Looking for scholarships? Try your own backyard. Did you know that your high school offers classes for college credit at little or no cost to you? Make an appointment now with your guidance counselor to find out about registration for:
KnowHow2GoOhio.orgYoung people in all socio-economic groups have college aspirations. In fact, eight out of 10 expect to attain a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But, despite their aspirations, low-income students and those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education are severely underrepresented on college campuses. Studies show these students often lack the guidance they need to prepare for postsecondary education.
In order to turn these students' college dreams into action-oriented goals, the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council launched the KnowHow2GO campaign in January 2007. This multi-year, multimedia effort includes television, radio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college using four simple steps.
Stark Education Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education reform support organization in Stark County, Ohio, crossing the lines of 17 public school districts. The Partnership collaborates with educators, businesses, community and civic leaders to create and respond to opportunities that will add substantial and measurable value to education.
Stark Community Foundation is one of Stark County's major sources of college scholarship support. During the 2008-2009 school year, the Foundation connected 307 students with $449,904 in college scholarships, ranging from $500 to $30,000, and 57 students with $125,100 in low interest loans.
Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges has been a national leader in providing unrestricted donations and student scholarships through funds raised in annual solicitations from businesses, foundations, and other donors. There are 34 member independent colleges and universities in OFIC, representing 98,000 students.
The Canton Student Loan Foundation's mission is to provide low interest loans to graduates of Stark county high schools so that they may pursue post high school education and training.
The Employment Source is northeastern Ohio’s premier workforce development and training center that connects job seekers with employers by providing numerous resources in a single location. It is a free service made possible through funds provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and operated locally by the Workforce Investment Board, the Stark and Tuscarawas County Commissioners and the Mayor of the City of Canton.