External Scholarship Opportunities

Payne, Nickles & Company Scholarship

Payne, Nickles & Company, CPAs, through The Fund for Huron County (an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Lorain County), is proud to announce it is again offering up to two (2) $2,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is open to fourth or fifth year students with accounting majors, and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam. The scholarship is non-renewable.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Erie/Huron, or contiguous counties, Ohio resident
  • Minimum 2.8 grade point average
  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017. Our scholarship is based on field of study, merit, financial need and community involvement. The decision is final and will be announced in late June. The scholarship will be paid to the school (not to an individual or bookstore) in one installment.

The Firm’s offices are located at 422 West Market Street in Sandusky and 257 Benedict Avenue, Bldg. D in Norwalk. Scholarship applications can be picked up at either location, or printed from the Payne, Nickles & Company website at www.pncpa.biz. All completed applications should be submitted to the Fund for Huron County, 12 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857.


2016 Cleveland AAF Student Connection Scholarship

The application process is open to all junior and senior Marketing Communication students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or greater. AAF - CLE has approximately $7,500 in scholarship funds to award deserving students. The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2017. The selection process will take place in February 2017 with winners announced soon thereafter. Winning students will be awarded checks at their March Signature Series Luncheon.

Click here to apply.


2016 Akron AAF/hfa – Stanley Buda Scholarship

The Akron chapter of the American Advertising Federation is excited to announce the AAF Akron/hfa Stanley Buda Scholarship, available for Junior and Senior students at The University of Akron studying communications, marketing, advertising, graphic design, digital media, public relations, journalism and more. In an effort to honor the late Stanley Buda, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates (hfa) have graciously donated $1,000 to be awarded to a student at The University of Akron.

Scholarship Applicants must meet all of the following criteria and submission requirements for eligibility:

  • Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a communications related field, including advertising, marketing, graphic design, digital media, web design, photography, interactive marketing, copywriting, public relations, media planning, journalism, etc.
  • Be enrolled in your junior or senior year, graduating between 2017 and 2018.
  • Carry a full course load (minimum 12 credits) and hold a current minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Deadline is January 31 at 5pm and should be submitted to ac10@uakron.edu. The award recipient will be announced at the 2017 ADDY Awards on February 24th. Additional information and access to the application can be found here.


Richard West Law Office Annual Student Loan Scholarship

Richard West is the founder and lead bankruptcy attorney at the Richard West Law Office. He has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He understands the need for financial assistance in the pursuit of higher education and, therefore, has a desire to serve and help those who are financing their education through loans and/or scholarship.

In this spirit, the Richard West Law Office will chose qualified candidates to receive $500 scholarships to help support the costs of tuition and books each year. Mr. West hopes that these scholarships will reward the efforts of motivated members of the community by helping take some of the financial pressure of education off their shoulders as they work towards advancing their goals.

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be a US citizen, enrolled in an accredited college and financing their education through loans and/or scholarships.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship,
visit: Richard West Law Office - Giving back.


Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

The Mortgage Reports is offering a new scholarship for incoming or current undergraduates studying business or another finance-related major.

  • Amount: $1000
  • Submission Deadline: January 29, 2017
  • Award Notification: March 15, 2017
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Age: 17 or Older
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Enrollment status: Accepted to or enrolled in a finance, economics, or related program at time of application.

Learn more and apply here


FreeLogoServices Scholarship

The Most Promising Logo Design Scholar will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates unique promise in logo design and developing visual identities.

FreeLogoServices will award a $1,500 scholarship. The deadline for applying is Dec. 31, 2016. See flyer for more details.

Applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Have completed 1 year coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
  • Submit 1 original logo design for each of the following 3 industries:
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Beauty & Massage

For more information and to apply for the scholarship,
visit: FreeLogoServices Scholarship.


Allied Van Lines Scholarships for Supply Chain/Business Majors

Five recipients will be awarded $1,000 dollars toward their education.

