Scholarships

Scholarships provided by Stark State College and the Stark State College Foundation

If you are interested in contributing to one of Stark State College’s current scholarships or interested in establishing a new scholarship fund, please visit the Stark State College Foundation for more information.

 

Featured Scholarships

New, first-time students taking 12 hours per semester. Must meet two of the following criteria:

  • High school minimum GPA 3.0
  • Top 25% of graduating class
  • ACT composite 22 or higher orqualifying COMPASS scores of 80 reading, 70/English, 54/math

$500 awarded each of four semesters; $250 awarded each of two summer sessions
(min. 6 hours each session).

Must attend consecutive semesters/sessions

Maximum award $2500

To apply for scholarship – simply apply for admission to the College.

  • Science, technology, engineering and math majors only
  • US citizen or permanent- resident alien
  • High school and college GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Qualifying ACT 18/reading, 18/English, 22/math or COMPASS test scores of 80/reading, 70/English, 54/math
  • Scholarship Information and Application

Up to $2000 per year.

Renewable

Students pursuing associate of applied science or associate of applied business degrees in information technology who meet one of the following criteria

  • Current Stark State students who have successfully completed one year with minimum GPA 3.5

OR

  • High school students with ACT 25

OR

  • Students with COMPASS scores of 80/writing, 70/math,  90/reading

Annual amount and number of awards vary.

Renewable.

To apply for scholarship – simply apply for admission to the College and submit the Fortisure Foundation scholarship application.

  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • 12 or more credits per semester
  • Annual amount and number of awards vary.
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • High school graduate from Summit County
  • Complete at least one Stark State CC+ course
  • 12 or more credits per semester
  • $500 – $1000

To apply for scholarship – simply apply for admission to the College and submit the GAR College Credit Plus scholarship application.

The Honors Scholarships is designated for students that are accepted into the Honors Program at Stark State College.

Scholarship awards shall be provided to the student by crediting the student’s account for tuition, books, fees, and lab supplies. Scholarship awards may be used for transportation and child care expenses.

View honors scholarship application

  • GPA 2.0 or greater, traditional or non-traditional student,  may be full- or part-time
  • Annual amount and number of awards vary of awards vary.
  • Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Foundation scholarships that require additional application include the following

GPA
Graco Engineering Scholarship 3.0
Stacie Cross Paramedic Scholarship 2.0
GCADA Automotive Scholarship 3.0
Roland Kirsch Engineering Scholarship 2.8

Degree-Related Scholarships

Betty Jean Morford Memorial Scholarship — awarded to student majoring in administrative services and office applications degree or one-year OBR certificate, traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must have completed one semester of full-time coursework. Essay requirement through AOT Department. Student should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships. Application Required.

Art Moyer Scholarship — awarded to students(s) registered in Human and Social Services, AA-Arts, Applied Sociology, or Psychology major, traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.70, and must be nominated by a faculty in the degree areas listed. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Marie Stokes SSC English Department Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to student(s) who declare Associate of Arts and English Major with a minimum of 30 credit hours completed successfully. Traditional student(s) may apply through the English Department and be full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.75 in general coursework and a GPA 3.0 in English coursework. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Ned Saums Memorial Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student enrolled in a public service major, full-time, minimum GPA 3.0, minimum age requirement 25. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Bridgestone – Firestone Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship — awarded to automotive traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Cain Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship — awarded to automotive traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, Stark County resident. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Canton Carnival of Wheels Automotive Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship — awarded to automotive traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association Automotive Annual Scholarship — minimum GPA 3.0, incoming freshman or current freshman or sophomore student working in a new car dealership in northeast Ohio. Covers tuition, books, lab fees, transportation, and child care fees. Application Required. Deadline, June 1.

Kenan Advantage Group Inc. Automotive Scholarship — awarded to automotive traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, full tuition, books and lab fees, annual award is maximum amount of $5,000, limited to two awards or a maximum award amount of $10,000. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Stark County Auto Dealers Association (SCADA) Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship— Awarded to graduates of a Stark County high school or county contiguous to Stark; or employee of a current SCADA-member business; automotive engineering technology major. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Robert and Hortense Bobbitt Endowed Scholarship —awarded to a business technology traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. Must be employed full- or part-time. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Canton APICS — awarded to a student majoring in business management or applied industrial technology, traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Robert and Celine Hallier Endowed Scholarship — awarded to a business technology traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

George W. Lemon Endowed Scholarship — awarded to traditional or non-traditional diversity student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must be enrolled in business management program, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Daniel Schonhoft and Thomas Presper Accounting Technology Annual Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student enrolled in an accounting major, minimum GPA 2.8. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Lally Eberhart Endowment for Culinary Arts — awarded to a culinary arts student(s) traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, and covers culinary fees and expenses beyond normal tuition and books.  For example, competition fees and/or uniforms would qualify. Recommendation from the Culinary Department required Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Timothy O. Miller Endowed Scholarship — awarded to a culinary arts student(s) traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.8. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

