Scholarship Application Resources - Richland County Foundation

Scholarship Resources

Application Resources

If you are applying for a scholarship through the Richland County Foundation, you will be required to provide the contact information for the financial aid department at your college of choice. We’ve identified some of the most listed institutions from previous scholarship cycles and the most recent financial aid contact. Please use this Common Financial Aid Contact List to fill in the correct contact information on your application.


Government resources

The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid program ensures all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. Students must file a Free Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before their freshman year and up until their senior year to determine and maintain their eligibility for federal aid. Students, parents, and spouses must sign up for a free Federal Student Aid PIN (FSA ID) to electronically apply for federal student aid and access your records online.


National resources

College Board 
College Board is a longtime source of information about college readiness, academic testing and financial aid. Students can register for upcoming standardized test dates and view practice questions for the SAT. The site also walks students through the process of planning for college and choosing a program of study.

Fastweb is a free scholarship database that matches you with scholarships using the information in their profile. The site also provides information about financial aid, college admissions and student life, as well as helpful calculators and tools.

This site has a wealth of useful information about funding your education with scholarships, loans and savings accounts. It also offers tools to calculate college costs, loan payments, savings and expected family contribution.

Scholarship America 
Scholarship America is the nation’s largest nonprofit, private sector scholarship and educational support organization. It offers a resource center with information about test preparation, financial aid, admissions and career exploration. It also provides links to open scholarship opportunities.

Search more than 2.7 million college scholarships and grants worth more than $19 billion. Its College Directory has information about more than 7,000 colleges nationwide, including admission statistics, tuition, fees and scholarships.   

This site matches you with a mentor who can help you determine your academic and career goals, as well as give you advice about interviewing, time management and applying for financial aid.

Resources for college, scholarships, financial aid and career exploration.                      

LGBT Student Scholarship Database

The site, operated by the Human Rights Campaign, identifies scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBT and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, by state and school.

Accredited Online Schools 
The site provides resources for students looking to obtain a degree online with filtering options that include states, vocations, online universities and other planning tips as well.

Using this site,you will find the best scholarships websites online today. Within each, you will find easy access to millions of scholarship dollars to help fund your education. Scholarships for Women: wants to help empower women by helping them reach their education goals. They are offering several scholarships for women pursuing college degrees in a number of fields of study. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000 to provide some financial relief for the high cost of college.

Statewide resources


This service of the University System of Ohio identifies many of the resources above and more. It suggests how students can prepare and save for college, how to apply for Ohio financial aid, benefits available for veterans, and a guide to Ohio campuses, for example.

Choose Ohio First

Offers a wealth of information and ideas for educators and students who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) careers.

Ohio State University

Don’t forget to visit the scholarship sites of colleges to which you are applying or have already been accepted. The Ohio State scholarship page, for example, lists all available scholarships, deadline dates, and requirements.

Ohio Farm Bureau

Considering a career in agriculture. The OFB Foundation offers scholarships just for you.

Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools Legislative Scholarships

OACCS, working with participating colleges and schools, and members of the State Legislature of Ohio, offers scholarships for Ohio high school seniors. Information is sent to high schools, libraries, and your state representative and senator.


Richland County resources

The Community Foundation offers scholarships annually, thanks to education-minded people throughout Richland County.

High school juniors and seniors should meet with his or her guidance counselor regularly. Many local and statewide organizations send scholarship opportunities to high school guidance counselors.

Local colleges offer scholarships and grants: North Central State College, The Ohio State University at Mansfield along with Ashland University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University offer detailed explanations of scholarships and what you need to do to apply.