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Ohio Scholarship

Factor Finders $1,000 College Scholarship

Factor Finders is dedicated to helping small business owners secure the financing they need to grow through accounts receivable factoring services. However, in order to become a savvy business owner, we know that education is essential. Learning is one of our core values, but we also realize that finding funding for a good education isn’t always easy. Therefore, we want to support Ohio students who want to further their education in the form of a scholarship.

The Basics

  • You must be an incoming freshman or a current, full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 4-year university in the state of Ohio as of December 20, 2019. Proof of full-time enrollment is required. Incoming freshman are required to provide an acceptance letter. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a legal U.S. resident.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of college enrollment and graduation
  • $1,000 prize
  • Limit of 1 entry per cycle

Scholarship Requirements

What:  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded based on the essay topic, “Do you think technology has helped or hurt small business?” The essay should be max. 750 words.

How:  Applicants must submit an essay via email.  Please include the following information in the header of your essay:

  • Full name
  • School name
  • Year of graduation
  • Phone number
  • Email

Email your essay to from your .edu email address using the subject line, “Factor Finders Scholarship Entry.” Please submit the essay as an email attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Your essay must be written in English.

When: The deadline for submission is July 20, 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the Fall 2020 scholarship.

Selection:  The recipient will be selected by a scholarship evaluation committee.

Notification: The winning applicant will be notified by email by July 30, 2020. The winner will have two weeks to reply and provide proof of enrollment. Non-winners will not be notified.

Awards:  The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending. It is the responsibility of the recipient to verify receipt of funds with their chosen school. This scholarship can be used for any school-related expenses, such as tuition and room and board.

Additional Requirements

The scholarship recipient is required to submit proof of enrollment or a copy of an acceptance letter from the college/university of their choice. If the selected winner does not respond within two weeks from initial contact or cannot provide proof of enrollment, a new winner will be chosen.

Entries must be the original work of the applicant; entries may not have won previous awards; may not have been used publicly by any third party; must not infringe on any third-party’s rights; must be suitable for publication (example, no obscene, offensive or indecent content is allowed); may not contain any copyrighted works owned by third parties. All essays will be checked for plagiarism.

Privacy Policy

By entering, the winning applicant grants Factor Finders, LLC permission to post the applicant’s name, school or university, major, career plans and winning essay for promotional purposes. No other personal information will be shared without your written permission.

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Scholarship Recipient!

Helen Kidane, a freshman at the University 0f Cincinnati, was chosen to receive the Factor Finders Spring 2020 Ohio scholarship. Kiden says she plans to become a psychiatric nurse so she can help her community with a focus on mental health.

Congratulations Helen! 

Announcing Our Fall 2019 Scholarship Recipient!

Serena Powell, a student at the University of Cincinnati, was chosen as the recipient of Factor Finders’ Fall 2019 Ohio scholarship. Powell, studying sociology, said after graduation, she plans to apply her education toward making underdeveloped communities better.

Congratulations Serena! 

Announcing Our Spring 2019 Scholarship Recipient! 

Sophomore nursing major Maggie Farrell of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio has been chosen as the winner of the Factor Finders scholarship for spring of 2019. Farrell wants to use her education to serve others — after graduation, she wishes to give back to the community as a pediatric or labor and delivery nurse.

Congratulations Maggie!

Fall 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Regina Magazine, a senior Accounting major with a minor in Human Resources at the University of Akron, has been chosen as the winner of the fall 2018 Factor Finders scholarship.  Magazine said she enjoys giving back to the community and hopes to use her degree to help others in the future.

Congratulations Regina!


Spring 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Amber McVicker, a junior Applied Science in Health and Information Management major at the University of Cincinnati, is the winner of the spring 2018 Factor Finders scholarship. After she finishes her undergraduate degree, she plans to continue gaining experience in her current position at a home health company.

She eventually hopes to branch off into the legal aspect of the healthcare world. She said she wants to “help people keep their medical records safe and learn to advocate for themselves.”

Congratulations Amber! 


Fall 2017 Scholarship Recipient

Makayla Pushak, junior at the University of Akron, is the winning recipient of our Fall 2017 scholarship. Once she finishes her undergraduate degree in accounting, she plans to further her education by earning a master’s degree and completing the CPA exam to become a Public Accountant.

Congratulations Makayla!




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