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Mentor Orchestra Scholarship2019-03-20

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to a Mentor High senior who has been officially enrolled in a Mentor High School orchestra class for at least 3 years, including senior year.


1. Must have maintained an A average in Orchestra

2. Must have an overall 2.5 GPA overall while at Mentor High

3. Short essay

4. Letter of acceptance from accredited school

5. Applications are available in Room A-114

Charleen Gawronski Leadership Scholarship2019-03-20

This scholarship will be awarded in memory of Charleen Gawronski, longtime Mentor School Board member. The committee will award one Mentor High School graduating senior $5,000. This award will be given on the basis of community services the student has participated in from 9th grade through the end of the first semester of the senior year.

In addition to the cover sheet, please attach the following documents:

1. A list of high school awards and accomplishments

2. A list of community service projects and hours accumulated

3. Essay (up to 1000 words) on a community service project that you have participated in, how project was important and how you benefited from it

4. Two letters of recommendation

5. Applications are available in Room A-114.

Keith Jaranovic Memorial (education majors)2019-03-22

The family & friends of Keith Jaranovic will award 2 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to MHS students who intend to pursue a career in education. The scholarship award will be made directly to the student's college after verification of enrollment.


1. Must be a MHS senior graduating in 2018 and intending to pursue a career in education at an accredited college/university

2. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of leadership ability, community activity, teacher/principal recommendation.

3. Must include a transcript

4. Letter of recommendation from a teacher/principal who can confirm your abilities regarding your field of study.

5. Letter of recommendation from someone other than a relative who can speak to your character and service qualities.

6. Essay of <250 words stating what you will do as an educator and how you think you will make a difference.

7. Applications available in the Guidance Office, room A114.

MHS Deadline: 3/22/19

Bellflower Elementary School PTA2019-03-22

Bellflower Elementary PTA will award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating MHS seniors for educational training beyond high school.


1. Attended Bellflower at least three years, including all of 5th grade

2. Minimum 2.0 gpa

3. Financial need, character and responsibility

4. Recommendation letter from teacher or guidance counselor

5. Applicants must go to: www.mentorschools.net/bellflower/site/default.asp and fill out the application on-line. Then, print it out and return it along with the recommendation letter to the MHS Guidance office.

6. Please note: the application must be "typed" not handwritten


Lebanese Syrian American Junior League2019-03-23

The Lebanese-Syria Junior Women's League will award three-$1,000 scholarships to girls or boys of Lebanese or Syrian descent residing in the greater Cleveland area.


1. Academically outstanding (At least a "B" average)

2. Must be of Lebanese or Syrian descent, female or male

3. Autobiography: 200 words

4. Recommendations: Two

5. Applications are available in Room A-114.


Lake Health - Health Careers Scholarship2019-03-25

Lake Health will award 3-$1,000 scholarships to MHS graduates who are planning a career in the medical profession. This may be as a physician, nurse, technician, aide, clerical, or other medically related field.


1. Must be a MHS senior graduating in 2019

2. Must be planning a career in the medical profession.

3. Essay topic: "What are your career goals and why did you choose this health science field?"

4. Applications are available in the Guidance Office, room A114.

Association of Specialists in Aging2019-03-25

The ASA is a Lake County network of businesses and individuals providing services to the senior marketplace. They will award at least one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Lake County high school senior who has applied to an accredited college or university in the health and wellness arena with the intent to work in geriatrics.


1. Minimum gpa 2.5

2. Must be planning to attend an accredited four-year, two-year or vocational institute of post-secondary education with the intent to pursue an emphasis towards geriatrics.

3. Must be a resident of Lake County.

4. Must submit a 250-word typed essay addressing specific areas as described in the application.

5. Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer or on-line at www.asaneo.org. (Click on "Scholarship" at the bottom of the screen.) Postmark deadline is March 29, 2019.

BP Iota Sigma Pi2019-03-25

The Fluorine Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi will award the BP Scholarship(s) of $2,000 to young women with a profound interest in chemistry who will be attending an Ohio college or university.


1. Must be female and a high school senior

2. Must have applied to an accredited four-year college/university in Ohio with the intent of pursuing a scientific career after graduation. (Pre-med, pre-pharmacy/pharmacy are excluded)

3. Must have completed, or be in the process of completing, a minimum of 3 academic years of physical science courses and 3 academic years of math.

4. Must have at least a 3.4 gpa

5. Must exhibit strong scientific achievement and continued interest in both chemistry and mathematics.

6. Application can be found at:


7. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Four copies of the application including attachments must be submitted.

Memorial Middle School PTA2019-03-26

Memorial Middle School PTA will award 3-$500 scholarships. There will be 2 scholarships given to a MHS senior who intend to pursue a 4-year degree at a college/university and 1 scholarship to a MHS senior who will be pursuing their education at any 2-year college, technical or vocational school.


