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.


American Association of University Women Academic Excellence Award. Applications deadline is June 30, 2022. This award is given to an academically outstanding female who is receiving her associate degree and will be continuing her education toward a baccalaureate degree in one of the University Partnership programs.

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 ProgramApplications deadline is June 15, 2022. 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 Now Manufacturing Scholarship Applications are currently closed. College Now Manufacturing Scholarship awards up to $2000 and is free to apply. College Now provides scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors and adult students who are interested in a training program, specifically in the field of manufacturing with the result leading to a license/certification or degree. 

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.

Community Resource Services Scholarship: Applications are currently closed. In order to recognize and nurture the spirit of service in the future leaders of our communities, Community Resource Services (CRS), through a special donation, is offering high school students and other individuals who live in Avon or Avon lake the opportunity to receive a one-time educational scholarship to be applied toward tuition and fees.

Alice Flaherty Excellence in Nursing: Applications are currently closed. Alice Flaherty was a 40 year veteran nurse and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Nursing Hall of Fame. She loved her job and the field of nursing. This scholarship was established to honor her memory and to support future nurses. Please review the application requirements and deadlines.

David Gall Memorial Scholarship and Jason Gibson Memorial Scholarship – 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) is open through March 15, 2022. 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: Applications are currently closed. 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 ScholarshipApplication deadline is July 1, 2022. 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.

Junior League of Cleveland, Inc. Scholarship Fund: Applications are currently closed. The Junior League of Cleveland, Inc. awards scholarships from its scholarship fund to women who are 17 years and older and are seeking the opportunity to gain further education and/or career training. The scholarship is open to non-traditional students in the Northeast Ohio area. Inquiries may be made to the JLC by calling 216-231-6300 ext 3. Copies of the application are available on the Junior League of Cleveland website.

Lorain Rotary Scholarship. Applications are currently closed. 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.

The Mary Elizabeth Keller Scholarship Fund: Applications are currently closed. The Lorain County Board of Retired Teachers Association awards three scholarships each May. To qualify, the applicant should be preparing for a career in the education profession at any level: grades pre K-3, 4-9, 7-12, or multi-age license.

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: Applications are currently closed. 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.

North Olmsted Junior Women ScholarshipApplications are currently closed. Women applicants who are 24 years of age or older, a resident of Cuyahoga or Lorain County, a U.S. Citizen, who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing an Associates, etc. may apply for this scholarship. Please be sure to review materials required to be submitted with the application, and proofread your application before submitting to NOJWC.

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.

Sandra R Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund: Applications are currently closed. The Sandra R Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the 1985 CNA House of Delegates to encourage ethnic and socio-economic diversity in nursing. Applicants must be enrolled in the second-year of a two-year accredited Associated Degree of Nursing (ADN) program located in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, ME, MO, NV, NC, NY, OH, TX, or WV.

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 – Applications are currently closed. 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: Applications are currently closed. 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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