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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Available Scholarships

Local Scholarships

The local scholarship window is now open! Students are encouraged to apply to as many scholarships as they meet qualifications for. The majority of scholarships are due April 8th, but a few have an earlier deadline so make sure to pay attention to deadlines! -if a deadline is not listed on the scholarship, please adhere to the April 8th deadline. If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please reach out to your school counselor.

Local Scholarships

In Memoriam

Coach Mike Antonyzyn 3 D Wrestling Scholarship - open to any senior with a letter in wrestling

Christina Ryook UM Memorial Scholarship - applicant must attend the University of Michigan

Frank Sarna Memorial Scholarship - male and female track athlete

Fred Jennings Memorial Scholarship - students pursuing a degree in education

Jim Given Memorial Football Scholarship - available for any senior football athlete

Halle Reid Holland Memorial Scholarship - available for any senior

Jackie Schaefer Memorial Scholarship - students pursuing a degree in education

Jeffery Marriott Memorial Scholarship - student athlete with a minimum 3.5 GPA

Nick Massa Memorial Scholarship - student enrolling at Kent State University

Patricia Fox Memorial - applicants must demonstrate leadership and scholarship

From our Community

Bay Corporation - open to any senior attending Ashland University

Charles Scott West Scholarship - students pursuing a career in architecture, arts, beauty, choir, drama or fashion

DiLillo Spirit Award - open to anyone who exhibits school spirit

Kiwanis Club of Westlake - minimum GPA of 2.5

Norton Scholarship - Students with a minimum 2.75 unweighted GPA

Westlake/Westshore Arts - students majoring in musical arts: instrumental or vocal

Westlake Baseball League - seniors has participated in baseball

Westlake/Bay Rotary - open to any senior, based on merit and/or need

Westlake Soccer Association - 3.0 GPA and have been an active participant in soccer

Westlake Town Criers - based on voluntary community service

Westlake Women's Club - WHS senior living in Westlake

Westlake Women's Club, Band - senior with at least two years playing in the WHS band

West Shore Chamber of Commerce - students who have shown exemplary work of volunteer performance

West Shore Osteopathic Foundation - students pursuing medical or nursing field

PTA & Westlake City Schools

Dover/Westlake Alumni Association - open to any senior

Westlake Board of Education - open to any senior planning to continue their formal education

Westlake Demon's Club - applicants must have lettered in a sport their senior year

Westlake OAPSE - minimum 3.0 GPA, plan to attend college, trade or technical school

Westlake Teacher's Association - applicants must rank in top third of class

Westlake Council of PTAs -
Since 1968, Westlake Council of PTAs (WCPTA) has been awarding scholarships to deserving Westlake High School seniors who plan to pursue higher education at a college, university or technical school. You can apply for as many of the following scholarships as you would like; however, you can only win one PTA scholarship and all are available on the same website.

  • Bassett PTA - applicants must have attended Bassett Elementary for at least one year
  • Dover PTA - applicants must have attended Dover Elementary and rank in upper third of class
  • Dover Intermediate PTA - applicants must have attended Parkside Intermediate School at least one year
  • Hilliard PTA - applicants must have attended Hilliard Elementary and rank in upper third of class
  • Holly Lane PTA - applicant must be a Holly Lane graduate
  • Lee Burneson PTA - applicant must have attended Lee Burneson Middle School
  • WHS PTSA - open to any senior attending college
  • WHS PTSA Service - open to any senior attending college and has served our community
  • Westlake Council of PTA General - open to any senior attending college
  • Westlake Council of PTA for art - applicant plans to pursue a study in arts
  • Westlake Council of PTA for challenge - applicant has overcome a challenge or difficult circumstance
  • Westlake Council of PTA for technology - applicant plans to pursue a degree in technology/STEM field
  • Westlake Council of PTA for vocational - applicant plans to pursue a 2-3 year vocational or associates degree

Other Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Balanced Man Scholarship - CSU

Information:

  • Available for incoming freshman men, who will be attending Cleveland State next fall.
  • Scholarship is through the Cleveland State University Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with Sigma Phi Epsilon to be eligible for the scholarships.
  • To qualify, incoming students must submit applications and enroll, full time, by the application deadline (Aug. 15, 2019) to Cleveland State for the 2019-2020 year.
  • The scholarships are based on merit.
  • All applications will be reviewed and semi-finalists will be selected by a selection committee.
  • All semi-finalists will be asked to attend a 30-minute interview within one month after the application deadline.
  • All finalists and their parents will be invited to an awards banquet.

