4/1/15 Applicants must be: female, aged 30 by 12/31/14, resident of Cuyahoga, Medina, or Lorain counties.
Florence Allen Scholarship 4/1/15 Provides Ohio women with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through education.
Art Scholarship 4/3/15 essay
Law Question Scholarship 4/1/15 essay
ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarship 4/3/15 Applicants must have completed their sophomore year in a bachelor’s degree program or enrolled in a graduate program, at the time of application.
AutumnGrove Cottage Scholarship 4/6/15 Essay. "Through our scholarship program we hope to help two students in the United States whose lives were affected by Alzheimer’s or are passionate about helping those who have the disease."
"What's the most interesting item you ever received in the mail?" Scholarship 4/15/15 essay
Marketing Scholarship 4/15/15  
General Scholarship for Higher Learning - Spring 2014 4/15/15  
Annual Senior Care Innovation Scholarship 4/15/15 The student must intend on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens.
Ohio EPA Scholarships 4/15/15 Applicants must be entering their final year.
College Scholarship Contest 4/17/15 essay
College Scholarship 4/24/15 essay
Sherwin-Williams Scholarship Program 4/30/15  Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and preparing for a career in Accounting or Finance.
Sassy Investor Scholarship 5/1/15 essay
Sales & Marketing Executives Education Foundation Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicant must be a Marketing/Sales major.
AAUW - Wooster Branch - Scholarship 5/1/15 Women residing in Wayne County whose college educations have been interrupted
Jane E. Hunter Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be full time undergraduate women under the age of 30, who are residents of Ohio or South Carolina.
Payne, Nickles & Company Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be an Erie/Huron, or continguous counties, Ohio resident. Minimum 2.8 GPA.
Student Athlete Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be full-time and actively part of a sports team.
Future Teacher Scholarship Program 5/1/15 Applicants must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in education related field with goal of becoming a teacher.
Women in Computer Science Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be female and pursuing a degree in computer science. Applicants must be enrolled full-time.
Jewish Student Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be enrolled full-time and must demonstrate strong record of community service within the Jewish community.
Scholarship for Latino Students 5/1/15 Open to any Latino student who has been accepted to or currently enrolled in a 2-4 year accredited college or university.
African American Student Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be enrolled full-time and must have demonstrated a strong record of community service within the African-American community.
Asian American Student Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be enrolled full-time and have demonstrated a strong record of community service within the Asian-American community.
Student from Single Parent Home Scholarship 5/1/15 Applicants must be enrolled full-time and must have grown up in a single parent home for the majority of their academic career. 
The Americans of Italian Heritage Scholarship 5/15/15 At least one parent of the applicant must be of Italian descent. Applicant must be a resident of Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, or Ashtabula county (Ohio).
AWBA Scholarship (for women in business)  
5/15/15 Women with a 3.0 GPA (minimum) can apply
AWBA Scholarship #2 (for women in business) 5/24/15  
How does pizza bring people together? 5/31/15  
Suhre & Associates Law Firm Scholarship 5/31/15 Applicants must be seeking a future career in law.
Internet Scholarship 6/1/15 What do you think the status of the Internet will be in five years? What kind of technology will incorporate Internet access? What limitations will be placed on access to the internet?
Rural Student Scholarship 6/1/15  
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program 6/15/15 Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
Scholarship for Veterans 6/15/15  
Tattoo Art Scholarship 6/15/15 Applicants must be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate level degree for Graphic Design or Art. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Birth Parent Scholarship 7/1/15

Must have placed a child for adoption in or after 1985 (letter from your adoption agency or attorney must be provided). Applicant has been accepted to a college or trade school. (verification required)

Scholarship for Science Majors 7/10/15  
Medical Student/Field Scholarship 7/15/15 Essay question
Social Confidence Scholarship 7/15/15 Essay question (3 choices)
College Book Scholarships 7/15/15  
A Better Chicago Scholarship 8/1/15 essay about Chicago
Growing Up With Glasses Scholarship 8/1/15 poetry contest
Business Scholarship 8/1/15 essay
"Healthy" Scholarship 8/15/15  
U.S. Bank Scholarship Program 9/17/15 Applicants must be a high school senior or current undergraduate college student enrolled by September 1, 2015
Customer Engagement-Focused Marketing Scholarship 10/1/15 Applicant must be an Undergraduate or Graduate School Education (MBA/LAW/Ph.D). Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
2015 Clark Scholarship 12/15/15 essay
Healthcare/Life Sciences Scholarship 12/31/15 essay
Quarterly Business Plan Contest ongoing  
Scholarships and Competitions ongoing various design competitions
Campus Explorer scholarships ongoing  
Concussion Awareness Scholarship ongoing  
College Drug Awareness Scholarship ongoing  
Cuyahoga County Educational Assistance Program 30-60 days before semester Applicant must be a resident of Cuyahoga County and at least (18) years of age.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - College Student
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Community College Transfer Student
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - High School Student
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- Gates Millenium Scholars
Kids' Chance of Ohio no deadline  
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
no deadline  
The United Methodist Church - General Board of Higher Education and Ministry varied  
Northeast Ohio Education Scholarship     n/a Available to spouse/children of military (former or present)
The Daily Scholarship none  
The Graduate Programs Pre-Grad Scholarship none given For current undergrads or recent grads thinking about graduate school; must agree to receive email from the website and its partners
The Graduate Programs Graduate School Scholarships none given For current graduate students OR those who finished graduate school in the last five years; must agree to receive email from the website and its partners
Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award none given  



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

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