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External Scholarships

External scholarships require separate applications to be completed directly from the offering institutions and may have different requirements and deadlines than those offered by Kent State Trumbull. Please contact the organizations directly for additional information.

Allen Endowment
Florence Allen Scholarships are awarded annually by The Allen Endowment to provide Ohio women with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through education. Scholarship funds are for the 2017-18 academic year and may be used for courses at accredited degree or certificate granting institutions recognized by a state Board of Regents. The completed application and all supporting documentation must be hand stamped (not metered), postmarked and mailed via US Postal Service First Class Mail on or before April 1, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified by certified letter no later than April 30, 2018. 

American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women – Warren/Trumbull Branch is offering a scholarship to assist a Trumbull County, nontraditional woman pursuing a degree a two-/four-year degree at Kent State University, University of Akron, or Youngstown State University. The scholarship will be an award of $500.00 posted to the recipient’s account. Application deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2019.  (Information & Application)

    Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund (ADSF)
    The Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund (ADSF) was founded by a small group of former Amish with big dreams — to help other former Amish realize their dreams of earning a college education. Because the Amish only study to the eighth grade, it is challenging for those who leave the community to pursue a higher education. For more information about ADSF, and to apply, visit Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund.

      ATHENA Scholarship
      The ATHENA Award Program honors exceptional professional women for their career successes, service and leadership to the community and their empowerment of other professional women through active mentorship. The ATHENA scholarship has been established to further the goals of the ATHENA mission and to promote education. 

      College Now
      College Now offsets the high cost of college tuition by awarding renewable, need-based scholarships to students across Northeast Ohio. Over the last few years, College Now’s scholarship recipients have experienced declining income and resources while postsecondary costs have risen, leaving a wide gap. Application deadline is Sunday, April 14, 2019. 

      District Three, Ohio Nurses Association
      One or two $500 BSN completion scholarships and one MSN scholarship are available to be awarded in 2019 by District Three, Ohio Nurses Association. Must be current members of District Three and be employed in the tri-county area (Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties). Must show proof of acceptance in a School of Nursing that must be NLN accredited. Application deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019

      The Melinda Henning Scholarship Fund Melinda “Mindy” Henning, a 1984 graduate of the Ohio State University’s School of Natural Resources, spent the bulk of her career at Ford Nature Center in Mill Creek MetroParks (serving Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio).  She unexpectedly and tragically passed away in 2008.  Her family and friends have established a scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley to assist students studying Natural Resources, Nature Interpretation, Environmental Education, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Studies, or any related field deemed appropriate by the Selection Committee.

      The Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship
      This scholarship had been established to provide financial assistance for full-time undergraduate women under the age of 30, who are residents of Ohio or South Carolina. 

      Jane Edna Hunter (1881-1971) was an African-American Social Worker from South Carolina. She established what became known as the Phillis Wheatley Association of Cleveland to help elevate African-American women and children. Application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019. 

      Junior League of Cleveland Scholarship
      Application, including scholarship details, is available on their website.

      LifeShare Scholarship
      LifeShare Community Blood Services is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to providing safe and adequate blood and blood component supply for patient healthcare in Northeast Ohio. Students across the region support our mission by donating blood. To acknowledge the crucial role students, faculty and administration play in helping maintain adequate blood supply, the LifeShare Community Blood Services Scholarship was created. Kent State University at Trumbull sponsors LifeShare blood drives on campus. One $500 scholarship is created for every 35 units of blood collected during the academic year.  More information and application instructions will be available in spring 2019.

      Ohio Academy of Science
      This is an opportunity to help young scientists who are headed towards careers in environmental science and environmental engineering in Ohio. As such, please share this scholarship offer that is funded by The Ohio EPA and administered by The Ohio Academy of Science. Application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019. 

      Ohio Gas Association
      Applications are accepted between Jan.7-March 15, 2019. Information received after this date will render the application incomplete and it will not be processed. Scholarship winners will be announced in April 2019. Scholarships are limited to undergraduate college studies, technical, or trade school programs. Application deadline is Monday, March 15, 2019. 

      Richard T. Naples, Sr. Education Foundation Scholarship
      Richard T. Naples Sr. and family own and operate three fireworks stores located in Niles, Hubbard, and Canton, Ohio. They have established the scholarship program to help young adults defray a portion of the costs of a higher education, which includes not only colleges and universities, but also institutes for fine and performing arts, as well as trade and vocational schools/institutes. Additional information can be obtained from Wholesale Fireworks.

      Nordson BUILDS
      The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. Scholarship recipients will be considered for available internship opportunities with Nordson Corporation. 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. Additional information can be obtained from Nordson BUILDS.

      Carrie Peska Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      Carrie Peska dedicated 22 years of her life to Nursing before her tragic passing in an automobile accident in 2009. After her passing, the Carrie Peska Scholarship Committee was formed in order to award nursing scholarships in her honor.  Individuals must be enrolled in a nursing program to apply. More information and application (PDF).

