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City of Canton Scholarship Program

About this Program
The City of Canton Scholarship Program is designed to provide the students of Canton with information on the many opportunities they have at their disposal to continue their education. Ohio, and Canton itself, are the home to many well-known and highly praised institutions of higher education. A number of universities and college have been generous enough to set aside additional scholarship dollars specifically for high school seniors living within the Canton City limits. The list of participating universities can be found below the scholarship details and on the scholarship navigation bar.

To qualify, the applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior
  • Be a resident of Canton, living within the city limits (see below for details)
  • Be accepted to a participating school of their choice
  • Submit the application and 1-2 page essay to the City of Canton Mayor's Office

To apply, the applicants must:

  • Verify their address, to ensure residency within Canton City limits
    • To verify their address, applicants can visit the City Council's "Find My Ward" page and enter their address. If the applicant's address is not listed, or an error message appears, the address is not located within the city's official limits and the applicant will not qualify for the scholarship.
  • Verify that the school of interest and acceptance is a registered partner with the City of Canton
  • Download and complete the application linked below
  • Write a 1-2 page essay describing their community service activities, their contributions to the City of Canton, and why they are pursuing higher education
  • Submit their applications to the City of Canton Mayor's Office 


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Participating Universities

The following colleges and universities have graciously provided scholarships for the program with the corresponding financial award (click to visit):



Unlimited annual scholarships

bowling green


 Annual scholarships vary

brown mackie kent stark

 Annual scholarships vary

One annual scholarship

malone otc

Unlimited annual scholarships

Four annual scholarships


Two annual scholarships

Two annual scholarships


Other Scholarship Programs

Looking for additional scholarship options?  Click here to see a list of local scholarships not affiliated with the City of Canton Scholarship Program or the City of Canton.

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