Scholarships for UA Regional Campus students


New freshmen

New freshmen must be fully admitted to Wayne College and complete the Wayne College Scholarship Application by March 1 to be considered for the priority awarding. All applications received by July 1 will be considered for a second awarding.

RELATED: How to apply for aid in seven steps.


Continuing and transfer students

Continuing students/transfer students must submit a Wayne College Scholarship Application by April 1 to be considered for priority awarding. All other applications will be considered for spring only awards.

For full consideration for all types of financial aid, students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Oct. 1 and no later than Dec. 1 for priority consideration for need-based aid. Missed those dates? You should still apply; funds may remain available.

New scholarship applications and FAFSA renewals are necessary each year.

If assistance is needed, please contact financial aid in the Student Services Center or email waynefinancialaid@uakron.edu.


Akron Campus scholarships

Students attending Wayne may also be eligible for Akron Campus scholarships.


Scholarships for new and continuing students

The table below provides details about the scholarships available to Wayne College students. Please note, some scholarships require that additional information be sent to Wayne College Student Services, Attn: Scholarships.

NOTE: While every effort is made to provide accurate scholarship information here, it is subject to change without notice. All scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds and may be adjusted accordingly.

Name

Award amount

FT (12+ credit) or PT (6-11 credits)

Criteria

Austin Bailey Health & Wellness Foundation Scholarship

Award up to $2,000 FT/PT Continuing undergraduate sophomore in health-related major or junior in general science major maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA and declare a financial need per annual FAFSA application. First preference to non-traditional students. Must reside in Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, or Wayne counties. Foundation application is required in addition to Wayne scholarship application. Renewable for up to three years if all criteria are met and both scholarship committees approve.
William T. Baker Family Scholarship Award up to $1,000 FT/PT Continuing students residing in Holmes County, West Holmes High School graduate attending the Wayne College Campus, and declaring financial need per annual FAFSA application.
Carol M. Briggs Scholarship $500 FT Student declaring a financial need per annual FAFSA application. First preference to Wayne Campus students but course registration can include both Wayne and Akron Campus courses.   
James A. Jr and Donna Dale Davis Endowed Scholarship Award amount varies FT Graduate of Orrville or Dalton high schools. Demonstrate a financial need (Annual FAFSA completed). Renewable if recipients continue to meet all scholarship criteria and good academic standing declaring financial need per annual FAFSA application.
Anita Degnan Memorial Scholarship Award up to $1,000 FT New or continuing students who graduated from a Wayne County High School. First preference to graduates of Wooster HS, Wayne County Schools Career Center, or Smithville Boys Village. Demonstrating academic promise and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application. Renewable if all scholarship criteria is met. Renewable if all scholarship criteria is met and scholarship committee approves.
Julius Fejes Scholarship Award amount varies up to $1,500 FT Graduate of Orrville High School majoring business with minimum 3.25 GPA and must be employed part-time or full-time.
Park National Bank Scholarship Award up to $2,500 FT/PT Graduate of West Holmes High School and/or Hiland (East Holmes) High School. Second preference to non-traditional students. Recipients must declare a financial need per FAFSA application.
Farmers National Bank Scholarship $500 FT Resident of Wayne County who have completed at least 24 credit hours at the Wayne College Campus demonstrating academic promise and declaring financial need per FAFSA application.  
Wayne County Founders Scholarships Award amount varies FT/PT
    • Award amount varies ranging from $500 up to $3,000 depending on criteria. Minimum 3.0 GPA and declaring financial need per FAFSA application.
    • Early Admission Scholarship $500 Award for requires minimum 3.3+ GPA and 22+ ACT. Admitted to Wayne College Campus by March 1st
    • Automatic Scholarship $1,000 to $3,000 Award requires minimum 3.0 high school GPA or 2.5 GPA for Career Center graduates along with an 18+ ACT
    • Continuing Student Scholarship $2,000 FT or $1,000 PT Award requires minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Summer Scholarship $1,000 FT or $500 PT requires minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed minimum of 12 credit hours at Wayne College Campus.
Great Start Book Scholarship $300 per semester FT/PT $300 Textbook reimbursement each semester after providing proof of purchase. FT/PT. New or continuing students. Scholarship application essay needs to include personal statement regarding the value of scholarships and must declare a financial need per FAFSA application.
