Compact Scholarships

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 1.  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 18, 2022.


Alec M. Leatherman Memorial Scholarship

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


Other Scholarships Not Specific to the Compact


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