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Additional Resources

In addition to federal aid there are several organizations, companies, and resources to research for other sources of funding your education--including scholarships and grants. Find here both specific aid opportunities and online links and resources that can help you research other private funding sources.


  • CCAD does not administer these scholarship programs. This list is for your convenience only. Questions regarding individual scholarships should be directed toward the specific donor or organization.
  • As you search for financial assistance on the Web, remember that some companies and websites will try to make you pay for information that should be free. Be careful not to fall victim to fraud.

Individual Scholarship Competitions

(updated 9/5/2014)

DEADLINE: annually on or around Feb. 1

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 50 deserving students. Candidates must be a current student with sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last five years) at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution. Students must be nominated by their two-year institutions. The application deadline is typically February 1, but colleges may have earlier internal deadlines. Each two-year institution has a faculty representative who manages the nomination process. Please visit for a complete list of faculty representatives and their contact information.

DEADLINE: Multiple deadlines, see website for details.

All About Education $3,000 Scholarship
U.S. student 13 years of age or older are elligible. Must answer the essay question, "How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" Visit for more information.

DEADLINE: Sept. 30

College Prowler "No Essay" Scholarship
U.S. students currently enrolled in college are elligible. Apply now at:


Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship Competition
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program is open to CCAD seniors and alumni who have graduated since spring 2004 who are planning to attend graduate school for the first time. Scholarships that can total as much as $300,000 (up to $50,000 per year for up to six years). Students interested in this scholarship must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative. The CCAD faculty representative is Kaname Takada. For more information email Kaname (first initial + last name

DEADLINE: Sept. 19

Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship Fund of the Legacy Fund
This fund was established to benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students pursuing post-secondary education at a central Ohio college or university or Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Candidate must be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, and must have at least a 2.75 grade point average. For a downloadable application and more information visit The Columbus Foundation website.

DEADLINE: Sept. 30

Campus Discovery $2,500 "Advice to Your High School Self" Scholarship
U.S. citizens enrolled at (or recently graduated from) a 2- or 4-year college in the U.S. Must complete the essay, "Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the transition, what advice would you give yourself?" More information here:

DEADLINE: November 21

Century Link Scholarship

Century Link is offering a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to current students.

To win, students must create an original blog post explaining the role technology is playing in changing the higher education landscape.

More details can be found here.

The deadline to apply is November 21.


The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. To be eligible for a grant, candidates must have already started or completed training at an established school of art and/or demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to make art a lifetime career. Applications are available at


The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
Students that are in need of additional financial assistance as they are on the verge of dropping out of college. They have exhausted all other avenues for aid (loans, grants or scholarships) and they still have unmet need that they are unable to pay and without additional financial assistance, they would be forced to leave college without their degree. These awards can range between $1,500-$5,000. Must be from Ohio, junior or senior status working to obtain a bachelor of fine arts degree, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher. 


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Online Resources

(listed alphabetically)

College Scholarships
Click on the “Free Scholarship Searches” box to get a listing of more than 40 links to free online scholarship search websites.

The Columbus Foundation
Information on over 140 scholarships offered by The Columbus Foundation.

A free scholarship search website. First time users to the site should click on the “New Users” button to create a profile.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
The nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.

Next Student
Click on the “Search for Scholarships” link.

Point Foundation
The National LGBT Scholarship Fund. Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit.

Scholarship Hunter
A free and easy scholarship source with information on many outside private scholarship programs. Click on the “Free Sweepstakes” and “Essay Contests” buttons for information on various scholarship opportunities, and then click on the “Go” button to get more information on how to apply. For scholarships specific to art and design majors, click on “Awards by Major” and then click on “Art & Design”.

School Soup
One of the world’s largest scholarship databases with listings of over $32 billion in scholarships for you to search.

Student Scholarship Search
Click on “Search for Scholarships” link.

U.S. Bank
Click on “See more products and services”, then click on “Student Banking”, then click on “Paying for College”, then click on “Scholarships”, then click on “U.S. Bank Scholarship Search”, and then click on “U.S. Bank Scholarship Search, powered by Peterson’s”.

U.S. Department of Education
Click on “Funding Your Education” and scroll down to the “Finding Scholarships” section.

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