Through the generosity of many individuals, families and businesses, scholarships are awarded on an annual basis from philanthropic funds which have been established with Toledo Community Foundation. These awards assist local students in their pursuit of higher education.
Toledo Community Foundation manages nearly 190 scholarship funds. Although we offer scholarships from nearly 190 individual funds, those listed here represent only the scholarships for which Toledo Community Foundation is the contact for making application.
The Foundation moved to an online application process in 2014. Applications must be made online with the exception of the BCSN Student of the Month, Masters, Owens Corning Employee and Owens Corning Foundation. It is important for applicants to plan ahead, as required attachments need to be a part of the application at the time of submission.
If you are a current scholarship recipient, you were mailed a Scholarship Instruction Sheet with your award letter which contains important deadlines you must meet. Click here for a timeline of important dates to remember.
If you are a finalist for a scholarship and are invited to interview with the Scholarship Advisory Committee, you are asked to complete a College/University Income/Expense Summary for your college of choice. This form will provide your total financial picture and aid the Committee in their decision. Please bring the completed form with you to your interview.
Please Note: If your scholarship is renewable, you (the recipient) must reapply each year and show progress toward your degree to be considered for renewal. There will be no extension on application deadlines. Renewals are not automatic; you must submit a renewal application and decisions are made based on the criteria outlined in the original application, taking into consideration the amount of funds available to spend.
To qualify for a scholarship from Toledo Community Foundation, the school you attend must be an accredited nonprofit institution.
Questions can be directed to:
Ms. Joanne Olnhausen
Communications and Scholarship Officer
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604
As stated above, the Foundation moved to an online application process in 2014 with the exception of a few scholarship offerings (outlined above). Only applications submitted using the Toledo Community Foundation's online application process (SmarterSelect) will be considered where the application is offered through our online system. No hard copies will be accepted. Applications, including all required attachments, must be received by midnight of the application deadline date in order to be considered. Application due dates are provided with each individual scholarship (named below).
Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be updated below by November 1st. At this time, the only applications open are:
Advertising Club of Toledo
BCSN Scholar of the Month
Orser Application of Intent
Toledo Community Foundation Scholarships
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Advertising Club of Toledo Scholarship Fund
- for students pursuing a communications, marketing, public relations or related degree at The University of Toledo or Bowling Green State University (or another accredited university or college in Ohio or Michigan) who will be college undergraduate or graduate students during the year the scholarship is awarded. Application deadline: February 15, 2016
Missy Anderzack Mom for Others Scholarship Fund – tuition assistance for students at St. Pius Elementary School. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Ameritish Scholarship - for graduates of Toledo School for the Arts who intend to pursue a course of study in an art-related field at the undergraduate level. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
BCSN Scholar of the Month Scholarship Project - for graduating seniors attending a high school in the Buckeye CableSystem's Toledo service area. Application deadline for Scholar of the Month is the 15th of each month, September through April (with few exceptions: Nov. 10 for December SOTM and December 7 for January SOTM). See application and information sheet for monthly deadline dates).
Belmont Caddy Scholarship Fund - for caddies of Belmont Country Club who might not otherwise qualify for the Evans Scholars Program. Application deadline: June 7, 2015
Belmont Country Club Employee Scholarship Fund - for employees and/or dependents of employees of the Belmont Country Club. Application deadline: June 7, 2015
Walter R. Bollinger and Norman J. Szymanski Scholarship Fund - for residents of Lucas County who are adult students pursuing a certificate (occupational career or a technical oriented educational training program), associate's or bachelor's degree. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Bowling Green Jaycees Memorial Scholarship - for graduating high school seniors from the Bowling Green, OH area who demonstrate leadership characteristics through community service, particularly in the Bowling Green, OH area. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Nate Brahier 797 Memorial Scholarship Fund - for students pursing a career in engineering or power technologies who will be second, third or fourth year undergraduates at The University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, Terra Community College, The Ohio State University, or The University of Toledo. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Buckeye CableSystem/Telemundo Scholarship Fund - for graduating high school students of Hispanic heritage who are permanent residents of Buckeye CableSystem's Toledo service area. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Buckeye CableSystem/TV One Scholarship Fund - for graduating high school students of African-American heritage who are permanent residents of Buckeye CableSystem's Toledo service area. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Cardinal Services Scholarship
- for dependents of Cardinal Services, Inc. employees. Application deadline: August 16, 2015PLEASE NOTE: THE 2015 APPLICATION IS FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER OF THE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR ONLY. AN APPLICATION FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER DECEMBER 1, 2015.
Catawba Island Club Scholarship - for full-time or seasonal employees of the Catawba Island Club who are enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit two-year or four-year college, technical college or trade school. Application deadline: June 7, 2015
Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund - for graduates of high schools in northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan demonstrating financial need. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
See new eligibility requirements - expanded household income requirement. Also, now awarding 5 new scholarships per year - each for $3,000.
