Our Opportunities

Starting in January, students can begin applying for scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year through Stark Community Foundation’s Application Portal. The application deadline for the majority of the Foundation’s scholarships is April 1. Please do not complete the general application until January 1, unless you are applying for a handful of major-specific scholarships that fall outside of our traditional scholarship season.

Stark Community Foundation is one of the area’s major sources of college scholarship support. Offering nearly 100 diverse scholarships, these opportunities are made possible by generous and caring individuals, families and businesses to benefit students from particular geographic areas or schools, attending certain universities or entering certain fields of study. Please read each scholarship description carefully for requirements and deadline.

NOTE: Our General Application requires you to submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This process can take up to 2-3 weeks from the time you submit your FAFSA online, so please plan accordingly. In addition, applications require a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation. We recommend you personally ask these individuals in advance if they are willing to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Once you provide their name and email address on your General Application, they will be sent an automatic recommendation request via email through Stark Community Foundation’s Application Portal.

For more information, please email scholarships@starkcf.org or call 330-454-3426.

To apply, please sign in or sign up and complete an application. For detailed instructions on applying, please review our Application Guide.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies The Margaret Lazar/Emma Lupher Scholarship Fund
The Margaret Lazar/Emma Lupher Scholarship Fund was established to assist Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences and two-year Associate of...
The Margaret Lazar/Emma Lupher Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies The Velma Shotwell Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Velma Shotwell Griffin Memorial Scholarship was established to assist graduates of Conotton Valley High School or Carrollton High School...
The Velma Shotwell Griffin Memorial Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Aaron Seesan Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Aaron Seesan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist one graduating senior from Massillon Washington High School and one graduating...
The Aaron Seesan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist one...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Adrienne O'Neill Scholarship Fund
The Adrienne O’Neill Scholarship Fund was established to assist students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Applicant...
The Adrienne O’Neill Scholarship Fund was established to assist students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Alice J. Foit Scholarship Fund
The Alice J. Foit Scholarship Fund was established to assist Carroll County High School graduates OR graduates residing in German Township of...
The Alice J. Foit Scholarship Fund was established to assist Carroll...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The August M. Rocco Scholarship Fund
The August M. Rocco Scholarship Fund was established to assist male or female graduates of Canton Central Catholic High School or St. Thomas...
The August M. Rocco Scholarship Fund was established to assist male or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Bill McCarthy Boy Scout Scholarship Fund
The Bill McCarthy Boy Scout Scholarship Fund was established to assist first-year male college students who are or have been a Boy Scout, having...
The Bill McCarthy Boy Scout Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Canton Advertising Club Endowment for Creative Enrichment Fund
The Canton Advertising Federation Endowment for Creative Enrichment Fund was established to assist college-bound high school seniors who plan to...
The Canton Advertising Federation Endowment for Creative Enrichment Fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Canton Professional Educators' Scholarships Fund
The Canton Professional Educators’ Scholarships Fund was established to assist high school graduates enrolled in an academic plan...
The Canton Professional Educators’ Scholarships Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Charles E. Feiock Advised Charitable Scholarship Fund
The Charles E. Feiock Advised Charitable Scholarship Fund was established to assist students whose secondary education was primarily obtained at...
The Charles E. Feiock Advised Charitable Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Chester A. and Ethel J. Seran Scholarship Fund
The Chester A. and Ethel J. Seran Scholarship Fund was established to assist the following residents of Stark County pursuing an undergraduate...
The Chester A. and Ethel J. Seran Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Church of Christ (Christian Disciples) Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Church of Christ (Christian Disciples) Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist students who have permanent residency in Carroll...
The Church of Christ (Christian Disciples) Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Dale O. Heimberger CRNA Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Dale O. Heimberger CRNA Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist applicants accepted into a Nursing-Graduate Anesthesia Program. A...
The Dale O. Heimberger CRNA Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The David A. and Pamela A. Gault Charitable Fund
The David A. and Pamela A. Gault Charitable Fund was established to assist graduates of Stark County high schools or individuals who have been...
The David A. and Pamela A. Gault Charitable Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The David A. Kaiser Memorial Scholarship Fund
The David A. Kaiser Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist students attending high school in the Canton City School District who will...
The David A. Kaiser Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Don and Madalyn Sickafoose Educational Trust Fund
The Don and Madalyn Sickafoose Educational Trust Fund (Loan) was established to assist students living in southeastern Stark County, northwestern...
The Don and Madalyn Sickafoose Educational Trust Fund (Loan) was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Dr. James H. Heckaman Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Dr. James H. Heckaman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist Hoover High School graduates planning to pursue a four-year degree...
The Dr. James H. Heckaman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Edythe Hasler Vogelgesang Scholarship Fund
The Edythe Hasler Vogelgesang Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduates from a high school in the Canton City Public School System....
The Edythe Hasler Vogelgesang Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Harry D. Callahan Educational Trust Fund
The Harry D. Callahan Educational Trust Fund was established to assist students who are residents of Stark County, in the last year at a Stark...
The Harry D. Callahan Educational Trust Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship Fund
The Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship Fund was established to assist students enrolled at an Ohio college or university in their third,...
The Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Hope Spidell Sparks Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Hope Spidell Sparks Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduates of Strasburg High School or any public or private high school...
The Hope Spidell Sparks Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Howard and Edith Robertson Malvern Rotary Scholarship Fund
The Howard and Edith Robertson Malvern Rotary Scholarship Fund was established to assist high school seniors who are residents of Brown Township...
The Howard and Edith Robertson Malvern Rotary Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund
The Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established to assist students who are current or former residents of Stark County and are enrolled or...
The Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The James H. and Shirley L. Green Scholarship Fund
The James H. and Shirley L. Green Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduating seniors attending Canton South High School in Canton, Ohio...
The James H. and Shirley L. Green Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Jay C. and B. Nadine Leggett Charitable Fund
The Jay C. and B. Nadine Leggett Charitable Fund was established to assist high school seniors/graduates of Conotton Valley High School who have...
The Jay C. and B. Nadine Leggett Charitable Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Jeffrery Tyler Sweitzer Wrestling Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Jeffrery Tyler Sweitzer Wrestling Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist male residents of Stark County, Ohio. Applicants must...
The Jeffrery Tyler Sweitzer Wrestling Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Joan Blend Scholarship Fund
The Joan Blend Scholarship Fund was established to assist students pursuing a degree in registered nursing. Applicants must be a Stark County...
The Joan Blend Scholarship Fund was established to assist students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The John G. and Betty J. Mick Scholarship Fund
The John G. and Betty J. Mick Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduating seniors attending a high school in Stark County, Ohio who will...
The John G. and Betty J. Mick Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The John Henry and Nancy May Bell Allensworth Scholarship Fund
The John Henry and Nancy May Bell Allensworth Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduates or graduating seniors of either Carrollton High...
The John Henry and Nancy May Bell Allensworth Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Joseph and Kate Cutinella Scholarship Fund
The Joseph and Kate Cutinella Scholarship Fund was established to assist students attending Kent State University pursuing a graduate or...
The Joseph and Kate Cutinella Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Judge and Mrs. Robert D. Horowitz Legal Scholarship Fund
The Judge and Mrs. Robert D. Horowitz Legal Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduates of a high school in Stark, Columbiana, Carroll,...
The Judge and Mrs. Robert D. Horowitz Legal Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Ken Finney Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Ken Finney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist students seeking a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or music who are...
The Ken Finney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Lester and Eleanor Webster Fund
The Lester and Eleanor Webster Fund was established to assist students residing in Stark County who are pursuing a two-year or four-year college...
The Lester and Eleanor Webster Fund was established to assist students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Lillian Grace Mahan Scholarship
The Lillian Grace Mahan Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduate and undergraduate students of library science and is available to Stark...
The Lillian Grace Mahan Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Lola Coleman-Ralston Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Lola Coleman-Ralston Family Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist Carrollton High School graduates in obtaining a college...
The Lola Coleman-Ralston Family Memorial Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Loris and Merle Coe Scholarship Fund
The Loris and Merle Coe Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduating high school seniors (including home schooled students) accepted to...
The Loris and Merle Coe Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Louise Nader Khourey Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Louise Nader Khourey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduating seniors planning careers in modern language education....
The Louise Nader Khourey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Lt. Colonel. Robert G. Moreland Vocational/Technical Fund
The Lt. Col. Robert G. Moreland Vocational/Technical Fund was established to assist students pursuing vocational or technical education or training...
The Lt. Col. Robert G. Moreland Vocational/Technical Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Manzer-Keener-Wefler Scholarship Fund
The Manzer-Keener-Wefler Scholarship Fund was established to assist applicants accepted by, or currently attending, a two-year or four-year college...
The Manzer-Keener-Wefler Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Markley Family Scholarship Fund
The Markley Family Scholarship Fund was established to assist full-time undergraduate students of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. Both...
The Markley Family Scholarship Fund was established to assist full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Melvin L. and Frances E. Tolson Scholarship Trust Fund
The Melvin L. and Frances E. Tolson Scholarship Trust Fund was established to assist students who are residents of Carroll County, Ohio in...
The Melvin L. and Frances E. Tolson Scholarship Trust Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Minnie Hopkins Scholarship Fund
The Minnie Hopkins Scholarship Fund was established to assist applicants who have attended Lathrop/Compton School and/or successor schools for at...
The Minnie Hopkins Scholarship Fund was established to assist applicants...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Multicultural Committee of the Stark County Board of MRDD Scholarship Fund
The Multicultural Committee of the Stark County Board of MRDD Scholarship Fund was established to assist college juniors and seniors enrolled as...
The Multicultural Committee of the Stark County Board of MRDD...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Notre Dame Club of Canton, Ohio Scholarship Fund
The Notre Dame Club of Canton, Ohio Scholarship Fund was established to assist students who have attended a Stark County or Tuscarawas County, Ohio...
The Notre Dame Club of Canton, Ohio Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The O'Jay's Scholarship Fund
The O’Jay’s Scholarship Fund was established to assist seniors attending high school in Stark County who will graduate the year the scholarship is...
The O’Jay’s Scholarship Fund was established to assist seniors attending...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Orran "Buzzy" Calhoun Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Orran “Buzzy” Calhoun Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist seniors attending a high school in western Stark County Ohio (Central...
The Orran “Buzzy” Calhoun Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Partners In Education Scholarship Fund
The Partners In Education Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduates of a Stark County high school pursuing an undergraduate degree....
The Partners In Education Scholarship Fund was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Perry Township School Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Perry Township School Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist high school graduates or high school seniors who have permanent...
The Perry Township School Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Raymond T. Hoge Scholarship Fund
The Raymond T. Hoge Scholarship Fund was established to assist Stark County residents, specifically, graduating seniors of Perry High School or...
The Raymond T. Hoge Scholarship Fund was established to assist Stark...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Richard C. and Joyce J. Hannon Scholarship Fund for the Arts, Literature and Communication
The Richard C. and Joyce J. Hannon Scholarship Fund for the Arts, Literature and Communication was established to assist graduates of Carrollton...
The Richard C. and Joyce J. Hannon Scholarship Fund for the Arts,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended