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Barberton Community Foundation scholarship applications open

BARBERTON   Barberton Community Foundation, in partnership with Barberton High School, opened scholarship applications last month. The online application will close at midnight on Friday, Feb. 9.
Scholarships are open to both Barberton High School seniors and resident students.

Below are some details about the application process, what students can expect, and how to apply.
To start an application, students should create an account in the GOapply system. Visit https://goapply2.akoyago.com/barbertoncf/ and register as an “individual” to access the scholarship application. Once an account is created, students can click through the “submissions” and “opportunities” pages. In GOapply, students can save in-process applications, write essays, preview scholarships they are eligible for, submit and monitor completed applications.

For student applicants:
It is important that information is accurate, as there is only one application for all scholarships. After selecting “submit” the student is provided with a tailored list of eligible scholarships based on the information provided by the student. Essays or letters of recommendation may be required based on the scholarship.
To complete the application, be prepared to provide:
– Student activities and college information
– Combined annual family income
– SAR (Student Aid Report) from your completed 2024 FASFA at studentaid.gov
– GPA
– ACT score
– Student transcript
Some scholarships will require interviews. These will be scheduled in March. Final notification of awards
will be made in April.
All questions should be directed to Carrie Herman, Director of Community Impact, Barberton Community Foundation, at cherman@barbertoncf.org or call 330-745-5995.

Scholarships at the Foundation:
In 2023, Barberton Community Foundation awarded $130,575 through 83 scholarships to 52 Barberton students. The total 4-year value of the Foundation’s multi-year awards is $290,000.

Barberton Community Foundation holds more than 30 scholarship funds, some created by donors who want to help Barberton residents fulfill their dreams of post-secondary/ higher education. Other
scholarships have been created by businesses or organizations who have the same vision. Visit barbertoncf.org to learn more.

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