How much:

  • A total of $2,600 will be awarded
  • The top scholarship amount is $1,000 which will be awarded in the fall semester

How to apply:

  • Apply online at: www.csuohio.edu/SigEp
  • Applicant qualifications are noted on the website
  • To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at CSU during the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • Be a male applicant with a minimum 3.00 GPA.

Deadline:

  • August 15, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Scholarship

Application

Information:

  • Students must possess the following qualities: Leadership, Volunteerism, Character, Positive Attitude Toward Life.
  • Students attending a College, University, or Trade School are eligible.

How much:

  • Three (3) $1,000 renewable scholarships

How to apply:

  • Fill out the PDF, have the endorsement section completed by your counselor or principal, send a transcript, and have one (1) letter of recommendation completed
  • *see PDF for more detailed instructions
  • Email completed application to:
    • Todd VanHorn (VP of Career Development at: Scholarships@TPRSold.com

Deadline:
March 1, 2019 @ 5pm

BP Scholarship - Women in Science

Application

Information:

  • The Fluorine Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi is pleased to announce the BP Scholarship for young women in their senior year of high school who have demonstrated exceptional promise as future scientists.
  • The BP Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement and participation in scientific organizations and activities. The BP Scholarship recognizes commitment and potential achievement in chemistry, and is awarded to a senior who will enroll at an accredited four‐year college in the State of Ohio, with the intent of becoming a science major.
  • We will be looking for young women with a profound interest in chemistry. Although standardized test scores and transcripts will be considered, we are looking for young women who can convey their commitment to the physical sciences. Therefore, the open response sections of the application will be crucial to the selection process.
  • At the time of application, the candidate must meet the following criteria:
    • She must be a high school senior.
    • She must have formally applied to an accredited four‐year college or university in Ohio, with the intent of becoming a science major, intending to pursue a scientific career after graduation. (Pre‐med and pre‐pharmacy/pharmacy are excluded.)
    • She must have completed (or is in the process of completing) a minimum of three (3) academic years of laboratory science courses (Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics).
    • She must have completed (or is in the process of completing) a minimum of three (3) academic years of mathematics.
    • She must have an earned overall grade point average equal to or greater than 3.40 (on a 4.00 scale).
    • She must exhibit strong scientific achievement and continued interest in chemistry and mathematics.

How much:

  • A non‐renewable $2,000 scholarship

How to apply:

  • Go to: https://sites.google.com/site/iotasigmapicleveland/bp-scholarship
  • Fill out the PDF application *NO handwritten applications will be considered
    • Fill out the sections that you are able, then return to your counselor to fill in section 4
  • Include an official transcript (provided by your counselor), and a letter of recommendation
  • Return to:
    • Dr. Patricia R. Blum

970 Brookpoint Drive

Macedonia, OH 44056

  • **Four complete copies of the application form, transcript, and recommendation letter must be included.

Deadline:

  • Applications must be received by March 31, 2019.

Choose Ohio First - STEM at Kent State

Information:

  • Choose Ohio First "Careers in Mathematics and Computer Science" Program will annually provide a number of undergraduate tuition scholarships for CS, MATH, AMTH, and IMTH majors.
  • Student recipients of a Choose Ohio First Scholarship are required to remain in good academic standing within their STEM major with a (overall and math) GPA of at least 3.0 progressing toward completing the degree in four years and participate in Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program's social and mentoring activities, including working on a project and presenting at a poster session (see more information on the website: http://www.math.kent.edu/~soprunova/cof/)
  • This is a large program and students meeting our minimum requirement of math ACT of 27 have a good chance of being accepted.
  • Eligibility (for incoming freshmen):

    You must: Intend to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (MATH), Applied Mathematics (AMTH), Computer Science (CS), or Integrated Mathematics (IMTH, future math teachers); Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Be an Ohio resident; Be ready to take a calculus course in the first semester of freshman year (math ACT score of at least 27, math SAT score 620 or above). Only Kent campus students are eligible to participate in this program
  • The scholarship amount is up to $7,689- varying in size between $1,500 and $7,689 a year.

How to apply:

Deadline:

  • The deadline for submitting an application is ongoing.

CSU's “Sullivan Deckard Scholarship.”

