Grants and Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants

MACC offers the following scholarships/grants for those who qualify: (Call 419-589-6363 with questions.   Applications can be dropped off to the Adult Ed office, mailed to MACC, 600 Esley Lane, Mansfield, OH 44905 or emailed to [email protected] 

Madison Graduation Discount

Applied to graduates of Madison Comprehensive High School within 2 years of graduation.  

  • $100 off programs with less than 300 hours (STNA, Phlebotomy)

  • $500 off programs with 301-899 hours (Precision Machine Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting Technologies, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Welding Technologies)

  • $1000 off programs with 900 hours or more (Medical & Legal Office, Advanced Cosmetology, Cosmetology)

Click the link below to download the application.

This is available to any Madison HIgh School graduate that enrolls in a Career Development program at MACC within two years of graduation.
ADA Ford Foundation
Richland County residents enrolling in Basic Office Skills, STNA, Phlebotomy, or Precision Machine/CNC. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need (multiple awards available).   

Click the link below to download the application.  
Mason Volkmer Memorial Scholarship
One $500 scholarship is awarded to an incoming MACC student.  Applications due Aug 31st for summer/fall start dates.   

Click the link below to download/print the application.   
Awarded to students enrolling in the Precision Machine/CNC Technology.  Award can be up to 50% of tuition.  No special eligibility requirements.  Funding is limited and will be award based on completed enrollment. 

Click the link below to download/print the application. 
Short Term Certificate Grant
For students who are enrolling in a program less than 900 hours and completed in less than a year. 
Must file a FAFSA to be considered. 
Funding is limited and will be awarded only to those who are ACCEPTED into their program.  
Second Chance Grant 
For students that have withdrawn from a college or career center and want to return to earn a certification.  Student must have withdrawn more than 8 months prior to enrollment but not more than 5 years.  Must file a FAFSA to be considered.  Please email your information (name, program enrolling in, school in which you withdrew and your dates of attendance) to [email protected] with 2ND CHANCE in the subject line.  
Scholarships can be found in a variety or professional organizations, civic groups, employers, clubs, churches, etc.  Application and selection process can vary so make sure you read the complete description and details from their website.   

Here is a list to get you started:
American Indian Education Fund
The Undergraduate Scholarship service* supports educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students by awarding more than 200 scholarships annually.   Applications submitted by eligible Native American students each spring are reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee, who award the competitive grants. Up to $2,000 per year is paid directly to each recipient’s college or university.
 The Amish Descendants Scholarship Fund
The Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund (ADSF) was founded by a small group of former Amish with big dreams — to help other former Amish realize their dreams of earning a college education. Because the Amish only study to the eighth grade, it is challenging for those who leave the community to pursue a higher education. We hope to offer a helping hand by providing financial assistance and support. For more information about ADSF and how to apply, please visit our website: 
Bridging the Dream Scholarships
The Bridging the Dream Scholarships are available to minority students and those from marginalized or underserved communities, including Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, low-income, first generation, and students from rural communities, among others. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and Pell Grant-eligible.
The Completing the Dream Scholarship
In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (260) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill. Students can apply for the Completing the Dream Scholarship, at
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship- Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. 
Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
Low-income women 35 and older who are working on a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree or their first degree are invited to apply for this scholarship fund.
Applicants must submit two recommendation letters, transcripts and proof of community involvement. Last year, 60 women received scholarships.
Deadline: March 18.
John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Legislative changes were implemented to help identify applicants who are or were in the foster care system.  These applicants may be eligible for assistance through federal programs for foster youth, such as the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program.  
Independent Living Coordinator/ETV Program Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Families and Children Toll-Free: (855) 471-1931 Email: [email protected]

