Apply for Scholarships

Rittman GraduationThe Wayne County Community Foundation manages over 140 scholarship funds, each with their own criteria.  

 Scholarships through WCCF may be used for tuition and fees (not including room and board) required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution. Fees, books, supplies and equipment directly required for courses of instruction are eligible if they can be purchased directly from the school. If the scholarship is used for any other expense, the IRS considers it taxable income for the student.

Certain Scholarships listed below require submitting the Student Aid Report (SAR) Acknowledgment Letter for the upcoming academic year. This report comes from the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Office and is a result of completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This is a sample of the SAR. If it is required for a scholarship application, you will be asked to upload your document as a PDF before submitting the application. 

If you have yet to determine which educational institution you will be attending at the time of completing the scholarship application, please list your first school of choice on the application. Changes may be made after the application is completed by contacting the Foundation at wccf@sssnet.com.

Note: If you are a recipient of a scholarship through the Wayne County Community Foundation, all monetary awards will be made payable to your account at the post-secondary school you will be or are attending. Unless otherwise stated, checks will be issued in July, prior to the new school year. No checks will be awarded directly to any individuals. No awards shall be made to students with less than two grade “terms” (quarters, semesters, etc.) left before graduating from the program.

Scholarship Guide

This year eight Wayne County high schools participated in the Scholarship Guide booklet that is mailed to their high school seniors in December.

The Scholarship Guide assists students and their families in obtaining scholarship information for higher education. The guide provides information for over 100 scholarships that are being awarded by foundations, corporations, governmental agencies, clubs, and other organizations on the local, regional, state, and national levels. 

Scholarship Guide     To view the entire Guide, click on the booklet cover on the left.

If you need further information or assistance, contact your high school guidance counselor, listed in the guide, or contact the Wayne County Community Foundation at 330-262-3877.

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Scholarship Information

Akron

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Dalton

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Doylestown

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Northwestern

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Norwayne

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Orrville

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Rittman

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Smithville

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Triway

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Waynedale

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Wooster

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Wayne County

Huntley and Bea Pierce Family Sports Scholarship

Distinction: The Fund was established from memorial gifts to honor Huntley and Bea Pierce for their significant contributions to the local quality of life through their community leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and love of sports. Established in 1952, near Public Square in downtown Wooster, Pierces’s Sporting Goods & Athletic Supplies became the premier sporting goods retail store and supplier for sports leagues and teams in Wayne and surrounding counties throughout northern Ohio. Equipment was used for all levels of participation including youth, adult, school, and collegiate competition. Pierces’s Sporting Goods & Athletic Supplies often supplied these leagues, educational institutions, and their coaches with donations to foster good character, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Wayne County (Ohio) graduating high school seniors enrolling in a 2- or 4-year post-secondary educational institution on a full time basis. Applicants must have successfully participated in at least two varsity sports while in high school. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 academic grading scale and have taken on student leadership and/or community service roles. Previous scholarship recipients may re-apply, but preference will be given to qualified students who have not previously received the award.
Term: One
Amount: $460
Number of New Awards Each Year: 1
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: April 15
Keywords: athletics, sports, wayne
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Joan Lance Houglan Scholarship for Aspiring Educators

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to residents of Wayne, Holmes, or Medina Counties (located in Ohio) who are pursuing a career in the field of education. First preference is given to single parents with custodial or child support responsibilities of one or more minor children. In lieu of qualified applicants meeting this criterion, other need based exigent circumstances may be considered. Special consideration shall be given to qualified applicants interested in specializing in teaching children with learning disabilities, emotional or behavior disorders, or other impediments to learning.
Term: One year
Amount: $1,000
Number of New Awards Each Year: 1
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: May 31: Online Application
Keywords: adult, education, holmes, medina, single parent, wayne
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Jodi Shilling Memorial Volleyball Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors enrolled in a higher educational institution to further their career goals. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale, strong moral character, responsible work ethic, and participation in community and/or extracurricular activities. Financial need may be considered. Applicant must be graduating from a high school located in Wayne County, Ohio or Hillsdale Local Schools located in Jeromesville, OH, and have participated in volleyball for all four years of high school.
Term: One
Amount: $1,000 minimum
Number of New Awards Each Year: up to 3
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: April 15; mail completed applications to Wayne County Community Foundation, 517 N Market Street, Wooster, OH 44691
Application: Download this application
Keywords: volleyball, wayne

