Compact Scholarships


SME Education Foundation

The Foundation awards millions of dollars annually to students pursuing manufacturing or engineering related degrees, at community colleges or 4-year universities. The Foundation offers scholarships for all students including women, minorities, and those with financial need. By completing one application, students are considered for all Foundation scholarships!

Learn more about SME Education Foundation’s Need-based, Renewable Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors:

Mike Kovack announces Career Tech Scholarship

The Medina County auditor is offering three $500 scholarships to Medina County Seniors enrolled at the Medina County Career Center or the Four Cities Compact.

The deadline is March 25, 2022.  Click HERE to apply.


Darrell Parks Student Scholarship

Each year, Ohio ACTE awards up to two Darrell Parks Student Scholarships, which provide $1,000 toward the continuing education of career-technical graduates.  

The winners are chosen by Dr. Darrell Parks, former director of the ODE Office of CTE and past Executive Director of Ohio ACTE.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2022.  Click here for the application.


American Public Works Association Scholarships

  • Lake Erie Scholarship- Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for Engineering Core or Administrative students.
  • Rubber City Scholarship- Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for Public Works field Vocational/ Trades students.
  • Western Reserve Scholarship- Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for students engaged in the studies of Environmental impact and Water Quality.

Scholarship application deadline is April 4, 2022.  Click here to apply.


Dr. G. James Pinchak Memorial Scholarship

OCTA is pleased to announce a scholarship for senior students who are on track to graduate and complete a career technical program in honor of De. James Pinchak. 

Submission deadline is March 15.  Scholarships are to be awarded by Region and distributed prior to the end othe school year.  Click here to apply!


Stone Ledges Scholarships

Apply HERE.  Deadline is March 17, 2023.


Alec M. Leatherman Memorial Scholarship

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


The Greg North Memorial Scholarship- 

The applicant must be enrolled in a college, university or vocational/technical program.  Preference shall be given to applicants who plan to pursue a career in a trade.  The recipient of this scholarship will also be selected on the basis of having shown the ability to work hard and display a never give up attitude.

**Please contact your home school's Guidance office for details**



Other Scholarships Not Specific to the Compact

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Scholarship Program 

To be eligible for consideration, the nominee shall have:

• Permanent resident status in Western Pennsylvania, in the counties (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland); and in Eastern Ohio, in the counties (Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne) where Sponsor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty (PA) & Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty (OH) Services) has a sales office or the counties contiguous thereto.

• Excelled academically with an overall minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (based on a maximum of 4.0) or its equivalent. The nominee shall be 2 evaluated upon all academic work completed through the first semester of their senior year in high school.

• Performed with distinction in terms of leadership, volunteerism, character, and positive attitude serving as an example to fellow students as a participant in community, charity and school related activities. The amount of participation shall be weighted equally with the degree of academic performance.

• Signified the intention to continue academic work beyond the high school level.

• Been accepted as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school for the upcoming fall semester. For the purpose of this scholarship, “full-time student” shall be defined as a student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, or the equivalent, in a school term. 

Application Deadline: Wednesay, March 1, 2023, at 3:00 pm.


Flohr Machine Scholarship

The Flohr Machine Company is a family owned and operated full-service precision contract machining company in Barberton, Ohio.  Flohr Machine will be offering two scholarships per year.

Access the application 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
Jon H. Poteat Scholarship May 1, 2022 $1,000 250
DECA / NTHS Scholarship January 14, 2022 $1,000 2
SkillsUSA / NTHS Scholarship March 31, 2022 $1,000 4
HOSA / NTHS Scholarship April 22, 2022 $1,000 7
NCCER & Build Your Future / NTHS Scholarship March 1, 2022 $2,000 5
FBLA-PBL / NTHS Scholarship April 1, 2022 $1,000 2
BPA / NTHS Scholarship April 1, 2022 $1,000 3
C. Allen Powell Alumni Scholarship May 1, 2022 $1,000 2
NTHS / Geico Scholarship (alumni) January 1,   April 1,   July 1,   October 1 $1,000

2 each quarter







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