Greater Toledo Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

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.

GTCF manages the competitive process of more than 60 scholarship opportunities which includes everything from the creation of applications to making the scholarship payments.  This past year we launched a new Scholarship Portal which includes a universal application that allows students to apply to over 40 scholarship opportunities by completing a single application.  The universal application not only decreases the redundancy of completing multiple applications, but it also matches applicants to opportunities they may be eligible for. No more searching and reading through endless criteria. Refer to the 2021 GTCF Scholarship Directory for specific deadlines, but it is important to note that all scholarship opportunities included on the universal application have a deadline of February 11, 2021. Other scholarships offered through GTCF are administered at the school level so be sure to check with your high school guidance counselor or college advisor to find information about additional opportunities available to you.

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

View the Scholarship Directory to see specific information about each scholarship.

Click here to preview the applications prior to creating an account.

For questions regarding the scholarship portal or process, please contact Sara Cryan, Scholarship Officer & Program Associate at the Foundation, via email at

Open Scholarship Opportunity 

Buckeye Broadband

BCSN Scholar Spotlight Scholarship
To recognize the achievements of graduating high school seniors residing in the Buckeye Broadband service area pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Click here to view BCSN Scholar Spotlight Program Information Sheet.

Scholarship Round 1 Closed
Open: August 31, 2020
Deadline: September 25, 2020
Award Amount: 4 – $1,000.00 (one-time, non-renewable)

Scholarship Round 2
Open: October 19, 2020
Deadline: December 4, 2020
Award Amount: 4 – $1,000.00 (one-time, non-renewable)

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.

For all scholarship related questions, please contact:

Sara Cryan

Sara Cryan