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Scholarships and Grants

The College Foundation provides qualified North Central State College students with academic, financial need, and general scholarships from 46 endowed and special funds, including emergency funding and loans for college-related expenses. There are scholarships available for new and current students as well as full-time and part-time students. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the College Foundation has awarded more than 110 scholarships and also is providing emergency loans and grants to students in financial need for books, fees, nursing uniforms, and other critical costs of College.

Financial need is a specific qualifier for some scholarships. For an applicant to be considered for a scholarship based on financial need, he or she must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSAs are submitted online at North Central State College's federal school code is 005313 (this needs to be entered on the FAFSA application). Contact the College's Financial Aid Office with questions about FAFSA.



Awarded to current High School Seniors, prior to graduation. To be considered please submit your most recent transcript, Official ACT test scores with your application for admission to North Central State College.

Selection is based on grade average, class rank, and composite ACT score. Students must meet two* of the benchmarks to be offered a scholarship.

*Homeschool students must meet the ACT benchmark.

Apply early to North Central State College to avoid the scholarship fund running out of monies.
Selection of scholarship recipients for the 2014/2015 year ends May 2, 2014
ADS/PSE Eligibility Benchmarks 2014-2015
GPA (weighted) 3.85/4.0 3.0/4.0
Class Rank Top 10% Top 25%
ACT Composite 26 23
To accept the scholarship, please complete and return the “school” copy  of the scholarship agreement to the Financial Aid Office by June 2, 2014. Scholarship eligibility will be reevaluated after final high school transcript is submitted to Admissions.

offered by independent organizations

These scholarships are provided by organizations outside of North Central State College. Please contact these organizations directly to apply for a scholarship.


AAUW Scholarship


Altrusa Club of Ashland Scholarship ( Ashland County Student only)

Ashland County North Central State College Scholarship (Ashland County Student only)

Simmons-Olson, Mark Hightower Nursing Scholarship (nursing student entering their final year at NCSC or AU)


Ashland County Foundation 419-281-4733

Ashland County Community Foundation

This award is given to a non-traditional, returning female student who  is at least 21 years of age and considered independent or will be 24 by December 31, 2014.  She must reside in Richland County.  The student must have completed at least 3 semesters of classes and have a 3.0 GPA.   any major is accepted and student does not have to be full-time


Form can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office at NCSC

  • Submit a copy of last grade notification
  • Submit a copy of Financial Aid Award 2014-15, if applicable
  • Submit  completed application, postmarked no later than November 15, 2014 to:

American Associated of University Women

North Central State College Scholarship

%2045 Farmbroook Drive

Mansfield OH 44904



Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program

North Central State College is a participant in the Choose Ohio Scholarship Program. This scholarship program is part of the state's  strategic effort to significantly strengthen Ohio's position in world  markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and  alternative energy.  The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program awards Ohio colleges, universities and their business partners that have  developed innovative academic programs to recruit and retain more Ohio students into STEMM fields. The funding that they receive is used to offer scholarships for those programs to current and potential students. To date, Choose Ohio First scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students in 28 programs involving 41 Ohio public and private institutions.  

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000 per student, per academic year. The scholarships have leveraged more than $32 million in matching funds from Ohio colleges and universities, and their business partners. The Choose Ohio First scholarship is an investment from the state and is an annual scholarship with renewals  contingent upon the appropriation of future General Assemblies.  

For more information, contact the Office at 419-755-4700 for the VCMT and CISS program, or 419-755-4805 for the BIOS program.

