College Access & Funding Links
Links to local scholarships & sources of financial aid funds
Community Foundation of Delaware County Scholarships
Marion Community Foundation Scholarships
Marion Technical College Scholarships
Marion Technical College Financial Aid
Mid Ohio Energy Cooperative, Inc., Scholarships
Ohio State Marion Scholarships
Ohio State Marion Financial Aid
Ohio State Financial Aid
Ohio Wesleyan University Scholarships & Financial Aid
United Way of Marion County Scouting Scholarships Program
Other college access and funding resources
This site is sponsored by the I CAN Center of Excellence, a regional college access network serving the north central Ohio counties of Crawford, Delaware, Hardin, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot. The site includes helpful step by step instructions for preparing for college. From admission to finding state & federal financial aid, scholarships, college testing, and much more.
This site is sponsored by the Ohio College Access Network and is appropriate for parents, late elementary, middle and high school students. It includes tips and activities which encourage students to consider and prepare for college. While all of the information is well-done, especially interesting features include the "Tough" commercials which are high-interest videos promoting taking the tough classes. "Take the Tour" allows students to virtually tour a generic college campus and decorate a dorm room.
This site is sponsored by the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority and is appropriate for parents of children of all ages. For a minimum of twenty-five dollars a month, parents and grandparents can save for their child's college. Tax advantages are available when saving through this program.
This site is sponsored by Oregon's Partnership for Occupational and Career Information and is appropriate for parents of children of all ages. Activities and insights are provided for each stage of the child's life. Questions are answered such as "How can I help my child progress down his or her career path?", "How can I afford college or training?" and "What types of career decisions do young people make?"
This site is sponsored by Upromise and Sallie Mae and is appropriate for parents of children of all ages. This program is free and provides money back on products that a typical family would already buy. Parents may register credit cards and the site offers varying opportunities to save. Other family members and friends may tie their cards to the registered student.
The Ohio College Access Network (OCAN) is an independent 501 (c)(3) organization that provides leadership and support for Ohio college access organizations while working closely with the aforementioned partners and the Ohio Business Roundtable to help increase the college going rate in the state. The organization is focused on helping Ohio residents pursue postsecondary education by building and supporting (through hands on technical assistance, professional development and grant opportunities) local college access programs throughout the state. Currently, 35 college access programs serve nearly 205 of Ohio's 612 school districts, touching 173,000 students annually.