The Financial Aid Office (FAO) maintains a list of scholarships and resources outside of the BW community on this page. Students should also do the following:
Complete the Scholarship & Special Award Application each year.
Check with family members to see if their employers or membership organizations offer scholarship opportunities.
Incoming freshman should also check with their high school guidance office which may be aware of opportunities.
Many websites offer free scholarship searches while some do require a fee. Fee-based resources may be scams. Before paying for anything related to scholarships, find out if they are legitimate. Always check out a site thoroughly before providing any personal information.
Scholarlink– Ohio-based scholarships from The Columbus Foundation
College Resource Network – Free scholarship search and college planning
Federal regulations require you to report any outside scholarship you receive to the FAO. The FAO will apply your outside scholarship to your unmet need first by reducing Parent PLUS loans or alternative loan eligibility. When necessary, the FAO will reduce self-help portions of your financial aid package (Direct 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 award on a "hold" status but will not 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. Since these opportunities are outside of BW, eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without notice.
**Check back often. This list is updated as new scholarships become available.**
|Name of Scholarship|
(click for more information)
|Excellence in Print & Design Marketing Scholarship||11/30 annually||Graphic Arts & Design or a related field|
|Giva Student Scholarship||12/1 annually|
|Scholarship for Science Majors||7/10/15|
|High School Achievement Scholarship||7/15/15||Applicant must display high achievement in grades and extracurricular activities during his/her senior year in high school.|
|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|
|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|
|A Better America Scholarship||12/31/15||Essay|
|Quarterly Business Plan Contest||ongoing|
|Scholarships and Competitions||ongoing||Various design competitions|
|Campus Explorer Scholarships||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||varied|
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Community College Transfer Student||varied|
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund – High School Student||varied|
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Gates Millenium Scholars||varied|
|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|
|Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award||none given|