Mark W. Carrabine Memorial Math Award

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to a student who graduated from high school located in Wayne County, Ohio (including home school), who excel in the field of mathematics. Applicant musts be enrolled or enrolling in a two-or four-year higher educational institution. The selection committee will accept and review no more than one application from each high school located in Wayne County. Student shall submit their application to their respective guidance counselor, who, in consultation with the school’s math department, shall select one application to be forwarded to the selection committee for final consideration.
Term: One year
Amount: $1,000
Number of New Awards Each Year: Varies
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: March 31 to your guidance counselor
Application: Download this application
Keywords: math, wayne

Robert C. and Jean P. Seiwert Memorial Library Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to Wayne County, Ohio residents who are pursing careers in Library Science. Applicants must be US citizens seeinkg either a Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or the K-12 Library Media Specialist License designation.
Term: One
Amount: $600.00
Number of New Awards Each Year: 1
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: May 31: Online Application
Keywords: adult, library, wayne
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Joan Lance Houglan Scholarship for Aspiring Educators

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to residents of Wayne, Holmes, or Medina Counties (located in Ohio) who are pursuing a career in the field of education. First preference is given to single parents with custodial or child support responsibilities of one or more minor children. In lieu of qualified applicants meeting this criterion, other need based exigent circumstances may be considered. Special consideration shall be given to qualified applicants interested in specializing in teaching children with learning disabilities, emotional or behavior disorders, or other impediments to learning.
Term: One year
Amount: $1,000
Number of New Awards Each Year: 1
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: May 31: Online Application
Keywords: adult, education, holmes, medina, single parent, wayne
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Robert C. and Jean P. Seiwert Memorial Library Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to Wayne County, Ohio residents who are pursing careers in Library Science. Applicants must be US citizens seeinkg either a Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or the K-12 Library Media Specialist License designation.
Term: One
Amount: $600.00
Number of New Awards Each Year: One
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: May 31: Online Application
Keywords: adult, library, wayne
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Corporate Scholarships

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Ashland County

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Holmes County

Joan Lance Houglan Scholarship for Aspiring Educators

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to residents of Wayne, Holmes, or Medina Counties (located in Ohio) who are pursuing a career in the field of education. First preference is given to single parents with custodial or child support responsibilities of one or more minor children. In lieu of qualified applicants meeting this criterion, other need based exigent circumstances may be considered. Special consideration shall be given to qualified applicants interested in specializing in teaching children with learning disabilities, emotional or behavior disorders, or other impediments to learning.
Term: One year
Amount: $1,000
Number of New Awards Each Year: 1
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: May 31: Online Application
Keywords: adult, education, holmes, medina, single parent, wayne
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Medina County

Joan Lance Houglan Scholarship for Aspiring Educators

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to residents of Wayne, Holmes, or Medina Counties (located in Ohio) who are pursuing a career in the field of education. First preference is given to single parents with custodial or child support responsibilities of one or more minor children. In lieu of qualified applicants meeting this criterion, other need based exigent circumstances may be considered. Special consideration shall be given to qualified applicants interested in specializing in teaching children with learning disabilities, emotional or behavior disorders, or other impediments to learning.
Term: One year
Amount: $1,000
Number of New Awards Each Year: 1
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Deadline: May 31: Online Application
Keywords: adult, education, holmes, medina, single parent, wayne
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Wayne County Community Foundation
517 North Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Phone: (330) 262-3877
Fax: (330) 262-8057
Email: wccf@sssnet.com

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