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Federal Financial Aid

No matter your financial situation, your journey to finding money for college should start with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - Students should submit the F.A.F.S.A. as soon as possible after January 1st. This form and other helpful information is available by clicking here.


The Pin Web site is your source of information for the Federal Student Aid PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.

Information from Fast Web: Understanding Your Financial Aid Letter AND Financial Aid Guide: Key Terms Defined

The Financial Aid Information Page

Student Loans

U.S. Department Of Education

Federal Student Financial Aid Homepage


Minority Scholarships

100 Black Men of America 

ACS Scholars Program

AGI Minority Geoscience Student Scholarships

American Dental Association 

American Indian College fund

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

American Institute of CPAs 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Institute of Architects 

Anthony A. Welmans Scholarship 

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship

 Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

APIASF/ Coca Cola Scholarships 

AT&T Foundation Scholarship 

The Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship- company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation

Carole Simpson Scholarship 

Denny's Hunger for Educations Scholarship 

Erie Insurance Scholarship 

Gates Millennium Scholars fund 

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Hispanic Scholarship Fund- 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation- Financial grants, mentoring, and interships

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program

Michael Jackson Scholarship for the Communication Arts

Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students

NACME Scholarships

National Association for the Advancment of Colored People

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship

Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund

TCU Scholarship Program

United Negro College Fund

Xerox- Technical Minority Scholarships 

Ronald McDonald House U.S. Scholarships- Helping Students afford the education of their dreams 



Scholarship Information for the Athlete

This scholarship for the BigSun Organization. Applicant must be currently involved in athletics in some capacity, either for their school or for their community. Amount of Award: $500.00 Please visit their website to learn how to apply.

Marvin Lewis Community Fund announces scholarship for outstanding high school senior athletes in the tri-state region for performance in the classroom, on the field, and in the community with four-year $20,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Student Athlete Scholarship Program.

Check out the Ohio Athletic Committee scholarship organization- Scholarships

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship: This scholarship is for the athlete who is a hard worker, dedicated and is a role model to underclassmen. Go to for more information on this scholarship.


Company Scholarships

AES Engineering Solutions offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.

The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program brings advice and access to higher education into every community in which AXA has a presence.

The Burger King Scholars Program

Each year, Cargill contributes more than $18 million to support a variety of education programs around the world. Included in these programs are three scholarship opportunities for U.S. high-school students

The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca−Cola System.

Dayton Foundation Scholarships are online  Check all scholarships and due dates.

The Groth & Associates Scholarship for $1,000 is awarded to a student who has overcome difficulty and hardships in their life.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel's Scholars Program

The Ray Wright Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a McDonald's owner operator of five restaurants in Dayton, OH.

Meijer Scholarship- For Meijer team members or children.  Over 100 $2,500 scholarships will be awarded as well as two, $10,000 awards: Application online -  Due April 1, 2014.

Midmark Technical Scholarship award - one is offered to a graduating high school senior from Darke, Miami, Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby county high schools in Ohio. The scholarship is worth $20,000.00 with some additional requirements.  Due March 1. See application for more details.

The Mote & Associates, Inc. Scholarship was established in honor of Richard T. Mote, P.E., P.S. as founder of the firm for his dedicated leadership and his passion for engineering and surveying.

The Printing Industries Educational Funds, Inc. (PIEF) offers valuable scholarship assistance for those interested in a graphic communications, print management, printing technology or graphic arts at an accredited educational institution. Contact Tom Lasik at the PIANKO office 888-576-1971 or  tlasik(at) if you have any questions.

Toyota Community scholarships are now available.  Please go to for more information. You need to be nominated by Mrs. Ward in order to apply.  Go to their web site or come to the library for more information.

The Troy Foundation offers many scholarships from area establishments and donors.  Click on the link above and go to OUR SERVICES then SCHOLARSHIPS for scholarship information from Wal-mart, Goodrich, Hobart and many more.  Look on Troy Foundation website for 2010 information for Sam Walton Community Scholarships and Wal-Mart Merit Scholarships.

Glen R. Kershner Memorial Scholarship-  Must be a High school senior,U1 member, Considering post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. $1,000

UVMC Foundation Scholarships click here

Walmart announces the Walmart Foundation Scholarship Program.


Miscellaneous Scholarships

The National Bible Bee- The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is the parent organization of the annual National Bible Bee. SKF sponsors the Bible Bee to help families strengthen their personal relationships with the Lord and dynamically impact the world as ambassadors of Jesus Christ. 1st place contestant will receive an award of $100,000

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. Go to for more information.

The Charles L. Warren Scholarship- The one-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to several outstanding high school seniors and may be used at any Ohio college or university. Apply online

Scholarships available on Chegg. Personalized matches with over 1 billion in awards. 

Coca Cola Scholarship Foundation - Listing of scholarships sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation.

College Xpress

Dayton Foundation Scholarship Connect - find the scholarship that's right for you.

Dayton Power and Light and Vecrren Energy Leadership Scholarship - Deadline is April 15, 2014. 