Information:

  • This scholarship is provides an opportunity for students aging out of foster care to attend college.
  • Qualifications:
    • A student in foster care who is a high school senior, at least 17 years old and younger than 20 years old
    • A student who will age out of foster care by the time they begin their 2019 college enrollment
    • A student must apply to the Program by March 1, 2019 and already be admitted to CSU to qualify
    • Must be a legal resident of Ohio and eligible for in-state tuition rates

How much:
Not listed

How to apply:

  • Applicants must apply for admission and already be admitted to Cleveland State University.
  • Completed application packet must include:
    • Completed application form and supporting documentation including transcript and ACT scores
    • Personal Interest Essay (up to 1000 words)
    • Two written recommendations in support for applicant’s participation and scholarship award.
  • Finalists must successfully complete an in-person interview conducted by a panel of interviewers selected by Jarrett Pratt, Director of Student Success. Interviews will be conducted in April 2019 for summer 2019 enrollment.

Deadline:
March 1, 2019

FIDM National Scholarship

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Information:

  • Scholarship is for students interested in global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media and Entertainment.

How much:

  • varies

How to apply:

  • Apply online at bit.ly/FIDMscholarship

Deadline:

  • March 29, 2019.

Horvitz Youth Ability Scholarship

Information:

  • A non-renewable scholarship for students seeking a degree in Special Education, Social Work, Psychology or a related field.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of a 2.5
  • Must have a maximum family income of $150,000.
  • Available to students of all faiths

How much:

  • $2,500 awarded annually (non-renewable

How to apply:

Deadline:

  • April 10, 2019
  • ***New this year- apply by March 1st for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Jack W. and Shirley Berger Scholars Fund

Application

Information:

  • This award is for exceptional students who have a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA, and a 29 ACT score or 1350 SAT score.
  • All students in our program must have a total household income of $150,000 or less.
  • Must be a resident of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage, or Summit County
  • Must be enrolled in accredited four-year college as a full-time student seeking a secular (non-religious) education
  • A 3.0 GPA must be maintained
  • Open to students of all faiths
  • After review, students will be contacted if they are selected for an interview

How much:

  • The Berger Scholar Award gives up to $10,000/year for up to 4 years of undergraduate study if GPA is maintained. Recipients must complete a renewal application each year.

How to apply:

  • Go to https://www.jfsa-cleveland.org/ to find out how to apply for this and other scholarships, grants and loans.
  • Please save the PDF file, and email completed application to: dcomella@jfsa-cleveland.org with required documents.
    • A copy of your own personal and your parents’ 2017 1040 federal income tax form (or most recent)
    • A copy of your FAFSA/SAR for 2019-2020
    • Your most recent grades and ACT/SAT scores
    • Proof of college acceptance(s)
    • Recent photo of student for award announcements
    • Resume including the following criteria: awards/honors/accomplishments, volunteer work, extra curricular activities.

Deadline:
March 1, 2019

Lebanese Syrian American Junior League

Press Release
Application

Information:

  • 3 scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding young men and women of Lebanese or Syrian descendent residing in the Greater Cleveland area
  • The student must be graduating in either the January or June class of this current school year with a “B” or better scholastic average.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in early June, 2019. The recipient or a member of the recipient’s immediate family must be present at the Scholarship Presentation for acceptance; otherwise, the scholarship will be awarded to the next qualified candidate.

How much:

  • Three (3) $1,000 scholarships

How to apply:

  • Complete the Student Release form and return it to your counselor, who will gather your transcripts and ACT/SAT scores
  • Complete the Scholarship Application (PDF), Autobiography, and gather 2 letters of recommendation.
  • We would appreciate your cooperation in sending us an official copy of the student’s high school transcript, along with the student’s ACT or SAT scores and recommendation letters, in a sealed envelope along with the application completed by the student.
  • Include
    • Application form (two pages)
    • The autobiography (information can be found on the application)
    • An official (sealed) copy of your high school transcript
    • An official (sealed) copy of your SAT and/or ACT exam scores (through high school transcript is acceptable)
    • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a current teacher on school letterhead). Recommendation letters need to be dated and signed.
    • Current photo

Deadline:

  • All completed forms must be postmarked by March 31, 2019

Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation

Application

Information:

