College Prep & Scholarships

This is by no means exhaustive, but hopefully it will bring value and prove useful to those who need more information. If there is anything missing here that you think I should add, please feel free to contact me.

Remember the First Step is Always:

Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA.
Federal Grants are 47% of money given that doesn’t need to be repaid. Furthermore you need to fill out a FAFSA in order to find out if you qualify for work-study programs and loans.

Many private colleges require students to fill out a CSS profile in addition to (not instead of) FAFSA. A CSS profile is also used to assess expected family contribution to determine your financial aid package. Here is a list of the schools who use CSS Profile.

Here are some local scholarships:

Scholarship Basic Criteria More Information
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company “Greatness STEMs from Me” Scholarship $500-$2,500 award

Must major in a STEM field

Minimum 3.0 GPA US Citizen

Goodyear Tire
Slater & Zurz Must be a high school senior.

Must be graduating from an Ohio high school.

Must be planning to attend a college or university in Ohio

Slater & Zurz
Field Of Learning Scholarship Submit Essay: “Something I learned related to high school football” Essays should tell them something you learned related to high school football. This is not limited to experiences of actually being on the high school football team. For example, maybe you learned something as a cheerleader, a band member, or as a fan who attended games. Fields of Learning
Junior Women’s Civic Club $2,000 award based on volunteer service, academics & financial need.

Female student resident of Summit or Medina county.

Minimum 2.5 GPA

Junior Women’s Civic Club
Summit County
Retired Teachers
Minimum 3.0 GPA

Pursuing a degree in education

Summit County RTA



130+ scholarships ranging from $1,500-$40,000

Must intend to enroll in a career college listed and major in a field listed.

2.0 minimum GPA

Must be nominated by a civic/community leader.


Big Sun Scholarship

$500.00 award

Student athlete

Big Sun


Looking for more opportunities?

List out your personal information. Use that information to search for grants & scholarships. Not sure what personal information to use? Feel free to copy the Personal Information Guide on the right, fill it out and then use it.

Other Scholarship Websites to Check Out


Don’t forget to check:

  • Fortune 500 companies in your area
  • Grants available from the college you want to attend
  • Career specific/High needs field of study scholarships