We know that being a student presents many financial challenges. With this is mind, our generous donors have created more than 200 scholarship funds for graduating high school seniors, current college students, students pursuing specific fields of study, students from specific geographical areas and students attending specific colleges. Below, you will find the competitive scholarship opportunities for which the Greater Toledo Community Foundation is responsible for the entire scholarship process from managing the applications to awarding recipients. There are other scholarship opportunities offered through the Foundation, but they are administered at the school level. Be sure to check with your high school guidance counselor or college advisor to find information about additional opportunities available to you.
We are excited to launch our new scholarship portal for the 2020-2021 academic year. All applicants must create an account in the new system even if you previously received a scholarship from the Foundation in 2019 or any year prior. The majority of the scholarship applications are linked to a single universal application with the deadline of February 11. This new 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. Click here to access the scholarship portal and create your new account.
For questions regarding the new scholarship portal, please contact Sara Cryan, Scholarship Officer & Program Associate at the Foundation, via email at Scholarships@toledocf.org or by phone at 419.241.5049.
Open Scholarship Opportunities
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
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)
Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities
The following scholarship opportunities are not currently accepting applications. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will open on or about November 2nd.
You can check out the scholarship catalogs directly below for both graduating high school seniors and current college students. These catalogs outline the basic requirements and eligibility criteria for each scholarship opportunity from the previous scholarship season. Scholarship criteria and deadlines are subject to change from year to year, but the requirements typically stay the same. Continue scrolling to see a brief overview of each opportunity.
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.
Missy Anderzack Mom for Others Scholarship Fund – tuition assistance for students at any grade level at St. Pius Elementary School, with preference to students in sixth, seventh or eighth grade.
Belmont Country Club Employee Scholarship Fund – for employees and/or dependents of employees of the Belmont Country Club.
Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship – for graduates of high schools in Wood and Lucas County, attending Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College or The University of Toledo.
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.
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.
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.
Buckeye Broadband/Telemundo Scholarship Fund – for graduating high school students of Latino heritage who are permanent residents of Buckeye Broadband’s Toledo service area.
Buckeye Broadband/TV One Scholarship Fund – for graduating high school students of African-American heritage who are permanent residents of Buckeye Broadband’s Toledo service area.
Cardinal Services Scholarship – for dependents of Cardinal Services, Inc. employees.
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.
Janet L. Coyle Memorial Scholarship – for special education classroom teachers.
DeVilbiss Alumni Scholarship – for graduating high school students who are lineal descendants of DeVilbiss High School (Toledo, OH) graduates who attend Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College or The University of Toledo.
Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund – for graduates of high schools in northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan demonstrating financial need.
First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund – for high school graduates who are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg,
Marjorie M. Fitkin Memorial Scholarship Fund – for graduating high school seniors of Sylvania City Schools pursuing a degree in the field of education or an education related field.
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.
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.
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.
Greater BG Area Real Estate Association Scholarship Fund – Provides one-time, post-secondary educational scholarships to graduating seniors from any of the following Wood County, OH high schools: Bowling Green High School, Eastwood High School, Elmwood High School, North Baltimore High School and Otsego High School.
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.
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.
Inverness Club Caddie Scholarship Fund– for caddies of Inverness Club who have not qualified for the Evans Scholars program.
Dr. Edward J. Jacob Memorial Scholarship Fund – for current members of the Toledo Junior Golf Association.
Sierah Joughin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Evergreen High School – for graduating seniors of Evergreen High School to attend a four-year college or university.
Sierah Joughin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Fulton County Schools – for graduating seniors of Fulton County High Schools (including Evergreen, Wauseon, Pike-Delta-York, Swanton, Archbold, Pettisville and Fayette) to attend The University of Toledo.
Sierah Joughin Volleyball Scholarship Fund for Fulton County Schools – for graduating seniors of Fulton County High Schools (including Evergreen, Wauseon, Pike-Delta-York, Swanton, Archbold, Pettisville and Fayette) who have earned their varsity letter in volleyball.
Amir and Shaheda Khan Scholarship Fund – for individuals of the Islamic faith who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism, communications (which may include concentration in broadcasting, media, film or public relations), business, accounting, finance, economics or related degree.
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.
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.
John H. and Carol Luscombe Scholarship – for non-traditional students attending Owens Community College or Terra State Community College who permanently reside in Lucas or Wood County and who demonstrate financial need.
The Masters Scholarship Fund – for graduating high school seniors from Upper Sandusky High School, Upper Sandusky, OH. One-time awards.
Glenn Maxwell Buckeye Scholarship Fund – for full-time, undergraduate students pursuing a degree in chemical engineering or computer science at The Ohio State University. Applicants must be at least third year students at OSU.Application deadline:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mud Hens/Walleye/Hensville Employee Scholarship Fund – for part-time employees (defined as those working 1,000 hours or less per calendar year) of the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, Inc., the Toledo Arena Sports, Inc. (dba Toledo Walleye), and/or Hensville attending a two or four year accredited post-secondary institution.
Jane Y. Murrell College Education Scholarship Fund – Provides annual, one-time, post-secondary educational scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend the following churches: Church of St. Andrew, United Methodist (Toledo, OH); and New Prospect United Methodist Church (Lawrenceburg, TN) OR Mars Hills United Methodist Church (Lawrenceburg, TN), with preference to students who attend New Prospect United Methodist Church.
NAMSA Dr. Richard F. Wallin Scholarship – for the children or legal dependents of full-time or part-time NAMSA Associates who have or will have graduated from high school by June of the current academic year, pursuing a minimum of a two year degree program.
Northwest Ohio Restaurant Association Endowed Scholarship Fund – for students working toward a culinary or hospitality certificate or degree.
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. This fund provides one scholarship at a time and is renewable to the individual who receives it until they obtain their undergraduate degree.
Ory Taulker Scholarship – for graduates of Woodmore High School in Elmore Ohio who are pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in Ohio.
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. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owens Corning Dependent 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.
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.
Joe Rychnovsky Scholarship – for graduating seniors from Lucas County (OH), Wood County (OH) or Monroe County (MI) high schools demonstrating qualities of being a servant leader in their community.
Sabin Emch Scholarship Fund – for graduates of Waite High School attending The University of Toledo.
Scott High School Centennial Scholarship Fund – for graduates of Scott High School who show financial need.
Sluhan Family Scholarship – for students from the greater Toledo area who have aged out of the foster care system and are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited two or four year post-secondary institution.
Katherine R. Smith Scholarship – for graduating high school seniors who are residents of the Anthony Wayne Local School District and graduating from a high school located in Lucas or Wood Counties.
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.
Paul Szymanski Spirit Award for Toledo Junior Golf Association – for current members of the Toledo Junior Golf Association.
Toledo Estate Planning Council Scholarship Fund – for at least 2nd year undergraduate students, graduate students, or law students attending an accredited post-secondary institution located Ohio or southeast Michigan. Undergraduate and graduate students must be pursuing a degree in business, accounting, finance, para legal studies or pre-law. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree that could lead to a career in the estate planning profession.
Toledo Regional Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund – for graduates of high schools in northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan attending Ohio colleges or universities and who show financial need.
Toledo Roadrunners Club Scholarship in Honor of Pam Graver-Koenig – for members of The Toledo Roadrunners Club.
Toledo Rowing/Anderton L. “Pete” Bentley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – for members of the Toledo Rowing Club.
United Muslim Association of Toledo Scholarship Fund – for Muslim students pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary U.S. institution. Applicants must be planning to enroll or be enrolled as full-time (as defined by the institution) undergraduate or graduate students.
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.
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.