Outside Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of University Financial Aid encourages students to seek scholarship support from all sources. Outside scholarships first reduce self-help (loan and work) to the extent previously awarded. When you notify the Office of University Financial Aid of any outside funding, please indicate if you prefer to retain the maximum student loan and work available to you.

The proceeds are applied in equal installments across the fall and spring semesters unless the documentation from the sponsor specifies a different distribution.

Outside scholarships may reduce need-based grant as well, if need-based student loans and/or employment have been eliminated, to ensure students do not receive need-based aid greater than their documented financial need. The combination of aid from all sources cannot exceed a student’s cost of attendance for a particular academic year. Support or benefits specifically designated for tuition cannot be combined for any amount over the cost of tuition for a particular academic year.

Scholarship Searches

We encourage independent research for private scholarship opportunities. We do not endorse any scholarship search that requires a fee. These websites provide free scholarship searches for your convenience.

The College Board
Peterson’s Scholarship Search

Choose Ohio First

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program awards state-funded scholarships to Ohio residents pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

CWRU receives funding to provide scholarships in the following programs:

  1. Supporting STEMM Success (SSS)
  2. Nursing
  3. Data Science
  4. Neuroscience
  5. Manufacturing
  6. Computer Science


University Financial Aid
Attn: Regina Sharp
10900 Euclid Ave. 
Cleveland, OH 44106-7049

Tuition Exchange Program

Case Western Reserve University is a member of The Tuition Exchange, a consortium of more than 600 private and public not-for-profit colleges and universities, representing 47 states, the District of Columbia, and several other countries that provide tuition assistance to dependents of individuals who work at participating schools.