AMVETS National Scholarship Program
This scholarship is for veterans, active military, children or grandchildren of veterans, military spouses, and high school senior JROTC members.
This is a set of scholarships with winners chosen based on both need and merit. Though the JROTC scholarship is only open to those pursuing bachelor's degrees, the ones for other eligible groups are generally open to those pursuing trade certifications from accredited programs.
Generation T Scholarships 
Generation T Scholarships are offered to Veterans and spouses who would like to enter into or advance their career in the skilled trades industry. Applications for Spring will be accepted from February 22nd through April 30th, 2022. Fall applications will be accepted from July 19th through September 24th, 2022.
For more information about these scholarships, click the link below or contact Carl Jackson at [email protected] or 301-683-4007.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation- Honoring Marines by educating their children.   Less than 12 month programs should apply for career and technical education scholarship.  
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
This scholarship is for MOPH member Purple Heart recipients, spouses, or children/grandchildren.
If you're a Purple Heart recipient, married to one, or the child or grandchild of one, you may apply for the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship to cover a full-time education at an accredited program.
VA Veteran’s Training Benefits
Veterans may use VA benefits (Montgomery GI Bill, etc.), if approved, to attend programs at Madison Adult Career Center. Student will need to provide MACC a copy of their DD214 and the approval of benefits.
Women Marine Association Scholarships
These scholarships are for female marines and their siblings, spouses, and direct descendants or those who were involved in the Marine Corps JROTC program.
This set of scholarships is for active duty or veteran women in the Marines and their spouses, siblings, or direct descendants. The number of available awards and their amounts vary based on by the number of applicants.
Ashland County Community Foundation
Ashland County Community Foundation offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors, continuing college students and non-traditional students.  Scholarships have varying eligibility and selection criteria. No two scholarships are the same. Most, but not all, ACCF scholarships are for Ashland County students and residents only. You can apply for scholarships between January 1 and March 15 each year.
Crawford County Foundation 
To view the full scholarship requirements list, please visit our scholarship requirements page.
The CF4CC currently holds 38 different scholarship funds, all awarding in 2022, and accepts applications for the Bucyrus Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship and STRIVE Scholarship.  Most but not all of our scholarships are for students who have graduated from or are graduating seniors of one of the Crawford County, Ohio schools.  Interested applicants should review the scholarship requirements for each of the scholarships. 
NOTE: The application deadline for every scholarship (except the Pry Scholarship, the Samuel Neff Fellowship for International Study, and the Come Home Scholarship) is MARCH 1 at 5PM.  
APPLICANTS: Please do not wait until the last minute to start your application.  Our application process takes time and involves multiple information verifications that must be completed by outside individuals before you can completely submit your application. 
Richland County Foundation
Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships
 Commitment to education goes beyond college scholarships! Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees also awards scholarships to individuals who want to obtain certifications and credentials at accredited technical institutions. In aligning with Ohio’s Attainment Goal we want to help fill the gap between job openings and certified employees as well as lead the way to support workforce development through Career Technical Education scholarships.  
Eligibility Requirements:  
  • Richland County resident or graduate of a Richland County high school
  • Be pursuing post-secondary education goals at an accredited CTE institution
  • Complete ALL required steps of the checklist 
  • Apply anytime between January 1st and December 31st deadline!
Morrow County Community Foundation
Knox County
The Knox County Foundation offers vocational scholarships available to residents of Knox County who are attending, or will attend, an occupational training program of two-years or less at an accredited vocational school, technical school, community college, or junior college
To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be a Knox County resident
  • Submit a high school transcript or GED
  • Complete and submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete (and sign) the Vocational Scholarship Application in full (click blue link to apply)
Huron County
HCCF offers a wide variety of scholarships for high school seniors, current college and graduate students, as well as adult learners returning to education. If you have questions about our scholarships or the applications, please contact 989-269-2850. 
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
The Beauty Industry Wants YOU!! 
American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) partners with industry sponsors to offer scholarships and grants to deserving cosmetology students.
 CosmoProf-  The Beauty Changes Lives | CosmoProf | Licensed to Create Education Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for prospective and newer students enrolled in a cosmetology or esthetics program to win $2,000 to help offset the cost of tuition.
Beauty As A Business
Need a little extra assistance paying for school? Beauty as a Business is proud to be offering a scholarship designed specifically for beauty school students to cover tuition costs. We know how important social media is for a beauty professional, which is why our scholarship focuses on helping students develop those crucial soft skills while they’re still in school.  If you are a beauty school student, you could be eligible for a $1,500 scholarship, which are offered to different students four times per year.
Beauty School Directory
Offers many resources to assist student understand the financial aid process.  Many scholarship options are listed.  
Beauty School Directory (LGBTQ+)
Offers scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

Area Agency on Aging Scholarship
A scholarship program to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree that would benefit the field of aging. Applicant must have graduated from a High School located in one of the following Counties: Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca or Wyandot. Must be enrolled in one of the following courses of study: Nursing, Social Work,
 Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics or
 More information:
American Medical Technologists
AMT offers scholarships to enhance educational and competency opportunities for current and future allied health care professionals. Two types of scholarships are offered: Student and Membership.

 Pocket Nurse Scholarship
The Pocket Nurse Scholarship Fund was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation by Pocket Nurse, a nurse owned and operated company, to assist qualified applicants to pursue their education in the fields of Allied Health, Nursing, and Nursing Faculty. 
Samaritan Hospital Foundation Scholarship
Awards for persons residing in Ashland County or UH Samaritan Medical Center employee or immediate family member. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited program in the areas of nursing, medicine or allied medical studies.
 Applications available online or by contacting Foundation office at 419-207-7861.
FOR THOSE GOING ON TO LPN/RN- Ohio Health Care Association- work at or related to someone that works at a OHCA facility.  Use the facility locator on the website to find facilities.   Deadline March 1st. 
American Welding Society Scholarship for Welding Students:  
Graybar Construction Trade Scholarship
The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship will be awarded to students who will enroll full time as undergraduate students in an accredited nonprofit two-year college or technical school program in the construction trades (carpentry, construction management, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal, welding, telcom, etc.) .Up to 50 students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for one additional year. Graybar established this scholarship to help raise the visibility of opportunities in the construction trades and to remove barriers for students who have financial need.
(NCCER) Scholarships for students pursuing craft training or technical programs in construction.
Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs Scholarship
 Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) is the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA). Our purpose is to support individuals in discovering their interest in manufacturing and to encourage the pursuit of a manufacturing career.
Ohio Electric Cooperatives-  for those who have residential services through an OEC provider; scholarships available each winter/spring.  For details: 
Volstead Holdings Scholarship
Ohio has a long history of inventing and building things. The purpose of the Volstead Holdings Scholarship is to allow residents of central and northeast Ohio to continue this tradition through technical post-secondary education in fields related to design, construction, manufacturing, and logistics. An emphasis is placed on skilled trades and technical academic fields.

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