Scott Hagen Memorial Scholarship $500 FT/PT New Freshman majoring in biology or a related field. Must be admitted to the Wayne College Campus but course registration can include both Wayne and Main campus courses.  Scholarship application essay needs to include educational background and career goals.
Hecker-Nussbaum Academic Achievement
Scholarship
$1,000 FT New Freshman with high school GPA between 3.0 and 3.5 with ACT composite of 21+.
Hecker-Nussbaum Academic Opportunity Grant $500 FT/PT New freshman declaring a financial need.
Holmes County Education Foundation Scholarship Up to $2,000 FT/PT For residents of Holmes County or a graduate of Holmes County High School with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
John P. Kristofco Scholarship $1,500 FT New Freshman (traditional or non-traditional) student majoring in English or Education. Minimum 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT. Scholarship essay should include strong academic background, accomplishments or involvement in writing, public service or education, plus academic-career goals.
John & Virginia Kunkle Memorial Scholarship $500 FT/PT New freshman or Continuing students who reside in Wayne, Stark or Summit counties. Have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the Wayne College Campus, majoring in Business or Administration, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application.
Michael J. Manges Memorial Scholarship $500 8+ Credits Major: Social Work
Sophomore (32-63 credits)
Miles-Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award amount varies FT/PT For students enrolled at the UA Medina campus or Wayne campus majoring in STEMM degree. First preference to nursing and engineering majors. Demonstrate financial need (Annual FAFSA completed). Renewable if recipients continue to meet all scholarship criteria and good academic standing declaring financial need per annual FAFSA application.
Janet Barnett Minc & David Minc Endowed Scholarship $250 FT Sophomore (32-63 credits)
Minimum 3.5 GPA
Chuck Nicholson Auto Superstore Scholarship $500 8+ credits New freshman or continuing student enrolled in a minimum of 8 credit hours, a West Holmes High School graduate residing in Holmes County and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application.
Obiekwe Memorial Endowed Scholarship Award amount varies FT New Freshman or Continuing students with minimum of 30 credit hours completed in Wayne College Campus courses. Minimum 3.5 GPA, received an "A" in College Algebra and English Composition 111 and 112, and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application. Second preference to Wayne Campus admits enrolled in Akron Campus courses.
Orrville Campus Foundation Grant $1,650/
$825  
FT/PT New Traditional & Nontraditional Freshman promising academic record, and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application
Dr. Todd & Christin Rickel Scholarship Award amount varies FT/PT Minimum 2.75 GPA non-traditional & first generation students with financial need.
Marian Rothstein Memorial Scholarship $2,000 FT Major: Nursing
New freshman
Wooster HS Graduate
Minimum GPA 3.0
Renewable if all scholarship criteria is met and scholarship committee approves.
Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville Scholarship $1,000 FT

Graduate of Orrville HS or Smithville HS

Must declare a financial need per annual FAFSA application

Bruce Schantz Scholarship $1650/$825 FT/PT New freshman with promising academic record and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application.
Peggy J. Shallenberger Memorial Scholarship $1,000 FT  
Scholarship for Inclusion and Diversity at the Wayne Campus  $1,000 FT/PT

LGBTQ+ students in their sophomore through senior level at Wayne Campus identifying in one of the categories. Must be majoring in one of our 4 year degrees (Education/Communication/Nursing/Business Marketing), have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and declare a financial need per annual FAFSA application. Essay needs to include involvement and or leadership with LGBTQ+ community, how the scholarship will help achieve educational goals, and list of other extracurricular activities. Renewable if all scholarship criteria is met and scholarship committee approves recipients scholarship application.

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Paul H. Smucker Memorial Scholarship $1,500 FT New Freshman enrolled in degree seeking program
Wayne County Resident
Community Service
Academic Promise
Renewable if all criteria is met and both scholarship committees approve.
Eddie and Jane Steiner Endowed Scholarship $1,000 FT/PT Attending Wayne College
First consideration to nontraditional student, current employee, or child of employee at Commercial and Savings Bank
Renewable if all scholarship criteria is met and scholarship committee approves.
Student First Scholarship Up to $500 Award FT/PT

New and continuing students maintaining a GPA between 2.5 to 3.0, employed, and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application.