James Wilkinson Memorial Culinary Scholarship Endowment: Awarded to student(s) enrolled in the Culinary Arts degree major, traditional or non-traditional student(s), and required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.  The student(s) may be full- or part-time and should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Harrison Bolgrin Endowed Scholarship — awarded to students(s) registered with the Stark State College Disability Support Services Department, traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, and preference given for hearing disability or impairment and student(s) must be registered with the Disability Services Department. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Paul and Susan Feaser Endowed Scholarship — Must be a mother pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education leading to a teaching certificate.  Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.5. This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies. Covers tuition, books, lab fees, transportation, and child care.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Mary and Joseph Shannon Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional female student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark or Summit County.  Must be majoring in education, law or medical field.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Engineering Memorial Endowed Scholarship — Awarded traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time engineering technology major who has completed a minimum of 34 semester credit hours, minimum GPA 3.0.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships..

GRACO Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time engineering technology majors who are graduates of a Stark County high school,  minimum GPA 3.0.  Application required. Deadline: July 1.

Robert and Gladys Hinderer Endowed Scholarship —Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, and must be an engineering technology major with a cumulative minimum GPA 2.5. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive the scholarship from year-to-year, assisting students in completing their educational goals. Covers tuition, books, and lab fees. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Hinderer, Jim and Polly Scholarship Endowment: Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student(s) who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  The student(s) may be full- or part-time and may exhibit financial need, with priority given to those whose financial need cannot be met through other means such as government grants and loans. Eligible student(s) must be enrolled in an engineering technology program. Students who remain eligible may reapply for the scholarship from year-to-year and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Roland Kirsch Mechanical Engineering Annual Scholarship— Awarded to a traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time 2nd-year mechanical engineering technology major, minimum GPA 2.8. Covers tuition, books, and lab fees. Application required. Deadline: July 1.

Dr. James C. and Sally K. Maloney Endowed Scholarship —Awarded to student(s) who is incoming as a freshmen and enrolled in Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering with an ACT minimum score of 24 and/or compass math score of 65 and reading score of 80 or a returning sophomore student(s) with a minimum GPA of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.  Student(s) must be either traditional or non-traditional and full-time only. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships. Attached required.

Refrigeration Services Engineer Society HVAC Scholarship— Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.50, HVAC majors. Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Division Chief Kerry Alan Ball Emergency Services Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student(s), must be a first-time student to the SSC Emergency Services program and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  The student(s) may be full- or part-time, preference will be given to those student(s) in an Emergency Services Mentoring Program. Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Stacie Cross Annual Paramedic Scholarship — awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, paramedic major, minimum GPA 2.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.  Application required. Deadline: January 30.

Dominion East Ohio Gas Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, Fire Science majors. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Akron Children’s Hospital Endowment Scholarship — awarded to a new, first-time student taking 15 credit hours per semester, must reside in Stark or Summit County, must meet two of the following criteria:  High school minimum GPA 3.0, Top 25% of graduating class, ACT composite 22 or higher or qualifying COMPASS scores of 80 reading, 70/English, 54/math. Scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted and enrolled in the nursing, respiratory therapy or information technology program.  This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Leon and Helene Albert Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student majoring in health technologies; minimum GPA 3.0.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Allied Dental Health Professionals Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student enrolled in a Dental Health 2-year degree program or a Dental Health Certificate program; minimum GPA 3.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Aultman Hospital Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student; minimum GPA 3.0. The student(s) must attend full-time, must reside in Stark County.Awards will be given to students accepted and enrolled in the following programs : Nursing, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Health Information Technology, PTA, OTA, Respiratory Care Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Alice Cain PTA Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and have completed PTA second semester course PTA Procedures 1 (PTA 221) or the equivalent, and maintain a cumulative minimum GPA 2.5. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Eva Marie Gallagher Memorial Dental Hygiene Scholarship— Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student majoring in Dental Hygiene, no minimum GPA.  Student may reapply for this academic scholarship.  Covers tuition, bools, and lab fees. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Katy Hatton, AKA Sara Kaaikaula Endowment Scholarship— Awarded to a new, first-time student coming directly from a Stark County high school taking 15 credit hours per semester, must reside in Stark or Summit County, and must meet two of the following criteria, High school minimum GPA 3.0, Top 25% of graduating class, ACT composite 22 or higher or qualifying COMPASS scores of 80/reading, 70/English, 54/math. Scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted and must be enrolled in the Human and Social Services Programs. This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Ruth Hess-Williams Health Sciences Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student(s), enrolled and accepted in a Health Sciences Program at Stark State College, minimum GPA 3.0, a resident of Stark County or Wayne County as a secondary choice if funds remain. Funding will cover tuition, books, program fees, and licensure exam fees. Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Doris Jean Huston Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student majoring in massage therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy program, minimum GPA 2.6.  Student may reapply for this academic scholarship.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Mel Kallis Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time student majoring in medical laboratory program (MLT), must have completed at least one semester in the MLT Program, minimum GPA 2.7 in technical courses and minimum GPA of 2.5 in general courses.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Joan M. Picone Memorial Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student majoring in Health and Human Services; minimum GPA 3.0.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Dr. John and Sheelah Westerbeck Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5, must be majoring in a medical program.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Fortisure Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Students pursuing associate of applied science degrees and careers in information technology who meet one of the following criteria