Deadline Extended to August 1, 2014



Cleveland Scholarship Programs

Eligibility: Residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit, Portage, Medina, Lorain, Ashtabula, or Trumble County

Application: Application form is available from the CSP web site at

Deadline: vary

Judy Werner
Scholarship Coordinator
Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc.
200 Public Square, Suite 3820
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-241-5587
Fax: 216-241-6184



Richland County Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation has a long history of making grants for college scholarships. There are more than 50 scholarship funds that support the undergraduate grant program. In addition, scholarships are awarded from Richland County Foundation Unrestricted Funds, as directed each year by the Board of Trustees.
Richland County Foundation’s undergraduate college scholarships are based on financial need. Students must be attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis and maintain primary residency in Richland County, Ohio. New applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to apply. Returning students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
The application deadline is April 1 of each calendar year
Application: Available online: Scholarship application online

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO

 T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO is a compensation and retention program for child care professionals. Active in 23 states, T.E.A.C.H is designed to address education, compensation and turnover issues that affect the early childhood field. Assistance is available for the cost of tuition, books, and related education expenses. Please follow the link for a video about T.E.A.C.H. (“Who's at School Today?”)

Professionals and programs participate in T.E.A.C.H. OHIO by partnering in the professional's goal, fiscal responsibility, and retention. The Program commits to provide higher pay each year to their employees that earn credentials or college credit toward early childhood education degrees. Professionals commit to stay working at their programs while in school and for a period of time afterward.

Scholarships are available for early childhood professionals who want to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialAssociate degree in early childhood education or child development. Bachelor Degree opportunities are available on a very limited basis by region of the state and number offered


Apply here


The Amish Decendants Scholarship Fund

The Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund (ADSF) was founded by a small group of former Amish with big dreams — to help other former Amish realize their dreams of earning a college education. Because the Amish only study to the eighth grade, it is challenging for those who leave the community to pursue a higher education. We hope to offer a helping hand by providing financial assistance and support. For more information about ADSF and how to apply, please visit our website: Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund.


The National Center for Parents
with Disabilities and their Families

Award: Five $1000 awards (nationally competitive)

Eligibility: Must be 21 years of age (as of 3‑16‑09) or younger and have at least one parent with a disability. Selection criteria includes academic performance, community activities and service, letters of recommendation and an essay.


Contact: 800‑644‑266




Mansfield Noon Optimist Club Scholarship

The Mansfield Noon Optimist is proud to announce the availability of four (4) $500 College Scholarships to Richland County residents. 

The Scholarship Criteria is as follows:

1.  Have a permanent home address in Richland County
2.  Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program
3.  Provide two character reference letters
6.  Have a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)
7.  Scholarship grant dollars will be sent directly to the college or university prior to start of fall semester
8.  If finalist, student may be required to meet with scholarship committee for a personal interview

Scholarship application available at the NCSC Financial Aid Office and here

Due:  June 16, 2014



Ron Brown   Scholarship


Focus: Minorities, youth, low-income, higher education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: High school

seniors (the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card); Funding: Each year, a minimum of 10 African-American students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000;

Deadline: Nov. 1.

Purpose: The program identifies African-American high school seniors with the ability to make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Info: Questions, 434/964-1588; e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; for more on the







Most grants are awarded by the Financial Aid Office. The first step towards receiving a grant is completing the financial aid application process.


The feds say no aid for non-essential courses.

The U.S. Department of Education is tightening rules for financial aid eligibility.  For courses to count for financial aid purposes, they must now be required courses listed on your degree audit.

Students can no longer take courses just to increase the amount of their financial aid.  The College’s computer system “knows” what courses are required for your major, and will base the amount of your financial aid only on those.  You may be enrolled in nine credit hours, but if a three-credit hour course is not required for your degree, the computer will calculate your aid on only six hours.

  If you have any questions as to what classes are required for your major, it is imperative that you consult with your faculty advisor or a success coach in the Student Success Center.

Federal Pell Grant

Up to $5645 (for the 2013-2014 year) per year based on degree of need and number of credit hours enrolled

12 or more credit hours is full time
9-11 hours is 3/4 time
6-8 hours is 1/2 time
1-5 hours is 1/4 time


Foundation Ambassador Grant

Awarded to eligible student ambassadors of the College (administered by the College Admissions Office)


Foundation Cardwell-Neer College NOW Grant

For College NOW student graduating with associate degree and transitioning to four-year university (no application is needed; award winner is selected by College NOW Program advisers)


Foundation Tom Carter Memorial Educational Aid Fund

Provides grants for students with financial emergency need (administered by the College Financial Aid Office)


