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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.

Learn about our scholarships at your school's financial aid night

College costs can be expensive, which is why you should take full advantage of any and all scholarship opportunities.

Our scholarships support students who are Lorain County residents, they can be attending a 2-year or 4-year college, or a trade or technical school.

How do students find and apply any of our dozens of scholarships? Angela Lee, Scholarship Coordinator, will be attending lots of financial aid nights hosted by schools across Lorain County. Check out the schedule of events below to find one for your school, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time for more information! 

Sept 18 @ 6:30 pm Elyria High School

Sept 20 @ 6:15 pm Columbia High School

Sept 24 @ 5:30 pm Wellington High School

Sept 27  6:30 pm Clearview High School

Oct 4   @ 6-7:30 pm LCCC College Night

Oct 10  @ 6pm North Ridgeville High School

Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm Firelands High School

Oct 18 @ 4-7 pm Lorain County JVS

Oct 18 @ 7pm Avon High School

Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm Lake Ridge Academy

Nov 15 @ 6pm  Avon Lake High School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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