Many scholWayne College Scholarship Applicationarships are awarded each year to Wayne college students. Some scholarships are based on financial need while others are based on academic record.

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 can be considered for a second awarding.

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 October 1 and no later than December 1 for priority consideration for need-based aid.

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.

University of Akron Scholarship ApplicationStudents attending Wayne may also be eligible for Akron campus scholarships. Students can apply for Akron campus scholarships online.

The following list provides details for the scholarships available to Wayne College students. Please note, some scholarships require additional materials which should be completed and delivered to Wayne College Student Services, Attn: Scholarships.

** While every effort is made to provide an accurate scholarship listing, information posted 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

$2,000

PT

Major: Exercise Science & Nursing
Continuing/Second Year
Resident of Wayne/Holmes/Stark/Tuscarawas
3.0 GPA
Complete additional scholarship application
Renewable

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
Financial Need
(Renewable)

Anita Degnan Memorial Scholarship

$1000

FT

New Freshman
Graduate of Wayne County HS – preference to Wooster HS, WCCC, or Smithville Boys Village
Renewable

Julius Fejes Scholarship

$1,500

FT

Major: Business
Graduate of Orrville HS
3.25+ GPA
Employed PT/FT

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/
$500

FT/PT

Complete 12 credit hours at Wayne College by the end of spring semester
3.0 GPA

 

Early Admit Amount Varies

FT/PT

Admitted by March 1st
3.3 GPA and 22 ACT

 

Automatic
Amount Varies

FT/PT

GPA 3.0 and 18 ACT

 

Continuing $2,000/
$1000

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
3.0 GPA

Hecker-Nussbaum Academic Achievement
Scholarship

$1,000

FT

New Freshman
Minimum 3.0-3.5 GPA
ACT COMP 21+

Hecker-Nussbaum Academic Opportunity Grant

$500

PT

New Freshman
Fully admitted
All skills/placement testing completed
Minimum of 3 credits permitted

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)
Financial Need
(Renewable)

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/
$825

 

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.
GPA 2.75+

Marian Rothstein Memorial Scholarship

$2,000

FT

Major: Nursing
New Freshman
Wooster HS Graduate
Minimum GPA 3.0
Renewable

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
Community Service
Academic Promise
Renewable

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

Student First Scholarship

$500

FT/PT

Traditional/Nontraditional
GPA 2.5+
Employed

Craig Alan Swope Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

FT

Major: Early Childhood Inclusive Teacher Prep Program (ECITPP)
Attending Wayne College
Renewable

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.
Renewable

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
GPA 2.5-3.5
Complete additional scholarship questionnaire

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

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
GPA 3.5
Ineligible for Federal/State Grants

Wil-Burt Company Scholarship

$1000

FT

New Freshman
GPA 2.0

Louis Russell Wilson III Memorial Scholarship

$1000

FT

First preference to Wayne College student employee/assistant

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 (http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/)

Other scholarship sources