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Provided by Stark State College and the Stark State College Foundation

Scholarship Name Criteria How To Apply Amount

President’s
Scholar Award

New, first-time students taking 15 hours per semester. Must meet two of the following criteria:

  • High school minimum GPA 3.0
  • Top 25% of graduating class
  • ACT composite 22 or higher or qualifying COMPASS scores of 80 reading, 70/English, 54/math

Apply for admission to the College.

$500 awarded each of four semesters; $250 awarded each of two summer sessions
(min. 6 hours each session).

Must attend consecutive semesters/sessions

Maximum award $2500

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

  • Science, technology, engineering and math majors only
  • US citizen or permanent- resident alien
  • High school and college GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Qualifying ACT 18/reading, 18/English, 22/math or COMPASS test scores of 80/reading, 70/English, 54/math

Apply for admission to the College.

Up to $2000 per year.

Renewable

Fortisure
Foundation Scholarship

Students pursuing associate of applied science or associate of applied business degrees in information technology who meet one of the following criteria

  • Current Stark State students who have successfully completed one year with minimum GPA 3.5

OR

  • High school students with ACT 25

OR

  • Students with COMPASS scores of 80/writing, 70/math,  90/reading

Apply for admission to the College.

Submit Fortisure Foundation application

Complete FAFSA

Annual amount and number of awards vary.

Renewable.

Dual Enrollment and Early College High School

Minimum GPA 2.5
12 or more credits per semester

Apply for admission to the College.

Annual amount and number of awards vary.

Dual Enrollment Scholarships

Minimum GPA 3.0
Full or part-time students

Apply for admission to the College.

Annual amount and number of awards vary.

Stark State Foundation
Scholarships

GPA 2.0 or greater, traditional or non-traditional student,  may be full- or part-time

Apply for admission to the College.

Complete FAFSA

Annual amount and number of awards vary of awards vary.

Stark State Foundation
Scholarships

(requires additional application)

 
GPA
Graco Engineering Scholarship
3.0
Stacie Cross Paramedic Scholarship
2.0
GCADA Automotive Scholarship
3.0
Roland Kirsch Engineering
2.8

Apply for admission to the College.

Submit separate application by selecting appropriate scholarship link.

Complete FAFSA

Annual amount and number of awards vary.

  • DEGREE-RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS

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    • Administrative Office Technology Scholarship

      Betty Jean Morford Memorial Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to student majoring in administrative office technology (AOT), traditional or non-traditional student, full-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must have completed one semester of full-time coursework. Essay requirement through AOT Department. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships
    • Associate of Arts/Liberal Arts Scholarships

      Ned Saums Memorial Endowed Scholarship --Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student enrolled in a public service major, full-time, minimum GPA 3.0, minimum age requirement 25. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    • Automotive Scholarships

      Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to automotive traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, Stark County resident. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Bridgestone – Firestone Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to automotive traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Canton Carnival of Wheels Automotive Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship -- awarded to automotive traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Stark County Auto Dealers Association (SCADA) Automotive Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to graduates of a Stark County high school or county contiguous to Stark; or employee of a current SCADA-member business; automotive engineering technology major.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association Automotive Annual Scholarship -- minimum GPA 3.0, incoming freshman or current freshman or sophomore student working in a new car dealership in northeast Ohio.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships. Application required.

    • Business Scholarships

      Robert and Hortense Bobbitt Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to a business technology traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5.  Must be employed full- or part-time. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Canton APICS -- awarded to a student majoring in business management or applied industrial technology, traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Robert and Celine Hallier Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to a business technology traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      George W. Lemon Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to traditional or non-traditional diversity student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must be enrolled in business management program, must reside in Stark County.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Daniel Schonhoft and Thomas Presper Accounting Technology Annual Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student enrolled in an accounting major, minimum GPA 2.8. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    • Education Scholarships

      Paul and Susan Feaser Endowed Scholarship -- Must be a mother pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education leading to a teaching certificate.  Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.5.  This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.  Application required.

    • Engineering Scholarships

      Engineering Memorial Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time engineering technology major who has completed a minimum of 34 semester credit hours, minimum GPA 3.0.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      GRACO Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time engineering technology majors who are graduates of a Stark County high school,  minimum GPA 3.0.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships. Application required.

