Criteria and Links to Applications for Advancement Scholarships

Walsh University is blessed with generous donors who have provided scholarships in support of our students. Below you will find a list of those scholarships and the criteria you must meet in order to be eligible for consideration. To apply for any of the scholarships for which you are eligible, click on the appropriate link to be redirected to the application. 

Note: Incomplete applications and those received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Questions? Email our Scholarship Coordinator, Carmela Bendetta at cbendetta@walsh.edu or call 330.490.7596


Absolute Physical/Occupational Therapy Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average
  • Preference given to students who display leadership and community service activities
  • Applicant must have performed a clinical rotation at an Absolute-related facility
  • Students must display financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline

Alumni Grants and Scholarships

Due Date: February 15, 2024

Please click on link to review the criteria for the various opportunities offered by the Alumni Association. (*Internal applicants only)

Austin-Bailey Health & Wellness Foundation Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Sophomore or higher standing (for the award year), including graduate students
  • Must have completed at least one year in a health-care major or two years in a science major on a pre-professional track
  • Must be currently enrolled in a health-related program
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Must be a resident of Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, or Wayne Counties

Alex Botsch Nursing Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be accepted and enrolled in the Byers School of Nursing
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must have Financial Need

Gary and Linda Byers Endowed & Helen Irene Peer Memorial Endowed Scholarships

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing (Current Class Standing)
  • Full-time student
  • Nursing Major (Accepted to the Byers School of Nursing)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • In good social standing

Don & Paulette Caster Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Full-time, traditional students
  • Graduates of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, Ohio
  • Preference given to students of full time Raisin Rack employees as long as Don and Paulette Caster own Raisin Rack
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Carlo Thomas Cicchini Memorial Scholarship 

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Available to employees (or employee’s legal dependent) of McDonald’s restaurants which were owned and operated by Guy Cecchini
  • Freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior standing
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA 

Mr. & Mrs. Nathan A. Colaner Memorial Scholarship 

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Member of St. Joseph’s Church of Canton or St. Paul’s Church of North Canton
  • Incoming Freshman
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Academic Ability

Daniel & MaryEllen Vaughn Cunninghan – Badge #7  Endowed Scholarship 

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Preference to students who have a parent who is employed full-time as a police officer or fire fighter
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Full-time, traditional students eligible

William W. & Anna Jean Cushwa Endowed  Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • 7 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Preference given to students who display leadership in community service activities
  • Full and part-time students eligible
  • Traditional and non-traditional students eligible
  • Students must display financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline 

Marc Deighton Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing (for the award year)
  • Full-time student
  • Psychology major
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • In good social standing 

Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average
  • Preference given to students who display leadership and community service activities
  • Students must display financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Must be a student in the DPT Program during award year

John & Marie Dowling Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time student
  • Traditional & non-traditional students eligible
  • Restricted to students whose primary residence is more than 50 miles from the Walsh University main campus (Please not apply if you live within 50 miles of campus.)
  • Renewable (provided student maintains eligibility requirements - must reapply) 

James J. Dreussi Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Member of St. Anthony’s Church of Canton
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Edward P. & Jeannette A. Elum Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA 

James J. "Jerry" Fagan, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Preference to students who are majoring in Engineering or Music, but students in all majors may apply
  • Sophomore, junior or senior status for the award year
  • Full-time traditional or non-traditional students are eligible
  • Must have financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline

Gary Farey Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating High School Senior (Incoming Freshman) from Canton Central Catholic or St. Thomas Aquinas High School
  • High School GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Full-time, traditional student
  • Preference given to residential students

Fearigo & Giganti Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time, traditional or non-traditional students may be eligible
  • Business Majors

Monsignor Lewis F. Gaetano Teaching Corps Endowed Scholarship Application

Due Date: May 1, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher to be eligible.
  • Applicants must be majoring in Education or Counseling and pursuing instruction at the Graduate level (Master’s Degree, Post Baccalaureate License, Endorsement).
  • Preference will be given to individuals planning to teach or currently teaching in an underserved, low-income Catholic school system in the following order: In Stark County, in the Diocese of Youngstown, or in any other Catholic Diocese.
  • Further preference will be given to graduates of a Catholic high school in the same order of preference as above.
  • The scholarship is renewable providing that the students continue to meet the requirements of the scholarship agreement (reapplication is required).
  • Scholarships awards are contingent on evidence of a yearly teaching or counseling contract agreement and provide course tuition assistance for one year.
  • Recipients may register for up to two graduate Master level courses OR four graduate Endorsement courses each year. Awards are capped at $5,000 per year.
  • Scholarship funds are distributed to recipients upon successful completion (Academic grades above a C grade) of coursework.

Gilchrist Brothers Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time, traditional or non-traditional students are eligible.
  • Student must be involved in at least one extracurricular activity.
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Preference given to students with financial need. *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline

Coletta M. Kiko Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of a Stark County Catholic High School
  • Current member of a Catholic parish
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior (during award year)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Scholarship is non-renewable

Knights of Columbus Bishop McFadden Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Full-time, traditional/non-traditional, undergraduate/graduate students eligible
  • This scholarship is renewable (reapplication is required)
  • Preference given to students whose parent/grandparent were or are currently a member of the Knights of Columbus with priority to those who are members of Council 3777
  • Secondary preference will be given to students who are discerning vocations, are orphaned, or are active in the University’s Pro-Life Club 

Joanne Lattavo Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024 
Eligibility Criteria:

  • *Internal applicants only
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Full-time Student
  • Junior or Senior Standing (during award year)
  • Must present artistic portfolio for review with application consisting of 6-10 pieces that best represent your work