  • Current Stark State students who have successfully completed one year with minimum GPA 3.5

OR

  • High school students with ACT 25

OR

  • Students with COMPASS scores of 80/writing, 70/math, 90/reading

Chevron ShaleNET Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, minimum GPA 3.0, enrolled in the Oil and Gas program. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Marathon CDL Scholarship:Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, enrolled in the CDL program under the Oil and Gas Department, and must have successfully passed the Hazmat Test background check and drug screening.  Must be nominated by the Oil & Gas Departmental Faculty. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Marathon Process Operations Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time only, minimum GPA 2.80 on a GPA 4.0 scale, enrolled in the Oil and Gas program and the Industrial Process Operation degree, preference for Females, Minorities, and Veterans.  Must be nominated by the Oil & Gas Departmental Faculty. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Lancaster, Judith E. Endowed Scholarship: Awarded to minority African American(s), traditional or non-traditional student(s) who maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The student(s) may be full- or part-time, must be enrolled in a Science Degree with the goal to transfer on to a Bachelor Program or higher with preference given to student(s) transferring to NEOMED. Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Science Departments Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, student must be enrolled in a Science Degree Program , must have completed one or more of the following; General Biology I, General Biology II, General Chemistry I, College Physics I, General Physics I, or Astronomy. Science Application Required.  Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships..

Other Scholarships

Para M. Jones, Ph.D., Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional female student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must be a single parent, must reside in Stark County. Covers tuition, books, and lab fees.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Marathon Process Operations Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time only, minimum GPA 2.80 on a GPA 4.0 scale, enrolled in the Oil and Gas program and the Industrial Process Operation degree, preference for Females, Minorities, and Veterans.  Must be nominated by the Oil & Gas Departmental Faculty. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Mary and Joseph Shannon Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional female student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark or Summit County.  Must be majoring in education, law or medical field. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Jayne Sterner Honorary Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, must be a single parent, preference given to females, cumulative minimum GPA 3.0. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive the scholarship from year-to-year, assisting students in completing their educational goals. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Roger and Kathleen Mann Veterans Endowed Scholarship —Awarded to a veteran who received an honorable discharge, traditional or non-traditional student, full or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5.  This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Marathon Process Operations Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time only, minimum GPA 2.80 on a GPA 4.0 scale, enrolled in the Oil and Gas program and the Industrial Process Operation degree, preference for Females, Minorities, and Veterans.  Must be nominated by the Oil & Gas Departmental Faculty. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

SSC Veteran Emergency Fund: This is not an academic scholarship. Awarded to qualified veteran students to assist with emergency needs beyond academics and needs that will assist the student in reaching academic completion and retention. Funding is limited.

Veteran’s Scholarship Endowment: Awarded to any branch of the U.S. Military and who received an honorable discharge, traditional or non-traditional student(s) who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.  The student(s) may be full- or part-time and may exhibit financial need, with priority given to those whose financial need cannot be met through other means such as government grants and loans. Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Loew Family Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full or part-time student, must be a married parent caring for a dependent child, must maintain a minimum GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale, covers tuition, books, lab fees, transportation costs, and child care expenses.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Zak & Ben Shreve Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full or part-time student, must be a single parent, must have declared the Associate of Arts degree under the Liberal Arts Division, minimum GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Jayne Sterner Honorary Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, must be a single parent, preference given to females, cumulative minimum GPA 3.0. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive the scholarship from year-to-year, assisting students in completing their educational goals. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

GAR Diversity Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full-time or minimum of 6 credit hours part-time, minimum GPA 2.0, high school graduate or GED equivalent, covers tuition, books, and lab fees. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

George W. Lemon Endowed Scholarship — awarded to traditional or non-traditional diversity student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must be enrolled in business management program, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Lancaster, Judith E. Endowed Scholarship: Awarded to minority African American(s), traditional or non-traditional student(s) who maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  The student(s) may be full- or part-time, must be enrolled in a Science Degree with the goal to transfer on to a Bachelor Program or higher with preference given to student(s) transferring to NEOMED. Student(s) should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships..