  • Offered to students who plan to pursue a career in the natural gas industry or related energy field.
  • An interest in the natural gas field is suggested, although those interested in general business curricula are also invited to apply, since those majors are also applicable to the industry. (See a list of accepted majors on the application PDF.)
  • Scholarships are limited to undergraduate college studies, technical or trade school programs for students who are Ohio residents planning to attend or already attending an Ohio school.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • This scholarship is a completely separate foundation from the Ohio Gas & Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and students may apply for both.
  • Scholarship winners will be announced in April 2019

How much:

  • Each scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable up to three additional years

How to apply:

  • Complete the application (PDF) and return with attachments:
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation (from a teacher, employer, or other mentor figure), An essay of 250-500 words (see application for details), High School transcript, and ACT and/or SAT scores if applicable
  • Return application to:
    • Ohio Gas Association Scholarship Foundation

Attn: Scholarship Awards
137 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Deadline:

  • Friday, March 15th, 2019 (Information received after this date will render the application incomplete and it will not be processed. This includes applications postmarked on deadline and received after.)

Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools LEADS!

Application

Information:

  • Scholarship winners will be notified by May 17, 2019.
  • Registration processing fees, books, lab charges, and student activity fees are to be paid by the student and will vary depending upon the school and the course of study.
  • Scholarships are not transferable from one school or program to another.
  • A scholarship committee will select the winner for each scholarship. The recipient must meet the requirements of the college offering the scholarship.
  • Winners will be posted on the OMACCS website: www.omaccs.org

How much:

  • Scholarship amount will be allocated over the length of the program.

How to apply:

  • Choose a scholarship(s) from the list of available scholarships.
  • Complete the information on the Scholarship Application and obtain appropriate signatures.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation with the application (from teachers, counselors, employers, or others).
  • Accompanied by a copy of you HS transcript (grades) and attendance records for the past 4 semesters and a verification of your GPA signed by the school counselor or principal.
  • Submit an essay (approximately 250 words) explaining why you want a career in the field you have listed on this application and why you feel you will be successful in this field. *This can be typed or handwritten- but must be on the standard 8 ½ x 11 paper. **Your name, address, phone number, and HS name should be printed in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Complete the LEADS! Nomination form. Send the form and a short note asking of your choice of civic, community or state leader to nominate you for this scholarship. It is suggested that your note include a brief paragraph about who you are and why you want the scholarship. It is acceptable to send the note and the Nomination Form by email, fax, or U.S. mail. Note: This form should be returned to you or your counselor from your nominator and then submitted with your application.

Deadline:

  • Deadline: April 12, 2019
  • Submit to:
    • Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools

2109 Stella Court, Suite 125 Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614.487.8180 Fax: 614.487.8190

Ohio News Media Foundation (ONMF)

Information:

  • The Scholarship will be awarded to a HS senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications program at an accredited college or university within the United States for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Application process is simple and not time consuming
  • For more information go to: www.ohionews.org/scholarships
  • For further questions, contact Michelle “Mike” Widner, ONMA administrative assistant and scholarship coordinator at mwidner@ohionews.org

How much:

  • $1,500

How to apply:

Deadline:

  • April 19, 2019

Ohio Northeast Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)

Application

Information:

  • Offered to students residing in the Northeast Ohio area enrolled in a Public Works field of study including Engineering, Administrative, Vocational/ Trade, and Environmental Impact/Water Quality disciplines.
  • Some Scholarships include:
    • Lake Erie Scholarship: scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for Engineering Core or Administrative students
    • Rubber City Scholarship: scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for Public Works field Vocational/Trade students
    • Western Reserve Scholarship: scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for students engaged in the studies of Environmental impact and Water Quality

How much:

  • Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships

How to apply:

  • Complete (PDF) application
  • Please submit completed applications and/or questions to: Craig Gorsuch (craig@akrontractor.com)

Deadline:

  • March 1, 2019

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP)

Application

Information:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry
  • Must be an Ohio resident OR a student attending, or planning to attend an accredited Ohio college, university, technical, or trade school
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Winners announced in May 2019

How much:

  • $1,000 per year, renewable up to four years. *If qualified, renewal application must be completed. See website for this application

How to apply:

  • Completion of 2-page application, signed and dated
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or other mentor figure
  • Submit an essay (no less than 250 words, and no more than 500 words) describing personal and career goals, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, awards/recognitions, community service, work history, financial needs, and personal or family influences. You should also describe how you would use your degree to help the oil and gas industry
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit ACT and/or SAT test scores, if applicable.

