Compact Scholarships

Stone Ledges Scholarships

Access information and apply for the Stone Ledges Scholarship by clicking here.  Appications are due by March 25, 2021.


Alec M. Leatherman Memorial Scholarship

Specifically for Culinary students - Wadsworth home school perferred - contact for more information


Other Scholarships Not Specific to the Compact


2021 Medina County Auditor's CAREER TECH SCHOLARSHIP

The Medina County Auditor's Office Career Tech Scholarship shall be awarded to a senior graduating from a career technical training program at the Medina County Career Center, Wadsworth High School or a Medina County home schooler planning on further education in a career field.  $500 scholarships will be awarded to 3 individuals, and is to be used toward tuition, books or other school expenses.

**Please note- this scholarship applies to Medina County residents (students attending Wadsworth High School) only.**


Access the application for the 2021 Medina County Auditor's Career Tech Scholarship by clicking here.


Jim Pinchak Memorial Scholarship

The Jim Pinchak Memorial Scholarship is a memorial scholarship that was established in 2019 by the Ohio Career-Technical Administrators Organization (OCTA) in memory of Dr. Jim Pinchak.  It is available to all current senior students enrolled in a career and technical education (CTE) program at a city, compact or joint vocational school district.  There is $12,000 available to be awared statewide, which is broken down to $2000 per OCTA Region and $1000 per student.

Access information about the Jim Pinchak Memorial Scholarship and link to the application by clicking here.


National Technical Honor Society Scholarships

Click on the name of the scholarship for the application link, or click here to visit the NTHS website.


Scholarship Deadline Award Amount Number Awarded
University of Akron Student Excellence Scholarship April 30, 2021 $500 multiple
Jon H. Poteat Scholarship May 1, 2021 $1,000 250
DECA / NTHS Scholarship January 12, 2021 $1,000 2
SkillsUSA / NTHS Scholarship April 1, 2021 $1,000 4
HOSA / NTHS Scholarship March 15, 2021 $1,000 7
Skills USA / NTHS Scholarship April 1, 2021 $1,000 4
FBLA-PBL / NTHS Scholarship April 1, 2021 $1,000 2
BPA / NTHS Scholarship March 1, 2021 $1,000 3
C. Allen Powell Alumni Scholarship May 1, 2021 $1,000 2
NTHS / Geico Scholarship April 1, July 1, October 1 $1,000

2 each quarter

SME Prime Scholarship

February 1, 2021 varies varies
OOGEEP/Ohio Oil and Gas   $1,000 varies
AWS Scholarships March 1, 2021 varies varies



Ohio ACTE- Darrell Parks Scholarship

The Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (Ohio ACTE) is proud to offer the annual $1,000 Darrell Parks Student Scholarship.  Any student enrolled in an Ohio Career and Technical Program is eligible to apply.

A one-time monetary scholarship will be sent to the recipient's program of higher education to be used toward tuition/fees.  The recipient must successfully enroll for the first term of postsecondary education within one year of being awarded the Darell Parks Scholarship.

Access the application for the Ohio ACTE- Darrell Parks Scholarship by clicking here.


Work Ethic Scholarship Program

The Mike Rowe Works Foundation has put together a work ethic scholarship program.  You can learn more about that and apply for the scholarship by clicking here.


The following scholarships are for Barberton students ONLY:



Scholarship Information
AAA Barberton/Ohio Automobile Club Scholarship Up to 4 scholarships available and you can reapply in subsequent years.  Criteria:  Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Preference given, but not limited to, students entering vocational technical fields, minimum two years' residence in Barberton or the Barberton School District.
Barberton Tree Service Scholarship in Honor of Keith Luck Criteria: Must be enrolled in a trade-based curriculum (agriculture, electrical, masonry, carpentry, welding, mechanical, plumbing, etc.).  Cumulative GPA 2.0.  Active in extracurricular activities, volunteering or part-time employment.  Good attendance (95% present); hardworking and a dedicated student.
Cianciola/Macko Scholarship Scholarship for one academic year; nonrenewable.  Criteria:  Declared major in business or food-related career.  Financial need may be considered.  Work and volunteer activities, internships, and service to school and community.  Demonstrated academic success, but not necessarily a top student in class.  Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Ray E. Leach, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Criteria:  BHS senior or a resident of Barberton School District with minimum two years at your graduating school.  Demonstrated integrity and a strong work ethic.  Major will be a trade, vocational or technical field of study.  Attending any non-profit, state-accredited trade/vocational/technical school.  Must document financial need through the FAFSA.  Must enroll and attend for at least 10 credit hours per semester or equivalent full-time enrollment.  Must submit two letters of recommendation.  Additional Document Required!  Must write an essay entitled “Who or what has been the major influence on my choice of career and how did that happen?”  Due to Mr. Rosenberger at BHS by Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

Hal Naragon Memorial Scholarship

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year: 1 baseball athlete, 1 softball athlete, and 1 vocational/trade student.  These are one year non renewable scholarships.  Deadline to apply is Monday, February 22 at noon.  Apply here.

Who may receive this scholarship:

  • A Barberton High School senior.
  • A high school senior who is a resident of the City of Barberton
  • One Baseball athlete
  • One Softball athlete
  • Technical/vocation/trade student

Other criteria:

  • Academic achievement – a minimum 2.5 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale
  • Activities/service/volunteer services
  • Financial need may be considered
  • Recipient must not be receiving a full scholarship from other sources