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: 8/18/14.

Name of Scholarship
(click for more information)

Deadline Other Info
Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship for Adult Learners 8/29/14  
Xero Accounting or Finance Scholarship 8/30/14  
Power Graphics Scholarship 8/31/14 art, graphic design, or related major
K Alliance Scholarship 8/31/14 currently enrolled students
GermWarrior Scholarship 9/1/14  
Cash Store/Scholarship America Continuing Education Scholarship 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.
Versitas Education Scholarship 10/1/14 Essay regarding software training.
AES Engineers Scholarship 10/6/14 Scholarship 10/15/14  
Lighting55 Scholarship - Fall 2014 10/15/14  
Pertino IT Innovation Scholarship Program 10/31/14  
Coit "Clean Living" Scholarship 10/31/14  
Global English Editing Scholarship 11/21/14  
Printaholic's Artistic Excellence in Print & Design Marketing Scholarship 11/30 annually Graphic Arts & Design or a related field
Phillip Miller Scholarship 1/1/15 applicants over 50 only
Buckfire & Buckfire PC 2014 Disability Scholarship Program and Application 12/1/14 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
Giva Student Scholarship 12/1 annually  
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship 12/5/14 Scholarship Programs 12/14/14 Scholarship 12/29/14  
Influence Print Award for Design Excellence 12/31/14 For students majoring in or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities.
HSA for America Scholarship 12/31/14  
ADT Scholarship 12/31/14  
Express Metrix Scholarship 1/15/15 IT Management
Smiles in Los Angeles Scholarship 2/18/15  
The Company Corporation's Quarterly Business Plan Contest ongoing  
Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions ongoing various design competitions
Campus Explorer scholarships ongoing  
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  
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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