Scholarship Opportunities for Class of 2024

Open to All Four Campuses

*Scholarships available are subject to change yearly.

The Great Oaks Education Foundation Scholarship is awarded to one student from each of the Great Oaks Career Campuses.  The foundation believes in providing support to meet the needs of our students, so that they can focus on their educatiuon and their future.

The Angela M. and John G. Halpin Skilled Labor Grant

The Angela M. and John G. Halpin Grant is given in recognition of the Halpin's belief in the value and need for skilled labor.  The Halpin family believes in the importance of providing our adult and high school graduates the tools and equipmnet needed to be successful as they start their careers as well as continuing to increase their skills b earning additional credentials and certifications in their field.

The Mary Helen Steinauer Scholarship is in given in recognition of her devotion as an educator.  Mary Helen inspired, influenced and nurtured the lives of countless students and colleagues.  She believed in the importance of education as well as providing the support and guidance to students and teachers. 

The Linda A Acheson Memorial Nursing Scholarship is awarded to two Great Oaks students that plan to pursue a career in the nursing profession. Linda A Acheson was an RN for over 30 years.  She worked the Hospital floor, Surgical Department, and as a Home Health Nurse.  She had a passion for helping others in all ways but especially with their medical needs.  This scholarship is given in her memory to help others become nurses so they can continue Linda’s passion.

The Michele Cordes Scholarship


The Michele Cordes Scholarship awards $500 for the 2023-2024 school year thanks to the generosity of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) Foundation.  Michele Cordes, who was recognized by OASBO last year, graduated from Live Oaks in the Business Technology program and lives in the West Clermont School District where her two sons attend West Clermont.

The scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior attending Great Oaks from West Clermont.

Essay prompt: Describe your journey in career-technical education and how you believe it will impact your future career. (500 words)

Open to Select Campuses

Diamond Oaks

Womankind’s mission is to empower young women through educational experiences, and this scholarship would provide support to help the recipient reach her educational and professional goals.  The Diamond Oaks Womankind members have raised funds for the scholarship.  This award can be used for any post-secondary educational or professional needs, including coursework, certifications, etc.   

This scholarship would provide support to help the recipient pay for educational or career-related materials including, but not limited to, textbooks, coursework, tools, and uniforms. This scholarship is open to Diamond Oaks Students in a workforce development program qualifying for graduation and a member of NTHS.

Laurel Oaks

The Harper Jane Zuefle Memorial Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to a Laurel Oaks senior.  Harper was a young student in the Acorn Center who was tragically killed.  The recipient of this special honor not only meets high standards in both academic and career skills, but is also an individual who “lights up a room” just as Harper’s presence always did.

Live Oaks

The Live Oaks Digital Arts and Design Grant is awarded to two Live Oaks Digital Arts and Design seniors in order to assist them with their educational goals and/or for a purchase that will assist them in their field.  This grant will be awarded based on a piece of artwork and a 500 word essay that explains the piece of artwork.

Scarlet Oaks

The James Hulick Memorial Scholarship ($1000) is given to a Scarlet Oaks student by the family of James Hulick.  James was a Scarlet Oaks mechanics student in the 1970s and passed away during his senior year.  This scholarship may be used towards tools for the field or for continuing their education.

The Da’Niesha Williams Memorial Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to a Scarlet Oaks student.  Da’Niesha Williams was a 2011 graduate in Health Technology.  She exemplified the highest qualities of a health care professional—hard working, conscientious, high performing, and most of all, compassionate.

The Rotary Club of Northeast Cincinnati will be awarding five, $500 grants to Scarlet Oaks Seniors.  These grants can be used to help prepare for your next steps in life-whether it is buying tools or completing a certificate to start your trade or beginning work on an associate's degree.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will award one scholarship that is redeemable for both years of a two year program.  This scholarship is open to any Scarlet Oaks Student who has received support and instruction through the Help Center lab at Scarlet Oaks.

Loveland School District Residents

This scholarship provide by the Loveland Eagle Riders would provide support to help the recipients pay for tuition in a designated fulltime Great Oaks Adult Workforce Development program. This scholarship is open to any high school senior living in the Loveland School District and can be applied toward tuition for the following fulltime programs after graduating high school: Automotive Service Technology; CNC Manufacturing; Construction Technologies; Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technology; Heating / Ventilating & Air Conditioning; Heaving Equipment Operations & Engineering; Industrial Diesel Mechanics; Welding Technology. Two $1000 scholarships are available for two qualified individuals.

Reading High School Senior

The Burchy Schulte Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to a Reading High School senior enrolled in a Great Oaks campus program. Burchy himself was a Reading graduate, as were both of his children and both of his grandchildren. This scholarship was created to honor Burchy's legacy of lifelong service to education and his community. In particular, he believed that Career & Technical Education helped to forge successful career pathways and improved people’s lives. His decades of volunteer service and leadership on the Great Oaks Career Campuses Board of Directors and Great Oaks Education Foundation are a testament to that belief.  Burchy woke up every day with a smile on his face and approached the world wondering, "What can I do today that will help make someone else's day better"?

Open to Adult Education Students

Adult Education Scholarships