Many of our partners and student-friendly organizations offer scholarships. You don’t apply for most of these through LCCC, but we recommend you take a look.

Scholarships for Aspiring Accountants of Color. Higher education requires a significant financial investment, but scholarships provide excellent opportunities for students to fund their college studies. Learners can find scholarships through local organizations, government offices, or professional associations, and some scholarships exist particularly for students from marginalized groups. View a sampling of scholarship opportunities for minority students.

The African-American Entrepreneurs Grants offers two $1,000 scholarships for African-American men and women who are current or aspiring entrepreneurs. Students in any undergraduate or graduate field are welcome to apply for the award. Students don’t need to have already started a business to apply. Male Award ApplicationFemale Award Application

Career & Technical Scholarship Program. The Career & Technical Program is funded by members of the Horatio Alger Association. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the US. 

College Club West Scholarship: College Club West, an organization of women college graduates, is offering scholarship to women whose official home residence is within Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties. Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any area of study. The scholarship will be awarded to women 25 years of age and older based on financial need, goals, and academic record. Complete eligibility requirements and applications can be found at the College Club West website.

The Community Foundation of Lorain County awards annual scholarships for post-high school education. The scholarships are based on field of study, merit, financial need, and community involvement. Requirements include: Minimum 2.0 GPA or higher, transcripts must be official, must complete the FAFSA.

The Ohio Transfer Council Scholarship Opportunities – Applications are currently closed. In honor of David Gall and Jason Gibson, each year, OTC awards multiple, non-renewable scholarships for students transferring from one member institution to another. Scholarship funds are disbursed at the beginning of each term and are based on a student’s grade report and enrollment status of the prior term. Learn more at The Ohio Transfer Council

The Horatio Alger Scholarship application (for National, State and Targeted Scholarships) The program awards National and State scholarships to high school juniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2023. We continue to encourage high school seniors to apply for our Targeted awards.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: In conjunction with Zonta International and Zonta International District 5, Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky provides scholarships for young women entering the business field. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship was established to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business. The scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional adult woman who has returned to an accredited school to pursue education for a better career. Applicants must be females who are at least 23 years old and resides in Erie, Huron, Ottawa, or Sandusky counties in Ohio.

The Jason Gibson Memorial Scholarship: Jason Gibson was a true transfer advocate – building his career for over 13 years at Lorain County Community College, where he actually started as a transfer student himself.  It was his authentic dedication to help serve the underserved, ability to make everyone feel special, and his witty sense of humor that people admired. He served on the Ohio Transfer Council executive board as a scholarship chair, so he had a special passion for supporting students to receive awards like this.  It is only fitting that we remember and honor Jason and his incredible impact with this scholarship, allowing his legacy to live on.

Lorain Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship: The Lorain Rotary Club is offering post-secondary scholarships for full-time students whose permanent residence is in the City of Lorain or graduates of a high school in the City of Lorain. College students at the sophomore, junior, or senior level are eligible to apply. In addition to financial need, awards are based upon student initiative as evidenced by the student’s personal contribution toward college expenses, volunteerism, and extracurricular activities. Academic achievement is of secondary importance

Merit Company and Sherwood Company LCCC/University Partnership Scholarship: The Merit Company and Sherwood Company LCCC/University Partnership Scholarship is available to Lorain County Community College and University Partnership students who:

  • are enrolled in not less than two (2) three-hour credit courses during at least two (2) semesters for the academic year and maintain a C average in these courses; and
  • enter into, or reside with an immediate family member who has entered into, a one-year lease agreement at any one of College Park Townhouses, Commodore Arms or Sherwood Forest Apartments in Lorain County.

The scholarship is renewable, and US Veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, call 440-365-9810 or 440-365-6296.

National Scholarships for High School and Community College Graduate: The National Scholarship is the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While TheDream.US will consider your GPA and test scores, they will place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program: The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. These scholarships are targeted at individuals whose permanent residence or postsecondary institution is near a Nordson facility and/or attend a college targeted by Nordson for employment. To be considered, applicants must be pursuing a major in manufacturing, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), or business disciplines, and demonstrate how their area of study prepares them for a career in manufacturing. Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to students planning to enroll or already enrolled in an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution. Eligible students seeking bachelor’s degrees must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA; associate’s degree and certificate students must have at least 2.7 cumulative GPA. Scholarship recipients will also be considered for available internship opportunities with Nordson Corporation. Learn more at the Nordson Builds website.

Ohio Society of CPAs offers merit scholarships to eligible student affiliate members. Student affiliate membership is free of charge. Apply for membership to the Ohio Society of CPAs. See the website for scholarship criteria and upcoming application deadlines.

Ohio Association of Litter Prevention & Recycling Professionals This is an annual scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and college enrolled students with a declared major in environmental sciences or environmental education. Each year, one student is selected to receive the $1,000 scholarship. The individual must reside in Ohio. Applications for the scholarship will be due by Saturday, April 15. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced in June.

Slater & Zurz Scholarship – Applications are currently closed. Slater & Zurz LLP is pleased to offer a scholarship to a high school senior or college undergraduate student in the amount of $5,000. To qualify, students must be a high school senior or college undergraduate, must be graduating from an Ohio high school or attending an Ohio college or university, and students graduating from high school must be planning to attend a college or university in Ohio. 

SME Education Foundation Scholarship(s)The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing manufacturing and engineering related courses at two-year community colleges within the U.S. Students can apply for the scholarships online

Young Adult Scholarship Program: The School Employees Lorain County Credit Union (SELCCU) invites LCCC/UP students to participate in their Young Adult Scholarship Program. The credit union will award up to six non-renewable scholarships, including the Warren Wallace Education Major Scholarship. To qualify, applicants must be SELCCU members between the ages of 17-25 and attending college full time in fall of 2018. Anyone who attends school in Lorain County is eligible to become a member. For questions regarding the Young Adult Scholarship Program contact SELCCU at 440-324-3400.

Zonta International of Greater Sandusky Non-Traditional Student Scholarship: Applicants must be non-traditional female students from Erie, Huron, Ottawa, or Sandusky counties in Ohio returning to the classroom after some period of time in which her formal education was interrupted. The female student must at least 23 years old and be enrolled in a 2-4 year undergraduate degree program.

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