Erie County Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 40
Award Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

As part of our support for education, we administer scholarship funds established by individuals and organizations. Whether it’s medical school, journalism, architecture, ministry, nursing, or engineering, our scholarship donors make pursuing a career more attainable for all our high school and professional school students.

A large variety of scholarships are available and are based on a field of study, merit, financial need, sports, and community involvement. By completing our Universal Grant Application, our system will automatically match your skills and financial need with the criteria for each scholarship. This eliminates the need to complete multiple scholarship applications.

​Eligibility and Criteria

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA or higher as required by specific scholarships.  
  • Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be obtained only from your College Bursar’s Office/High School Guidance Office.  
  • All applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit their FAFSA Submission Summary.
  • Unless otherwise specified, scholarships are for students pursuing a post-secondary undergraduate education enrolled full-time in a degreed program attending an accredited nonprofit university or community college in the continental United States.
  • Awards are paid directly to post-secondary accredited educational institutions, not to individuals or bookstores.
  • Students may be asked to attend an interview with the committee as part of the selection process.
  • Students eligible for renewals will be contacted via email in January. If your scholarship is renewable, you must reapply each year. Renewals are competitive and at the committee’s discretion—they are not automatic and can vary.
  • Decisions approved by Erie County Community Foundation Board of Directors are rendered in April and are final.

Application Procedure

Deadlines:

February 1: Ohio Athletic Committee & Bob Hower Memorial Scholarships

March 1: Universal Grant Application

October 13:  Buckeye Broadband BCSN-Erie Scholarship

November 10:  Harry DeLapp Scholarship

​Our scholarship applications are available through our online scholarship portal.

​If you have any questions, contact the Erie County Community Foundation at 419-621-9690 or email Pam Provo pamp@eriefoundation.org for assistance.

How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$2,000
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
$25,000
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Niche $25,000 Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$25,000
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $25,000 to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 28, 2024
$1,000
ScholarshipOwl is your source of relief from the dreaded application process. We put students on the fast-track to success by providing direct access to the scholarships they need the most. Take the hassle out of financial aid and maximize your chance at a free ride in college. No matter how much funding you need for school, we have the opportunities...

SP Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$2,500
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
$1,000
Scholarship Eligibility:A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2024.B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve...

Common App Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$2,000
To encourage students to spend more time preparing for the Common App, Scholarship Guidance has created an annual scholarship to reward students.To be eligible for the Scholarship Guidance "Common App Scholarship" a student must:A) Be in Grade 11 or Grade 12B) Be attending college or university no later than October 1, 2025.C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater...

ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarships

Deadline: Feb 23, 2024
$5,000
Fund for Leaders has been offering scholarships for students at ELCA seminaries who are pursuing rostered ministry in the ELCA since 2000. In the 2023-2024 academic year alone, the fund will provide nearly $3.1 million in scholarships to 345 ELCA seminary students.Eligibility and selection criteria vary across the different types of scholarships available. Read on for more details.The ELCA Fund...

$2,000
Recognizing the value of education and the benefits it brings to the Coast Guard Family, the Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) Scholarship Program was established to provide additional financial resources to dependent children of Coast Guard personnel embarking on undergraduate college/university studies.  Annually a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the outstanding applicants on a one-time basis.  The number of scholarships granted...

Army ROTC Scholarships

Deadline: Mar 11, 2024
$200,000
Scholarships and other monetary support are available when you join Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), which allow you to focus on your education by relieving some of the financial pressure. You'll graduate with a respected and secure career path as an Army Officer, and with less debt for the school years your scholarship covers. You’re eligible to apply for...