1. Attended Memorial for a minimum of two years and is currently a senior at MHS

2. Planning to attend a 4-year college/university or a 2-year college/tech/vocational school

3. Character

4. Leadership

5. Service

6. Financial need

7. Recommendation from Mentor High faculty or staff member

8. Recommendation from a community member

Lake County Agricultural Society2019-03-27

The Lake County Fair Board will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior.


1. Lake County resident

2. Must be a member of a Lake County 4-H organization or be a member of the Lake County Junior Fair Board

3. Proof of acceptance into a college or technical school

4. Minimum 2.5 gpa

5. Essay summarizing school/community activities and worthiness

6. Recommendations: Two One from a high school teacher/counselor and one from a community member.

7. Applications are available in Room A114

8. Applications must be postmarked by April 1.


Garfield Elementary School PTA2019-03-29

Garfield Elementary PTA will award one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior at Mentor High School. Neatness and proper grammatical usage is important in the evaluation of applications.


1. Must have attended Garfield

2. Financial need

3. Character and evidence of responsibility

4. Academic achievement

5. Recommendation form from one teacher at Mentor High School

6. Recommendation letter from a guidance counselor

7. Applications available in Guidance Office, room A114.


Hudec Dental Scholarship2019-03-29

Hudec Dental will award 18 scholarships to graduating seniors in NE Ohio or Youngstown-area to be used for college tuition or related expenses. Scholarships in these amounts will be awarded: 1/$2,500; 1/$1,500; 16/$1,000


1. Minimum 3.0 GPA

2. Planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2019

3. Must submit a 500 word essay detailing "how you changed the quality of life in your community with your service."

4. Transcript

5. Return completed applications to the MHS Guidance Office by 3/29/19

William D. Squires Educational Foundation2019-04-01

The William D. Squires Educational Foundation will award 15 renewable scholarships valued at $4,000 to college-bound seniors planning to attend a two-year or four-year college. This award is based primarily on financial need (EFC less than $8,000).


1. Academics (at least a 3.2 GPA)

2. School and outside school activities

3. Applicants must have an EFC less than $7,000

4. Essay: My Career Goal

5. At least two letters of recommendation

6. Notarized parental form

7. Final copy of SAR (Student Aid Report from filing Financial Aid Form)

8. Application must be notarized

9. Applications can be downloaded from: www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org

MHS Deadline: 4/1/19 (postmark deadline is 4/5/19

Sterling Morton Elementary School PTA2019-04-01

Sterling Morton PTA will award one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who attended Sterling Morton at least 3 years.


1. Use for educational training beyond high school at any college or trade school

2. Must have attended Morton for a minimum of three years

3. Applications available in scholarship drawer located in A-114 or at:

www.mentorschools.net (click on Schools/Sterling Morton/PTA/Scholarship)


Shore PTA Scholarship2019-04-10

Shore Middle School PTSA will award two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors.


1. Use for any educational training beyond high school

2. Attended Shore for at least 2 years

3. Academics

4. Service, character

5. Responsibility, leadership

6. Recommendations: One. Applicant may include a second letter.

7. Essay: 250 words

8. Return completed application to the Guidance Office, room A114, by 4/10/19

9. Applications are available in the Guidance Office, room A114.

Rotary Club of Mentor2019-04-12

The Rotary Club of Mentor will award a scholarship to a MHS senior who plans on continuing their education after graduation at a two or 4-year college/university or a technical institute.


1. Essay of 250 words or less (see application for topic)

2. One recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, administrator, community member, religious leader or a supervisor of one of your activities.

Deadline: 4/12/19

Hopkins Elementary PTA Scholarship2019-04-15

Hopkins Elementary PTA will award one $500 scholarship. Applications may be obtained in the Scholarship Drawer at MHS or electronically from www.mentorschools.net/hopkins/site, then click on PTA, then Scholarship


1. Must have attended Hopkins at least three years, including all of fifth grade

2. Use for training beyond high school, including any college or technical school

3. At least a 3.2 grade point average

4. Leadership ability

5. Recommendations: Two

6. Applications available in the Guidance Office, room A114 or online at: www.mentorschools.net/hopkins/site


Orchard Hollow Elementary School PTA2019-04-17

Orchard Hollow PTA will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior.


1. Attended Orchard Hollow

2. Plan to use money for educational training beyond high school

3. Character

4. Evidence of responsibility

5. Financial need

6. Academic achievement

7. Extra Curricular Activities

8. Applications are available in Room A-114


Cardinal Parents' Club2019-04-18

The Cardinal Parents' Club of Mentor will be awarding 5 scholarships valued up to $1,000 each to graduating seniors from Mentor High School. These scholarships are dedicated to the memory of Robert I. Miller and Becky Horvath. Robert was a member of the Cardinal Parents' Club for many years and Becky was a 1996 graduate of MHS who died in 1997 at the age of 19 while attending The Ohio State University.