Marathon Process Operations Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time only, minimum GPA 2.80 on a GPA 4.0 scale, enrolled in the Oil and Gas program and the Industrial Process Operation degree, preference for Females, Minorities, and Veterans.  Must be nominated by the Oil & Gas Departmental Faculty. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Eddie L. and Madeline L. Stevens Diversity Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to diversity students, must be a non-traditional student(s), full- or part-time enrollment, and maintain a cumulative minimum GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive the scholarship from year-to-year, assisting students in completing their educational goals. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Larry Abel Memorial Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Alumni Class Endowed Scholarship — awarded to traditional or non-traditional, part- or full-time student, minimum GPA 2.5.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Donald and Pauline Colaner Endowed Scholarship — awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time student, minimum GPA 2.6, Stark County resident.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Robert DeHoff Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Deuble Foundation Endowed Scholarship – Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Dan and Sara Dyer Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.50, degree or OBR Certificate coursework, and must be a Family Partner with Habitat for Humanity. Specific application required. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Faculty Association Endowed Scholarship — awarded to students(s) enrolled at Stark State College, traditional or non-traditional student(s), full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, and must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours successfully at SSC. Student(s) receiving this scholarship must be recommended by any SSC Faculty to the Association. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Janet Fisher Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Albert and Edith Flowers Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.8, must reside in Stark County.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

GAR Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Summit County.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Great Lakes DASH Emergency Fund: This is not an academic scholarship. This emergency fund will pay vendors on behalf of qualified students to assist with emergency needs beyond academics that will assist the student in reaching academic completion and retention. This is a one-time only grant with a maximum award amount of $500.

Cheryl Van Lehn-Hamilton Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

William Haverlock Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, minimum of 6 credit hours completed, and age requirement over 30 years. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Sharon B. Hays Memorial Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, minimum GPA 2.6, Stark County resident. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Hoover Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Kimble Foundation Endowed Scholarship — awarded to a new, first-time student taking minimum 15 credit hours per semester coming directly from High School, must reside in Stark or a surrounding county, must meet two of the following criteria:

  • High school minimum GPA 3.0
  • Top 25% of graduating class
  • ACT composite 22 or higher

This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Kismet Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Samuel Krugliak Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

William and Sharon Luntz Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full-time, minimum GPA 2.8, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

John J. McGrath, Ed. D, Presidential Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Walter and Bess McIntosh Memorial Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to a first-generation college student, traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.8. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Ron Miller Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to a new, first-time, Stark State College student taking a minimum 15 credit hours per semester, coming directly from a Stark County High School, must reside in Stark County, and must meet two of the following criteria: High school minimum GPA 3.0, Top 25% of graduating class, ACT composite 22 or higher. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Ada and Helen Rank Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.8, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Schiltz Family Charitable Fund Annual Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, graduate of a Stark County High School. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Laurie Shankle Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, covers tuition, books, and lab fees. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Fred F. Silk Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Margaret Smith Endowed Fund — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time.  This is not an academic scholarship.  The Interfaith Campus Ministry representative utilizes these funds for emergency needs of current students. Student must file their FAFSA before June 1st and meet with Inner Faith Campus Ministries – Elizabeth Inkinen-Juergensen.

SSC Emergency Lamplighter Fund: This is not an academic scholarship. Awarded to qualified students to assist with emergency needs beyond academics and needs that will assist the student in reaching academic completion and retention. Funding is limited.

Stark Community Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Student Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Timken Foundation Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.0. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Jeffery and Brenda Walters Endowed Scholarship — awarded to a new, first-time student taking minimum 15 credit hours per semester coming directly from a Stark County High School, must meet two of the following criteria; High school minimum GPA 3.0, Top 25% of graduating class, ACT composite 22 or higher. This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0. Student should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Charles and Virginia West Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Carroll County or Stark County. Covers tuition, books, lab fees, transportation, and child care. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Ervin and Marie Wilkof Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Edward and Ruth Wilkof Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County.   Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Dale and Marguerite Young Endowed Scholarship — Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours, minimum GPA 3.0.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Diebold Foundation Endowed Scholarship – Student must be unemployed and out of school more than 10 years; not Pell-eligible or eligible to receive educational grants, non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies.  Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Larry and Ginny Smerglia Endowed Scholarship — Student must be unemployed and out of school more than 10 years; not Pell-eligible or eligible to receive educational grants, non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies. Students should file FAFSA* before June 1 and complete the Foundation general application to be considered for Foundation scholarships.

* While filing FAFSA is not mandatory for all scholarships, it is still recommended in all cases.

NOTE: New endowed scholarships are added to the appropriate category as the endowment matures and produces funds for disbursement.