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016
  • Requirements:
    • Supply Chain/Operations majors
    • Business majors

More information about this scholarship and the application form can be found at Allied Van Lines Scholarships.


Annual iSeeCars Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship

This $1,000 essay scholarship is open to students who have an interest in entrepreneurship. It was established to help inspire and support the next generation of business owners.

Entering freshman, undergraduate and graduate students in all majors, currently enrolled full-time at an accredited 4-year U.S. college are encouraged to apply. The award amount will be sent directly to the financial aid office at the winner’s college.

Deadline: 12/31/2016.

Learn more and apply here.


Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition is for graduate students who have been admitted on a part-time basis to a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or a related field.

  • Amount: Four scholarships of $9,000 each are available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Part-time graduate students in a public administration, finance, business administration or a related program.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship competition is for students who are enrolled full-time in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance. Eligible students should expect to be enrolled in the 2017 semester (including spring 2017 graduates).

  • Amount: One scholarship of $14,000 is available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Graduate students enrolled full-time in a program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship competition is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in state and local government finance in the United States or Canada.

  • Amount: Two scholarships of $9,000 each are available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship competition is for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. The Minorities Scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies.

  • Amount: One scholarship of $9,000 is available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minority undergraduate or graduate student
    • Enrolled in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) program

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Ohio Export Internship Program

For Summer 2017, The Institute for Global Business in the College of Business Administration is offering you a unique opportunity to obtain an internship through the Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP).

The OEIP is offered in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency. The OEIP combines a Spring Semester export-focused course with a paid summer internship centered on expanding a company’s international market. The opportunity provides a way for undergraduate students to obtain real global business experience right here in Ohio.

The Benefits
  • Hands on experience working with senior executives at dynamic Ohio companies
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge about new export market opportunities
  • Paid compensation for internship
  • Networking opportunities with participating companies and industry experts
  • Access to faculty and government experts
  • Specialized export class during Spring Semester

Eligibility
  • Interest in exporting and international business
  • Detailed organization and planning skills
  • Attend a Spring Semester course on the Youngstown State University campus each Monday
  • Commitment to working with a company 40 hours/week for 12 weeks during the summer
  • Graduation date later than Summer 2017
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA

Apply Online here

Interviews will be scheduled and applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline. Apply early.

Deadline to apply: October 15, 2016

For more information:
Email Dr. Chandra at ac10@uakron.edu


KEIR Scholarship for Finance Students

Win a scholarship to a Keir Live or Virtual Review Class PLUS materials for the CFP® Certification Exam! Keir Educational Resources, a leading provider of professional education, will award one scholarship per FPA chapter per CFP® exam cycle. Review locations and dates can be found on the website at www.keirsuccess.com

This award has a retail value of $1,000. Scholarships are awarded based on merit with consideration given to career goals and any honors received.

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2016 for March 2017 testing dates.

Download the application form with instructions here


Factor Finders $1,000 Scholarship

Applicant must be a current, full-time undergraduate student at an accredited Ohio 4-year college or university as of January 1, 2017. The winner will be required to provide proof of enrollment. Scholarship is only open to students attending Ohio colleges/university

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a legal US resident
  • Scholarship is open to all majors

To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the topic, “The internet has forever changed our society, but for good or bad?” (750 word maximum). Applicants must apply to contest via email and include their essay as a PDF or Microsoft Word attachment. Essay headers must include full name, school name, year of graduation, email address, and phone number. All essay submissions should be sent to scholarships@factorfinders.com from the applicant’s .edu email address. Only email submissions will be accepted. More information can be found here.

Award:$1,000 scholarship to be awarded in check form, made payable to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending.

Deadlines to apply:

  • For the Spring 2017 semester, essays must be submitted by December 30, 2016. Winner will be selected by January 13, 2017 and notified by email.
  • For Fall 2017 semester, essays must be submitted by June 1, 2017. Winner will be selected by June 30, 2017 and notified by email.