      Robert and Gladys Hinderer Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, and must be an engineering technology major with a cumulative minimum GPA 2.5. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive the scholarship from year-to-year, assisting students in completing their educational goals. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Roland Kirsch Mechanical Engineering Annual Scholarship -- Awarded to a traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time 2nd-year mechanical engineering technology major, minimum GPA 2.8. Application required.

    • Fire Science and Emergency Services Scholarships

      Stacie Cross Annual Paramedic Scholarship -- awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, paramedic major, minimum GPA 2.0. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.  Application required.

      Dominion East Ohio Gas Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, Fire Science majors. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    • Health and Human Services Scholarships

      Akron Children’s Hospital Endowment Scholarship – awarded to a new, first-time student taking 15 credit hours per semester, must reside in Stark or Summit County, must meet two of the following criteria:

      • High school minimum GPA 3.0
      • Top 25% of graduating class
      • ACT composite 22 or higher or qualifying COMPASS scores of 80 reading, 70/English, 54/math

      Scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted and enrolled in the nursing, respiratory therapy or information technology program.  This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0.

      Leon and Helene Albert Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student majoring in health technologies; minimum GPA 3.0.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Allied Dental Health Professionals Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student enrolled in a Dental Health 2-year degree program or a Dental Health Certificate program; minimum GPA 3.0. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Aultman Hospital Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student; minimum GPA 3.0. The student(s) must attend full-time, must reside in Stark County. Awards will be given to students accepted and enrolled in the following programs : Nursing, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Health Information Technology, PTA, OTA, Respiratory Care Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Alice Cain PTA Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and have completed PTA second semester course PTA Procedures 1 (PTA 221) or the equivalent, and maintain a cumulative minimum GPA 2.5. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Katy Hatton, AKA Sara Kaaikaula Endowment Scholarship -- Awarded to a new, first-time student coming directly from a Stark County high school taking 15 credit hours per semester, must reside in Stark or Summit County, and must meet two of the following criteria:

      • High school minimum GPA 3.0
      • Top 25% of graduating class
      • ACT composite 22 or higher or qualifying COMPASS scores of 80/reading, 70/English, 54/math

      Scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted and enrolled in the Human and Social Services Programs. This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0.

      Mel Kallis Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time student majoring in medical laboratory program (MLT), must have completed at least one semester in the MLT Program, minimum GPA 2.7 in technical courses and minimum GPA of 2.5 in general courses.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

      Doris Jean Huston Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student majoring in massage therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy program, minimum GPA 2.6.  Student may reapply for this academic scholarship.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships

      Dr. John and Sheelah Westerbeck Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5, must be majoring in a medical program.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    • Information Technology Scholarships

      Fortisure Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Students pursuing associate of applied science degrees and careers in information technology who meet one of the following criteria

      • Current Stark State students who have successfully completed one year with minimum GPA 3.5

      OR

      • High school students with ACT 25

      OR

      • Students with COMPASS scores of 80/writing, 70/math, 90/reading
    • Oil and Gas Scholarships

      Chesapeake Energy Corporation Student Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, minimum GPA 3.0, enrolled in credit classes in the Oil and Gas program. Consideration given to Military Veterans. This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters as long as the student maintains the eligibility requirements. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN

    Para M. Jones, Ph.D., Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional female student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must be a single parent, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Mary and Joseph Shannon Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional female student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark or Summit County.  Must be majoring in education, law or medical field.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VETERANS

    Roger and Kathleen Mann Veterans Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to a veteran who received an honorable discharge, traditional or non-traditional student, full or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5.  This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships. 

  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PARENTS

    Loew Family Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, must be a legally married parent caring for a dependent child living with you, minimum GPA 2.6. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Jayne Sterner Honorary Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, must be a single parent, preference given to females, cumulative minimum GPA 3.0. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive the scholarship from year-to-year, assisting students in completing their educational goals. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

  • GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    Larry Abel Memorial Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Alumni Class Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to traditional or non-traditional, part- or full-time student, minimum GPA 2.5.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Donald and Pauline Colaner Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full-time student, minimum GPA 2.6, Stark County resident.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Robert DeHoff Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Deuble Foundation Endowed Scholarship – Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    J. Edward and Janet Diamond Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to a new, first-time student taking minimum 12 credit hours per semester coming directly from a Stark County High School, must reside in Stark County, must meet two of the following criteria:

    • High school minimum GPA 3.0
    • Top 25% of graduating class
    • ACT composite 22 or higher or qualifying COMPASS scores of 80 reading, 70/English, 54/math

    This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 12 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0.