Brother Jerry Lessard Alumni Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • *Internal applicants only
  • Must be enrolled in the Digital Campus, and have successfully completed at least 18 credit hours at Walsh University
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Non-traditional students 25 years of age or older are eligible
  • Renewable (Provided student maintains eligibility and completes the application process annually)

Dorothy Ling Endowed Scholarship & Thomas Y. Ling Endowed Scholarships 

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student must have completed at least one year at Walsh University and anticipate completing their bachelor’s degree at Walsh University
  • Student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a major that is considered to be a “liberal arts” major
  • Student must be considered to be of strong moral character
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA 

Dr. Sandra Lopez-Baez Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to Walsh graduate students for M.A. in CHD
  • Completion of fifteen (15) CHD graduate credits
  • Demonstrated financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Recipients of the Rev. Mucowski Alumni Scholarship are ineligible
  • Non-renewable

Joseph R & Cynthia A Lubic Scholarship  In Memory of Joseph A Lubic & Walter R  Stoehr

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • First, preference will be given to students who major in the aviation program; if no student is eligible, the second preference will be given to students majoring in a STEM degree
  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Students must display financial need and be in good standing with the University *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • This scholarship is renewable (reapplication is required)

Dick and Maurita (Paumier) Mahon "Angel of Mercy" Nursing Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nursing Major
  • Full-time, traditional student
  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing (for the award year)
  • Must have graduated from a Stark County high school
  • Financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • In good social standing 

Edward A. Mahoney Family Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • *Internal applicants only
  • 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Students must be full-time and currently enrolled at Walsh University as a freshman, sophomore, or junior majoring in business
  • Traditional or non-traditional students will be eligible

William C. Meier Foundation Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Sophomore standing at time of application
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Roman Catholic, U.S. Citizen
  • Traditional, resident student
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • Renewable (Provided student maintains eligibility - must reapply)

Dean Carole Mount Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled in the DeVille School of Business, having a declared business major
  • Demonstrate involvement in campus and community activities – with an emphasis on leadership and service
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate students may be eligible
  • Preference given to students with financial need; however, this is not a requirement 

John R. & Kathleen S. Nichols Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity and character, ambition, drive, and initiative and be involved in professional, community service or philanthropic organizations/activities
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher with at least a 3.2 GPA (when applicable) in your area of concentration
  • Preference given to students who were in National Honor Society in high school
  • Full-time, traditional students eligible

Patriot Project Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Veterans or Children/Grandchildren of Veterans are eligible, with preference given to Gold Star Families
  • Junior or Senior standing for award year
  • Students should be in a pre-professional degree program, with a preference to students possessing a specific interest in Chiropractic medicine
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Essay of 500 words on: The importance of Chiropractors serving in the military. 

Pellegrino Family Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Member of Cleveland, Toledo or Cincinnati Diocese
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Traditional student

Coral L. Pennetti Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing during the award year
  • Full-time, traditional student
  • Preference given to students majoring in Education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • In good social standing

Dan Peters Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Full-time/Part-time, traditional/non-traditional students eligible
  • This scholarship is renewable (reapplication is required)
  • Preference given to students currently involved in youth programs as a coach or mentor and/or have done volunteer work with those who have learning difficulties or physical disabilities

Kevin Pfau Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time, traditional student
  • Preference given to students majoring in Elementary Education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline

Terrance Portis Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Incoming Freshman
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA by deadline
  • Full-time, traditional students
  • African-American descent
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Rambo Family Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Student must be accepted within the Nursing Program or a Health Science major
  • Full-time Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Traditional or non-traditional student

Mark Ratti Family Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Preference given to sophomore or junior students at the time of application
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate strong school spirit
  • Full-time, traditional students eligible
  • This scholarship is non-renewable 

Fred R. & Joanne C. Reikowsky Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have attended any K-12 Catholic school in Northeast Ohio
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline

Remark Family Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Preference given to graduates of Lake High School
  • Business, Finance, Marketing, or Communications majors will be given preference
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Full-time, traditional students are eligible

The Renacci Government Scholars Award

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • 3.0 overall GPA or higher
  • Full-time Student, majoring in Government and Foreign Affairs or International Relations
  • Be committed to public or government service
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Exhibit leadership potential and participate in community service activities

The L.J. "Vern" Riesbeck Legacy Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must major in business.
  • Students must display financial need. *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher Preference given first to students who are employees or children of employees of Midwestern Industries.
  • Preference also given to students from Massillon Washington High School.
  • Full and part-time, traditional and non-traditional students eligible.

Saint John Paul II Endowed &  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Endowed Scholarships

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Demonstrate financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Candidates must be practicing Catholics who feel called to Ministry.
  • Students must be Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status.
  • This scholarship is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria (reapplication is required)

Potential recipients must be willing to participate in a Stark County Catholic School Retreat Program and assist in Our Lady of Perpetual Help programs.

Angela & Tom Schervish Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Preference given to juniors and seniors
  • Applicants must major in a business-related field
  • Traditional and non-traditional students eligible

Sodexo Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Preference given to students employed by Sodexo
  • Financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • 2.5 GPA or higher

Marlene K. Toot Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Part-time or Full-time, traditional or non-traditional students are eligible
  • Restricted to students who are majoring in a health science field including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing or Physical Education.
  • Students must possess financial need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline

Ray & Rose Tucker Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: March 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing (for the award year)
  • Full-time student
  • Math or Computer Science major
  • Preference given to students who are the first in their family to attend college
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA

Walsh Women's Committee Endowed Scholarship

Due Date: February 15, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:

  • *Internal applicants only
  • Must be a junior, or senior (for the award year)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need *Must complete FAFSA & Walsh University Application for Financial Aid by deadline
  • Full-time, traditional or non-traditional students eligible