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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

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Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF) understands that being a student presents many financial challenges. With the help of Toledo’s philanthropic community, we have been able to establish more than 200 scholarship funds in an effort to decrease some of the barriers for graduating high school seniors and current college students in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan in their pursuit to a post-secondary education. The majority of GTCF scholarship opportunities are academic and financial need-based, and they are available for students pursuing specific fields of study, students residing in specific geographical areas, and students attending certain colleges. Thank you to our generous donors for allowing GTCF to grant over $1.1 million in scholarship awards to students this past year.

Open Scholarship Opportunities

GTCF manages the competitive process of more than 60 scholarship opportunities which includes everything from the creation of applications to making the scholarship payments.  Applications are accepted through an online system – accessible by clicking the “Scholarship Portal” link below.  Many of the opportunities are managed through a universal/general application that allows students to provide basic information in a single application.  The universal/general application then matches students to up to 40 scholarships for which they are eligible to submit a proposal for review.  It is important to note that the universal/general application does not constitute a final submission.  Applicants must still provide any additional information required and submit each application separately.  All scholarship opportunities included on the universal application have a deadline of February 11. Other scholarships are listed separately in the online system.

Visit the Scholarship Portal to create or login to your account and apply now.

For more details on the scholarships included in the universal application, please click here.

For more details on the scholarships with a separate application process, please click here.

For questions regarding the scholarship portal or process, please contact the Foundation via email at

A Guide To Scholarship Search Services, Admissions and Financial Aid Information

There are literally thousands of scholarships that can be accessed through publications and the World Wide Web. Here, you will find several free scholarship search services, admissions and financial aid information, and publications/pamphlets you can access by mail or the World Wide Web.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation does not administer these sites and assumes no liability for information obtained from them; they are simply listed for your information.

For additional information pertaining to scholarships, grants and loans, contact your school’s guidance counselors or your local library.
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