      Thomas J. Seefred Trust
      The Thomas J. Seefred Trust is a perpetual fund that will award scholarships up to $3,000 each to college students between 18-25 years of age who are suffering from Juvenile Diabetes. Preference is given to qualified applicants from Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties in Ohio. 

      Seven Seventeen Credit Union Scholarships
      Seven Seventeen Credit Union is the third largest credit union in Ohio and among the largest in the country. Ten branches in five Northeast Ohio counties serve more than 76,000 members. Seven Seventeen Credit Union offers scholarships for post-secondary education to graduating high school seniors who have an account at Seven Seventeen or are the legal dependent of a Seven Seventeen member or are members of Seven Seventeen's cha-ching Teen Club or the edge young adult program. Additional information can be obtained from Seven Seventeen Credit Union.

      Shultz-Mills Scholarship
      GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League Application for Shultz-Mills Scholarship for a non-traditional, independent female student (age 25 or older and not living with parents) and of sophomore or higher standing. Must be a full-time student enrolled in a state accredited post-secondary institution, reside in Trumbull County and have a 3.00-grade point average or higher and include official grade transcripts or verification of grade point average signature from the registrar. Application and personal/professional goal statement must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 2, 2018. 

      Trumbull County Disabled Americans Veterans Chapter #11 Scholarship Fund
      The Trumbull County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #11 is awarding two (2) individual undergraduate scholarships of one-thousand dollars ($1,000) each to help defer the cost of higher education for a Disabled American Veteran's family. These scholarships will be to attend Kent State University at Trumbull or Youngstown State University. Additional information and application (PDF).

      Trumbull County Firefighters Auxiliary 
      Applicants must be in the second year of their registered nursing degree or greater and a resident of Trumbull County. Deadline: July 13, 2018 

      Trumbull County Historical Society's Becky Smith Memorial Scholarship
      Smith was an honor student from Lakeview High School that held degrees from both Kent State University and Youngstown State University. She was an ardent promoter of the historic preservation of older buildings and homes and was hired by the city of Butler, PA in 2008 as manager for their Main Street Program to promote the revitalization of Downtown Butler. Smith died in an automobile accident in 2011 and a scholarship has been created in her memory. Additional information can be obtained from the Trumbull County Historical Society.

      Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation Scholarships
      The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation was originally incorporated in 1976 as an Ohio nonprofit corporation, with its supported organization and sole member being Trumbull Memorial Hospital. In March 2009, Forum Health, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, and the Foundation - along with other related entities - filed for Chapter 11. After more than two years of proceedings, the Foundation was released from the bankruptcy process and the Foundation Board secured a supporting organization designation with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley in July 2012. The funds, previously restricted to the support of Trumbull Memorial Hospital, will now be used to support a broad range of health care services and health care education needs of Trumbull County residents. Additional information and applications are available through the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation.

      Trumbull Town Hall Scholarship
      The Trumbull Town Hall Scholarship is open to female students, 24 years old and older, and that are Trumbull County residents. Applicants must be enrolled, or plan to be enrolled, full-time (12+ hours) for the 2015–2016 academic year at Kent State Trumbull, must be at least Junior status (60+ hours earned), have a 3.0 GPA or higher (cumulative), must demonstrate financial need, and must have a 2016-2017 FAFSA on file with Kent State Trumbull by the scholarship application deadline. Previous Trumbull Town Hall recipients may not apply. Application deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019. 

      Trumbull County Women's History Committee
      Trumbull County Women’s History Committee is for a non-traditional, independent female student (Age 25 or older, not residing with parents, and of sophomore status or higher). Must be a full-time student enrolled in a State Accredited post-secondary institution, a resident of Trumbull County and possess 3.00 GPA or higher and include official grade transcripts. Application and personal/professional goal statement deadline is Friday, March 8, 2019.

      Ursuline Sisters Scholars Program
      The Ursuline Sisters Scholars Program seeks to break the cycle of poverty through post-secondary education. It offers individual mentorship, scholarships, financial assistance for school-related and living expenses, workshops to promote personal and academic growth, and links to community resources. Students' incomes must be below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; priority goes to single parents and current/former Beatitude House program participants. 
      To apply to the program please contact Emily Moran, Program Director at 330-746-6622 or email emoran@beatitudehouse.com

      Warren City Federation of Women's Clubs 
      The Warren City Federation of Women’s Clubs, a GFWC member, is offering a $500 scholarship to assist a Trumbull County woman pursuing a university degree. Application deadline is Friday, March 8, 2019.

      Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship
      Wells Fargo’s emergency grants ensure veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families. Through the Wells Fargo Emergency Grant Program:

      • Immediate, small grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school.
      • Grants are available for a one-time distribution up to $1,000 based on the cost of the emergency need.
      • Grants are available on an ongoing basis while funds are available.

      To learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit the Wells Fargo Veteran's website.

      The Woman’s Board of Youngstown Scholarship Fund
      The purpose of the scholarship is to promote excellence in healthcare by providing scholarships to students pursuing nursing degrees. The applicant must be a resident of the Mahoning Valley with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarship Guidelines (PDF) & Application (PDF)