    Janet Fisher Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Albert and Edith Flowers Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.8, must reside in Stark County.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    GAR Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Summit County.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Cheryl Van Lehn-Hamilton Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    William Haverlock Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, minimum of 6 credit hours completed, and age requirement over 30 years. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Sharon B. Hays Memorial Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time student, minimum GPA 2.6, Stark County resident. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Hoover Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Kimball Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to a new, first-time student taking minimum 15 credit hours per semester coming directly from High School, must reside in Stark or a surrounding county, must meet two of the following criteria:

    • High school minimum GPA 3.0
    • Top 25% of graduating class
    • ACT composite 22 or higher

    This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0.

    Kismet Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Samuel Krugliak Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    William and Sharon Luntz Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full-time, minimum GPA 2.8, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    John J. McGrath, Ed. D, Presidential Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Walter and Bess McIntosh Memorial Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to a first-generation college student, traditional or non-traditional, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.8. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Ron Miller Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to a new, first-time, Stark State College student taking a minimum 15 credit hours per semester, coming directly from a Stark County High School, must reside in Stark County, and must meet two of the following criteria:

    • High school minimum GPA 3.0
    • Top 25% of graduating class
    • ACT composite 22 or higher

    R. C. Miller Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to a new, first-time student taking minimum 15 credit hours per semester coming directly from a Stark County High School, must reside in Stark County, and must meet two of the following criteria:

    • High school minimum GPA 3.0
    • Top 25% of graduating class
    • ACT composite 22 or higher or qualifying COMPASS scores of 80/reading, 70/English, 54/math

    Scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted and enrolled in the Human and Social Services Programs. This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0.

    Ada and Helen Rank Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.8, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    William and Barbara Schiltz Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to a new, first-time student taking minimum 15 credit hours per semester coming directly from a Stark County High School, must meet two of the following criteria:

    • High school minimum GPA 3.0
    • Top 25% of graduating class
    • ACT composite 22 or higher

    This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0.

    Schiltz Family Charitable Fund Annual Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, graduate of a Stark County High School. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Fred F. Silk Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 3.0, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Margaret Smith Endowed Fund -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time.  This is not an academic scholarship.  The Interfaith Campus Ministry representative utilizes these funds for emergency needs of current students. Student must file their FAFSA before June 1.

    Stark Community Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Student Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.0. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Timken Foundation Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.0. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Jeffery and Brenda Walters Endowed Scholarship -- awarded to a new, first-time student taking minimum 15 credit hours per semester coming directly from a Stark County High School, must meet two of the following criteria:

    • High school minimum GPA 3.0
    • Top 25% of graduating class
    • ACT composite 22 or higher

    This academic scholarship is renewable each year for up to 4 semesters with minimum 15 credit hours completed each semester and a GPA 3.0.

    Charles and Virginia West Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Carroll County or Stark County. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Ervin and Marie Wilkof Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Edward and Ruth Wilkof Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.6, must reside in Stark County.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Dale and Marguerite Young Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full- or part-time, must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours, minimum GPA 3.0.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

  • DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

    GAR Diversity Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to traditional or non-traditional student, full-time or minimum of 6 credit hours part-time, minimum GPA 2.0.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

    Eddie L. and Madeline L. Stevens Diversity Endowed Scholarship -- Awarded to diversity students, non-traditional students, full- or part-time enrollment, and maintain a cumulative minimum GPA 2.5. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive the scholarship from year-to-year, assisting students in completing their educational goals. Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

For Unemployed Students/Non-Pell Grant eligible:

Diebold Foundation Endowed Scholarship – Student must be unemployed and out of school more than 10 years; not Pell-eligible or eligible to receive educational grants, non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

Larry and Ginny Smerglia Endowed Scholarship -- Student must be unemployed and out of school more than 10 years; not Pell-eligible or eligible to receive educational grants, non-traditional student, full- or part-time, minimum GPA 2.5. This academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as student qualifies.  Any student filing their FAFSA before June 1 is automatically considered for Foundation scholarships.

NOTE: New endowed scholarships are added to the appropriate category as the endowment matures and produces funds for disbursement.

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