Deadline:

  • Postmarked no later than March 1, 2019
  • Mail to:
    • Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation
      Attn: Scholarship Awards
      P.O. Box 187, Granville, Ohio 43023

Ohio PTA Scholarships

PTA Academic Bachelors Scholarship Application
PTA Special Education Scholarship Application
PTA Technical Scholarship Application

Information:

  • Offering graduation seniors the opportunity to apply for an Academic, Technical, or Special Education Scholarship.
    • ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP: Students enrolled in a four year academic degree program may apply for a $500.00 academic scholarship.
    • TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP: Students enrolled in a two or three year approved technical, vocational, and associate degree program may apply for a $500.00 technical scholarship.
    • SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP: Special education students (Identified with a current IEP - Individual Education Plan) entering approved technical, vocational, associate degree or a four year academic program may apply for this $500.00 scholarship.
  • Awards are based on student’s scholastic, school involvement, leadership qualifications and special family circumstances.
  • Applicant must be a senior who attends an Ohio public high school, in a school district having one or more PTA units with membership in the Ohio PTA.
  • Recipients are permitted to receive scholarships from other sources.
  • Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipient upon verification of their enrollment at an accredited college, university, or technical school.
  • For more information visit www.ohiopta.org

How much:
$500

How to apply:

  • All applications must be filed with: Ohio PTA 40 Northwoods Blvd. Ste. A Columbus, Ohio 43235
  • **Faxed applications will NOT be accepted.
  • One application per student
  • Include:
    • Scholarship application
    • Letter of recommendation (coach, teacher, pastor, guidance counselor, etc.)
    • Official school transcript signed by school official
    • Ohio PTA Memorial Scholarship Cover Sheet

Deadline:
Ohio PTA office must receive by March 1, 2019

Student-View Scholarship Program

Information:

  • For HS seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school
  • No minimum SAT/ACT scores or GPA
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees
  • Winner announced in May 2019

How much:

  • One $4,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

How to apply:

  • Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

Deadline:

  • Deadline: April 22, 2019

Terra State Community College Scholarship

Information:

  • Tuition Scholarship. Does not include books and fees.
  • Eligible programs include: Accounting, Agribusiness Management, Automotive-Power Technologies, Computer Systems, Interactive Media, Electricity, Health Information Technology, Hospitality Management, Manufacturing Technology, Music Technologies, Robotics-Integrated Manufacturing, Welding.
  • To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
    • Graduate from high school in May 2019
    • Complete the free Terra State application prior to April 15, 2019, at apply.terra.edu
    • Complete Terra State Workforce Demand Scholarship application prior to April 15, 2019
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to April 15, 2019
    • Enroll full-time for fall and spring consecutively over five semesters (6 credits minimum if you select to attend an optional summer semester)
    • Submit a non-refundable $50 deposit by April 15, 2019, to reserve your spot; deposit will be applied to cost of general fees once enrolled
  • For application information visit: www.terra.edu/WorkforceDemand.html

How much:

How to apply:

Deadline:

  • April 15, 2019

William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc.

Application

Information:

  • Applicants must be seniors, residing in Ohio, graduating from an Ohio high school in 2019.
  • Offering 15 new (financial need-based) scholarships to the class of 2019. *Applicant’s EFC from FAFSA must be less than 7,000 to apply. In addition, your college Financial Aid Award letter must show a minimum $4,000 need.
  • Ideal candidates must already know their career goal and are highly motivated and have good character, but require financial assistance to pursue their dream of a higher education.
  • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited 4 year post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis by the Fall of 2019. The school of choice does not need to be in Ohio but must have a program leading to a degree in the student’s chosen field.
  • Applicants must show academic promise; minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Free to apply

How much:

  • They are offering 15 new scholarships, each worth $4,000 (renewable financial need-based undergraduate scholarship, with a maximum value of $16,000)

How to apply:

  • A copy of the scholarship application (and detailed information) are available on the website: www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org.
  • Mail pages 5-8 of the application along with requested materials to the address listed below.
    • Include:
    • Pages 5-8 of the notarized application
    • Current transcript, including current class schedule & your best ACT scores
    • Complete copy of your finalized FAFSA SAR (Student Aid Report)
    • 2 letters or recommendation
    • 1 page typed essay

Deadline:

  • Applications accepted: February 15, 2019 until the postmark deadline of April 5, 2019
  • Mail to:
    • Scholarships

The William D. Squires Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 2940
Juniper, FL 33468-2940

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