Foundation S.N. and Ada Ford Emergency Aid Fund

Provides grants for students with financial emergency need (administered by Financial Aid Office)


Foundation Necessities Loan Fund

Loan provides for books, uniforms, fees, etc., to students in at least their third College quarter with at least a 2.25 GPA who receive little or no financial aid; loan is forgiven if student graduates from North Central State within four years of first Necessities Fund loan (administered by the College Financial Aid Office)


Establishing a Scholarship Fund with the College Foundation

Endowed Scholarships

The College Foundation encourages the establishment of endowed scholarships, as they are lasting tributes to individuals, organizations, communities, and companies, and provide an opportunity to provide perpetual support for students of North Central State College.

When an endowment scholarship fund is established, the gift is invested in perpetuity, and only the income (generally, interest earnings) from the fund’s principal is available for distribution annually. Endowments may be established with a minimum gift of $10,000, though the greater the investment, the more scholarships that can be awarded.

Annual Scholarships

Annual scholarships are established as a short term gift, often renewable. When a donor establishes an annual scholarship, the entire gift is awarded to a student or students during the current or next academic year. The annual scholarship minimum is $500.

Contact us

To establish a scholarship fund to benefit North Central State College students, please call the College Foundation’s executive director at 419-755-4753.


Current College Foundation Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

This is a listing funds awarded by the College Foundation. Fill out the scholarship application for a chance to receive a distribution from one of these funds.

  • Alumni Association Scholarship+
  • Alumni Legacy Scholarship
  • Ambassador Award
  • Ashland Samaritan Hospital Foundation Scholarship
  • Ryan Bennett Memorial Scholarship+
  • Roy and Nancy Brown Respiratory Care Scholarship+
  • Tom Carter Memorial Education Aid Fund+ *
  • Harry Cobey Foundation Scholarship+
  • Terry Coleman Memorial Scholarship+
  • Cardwell-Neer College NOW Award+
  • College Tech Prep Scholarship
  • William and Kit Cress Memorial Scholarship+
  • Emerson/Therm-O-Disc Scholarship+
  • Entrepreneur Scholarship+
  • Faculty Scholarship+
  • S.N. and Ada Ford Emergency Aid Fund+
  • Galion Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Scholarship+
  • Robert L. Garber Radiography Scholarship +
  • Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation Scholarship
  • Gorman-Rupp Memorial and Civic Fund Scholarship+
  • Gorman-Rupp (Corporate) Scholarship+
  • Gorman Fund Scholarship
  • Sharon Manring Gubkin Memorial Scholarship+
  • Haring Realty Inc. Scholarship+
  • Samo Jenko Memorial Scholarship+
  • Kroger Scholarship+
  • McDonald's Scholarship
  • Mansfield University Fund Ambassador Scholarship of the Richland County Foundation
  • Necessities Loan Fund+ **
  • Orange & Blue Twenty-First Century Scholarship+
  • Physical Therapy Assistant's Scholarship+
  • Phillips Equipment Leasing Co., Inc., Scholarship+
  • Ralph Phillips E Troop Scholarship
  • Donald L. Plotts Scholarship
  • Presidents' Emeritus Scholarship+
  • Burton Preston Scholarship+
  • Rable Machine Company Scholarship
  • Radiology Associates Scholarship
  • Debi Sheaffer Memorial Scholarship+
  • Fran and Warren Rupp Foundation Nursing Scholarship+
  • Bertha Fenner Searle Registered Nursing (ADN) Scholarship+
  • Dr. George Searle Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Scholarship+
  • Robert Stimpert Regional Manufacturing Coalition Scholarship+
  • Urban Center Scholarship (MIMA)
  • Vetter Impact Award+
  • Welsh News Scholarship+

+ Endowed funds

* Student emergency aid funds

** Student loan fund; loan does not have to be repaid if eligible student graduates within four years of accepting the first loan from this fund.

Not listed is the Gimbel Health Chair endowment fund, which supports healthcare faculty professional development and healthcare student tutoring. The Gimbel Health Chair endowment is not a student scholarship or loan fund.









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