Craig Alan Swope Memorial Scholarship Award up to $1,000 FT New Freshman or Continuing student enrolled in Early Childhood Inclusive Teacher Prep program at Wayne College Campus and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application. Renewable if all scholarship criteria is met and scholarship committee approves recipients scholarship application.
Mike & Cindy Taylor Textbook Scholarship $350 FT/PT Textbook reimbursement each semester after providing proof of purchase. Must be a Holmes County resident
Brenda K. Tudor Endowed Scholarship $1200 FT First consideration to first generation college student
Second consideration to education major
Dr. H. Reid & Susan Smucker Wagstaff Scholarship $5,000 FT Minimum of 5 awards
Wayne County Resident
Renewable if all scholarship criteria is met and scholarship committee approves recipients scholarship application.
Walkerly Memorial Scholarship $250 to $500 FT/PT Continuing students in junior or senior year majoring in Social Work, resident of Wayne County, and declaring a financial need per FAFSA application.  
Wayne College Alumni Association Scholarship $500 FT/PT First consideration to children of Wayne College Alumni
2.5 – 3.5 GPA
Wayne College Community Scholarship $1,000 FT/PT New freshman & continuing students
Resident of Wayne, Holmes, & Medina
Academic achievement
Ineligible for Federal or State Grants per FAFSA
UA Regional Campus Achievement Scholarship (formerly the Dean’s Scholarship) $3,000 FT New freshman
Fully admitted to Wayne College by March 1
GPA 3.5 and 24 ACT (1160-1190 SAT) Fully admitted to the Wayne College Campus and scholarship application completed by March 1st deadline. FAFSA application on file prior to start of fall semester. Renewable if recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA, enrolled in Wayne courses, and complete the Wayne scholarship application and FAFSA application every year before deadlines.            
Wayne College Faculty-Staff Scholarship $1,000/$500 FT/PT First preference to non-traditional students (age 25+)
Full-time: completed 24+ credits
Part-time: Completed 12+ credits
GPA 3.5
Ineligible for Federal/State Grants
Will-Burt Company Scholarship $1,000 FT New freshman with minimum 2.0 GPA and having a financial need. Children of Will-Burt employees are also encouraged to apply.
Louis Russell Wilson III Memorial Scholarship $1,000 FT First preference to Wayne College student employee/assistant declaring a financial need per FAFSA application.

Other scholarships that require a separate application

Other scholarship opportunities to support our students are administered through these foundations and require a separate application in addition to the Wayne College Scholarship application.


  • • Catholic Community Foundation at: www.catholiccommunity.org/grants
    The Demkee Family Scholarship
    $800 – $1000 – May 1st Deadline – Annual scholarship held and administered through the Catholic Community Foundation. Students attending The University of Akron, Wayne College, or any satellite branch affiliated with the University. Part-time or full-time, documented minimum 3.0 GPA, registered in a Catholic parish in Wayne or Summit County. Visit https://www.catholiccommunity.org/grants for more information and application or email the Catholic Community Foundation at crigo@catholiccommunity.org.

  • • Holmes County Education Foundation at: www.hcef.net
    The French Ridge Title Company Scholarship

    Eligibility: Available to part-time or full-time students must demonstrate financial need, be a female graduate of West Holmes High School and be pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business or Law and attend Wayne College or The University of Akron. If no exact match exists, the award may be given to a female student attending another Ohio college or university. Visit www.hcef.net for more information on this scholarship and application.


  • • Wayne County Community Foundation at:
    www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/grants-and-scholarships
    Arden and Clarice Shisler Nationwide Insurance Scholarship (Wayne College)
    Eligibility: Available to Dalton High School graduating seniors enrolling at The University of Akron Wayne College as a full-time student who have a balance of participation in academics, extra-curricular activities and community service/part-time employment. Applicants must have a minimum 2.50 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Previous applicants and/or recipients may not reapply.
    Term: One Year
    Amount: $1,000
    Number of New Awards Each Year: One
    Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation

Other scholarship sources


Questions?

Contact Sonya Wagner, Manager, Student Services Center at 330-972-8935 or by email sew30@uakron.edu.