Scholarship Opportunities

More than $300K in Scholarships Across the Educational Spectrum Available to Lorain County Residents 

The Community Foundation of Lorain County (Community Foundation) is offering Lorain County residents the opportunity to seek scholarships to support their educational pursuits. Those who attend 2-year or 4-year colleges, graduate school, trade or technical schools, or are planning to attend post-secondary education either after a break or for the first time, are welcome to apply for 49 unique scholarships.  Applications are due on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and are available at peoplewhocare.org.  

“We want Lorain County residents to achieve their educational goals, whether it’s medical school, college, or trade school,” said Cynthia H. Andrews, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County. “Our scholarship program is especially unique because it matches students, who need funding for their education, with donors who fund scholarships meaningful to their profession, family, or personal philanthropy.” 

Interested Lorain County residents will apply for the 49 different scholarships through a “Universal Grant Application” that automatically matches individual skills and financial needs with the criteria for each scholarship, eliminating the need to complete multiple scholarship applications. Over $365K in scholarships were awarded last year based on field of study, merit, financial need, and community involvement.  

Community members with a passion for access to education can contribute to current scholarships or establish new scholarships that will leave an enduring legacy and commitment to Lorain County.  For more information about the scholarship application, or how to establish a scholarship of your own, please visit peoplewhocare.org or call 440.984.7390.