Scholarship Opportunities
Leavitt Machinery Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2019
At Leavitt Machinery, we will be providing a $500 scholarship to a deserving student who is currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September. Additionaly, to be eligible, a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the deadline.
Got a Spine Scholarship
Deadline: June 2, 2019
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:
     * Be attending college or university on a full-time basis no later than October 2019
     * Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year
Women Forward in Technology Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2019
The Woman Forward in Technology scholarship is to empower women entering the STEM field. The STEM career field workforce is currently only 24% women. We are looking to increase this number by supporting women who are looking to enter the STEM field. Women, both U.S. citizen and non-citizen, who are attending at U.S. accredited university are encouraged to apply for a number of $3,000 scholarships being given out. Applicants can be either undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a major in a STEM field.
10 Words or Less Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2019
To be eligible for the 10 Words or Less Scholarship, a student must:
     * Be between the ages of 14 and 25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019
     * Go to and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:
          - in 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship
     * Before or after writing your answer, you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page. Note we ony read the answers provided
       from people that have "Liked" our page
Lift Parts Express Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2019
To be eligible for the Lift Parts Express Scholarship, applicants must be:
     * Between the ages of 16 and 21.
     * Attending school in the fall of 2019.
     * Write an essay on this year's topic.
     * Have a 3.0 GPA or above.
     * A U.S. or Canadian resident.
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2019
A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).
Sinclair College Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
Priority Deadline: June 30, 2019   |   General Deadline: first day of fall semester
The Choose Ohio First scholarship is not based on financial need and is not refundable. Amounts are awarded based on the student meeting eligibility criteria and availability of funds.
Choose Ohio First Scholarship Application
** This list was last updated in May 2019. It will be updated throughout the year as more local and national scholarships become available.

Below you will find links to College/University specific Scholarships:
General Scholarship Search Engines

Ohio Means Jobs - Scholarship Search (you don't have to create an account!)
Specific Scholarships **

FAFSA, Grants, Loans, etc.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Students can begin filling out the FAFSA on October 1st and 2016 tax information will be used to fill out the financial information section of the FAFSA.
Before beginning the FAFSA, students and one parent/guardian should register for a FSA ID. This can be done at any time! The FSA ID permits students and parents/guardians to electronically sign FAFSA documents, access personal records, and make binding legal obligations.
To obtain a FSA ID and complete the FAFSA, use only this web address: DO NOT use any other web address!!
FM will be hosting a FAFSA night on November 8th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Sinclair Community College will have associates here to help parents and students complete the FAFSA. More information will be sent home about this as we get closer to the date.
Institutional Grants: There are other grants in addition to federal aid. Colleges provide institutional grants to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Other institutional grants, known as merit awards or merit scholarships, are awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Some merit awards are offered only to students whose families demonstrate financial need, while others are awarded without regard to a family’s finances. Some grants come with special privileges or obligations. You will want to find out about the types of grants awarded by each college you are considering.
Loans: Unlike grants or work study, loans are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest. These are real loans- just like car loans or mortgages. Students cannot have these loans cancelled because they do not like the education they receive or because they are having financial difficulty. These loans are a serious obligation, so students need to think about the amount that must be repaid over the years before taking out a loan. There are several different types of loans such as Federal Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans. More information about these loans can be found at