BCF High School Scholarship
The Barberton Community Foundation High School Scholarship program was implemented in 1997 to assist Barberton High School graduates reach their educational goals. As one of the Foundation’s signature community investment programs, the program recognizes students’ academic achievement and helps propel promising students into the pursuit of higher education.
All students considered for a BCF High School Scholarship must first meet a four year Barberton residency requirement. Students who do not meet the residency requirement are not eligible for a scholarship from the Barberton Community Foundation.
All students who are selected for a scholarship or meet Cum Laude Scholarship eligibility requirements will be notified via email (if provided) or a letter in the mail; invited to the year-end BHS Scholarship Ceremony; and published on our website.
It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to discover and complete the list of requirements for scholarship distribution by September 30 of each year.
How to Claim Your BCF High School Scholarship
The Barberton Community Foundation is partnering with College Now, a college access organization helping students succeed in their educational career. Starting fall of 2014, we asked all scholarship recipients and renewals to meet (by phone or in person) with a College Now advisor. This will enable the Foundation to better track and manage the many scholarship programs and recipients it administers, and will also provide assistance to our students to identify additional opportunities and available resources.
All items must be submitted and completed by September 29, 2017. The deadline is for both new recipients and all renewals.
Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the institution with instructions to divide the amount evenly among sessions.
Cum Laude Scholarship
Cum Laude Scholarship provides awards of $1000-$2000 and has no specific application process. Although students do not have to apply for this award, all students must complete the Common Application Form provided by the Barberton High School guidance office, making them eligible for additional scholarships.
Eligibility is determined by BHS using the Cum Laude rating system. All students who meet eligibility requirements will receive an award.
Cum Laude Scholarships are renewable for up to 3 additional years. Students must submit official transcripts reflecting a cumulative 2.5 average grade point average by September 30 of each year.
ACT Achiever Scholarship
The ACT Achiever Scholarship provides 3 awards of $1,000 to selected BHS students who are not awarded a BCF Cum Laude Scholarship, but received a score of 21 or higher on the ACT Test. This award can be used to pursue a non-degree certificate or license in a vocational or technical program that is 3 months to 2 years, in addition to seeking a associate’s or bachelor’s degree. To be eligible for this award, students must apply through the BHS Common Application Form provided by the guidance office. This award is competitive, with past attendance records, declared college intent and Pell eligibility considered. The ACT Achiever Scholarship can be received in combination with Character and Talent Scholarships and or the First Generation Scholarship.
The ACT Achiever Scholarships are renewable for up 3 additional years. Students must submit official transcripts reflecting a cumulative 2.5 average grade point average by September 30 of each year.
First Generation Scholarship
The First Generation Scholarship provides additional awards of up to $1000 to selected first generation college students receiving a BCF Scholarship (Cum Laude or ACT Achiever). A first generation student is defined as being the first in the family, either biological, custodial or guardian to receive a bachelors degree. To be eligible for this award, students must apply through the BHS Common Application Form provided by the guidance office, received a 21 or above on the ACT Test, and be awarded one of the BCF Scholarships.
First Generation Scholarships are non-renewable.
BCF Resident Scholarship
The BCF Resident Scholarship is for Barberton residents who are graduating high school at an institution other than Barberton High School and includes home schooled students. Scholarships up to $1,000 per student are awarded and are renewable for an additional three years if eligibility is met. All students considered for a BCF Resident Scholarship must first meet a four year Barberton residency requirement and have received a 21 or higher on the ACT. This award is competitive, with financial need, academic achievement, attendance record, well defined academic goals, written communications skills, and recommendations considered.
Criteria and Requirements:
- Not attending Barberton High School
- Applicants must prove Barberton residency for a minimum of 4 years
- Received a 21 or higher on the ACT Test
- Ensure all pieces of your application are complete and submitted, including transcripts, letter of recommendations etc. by the deadline
Applications are accepted starting January of every year and are due usually mid March.
For more information, contact Debora Rolland at 330-745-5995.
Assisting our youth with their dreams is an emotional and heartfelt journey. For many of our donors, an endowed fund scholarship is the way they honor the memory of loved ones. These funds distribute each year a stated percentage of the principal value of the fund for student scholarships and may be funded with contributions from a number of donors, an individual donor, or a family of donors.
Application for Fund Scholarships is administered through Barberton High School’s Common Scholarship Application Form. This form is usually available in February from the guidance office and must be completed by the stated deadline. Where indicated, scholarships available to students already attending college will have a link to the separate application form.
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