Community-Based Awards

Baldwin Wallace University is partnering with a select number of organizations in Northeast Ohio that are preparing young people to live productive, fulfilling and service-oriented lives. The awards outlined below are designed to encourage future college students, including first-generation students, to participate in community-based organizations and be in a stronger position to gain access to a high-quality college education.

Students may receive either a community-based award or a merit scholarship (which includes any award provided in place of a merit scholarship such as the Yellow Jacket Success Grant or RaiseMe micro scholarships for those who do not qualify for a merit scholarship). Students will receive whichever award is of greatest value. Students may not receive more than one community-based award or merit scholarship — only one community-based award or merit scholarship (or equivalent) will be provided. Like merit scholarships and their equivalent, community-based awards are renewable for four years should students maintain good academic standing.

Students do not need to submit an additional application for the award but simply list their involvement with the community-based organization on their application to BW and provide a letter of reference from the community organization to be considered for the related community-based award. As a reminder, any and all information submitted in the student’s college application must be true and accurate. Any misrepresentation on a student’s application for admission may lead to the disqualification of that student for admission to BW.

Community-Based Awards

NameAwardCriteria
BW Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio Award$12,000Students should be active members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio (which includes students from Akron, Lorain, Sandusky and Cuyahoga County) and have an official from the organization submit a letter of recommendation detailing their involvement with the organization.
BW Esperanza Award$12,000Students should be active members of Esperanza and have an official from the organization submit a letter of recommendation detailing their involvement with the organization.
BW Girl Scout Award$12,000Students should be active members of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and have an official from the organization submit a letter of recommendation detailing their involvement with the organization.
BW Scouting Award$12,000Students should be active members of the Boy Scouts of America and have an official from the organization submit a letter of recommendation detailing their involvement with the organization.
BW Y.O.U. Award$12,000Students should be active members of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) and have an official from the organization submit a letter of recommendation detailing their involvement with the organization.