Scholarships for UA Regional 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 email@example.com.
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.
FT (12+ credit) or PT (6-11 credits)
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||
|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
|$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/
|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
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.To apply to this scholarship visit: https://forms.office.com/r/5iCL8F7PnC
|Paul H. Smucker Memorial Scholarship||$1,500||FT||New Freshman enrolled in degree seeking program
Wayne County Resident
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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
- • Akron Campus scholarships
- • Sally Mae
- • CollegeScholarships.org
- • FastWeb!
- • FinAid!
- • Scholarship Search - College Board Online
Contact Sonya Wagner, Manager, Student Services Center at 330-972-8935 or by email email@example.com.