Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

FAFSA, CSS, college specific financial aide, etc... ALL colleges and universities have very specific deadlines and sources for available money; be sure to check with EACH university about specific deadlines, what forms of financial aide access need to be filled out and how exactly to access financial resources. Independence High School counselors can answer general questions, but it is up to each family to speak directly to the specific college/university.
For more information about FAFSA click here: FAFSA Information
For more information about the CSS (accepted at 400 specific colleges) click here: ?CSS Profile

College Now of Greater Cleveland

Need help completing the FAFSA? Here is a link to "College Now of Greater Cleveland"

RaiseMe

All students in 9th thru 12th grades are invited to sign up for RaiseMe and start earning micro-scholarships from over 250+ colleges. Sign up for free.   Click here to learn more about RaiseMe - PDF Format.  Click here for RTF Format

Scholarship App Scholly, #Myscholly

We learn from IHS students every day! Thanks to an IHS senior (you know who you are) for making IHS Staff aware of this app, so we can share with other students and families! Scholly is a simple, comprehensive and accurate scholarship matching platform, that turns the long months of searching for free money for college, into minutes. Click here to download the My Scholly App #myscholly

Senior Scholarship Information

Students have asked for information about national scholarships: SchoolSoup.com and FinAid.org are two excellent sources of scholarships.

Scholarship Search

College Covered Scholarship Search Tool
Scholarship Search Tool

Students with Disabilities Scholarships

With more adaptive technologies and progressive legislature, prospective college students with disabilities have countless resources available to make the transition to higher education less stressful. Click here to download additional information.

College of Choice

DO YOU WONDER WHAT IT TAKES TO GET IN TO YOUR COLLEGE OF CHOICE?
Data was collected from various institution websites and indicates first-time (i.e. freshman) students enrolling in Fall 2016.
College Entering Class Statistics...Wonder what the average ACT/SAT Score is?

Need Based Financial Aide

The following table indicates the percentage of incoming undergraduate students receiving an institutional grant as well as the average grant award (per year) received.
Needs Based Financial Aide by Institution

Various Scholarship Opportunities

ADELSTEIN/CITY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Win up to $1000 and a chance to read your essay at a City Club forum!
2020 Prompt:
The more we use technology, the more information we provide to the people and organizations that own that technology. Some of that information may be willingly provided, while some of that information is a by-product of interacting with that technology – such as GPS tracking while using Google Maps or clicking on an advertisement on instagram.

As technology rapidly grows and becomes more integrated with our lives, data that may have been considered private or personal in the past, is now bought, sold, or traded by marketers, political campaigns, and other stakeholders. Many of them use algorithms and artificial intelligence to target and craft the messages they send—messages which may be legitimate and helpful, or false and harmful, or anywhere in between.
What effect does this tradeoff have on freedom of speech and democracy? And what, if anything, should be done about it?
Download additional information here.
Deadline 3/9/2020
 
AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Eighty scholarships at $10,000 each are available to high school students, ages 15 to 18.
These scholarships are a major benefit of AOPA membership, helping members reach their aviation goals. Not a member? AOPA offers free AV8RS memberships to high school students, free six-month memberships to prospective and current student pilots, as well as other membership options.
To receive priority consideration, scholarship applications must be received by Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).
Deadline is 3/15/2020
CITY CLUB ADELSTEIN FREE SPEACH ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP
All high school students in Northeastern Ohio are eligible to apply for scholarship prizes. Download additonal information here.
Deadline 3/9/2020 
CLEVELAND BLUES SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
The Cleveland Blues Society is pleased to announce the availability of three $1,000 Scholarships for 2019-2020.  Click here regarding the eligibility, guidelines and submission deadlines http://www.clevelandblues.org/cleveland-blues-society-scholarship/
Deadline 3/15/20
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DEGREE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Interested in a degree in Construction Management via the University of Akron, 100% PAID FOR IN FULL? It's not too good to be true!  RISE, a program in association with WTI/Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance.
Download additional information here.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIPS
The Betty Hansen Memorial Scholarship
Cuyahoga Farm Bureau/Cuyahoga County Fair Partnership Scholarship
Details for and the application process are available online
http://www.northcoastfarmbureau.org/
http://www.cuyfair.com/youth/junior-fair
https://ofbf.org/counties/cuyahoga/
https://ofbf.org/foundation/scholarships/betty-hansen-scholarship/

 
FIELDS OF LEARNING SCHOLARSHIPS
Fields of Learning is pleased to announce our Scholarship Program for 2020.  This is the 16th year that we have offered scholarships to Ohio high school students who are chosen as  winners of our annual essay contest.  We will be awarding 5 $1000 scholarships this year.  Download additional information here.
Deadline 3/31/2020 
THE GALLERY COLLECTION SCHOLARSHIP
In the spirit of Christmas, they are awarding a $10,000. scholarship to a student who submits a painting, drawing, or photograph that the judges deem most worthy of being made into a greeting  card. Download additional information here.
Deadline 3/2/20
JOYCE IVY FOUNDATION SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country's top colleges:
Barnard | Brown | Cornell | Emory | Harvard | Johns Hopkins
MIT | Smith | Stanford | Wash U | Yale
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. Download application here.
ELEVATE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline 4/1/2020 
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AIDE
This association offers scholarships, grants, and interest free loans for students who are attending a four year accredited college program. Download additional information here.
They still offer one scholarship that non-Jewish students can apply to called the Horvitz YouthAbility Program Scholarship. This scholarship is specifically for students who will be studying special education, social work, psychology, physical therapy, or other related fields.
Download Horvitz YouthAbility scholarship flyer pdf,
Download Horvitz YouthAbility scholarship flyer rtf
Deadline 4/1/2020 
KENT STATE FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIP
Students from Ohio may qualify for up to $11,000. per year. Download additonal information here.  Students who apply by December 1st. will be automatically considered for all renewable merit scholarships. Applying to Kent State has never been easier! You can submit your application through Common APP or Kent State Application.
Deadline 2/1/2020 
MANUFACTURING SCHOLARSHIP
College Now provides scholarship opporuntities 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 of degree. Click here for additional information.
ANTHONY A MARTINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship awarded to a senior in high school who was graduated from The Goddard School and who demonstrates the work ethic and perseverance that exemplifies Martino's commitment to his career, family, and community. Download additional information here.
Deadline 3/13/2020 
 OSU ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Cleveland is proud to again offer scholarships to several exceptional high school seniors who enroll in The Ohio State University for the 2020 fall semester. We will award two $2500 scholarships, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study, and a few single-year scholarships. Click here for additional information
Deadline 2/1/2020 
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