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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 email 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.


  • 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).


Our scholarship application deadline was March 2nd and is now closed.  


We will notify our 2020 scholarship recipients via email by May 29th. We highly encourage all applicants to apply in our next cycle, beginning December 2020 for the Fall 2021 school year. 


If you have any questions, please contact Angela Lee, Scholarship Coordinator, at 440.984.7390 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Additional Resources

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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

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