Businessman offers funds to students in three counties
The Richard T. Naples Sr. Education Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from students who live in Stark, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The scholarship includes colleges and universities, institutes for fine and performing arts as well as trade and vocational schools and institutes.
The deadline for this year’s scholarship application is March 31. High school and college students can obtain an application online at www.wfboom.com. High school students also can get an application from their guidance counselors.
For information, call 330-534-5145 or 800-356-9626 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Wholesale Fireworks founder Richard T. Naples Sr. of Niles created the scholarship 22 years ago. The perpetual fund has awarded 181 scholarships for $500 and 353 scholarships for $800.
BBB seeks applications for funding
The Better Business Bureau Charitable and Educational Fund is seeking submissions for its scholarship essay contest.
The top four essays will receive scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. The contest is open to high school seniors attending schools in Stark, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties. There is no GPA requirement to apply, and scholarship funds are used toward attending any career, technical, college, university or trade school after high school graduation.
High school seniors will submit their essays online, and a panel of judges will review the submissions. Deadline to submit essays is March 26. Students, teachers and parents can read more about eligibility and instructions to apply and submit entries on the website http://bit.ly/BBBLifeLessons.
The “BBB Life Lessons Essay Contest” is a theme-based essay contest that challenges students to reflect on living a life of integrity and ethics. The theme for this year’s contest is “Integrity.” The BBB’s mission is building and ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other. BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. In the essay, students are asked to describe the role of integrity in a business environment and how it affects the success of an organization.
Canton-area students offered engineering scholarship
Applications are being accepted from Canton-area high school seniors for the Albert S. Richardson Engineering Scholarship.
The one-year, $5,000 award will be made to one senior who is accepted into an accredited undergraduate engineering program. Once awarded, and by maintaining a 3.5 GPA, the scholarship may be renewed for three subsequent years of the student’s undergraduate education for a total of $20,000.
For information about the scholarship, visit arproducts.org and click on About Us. Deadline for this year’s applications is April 30. The award will be announced by June 15.
The scholarship honors the late Albert S. Richardson Jr. (known as AL), founder of AR Products, and his father, Albert S. Richardson, both of Canton. AL, a 1942 McKinley High School graduate, earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in aeronautical and electrical engineering from MIT.
Preservation Society offers
Stark County funding
The Canton Preservation Society is offering a scholarship to a Stark County student preparing for a career related to historic preservation.
The award is for a maximum of $1,000 toward school tuition and paid directly to the school.
Eligible applicants include students in technical, undergraduate or graduate study intending to enroll, or already enrolled, in a program in historic preservation or a related field which includes, but is not limited to, Building Preservation, History, Architecture, American Studies, Urban Planning, or Museum Studies. The program of study must be at a U.S. university, college or institution. The student’s eligibility will be based partly on financial need and partly on the application materials, academic performance, community service and promise shown for future achievement, based on the judgment of a review panel.
Applications must be postmarked by April 1. For applications, call the Canton Preservation Society at 330-456-6881, or download a form in Word format from the website’s News & Awards page (http://www.cantonpreservation.com/news.html).
Ohio EPA, academy
Ohio EPA and The Ohio Academy of Science are accepting applications for the 2021 Environmental Education Fund scholarships. The deadline to submit applications is April 15.
The merit-based, nonrenewable scholarships will be awarded to junior and senior year students enrolled at Ohio public or private colleges/universities/community colleges and working toward careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students will be selected based on academic performance, as well as research, employment/internships, leadership, letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals, and other criteria.
Up to $5,000 is available for students entering their collegiate junior or senior year in four-year and five-year programs, and up to $2,500 is available to students entering the second year in two-year degree programs. A total of $50,000 will be awarded this year.
For more information, call Ohio EPA’s Office of Environmental Education at 614- 644-2873 or visit www.epa.ohio.gov/oee. To learn more about the Ohio Academy of Science, call 614-488-2228 or visit www.OHIOSCI.org.
Since the scholarship program began in 2000, $964,950 has been awarded statewide to 380 students at 51 Ohio colleges and universities. Funding comes from civil penalties collected by Ohio EPA for violations of air and water pollution control laws.
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