Scholarships for Wayne College Campus students
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Name||Award amount||FT (12+ credit) or PT (6-11 credits)||Criteria|
|Austin Bailey Health & Wellness Foundation||$2,000||PT||Major: Exercise Science & Nursing
Resident of Wayne/Holmes/Stark/Tuscarawas
Complete additional scholarship application
|William T. Baker Family Scholarship||$1,000||PT||New freshman or Continuing Student
Holmes County Resident
Graduate of West Holmes HS
|Carol M. Briggs Scholarship||$500||FT||New freshman or Continuing Student|
|James & Donna Dale Davis Scholarship||TBD||FT||Graduate of Orrville or Dalton High Schools
|Anita Degnan Memorial Scholarship||$1,000||FT||New freshman
Graduate of Wayne County HS – preference to Wooster HS, WCCC, or Smithville Boys Village
|Julius Fejes Scholarship||$1,500||FT||Major: Business
Graduate of Orrville HS
|First Knox National Bank Scholarship||$2,500||PT||1 graduate from Hiland HS
1 graduate from West Holmes HS
2nd preference to nontraditional students
|Farmers National Bank||$500||FT||Continuing (24+ credits completed)
Resident of Wayne County
|Wayne County Founders Scholarships||Summer $1,000/
|FT/PT||Complete 12 credit hours at Wayne College by the end of spring semester
|Early Admit Amount Varies||FT/PT||Admitted by March 1st
3.3 GPA and 22 ACT
|FT/PT||GPA 3.0 and 18 ACT|
|FT/PT||Minimum 3.0 GPA|
|Great Start Book Scholarship||$300 per semester||FT/PT||Award one time only|
|Scott Hagen Memorial Scholarship||$500||FT/PT||Major: Biology or related field
|Hecker-Nussbaum Academic Achievement
Minimum 3.0-3.5 GPA
ACT COMP 21+
|Hecker-Nussbaum Academic Opportunity Grant||$500||PT||New freshman
All skills/placement testing completed
Minimum of 3 credits permitted
|Holmes County Education Foundation Scholarship||$2,000||FT/PT||Minimum 2.5 GPA
Preference given to a resident of Holmes County or a graduate of a Holmes County high school
Must complete a Wayne College Campus scholarship application
First awarding of this scholarship will be for the Fall 2022 semester
|John P. Kristofco Scholarship||$1,500||FT/PT||Major: English or Education
Traditional Student (age 17-21): GPA 3.5 ACT 26 Top 20%
Nontraditional (age 22 or older): Strong academic background; demonstrates accomplishments involved with writing or experience in public service or education
|John & Virginia Kunkle Memorial Scholarship||$500||PT/FT||Major: Business, Office Admin, Healthcare Office
Completed 15 credits at Wayne College
Minimum GPA 3.0
|Michael J. Manges Memorial Scholarship||$500||8+ Credits||Major: Social Work
Sophomore (32-63 credits)
|Miles-Thompson Memorial Scholarship||TBD||FT/PT||First consideration to students enrolled at UA Medina.
STEMM major (preference to nursing and engineering)
|Janet Barnett Minc & David Minc Endowed Scholarship||$250||FT||Sophomore (32-63 credits)
Minimum 3.5 GPA
|Chuck Nicholson Auto Superstore Scholarship||$500||8+ credit||Attending Wayne College
Holmes County resident
West Holmes HS Graduate
|Obiekwe Memorial Endowed Scholarship||$500||FT||Attending Wayne College or University of Akron Main Campus
Minimum 30 credits completed
Minimum GPA 3.5
Earned “A” in College Algebra, English 111 and 112
|Orrville Campus Foundation Grant||$1,650/
|FT/PT||New Traditional & Nontraditional Freshman
Receiving less than $2,500 in other scholarships
|Dr. Todd & Christin Rickel Scholarship||Varies||FT/PT||First preference to non-traditional and first-generation students.
|Marian Rothstein Memorial Scholarship||$2,000||FT||Major: Nursing
Wooster HS Graduate
Minimum GPA 3.0
|Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville Scholarship||$1,000||FT||Graduate of Orrville HS or Smithville HS|
|Bruce Schantz Scholarship||$1650/$825||FT||New freshman|
|Peggy J. Shallenberger Memorial Scholarship||$1,000||FT|
|Paul H. Smucker Memorial Scholarship||$1,500||FT||Enrolled in Degree seeking program
Wayne County Resident
|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
|Student First Scholarship||$500||FT/PT||Traditional/Nontraditional
|Craig Alan Swope Memorial Scholarship||$1,000||FT||Major: Early Childhood Inclusive Teacher Prep Program (ECITPP)
Attending Wayne College
|Mike & Cindy Taylor Textbook Scholarship||$700||N/A||Attending Wayne College or Millersburg Campus
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||Wayne County Resident
GPA 2.5 – 2.9 must submit a letter of recommendation from counselor, employer, or staff member.
|Walkerly Memorial Scholarship||$250||FT/PT||Major: Social Services
Completed 17+ credit hours
|Wayne College Alumni Association Scholarship||$500||FT/PT||First consideration to children of Wayne College Alumni
Complete additional scholarship questionnaire
|Wayne College Community Scholarship||$1,000||FT/PT||New freshman & continuing students
Resident of Wayne, Holmes, & Medina
Ineligible for Federal or State Grants per FAFSA
|Wayne College Dean’s Scholarship||$3,000||FT||New freshman
Fully admitted to Wayne College by March 1
Graduating senior from service area:
Holmes County, Medina County, and Wayne County schools.
GPA 3.5 and 24 ACT (1160-1190 SAT)
|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
Ineligible for Federal/State Grants
|Wil-Burt Company Scholarship||$1,000||FT||New freshman
|Louis Russell Wilson III Memorial Scholarship||$1,000||FT||First preference to Wayne College student employee/assistant|
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 email@example.com.
- 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:
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
Number of New Awards Each Year: One
Contact: Wayne County Community Foundation
Other scholarship sources