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The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.

Students and Scholarships

The Community Foundation awards annual scholarships for post high school education.  Our scholarships are based on field of study, merit, financial need, and community involvement.  Some scholarships have specific eligibility requirements, and you should read the descriptions carefully to see if you may apply.

Students eligible for renewals will be contacted via e-mail in January.  If your scholarship is renewable, you must reapply each year.  Renewals are competitive and at the committee's discretion.

Decisions approved by the Community Foundation Board of Directors are rendered in May and are final.  Awards are paid to post-secondary accredited educational institutions, not to individuals or bookstores.

Please Note:  Our scholarship application deadline was March 2, 2016 and is now closed.  Please check back in December for the new application.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA or higher as required by specific scholarships.
  • Transcripts must be official.  Official transcripts can be obtained only from your College Bursar's Office/High School Guidance Office.
  • Financial information:  ALL applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit their entire Student Aid Report (SAR).

Before applying, please review our online tutorial Five Top Tips to help you get through the application process or view the Scholarship FAQ if you have any questions while completing your application.

 

Additional Resources

Find Scholarships

Understand Financial Aid

College Information/Student Resources

College Entrance Exam Dates and Information

*These sites are provided for informational purposes and do not constitute recommendations by the Community Foundation of Lorain County.  These sites offer financial aid and scholarship information for free but may contain advertising for paid services related to scholarships.

 

 

For Scholarship Information Please Contact:

Angela-LeeAngela Lee
Scholarship Coordinator

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.