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Stark Community Foundation is one of Stark County's major sources of college scholarship support. Offering more than 80 diverse scholarships, these opportunities are made possible by generous and caring individuals, families and businesses to benefit students from particular geographic areas or schools, attending certain universities or entering certain fields of study.Stark Community Foundation's comprehensive online scholarship program:
To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, eligibility requirements and information on the donors who created each scholarship fund, please visit Stark Community Foundation's Application Portal.
NOTE: All scholarship applications require you to submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This process can take up to 2-3 weeks from the time you submit your FAFSA online, so please plan accordingly. In addition, applications require at least 2 to 4 letters of recommendation. We recommend you personally ask these individuals in advance if they are willing to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. They will be contacted via email and sent an automatic recommendation request through Stark Community Foundation's Application Portal.
For detailed instructions on applying, please review our Application Guide.
Students can begin applying each year in January. The application deadline date for the majority of the Foundation's scholarships is April 1. Please read each scholarship description carefully for requirements and deadline.
For more information, please contact Jackie Gilin, donor services officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-454-3426.