Greater Toledo Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF) understands that being a student presents many financial challenges. With the help of Toledo’s philanthropic community, we have been able to establish more than 200 scholarship funds in an effort to decrease some of the barriers for graduating high school seniors and current college students in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan in their pursuit to a post-secondary education. The majority of GTCF scholarship opportunities are academic and financial need-based, and they are available for students pursuing specific fields of study, students residing in specific geographical areas, and students attending certain colleges.  Thank you to our generous donors for allowing GTCF to grant over $1.1 million in scholarship awards to students this past year.

Open Scholarship Opportunities 

GTCF manages the competitive process of more than 60 scholarship opportunities which includes everything from the creation of applications to making the scholarship payments.  This past year we launched a new Scholarship Portal which includes a universal application that allows students to apply to over 40 scholarship opportunities by completing a single application.  The universal application not only decreases the redundancy of completing multiple applications, but it also matches applicants to opportunities they may be eligible for. No more searching and reading through endless criteria. It is important to note that all scholarship opportunities included on the universal application have a deadline of February 11, 2021. Other scholarships offered through GTCF are administered at the school level so be sure to check with your high school guidance counselor or college advisor to find information about additional opportunities available to you.

Visit the Scholarship Portal to create or login to your account and apply now.

For more details on the scholarships included in the universal application, please click here.

For more details on the scholarships with a separate application process, please click here.

For questions regarding the scholarship portal or process, please contact the Foundation via email at

A Guide To Scholarship Search Services, Admissions and Financial Aid Information

There are literally thousands of scholarships that can be accessed through publications and the World Wide Web. Here, you will find several free scholarship search services, admissions and financial aid information, and publications/pamphlets you can access by mail or the World Wide Web. 

Greater Toledo Community Foundation does not administer these sites and assumes no liability for information obtained from them; they are simply listed for your information.

For additional information pertaining to scholarships, grants and loans, contact your school’s guidance counselors or your local library.