1. Participation on a MHS athletic team as a player, trainer, statistician or manager.

2. Applicant must demonstrate good character and responsibility and must have actively volunteered for Cardinal Parents' Club events.

3. Recommendation from a coach and teacher

4. Character and responsibility

5. Minimum GPA is 2.0

6. Applications are available in Room A-114.


Student-View Scholarship Program2019-04-22

The 2019 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The program includes:

One $4,000 scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships

Ten $500 scholarships

It's quick and easy to apply:

No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average

No essay required

No lengthy application forms

No application fees

Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The winner will be announced in May, 2019.

Deadline: April 22, 2019

Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. For more information about the company, long on to www.studentinsights.com.

Questions? Phone: 724-903-0439 or Email: contact@studentinsights.com

NAACP Scholarship2019-04-23

The Lake County Branch of the NAACP is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a minority graduating senior from Lake County.


1. Must be a U.S. citizen or an international student with an educational visa

2. Must be African American, Asian American, American Indian, Latino, or Pacific Islander.

3. Must have a 2.5 or greater GPA

4. Must include copy of your college acceptance letter

5. Two letters of recommendation

6. Transcript

7. One-page essay explaining what career you wish to pursue, your personal ambition and what you hope to accomplish/achieve in your lifetime.

8. Recent photograph (winner's photo to be published in the newspaper)

9. Applications are available in room A114.

Mentor United Methodist Church-Becky Horvath Memorial2019-05-01

Mentor United Methodist Church has established the Rebecca A. Horvath Scholarship. An endowment has been set up and the interest will be awarded to a senior from Mentor High School. Applicants do not have to be members of Mentor United Methodist Church.


1. To be used at any educational institution after high school

2. Scholastic record

3. Leadership ability

4. Church and community activities

5. Recommendations: Two

6. Interest in a career requiring college education

7. Financial need

8. Essay (250 words)

9. Applications are available in the Guidance Office, room A114.


Americans of Italian Heritage2019-05-13

The Americans of Italian Heritage will award four scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for graduating seniors.


1. Residents of Lake, Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga counties

2. At least one parent of applicant must be of Italian descent

3. Must plan to attend either a 2 or 4-year college/university as full time student

4. Scholarships will be awarded within three categories: 1) gpa of 2.5 to 2.99, 2) gpa of 3.0 to 3.5, 3) gpa of above 3.5

5. Well rounded student who can demonstrate their dedication and commitment to continuing their education

6. Two letters of recommendation

7. Demonstrated financial need

8. Financial Aid Award letter from college planning to attend

Applications are available in Room A-114 and online at: www.aihclub.com (click on Charities)

B. Davis2019-05-25

This scholarship is offered through the generosity of the sponsors of the Student Award Search Aid website sponsors. It is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. Additional information at: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships


1. You must submit your entry via email to: awards@studentawardsearch.com

2. Must write an essay of 1000 or less on the topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

3. Be sure to include your name, high school name, what college you will be attending and what your future academic plans are in the email.

ONLINE DEADLINE: 5/24/19 (online)

College Board Opportunity Scholarship2019-05-31

This is a new scholarship opportunity provided by The College Board. Applying to college is a complicated process, so they've created a program that guides students through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, students are rewarded through effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Go to cb.org/opportunity to learn more about this program.

Lakeland Community College-Choose Ohio First Biotechnology2019-06-01

This scholarship is designed to assist students interested in a career in the field of biotechnology including high caliber lab work. It will be awarded for two years and will cover the cost of tuition and fees up to $5,000. Scholarships will be awarded until all money is exhausted. All applicants not receiving this award will be considered for any additional funds or new scholarships that become available during the year. It is to the student's advantage to apply as soon as possible. Lakeland's program has over a 90% placement rate into biotech jobs or straight into a bachelor's degree program.


1. Must have a 3.0 or better gpa

2. Recipients must enroll at Lakeland in the Bioscience Technology program for fall 2019 and maintain a minimum the academic status of "good standing".

3. Must complete FAFSA

4. 250-word essay (see application)

5. Transcript

6. Finalists will be invited for a short interview


Cleveland State University Balanced Man2019-08-19

The Cleveland State University Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is offering scholarships totaling $2,500 to incoming freshmen men for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants/recipients have NO obligation to join Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity in order to be eligible for the scholarship. Their goal is to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a sound mind and a sound body as they believe they are the two ideals essential to leading a balanced life. Sigma Phi Epsilon awards similar scholarships at 15 other chapters on Ohio campuses.


1. Must be male

2. Must be planning to enroll in Cleveland State University for the 2019-2020 academic year.

3. Must have a minimum 3.0 gpa

4. Must not be affiliated with any other fraternity.

5. Apply online at: www.csuohio.edu/SigEp Then click on the Balanced Man Scholarship area.

DEADLINE: 8/15/19