First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund - for high school graduates who are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg. Application deadline: May 31, 2015
Edith Franklin Pottery Scholarship - to assist promising or accomplished potters (who are current residents of northwest Ohio or Lenawee or Monroe Counties in Michigan) in obtaining additional education or training in the ceramic arts. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
GEAR UP Scholarship Fund Two - for graduates of Waite High School - Classes of 2012 and 2013. Renewal application deadline: May 31, 2015
Dr. Anthony R. and Carolyn H. Geraci Medical Scholarship for the University of Pittsburgh and
Dr. Anthony R. and Carolyn H. Geraci Pharmacy Scholarship for the University of Pittsburgh
for University of Pittsburgh students enrolled in the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy. Application deadline for both new and renewal applicants: February 15, 2015
Charles and Jean Gottfried Scholarship - for graduating high school seniors who reside in Wyandot County, Ohio to attend an accredited school of higher education of their choice full-time. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Pat Hogan Scholarship - for high school graduates whose primary residence is in northwest Ohio or southeast Michigan pursuing a course of study in engineering or scientific studies. Preference will be given to students attending Owens Community College, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or Rochester Institute of Technology. New and Renewal Application deadlines: February 15, 2015
Huntington Scholarship Endowment Fund - for graduates of high schools in Wood County (Bowling Green, Elmwood, North Baltimore, Otsego and Rossford High Schools) who demonstrate financial need. Application deadline: March 15, 2015
Inverness Club Caddie Scholarship Fund- for caddies of Inverness Club who have not qualified for the Evans Scholars program. Application deadline: June 7, 2015
Dr. Edward J. Jacob Memorial Scholarship Fund - for current members of the Toledo Junior Golf Association. Application deadline: May 31, 2015
Amir and Shaheda Khan Scholarship for Journalism or Communications Fund - for individuals of the Islamic faith who are pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree in journalism or communications (which may include concentration in broadcasting, media, film or public relations). Applicants to this scholarship may also be interested in the United Muslim Association of Toledo Scholarship (see information below). Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Amir and Shaheda Khan Scholarship for Law Fund - for individuals of the Islamic faith who are pursuing a Juris Doctor (JD) degree at Case Western Reserve University, Michigan State University, The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, University of Michigan or The University of Toledo. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Local 8 Scholarship Fund - for children of deceased members of IBEW Local 8 or for disabled members or children of disabled members of Local 8. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
John H. and Carol Luscombe Scholarship - for non-traditional students attending Owens Community College who permanently reside in Lucas or Wood County and who demonstrate financial need. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
The Masters Scholarship Fund - for graduating high school seniors from Upper Sandusky High School, Upper Sandusky, OH. One-time awards. Application deadline: February 1, 2016
Robert L. Maxwell & Lathrop/Turner Scholarship Fund - for engineering students at the University of Toledo, students in the Construction Management program at BGSU, or the McWhorter School of Building Science program at Auburn University (Auburn, AL). Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Ed and Sandra Metzger Scholarship Fund - for graduating seniors or graduates of high schools located in Wood County, Ohio with an intent to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of manufacturing, engineering, interior design or business; preference will be given to applicants who are also related to a BioFit Engineered Products employee. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
C.B. and Sophie T. Miller Caddie Scholarship Fund - for Inverness Club caddies or students who are attending/have attended the Toledo Technology Academy or similar type of school; and/or plan to study the skilled trades, technologies, engineering or related type fields. Application deadline: June 7, 2015
Cathy Yvonne Moore Scholarship Fund - for graduates of Toledo Public Schools who have an interest in or are pursuing a degree in the field of education at Owens Community College, The University of Toledo or Lourdes University. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Charles Z. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund - for students pursuing a course of study in music (at the undergraduate level), with an emphasis on jazz studies. Application deadline: March 22, 2015
Horace Gilbert Orser Memorial Scholarship Fund - for graduates of Perrysburg High School attending Amherst College, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, MIT, Princeton University, Trinity College, University of Pennsylvania, Williams College or Yale University. If you are a member of the Perrysburg High School Class of 2016 and have applied for admission to one of these schools, you will want to complete this Application of Intent by February 15, 2016.
Owens Corning Employee Scholarship Program - for Owens Corning employees seeking, beyond high school, a higher level of education and to support employee growth and development. Please note: If you have received the scholarship in the past and want to request renewal, you must complete the application each year. Your scholarship is not automatically renewed. Application deadline: March 2, 2015 To obtain application materials, please contact email@example.com.
Owens Corning Foundation Scholarship - for the children and/or legal dependents of all current salaried and hourly full-time employees of Owens Corning or its majority owned affiliates. Application deadline: March 2, 2015
Robert L. "Bob" and Lorena F. Porter Foundation Fund - for students from or studying in Northwest Ohio, pursuing a degree in the fields of engineering or technology. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Sabin Emch Scholarship Fund - for graduates of Waite High School attending The University of Toledo. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Scott High School Centennial Scholarship Fund - for graduates of Scott High School who show financial need. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Sluhan Family Scholarship - for graduates of Waite High School who show financial need. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Stone Oak Country Club Employee Scholarship - for full or part-time employees of Stone Oak Country Club who are enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students at an accredited four-year post-secondary educational institution. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Paul Szymanski Spirit Award for Toledo Junior Golf Association - for current members of the Toledo Junior Golf Association. Application deadline: June 12, 2015
Toledo Board of REALTORS Scholarship Fund - for graduates of high schools in northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan attending Ohio colleges or universities and who show financial need. Application deadline: May 24, 2015
Toledo Estate Planning Council Scholarship Fund - for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and graduate students from northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan attending a school of higher education in northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan, majoring in a field of study leading to a career in the estate planning profession. Application deadline: May 24, 2015
Toledo Roadrunners Club Scholarship in Honor of Pam Graver-Koenig - for members of The Toledo Roadrunners Club. Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Toledo Rowing/Anderton L. "Pete" Bentley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - for members of the Toledo Rowing Club. Application deadline: May 22, 2015
United Muslim Association of Toledo Scholarship Fund - for Muslim students pursuing a degree in communications (which may include concentration in journalism, broadcasting, media, film or public relations) or majoring in K-12 education. Applicants to this scholarship may also be interested in the Amir and Shaheda Khan Scholarship for Journalism or Communications (see information above). Application deadline: February 15, 2015
Harold W. Wott-IEEE Toledo Section Scholarship Fund - for students pursuing a degree in the electrical/electronics engineering; electrical engineering technology; or computer science related fields. Application deadline: February 15, 2015