Engineers Foundation of Ohio's college scholarship program.  Our scholarship program is for graduating high school seniors who will be enrolling in an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited college engineering program next Fall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact EFO Manager of Administration Pam McClure at (614) 223-1177.

The scholarships are sponsored by the Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO) in conjunction with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).

To be eligible for these scholarships, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a graduating high school senior (exceptions noted in individual scholarship descriptions);  
  • have at least a 3.0 (A=4.0) grade point average;  
  • meet the minimum SAT (Math=600, Reading or Composition=500) or ACT (Math=29, English=25) test scores as set by the National Society of Professional Engineers; &  
  • be a citizen of the United States and a permanent resident of the State of Ohio.

Financial Aid Links from the Ohio Board of Regents

Co-op - National Co-op Scholarship Program brochure and application.

Dollars For Scholars are available for Troy school district residents. See Guidance office for information or if you are a Troy school district resident you will receive application materials via email from Guidance Dept.

Elks Scholarship Information - See the attachments for Educational Grants and Most Valuable Student Scholarships.  Children and grandchildren of Elks members are eligible for the Legacy Awards scholarship.

FIRST Scholarships - Many colleges and universities, professional associations, and corporations offer college scholarships to high school students on FIRST teams. This is official recognition of the knowledge and technical and life skills these students have gained from participating in a FIRST competition. FIRST scholarships enable students to pursue majors and careers in engineering, computer science, science, math, design, aeronautics, and many other fields. Click here for more information.

Last Dollar Scholarships are available from The Future Begins Today.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program.  Deadline is typically early January.  Go to  for more information.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Information

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Loris and Merle Coe Scholarship Fund- Must be a high school graduate, boy or girl scout and attending a 2 or 4 year college. 

The McKelvey Foundation is offering a $40,000 scholarship to high school seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by owning and operating their own business while in high school. This foundation also offers a scholarship to a student if you are the very first person from your family to go to college. Check their web site for more information.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Information  

Miami County Foundation offers two scholarships.

Miami County Pro-Life Educational Foundation Scholarship

Miami County Pro-Life Educational Foundation is announcing the annual SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTESTAn award of $1000 will be presented to the contest winner.

Miami Soil & Water Conservation District- Two $750 Scholarships: see attached for basic eligibility requirements. 

Military Scholarship Finder

Military Officers Association of America offers scholarships and other types of educational assistance.

Money for College in Ohio

Miss Teen USA and Miss USA offers scholarships to finalist. Click here to go to the Miss Ohio website to learn more.

National Commission for Cooperative Education is offering scholarships.

National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation apply online

National Merit Scholarship Program

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Multiple Scholarships

North West Ohio Allied Health Consortium offers scholarship check out their financial aid information for scholarship details.

Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship.  Click on link for application.  Go to for more information.

Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools scholarship information.  Click on link for application.  Go to for a list of colleges and more information.

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) James Kura Memorial Scholarship.  Go to for more information.

Ohio Society of Professional Engineers offers scholarships for those wanting to enter the engineering profession.

Ohio Board of Regents State Grant & Scholarship Programs.  Or for immediate assistance call the College Access Information Hotline at 1-877-I-ATTAIN (428-8246)

Ohio Forestry Association E.B. Miller Memorial Scholarship's purpose is to provide assistance toward forest resource education to quality students.

Ohio Student Choice -giving Students the Credit they deserve

Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology

PeopleSmart Scholarship Contest The contest winner will receive $2,500 and his or her essay may be published on the PeopleSmart website or blog. The winner of the PeopleSmart Creativity Award will receive $500 and may also have their work featured on the PeopleSmart website and blog. 

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Pomona Grange Scholarship - Miami Country: Applicant must have been accepted in a course of study related to Agriculture and / or home economics in a four year college or two year technical school see attached for scholarship.

The Printing Industries Educational Funds, Inc. (PIEF) offers valuable scholarship assistance for those interested in a graphic communications, print management, printing technology or graphic arts at an accredited educational institution. Contact Tom Lasik at the PIANKO office 888-576-1971 or  tlasik(at) if you have any questions.

Scholarship information from Scholarship America is available on their website.  

Check out this website for College Scholarships.

Check out the scholarships on this website - Over $32 Billion in scholarships available!

South Asian Journalist Association Scholarship

South Ohio Science Fair Scholarship

Scholarship information from The Troy Foundation is available on their website.  Scholarships included are from Troy Wal-Mart Merit Scholarship, Stouder Memorial Auxiliary Scholarships, Goodrich College and Vocational Scholarships, Hobart Institute of Welding Technology Scholarships and many more!

Multiple Scholarships are available through the United Negro College Fund.

U.S. Bank would like to help you with college expenses. Go to their web site for more information. 

The William D. Squires scholarship- Award amount $3,000 per year and may be renewable: see attached forbasic eligibility requirements. 

Wells Fargo College Sweepstakes

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) Educational Fund is a tax-exempt source of funds to provide academic achievement scholarships for the children and grandchildren of currently employed civilian and military personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The Young Christian Leaders Scholarship-  Daniel P. Buttafuoco law firm offering $500,000 to the next generation of leaders