The Portage Foundation awards scholarships from a number of endowed funds

The LWV (Kent)-Dix Scholarship will have a special Fall 2022 application cycle from Sept 1-Nov 15th. The remainder of our 2022 scholarship season is finished. Please check back starting January 1st to access applications for 2023

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Douglas Cowell Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Ravenna High School senior student who is an active member of the football team. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $1,000.

League of Women Voters – Helen Dix Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a non-traditional female student – age 25+, US citizen, and currently enrolled at Hiram College or Kent State University with at least junior class standing. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $1,000.

Roger J DiPaolo Bright Futures Scholarship

Awarded annually to a Ravenna High School senior who lives in the Skeels or McElrath neighborhoods of Ravenna or is actively involved in the Skeels-Matthews or King-Kennedy Community Centers. The scholarship is for $1,000 paid to a college, university, technical or trade school.

Roger J DiPaolo Wick Poetry Scholarship

Awarded annually to a Kent State University student in any year of study who has an interest in writing poetry and recommended by the Wick Center. The scholarship is for $1,000 will be paid directly to Kent State University and is not renewable.

Bailey Simons- Frank Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Rootstown High School senior student. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $500.

Mark Klima Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Rootstown High School senior student. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $1,000.

Bernie J. Kosar Crestwood Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Crestwood High School senior student. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $200.

George L. and Genevieve D. Moore Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to Aurora High School senior students. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $1,000.

Frances A. Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Portage County High School senior student active in an Ohio 4-H Horse Program. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $200.

PCCAN Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Ravenna High School senior. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $200.

Anna Wang Roe Women in Science Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a female Kent-Roosevelt High School senior student interested in science, technology, engineering, or math. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $1,000.

Boyd and Joan Wallbrown Agricultural Innovation Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to Ohio High School senior students (including seniors at Rugby High School, Rugy N.D. and Leeds High School, Leeds N.D.) choosing to pursue their education leading to a career in agricultural production, crop production, or livestock/farm animals. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $1,000.

Bill and Eddye White Bowling Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to high school senior students who were members of their high school bowling team. The scholarship is open to students at Rootstown, Crestwood, Garfield, Ravenna, Southeast, Streetsboro, and Theodore Roosevelt high schools. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $500.

Darla Winnefeld Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a Rootstown High School senior student. The number of scholarships vary. The approximate annual scholarship award is: $1,000.

George L. and Genevieve D. Moore Family Endowed Scholarship – Renewal

The Aurora High School graduate applicant must have received this award initially and remain enrolled in either a two-year or four-year degree program at an accredited college, university or technical school and remain in good academic standing to receive the scholarship renewal award.